The current thematic scope of KMM-VIN is arranged within three Working Groups focused on: Intermetallics (WG1), Metal-Ceramic Composites (WG2), Functionally Graded Materials and Coatings (WG3). The KMM-VIN membership includes research groups with expertise in material processing technologies, characterisation of material microstructure, mechanical and physical properties, modelling (analytical and numerical) of material behaviour under design and in-service conditions. The continuously growing number of researchers within the KMM-VIN members, comprise specialists in materials science, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and numerical methods, who are capable of forming problem-oriented consortia to provide comprehensive and verifiable solutions in the KMM area.