The Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM) is an institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) (Spanish National Research Council) founded in December 1986, that belongs to the Area of Science and Technology of Materials, one of the eight Areas in which the CSIC divides its research activities.


Our mission is to create new fundamental and applied knowledge in materials of high technological impact, their processing and their transfer to the productive sectors at local, national and European scales (the true value of materials is in their use), the training of new professionals, and the dissemination of the scientific knowledge.

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Forthcoming Events


Polaritons for Chemistry and Materials Science

Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal  read more


The role of light in the field of Spintronics
Rubén M. Otxoa de Zuazola  read more


Functionalized Hybrid Nanomagnets:
New Materials for Innovations in Energy Storage and
Medical Theranostics

Michael Farle  read more


Entrevista a Pablo San José, ICMM, sobre los ordenadores cuánticos. La 2 Noticias.

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"Theory of 2D crystals: graphene and beyond", artículo de portada en Chem. Soc. Rev., por Rafael Roldán y Pablo San José, ICMM, et al.

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Beverage waste derived biomaterials for tissue engineering

M. Yates, Milagros Ramos-Gómez, Ana Civantos, Viviana Ramos, Jose Luis López-Lacomba, Jose Vicente Sanz Casado, Jaume Lluis Tarterra, Benet Fite and M. Angeles Martin-Luengo

The waste material from the beverage manufacturing industry was valorized as a renewable source for the manufacture of biomaterials capable of acting as scaffolds for tissue engineering. Environmentally friendly design of both structural and textural properties, produced biomaterials whose in vivo properties were similar to those of a commercial biomaterial.

Chem Green, 2017

In vivo biocompatibility evaluation of BB derived materials applied in powders and in pellets in muscle tissue of Wistar rats. Surgery process (A) of the BB implantation, (B) the histological results of powder materials in muscle tissue by hematoxiliyn eosin staining and (C) the histological results of pellets in muscle tissue by hematoxiliyn eosin staining 21 days after surgery.

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