The focus of our research in the Deformation Processes Laboratory is on quantifying our understanding of the link between the structure of engineering materials and their performance in design applications. Our work includes the development of both experimental and simulation techniques, with special attention to coordinating the two to best reach our objectives. We work primarily on polyphase engineering alloys that have application as structural materials in airframes, ships, automobiles and engines. Critical properties, ranging from stiffness to strength to failure, stem from the crystalline structure of these alloys. Establishing a quantitative connection between the structural features at this scale and the macroscopic properties is vital to most effectively using them. Our methodologies attempt to build these connections.