Welcome to the Advanced Force Microscopy and Nanolithograpy lab (ForceTool) , Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC

2021 International Scanning Probe Microscopy (ISPM)

Congratulations to our 2021 ISPM3 Poster Award Winners:

Simone Benaglia

Juan Garcia


8th Multifrequency AFM Conference Madrid,

new date:

27th-30th October 2020





Master in

Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology



PME-Precision and Microsystems Engineering-Delft University of Technology Mini-Symposium on AFM methods

Friday 11 October 2019

14h00: Prof. Ricardo Garcia, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Spain

Title: A force microscope exploration of water, ions, proteins and cells


Young Researcher Award: «AFMBioMed young investigator award» for the best talk from young researchers

Recieved by Simone Benaglia in the AFM BioMed Conference Münster 2019, for is talk: Mapping nanomechanical properties of proteins and polymers with bimodal AFM


El grafeno y el agua no se mojan noticiasdelaciencia.com

Un equipo liderado por investigadores del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) (España) ha estudiado cómo interaccionan materiales bidimensionales como el grafeno con el agua. (Leer mas)


Ricardo Garcia has been selected to receive a Beller Lectureship for the APS March Meeting, 4-8 March 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts




RG was nominated by the APS Topical Group on Instrument & Measurement Science (GIMS). The Beller Lectureship was endowed by the estate of Esther Hoffman Beller for the purpose of bringing distinguished scientists from abroad as invited speakers at general APS meetings. Every year three lectureships are awarded. Several Nobel laureates such as Pierre de Gennes or Serge Haroche have been awarded with a Beller lectureship in the past.




Viscoelasticity of cells – implications for adhesion and motility

Prof. Andreas Janshoff

Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Göttingen

Materials Science Factory, ICMM, Madrid

20th November 12:00 2018 ICMM, Sala de seminarios

Tracking a cell’s mass in real time: a new indicator of cell physiology

David Martínez-Martín

Materials Science Factory, ICMM, Madrid

5th October 11:00 2018 ICMM, Sala de seminarios

BIO-AFM: AFM and related Techniques for Biological Research

Empa, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, St.Gallen
September 27, 2018

Check de program in this link

Frontiers in Nanoscience : A force microscope perspective on ions, proteins and cells

Ricardo Garcia
Materials Science Factory, ICMM, Madrid

4th June 2018 AMOLF Lecture Room, AMOLF (The Netherlands)



AMOLF Lecture Room, June 4 2018

CSIC NEWS: Experts on the nano microscopy community gather to discuss about the cells nanomechanics and its application in biomedicine




7th Multifrequency AFM Conference, Madrid, 18th-20th April 2018

Abstract Submission is open until 15th Feb 2018


The Nanotechnology Highlights of 2017


Characterization of organic self-assembled monolayers using bimodal
Atomic Force Microscopy

phD Evangelia-Nefeli Athanasopoulou

16th  Jan 2018, 12 h, Sala de Seminarios, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid

Frontiers in high resolution microscopy:
The emergence of multifrequency force microscopy

Ricardo Garcia

4th Dec 2017, Center for Nanoscale Systems, Harvard 


Thermal Scanning Probe Lithography: nano-patterning and nano-devices witgh high-resolution, within less processing steps, on novel materials

Yu Kyoung Ryu Cho

Postdoctoral researcher at Dr. Armin Knoll’s group, IBM Research Laboratory Zurich.

5th  Sept 2017, 12 h, Sala de Seminarios, ICMM


Role of ions in solid-liquid interfaces investigated by molecular simulations

Lidija Zivanovic,

Aalto University, Department of Applied Physics

13th December 2016, 12 h, Sala de Juntas, ICMM


On November the 8th Ricardo García received the Nanotechnology Recognition Award, given by the American Vacuum Society


Alma Pérez Perrino wins the NSTD Awards Competition given by the American Vacuum Society


Frontiers of Force Microscopy in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Prof. Ricardo García 


3rd November, 3-4 PM


 we offer several graduate student and post-doctoral positions in the fields of Advanced force microscopy, Nanomechanics, Nanolithography and Nanomedicine.
Please send an application with a short CV to ana.tello@csic.es


Daniel Martin-Jimenez has received the Best poster prize at the Condensed Matter Divison Congress of the European Physical Society held in Groningen from Sept 4th to 9th, 2016;  http://cmd26.eu/

Una nueva técnica de mircroscopía toma imágenes con resolución atómica de la estructura de sales disueltas en agua

ACS Nano acknowledges the contributions of the group to the development of force microscopy
Editorial, July 26th, 2016; ACS Nano 10, 6417-6419 (2016)

Nature Nanotechnology acknowledges Multifrequency AFM as one of the more active and promising areas of research in high resolution force microscopy.  Editorial, April 2016, Nature  Nanotechnology 11, 305 (2016).

Ricardo García escribe las primeras páginas de El Quijote en tamaño nanométrico


Latest News

RICARDO GARCÍA, Premio de Nanotecnología 2016 otorgado por la American Vacuum Society

Ricardo García, Bazas de la Investigación Madrileña






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