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Texas Materials Institute

The Texas Materials Institute at the University of Texas at Austin was established in 1998 to ensure that UT-Austin achieves excellence in graduate education and research 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 on the UT campus without imposing the limitations or boundaries inherent to departmental structures.

TMI serves faculty and students on the UT-Austin campus as the Organized Research Unit for materials research and to provide the necessary infrastructure needed to conduct modern materials research. 

The Texas Materials Institute administers The Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program, which offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. TMI recruits graduate students for this program, ensures appropriate coursework is available to educate scientists and engineers in the fundamentals of the field, provides research opportunities for these graduate students, and handles all associated administrative needs.

TMI promotes interdisciplinary research in the area of materials at UT-Austin and to help coordinate all aspects of materials research and education among the participating departments. Examples include the Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology (CNM) and the Microelectronics Research Center (MRC). The faculty affiliated with TMI all have appointments in a home department in either the Cockrell School of Engineering or the College of Natural Sciences.

ANSLYN, ERIC V Yes
Eric V Anslyn
Professor
Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry | Distinguished Teaching Professor

512-471-0068
NHB 5.114A
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BARD, ALLEN J
Allen J Bard
Professor
Norman Hackerman - Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry

512-471-3761
WEL 2.426
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BROWN, RICHARD M JR
R. Malcolm Brown Jr.
Professor Emeritus
Johnson & Johnson Centennial Chair in Plant Cell Biology

CAMPION, ALAN
Alan Campion
Professor
Dow Chemical Company Endowed Professorship in Chemistry | Distinguished Teaching Professor

512-415-8610
WEL 3.132C
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CHELIKOWSKY, JAMES R
James R Chelikowsky
Professor, Core Faculty
W. A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Computational Materials

Computational materials science; solid state physics.
512-232-9083
POB 4.324
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CHEN, JONATHAN Y
Jonathan Y Chen
Professor, Renewable Fiber and Composite Laboratory Coordinator, Professor
512-471-0633
GEA 304
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COWLEY, ALAN H
Alan H Cowley
Professor Emeritus
The Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry

CROOKS, RICHARD M
Richard M Crooks
Professor
The Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry (Materials Chemistry)

512-475-8674
NHB 5.112A
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DE LOZANNE, ALEJANDRO L
512-471-5544
RLM 13.204
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DEMKOV, ALEXANDER A
Alexander A Demkov
Professor, Core Faculty
Condensed matter theory; physics of electronic materials; surfaces, interfaces, thin films and devices; novel materials, quantum transport
512-471-1153
RLM 13.206
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DOWNER, MICHAEL W
Michael W Downer
Professor
Professorship in Physics #2 | Distinguished Teaching Professor

Femtosecond spectroscopy in condensed matter and plasmas; surface nonlinear optics; plasma-based particle accelerators
512-471-6054
RLM 10.320
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ERSKINE, JAMES L
James L Erskine
Professor
Trull Centennial Professorship in Physics #2

Experimental solid-state physics; thin film magnetism; surface physics; applications of synchrotron radiation
512-471-1464
RLM 13.212
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FIETE, GREGORY A
Gregory A Fiete
Professor
Condensed matter theory, Theory of quantum matter and correlated electrons at the nanoscale.
512-232-8084
RLM 7.328
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HENKELMAN, GRAEME A
Graeme A Henkelman
Professor, Core Faculty
George W. Watt Centennial Professorship

512-471-4179
WEL 3.426
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IVERSON, BRENT L
Brent L Iverson
Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies, Professor
Warren J. and Viola Mae Raymer Professorship | Distinguished Teaching Professor | The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers Fellow

512-475-7000
MAI
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JAFFE, DANIEL T
Daniel T Jaffe
Vice President for Research, Professor
Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professorship in Astronomy

512-471-2877
FAC 426
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KETO, JOHN W
John W Keto
Professor
Reactions and radiative processes of excited atoms and molecules; laser spectroscopy; high power lasers; clusters and nanoparticles.
512-471-4151
RLM 10.315
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KRISCHE, MICHAEL J
Michael J Krische
Professor
The Robert A. Welch Chair in Science

512-232-5892
WEL 5.120A
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LAI, KEJI
Keji Lai
Associate Professor
Experimental condensed matter physics; nanoscale electromagnetic imaging; complex oxides; nano-materials; transport in low-dimensional syste
512-475-9128
RLM 12.212
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LI, XIAOQIN
Elaine Li
Professor
Ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopy in condensed matter; quantum dynamics and control in nanostructures; experimentalist.
512-471-2063
RLM 13.318
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MACDONALD, ALLAN H
Allan H Macdonald
Professor
Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents Chair in Physics #1

Condensed matter theory
512-232-7960
RLM
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MAKAROV, DMITRII E
Dmitrii E Makarov
Professor, Core Faculty
512-471-4575
WEL 3.132A
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MARDER, MICHAEL P
Michael P Marder
Professor, Executive Director - UTeach
Mechanics of solids; Condensed matter theory
512-471-3612
RLM 14.212
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MARKERT, JOHN T
John T Markert
Professor
Distinguished Teaching Professor

Magnetism and superconductivity in oxides and heavy fermion systems; high temperature superconductivity
512-471-1039
RLM 13.314
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ORBACH, RAYMOND L
Raymond L Orbach
Professor-Modified Service
512-471-0204
ETC
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RAIZEN, MARK G
Mark G Raizen
Professor, Professor of Pediatrics
Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents Chair in Physics #2

Experimental atom optics
512-471-0883
RLM 14.202
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Roberts, Sean
Sean T Roberts
Assistant Professor
Energy Migration in Excitonic Materials, Dynamics at Surfaces & Interfaces, Nonlinear Spectroscopy
512-475-9450
WEL 3.120B
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ROSE, MICHAEL Yes
Michael Rose
Associate Professor
Synthetic Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, Solar Fuels Energy Conversion, Heavy Main Group
512-471-4456
WEL 4.420
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SHEAR, JASON B
Jason B Shear
Professor
512-232-1454
NHB 3.346
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SHIH, Chih-Kang
Chih-Kang Shih
Professor
Dr. Arnold Romberg Endowed Chair in Physics

Nanoscale electronic materials; quantum engineering of metallic nanostructures
512-471-6603
RLM 13.220
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SITZ, GREG O
Greg O. Sitz
Professor
Elizabeth B. Gleeson Professorship in Physics | Distinguished Teaching Professor

Experimental studies of the dynamics of gas-surface interactions
512-471-0701
RLM 10.313
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SWINNEY, HARRY L
Harry L Swinney
Professor Emeritus
Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents Chair in Physics #3

Nonlinear dynamics; chaos; pattern formation; dynamics of internal gravity waves in the oceans and of growing bacterial colonies.
TSOI, MAXIM
Maxim Tsoi
Professor
Condensed matter experiment; nanostructures; spintronics
512-232-7962
RLM 13.308
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Vanden Bout, David A.
David A. Vanden Bout
Senior Associate Dean, Professor
512-232-0677
WCH
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WEBB, LAUREN J
Lauren J Webb
Associate Professor
WILLSON, CARLTON G
C. Grant Willson
Professor
Rashid Engineering Regents Chair

512-471-4342
NHB
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YAO, ZHEN
Zhen Yao
Associate Professor
Nanostructures and Mesoscopic Physics; Condensed Matter; Experimentalist
512-471-1058
RLM 13.208
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