MRF seeks to facilitate excellence in all engineering and applied science research activities by providing the technical infrastructure necessary to support these activities. MRF encourages collaborative, interdisciplinary research and serves to catalyze these relationships, both across departments within UNT and with external centers and institutions in the region and state. MRF’s vision is to actively develop and sustain competitive research programs in significant technology areas, build unique labs and cross-disciplinary collaborations, and continue to attract outstanding, multi-faceted R&D projects to UNT to grow its reputation as a leader among national research universities.