The AGH UST Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology was officially established in July 2013. The Centre evolved from an initiative called CZT AKCENT MAŁOPOLSKA, in which besides AGH UST active participants were the Jagiellonian University and the Cracow University of Technology. The main tasks of the Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology is to conduct interdisciplinary research in the fields of modern engineering, physics, chemistry, materials engineering, material nanodiagnostics and nanotechnology. ACMiN was financed 85% from the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Programme Innovative Economy (OPIE).
The tasks of the Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology are:
- maintaining and developing modern scientific research infrastructure, in particular, infrastructure connected with nonodiagnostics and nanotechnologies, as well as making it available to the employees of the university and other research institutions,
- creating conditions for the infrastructure to be used by the doctoral students of AGH UST faculties, as well as other Krakow universities and research units; for this purpose, the Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology can act as a partner in the programmes of interdisciplinary doctoral studies,
- conducting research into materials, nanomaterials, material technologies and nanotechnologies, in particular for the purpose of their application in laboratory conditions and industry,
- conducting pro-innovative activity in the field of advanced material technologies and nanotechnology, the development of AGH UST research offer in the field of technology and nanotechnology of materials