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Research and Development


Black Laboratories, L.L.C. specializes in the development of novel engineering materials and the identification of materials related problems in design and manufacturing. Our core competencies are materials and process development, microstructural characterization, and forensic engineering. We have served as authors and principal investigators for eleven (11) awarded proposals, including SBIR, STTR, and Commonwealth Innovative Technology programs and have won funding from DOE, NavAir/OSD/ONR, NASA, the State of Virginia (Commonwealth Research and Commercialization Fund), and the Department of Homeland Security.

Utilizing the latest examination, measurement and simulation technologies, our goal is to see theoretical concepts through to practical application. Modern analytical methods developed within the last decade have had an enormous impact on materials research and development. This is particularly true with regard to the understanding and control of materials processes. We have teamed with university, government and industrial research organizations to bring these capabilities to bear on engineering problems needed for advancements in basic science, commercial technologies, and in our quality of life.

Current projects target: superconducting materials for the high energy physics community, high-strength alloys for aerospace and automotive designs, and nano-structured materials for environmental remediation.