Knowledge and Technology Transfer 

The Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) Committee was established in July 2017. The main objectives of the Committee are defining the KTT strategy of ICMAB, reviewing the KTT actions done during a certain period of time and planning the future actions.

Communication & Outreach

The Communication & Outreach Committee was formally established in April 2018, as part of one of the Severo Ochoa project objectives, to invigorate the Communication & Outreach of the Institute. The committee is formed by the C&O officer and by representatives from the different research lines and technical services of the Institute.
Communication: The aim of the committee is to support and collaborate on internal and external communications. This includes communication within the center and organization of events, and communication to the press and social media. It functions as a general discussion space for supporting, developing, and sharing information about communications efforts. The committee's primary method of communication is by email and by periodical meetings.  
Outreach: As part of its mission, ICMAB aims to inform society about the research being conducted by its scientists in materials science, both to help citizens understand the importance of research and make informed decisions, and to encourage young people to consider scientific careers.The institute organizes or takes part in a range of dissemination activities throughout the year. These outreach activities are coordinated by the Communication & Outreach Office, with direct collaboration with researchers from all groups and technicians through the Committee. Together they also develop materials for students and teachers to help explain certain concepts and methods.


The main objectivies of the Recruitment Committee is to attract junior and senior scientists with outstanding track record on FUNMAT specialties, from Spain and abroad; foster and develop a professional career to promote excellent researchers on FUNMAT specialties.

Seminars and Internal Training

OBJECTIVES: To disseminate the ICMAB research lines. To let people know the new researchers incorporated at ICMAB. To divulge the Scientific and Technical services available at ICMAB. To offer periodical seminars by renowned national and international researchers. To organize Training Workshops on specific subjects
ACTIVITIES: Workshops on specific subjects or techniques. Scientific Seminars. Technical Seminars on ICMAB services. Other seminars and sessions

Gender Equality 

Gender is a cross-cutting issue and is mainstreamed in all European and national projects, ensuring a more integrated approach to research and innovation. The objectives of the Gender Equality Committee are based on the strategy on gender equality of Horizon 2020: Fostering gender balance in research teams, in order to close the gaps in the participation of women. Ensuring gender balance in decision-making, in order to reach the target of 40% of the under-represented sex in panels and groups and of 50% in advisory groups. Integrating the gender dimension in research and innovation (R&I) content, helps improve the scientific quality and societal relevance of the produced knowledge, technology and/or innovation. The Gender Committee created within the Severo Ochoa project has the goal of recognizing and strengthening equal opportunities within the Institute. It organizes  workshops and activities to raise awareness, and has sponsored the creation of a mailbox that anyone studying or working at ICMAB can use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Health and Safety

Formed on the June 1, 1990, at the instigation of the Director, and with the consent of the governing body, the objective of this committee is to control aspects of safety in the Institute, as well as propose to the Director and Management the necessary measures to fulfil the rules governing these matters. 

The Health and Safety Committee is formed by a member representing each department, and its meetings are held at least once a year. A report is produced and submitted to the governing body.

In order to resolve daily prevention issues, a Permanent Technical Committee was created in 2019, which meets more frequently and is in direct contact with Direction and Management.

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  • Elies Molins (RL1)
  • Oriol Sabater (Maintenance)
  • Joan Figuerola (IT)
  • Javier Rubio (IT)
  • Alejandro Santos (Library)
  • One representative of each lab


The Gas Committee was formed in 1990 during the preparation of the current building. 
Objectives: Ensuring the safety of laboratories that work with gas. Take care of the security and suitability of the installations and the general gas network. Negotiate the annual prices of special gases and liquid nitrogen with the supply company..Being the link between users and supplier

  • Judith Oró (Technical Services)
  • Oriol Sabater (Head of maintenance)
  • One representative of each lab


Waste Management 

  • Roberta Ceravola


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