Erich Schmid Institut fur Materialwissenschaft Osterreichische Akademie der WissenschaftenGovernment


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Mission: The Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science (ESI): Performs cutting-edge research setting the ground for new material concepts; Educates outstanding students and scientists in Materials Science; Collaborates with leading industrial and scientific partners. The institute concentrates its research currently on Structural Materials (e.g. steel, alloys, composites, biological materials), Materials for Information Technology (flexible metal-polymer systems, thin film structures, n-BaTiO3), Materials for Energy and High Temperature Applications (refractory metals, intermetalllics), and novel Bulk Nanocrystalline Materials (e.g. nano-composites, magnetic nano-materials, nanoporous materials). ESI is pushing the frontiers in understanding microstructure – property relationships by combining advanced experimental and modelling techniques. This is a huge challenge since the length scales involved in materials science span nearly ten orders of magnitude, from atomic structures to macroscopic devices and components.

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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

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Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDAustria
Engineering 561st331st329th464th14th
Physics and Astronomy 670th419th423rd596th19th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

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