The Array of Services

From the Simplest to the Most Complex Ones:

Consulting Services for Clients with limited Expertise in the Area of Materials Science and Engineering, ranging from Scientific and Technical Inquiries to Legal Advice and Assistance in Matters of Legal Dispute. 

Consulting Services for Clients engaged in the R&D Process that seek assistance in performing effective Scientific and Technical Literature sweeps, writing Proposals for Grants or need coaching for writing Papers targeting the publication in Scientific Journals and / or Patent Filing.  Statistical Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation and Statistical Process Optimization is offered for Clients with insufficient background in the Statistical Optimization Area. 

Ars Materialis Consulting Services specialize on Projects that span the complete suite for the Pathfinding, the Design and the Engineering of Advanced Functional Materials, and this includes proposals on the Chemistry of Interest Pathfinding and Identification, the Design of the Synthesis Routes, the Structural Characterization Methods, the Materials Testing Methods and the overall Process Development. 

The Chemistry of Interest Pathfinding and Identification proposes the Path for identifying suitable candidate(s) based on the desired Functional and Structural Parameters of the Material. It also screens the candidates and identifies the few best choices of a Chemical Compound or Material for any given Advanced Functional Material Application. Custom tailored Classical Material Choices or Original New Material Choices are identified, evaluated for feasibility and ultimately proposed for any particular Advanced Functional Material Application.

The Design of the Sequential Step by Step Synthesis Route is proposed as an optimized path for Cost, Time Span and Simplicity. In many Applications, the Advanced Functional Materials need to have particular Morphological Features that are of utter importance and need to be considered beforehand the design of the Sequential Step by Step Synthesis Route.

Structural Characterization Methods are optimized for each Sequential Step in order to provide the maximum of information with the minimum use of material and technical resources. A clear assessment of these Characterization Methods provides the Client with a clear picture of the type of data that is acquired and what is the gain by employing the proposed Characterization Methods. 

Materials Testing Methods propose Analytical Methods for testing the Capabilities of the New Materials in the desired Function and Application. It represents a very important step that ultimately validates all the Functional Features desired in the targeted Application, while being optimized for Cost and Time Span. 

The Process Development task includes a suite of actions that span Process Control  (Monitor Type Identification, 6-Sigma methodology, Response Flow Charts design, Material Disposition Setup, Failure Mode Analysis, etc) and overall Process Optimization (Design of Experiments, Statistical Data Collection, Statistical Data Analysis and Interpretation). Also, it includes proposals on Equipment related issues and guidance on the various types of Specifications needed for the Process.