The High-Performance Materials Institute (HPMI) located at Florida State University, is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in developing cost-effective high-performance materials and systems. HPMI uses feasibility analysis, proof-of-concept demonstration and prototype testing to develop innovative technologies and solutions for the design, manufacturing and characterization of advanced materials. the institute has a close working relationship with the government laboratories and other academic research groups.
In 2002, the HPMI team established Florida’s first Nation Science Foundation Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC). In 2006, the Florida Board of Governors designated the HPMI as a Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials. With integrated product and process development and life-cycle analysis of composite systems at the heart of our research efforts, we promote affordable and ecologically-friendly composite materials and manufacturing processes.