Welcome to the Materials Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC).
The ICMAB is defined by its people and its location.
Our present researchers, technical staff, administrators, and our alumni are exceptional for their commitment to excellent science, creativity, entrepreneurial drive, diversity, inclusivity and public service, as well as for the respectful, dedicated, helpful and positive way they go about their work.
We are privileged to be on a University Campus close to one of the most beautiful Mediterranean cities, lovely countryside, and an area of remarkable scientific and innovation activity, with world class facilities of all kinds. The atmosphere is vibrant in every sense.
"Our international leadership in materials science is recognized with the Severo Ochoa excellence award (gained in 2016 and again in 2020)".
Our mission is to generate new knowledge in Advanced Materials Science and transfer it to the society, particularly to industry within the European Research Area. Our international leadership in materials science is recognized with the Severo Ochoa excellence award (gained in 2016 and again in 2020).
We perform cutting-edge research on Functional Advanced Materials for Energy, Electronics, and Nanomedicine, and fields of application that are yet to be imagined, translate it and communicate it to specialist and general audiences.
We are an institute of the largest public research organization in Spain, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), a multidisciplinary organisation with over 120 Institutes across the State, performing basic and applied research.
Materials have transformed society over history. The ICMAB is contributing now to our drive to meet the challenges of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development goals, through education and science.
Please come and take advantage of the opportunities at the ICMAB, join the biologists, chemists, engineers and physicists here and participate in our mission with an enthusiastic and welcoming team of people from around the globe to teach, train, create, study, innovate and share ideas in a place where everyone belongs.