A new paradigm

for materials science research and education.


data driven discovery methods.


discovery and design of new materials and processes.


society's toughest challenges.
photo of Krishna Rajan, department chair

Our faculty are pushing the frontiers of science and engineering and creating technologies that impact society.

MDI word cloud in the shape of an icosahedron

Through our highly-interdisciplinary research, we are shattering traditional classifications in materials science.

K-12 students learn about materials science.

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.