ICTS (acronym from Instalación Científico Técnica Singular) are facilities, resources, and services, for the development of high quality cutting-edge research and, to promote transfer, exchange and preservation of knowledge, technology and innovation. They are unique or exceptional in their scientific areas and of strategic importance that justifies their availability to all actors in the field of R&D&I. In 2014 the CNME (National Center for Electron Microscopy) that belongs to the University Complutense of Madrid and the LMA (Advanced Microscopy Laboratory) that belongs to the University of Zaragoza were recognized as a distributed ICTS, called ELECMI, by the Executive Committee of the Council of Scientific, Technological and Innovation Policy (CPCTI) of Spain.

ELECMI provides competitive access to Electron Microscopy instruments as well as associated characterization techniques of materials along with support and sound advice based on the technical skills and expertise from our specialist team. After the positive evaluation performed by the CPCTI in November 2018, two new nodes have been incorporated in ELECMI: the DME-UCA (División de Microscopía Electrónica de la Universidad de Cádiz) and the UMEAP-UB (Unidad de Microscopía Electrónica Aplicada a Materiales de la Universidad de Barcelona). Additional information about ELECMI is available at

3rd ELECMI International Workshop, 3rd - 4th june 2019

The aim of the 3rd ELECMI International Workshop is to be an excellence international forum for the promotion of Advanced Microscopies, strengthening of already existing collaborations and laying the foundations for new ones. To achieve this objective representative scientists working at the forefront of materials characterization will present their latest results and reflections on the future of Electron Microscopy and associated techniques. The venue for the 3rd ELECMI International Workshop is the National Center for Electron Microscopy (CNME) in the UCM.

Attendance to this workshop is free of charge, but registration is mandatory to help organizers with the logistics.