A research institute specializing in Materials Science
Welcome to the Korea Institute of Materials Science.
We are living in the world of endless possibilities, where it changes everyday beyond our imagination. To be specific, modern technology developed noise-absorbing material for inter-floor noise, water-soluble semiconductors that dissolve in water, electric vehicle batteries that can go 300 km on a single charge, and nanocells for non-toxic cancer treatment. Slowly but surely, our imagination becomes reality. Even at this moment, a lot of scientists are tirelessly researching in materials science sector to accelerate the future of our imagination. As such, materials are a foothold to realize our imagination and the development of materials supports the forthcoming future.
Realized the importance of developing advanced materials, Korea actively invests and devotes to R&D in order to respond to the rapidly changing future market. The importance of materials, the basis of all industries, is forecasted to become much greater in the future society as there are so many things to consider and compromise including environment, user convenience, design, and price.
The vision and goal of the Korea Institute of Materials Science is "to become the material powerhouse." "Developing original technology for advanced materials," which will lead the era of the industry 4.0, and “localization of materials” responding Japan's export restrictions are our challenges and goals that must be constantly tackled. Of course, we will conduct mapping the scattered research capabilities in the domestic materials science field and play the pivotal role for cooperation of industry, academia, and research institutes.
There is a fierce competition between nations for the localization of the advanced materials. We have to realize that it is difficult to pursue growth through innovation, without winning this "War of Materials." It is not an overstatement to say that our future depends on the advanced materials technology, so the Korea Institute of Materials Science will be devoted to research and development of materials and make efforts to improve the quality of our lifestyle.
I sincerely hope that your unwavering support will always stay with the Korea Institute of Materials Science as it grows into a comprehensive research institute specializing in materials and becomes a global leader.