Interdisciplinary Research

New concepts are often birthed in the research laboratory with the potential to generate game-changing, disruptive technologies that affect new generations of products, ranging from microelectronic sensors and communication devices, to energy harvesting systems, to mobile devices for energy conversion and storage, to sustainable transportation systems. Novel methodologies and interdisciplinary modes of collaboration to accelerate the pace of evaluating and translating these technologies into industry practice are key ingredients that play into Georgia Tech’s strengths in fundamental research and industry-relevant development.

Data Science & Informatics for Materials

Through the Center for Materials Design Development and Deployment (MD3), the Georgia Institute of Technology has established the first university-industry collaborative research center in the nation focused solely on materials data science and enabled by a robust cyber infrastructure, e-collaboration platforms, and query -able persistent data warehousing. MD3 also serves as an attractor for industry and startups working at the intersection of materials discovery, development and big data at the new, campus adjacent HPC facility. MD3 and its partners will also establish the first comprehensive materials e-innovation ecosystem.

Shared Resources Initiatives @ IMaT

Centralized materials user facilities on the Georgia Tech campus support a broad range of fabrication and characterization activities. These include materials fabrication within the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN), scanning and transmission electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and a broad range of tools in the joint IMat-IEN Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), and mechanical testing within the Mechanical Properties Characterization Facility.

Congratulations to the newly Announced IMat Science Advisor and IMat Initiative Leads


Science Advisor | Martin Mourigal


Structural Materials
Materials Laboratories for the Future | Aaron Stebner

Remote and Real-time Measurements | Faisal Alamgir

Quantum Materials
Materials for Quantum Science and Technology | Chandra Raman

Energy Materials
Materials for Energy Storage | Matt McDowell

Devices as Materials | Michael Filler

Functional Inorganic
C.H.I.P.S. Inititaive - Electronic and Ferroic Materials | Asif Khan

Building a Materials Innovation Ecosystem

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Functional Organic
Polymer Electronics and Photonics | Natalie Stingelin

Depolymerizable Polymers and Upcycling | Blair Brettmann

Materials Upcycling
Circularity of Biopolymers | Kyriaki Kalaitzidou


The National Science Foundation has supported specialized nanotechnology resources and user facilities for over forty years, beginning in 1977 with the National Nanofabrication Facility at Cornell…

Catastrophic collapse of materials and structures is the inevitable consequence of a chain reaction of locally confined damage – from solid ceramics that snap after the development of a small…

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have uncovered an innovative way to tap into the over-capacity of 5G networks, turning them into “a wireless power grid” for powering Internet of…


April 19, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m |
Guest Speaker: Juhani Taskinen, VP, Head of PicoMedical Business Area
Guest Speaker: Mikko Matvejeff, D.Sc. (Tech…

Please note this Nano@Tech lecture is on MONDAY April 26, 2021

Abstract: Recent advances in quantum technology and hardware have advanced MEMS systems…


Abstract: Advancement in technology is propelling the growth of the semiconductor industry like never before. Semiconductor trends that drive growth within the industry include…