Six departments from four Institutes of ASCR and two Universities join together in Advanced materials multidisciplinary research center. The
centre will focus on complex investigation of ultrafine-grained (UFG) materials (prepared by advanced methods, such as severe plastic
deformation and plasma technologies), functionally graded materials (prepared by plasma spraying), coated light-metal based composites,
and functional materials with martensitic transformation. The investigation will focus on the structural stability, plastic behaviour and relations
between UFG structure and phase transformations, the effect of reinforcements in composites and the influence of microstructure on magnetic
shape memory effect. By combining the light metals and shape memory materials new advanced light composites with additional functionality
and new generation of functionally graded materials will be prepared. Center members will share their expertise, unique experimental facilities
and contribute to the extension of scientific abilities of students and young researchers.