Advanced Materials Laboratory (AML)

The Advanced Materials Laboratory (AML) is one of seven laboratories that comprise Sandia’s Materials Science and Engineering Center.

About the Facility

This unique Sandia facility is located on the campus of the University of New Mexico (UNM) and provides solutions to a wide range of applications. AML has a strong history of partnerships between Industry, Universities, and the National Laboratories.

AML has expertise in the development of materials and coatings for marine renewable energy. Staff also collaborate with other Sandia programs focused on reliability, non-destructive inspection, modeling and simulation, and systems engineering.

AML has capabilities in:

  • Materials Synthesis and Processing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Precursor Development
  • Composites
  • Polymers
  • Ceramics
  • Metals
  • Corrosion
  • Coatings
  • Materials Characterization & Performance Evaluation

Jim R. McElhanon


Phone: (505) 844-9165