Director's Address

The Institute of Metal Research (IMR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was founded in 1953. Since then, IMR has firmly established itself as an indispensable base for materials science and engineering research in China.

Research at IMR focuses mainly on high-performance metallic materials, new types of inorganic nonmetallic materials, and advanced composite materials. IMR’s research is directed toward understanding and characterizing materials properties, structure, performance, synthesis, fabrication, processing, and application. Our mission is to excel in materials research, develop advanced materials technology, and foster exceptional talent, thus serving the nation, society, and mankind.

During the past 60 years, IMR has made strategic contributions to China’s economic growth and achieved many landmark technological breakthroughs. The stage of sustainable development has been set, and we have reason to anticipate flourishing high-quality output in both expanding frontiers and satisfying national strategic requirements. In increasingly tightly bound global environment research, exchange and collaboration are as vital to us as the air that we breathe. IMR will strive to strengthen existing partnerships with other academic institutions and shape new ones.

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