Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB)

The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) is a multidisciplinary research center focused on cutting-edge research in functional advanced materials in the fields of energy, electronics, nanomedicine and application fields yet to imagine.

ICMAB, which is already more than three decades old, keeps its initial enthusiasm in generating new knowledge in materials science research, and transferring it to the society and the industry.

It is located at a university campus, surrounded by other research and technological centres, with access to many state-of-the art equipment and scientific facilities. Moreover, with over 220 members, it is a very attractive place to work for young researchers.

Key Facts of ICMAB

Number of articles published during year 2016.
Percentage of 2016 publications among the top 25 %.
ERC grants awarded as of year 2016.
Percentage of competitive budget in year 2016.

The Severo Ochoa strategic research program of ICMAB centered on "Smart FUNctional MATerials for social grand challenges" is now certainly further supported and fostered by the Alliance with all the centers of excellence SOMMa. Boosting international impact and visibility and enhancing the good practices in research managing, outreach activities and attracting talents are common objectives that we will share. 

Xavier Obradors

Xavier Obradors

Director at ICMAB

Articles from Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB)