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Participate in the selection, qualification, testing, and Failure Analysis of materials and processes, prepare technical and progress reports on assigned tasks, prepare specifications, evaluate suppliers and analyze test reports.

More Uses of the Materials Science Toolkit:

  • Warrant that your team complies;
  • Ensure you arrange; lead with expertise in transitioning, maturation, and implementation of laboratory based technologies into products.

  • Become the expert in technical leadership or process/ Equipment Qualification and development methodologies.

  • Ensure you win; lead technology development and Materials Science group and work closely with Supply Chain and process engineers working on developing process equipment and automation technology with process development.

  • Determine ways to strengthen or combine materials or develop new materials with new or specific properties for use in a variety of products and applications.

  • Perform materials analysis on a wide range of sample types utilizing multiple techniques and instrumentation.

  • Ensure you transform; lead experimentation, development, prototyping, and testing of new materials, new products, and new applications.

  • Manage work with reliability engineering and testing to recreate failure modes that are intermittent or hard to replicate.

  • Organize: interface internally with design engineers, reliability engineers, and Quality Engineers in support of risk mitigation and Product Development review efforts.

  • Drive root cause understanding to improve yield, extend asset life, Reduce Costs, improve product attributes and enable new products.

  • Be accountable for analyzing the root cause of a wide variety of failures related to issues arising in development, manufacturing and use of engineered systems.

  • Devise: plan laboratory experiments to confirm feasibility of processes and techniques used in the production of materials with special characteristics.

  • Coordinate with other disciplines as Design Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Engineering, and Procurement.

  • Analyze operations variances consulting with appropriate team members to validate and make appropriate changes.

  • Be cross trained on all fabrication, processing, manufacturing, material analysis, and device testing instruments.

  • Manage: review screening and test data received from manufacturers and test laboratories for compliance to specifications, purchase order requirements, and program contract compliance.

  • Be accountable for inspecting, analyzing,and testing to address the specification, reliability and safety of energy storage systems in a variety of applications from consumer products to grid storage.

  • Acquire, analyze, and interpret moderately complex data; operate laboratory equipment; assemble, repair, and maintain experimental apparatus.

  • Ensure you execute; lead Failure Analysis activities for incidents originating from reliability testing for New Product Development and from fielded systems.

  • Develop materials laboratory capabilities and analysis methods to qualify new materials and process methods for high density electronics applications.

  • Warrant that your enterprise provides guidance to resolve material characterization, processing, fabrication, manufacturing problems and unexpected failures of components and/or materials.

  • Be accountable for applying concepts, principles, theories, and methods for developing appropriate materials analysis protocols.

  • Deliver booking and revenue for Life Science products consistent with allocated quarterly target/yearly budget.

  • Utilize environmental testing equipment, HALT and other methods to be able to precipitate failures as a precursor to in depth Failure Analysis.

  • Determine system level Performance Requirements and develop fundamental system knowledge through experimentation and Process Optimization.

  • Audit: research the existing testing standards and design suitable experiments for the material of each component.

  • Be accountable for maintaining a capability development effort to ensure that cutting edge research tools are available for the research community.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Materials Science Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Materials Science related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Materials Science specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Materials Science Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Materials Science improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Is there a Materials Science Communication plan covering who needs to get what information when?

  2. How will success or failure be measured?

  3. How do your measurements capture actionable Materials Science information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?

  4. What is the estimated value of the project?

  5. What are the personnel training and qualifications required?

  6. What is the big Materials Science idea?

  7. How can you best use all of your knowledge repositories to enhance learning and sharing?

  8. Who, on the executive team or the board, has spoken to a customer recently?

  9. In the past few months, what is the smallest change you have made that has had the biggest positive result? What was it about that small change that produced the large return?

  10. How do you set Materials Science stretch targets and how do you get people to not only participate in setting these stretch targets but also that they strive to achieve these?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Materials Science book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Materials Science self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Materials Science Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Materials Science areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Materials Science Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Materials Science projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Materials Science Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Materials Science project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Materials Science project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Materials Science project team have enough people to execute the Materials Science project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Materials Science project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Materials Science Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Materials Science project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Materials Science project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Materials Science project with this in-depth Materials Science Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Materials Science projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Materials Science and put Process Design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Materials Science investments work better.

This Materials Science All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.