Technology Domains

Our Research Engine is fueled by technology and capability. We have deep expertise in many domains, and by assembling interdisciplinary teams across them our ability to find unconventional solutions is unparalleled.

Technology Domains
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Additive Manufacturing
Advancing the state-of-the-art in additive technologies and systems, from design to part, to digitally create the physical
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Artificial Intelligence
Enabling the smart Industrial Internet by connecting minds and industrial machines to create intelligent and user-friendly products
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Biology & Applied Physics
Building creative tools and imaging solutions to shape the future of healthcare, biomanufacturing, biotechnology and adjacent industries
Capabilities for Additive Manufacturing
  • Optics & Photonics
    Developing novel technologies for applications in sensing, data communication, imaging, directed energy systems, and energy conversion
  • Materials & Process Modeling
    Combining the power of physics and data driven models to accelerate the discovery, development and servicing of material solutions and processes
  • Mechanical Systems
    Developing prediction tools and mature components for rotating and reciprocating machines to enable the safe, smooth and efficient transfer of power
  • Mechanical Synthesis
    Developing tools and methods to reduce design iterations from concept to product and optimize producibility from design intent to as-manufactured parts
Capabilities for Artificial Intelligence
  • Human System Interaction
    Researching and developing intelligent, natural user interfaces and visual analytic techniques to enhance and enrich interactions between humans and AI
  • Knowledge Management & Big Data
    Applying semantic modeling, text mining and Big Data to capture and digitize industrial domain knowledge for human and machine use
  • Machine Learning
    Developing and scaling machine learning solutions for industrial applications to facilitate continuous learning, adaptation and improvement in dynamic operating environments
  • Computer Vision
    Enhancing fundamental and applied research to mimic human visualization and interpretation
Capabilities for Biology & Applied Physics
  • Electromagnetics & Superconductivity
    From the creation and manipulation of electromagnetic fields to the design, modeling and use of superconducting and electromagnetic materials
  • Ultrasound Imaging
    Exploring the physics of ultrasound signal generation,  propagation and detection for medical and industrial applications
  • Biomedical Engineering
    Investigating the intersection of human physiology, electronics, chemistry and optics
  • Biosciences
    Working from the molecular scale through human health and disease by building novel technology solutions for cell analysis and imaging applications
  • Radiation Imaging
    Redefining what's possible in X-ray, CT and PET imaging to create innovative solutions for healthcare and industrial inspection
  • Magnetic Resonance Physics
    Combining magnetic resonance physics and systems science to transform image formulation with ultra-high performance technology
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Controls & Optimization
Leveraging controls, estimation, optimization, operations research, and risk management to improve customer outcomes
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Digital Technologies
Delivering business value with foundational systems and applications that digitally manage critical business data and operations
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Edge Computing
Pushing data collection and advanced computational analytics to enable real-time critical applications for fast decision making
Capabilities for Controls & Optimization
  • Business & Risk Analytics
    Developing advanced business analytics to control financial risks, improve performance, and gain key business insights
  • Enterprise Optimization
    Optimizing design, operation, and supply chain decisions for complex business systems to improve yield and reduce costs
  • Real-Time Optimization
    Combining Digital Twins, market data, and optimization algorithms to create supervisory control algorithms that will maximize business outcomes
  • Statistical Signal Processing
    Processing sensor data informed by physics and signal statistics to predict events that drive action and maximize business value
  • Model-Based Controls
    Developing advanced multi-variable model-based control algorithms that leverage online models to provide stability and improve transient performance and operability
  • Estimation & Modeling
    Developing novel models for real-time use in controls, estimation and optimization
Capabilities for Digital Technologies
  • High Performance Computing
    Advancing our complex mechanical systems through our abundant computational infrastructure, numerical modeling and simulation capabilities
  • Digital Thread for Design
    Revolutionizing product engineering by harnessing workflow automation, data management and machine learning to expedite and differentiate engineering outcomes
  • Knowledge Management
    Protecting institutional knowledge through strategic management capabilities and services that are critical for business continuity
  • Portfolio Management
    Connecting the digital thread from ideas, opportunities and proposals to execution and outcomes with real-time analytics and visibility
  • Software Development
    Innovating software solutions in alignment with Agile & FastWorks principles to aid business digital transformation journeys
Capabilities for Edge Computing
  • High Assurance Systems
    Enabling the design, development, and verification of safety critical infrastructure
  • Embedded Computing
    Integrating computation with physical processes to create the joint optimization of algorithms, software and hardware
  • Cybersecurity
    Building an industrial immune system to protect the critical infrastructure that moves and powers the world
  • Industrial Networking
    Developing deterministic and reliable connectivity solutions for the world’s most demanding real-time and safety critical industrial applications
  • 5G
    Ubiquitous and secure connectivity of industrial assets with low latency, high bandwidth, and fast data rates to enable distributed industrial networks of the future
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Electric Power
Pushing the boundaries of electrical technology while accelerating the electrification of products around the world
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Electronics & Sensing
Developing breakthrough electronics and sensing solutions with a focus on extreme integration across technologies, form factors and harsh environments
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Delivering advanced, disruptive material solutions to drive performance, cost and durability across diverse product lines
Capabilities for Electric Power
  • Electrical Machines
    Designing rotating, linear, radial and axial electric machines for applications ranging from kilowatts to multi-megawatts of power
  • Power Electronics
    Providing a breadth of power conversion and distribution solutions across the aviation, healthcare, energy and automotive sectors
  • Electrical Systems
    Integrating multiple energy sources by combining electric machines with mechanical transmissions to simplify controls through sensor-less technology
  • Power Systems
    Delivering transformative analytics and modeling to revolutionize the operations, management and performance of electric power systems
  • Monitoring & Diagnostics
    Implementing advanced sensing solutions for industrial and grid assets by using machines as sensors and algorithms for asset health assessment
Capabilities for Electronics & Sensing
  • Semiconductors
    Developing world-class semiconductor and detector technologies that offer differentiation in applications ranging from power conversion to radiation detection
  • Optics & Photonics
    Developing novel technologies for applications in sensing, data communication, imaging, directed energy systems, and energy conversion
  • MEMS & Microsystems
    Integrating and synchronizing complex measurements to operate in our customer's products within highly constrained environments
  • Electronics Packaging
    Building and implementing technologies both internally and with production partners for medical and industrial applications
  • Microelectronics
    Developing solutions from advanced imaging applications to embedded electronic systems and sensing systems for industrial and aeronautical applications
  • Microfabrication
    Constructing micrometer structures in a world-class cleanroom staffed with experienced unit step leaders, engineers and technicians
Capabilities for Materials
  • Advanced Manufacturing
    Redesigning the manufacturing life-cycle to disrupt industry, enable novel designs and allow creativity to meet production
  • Ceramics
    From synthesis to sintering, we innovate new ceramic products to bring to market across industrial sectors
  • Coatings
    Developing novel and cost-effective coating technologies that enable next generation products, market opportunities, and value
  • Energy Storage & Conversion
    With high performance capabilities and state-of-the-art equipment, we have experience in low and high temperature energy storage and conversion
  • High Voltage Insulation
    Tackling complicated problems of insulation with novel materials and processing technologies to address high voltages arising in harsh power systems
  • Inspection Technologies
    Meeting end-to-end inspection needs with expertise, experience, and state-of-the-art facilities in inspection technologies
  • Magnetic Materials
    Advancing magnetic materials innovation to support energy conversion and power generation across industries
  • Materials Characterization
    Inspecting a material's chemical, microstructure and physical properties to provide quality, market-ready products to meet consumer demands
  • Materials & Process Modeling
    Combining the power of physics and data driven models to accelerate the discovery, development and servicing of material solutions and processes
  • Material Reliability Testing
    Offering world class expertise and capability in assessing and mitigating environmental degradation of materials
  • Optical Materials
    Continuing to lead the successful development of visible LEDs, semiconductor lasers, fluorescent lamps and ceramic scintillators
  • Physical Metallurgy
    Enhancing the microstructure and properties of alloys for demanding manufacturing methods across industries
  • Polymer & Composite Materials
    Leveraging our development and production of complex composite and polymer materials to enable commercialization outcomes
  • Sensing Materials
    Inventing and developing wide-ranging sensing materials and systems to provide solutions across many sectors
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Mechanics & Design
Driving innovation in mechanical technology to improve durability, affordability, efficiency, and power density of industrial products and services
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Robotics & Autonomous Systems
Envisioning a world where service robots work with and for us, shoulder-to-shoulder and over long distances, to drive new levels of productivity and safety across industries
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Software & Analytics
Harnessing the power of computing, data and analytics to enable optimization of industrial assets
Capabilities for Mechanics & Design
  • Durability
    Enhancing the environmental and component durability of our products to extend operating life in the harshest industrial environments
  • Mechanical Systems
    Developing prediction tools and mature components for rotating and reciprocating machines to enable the safe, smooth, and efficient transfer of power
  • Mechanical Synthesis
    Developing tools and methods to reduce design iterations from concept to product and optimize producibility from design intent to as-manufactured parts
  • Probabilistic Design
    Combining test data with advanced mathematical methods to reduce model complexity and achieve optimal designs under engineering uncertainty
  • Structural Mechanics
    Developing methods that minimize weight and cost while maximizing durability and performance in mechanical and electrical hardware
Capabilities for Robotics & Autonomous Systems
  • Electromechanical Systems
    Creating robotic platforms of all types from the initial concept sketches through to the design and development of hardware solutions
  • Autonomy
    Developing intelligent robotic systems by integrating robot perception, learning, and motion planning
Capabilities for Software & Analytics
  • Physical-Digital Analytics
    Leveraging operational data, physical-based simulations and AI models to optimize production, improve quality, reduce costs and yield operational efficiency
  • Industrial Software
    Bringing robust software development practices to interdisciplinary engineering teams to realize faster and more profitable outcomes
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Inventing breakthrough aerodynamic, thermal management and combustion solutions for improved performance, reliability, cost, and environmental impact
Capabilities for Thermosciences
  • Advanced Modeling & Simulation
    Integrating multidisciplinary modeling and advanced simulation techniques to drive design by numerical analysis
  • Aerodynamics Solutions
    Developing advanced technologies for improved aerodynamic, aeromechanical, aerothermal, and aeroacoustics for high performance products
  • Combustion & Propulsion
    Developing high performance solutions for engine applications including dynamics suppression, emissions controls and fuel efficiency
  • Component Heat Transfer
    Utilizing advanced diagnostics with well-developed experimental methods to create innovative aerothermal solutions for component heat transferring processes
  • Thermal Management & Systems
    Designing and validating novel thermal management systems such as heat exchangers, heat pipes and air movers through modeling, simulation, and testing