The Electroactive Smart Materials is a group within the Group of Cooperative Phenomena in Dielectrics, from the Physics Department of the University of Minho and the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), composed by persons with different positions and background areas, and coordinated by Prof. Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez.

Since the 12 years of existence, many people have contribute with their best to give rise of our current research.
This group also gives support, advisory and consulting services to Somatica M&S, Nanopaint and Acutus, both spin-offs borned from this group and to CeNTI, a R&D Center located at Vila Nova de Famalicão.