Research partners

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

The Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) is a flagship institute established to pursue excellence in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Its core activities include basic and applied research across a range of disciplines, incl. nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanophononics and nanofabrication, as well in technology transfer and public outreach. The centre comprises 18 research groups plus a highly specialised technical support infrastructure, and hosts 280+ researchers from over 30 countries. It further includes within its mission to train students and early-career researchers, as well as create opportunities between researchers, industry, policy makers and society. ICN2 was recognised as a leading national Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence in 2014, renewed in 2018. It is a founding member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and is a member of the CERCA network of research centres of the Generalitat Catalunya. It is hosting the following positions: