McGill Institute for Advanced Materials

MIAM was established by the Faculties of Science and Engineering to act as a focal point for research into all forms of advanced materials. Engineering innovation and materials creation have led to important developments in communications, information technology, transportation, clinical diagnosis and care, and energy generation, for example. New materials are considered by knowledge-based economies to be a precursor to many technological developments necessary for development and growth, and have been identified as one of Canada's strategic areas of research, and a priority area for McGill.