For New Mexico LEEP, we are interested in new materials and their manufacturing methods that can strengthen US capability in national security applications.

Successful innovators have access to Los Alamos National Laboratory’s core capabilities that cross-cut materials processing, characterization, and performance to develop new materials and their manufacturing methods.


Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has core capabilities that cut across areas of materials processing, characterization, and performance under extreme conditions of stress, temperature and/or radiation. Strong capabilities exist in nanostructured materials and systems, additive and other advanced manufacturing processes for metals, plastics, ceramics, and alloys. As well as core staff expertise in materials’ properties and applications, and user facilities for materials characterization and applications (Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies; Los Alamos Neutron Science Center).

Los Alamos National Laboratory specializes in understanding and modeling of materials properties for complex materials and composites, and their application in:

  • advanced systems such as space systems, structural systems, weapons or other radiation environments.
  • applied energy related to hydrogen, fuel cell, gas and liquid separations, geological capture and storage;
  • biotechnology in advanced materials for cell culture, biofuels, bioproduction;
  • sensing specific to neutron, x-ray, or energetic particles; nuclear, lanthanide and actinide materials (advanced nuclear energy, medical radioisotopes, novel magnetic and superconducting materials).

For more information on our capability pillar for Materials for the Future, see https://science-innovation.lanl.gov/pillars/materials-science

For more information on our capability pillar for Nuclear and Particle Futures, see https://science-innovation.lanl.gov/pillars/npf