Since 1987 CIMNE has evolved to become a prestigious international research centre on NME. Its current research staff (90% of whom are engineers) includes (by December 2021) 19 Full Research Professors, 17 Associate Research Professors, 10 Assistant Research Professors, 26 Postdocs, 11 Staff Scientists, 60 PhD Students, 72 Research Engineers and 38 Administration Staff from more than 20 countries.

Several researchers of CIMNE are faculty members of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and develop their research activity in CIMNE. These distinguished affiliated researchers play an important role as liaison between researchers at different groups of UPC and CIMNE.