MIAM's vision is to discover, design, fabricate and understand new materials. MIAM is strengthening interdisciplinary interactions and partnerships among faculties and departments at McGill University involved in new materials. MIAM fosters creativity, promotes scholarship, enhances research capabilities, accelerates the transfer of research results into practical uses, attracts world-class faculty, students and post-doctoral fellows, attracts the attention of industry, and creates new funding opportunities. MIAM is achieving this by financially supporting the operation of core materials research infrastructure, developing new academic initiatives, and increasing the internal as well as external visibility of Materials Science and Engineering at McGill University.
MIAM has direct links to the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, interfacing with research groups involved in developing nanostructured biorecognition systems for uses in biosensors, biochips and biomaterials. Working with the Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research, such work is expected to have immediate impact in the development of new-generation, implantable biomaterials for orthopaedic and dental reconstructions.