About us

Cimav is a public research center from Conacyt, looking forward to incorporate science and technology into society in order to innovate and improve products and processes, as well to increase education level of its human resources.

The Research Center for Advanced Materials, Cimav, is one of 27 (twenty-seventh) institutions coordinated by the National Council of Science and Technology, Conacyt. Cimav was established on October 25th 1994 in Chihuahua, México.

As part of its areas of competence we can find materials, energy and environment. Its strategic goals are:

  • Research, development and innovation of science and technology with criteria of excellence in areas such as materials, energy and environment concerning México´s development.
  • Research, development and innovation of science and technology with criteria of excellence in areas such as materials, energy and environment with the purpose of promote/encourage México´s development.
  • Qualify high-level human capital in science and technology through postgraduate programs.
  • Provide innovation and technological solutions to the productive, academic and social areas through services, consultancies, enquiries and technological development.

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This institution has its central office in Chihuahua, México; it also has two secondary venues in Monterrey, Nuevo León and Durango, Durango; as well this research center has a representative office located in Ciudad Juárez, México.

Cimav collaborates with national and international universities to achieve excellent academic training of its human resources and obtain an important record of graduates taking part of the productive sector within their professional field.

In addition it provides services to micro, small, medium and large business as well as national and international companies, as well as exportation industry and parastatal sector.

At present the Research Center for Advanced Materials consolidates as a leading institution in México and it looks forward to be an international example in its branch of knowledge.


Mission

To specialize in scientific research, technological development, innovation and excellent academic training in areas such as Materials, Energy an Environment to contribute Mexico sustainable development.

Vision

To be a world-class research center that raise science, technology and innovation within the region and Mexico in areas of Materials, Energy and Environment.

Important dates

October 25th, 1994
The Research Center for Advanced Materials, Cimav, is established in Chihuahua, Mexico.


Augusto 16th, 2000
Cimav is recognized as a public research center in agreement of Ley para el Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Tecnológica.


June 5th, 2002
Law of Science and Technology is promulgated/published and Conacyt turns into Sectorial Coordinator of public research center system, in wich Cimav is included.


2006
Cimav Monterrey is established.


2014
Cimav Durango is created.