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Our mission

The Functional Materials Division provides a forum for the knowledge exchange, training and professional development on all aspects of functional materials. The primary aims of the Division are to promote the research, development and application of functional and nano-materials, both at a national and international level, through the activities of its committees and members via networking, dissemination and training as well as links to other communities both in the UK and aboard.

This remit encompasses a range of material terms including smart materials, active materials, nanomaterials and nanotechnology, and covers activities ranging from materials synthesis and processing through to device design, manufacture and characterisation.