Following the mission of Materials Science, the Department pursued the development of scientific, technological and training relationships with local industries, extending over the years the interchange with the world of industrial manufacturing beyond national borders. The Department also takes part in initiatives to exploit the results of research, as witnessed over the years by the foundation of 4 spin-offs (companies initiated by university staff) as well as in the filing of 68 national and international patents.
As a service center, the Department of Materials Science provides companies and individuals with analytical, measurement and characterization services (third-party activities).
Another important activity is Public Engagement, throughout the continuous attendance to the main events of scientific dissemination both at local and national levels, and with an intense and qualified publication activity. Beyond these activities, the Department has a well-established tradition in the college counseling for high school students both at the local university level and at the national level, through the project "Piano Lauree Scientifiche" (Scientific Degrees), in which the Department has the task to coordinate the counseling initiatives for Materials Science in Italy.
Third Mission Board
Prof. Francesco Meinardi (Chairman)
Prof. Luca Beverina
Prof. Maurizio Acciarri
Dr. Luisa Raimondo