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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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Professor Deji Akinwande Elected as 2023 MRS Fellow

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Deji Akinwande, has been elected for the 2023 Class of MRS Fellows by the Materials Research Society (MRS).

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James Chelikowsky Wins Feynman Prize

James R. Chelikowsky, Director of the Center for Computational Materials at the Oden Institute, has received the 2022 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for Theory. 

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Ram Manthiram Receives the Inaugural John B. Goodenough Award from The Electrochemical Society

Arumugam Ram Manthiram, professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected as the first recipient of the John B. Goodenough Award of The Electrochemical Society. Read the full announcement here.

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