For more than 20 years, the activity of the FCS division has been based on both the study and charaterization of surface and interface materials and the development of new  analytical methodologies for surface analysis.
...expertise  in microelectronic materials, thin films deposition, plasma treatment, carbon based and polymeric materials, biomaterials and  biomedical devices and the interaction between biological systems and electromagnetic fields.

From March 1987 to December 2007, FCS division has been headed by Dr Mariano Anderle.

Since 2008 FCS Division has been transformed in two research units (M2B2 and  PAM) of the Center for Materials and Microsystems at FBK: