SIMES Vision

SIMES will become a renowned center of excellence in the science of energy-related materials.

SIMES researchers will answer fundamental questions about the behavior of solid matter and open new fields of science.

SIMES scientists and engineers will develop state-of-the-art systems for designing, synthesizing, characterizing, and testing new materials.

SIMES scientists will discover materials that improve society’s access to clean renewable energy and remove barriers to economic growth.

The SIMES work environment will challenge us, inform us, and inspire us to do outstanding science.

SIMES will earn a reputation as a fertile environment for the birth and development of new ideas.

The interdisciplinary SIMES environment will provide a broader and deeper education for students than graduate study in a single department can provide.

Our students will become leaders in academia, national laboratories, and energy-related industries.