The well-assessed and broad multidisciplinary culture in the chemistry and physics of nanostructured materials and in the enabling processes and technologies, make ISMN capable of pursuing research challenges with significant social and economic impact. The research structure of ISMN has a high operational capability and is organized with the needed flexibility and critical mass to realize both research programs aimed at generating new knowledge, as well as development and innovation projects. The strategic research lines of ISMN are:
- Nanomaterials and enabling processes for sustainable manufacturing
- Materials and technologies for the sustainable conservation and fruition of Cultural Heritage
- Flexible and wearable organic and hybrid electronics and photonics
- Materials and technologies for the environmental sustainability and energy efficiency and sustainability
- Nanostructured materials and bioelectronic devices for the health and quality of life
- Magnetic nanostructured hybrid materials and systems
In order to reach its objectives, ISMN integrates transversal key enabling technologies, which include advanced materials, photonics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced chemical and manufacturing processes. These technologies are part of the ISMN assets thanks to its advanced research infrastrutures and state-of-the-art scientific and technological equipment.