Institute for the Structure of Matter
The IEM was established in 1976. Initially, the Institute was formed by several researchers working on the fields of Particle Physics, Molecular Physics, Quantum Chemistry, and Crystalline Polymers, with only five scientists on staff. Nowadays the Institute's core mission is to enhance knowledge on the structure of matter in a wide range of physical scales, from the building blocks of matter and space-time, to nuclei, atoms, molecules, and macromolecules, including condensed matter and mesoscopic systems.
Research activities are organized around groups, both experimental and theoretical, covering fields of Gravitational, Nuclear, Statistical, Atomic, Molecular, and Macromolecular Physics. Part of this research is based on large national and international facilities, such is the case for the groups of Experimental Nuclear Physics, Statistical Physics, and Macromolecular Physics.
The IEM is committed to contributing to enabling the sustainable competitiveness of European materials, including polymers, graphene and advanced molecular composites, along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship. A special effort is devoted to recycling and air pollutants. In the context
IEM can be included in the strategic objective 2 of the EIT RM:Designing materials solutions .
Currently, the IEM comprises about 45 staff scientists. IEM participates in over 60 research projects, yielding an average of 165 publications per year in prestigious scientific journals. Staff scientists, along with support staff, students and hired personnel add up to about 135 people.
Since 1994 the IEM belongs to the "Miguel Antonio Catalán" Physics Center (CFMAC) .
Its facilities and laboratories are located in four buildings at the main CSIC campus on Serrano St. in Madrid , which also house the facilities of the Institute of Optics and the Institute of Fundamental Physics .
- CSIC-Instituto de Estructura de la Materia
Organisation acts primarily in the following raw materials sectors
- Materials science
Which months can the internships take place?
- May 2023
- June 2023
- July 2023
What is the preferred duration of the internship?
Open positions for internships in this year
- International students
- National students
During the internship, company is able to offer to the intern(s):
Is laboratory work included?
Preferred educational background of the intern(s)
- Profile 1: Structural and morphological characterization of micro and nanoplastics degraded under different environments.
Profile 1b: Polymers for 3D printing: structural and morphological characterization during printing
Profile 2:Theoretical modeling of the iteration of nanoplastics in expansive clays and its influence on the environment.
- Profile 1: Dr. Aurora Nogales (https://www.softmatpol.iem.csic.es/bio/e_aurora.htm)
Profile 1b: Prof. Tiberio Ezquerra (https://www.softmatpol.iem.csic.es/)
Profile 2: Dr. Vicente Timón (https://www.csic.es/es/investigaci%C3%B3n/investigadoresvicente-timon-salinero)
- Both supervisors are outstanding scientist with extended expertise in the proposed topics.
Interview with the candidates
Has your organisation already participated?
Year/programme of participation