IMDEA Nanoscience is a multidisciplinary scientific research institution focused on frontier science and technology at the nanoscale. The institute was created by initiative of the regional Government of the Community of Madrid in November 2006 to provide new capacity for research, technological development and innovation in the field of Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Molecular Design. The objective of IMDEA Nanoscience is the creation of new knowledge that together with technology centres and companies may be transformed into disruptive innovations for the industry.
The institute houses a multidisciplinary community of approximately 150 scientists working on research programmes ranging from molecular nanoscience, scanning probe microscopies and surfaces, nanomagnetism, nanoelectronics and superconductivity, nanobiosystems (biomachines and manipulation of macromolecules), nanosurfaces and nanodevices and nanomedicine.
Within the program of nanosurfaces and nanodevices, one area of particular research interest is the development nano-fabrication techniques to address new challenges in materials processing, device design and integration to open up new opportunities for application of nanotechnology in areas such as biomedical technology, photonics, clean energy, water management or construction. This program leverages on nanofabrication technologies and one area of special focus is de development of cost-effective scalable process to fabricate surface nanostructured materials with advanced functionalities.