The Italian Magnetism Association (AIMagn) aims to support, promote and enhance the national research on magnetism, from both fundamental and applicative point of view.
AIMagn also supports the academic activities by the organization of seminars, workshops and Schools for students and young reserachers.
AIMagn is privileged contact for companies and industries and represents a network of knowledge in the field of magnetism.
AIMagn interacts with other societies in European countries and worldwide to exchange of information on magnetic materials and their applications. Recognising the importance of international collaboration, AIMagn has established partnerships with communities across the world and support the organization of international conferences.
AIMagn organizes its national congress every two years. Magnet 2009 was held in Rome, and during the Magnet 2011 in Turin the AIMagn association was constituted. Subsequently, the Magnet congresses were held in Naples in 2013 and in Bologna in 2015.
INSTM, the National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology, is the largest consortium of its kind in Italy, drawing on the expertise of no less than 49 universities – and all those that are active in Italy in researching advanced materials and technologies. The individual universities’ voluntary affiliation with INSTM allows their Research Professors and Fellows to participate in the Consortium’s activities through the presentation of research proposals. In the last few years, over 2000 tenured professors, research fellows, holders of research and scholarship grants and doctorate students have taken advantage of this opportunity, and the numbers are growing year on year.
INSTM’s charge is to unite and concentrate the efforts of its affiliates to help them become more competitive both in Italy and abroad in securing funds and financing. And it is here that INSTM excels, providing the organisational, technical and financial support necessary to promote research activities in science and technology within its affiliate universities. Its efficiency in bringing together and managing their considerable talents creates an effective critical mass that renders them highly competitive in taking on innovative research projects. Such projects may benefit Italy’s business community, or may support initiatives in the development of technology transfer, providing significant opportunities for the academic and industrial spheres to benefit from their mutual interaction.
Department of Physical Sciences and Technologies of Matter
The main goal of the Department of Physical Sciences and Technologies of Matter (DSFTM) is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of physics of matter and materials science, pursuing the effort of closing the distance between fundamental research on materials properties and potential technological applications. This can be achieved thanks to the strong competences available in the different research Institutes of the DSFTM, where basic research activities are carried out in strong collaboration with University and Industry, by using and developing innovative instrumentation and facilities.
The Department is organized in 11 Institutes spread over the whole National territory with about 700 staff researchers and 300 associated university professors. DSFTM plays an important linking role between University and Industry by supporting students and young researchers in developing basic research in its own laboratories located, in some cases, on the premises of the industrial settlements. DSFTM is also the leading interface for the national Industry to access to the European Research Infrastructures.
The multidisciplinary approach of the research activity is a key element to tackle ambitious challenges and to contribute to National competitiveness and sustainable development, thus enhancing the economic and social wellness.