UT System Manufacturing, Logistics and Sustainment Initiative

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About the UT System Manufacturing, Logistics and Sustainment Initiative

The University of Texas System's Initiative in Manufacturing, Logistics, and Sustainment is an ambitious effort to connect experts across our campuses with industrial partners in locations across Texas and beyond. This initiative will allow us to identify emerging opportunities in the design and use of innovative materials and processing technologies, as well as to create, develop, and deploy an infrastructure across Texas that will support distributed production, reduce the technology gaps between manufacturers and suppliers, and transform post-production logistics and sustainment. The resulting industrial ecosystem in Texas will continue to attract investment, incubate innovation, expand markets, and create jobs in Texas.


Manufacturing, Logistics and Sustainment at UT Austin


UT Austin is the home of important research and discoveries related to manufacturing, sustainment, and logistics. It is the birthplace of selective laser sintering (SLS), an additive manufacturing (AM) process that is used in most manufacturing applications. Additionally, UT Austin developed the first SLS commercial, off-campus product line; first SLS metal parts; first SLS titanium parts, and first SLS superalloy parts. Ongoing research includes next generation process control for manufacturing and a new high temperature SLS machine.


The following research centers and their projects will give you a glimpse at the enormous amount of work happening at UT Austin in this area.


  • The Microelectronics Research Center (MRC) has a mission to perform education, research and development in materials and electronic devices. MRC is funded by the NSF through the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).
  • The Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Materials (CMSSM) promotes research addressing fundamental and applied issues in the field of mechanics of solids, structures and materials.
  • The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) is an organized research unit to foster the development of interdisciplinary programs in computational sciences and engineering (CSE), mathematical modelling, applied mathematics, software engineering, and computational visualization.
  • Center for Electromechanics (CEM) is focused on state-of-the-art research, with facilities and equipment for staff engineers to design, build, and test first-of-a-kind prototypes.  With a proven track record in technology transfer to both government and industry sponsors, CEM researchers are experienced in working on small and large projects with industry and understand commercial pressures and time-scales. 
  • The Energy Institute fosters interdisciplinary interactions among colleges and schools across campus, while serving as a portal for external audiences interested in learning more about energy research carried out at UT Austin.
  • The Center for Transportation Research (CTR) is a multidisciplinary and multimodal research institute at UT Austin and is recognized as one of the leading university-based transportation research centers in the world.
  • Texas Materials Institute (TMI) Materials research spans a wide range of experimental and computational modeling activities involving metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Within these broad fields, over 100 faculty and their students are conducting research in the areas of materials synthesis and processing, advanced materials characterization, prototype device fabrication, property and performance evaluation, and computational modeling/simulation with state-of-the art facilities.


An important Partnership: The Nanomanufacturing Systems for mobile Computing and Energy Technologies (NASCENT) is a partnership between The University of Texas at Austin, The University of New Mexico, The University of California at Berkeley, Indian Institute of Science, and Seoul National University. NASCENT focuses on creating high throughput, reliable and versatile nanomanufacturing systems through transformative research, education, and industrial partnerships. While mobile devices will be used to set the goals and priorities of Center manufacturing systems, the resulting knowledge will have much broader impact in computing, electronics, energy, healthcare, and sensing.


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Temperature Engineering & Materials Science
Lasers Engineering & Materials Science
field effect transistors Physics & Astronomy
Substrates Engineering & Materials Science
Graphene Engineering & Materials Science
Silicon Engineering & Materials Science
silicon Physics & Astronomy
Sintering Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1976 2017

1 Citations

Angular dependence of magnetization reversal in epitaxial chromium telluride thin films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy

Pramanik, T., Roy, A., Dey, R., Rai, A., Guchhait, S., Movva, H. C. P., Hsieh, C. C. & Banerjee, S. K. Sep 1 2017 In : Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 437, p. 72-77 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Magnetization reversal
Magnetic anisotropy
Thin films
38 Citations

A review on mechanics and mechanical properties of 2D materials—Graphene and beyond

Akinwande, D., Brennan, C. J., Bunch, J. S., Egberts, P., Felts, J. R., Gao, H., Huang, R., Kim, J. S., Li, T., Li, Y., Liechti, K. M., Lu, N., Park, H. S., Reed, E. J., Wang, P., Yakobson, B. I., Zhang, T., Zhang, Y. W., Zhou, Y. & Zhu, Y. May 1 2017 In : Extreme Mechanics Letters. 13, p. 42-77 36 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article

Mechanical properties
Condensed matter physics

A simulation study of voltage-assisted low-energy switching of a perpendicular anisotropy ferromagnet on a topological insulator

Ghosh, B., Dey, R., Register, L. F. & Banerjee, S. K. Jan 9 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Computational Electronics. p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle