BC Materials

BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center launched in June 2012 by Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) as a research center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures. The center’s objective is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, as well as to turn this
knowledge into the next generation of (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society. In this way, materials for sensors and actuators, critical for the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 paradigms shaping modern technological drives, materials for advanced biological and biomedical applications and materials for energy (both generation and storage), among others, are being developed, evaluated, understood, and implemented. The BCMaterials is one of the most recent research centers of the science and technology network, and it is embedded in a clear growth in productivity as well as impact. The center currently has about 60 members and its scientific production in 2017 around 100 published articles, and presents outstanding researchers in printable materials and devices, materials processing and characterization in terms of their physicalchemical characteristics, including electrical, thermal, magnetic and mechanical properties, among others. The center focusses on all types of materials, such as polymers, metals and ceramics. Finally, nanostructures of key multifunctional materials are being developed and characterized.