We are a public and multidisciplinary research center dedicated to cutting-edge research in functional advanced nanomaterials, pursuing excellence in the generation and transfer of knowledge, and in the development of scientific and technical tools and methodologies.
Our aim is to create new knowledge and innovative solutions in some of the biggest and more complex challenges that our society currently faces: materials for a clean and secure energy, materials for low-cost electronics, and materials for nanomedicine.
We are located at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) campus, surrounded by other research and technological centers and with access to many state-of-the art equipment and scientific facilities. With over 300 members, we are a very attractive place to work for young researchers.
Our R&D activities are strongly backed up by state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation and specialized technical staff available in our scientific services. We are ready and able to deploy R&D activities at the forefront of international knowledge.
The ICMAB is integrated within the Barcelona Nanocluster in Bellaterra (BNC-b), a research network that aims to share advanced scientific equipment and promote and disseminate nanoscience and nanotechnology to the society.
The ICMAB therefore offers a complete range of scientific services, including a 10,000 Class Cleanroom (the Nanoquim Platform) that are open to interested parties, whether these are academic or from industry, and it participates in all kinds of educational, technology transfer, communication and promotional activities.
Many ICMAB researchers teach at the UAB Master's degree in Nanotechnology and Materials Science and also on the UAB degree on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and many students choose our center to start a research career.