Condensed Matter Physics Centre at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (IFIMAC-UAM)

A María de Maeztu unit since 2014

The IFIMAC – Condensed Matter Physics Centre is a new María de Maeztu Excellence Research Unit located in the campus of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid pursuing cutting-edge research and scientific excellence.

It comprises researchers from several university departments aiming to advance the limits of knowledge in both theoretical and experimental Condensed Matter Physics. Sixty four researchers constitute its permanent staff with up to ninety postdoctoral researchers and Ph.D students.

Research performed in the institute has gained world reputation in the following areas:

  • Advanced Materials
  • First Principles Simulations and Modeling
  • Nanophysics
  • Nano and Quantum Optics
  • Soft Condensed Matter and Biophysics

Key Facts of IFIMAC

196 Publications in 2021
168/196 articles Q1
140/196 articles D1 (SCOPUS)
3 ERC grants
2 starting grant
1 proof of concept
2 RC/year
Yearly recruitment of fellows of the Ramón y Cajal program.
100% Employment rate
Employment rate of postdocs having completed their stay at IFIMAC.
93 Projects
12 International projects
59 national projects
18 regional project
The financial support of the Maria de Maeztu grant affords us the possibility of attract top talent young researcher to develop their career at IFIMAC and encourage the collaborative research in the Center.
Rubén Pérez Pérez
Director at IFIMAC