Welcome to BCMaterials!

BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center launched in June 2012 by Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) as a research center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures. The center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society.

We develop, evaluate, understand and implement materials for sensors and actuators which are critical for the internet of Things and Industry 4.0. We research on materials for advanced biological and biomedical applications and materials for energy (both generation and storage), among others, paradigms fields that are shaping modern technological drives.

We work on “materials for a better life” motivated both by “materials”… and by a “better life” for each and every one of us through science excellence and technology!

Our commitment with society ranges not only in research, development and technology transfer, but also in outreach and the formation of the new generation of great scientists.

Thus, feel free to navigate in through webpage to realize our motivation and competences and to check our main results. Also come to visit and contact us for collaboration, technology transfer or just for knowing the newest developments in advanced materials.

Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez
Scientific Director