About Us

Our Mission

MATerials Innovation Network (MATIN) is an advanced cloud-based platform developed with a mission to accelerate materials innovation. MATIN is the product of the initiative and related efforts by the Institute for Materials (IMat) at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in alignment with and toward implementation of the U.S. Materials Genome Initiative. Initial development and ongoing further enhancements of the MATIN platform were funded by IMat, Georgia Tech's Office of Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR) and National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).

What is matin?

MATIN platform is a resource for research, education and collaboration in the materials science and engineering (MSE) domain. It hosts various resources which will help you learn about MSE, including Seminars, Courses, Teaching Materials, and more. These resources come from contributors in our scientific community, and are used by visitors from all over the world. More importantly, in addition to all above-mentioned features, our platform offers live/hosted Simulation/Modeling Tools, which you can access from your Web browser, so that you can not only learn about various MSE topics, but also simulate/model various MSE phenomena and experiments.



  • Project Lead and Technical Architect: Dr. Aleksandr Blekh
  • Scientific and Executive Leadership: Prof. Surya Kalidindi, Prof. David McDowell
  • Development Team Members: Aleksandr Blekh
  • Development Team Alumni: Swarnika Prakash, Sreshta Vijayraghavan, Yiming (Amy) Pu, Xiaoxuan (Sheryl) Wang, Felix Tener, Tianchu (Alex) Liang, Anmol Gupta, Yongshuai (Eric) Wang, Ankita Jain, Shishir Chawla, Jothi Narayana (at the time, Georgia Tech students and Graduate Research Assistants with the MATIN project); Brian Peterson
  • Administrative Support: Kelly Smith, Cecilia Jones, Trakia Bennett, Farlenthia Walker (IMat)

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External Credits

Foundational software: by HUBzero, a Purdue project

Icons on the front page: by Icons8