In an effort lead by Matthew S. Mills, PhD, Air Force Research Laboratory - Materials and Manufacturing Directorate; Wright Brothers Institute will be hosting project 'MANTIS' at 444 for at least the next six months.
Machine Accelerated Nanoscale Targeted anIsotropic Structures (MANTIS) will utilize machine learning in tandem with custom written computational electromagnetic solvers.
The two primary goals of MANTIS are to Identify undiscovered metasurface and metamaterial structures with desired properties and run simulations of ultrafast beam propagation in structured materials such as Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibers.
This effort will lead to the discovery of materials heavily desired by the United States Air Force.
Matt will be discussing not only his research, but why computer-based flexibility and an innovation friendly environment can and will drastically improve the speed of research.
The MANTIS team advocated to start it's work at 444, because "the environment is perfect for facilitating cross-directorate and community collaboration" which is innate to this ground-breaking effort.