Tremendous potential exists for the growth of metal finishing industry in this century through the development of processes that are either environmentally friendly or are applicable at the nano scale. In the CEE the theoretical and experimental studies are performed to achieve such coatings. Nanostructured alloys and innovative composite materials were developed through adaptation of existing bath chemistries. Pulse currents were used as and economical method to grow nanostructured materials. Superior performance of the coatings developed at CEE has earned continuous support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and American Electroplaters and Surface Finisher’s Soceity (AESF).