Centre of Materials Research


Centre of Materials Research


  • To promote scientific excellence and innovation in Functional Advanced Micro/NanoMaterials and Micro/Nanotechnologies, supported by computing.
  • To remain at the international leading edge of research by fostering breakthroughs concepts and exploiting materials and device properties at nanoscale level.
  • To promote practical application of R&D+i results, including the transfer to the industry.
  • To provide access of the Institute facilities and equipment to the technical-scientific community.
  • To train and to enable the continuous education of scientific (including MSc. and Ph.D students) and technical researchers.
  • To foster public awareness, engagement and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering and technology.

Thematic Lines

  • Micro/Nano Integration into Demonstrator Systems
  • Theoretical and Computational Studies on Materials and Devices/Systems Behaviour
  • Advanced Micro/Nano Materials and Technologies

Research Groups (FCT/UNL)

  • Structural Materials
  • Soft and biofunctional materials group
  • Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies
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Rodrigo Martins


103 Integrated Members (32 at FCT NOVA), 78 PhD Students (25 at FCT NOVA)

Partner Institutions

FCT NOVA, Universidade do Minho, Universidade de Aveiro



Postal address
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Centre of Materials Research
Campus da Caparica
2829-516 Caparica



Telephone:+351 212 948 562

Fax: +351 212 948 558