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Facilities

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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$12M+

In Grant Funding

20+

Research Patents

10K+

Sq. Ft. of Research Labs

News

Metals Supercharge Promising Method to Bury Harmful Carbon Dioxide Under the Sea

There's a global race to reduce the amount of harmful gases in our atmosphere to slow down the pace of climate change, and one way to do that is through carbon capture and sequestration — sucking carbon out of the air and burying it. At this point, however, we're capturing only a fraction of the carbon needed to make any kind of dent in climate change.

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Hydrogel Tablet Can Purify a Liter of River Water in an Hour

As much as a third of the world’s population does not have access to clean drinking water, according to some estimates, and half of the population could live in water-stressed areas by 2025. Finding a solution to this problem could save and improve lives for millions of people, and it is a high priority among scientists and engineers around the globe.

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Jim Chelikowsky Receives TMS John Bardeen Award for 2021

Dr. Jim Chelikowsky has been awarded The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) John Bardeen Award for 2021. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions and are leaders in the field of electronic materials.

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TMI Director, Arumugam Manthiram, Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek published a cover story recently that highlights Texas Materials Institute and Materials Science and Engineering program Director, Arumugam Manthiram, for his work with batteries. The article dives into developments on cleaner batteries and highlights Manthiram’s research and journey. You can see the full article on the Bloomberg Businessweek website here

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Arumugam Manthiram Wins the Electrochemical Society’s Battery Division Technology Award

Arumugam Manthiram, Director of Texas Materials Institute and Professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin, is receiving the 2021 Battery Division Technology Award from The Electrochemical Society (ECS).

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