NW IMPACT (Northwest Institute for Materials Physics, Chemistry, and Technology)



From the stone age to the silicon age, innovations throughout history have relied on advances in materials science and technology. To accelerate the pace of those advances, NW IMPACT brings together the passion, resources, and expertise of PNNL and the UW to carry out joint research in the science of making materials and to educate the next generation of scientists.

NW IMPACT achieves its mission through collaborative research programs carried out in shared facilities at both sites, while also engaging UW students.

With an initial focus on energy materials, NW IMPACT benefits and leverages DOE Basic Energy Sciences programs in materials science and UW's Washington State-funded Clean Energy Institute. Future focus areas include medicine, information technology, transportations, and telecommunications.

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Founding Co-Directors

Advisory Board

University of Washington Faculty Visioning Committee