The Highly Filled Materials Institute

By Dr. Hal Raveche

Stevens Institute of Technology offers a renowned science,engineering and management curriculum, which has helped groundbreaking individuals, such as Nobel Prize winners such as the late Frederick Reines  develop the tools  to further  research and broaden the world’s collective knowledge base. As part of its promise to provide students with every available opportunity, Stevens founded the Highly Filled Materials Institute (HFMI) in 1989.

The HFMI allows students who are interested in more meticulous study of the behaviors and properties of highly filled materials, such as dispersions and suspensions, to conduct hands-on experiments in a dedicated environment. Designed for maximum learning potential, the HFMI’s facilities feature cutting-edge technology and equipment like graphical workstations designed to assist in numerical simulations.

The tools used and lessons learned at the HFMI demonstrate to students the great potential of highly filled materials in numerous industries. Highly filled material appears in common household items such as batteries, final food products, and detergents, as well as in explosives and rocket fuels. By staying current with practices and innovations in these and other industries, the HFMI can better pass on knowledge to the students who work in its labs.

The HFMI welcomes individuals interested in learning more about highly filled materials, as well as those who wish to pursue a career in science. Visit the HFMI’s website at to learn more.

About the Author

Dr. Hal Raveche leverages his understanding of business, science, and technology with Innovation Strategies International, LLC. As the company’s founder, Dr. Raveche seeks to create learning opportunities and innovation in classrooms; he also consults with universities and businesses. To learn more see Before founding Innovation Strategies International, Dr. Hal Raveche served as President of Stevens Institute of Technology for 22 years.


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