Center for Materials Informatics (CMI)

Materials informatics is an emerging interdisciplinary field that promotes data management, standards, and exchange as well as data mining and analysis as a means of accelerating scientific research.

The Center for Materials Informatics at Kent State University, established in 2008, aims to be an internationally recognized center in using informatics to advance materials research and education. CMI is initially focusing on soft matter (e.g., liquid crystals, polymers and proteins), biomaterials and nanomaterials.

Learn more about the Center for Materials Informatics by contacting its Director, Laura Bartolo, today.

CMI Objectives

  • Using a full array of modern informatics technology
  • Producing tools, applications, data resources and knowledge on a multi-disciplinary scale
  • Supporting acceleration of development and adoption of new materials
  • Helping to prepare the next generation of scientists as early adopters of new approaches to conducting science
  • Contributing to the mission of Kent State University and the State of Ohio

Services Provided

Adoption, application, consultation and development relating to 

  • Materials data management and databases
  • Open data platforms for collaborative, multi-institutional efforts  
  • Open materials standards and protocols
  • Computational materials tools


Laura Bartolo, Director

032 Science Research Building
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242-0001  USA
Phone: 330-672-1691
Fax: 330-672-3816

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