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The Institute of Materials Research of SAS, established in the year 1955, is one of the leading institutes in Central Europe in the area of powder technology materials, nano-materials, and composites with ceramic matrix. The scientific orientation of IMR SAS (75 employees, from which are 3 professors, 5 DrSc., 33 PhD.) is focused upon the development and testing of new materials (design and examination of microstructures, physical and mechanical properties, deformation and the characteristic breakage of various materials at low, room and high temperatures) and new technologies with application in transportation, power engineering, informatics, etc.