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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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Guihua Yu Receives Prestigious Hackerman Award for Innovative, Wide-Ranging Research in Nanotechnology

Cockrell School of Engineering professor Guihua Yu, a materials scientist and engineer in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering and in UT’s Texas Materials Institute and Energy Institute, has received the 2022 Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research from The Welch Foundation

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UT Battery Leaders Get Funding for Next-Generation Research

A research team from The University of Texas at Austin featuring battery luminaries John Goodenough and Arumugam Manthiram has secured a grant as part of the Battery500 consortium to continue their groundbreaking work.

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Sodium-based Material Yields Stable Alternative to Lithium-ion Batteries

University of Texas at Austin researchers have created a new sodium-based battery material that is highly stable, capable of recharging as quickly as a traditional lithium-ion battery and able to pave the way toward delivering more energy than current battery technologies.

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MSE Graduate Students Jingang Li and Xiao Zhang Win MRS Awards

UT Materials Science and Engineering graduate student Jingang Li was awarded the Silver Materials Research Society Award, and Materials Science and Engineering graduate student Xiao Zhang was awarded Gold Materials Research Society Award.

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Texas Materials Institute Boasts Nine Highly Cited Researchers According to 2021 Web of Science Group

Texas Materials Institute is proud to announce that nine of our faculty have been named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list from the Web of Science Group and Clarivate.

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