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With over 10,000 square feet of lab space and state-of-the-art instrumentation and equipment, TMI is a world-class hub for materials research.

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Materials Science

Our Materials Science and Engineering program is one of the best in the nation, and our graduates go on to be leaders in their fields.

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Seminar Series

TMI hosts prestigious speakers throughout the year to promote research collaboration and learning across material science and engineering at UT.

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Goodenough Materials Innovation Lectures

In honor of Nobel Laureate Goodenough, this lecture series aims to bring leading experimentalists and theorists engaged in the broad field of materials to illustrate the past and present of materials research, and thereby create a vision for future innovation in this space.

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Magnetic Field Helps Thick Battery Electrodes Tackle Electric Vehicle Challenges

As electric vehicles grow in popularity, the spotlight shines more brightly on some of their remaining major issues. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are tackling two of the bigger challenges facing electric vehicles: limited range and slow recharging.

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Donglei “Emma” Fan Receives NSF Mid-Career Advancement Award

Donglei “Emma” Fan, Associate Professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, has received the National Science Foundation Mid-Career Advancement Award that includes $500,000 in funding.

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Former MS&E Student Awarded 2021 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad

Dr. Jingang Li, a Ph.D. graduate from Materials Science and Engineering Program and Texas Materials Institute at UT Austin, was awarded the prestigious 2021 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad by the China Scholarship Council.

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Dr. Guihua Yu's Lab Featured on Texas Monthly

Dr. Guihua Yu and his students were featured in this months Texas Monthly due to their incredible research on creating a hydrogel that can 'conjure clean drinking water out of thin air.'

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Donglei 'Emma' Fan Selected as Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecturer at John Hopkins University

Donglei ‘Emma’ Fan, associate professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected as the 2022 Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.

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