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  • Materials with unprecedented properties are being tailored atom by atom at Cornell, which has been a pioneer in materials research. Fundamental advances in the characterization of materials are enabling new understanding of structure-property relationships. Some anticipated themes include further emphasis on computationally designed materials; increased functionality by convergence and integration of biological, organic, electronic and structural materials; creation of self-assembly methods allowing materials to build themselves; and tailoring of interfaces to produce nanocomposites.