The research activities of the Materials Science and Technology (STM) group, which operates at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Perugia, in the Polo Scientifico e Didattico of Terni, are focused on the study of the fundamentals of the processing of polymeric materials, composite materials and polymer matrix nanocomposites.

In 25 years of life, the STM Group has faced several specific research topics, ranging from early models of the processing behaviour of carbon fiber epoxy laminates for aerospace applications to recent studies on the processing of nanocomposites and the development of thin films for polymeric photovoltaic systems.

The Materials Science and Technology group is very active in European research programmes (FP7) in connection with the European Center for Nanostructured Polymers (www.ecnp.eu.org).

Moreover, the group is active in the Technological District of the Umbria Region and in collaborations with numerous companies and research centres in Italy and abroad.

The research activities of the STM Group are divided in the following areas