The Maintenance Service was formed in 2018 by Toni Pons, Oriol Sabater, José Manuel Rodriguez, José Ángel Algar, Pere Fernández, Juan José Monis and Roberto Ibánez.
The Maintenance Service is in charge of the maintenance and conservation of the building, of all its facilities and of the equipment. It works from the year 1991, when the Institute moved to the new building. It is also responsible for all the equipment, materials and tools (mechanic, electronic and electric) available to all the ICMAB personnel.
In August 2018, Toni Pons, who was in charge of the Maintenance Service from its origins, retired. On 23 July 2018 we wished him good luck, with a nice breakfast and gifts from all the staff. Oriol Sabater, who worked hand in hand with Toni since the year 2000, became then the head of the Maintenance Service.
In 2018 we inaugurated two new laboratories in the third floor of the MATGAS building: a new Cleanroom and a Chemistry Lab, corresponding to the ERC-Ultrasupertapes project.
On the ground floor, the plans were to begin the works for a new Chemistry Lab, corresponding to the ERC-Nest project, and a Chemistry and a Physics Lab, corresponding to the ERC-Tmol4Trans project. The works finally started in 2019.
Moreover, during 2018, more space was made, both at the MATGAS and ICMAB buildings, to allocate more tables for scientific, technical and support staff.