The Materials Physics Department was created in year 1987. It is in charge of the teaching of Physics and Mathematics in the Faculty of Chemistry of the Basque Country University in San Sebastian.
The Materials Physics Department leads the scientific research in this field and has promoted the creation of new research center and infrastructures in the surrounding.
In this context the Materials Physics Department leads the  postgraduate programs: "Master in Nanoscience" and the PhD Program on "Physics of nanostructures and advanced materials".