The Olson research group applies scientific principles to engineering challenges encountered in materials design. By leveraging computational design tools such as CALPHAD, we contribute to significantly reducing materials design & qualification cycles to the same timescale as those of part and assembly design & qualification cycles. This functions towards the goal of concurrent engineering of materials, parts, and assemblies and is aligned with the 2011 Materials Genome Initiative.

Our team work on several sponsored research projects and are involved in several educational/outreach events per year to spread CALPHAD and materials design strategy skills throughout MIT’s community of materials researchers and to the broader community as a whole.