Severo Ochoa Programme 2018-2022 Pillar 2: Enabling Platforms - Nanomaterials and nanofabrication

This platform supports the development of bottom-up and top-down approaches to the synthesis of novel nanostructures and nanomaterials, as well as the fabrication of devices using state-of-the-art nanofabrication tools and cleanroom-type facilities. It also leads the design of innovative manufacturing processes and prototype production.


Significant resources have been invested in extending the technical capabilities of the ICN2 Research Support Division. The new Nanomaterials Growth Unit and the recently-begun construction of a shared Nanofabrication Facility are all essential elements of this enabling platform.

The key areas of work identified for the 2018-2022 period are the consolidation of the ICN2’s technical and scientific infrastructure, and the improvement of knowledge management tools to ensure that in-house expertise is efficiently exploited by all groups.

The specific actions planned include: acquisition of key enabling equipment; creation of a centralised protocols database of the processes used for the growth and synthesis of nanomaterials; preparation of an assessment protocol for alternative methods to nanolithography for the fabrication of nanoscale devices and components; and the creation of a repository of current state-of-the-art nanomaterials.

Action Manager

Dr Gustavo Ceballos
Head of the ICN2 Research Support Division