The Consortium for Computational Molecular and Materials Sciences (CMS)2 is a joint laboratory of the University of Perugia (Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology), CNR (Institute of Molecular Science and Technologies) and two companies (Master UP and Molecular Horizon).
(CMS)2 currently comprises 16 permanent staff members, in addition to students, PhD, post-docs and visiting researchers. (CMS)2 aims to develop knowledge in the field of computational modelling, with targets in molecular, bio-molecular and materials sciences. It also aims to contribute quality training Master and International Doctorate courses (such as the Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling, TCCM) and to develop e-learning programmes.
The research carried out by (CMS)2 covers a broad range of subjects, with equal emphasis on basic theory and applications, including research on innovative materials for energy and the design of software to study chemical materials and biological systems.