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About the center

The Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM-CSIC) is a well positioned research center to be the best partner both for the development of new Micro and Nano Technologies, Components and Systems (which are considered Key Enabling Technologies -KET’s- by the European Commission) and also for the application of such technologies to the solution of the Societal Challenges that the European citizens are facing now.

The main activities of IMB-CNM is basic and applied research and development, education and training in micro and nanotechnologies, components and systems. Its mission is to improve the knowledge and to contribute to the implementation of solutions based in these technologies in new products, for solving societal challenges.

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The Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM) is the largest institute in Spain dedicated to the research and development of Micro and Nano Technology (MNTs) and microsystems and the unique with the capacities of silicon technology in Spain. It belongs to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) since its foundation in 1985.

The Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM) is structured in governing bodies, executive bodies and advisory and support bodies. The research activity is developed in the groups, distributed in two departments: Micro and Nano Systems (DMN) and Systems Integration (DIS).

The IMB-CNM is a dynamic research centre which welcomes new people every day. We have research staff, Postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, and Undergradute or Master's students finishing their works; there is also many people working in Administration supporting the research, such as IT, management, maintenance, Technology transfer, project management and many other tasks. You will find everyone on this site.


The IMB-CNM, as a CSIC center, is an institution included within the subjective scope of application of the Act 19/2013 of transparency, access to public information and good government. As expressed in the explanatory statement, the law has as one of its objectives to increase and reinforce the transparency in public activity that is articulated through the obligations of active advertising.

The IMB-CNM is the perfect environment to develop an R&D career. Periodically, the center offers pre and post doctoral positions according to the needs of the research groups and the new projects that are starting. The IMB-CNM also offers places for FPI contracts for the completion of the doctoral thesis. In addition, it also offers stays (external internships and projects) for undergraduate and master students in collaboration with the main Catalan and Spanish universities.

IMB-CNM is located in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), on the Campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), which is a privileged environment for both basic and applied/industrial research. It is surrounded by other research centres and research facilities, such as ICN2, ICMAB, CRAG, IFAE, ALBA Synchrotron, etc. forming one of the most important scientific and technological hubs of southern Europe.