A Message to our Users and Colleagues - Georgia Tech response to COVID-19


As part of the Georgia Tech response to COVID-19 , the shared facilities including the IEN Cleanrooms, the IEN/IMat Materials Characterization Facility, and the Mechanical Properties Characterization Facility (MPCF) will be closed beginning 5 PM on Thursday March 19th. Users will not be permitted to enter the facilities.

We will announce via sums.gatech.edu when these facilities are again opened.

Future Workforce for Materials Innovation

Our researchers of tomorrow will need to expand the boundaries of traditional materials disciplines.

Accelerating Discovery & Development

Using interdisciplinary collaboration and strategic partnerships is critical. FLAMEL establishes new models to this end.

Shared Resources Initiatives

The materials community has access to an extensive array of both centralized and distributed research facilities across campus, including the Materials Characterization Facility.

E-Collaboration, Data Sciences & Informatics

IMat links research teams and enhances access of data. MATIN is one way of making this possible. 

Announcements & Events

Vogel Inducted into the Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame at NC State University

Eric M. Vogel, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been inducted into the North Carolina State University, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame. Vogel is a member of the 5th cohort of this award, with 9 members in this cohort and 86 members in total. This honor celebrates outstanding graduates who have used their education to excel in a profession, career, or service. Vogel received his Ph. D. degree in 1998 in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Read the full story here

David McDowell Named TMS Fellow

Congratulations to David McDowell, Paden, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Metals Processing, for being named a Fellow of TMS. This award recognizes members of TMS who are qualified for elevation to the Class of Fellow by reason of outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy, materials science, and technology.

New Publications on Emerging Materials

Emerging materials are essential to advance defense, healthcare, clean energy, and economic security, however the time to bring a new material to market after initial discovery can take 20 or more years. Accelerating the entry of new materials to industry is a critical 21st century challenge that will require a multidisciplinary approach that spans traditional materials research, computation, and data sciences.

IMat leadership has been active in publishing position pieces and novel contributions to next generation materials data science and design approaches in early 2019. We invite you to explore these new topics below:

A Bayesian Framework For Materials Knowledge Systems: Surya R. Kalidindi, MRS Communications

Multifidelity Information Fusion with Machine Learning: A Case Study of Dopant Formation Energies in Hafnia: Rohit Batra, Ghanshyam Pilania, Blas P. Uberuaga, and Rampi Ramprasad, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Article ASAP

Systems Approaches to Materials Design: Past, Present, and Future: Raymundo Arróyave, David L. McDowell, Annual Review of Materials Research