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. Therefore, our objective is to become an international reference Centre for Materials, contributing in an effective manner to the development of the Knowledge Society, a centre that promotes excellency for new professionals demanding training, and/or for established scientists requiring to broaden or update their knowledge. Simultaneously, the ICMM should be a national reference for the innovative industry, particularly at the nanometre scale and emergent fields. Google+