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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are among the core values of the University of Connecticut and the Institute of Materials Science. We recognize that diversity in outlook and approach, equity on all levels, and total inclusion all contribute to a vibrant intellectual environment, promote deep understanding of our society's shared challenges, and cultivate perspectives needed to solve problems of the future. Our team is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive working environment where we value and develop employees of all backgrounds and experiences. We firmly believe collaboration among team members with varied experiences, perspectives and viewpoints generates more incisive and deeper insight that better serves our people, partners, customers, and communities.

Academic Programs

Academic Programs

The Institute of Materials Science offers advanced degrees in Polymer Science and Materials Science.

Research Facilities


Our state-of-the-art research facilities provide the tools for our students and faculty to conduct research that is changing the future of materials science.

Industry Outreach

materials characterization and analysis services

The IMS Industrial Affiliates Program provides materials characterization and analytical services to our industry partners.


Menka Jain is Co-organizer of IWOE

Dr. Menka Jain

Menka Jain Receives NSF EAGER

Dr. Menka Jain

Clean Energy Multistate Hydrogen Hub

Dr. Ugur Pasaogullari

Wang Named NIH Trailblazer

Dr. Xueju "Sophie" Wang

Richard Parnas on Waste to Biodiesel

Dr. Richard Parnas

Challa Kumar: Fulbright Distinguished Chair

Dr. Challa Vijaya Kumar

Anson Ma Named UTC Professor

Dr. Anson Ma

IMS and EIRC Welcome Wesley Zhong

Wesley Zhong


IMS 2022 Annual Newsletter

IMS Newsletter 2022

Faculty Published in Matter

Faculty Published in Matter

Dr. Yang Cao Makes Cover

Materials Advantage Cover