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About the Center for Inverse Design

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has established the Center for Inverse Design as an Energy Frontier Research Center. The Center for Inverse Design is pursuing a fundamental and radical change in the approach and methods of materials research.

The conventional approach involves producing a material with some particular atomic structure, then determining its electronic properties. However, in the Center for Inverse Design's novel approach, this conventional approach is turned on its head. We start by considering the specific properties we desire a material to have, then determine its required atomic structure.

Learn more about how the Center is organized to accomplish its mission, and read background information about the four partner institutions and their principal investigators.

You can also contact the Center for Inverse Design if you have questions.