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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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Guihua Yu, Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

A trio of Texas Engineers have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. One of them being our very own, Dr. Guihua Yu!

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Guihua Yu Featured in People Magazine

Dr. Guihua Yu, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, has invented a pioneering water filter to tackle pollution. His breakthrough earned him a feature in People news.

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'Smart Swarms' of Tiny Robots Inspired by Natural Herd Mentality

In natural ecosystems, the herd mentality plays a major role – from schools of fish, to beehives to ant colonies. This collective behavior allows the whole to exceed the sum of its parts and better respond to threats and challenges.

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Yuanyue Liu, ACS 2023 Rising Star

Dr. Yuanyue Liu from the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering has been chosen from over 300 nominations, as part of the top 17 researchers that were presented with the ACS Materials Au: 2023 Rising Star in Materials Science title.

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Cryo-EM Reveals Sodium Metal Battery Degradation Mechanism

A collaborative team of researchers from the Warner group and Guihua Yu Group at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new workflow for cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) characterization of battery materials that has paved the way for new insights into a degradation mechanism of sodium metal batteries, recently published in Advanced Materials.

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