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Manufacturing Masterminds Q&A With Andriy Zakutayev: Materials Architect Builds New, Energy-Efficient Devices One Atom at a Time

The new Manufacturing Mastermind series showcases some of NREL's outstanding researchers in advanced manufacturing. Raised in Ukraine, Andriy Zakutayev, a materials scientist at NREL, shares how the war impacts his professional life, what it’s like spray painting atoms to make new superconductors, and how materials have memories. Read his Q&A in the latest Manufacturing Masterminds profile!

Andriy Zakutayev

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A new virtual 360-degree tour is available! Take a look at the tools and capabilities of NREL's advanced manufacturing facilities, especially with regard to power electronics fabrication, prototyping, validation, and application.

The scientific and engineering research in NREL's Advanced Manufacturing Program is focused on the identification and development of advanced materials and advanced processes that drive the impact of new energy technologies. Our world-class manufacturing analysis yields insights that support industry decisions about R&D targets, investment strategies, and policy evaluation.

NREL partners with industry members to bridge innovation gaps in advanced manufacturing research, helping to accelerate the commercialization of next-generation technologies and processes. We also have facilities dedicated to the R&D needs of manufacturers and other facilities that have the flexibility to adapt to those needs.