To facilitate collaborative, interdisciplinary research and enhancement of research networking capacity.
To enhance the reputation of its members, the constituent academic units, and the university through the quality of its work. This will occur through a variety of means such as sharing research ideas, samples and sample preparation facilities, technical expertise, and specialized equipment.
To increase and effectively manage resources and research support for its members and the wider university community. Promoting joint proposals for funding from outside agencies while aiming to become a resource hub for reference and exchange of knowledge in materials and green energy.
To provide education and training in research and related skills, especially for graduate students and thereby enhance the academic programs. This includes research related workshop.