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About iMAT

iMAT is one of Aarhus University's strategic research centres working on developing solutions to the World's Gran Challenges.

Humanity is faced with Grand Challenges such as sustainable energy sources, climate change, water quality and food supplies. The solutions to these challenges heavily rely on breakthroughs within materials research. The Center for Integrated Materials Research (iMAT) at Aarhus University, Faculty of Science & Technology, will integrate and boost activities within materials science across the fields of chemistry, engineering, physics, nanoscience and geology. It spans the corresponding AU departments and seeks to bind materials researchers from all of them together in a new community.

iMAT will focus on establishing new research directions, developing strong collaborations with industry and premier international institutions, and on harvesting new synergies between established groups. Its aim is to strengthen and augmenting current materials research at Aarhus University. The result will be major scientific advances, a push to state-of-the-art and the creation of new national and international collaborations and networks.