We are the Basque Center for Materials, Applications & Nanostructures
We work on new materials for a better life!
Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures
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). The center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network.
Our publications reached a 64 H Index. 83% of Q1 publications.
77 staff researchers plus 26 associates.
99% of competitive funding.
The strategic areas are designed to benefit from the knowledge generated in advanced materials and apply it to respond to the most important challenges of modern society. From environmental remediation, monitoring and prevention, energy generation and storage, biomedicine and biotechnology, as well as providing the advanced materials necessary for digitalization and industry 4.0 strategies
Environmental prevention, remediation and monitoring
Solutions based on materials for sensing (heavy metals, volatile organic compounds) and remediation strategies for water and air, materials compatible with sustainability and circular economy…
Energy generation and storage
Researching on new materials for solar energy and energy harvesting systems, active materials for Li and Na-batteries, printable batteries, hydrogen generation and storage…
Digitalization and emerging technologies
We develop smart and functional materials with improved integration through advanced manufacturing processes, materials for sensors and actuators used for smart cities and interiors, industry 4.0 and wearables…
Biomedicine and biotechnology
We focus, among others, on the development of nanoparticle based solutions for biomedicine, active scaffolds and microenvironments for tissue enginereering, including organ-on-a-chip approaches.
Research lines are designed to generate knowledge in the new generation of smart, active and multifunctional materials, to achieve excellence in the next generation of materials, to discover materials and effects and to transfer this knowledge to society. Within the research áreas, one or more of theses research lines work together in order to give answer to specific technological and society challenges. In addition, the transversal research lines are designed as activities supporting the actions of research lines and areas through specialist in highly needed tools and activity of advanced materials science.
Active and smart materials
Active and smart materials are at the core of the on-going rapid technological development, base of the digitization though…
Micro and nano-devices
The multifunctional materials, nanostructures and surfaces being developed, allow the implementation in functional prototypes…
Micro and nanostructured materials
Nanostructures will be developed in order to take advantage of their specific tailored properties and to support the development…
Advanced functional materials and surfaces
This research line concerns mainly the implementation through deep fundamental understanding of functional materials for…
Neutron science is strongly used in all activities of BCMaterials and it will continue to be one or the cornerstones of advanced materials…
Training opportunities for students
University internship programs, degree final projects, master thesis final projects, doctoral program...
Fuelium, a company co-founded by Juan Pablo Esquivel, awarded at Expoquimia
BCMaterials reinforces collaboration with research institutions in Chile and Argentina
BCMaterials presents its 2022 Annual Report
BCMaterials collaborates with the Zientziaz Blai outreach event