Historical Facts

2016

FUSION PROJECT
  • A new Scientific Advisory Board is nominated for ICMAB
  • 30 years of ICMAB
  • 4 more ERC Grants attributed to ICMAB to start in 2017

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2015

  • ICMAB receives the Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence mention
  • 3 ERC Grants attributed to ICMAB
  • ICMAB-CSIC-AP-UAB agreement on the new distribution of use of MATGAS building

2014

  • Budgetary difficulties of CSIC
  • NANBIOSIS becomes an ICTS
  • 1 ERC Grant attributed to ICMAB

2012

FUSION PROJECT
  • CSIC crisis initiates a period of economic troubles
  • Fusion project is abandoned
  • The first ERC Grant attributed to ICMAB

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2011

  • Celebration of 25th Anniversary of ICMAB
  • First ICMAB proposal for Severo Ochoa mention

2010

  • New floor with clean room facility and photovoltaic roof
  • Fusion project ready
  • Approval of the ICMAB’s Strategic Plan 2010-13

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2008

  • Creation of Scientific Platform CIBER-BBN: ICMAB integrated through “Soft Materials”
  • Xavier Obradors, Director of ICMAB
  • The Conference room is named “Carles Miravitlles”

2007

  • Creation of UAB Research Park (PRUAB)
  • Creation of Barcelona Nanocluster in Bellaterra (BNC-b)

2006

  • CSIC Advisory Board

2005

  • Official opening of MATGAS 2000 AIE building
  • Approval of the ICMAB’s Strategic Plan 

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2004

  • Restructuing into five Departments
  • Creation of a Unit of Scientific Services


2003

  • Creation of a new Unit of Scientific Services, CIN2 and eight Departments
  • Construction of a new building for MATGAS connected with the ICMAB site

2002

  • New common laboratories (MBE and AFM)
  • Enlargement of the library (Prof. Manuel Cardona donation) and remodelation of the building

2001

  • Starting the Materials Engineering Studies at UAB


1999

  • Initiation of the procedure for the creation of MATGAS 2000 AIE (UAB/CSIC/CM)


1998

  • Construction of a new floor and remodelation of the building

1997

  • Restructuring into four Departments

1996

  • Creation of the joint Supercritical Fluids Facility with CM, SA


1995

  • New Foundation Board

1992

  • Restructuring of the centre with a Foundation Board


1991

  • Institute officially opened. The King and Queen of Spain are present in the inauguration

1989

  • New building on the UAB campus

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1986

  • Foundation of the ICMAB by the CSIC on 26 June 1986
  • Carles Miravitlles appointed as Acting Director

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