Discovering, developing and improving materials that lead to technological advances

Georgia Tech researchers conduct basic and applied research to understand and develop innovative materials that hold great promise for improving daily living conditions around the world. 

Interdisciplinary research teams balance synthesis and processing; materials theory and simulation; characterization; and property measurement to create, design, explore, advance, and exploit materials to address 21st century grand challenges. Our ability to combine Georgia Tech’s strengths in engineering and the sciences has solidified our reputation as a leader in materials research.

Contact us today to learn more about how to tap into Georgia Tech’s expertise and wealth of innovation.

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Materials Characterization Facility

(MCF) is the core facility for materials analysis at Georgia Tech. Its laboratories include the microanalysis suite in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the nation. The MCF offers a wide variety of microscopy and characterization tools as well as skilled research staff to support your research needs.

Research Portfolio
  • Organic and inorganic photonics and electronics
  • High-performance aerospace and automotive materials
  • Sustainable infrastructure materials
  • Nanomaterials, nanostructured materials and devices
  • Materials for tissue engineering and biomanufacturing
  • Materials in extreme environments
  • Materials for energy harvesting, conversion, and storage
  • Materials for health and human welfare
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Representative Collaborators
  • National Science Foundation
  • U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Research
  • U.S. Army, Research Office
  • U.S. Air Force, Office of Scientific Research
  • U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs
  • Airbus Group
  • Alcoa Fastening Systems
  • American Chemical Society
  • Boeing Aerospace
  • Chevron
  • Coca Cola Company
  • Corning Glass
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Duracell
  • Exxon Mobile
  • Georgia Department of Natural Resources
  • Lockheed Aeronautical Systems
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Group
  • National Textile Center
  • Phillips 66
  • Pratt & Whitney Aircraft
  • Samsung
  • Shell Corporation
  • United Parcel Service
Contributing Campus Units
  • Institute for Materials
  • Renewable Bioproducts Institute
  • College of Design
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Sciences
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute