ICMS is located in the Ceres building in the heart of the university campus. The modern building offers several facilities to the members of ICMS, like state of the art laboratories, offices, meeting rooms and a colloquium hall. The common room stimulates informal discussions and subsequent collaborations. The high transparency of the building is unique and fits our informal and interdisciplinary way of working perfectly.
The ICMS also hosts the TU/e Advanced Study Center, as an intellectual home to scientists from all over the world. It is also the home of the Eindhoven Multiscale Institute (EMI) and the Eindhoven Polymer Laboratories (EPL).
ICMS was located in several offices in the TU/e Main Building since summer 2008. However, the strong growth of the organization and the need for state-of-the-art experimental facilities could only be realized in dedicated housing. The Ceres building, former boiler house of the TU/e, was renovated to offer ICMS dedicated housing. The large chimney outside is a beautiful souvenir of its former boiler house function. ICMS moved to Ceres in the summer of 2012. This renovation project was part of the Campus 2020 master plan.
Ceres was opened on October 4, 2012. During the opening symposium world renowned scientists prof. Takuzo Aida (University of Tokyo), prof. Christof Schütte (Freie Universität Berlin), prof. Ewine van Dishoeck (Leiden University) and prof. Samuel Stupp (Northwestern University) presented their view on the field of complex molecular systems. The official opening was done by prof. Hans van Duijn, Rector Magnificus, and dr. Arno Peels, President of the Executive Board.