We are a Federal Government National Council of Science and Technology's (CONACYT) public research center located in Saltillo, Mexico, specialized in chemistry, polymers and materials. At CIQA we perform basic and applied research, technological innovation, technical assistance, tests and human resources training / education.
With a workforce of 75 researches and 17 cathedratics, 75 of them members of the National System of Researchers, we publish 76 articles per year in high impact journals and we registrer around 20 patent applications.
We work around 70 projects per year funded by with external sources, some of them linked with foreign institutions and companies from Canada, Brazil, Spain and the UK, to name a few.
We are equipped with high level infrastructure and world-class equipment. Last year we were awarded with the Technology and Innovation National Award 2016, maximum recognition granted by the Mexican Government to organizations that develop technology.