John Lewandowski receives three Department of Defense grants for more than $1.3 million

John J. Lewandowski, the Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Metallurgy in the DepJohn J. Lewandowskiartment of Materials Science and Engineering, received three grants from the U.S. Department of Defense within the last few weeks totaling more than $1.38 million.

Two grants—one from the Army and the other from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency—focus on amorphous metals (i.e. metallic glass) and their exceptional strength and corrosion resistance, which makes the materials ideal for use in various defense application systems. The third grant, from the Navy, targets the way aluminum alloys function under extreme conditions.