To create a portal for government and companies to identify key capabilities

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To enable the awarding of large materials research grants


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To build a community amongst the materials researchers across the University

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To enable the sharing of research equipment and to prioritize critical gaps


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To serve as the foundation that will, over the next decade, catalyze the formation of multiple multi-million dollar research centers, major instrumentation and infrastructure sponsored by federal agencies and industry, leading to Michigan’s reputation as the best university in the US for engineered materials research

Recent Announcements

Gentex is currently looking for materials scientists/ chemist applicants for a synthetic organic chemist position.  App...

The Michigan Materials Research Institute invites you to attend its seminar series. Please join Dr. Bill Huber, Vice Pre...

The Michigan Materials Research Institute recently hosted a seminar series featuring Dr. Nerissa Draeger, director of gl...

Please enjoy free, early access to a recent article published by UM researchers and staff of the Battery Lab, Predicting...

Battery Lab Pilot and R&D Lines Booked

Posted: Monday, October 18, 2021

The Battery Lab Pilot and R&D lines are fully booked for Q4 2021. Please watch your inbox for reservation announceme...

LIFT, The Detroit-based Department of Defense manufacturing innovation institute, has announced a new special project ca...

Recent News

On Tuesday, November 30th, UM Battery Lab Technical Director Greg Less, along with CoE Dean Alec Gallimore, Professor An...

The Michigan Materials Research Institute is proud to announce that its inaugural MMRI Symposium was a success. Over 120...

The Michigan Center for Materials Characterization - (MC)2 - has become a University of Michigan Nuclear Science User Fa...

Popular Science article featuring Dr. Greg Less

Posted: Monday, October 25, 2021

The University of Michigan's Battery Lab Technical Director, Dr. Greg Less, is quoted in a new article in Popular Scienc...

Design News recently published an article regarding the recent solution that GM has found to the faulty design in their ...

Popular Science: Interview with Dr. Greg Less

Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The U-M Battery Lab's Dr. Greg Less was recently interviewed for an article with Popular Science. The article GM is reca...

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