IMS was officially established in the Fall of 2005 and currently has 3 Chair professors, 1 Visiting Chair Professor, 6 professors, and 5 assistant professors. It also has 2 adjunct professors jointly appointed by Academia Sinica and the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center. In 2006, 10 M.S. students and 4 Ph.D. students were enrolled in IMS. In 2007, IMS will admit 13 additional M.S. students and 4 Ph.D. students.