KMM Virtual Institute
The European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL (KMM-VIN) has been founded under the auspices of the European Commission as a single legal entity with a supranational character to offer integrated basic and applied commercial research, educational and innovation activities in the field of knowledge-based structural and multifunctional materials.
The KMM-VIN is an international, non-profit association (AISBL) head-quartered in Brussels and incorporated under Belgian law (No d'entreprise 889 462 185). The aim of KMM-VIN is to foster the creation of a powerful platform for research and development and industrial application of advanced materials in order that Europe may become a global power in this field, thus contributing to enhancing the quality of life of European society.
The materials investigated within KMM-VIN are designed for enhanced performance in demanding loading and environmental conditions like thermo-mechanical and impact loading, high strain rates and temperature regimes, aggressive chemical environment, and combinations thereof. Such regimes are typical of applications in aerospace and automotive transport, energy, turbo-machinery industry, tribology, chemical industry, electronic devices and microsensors.
These materials (abbreviated as KMM) include inter alia advanced ceramics, metal-ceramic composites, functionally graded materials, intermetallics, shape memory alloys, coatings, high temperature steels and biomaterials. The main targets of KMM-VIN activities are transport, energy and biomedical industry sectors.
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