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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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International Battery Materials Association (IBA) Recognizes Professors John B. Goodenough and Arumugam Manthiram

The International Battery Association (IBA) recognized Professor John B. Goodenough for receiving the 2020 IBA Medal of Excellence and Professor Arumugam Manthiram for receiving the 2020 IBA Research Award.

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Fall 2020 Texas Engineer Magazine

John B. Goodenough's Nobel journey, commercializing breakthroughs, plus a sneak peek inside our newest building – read the stories of our materials engineers in the newest issue of Texas Engineer Magazine! 

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World’s Smallest Atom-Memory Unit Created

Faster, smaller, smarter and more energy-efficient chips for everything from consumer electronics to big data to brain-inspired computing could soon be on the way after engineers at The University of Texas at Austin created the smallest memory device yet. And in the process, they figured out the physics dynamic that unlocks dense memory storage capabilities for these tiny devices.

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Texas Materials Institute Boasts Six Highly Cited Researchers According to 2020 Web of Science Group

Six faculty from Texas Materials Institute have been named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list from the Web of Science Group.

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Self-Watering Soil Could Transform Farming

A new type of soil created by engineers with Texas Materials Institute can pull water from the air and distribute it to plants, potentially expanding the map of farmable land around the globe to previously inhospitable places and reducing water use in agriculture at a time of growing droughts.

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