Texas Materials Institute

The Texas Materials Institute’s (TMI) provides excellent graduate education and research experience in the broad field of materials.

The role of TMI is to be a virtual department that guides the destiny of materials science and engineering at the university without imposing the limitations or boundaries inherent to departmental structures.

TMI provides faculty and students with the instrumentation and associated infrastructure needed to conduct modern materials research and promotes interdisciplinary research in the area of materials at the university.

The institute coordinates all aspects of materials research and education among participating departments. Examples include the Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology (CNM), the Center for Computational Materials, the International Center for Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials (ICNAM), the Microelectronics Research Center (MRC), and the NSF IGERT: Atomic and Molecular Imaging of Interfaces and Defects.

Faculty affiliated with TMI all have appointments in a home department in either the Cockrell School of Engineering or the College of Natural Sciences.