Institute of Materials
excellence in the scientific-technological frontier
The Institute of Materials (iMATUS) of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) was created on December 29, 2020, based on the achievements of the Materials Strategic Group (AeMAT) during its three years of activity and the extensive experience in technology transfer to the industrial sector of the former Ceramic Institute.
iMATUS aspires to be an international benchmark research center in the materials field. The mission of the Institute is to do multidisciplinary science of excellence and have a scientific and socioeconomic impact in the areas of materials applied to health, industry, emerging technologies, the environment and energy, relying on the R&D&i ecosystem that Galicia has.
iMATUS aims to become a center of attraction for outstanding researchers in the field of materials, who can collaboratively promote the training of young researchers and the transfer of knowledge for the benefit of science, productive activity and society in general.