Research Thrusts

The MRL brings together MIT faculty and research staff from diverse specialties to collaborate on interdisciplinary materials problems. Research involves over 150 faculty, research staff, visiting scientists, and graduate and undergraduate students. 

MRL researchers cover the full range of advanced materials, processes, and technologies, including: 

  • Energy harvesting, conversion and storage
  • Quantum materials and spintronics
  • Metals processing
  • Solid-state ionics
  • Photonic devices and systems
  • Materials integration for microsystems
  • Complex biogels
  • Functional fibers
  • Materials modeling
  • Soft materials
  • Electronic properties of complex oxides
  • Materials systems and sustainability