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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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Ram Manthiram Receives the Inaugural John B. Goodenough Award from The Electrochemical Society

Arumugam Ram Manthiram, professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected as the first recipient of the John B. Goodenough Award of The Electrochemical Society. Read the full announcement here.

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Dr. Guo, Former MS&E Student, Selected for Forbes '30 under 30'

Dr. Nancy Guo, a Ph.D. graduate from Materials Science and Engineering Program and Texas Materials Institute at UT Austin (now a postdoc at MIT), has been selected among 2023 Forbes list "30 under 30" in the Science category. 

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Yuanyue Liu receives the ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry

Yuanyue Liu, Assistant Professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering and Texas Materials Institute, has received the ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry.

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TMI Joins JAXA and NASA for Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2 Mission

The exploration of our Solar System and beyond for celestial bodies (asteroids) that could endanger life on Earth has recently found a renewed interest among astro scientists.

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Magnetic Field Helps Thick Battery Electrodes Tackle Electric Vehicle Challenges

As electric vehicles grow in popularity, the spotlight shines more brightly on some of their remaining major issues. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are tackling two of the bigger challenges facing electric vehicles: limited range and slow recharging.

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