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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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Scientist Breaks New Ground in Human-Robot Harmony with 'E-Tattoos' and 'E-Skins'

In a bid to create a more sustainable and interconnected world, Dr. Nanshu Lu, a prominent researcher in the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department and part of the affiliated faculty at TMI at UT Austin, is set to reveal groundbreaking innovations in flexible electronics. 

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Hydrogel-Based EEG Shows Promise for Sleep Monitoring

Electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring has been around since the 1920s and is widely used by researchers and medical practitioners alike. Though the standard technology is outdated and can be burdensome on the patient with unprecise recordings. UT Austin Biomedical Engineering researchers aim to change that with innovative technology to improve EEG technology for sleep monitoring.

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Single Iron Atom Catalyst Breakthrough: Key Step Revealed in Boosting Renewable Energy Efficiency

In a breakthrough for renewable energy, scientists at Texas Materials Institute have uncovered a pivotal step in the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) that is fundamental to various clean energy technologies.

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Jean Anne Incorvia named 2023 APL Rising Star

Applied Physics Letters has introduced the APL Rising Stars Collection and APL Rising Star Award to spotlight early career principal investigators making strides in applied physics. Dr. Jean Anne Incorvia has been unveiled as the first recipient, recognizing her impactful contributions to the field.

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Delia Milliron receives 2023 NSEF Forum Award

In recognition for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of nanoscale science and engineering in the field of chemical engineering, Delia Milliron has received the Nanoscale Science and Engineering 2023 NSEF Forum Award.

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