A vital part of TMI’s mission is to provide faculty and students at UT Austin with the instrumentation and associated infrastructure needed for state-of-the-art materials research. To fulfill this mission, TMI manages a variety of core central facilities, all of which are supported by a Ph.D.-level facility manager. To find out how to get started using the TMI facilities, you can search the list of available research equipment, get information about rates and billing, or contact our facility managers directly.

If you are interested in instrumentation training, there are now options on UT Learn:

To register for any of these classes: 

  • Login in UTLearn using your UTEID 
  • Do a global search as “TMI” 
  • Select the desired class 
  • Press the “Select a Session” tab 
  • Select “View Details” 
  • Press “Request” 

Materials Analysis and Spectroscopy Facility

The MAS facility provides state-of-the-art instrumentation for analyzing the surface composition of materials, the surface topology, and the crystallinity of materials.

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Cleanroom Nanofabrication Facility

TMI’s cleanroom is a 3,000 square feet facility, class 100 used primarily for lithography processes and class 1,000 for fabrication, etching and materials growth, and testing.

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Electron Microscopy Facility

Established in 2020, this new facility hosts advanced instruments for the analysis of materials and their preparation.

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