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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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Texas Engineers Land Semiconductor Grants Through CHIPS Act-Backed NSF Program

A pair of Cockrell School research teams are part of a massive semiconductor grant program from the National Science Foundation that includes funds from industry leaders and the federal CHIPS Act.

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Hot Summer Air Turns into Drinking Water With New Gel Device

For significant portions of the globe faced with water shortage problems a beacon of hope may be on the way: the ability to easily turn hot air into drinking water.

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Breakthrough Oil-Capturing Technology Offers 10x Improvement Cleaning Up Hazardous Spills

To combat the extreme environmental toll of major oil spills, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a new technology that could significantly improve cleanup capabilities compared to today's methods.

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Guihua Yu Recognized as Blavatnik National Awards Honoree

Guihua Yu was one of 28 U.S. researchers under the age of 42 to be named as finalist honorees for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, announced by New York Academy of Sciences.

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Modified Virtual Reality Tech Can Measure Brain Activity

Researchers have modified a commercial virtual reality headset, giving it the ability to measure brain activity and examine how we react to hints, stressors and other outside forces.

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