Message from Director General

dg-photoC-MET  welcomes  you to glance through/ have a glimpse of our institute.  Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), has been established in 1991 under the aegis  of the then Department of Electronics (DoE), Government of India.  C-MET, a Scientific Society under the administrative control of Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT), Government  of India has been set up with a clear vision/mission to focus on development of electronic materials for various sectors of the economy. Through its three centres located at Pune, Hyderabad and Thrissur, C-MET concentrates  in the areas of Integrated electronic Packaging, Nano materials, thick films and nano-composites, ultra High Pure Materials and Compound Semi-conductors, Materials  for renewable energy, E-Waste management, Analytical services under NABL accredited Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) facility, Sensors and actuators, flexible microwave subtrates, aerogel and graphene based super capacitors.  Plans are in advanced stage to start activities on tera hertz materials for strategic and commercial applications. We have capabilities to develop high accurate NTC  thermistors of assorted sizes for various electronic applications and develop societal applications for early breast cancer detection, ultra high purity and functional materials to address. the present strategic  and future energy needs of the country, innovative designs  for critical process equipment for in-house, specific processes up to for pilot scale, solutions and technologies for certain waste disposal, green and sustainable engineering for waste recycling &  training of  qualified and skilled manpower in niche areas of R&D to cater to the needs of Indian Industry. We have created Centre of excellence in certain areas of R&D which are unique in the country.  Infrastructure specific to the process technology needs have been created.  Our research programmes falls into applied research and development leading to new technologies and are mostly interdisciplinary in nature combining  Science and Engineering.  The Scientific fraternity will be able to browse our new website, which is also linked to the website of our parent administrative ministry.  We are confident and expect that many young researchers will join our institute and opt for their stimulating career in nationally important indigenous programmes in the area of critical and new electronic materials.  I would like to quote Sir Issac Newton's speech that “To me there has never been a higher source of earthy honour or distinction than that connected with advances in  science”. We at C-MET chereish  the same dream.  The website takes you through the information on our research efforts in Science, Engineering and technology, our efforts to serve the strategic and other sectors of the economy,  the future plans and opportunities.

With Best Wishes

Dr. N.R. MUNIRATHNAM
Director General