The objective of IMN is the advance in fundamental research and applications in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
IMN offers technological support through its Micro and nanofabrication service (MiNa), attending to the most challenging and demanding requirements.
IMN has reached a strong experience in advanced fabrication techniques like molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), electron beam lithography and tools based on scanning probe microscopy (SPM) for the fabrication, characterization and manipulation of nanostructures. IMN is also developing the following aspects related to biosensors based on nanomechanical systems: advanced instrumentation, novel transduction and actuation methods, theoretical models, biological functionalization of nanomechanical systems and design of novel approaches for nanomechanical sensing. All these tasks are addressed to the advancement of basic knowledge in nanomechanics as well as to the development of ultrasensitive biosensors based on nanomechanical systems and their application in the biomedical field.
This cumulative experience is in the base of its multidisciplinary research activity and the reason why IMN research activity is widespread into apparently diverse subjects, as the development of nanobiosensors to discriminate cancerigeneous cells, fabrication of semiconductor and metallic nanostructures for devices in information technologies, advanced photovoltaics, magnetoplasmonics or thermoelectricity, scanning probe techniques for molecular recognition, development of technological processes for thin film fabrication with application in phovoltaics and space instrumentation…
The Institute of Microelectronics of Madrid (IMM-CNM) belonging to the National Microelectronics Center. It was founded on February 24, 1994, with Mr. Fernando Briones being its director. On June 21, 2017 it changed its name and was renamed the Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology, (IMN-CNM). Presently IMN-CNM has 72 people involved, 30 scientist researchers and 19 Ph D students.
IMN is open to the scientific and technological community through the participation in research national and international projects. These projects include, among others, two Starting Grant of European Research Council: Nano-engineered high performance thermoelectric energy conversion devices and Development of a nanomechanical tool-box for the investigation of cell mechanics.
IMN (Instituto de Micro y Nanotecnología), is a research institute that belongs to the National Scientific Reseach Council in Spain (CSIC), togeher with IMB (Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona) and IMS (Instituto de Microelectrónica de Sevilla). These three institutes form the Microelectronic National Center, (Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica-CNM). IMN is part of the International Campus of Excellence (CEI UAM + CSIC), academic and research consortium promoted by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and CSIC.
Since 2021, Dr. Antonio García-Martín is the Director.