The Institute for Materials and Surface Technology is devoted to research and teaching in the broad area of Materials Sciences. Emphasis is placed on fundamental properties and applications of materials.
Cooperation and networking with regional and national industry as well as with other research institutions, national and international, have generated a multitude of public and industry funded projects in the last years. Multifunctional materials and coatings play a prominent role in these activities.
The IMST also provides a number of services to small and medium companies to support them with the optimization of materials and processes.