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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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Jean Anne Incorvia named 2023 APL Rising Star

Applied Physics Letters has introduced the APL Rising Stars Collection and APL Rising Star Award to spotlight early career principal investigators making strides in applied physics. Dr. Jean Anne Incorvia has been unveiled as the first recipient, recognizing her impactful contributions to the field.

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Delia Milliron receives 2023 NSEF Forum Award

In recognition for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of nanoscale science and engineering in the field of chemical engineering, Delia Milliron has received the Nanoscale Science and Engineering 2023 NSEF Forum Award.

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Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers 2023

Congratulations to the 10 faculty affiliated with the Texas Materials Institute that were acknowledge by Clarivate as Highly Cited Researchers for 2023.

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Delia Milliron receives 2023 Materials Research Society (MRS) Medal Award

Delia Milliron, the Ernest Cockrell, Sr. Chair #1 in engineering and department chair in chemical engineering, has received the Materials Research Society’s 2023 MRS Medalwhich recognizes an exceptional achievement in materials research, or a specific outstanding recent discovery or advancement, that is expected to have a major impact on the progress of a materials‐related field.

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Laser Technology Cools the Way for Cellular Surgery and Drug Delivery

Imagine a laser so gentle it can cradle nanoparticles, biological cells, and even drive drug-delivering microscopic vehicles to sick cells without causing harm. This isn't science fiction; it's a new innovation led by a team of scientists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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