Our Mission

The mission of MRC is to enable the success of interdisciplinary research and graduate education in the area of materials science and engineering. 

MRC activities support Objective 2 of the Strategic Plan of the Missouri University of Science and Technology, which is Excellence in Research and Creative Works.

MRC supports the activities of more than 70 faculty and 75 students with center resources that include:

  • Research instrumentation available through the Advanced Materials Characterization Laboratory
  • The MRC administrative and technical staff
  • Laboratory and office space in Straumanis-James Hall
  • Seed grants for early-career faculty
  • The collective expertise of the staff, students, and faculty affiliated with MRC

Dr. William Fahrenholtz
Director, MRC