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This report covers a three week visit to the following locations: 1.) A.A. Baikov Institute of Metallurgy of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia; 2.) Institute for Applied Informatics, of the Ukrainian Academy of Science, Kiev, Ukraine; 3.)Engineering Design Center.Cambridge University, Cambridge, England- and 4) Artificial Intelligence Department, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. The visits involved sites whose current research involved either empirical methods for the design of materials and resultant products and/or the development of empirical methods of potential benefit in automating empirical research of materials and/or processing. The report address, for each site, 1) a brief overview of the author's perception of research in material/process discovery methods, 2) a description of each site visited, 3) facilities and assistance 4) research objectives and approach, 5) progress, 6) continuing activities, and 7) potential for further collaboration.


Report # WL-TR-95-4096