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Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials
Knowledge-based multifunctional materials (KMM) are advanced materials designed for enhanced performance in highly demanding loading and environmental conditions like thermo-mechanical and impact loading, high strain rates and temperature regimes, aggressive chemical environment, and combinations thereof. Such regimes are typical of applications in aerospace and automotive industry, turbo-machinery industry, tribology, chemical industry, electronic devices, biological implants, microsensors, household appliances etc. KMM includes intermetallics, metal-ceramic composites, functionally graded materials and thin layers. These are materials with high knowledge contents devised and tailored in research laboratories to arrive at desired physico-chemical properties that are well beyond the performance limits of traditional materials.
KMM Virtual Institute
The European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL (KMM-VIN) has been founded under the auspices of the European Commission as a single legal entity with a supranational character to offer integrated basic and applied commercial research, educational and innovation activities in the field of knowledge-based multifunctional materials (abbreviated as KMM). The KMM-VIN is an international, non-profit association (AISBL) head-quartered in Brussels and incorporated under Belgian law (No d'entreprise 889 462 185).


The aim of KMM-VIN is to foster the creation of a powerful platform for research and development and industrial application of advanced multifunctional materials in order that Europe may become a global power in this field, thus contributing to enhancing the quality of life of European society.

Contact Details 
KMM-VIN Registered Office  
rue du Trône, 98
1050 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 2 21 341 60
Fax:    +32 2 79 155 36


KMM-VIN Remote Office
Pawinskiego 5 B
02-106 Warsaw
Phone: +48 22 826 2522