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Welcome to the Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI)! We are a new forward-leaning, interdisciplinary department with a new paradigm for materials science research and education. We do this by advancing data driven discovery methods, accelerating discovery and design of new materials and processes, and addressing society's toughest challenges. Watch this website as we announce exciting new and upcoming initiatives and programs in the coming weeks and months.

MDI Community

Our researchers are pushing the frontiers of science and engineering and in so doing, are creating technologies that impact society and make the world a better place for all.

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MDI Research

MDI research is highly interdisciplinary and pushes the boundaries of traditional classifications in materials science research.

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MDI Education

Students from all science and engineering disciplines are welcome to explore how MDI can be the creative platform for proving the impossible and how possibilities become realities.

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MDI Hub

The MDI Hub is the focal point for a broad range of engagement and outreach activities, from our industry scholar residence program to our Alchemy Lab, where K-12 students are introduced to materials science.

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