Institute for Materials Research


The Institute for Materials Research - 2.0 (IMR - 2.0) is an Organized Research Center at Binghamton University (BU) that offers expertise and facilities in the field of materials science to faculty on campus and beyond.

What is materials science

Our Mission

The mission of IMR-2.0 is to accelerate our understanding of technologically important device interfaces by developing in-situ / operando and non-destructive techniques to complement computational modeling. The IMR-2.0 center is designed to build upon the IMR research center and complement existing centers on campus for BU to seek large federal funding awards in order to solve long-standing problems with buried layers. The analysis of interfaces performed at IMR-2.0 is ideally suited for studying buried interfaces for electronic packaging (IEEC), Li-ion batteries (NECCES), solar cells (CASP), electronic systems (ES2), and flexible electronics (CAMM). The figure above summarizes how the methods of the assembled Faculty Team will interact with the devices fabricated by the research centers. In addition, the non-destructive analysis of materials performed by IMR-2.0 will benefit Archeology and related disciplines where chemical analysis of precious artifacts is sought.

Our Goal

The main goal of IMR-2.0 is to foster and develop large interdisciplinary research collaborations with Binghamton Researchers in to order to develop sustainable sponsored funded activities and create a world-leading reputation in Materials Interfaces.

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