International Center for Materials Research
Nicola is the director of the International Center for Materials Research (ICMR), a National Science Foundation program providing an international forum that convenes scientists and engineers with common interests in the future of materials science. The Center supports a series of international programs ranging from thematic Summer Schools to Overseas Workshops.
The location of ICMR at the University of California, Santa Barbara, takes advantage of UCSB's outstanding tradition in materials research as well as the campus's excellent location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. ICMR partners at UCSB include the Materials Research Laboratory (MRL), the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) and the Materials Department.