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With living systems as our inspiration, we seek to achieve rational design of hierarchical materials for complex energy functions based on a predictive understanding of materials synthesis across scales.

The Center for the Science of Synthesis Across Scales (CSSAS) is a multi-institution Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) established in 2018 with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences. CSSAS is housed at the University of Washington and operates in close integration with its institutional partners: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of California San Diego, and the University of Chicago.

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