Soft Matter Facility

Established in 2018, the Soft Matter Facility (SoMF) at Texas A&M University was originally supported by the RDF grant “Establishing a Multidisciplinary Soft Matter Facility”, and has transitioned into a sustainable core facility since September 2021. Soft materials is a significant area of growth on campus. The facility hosts specialized state-of-the-art instrumentation for molecular, thermomechanical and nanostructural analysis as well as processing of soft materials. The SoMF represents multiple colleges and centers across the university actively involved in soft materials-related research, including the Colleges of Engineering, Science, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, and Agriculture & Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. The facility already improves collaboration between faculty, industry, and will further increase collaborative efforts between Texas A&M faculty in College Station and biomedical and clinical researchers in Houston, building bridges between the EnMed program and colleges at Texas A&M.


Nanoscale Structures 

Molecular Characteristics

Thin Films & Interfaces

Processing & Mechanics