The institute represents what UT Volunteers do best—we are creating a more just, prosperous, and sustainable future through our research, scholarship, and creative activities, and it is our people that are the differentiator. Together, our efforts will make real and sustained impacts to make life and lives better.”—Deborah Crawford, UT Vice Chancellor for Research
Advance understanding of matter and how it is made, and facilitate the translation of this knowledge into new solutions, products and services that benefit global society.
Create high-performance, sustainable solutions for multiple sectors of the economy, including agriculture, aerospace, healthcare, energy, and information technology.
One Focus; Multiple Facilities
UT is a global leader in materials and manufacturing research and innovation, and the Institute for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (IAMM) is the centralized base for this work.
IAMM connects the many distributed facilities found throughout UT’s physical footprint where multidisciplinary efforts span bioderived materials for the circular economy to resilient materials for use in harsh environments.
Through co-location of academic, industry, and government teams, IAMM supports the investigation, synthesis, and characterization of advanced materials and their fabrication into working prototypes and manufactured products.
A Team Science Approach
IAMM is designed not only to produce the best research, but also to encourage collaboration, spark discussion, and generate creative approaches to tackle some of the most complex challenges of the 21st century. IAMM is also helping prepare a world-class workforce of materials scientists and engineers to ensure the US maintains a leadership position in the global innovation economy.