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Facilities

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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$12M+

In Grant Funding

20+

Research Patents

10K+

Sq. Ft. of Research Labs

News

Arumugam Manthiram Wins the Electrochemical Society’s Battery Division Technology Award

Arumugam Manthiram, Director of Texas Materials Institute and Professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin, is receiving the 2021 Battery Division Technology Award from The Electrochemical Society (ECS).

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Breathing New Life Into Fuel Cells

The demand for clean energy has never been higher, and it has created a global race to develop new technologies as alternatives to fossil fuels. Among the most tantalizing of these green energy technologies is fuel cells. They use hydrogen as fuel to cleanly produce electricity and could power everything from long-haul trucks to major industrial processes.

However, fuel cells are held back by sluggish kinetics in a part of the core chemical reaction that limits efficiency. But, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have discovered new dynamics that could supercharge this reaction using iron-based single-atom catalysts.

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Tanya Hutter Receives L’Oréal-UNESCO Funding for Women in Science

Dr. Tanya Hutter, faculty for the Materials Science and Engineering Program, has been selected as a winner of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science – 2021 Ambassador Fund for her program Women Ahead of Their Time.

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New Method Makes Vital Fertilizer Element in a More Sustainable Way

Urea is a critical element found in everything from fertilizers to skin care products. Large-scale production of urea, which is naturally a product of human urine, is a massive undertaking, making up about 2% of global energy use and emissions today.

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MS&E Student, Colin Yee, Wins First Place For NSMMS & CRASTE Student Presentation

TMI is proud to announce that Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. student, Colin Yee, has received first prize for his presentation at the NSMMS (National Space and Missile Materials Symposium) and CRASTE (Commerical and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange) 2021 Symposia. 

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