Pushing the frontiers of materials physics science
Born in 1999 as a joint initiative between Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and Universidad del Pais Vasco – Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU), the long-term aim of CFM is to push forward the frontiers of knowledge on advanced materials science research, by putting together stable teams with a record of excellence in scientific research. CFM quality work has been recognized by the Basque Government acknowledging its instrumental body MPC (see CFM’s governance) as a Basic Excellence Research Center (BERC)
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Relevant data at a glance
+5 Milions of €
Total competitive public fundraising in 2021
Published in the framework of international collaborations
European, National and Basque projects and networks
Scientific Conferences, Workshops, courses and Seminars
Science and society
+ 60 activities
+ 9000 attendees
ARTIBLED, Protein based lighting team wins royal society of chemistry’s prestigious new horizon prize
An international collaboration of scientists, including CFM researcher Pedro Braña Coto, was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry’s new Materials Chemistry Division Horizon Prize: Stephanie L Kwolek Award. The work is a collaboration between researchers from Technische Universität München, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, CIC biomaGUNE and CFM.
CFM RESEARCHER F. SEBASTIAN BERGERET SBARBARO wins the Bessel Award of the Humboldt Foundation
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, established by the Federal Republic of Germany to strengthen research capabilities through international exchange, grants annually the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award to internationally renowned academics from abroad in recognition for their outstanding accomplishments in their area of expertise and their exceptional promise for the future. As part of the price, award winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choosing in Germany, in close collaboration with a specialist colleague.
CFM is fully immerse in the implementation of the Gender Equality Plan launched in 2020, and it has become clear that a gender plan goes far beyond the goal of achieving parity in the gender balance. It must be an active instrument to guarantee a safe, friendly and attractive work environment for any person, regardless of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.
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2021: First year of the implementation of the Gender aquality Plan. Highlighted actions
Science and Society
At CFM, supporting scientific culture is a core policy in our understanding of the scientific community’s duty to society. 2021 has been a year of settling into the new forms of communication that the global pandemic required.
During 2021 more than 60 activities and events were organized, many of them in collaboration with other institutions.