Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) is a newly established interdisciplinary organization under the Office of Research of the University of California, Irvine (UCI). It serves as the cross-campus nexus for materials research at UCI. IMRI operates a wide range of state-of-the-art, open-access user facilities for the characterization of materials, biological samples, and devices from sub-Å to macroscopic length scales - available to all university, industry, and non-profit researchers. It offers advanced techniques and services supported with professional staff.

Facilities Highlights

JEOL Grand ARM300CF TEM/STEM 2017-09-05 22:15

JEOL Grand ARM300CF TEM/STEM has been installed. Training will start from 9/15/2017.

Nion UltraSTEM™ 200 2017-07-20 22:15

Nion UltraSTEM 200 HERMES has been installed. The EELS resolution 6.4 meV, a world record, was achieved. 

TESCAN GAIA-3 XMH integrated focused ion beam-FESEM 2017-06-20 22:30

TESCAN GAIA-3 XMH SEM/FIB is available for training and use from 6/22/2017.

Research Highlights

Science Vol. 359, Issue 6383, pp. 1495-1500,30 Mar 2018

Adaptive infrared-reflecting systems inspired by cephalopods


Nanoscale kinetics od asymmetrical corrosion in core-shell nanoparticles

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, Volume: 9, Article Number: 685, FEB 15 2018

Discovery of a magnetic conductive interface in PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3/SrTiO3 heterostructures


2018-07-03 18:15 UC Mesoscale Materials Summer School

2018-06-16 12:00 Campus Formally Opens New Materials Research Institute and TEM Facility

2018-05-21 07:45 Grand Opening of UC Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) 

Grand Opening of UC Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) and
The First International Symposium on Advanced Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy (ISAMS-1) 
will be held on June 6-8 in Calit2 Auditorium at University of California, Irvine