Researchers in the MMM Lab will participate in a NASA-funded Space Technology Research Institute (STRI), which will rmars_base1eceive $15M over the next five years. The Institute for Ultra-Strong Composites by Computational Design (US-COMP) is a multidisciplinary team of 22 faculty members led by Greg Odegard  (Michigan Tech), Mike Czabaj (University of Utah), Richard Liang (Florida State), and John Hart (MIT). The purpose of US-COMP is to develop and deploy a carbon nanotube-based, ultra-high strength, lightweight aerospace structural material by relying largely on computational design. A full press release can be found here.