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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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Learn About Our Research Areas

The areas of research within Texas Materials Institute spans a wide range of topics and expertise and leverages external support of interdisciplinary research and education.

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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 the future innovation in this space.

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Ford Foundation Fellowship Awarded to MS&E Student Daniel Sanchez

Daniel is a member of Dr. Nanshu Lu's research group in his final year of Ph.D. study. He is recognized for his study of "bubbles" in two-dimensional (2D) materials, which are bulged regions of a 2D material flake filled with contaminants trapped at the 2D material-substrate interface. These bubbles are filled contaminants trapped at the interface; where he mainly uses mass spectrometry to study their chemical composition and atomic force microscopy to understand their mechanical behavior. 

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry Goes to John Goodenough of The University of Texas at Austin

John B. Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry — jointly with Stanley Whittingham of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University — “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.”

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Arumugam Manthiram Wins Prestigious Awards

TMI Director, Dr. Arumugam Manthiram, was recently awarded with multiple honors that showcase his dedication to cutting-edge materials education and research.

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MS&E Student Zixuan Li Awarded for STLE Poster

Texas Materials Institute and the Materials Science and Engineering Program are proud to announce that Ph.D. candidate, Zixuan Li, was awarded second place in the Graduate Poster Category at the STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference (TFC) in Chicago this past week for his poster titled: In Situ Study of the Lubrication Mechanism of Phosphonium Phosphate Ionic Liquid in Nanoscale Single-Asperity Sliding Contacts.

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