Protecting Soldiers with Ceramics

Professor Robert Speyer and his research group are investigating novel methods for making body armor strike faces for use by the military and others.

They are studying boron carbide, the third-hardest material on earth, and their research has resulted in patented techniques for making highly effective armor. One outcome of their efforts is Verco Materials LLC, an Atlanta-based startup that produces strike-face armor for personnel protection as well as for ongoing research and development.

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