The Weihs Group performs research that aims to understand the interplay between materials processing, microstructure, properties, and performance for a variety of structural applications. These applications include lightweight body armor, vibration damping, heat transfer, and structural energetics. The materials explored in these projects include lightweight magnesium alloys, stainless steel, copper, and amorphous thin films composed of Al, Ti, Cu, and Zr. These materials are processed using a variety of techniques, such as extrusion, rolling, weaving, and DC magnetron sputtering. The resulting microstructures and properties are examined using a wide suite of electron and optical microscopy, mechanical testing, and X-ray techniques.