IMRE is a research institute under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). It was set up in 1991 as a spin-off from the National University of Singapore (NUS). The main research focus of IMRE is on materials science and engineering. This research covers a wide range of materials such as metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers and composites. The research efforts are directed at understanding the structure-property-performance relationships in these materials, and at developing new materials and processes for advanced applications.