Research Priorities of the Supporting Industries Program

Linking Industrial R&D Needs

by Richard Silberglitt, David R. Howell, Lance Sherry

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The U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies (DOE/IT) program supports partnerships with industries interested in developing new technologies to improve energy efficiency and productivity. This study identifies significant multiple-industry research challenges in materials and materials processing that involve five industries in the DOE/IT Supporting Industries (SI) program — advanced ceramics, forging, heat treating, powder metallurgy and particulate materials, and welding and joining. RAND created and analyzed a database of performance targets, research needs, research projects, and areas of research that cut across multiple industries to identify links between the SI program and other DOE/IT programs. These links could potentially form the basis for alliances to facilitate the achievement of research goals. The links also define those areas in which DOE/IT programs can leverage their funds by working together. The authors also describe a navigational tool they developed to facilitate browsing the database to better identify and analyze links among research needs in multiple industries.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    Project Objective and Role of the Supporting Industries Program

  • Chapter Three

    Definition of Analysis Elements and Links Between R&D Needs and Research Projects

  • Chapter Four

    Database Characteristics and Analysis

  • Chapter Five

    Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials Example

  • Chapter Six

    Database Navigator

  • Chapter Seven

    MIRN Category Links Analysis

  • Chapter Eight

    Conclusions and Recommendations

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