The field of Advanced Manufacturing and Materials is concerned with the development of new, high-tech materials coupled with innovations in the manufacturing processes needed to produce them. Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Engineers must understand a material’s physical, chemical, and processing properties, and, how to modify these properties to fit a particular use. This field has allowed us to harness micro and Nano properties of materials and create “smart” polymer materials that can heal themselves when damaged. Of course once these new materials have been created, new high-tech manufacturing processes must be developed and put into operation in order to produce them on a mass scale. To do this cutting-edge work, these professionals must have a strong understanding of Chemistry, Physics, and Advanced Technologies. Learn more about Advanced Manufacturing and Materials by watching the Career profile video below.