The mission of the MINT Center, founded in 1988, is to be a source of excellence for multidisciplinary research in materials for information technologies. Within this context, its objectives are the following:
To perform world-class research.
To cultivate students in the relevant disciplines.
To provide scientific and engineering resources and to be a communication channel for the information technology industry.
To enhance the standing of the University of Alabama as a major research university.
To promote economic growth at local, national and international levels.