TMI provides infrastructure and organization support to various research and educational initiatives that promise significant growth opportunities, especially via external support of interdisciplinary research and education. The materials research at UT Austin spans a wide range of experimental and computational modeling activities involving metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composites.

Our specific focus includes: clean energy materials (solar cells, fuel cells, rechargeable batteries, and supercapacitors), nanomaterials and nanotechnology, structural materials, microelectronics materials, condensed matter physics, polymer science and engineering, and computational materials science. Within these broad fields, over 100 faculty and their students are conducting research in the areas of materials synthesis and processing, advanced materials characterization, prototype device fabrication, property and performance evaluation, and computational modeling/simulation with state-of-the art facilities.