BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is a research center included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network. The mission of BCMaterials is to develop high-quality interdisciplinary research in multifunctional and active materials with advanced properties, from their basic understanding to explore new applications. Thus, it is our mission to generate knowledge in new generation of materials, as well as to turn this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society.

In order to achieve the mission, BCMaterials also carry out high-level post-graduate training in new materials and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration with leading centers and companies as the driving force behind major scientific and technological advances.


BCMaterials is committed to be an international reference research center in the area of multifunctional, active materials and nanomaterials. Our commitment with society comprises not only in research, development and technology transfer, but also outreach and the formation of new generations of great scientists. Thus, we build strong links with local, national and international institutions, organization and companies to provide our expertise and facilities to explore innovations in materials and related technologies with the highest quality.

The quality of publications and project results, in conjunction with the image and prestige, based on research excellence, staff satisfaction and social responsibility, is at the base of international recognition of BCMaterials.


Reference values assumed by BCMaterials are:

  • Leadership in the areas of advanced materials and materials technologies
  • Commitment to the Principles of Excellence.
  • Transparency, effectiveness and efficiency in resource management.
  • Satisfaction and development of researchers and other staff.
  • Quest for maximum return to the society and contribution to sustainability.