CMPD generates and manages in-process, transient materials property data used in process modeling and simulation. Our goal is to provide access to greater amounts of high-quality, pre-competitive data at substantially lower cost than stand-alone methods can provide.

  • Member organizations benefit from shared expertise, collaborative quality assurance, and development and use of best practices for qualifying data needed for modeling materials.
  • CMPD is member-driven and its portfolio of projects is determined by the industry membership.
  • Our vision is to be the premiere platform for accessing pedigreed transient materials data for use as input to existing and new models.

 CMPD Membership includes:

  • Bi-annual workshop meetings
  • Networking
  • Access to new and rare materials data
  • Access to materials expertise at UConn, WPI, and UBuffalo
  • An opportunity to select CMPD projects

CMPD Development and Focus Areas:

  • Program development, outreach, industry education, and communications for collaborative projects
  • Content structures and taxonomies for materials information
  • Concept development, design, and implementation of materials data programs
  • Materials data development, management, and networking
  • Advanced modeling and characterization evaluation

Areas of Expertise Include:

  • Advanced materials characterization methods
    • Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM, FIB, EBSD, in situ EM)
    • Optical Microscopy (Zygo, metallography, petrography)
  • Nano-scale characterization (hardness, stress-strain, modulus)
  • Materials performance measurement (mechanical – fatigue, creep; electrochemical – corrosion)
  • Rapid solidification: metallic glasses, additive manufacturing
  • Deformation-driven phase transformations
  • Computational thermodynamic and kinetic modeling

Types of Materials:

  • Functional materials
  • Electronic materials
  • Light Metals (Al, Mg, Ti)
  • Ferritic Metals
  • Refractory Ceramics 



 The Facilities

Members have access to the vast resources available at our partner universities, as well as the data infrastructure and capabilities of ASM International.