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

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The areas of research within Texas Materials Institute spans a wide range of topics and expertise and leverages external support of interdisciplinary research and education.

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New Tools for Atomic-Level Research Arrive at Texas Engineering

The universe around us is composed of atoms, and their structures and reactions are the fundamental drivers of how materials and organisms behave. A new facility gives researchers at The University of Texas at Austin the ability to explore their projects all the way to that single atom level.

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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 the future innovation in this space.

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Decades-Old Mystery of Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Solved

For years, researchers have aimed to learn more about a group of metal oxides that show promise as key materials for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries because of their mysterious ability to store significantly more energy than should be possible. An international research team, co-led by The University of Texas at Austin, has cracked the code of this scientific anomaly, knocking down a barrier to building ultra-fast battery energy storage systems.

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TMI Postdoc Zilong Wu Receives Baxter Young Investigator Award

Zilong Wu, a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Yuebing Zheng's research group and a former Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. student, received the 2020 Baxter Young Investigator Award. He will be honored at an awards ceremony hosted by Baxter on Novermber 12, 2020.

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