The Division of Engineering Materials mainly comprises of Metals & Alloys, Advanced Carbon Products, Polymeric & Soft Materials and Liquid Crystal groups. The objective of this division is to develop materials, processes and technologies for components, devices and systems in the above mentioned areas. The R & D output of this division includes the development of aerospace metallic devices, organic electronic devices and sensors etc. A few of these materials find applications in strategic and industrial areas; General Motors have sponsored a collaborative project to NPL on the development of extrusion technology of Mg alloys for automobile applications. More such industrial linkages with other industries are envisaged for future. In fact, under this division several developmental projects, such as CSIR network, sponsored, grant-in-aid, collaborative and consultancy are successfully being implemented/ completed for different R & D organizations, both in the public and private sectors.