The Helmholtz Research Program MSE (Materials Systems Engineering) is developing and integrating information-based techniques in material design, development and processing as a major asset for future breakthroughs.

Information-driven materials interface design, in particular of nanomaterials, biomaterials and advanced engineering materials, offers great potential for future technological applications by tuning the materials properties beyond the design of bulk microstructures via the functionalization of surfaces and control of interfaces.

In addition to KIT, the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon are involved in the program.