The Materials Physics Department is well recognized because its strong activity in several fields of the Material Physics field.
This activity has catalyzed the creation of new research centers in the neighborhood, namely the "Donostia International Physics Center" (DIPC) foundation, the Material Physics Center (joint Center between the Spanish Research Council and the University of the Basque Country) and more recently the nanoscience Cooperative Research Center "CIC nanogune".

 DIPC Nanogune