Skip to main content


The IMB-CNM has many success stories regarding the scientific activity, the publications in high impact journals and the technology transfer resulting in new applications for the society. IMB-CNM has an excellent research base line that ensures the success of our strategic goals linked to the scientific activities. These activities are supported by the high quality of the papers published (80% Q1), the number of citations (4,276), and the high internationalisation level (65% of the papers (> 300), 73 different countries).

Here, we put every success story that makes our research and the development in micro and nanoelectronics great.

IMB-CNM is a high level research institution founded in 1985 within the National Centre of Microelectronics, CNM, in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona. Here we make an annual recap of our activity. This includes the total number of publications, citations, worldwide collaborations, networking with Spanish institutions, the sources of our funding and a breakdown of our current personnel, in which we aim to tackle and correct the present gender gap. The transparency of our data aims to achieve a better knowledge of how our research centre works and attain scientific excellence.

This data is updated as of February 2021.

The groups within our centre and our individual researchers are currently partners or have collaborated in the past with many platforms and high level institutions throughout Europe and the world.

This section includes a list of the highlighted IMB-CNM scientific papers published in journals included in the Science Citation Index (SCI), per year of publication.

IMB-CNM has worked with the industry throughout the years to apply our research into society-changing technologies. Within our installations and the Clean Room, we have developed sensors meant to arrive to Mercury, diodes orbiting the Earth and subdetectors trying to entice and comprehend dark matter.

Here we have some success stories of our activity.

Highlights figures

Q1 publications
number of citations per year
internationalisation level