Materials Research Laboratory at Illinois


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With guidance from the MRL and other scientists and engineers across campus, these young students built—and broke—bridges.
The ESCO Project is underway at MRL.
Big, energy-saving changes with big benefits are happening within MRL.
Chemistry Professor Prashant Jain
Professor Prashant Jain's research group found that ultrasmall nanoclusters could help next-gen lithium ion batteries.

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Our facilities contain cutting-edge research instruments with dedicated staff and opportunities for expert collaboration.

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We are at the forefront of interdisciplinary research in materials science, with top-notch faculty, students and facilities.