Research at the FSTM is structured into five departments:

Department of Computer Science (DCS)

The primary mission is to conduct fundamental and applied research in the area of computer, communication and information sciences.
The Department of Computer Science (DCS) is divided into four laboratories:

  •  Communicative Systems Laboratory (ComSys)
  •  Interdisciplinary Lab for Intelligent and Adaptive Systems (ILIAS)
  •  Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security (LACS)
  •  Laboratory for Advanced Software Systems (LASSY)

Department of Engineering (DES)

The Department of Engineering (DES) is an interdisciplinary group active in the classical domains of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.
The main research activities are cooperative efforts of specialists in the classical engineering domains organized in four main clusters:

  •  Construction & Design
  •  Energy & Environment
  •  Automation & Mechatronics
  •  Geophysics

Department of Mathematics (DMATH)

The Department of Mathematics (DMATH) carries out research in mathematics, both on its fundamental and its applied aspects.
These are the main research directions:

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Geometry and the Mathematical Theory of Quantization
  • Harmonic and geometric analysis
  • Probability Theory and its Applications, Mathematical Finance, Decision Theory

Department of Physics and Materials Science (DPHYMS)

The Department of Physics and Materials Science (DPHYMS) focuses on condensed matter physics. Its activities cover the whole field from the electronic and spin structure of crystals and interfaces to the thermodynamics of soft matter and composites with their interphases. Experimental and theoretical groups join forces to understand and develop materials.
Main research areas are:

  •  Photovoltaics
  •  Energy Materials
  •  NanoMagnetism
  •  Physics of Advanced Materials
  •  Theory of Soft Condensed Matter Physics
  •  Complex Systems and Statistical Mechanics
  •  Theoretical Solid-State Physics
  •  Experimental Soft Matter Physics

Department of Life Sciences and Medicine (DLSM)

Combining molecular, cellular and computational approaches, research at the Department of Life Sciences and Medicine (DLSM) focuses on the fundamental understanding of biological processes relevant to human diseases to make use of it for biomedical applications.
Main research areas are:

  •  Signal Transduction
  •  Cancer Cell Biology and Drug Discovery
  •  Molecular Disease Mechanisms
  •  Neuro Inflammation
  •  Calcium Signalling and inflammation
  •  Systems Biology




Strategic Research Priority: Computational Sciences