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 demonstrations 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 industry, government laboratories and other academic research groups.

This two-story, 46,000 SF research and teaching laboratory houses graduate level materials research programs. The building provides for high bay industrial type space and a machine shop to support prototype manufacturing, as well as conventional wet and dry laboratory spaces.

The laboratories include: Characterization (TEM & SEM), VARTM Test Bed, Chemical Analysis, Electrical & Thermal Properties Testing, Nanostructure, Sonification, Mechanical Testing, and a Class 10,000 Clean Room. A five Tesla magnet room was also included. Support spaces include: offices, meeting rooms, atrium/gathering, chemical storage and hazardous waste storage.


As consultant, Moses & Associates, Inc. designed all MEPF systems including central chiller plant, condensing boilers, central fume exhaust, variable volume laboratory controls, process chiller, power, emergency generator and all IT and A/V systems. The design prepared by M&A resulted in a 32% reduction in energy use.

LEED Project Certificated Silver