616 62 Brno
Tel.: +420 541 212 286
Data Box ID: h33nsvb
The aim of the Institute of Physics of Materials of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. (IPM ASCR, v.v.i.) is to elucidate the relation between the behaviour and properties of materials and their structural and microstructural characteristics.
The Institute was created from the Laboratory for the Study of the Properties of Metals of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, which was founded in 1955 and changed to the Institute of the Properties of Metals in 1963. In 1969, the name was changed to the Institute of Physical Metallurgy. The current name was adopted in 1994. The Institute is located near the city centre. More about history of the city of Brno you can find here.
The Institute of Physics of Materials of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., has been active in the interdisciplinary field of materials science since its foundation in the year 1955. The position of the institute in this rather broad scientific field lies prevailingly in the research of metallic materials. There are two main research areas:
(i) physical nature of processes taking place in metallic materials during creep, fatigue, creep/fatigue and under other types of mechanical loading
(ii) structure of materials and selected thermodynamic, diffusion and magnetic properties.
At present the institute has altogether more than one hundred and forty employees. One half of them are scientific workers and co-workers (i.e. Ph.D. or equivalent degree) and second half is supporting staff and administration, technicians and workshop included.
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18. 05. 2018