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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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Filippo Mangolini Receives NSF Career Award

Professor Filippo Mangolini, assistant professor in the Texas Materials Institute and Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to receive a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).This award is the most prestigious honor offered by NSF’s CAREER Program and provides up to five years of funding to junior faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of their organizations’ missions.

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Guihua Yu Recognized for Pioneering Work Utilizing Nanotechnology for Energy Storage and Water Sustainability

Guihua Yu, associate professor of materials science and mechanical engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, is the recipient of the 2021 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas).

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MS&E Student Youhong Guo Wins MRS Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Youhong (Nancy) Guo, a materials science and engineering graduate student in Texas Materials Institute at UT Austin, received the prestigious MRS Graduate Student Award for best materials science graduate research at the 2020 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting.

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Raluca Gearba-Dolocan Receives Cockrell School Staff Excellence Award

Texas Materials Institute Facility Manager, Raluca Gearba-Dolocan, has been awarded a Cockrell School 2020 Staff Excellence Award.

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Filippo Mangolini Receives Cockrell School Faculty Award

Materials Science and Engineering faculty, Filippo Mangolini, has been awarded the Cockrell School Dean's Award for Outstanding Engineering Teaching by an Assistant Professor. This award recognizes outstanding performance by an Assistant Professor and aims to promote exceptional teaching early in a faculty memebers career. 

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