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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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Deji Akinwande receives Office of Naval Research Funding

Electrical and computer engineering Professor Deji Akinwande, receives Office of Naval Research (ONR) funding for research focused on making computer systems that are energy-efficient and brain-like, specifically by studying a tiny component called an "atomristor." 

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Professor Nicholas Peppas Featured in First Issue of Nature Chemical Engineering

UT Austin Professor Nicholas Peppas, Sc.D. is among a handful of prestigious researchers whose publications are featured in the inaugural issue of Nature Chemical Engineering. The article, A Bright Future in Medicine for Chemical Engineering, is co-authored with Professor Robert Langer, Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Injectable Water Filtration System Could Improve Access to Clean Drinking Water

More than 2 billion people, approximately a quarter of the world’s population, lack access to clean drinking water. A new, portable and affordable water filtration solution created by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin aims to change that.

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Huiliang Wang Awarded NSF Career Award 2024

Dr. Huiliang Wang, an assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering and Texas Materials Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, has been honored with the prestigious NSF Career Award for his project that delves into the creation of new nanoparticles to unravel the mysteries of the brain. This initiative seeks to revolutionize the understanding of brain function through the development of hydrogen-bonded organic frameworks (HOFs) nanoparticles for ultrasound-triggered neuromodulation.

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Yuebing Zheng featured in Photonics Focus

In the realm of scientific innovation, artificial intelligence (AI) is not just a buzzword; it's a transformative force. While the general public explores ChatGPT's capabilities, scientists are harnessing various forms of AI to unlock new materials, unveil hidden trends in big data, and optimize technology designs across disciplines.

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