The nascent field of materials sciences is a fast-growing subject area in the De Gruyter portfolio that is distinguished by fresh topics and new authors. The contemporary nature of this science is evidenced by its focus on cross-sectional technologies and their application in commerce and the business sector, with content provided by outstanding, internationally renowned scientists. As part of the development of this subject area, a new graduate textbook series was founded with a particular relevance for master‘s students. Our NANO Database has been launched in 2016. This resource summarizes more than 10 years of results in nanoscience in one database.