The structure of the six research divisions is in accordance with the six research programmes of the Centre:
- Nanocrystalline oxides of transition metals in environmental, medical, catalytic and optical applications (also abbreviated as Oxides).
- Carbon nanostructures, biomacromolecules and hybrid systems – synthesis, modeling of interaction and applications (abbreviated as Carbon Nanostructures).
- Biologically-active compounds and molecular magnets on the basis of complexes of transition metals in interaction with nanocrystalline magnetic carriers (abbreviated as Complexes).
- Advanced optical and photonic technologies (abbreviated as Nanophotonics).
- Advanced materials on the basis of nanoparticles of metals and metal hybrids with extraordinary reduction, antibacterial, sorption and catalytic properties (abbreviated as Metallic nanomaterials).
- Nanometric systems and nanotechnologies in new analytic approaches (abbreviated as Analytics).
Every research division is headed by the Head of the Division who is appointed by the General Director of the Centre and is responsible to him/her. When dealing with issues of planning the research activities, he/she closely cooperates with the Scientific Director of the Centre. As far as the issues of technology transfer are concerned, he/she closely cooperates with the Coordinator of Technology Transfer.
The research divisions share a substantial part of existing experimental equipment and equipment intended to be acquired during the solution of the Project. Every instrument has (or will have) its own commissioned manager who records the usage of the instrument time and organizes, in cooperation with the Head of the Division and the Coordinator of Technology Transfer, the exploitation of the instrument time for custom measurements.