The Material Science and engineering section of CeNAT, promotes the development of new materials, as well as the characterization and understanding of existing structures in order to create new applications through the use of technologies associated with nanoscience and material science.

The research in this area contributes to develop specific applications for the productive sector in different kinds of industry, such as metallurgy, polymer science, microbiology, and medicine among others.

This area is composed of the (LANOTEC).