Chiara Bellomo, Mahdi Chaari, Dr. Justo Cabrera‐González, Dr. Marco Blangetti, Dr. Chiara Lombardi, Dr. Annamaria Deagostino, Prof. Clara Viñas, Dr. Nerea Gaztelumendi, Dr. Carme Nogués, Dr. Rosario Nuñez, Prof. Cristina Prandi. Chemistry
The programme A researcher in your classroom "Un investigador a la teva aula" brought Imma Ratera, researcher at the NANOMOL group, to the secondary highschool INS Alba del Vallès, in Sant Fost de Campsentelles (Vallès Oriental).
Witold I. Tatkiewicz, Joaquin Seras-Franzoso, Elena Garcia-Fruitós, Esther Vazquez, A.R. Kyvik, Judith Guasch, Antonio Villaverde,Jaume Veciana*, and Imma Ratera*. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10 (30), pp 25779–25786
On Tuesday, 6 Nov, and Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018, #CienciaenelParlamento will take place at the "Congreso de los Diputados" in Madrid. More than 100 scientists and 100 politicians will meet to debate how scientific knowledge can help the legislative power in making the laws.
A project to prevent infectious diseases with functionalized catheters led by Imma Ratera awarded by La Marató de TV3
Resarchers from the NANOMOL group at the ICMAB-CSIC and from CIBER-BBN, led by Dr. Imma Ratera, have been awarded with a project from Fundació La Marató de TV3 for the coordinated-project about prevention of infections related with vascular catheters: "Prevenció d’infeccions relacionades amb els CATèters vasculars mitjançant la FUNcionalització de catèters impregnats d'hidrogels activables tèrmicament amb antimicrobians d’ampli espectre (FUNCATH)".
- Researchers from the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) have successfully demonstrated a combinatorial platform that evaluates how good an organic material is for photovoltaic applications.
- The platform method is 50 times faster and saves about 90 % of material compared to the conventional evaluation protocols.
- The study has been published in Advanced Electronic Materials, where it has been back cover, and is performed in the framework of the ERC project FOREMAT from Dr. Mariano Campoy-Quiles
In the framework of the Science Week (Setmana de la Ciència) celebrated between 9-18 November, there will we a whole bunch of scientific outreach activities throughout the territory. 86 CSIC research centers and institutes have programmed more than 360 activities, and other research centers, universities and institutions have organized plenty of things, including a great variety of activites: workshops, open days, live experiments, scientific tours, talks and seminars, theater, guided visits, exhibitions... At ICMAB we have prepared a bunch of activities. Do you want to join us?
Hello! My name is Zhen Li. I have obtained the master degree in Shanghai University of Engineering Science. Now I have joined the group of Functional Molecular and Nanostructured Inorganic Materials to pursue my Phd. In the next four years, I will contribute myself to the investigation of carborane-based Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Considering that this is my first time to go abroad, there may be many challenges in my following life. However, I believe that, with the help of Pepe (my Phd supervisor) and my friends, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck for all of us!
Hey everyone!! I'm Oscar from Montmelo, a town near Barcelona and UAB. Currently I'm in my last semester to finish Physiscs at UAB. I'm going to do my graduation project here under the supervision of Gervasi Herranz on the MMFO group. I'm really motivated to learn as much as I can and enjoy the experience. My main hobbies are sports, books, tv shows and films. See you around!! :)
The paper Direct and converse piezoelectric responses at the nanoscale from epitaxial BiFeO3 thin films grown by polymer assisted deposition published this October in the Nanoscale journal, has received funding from the EU-H2020 research and innovation programme, having benefitted from the access provided by the ICMAB-CSIC in Barcelona, within the framework of the NFFA-Europe Transnational Access Activity.
I am Cristina Romo from Durango (A town near Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain). I am a graduate in Biomedical engineering from the University of Mondragon. This year I have started my master´s degree in Biomedical Engineering in the University of Barcelona (UB) and thanks to the JAE fellowship given by the CSIC, I will be here doing my master thesis. I will be involved in Smart4Fabry project under the supervision of Dr. Nora Ventosa.
About me, I enjoy playing the saxophone (playing with different big bands and in jazz&blues groups) and practising team sports, basketball specially.
See you around!!
Roberta Verrelli, granted with a Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación fellowship, will work in the group of Solid State Chemistry, with M. Rosa Palacín, in the field of next-generation batteries. On the other hand, Elzbieta Pach, granted with a Juan de la Cierva-Formación, will work with Albert Verdaguer, in the SURFACES group.
Xavier Obradors inaugurates the academic year of the RACAB with a talk on "Nanomaterials for the energy transition"
Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director and researcher at the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group, inaugurated on Thursday, 18 October 2018, the academic year 2018-2019 of the RACAB, at RACAB building in Les Rambles. Xavier Obradors, member of the RACAB since 2001, presented the report on "Nanomaterials for the energy transition".
UB, 18 OCT 2018: ACS on Campus, free seminar on #SciComm, publishing tips, and career talks with M. Rosa Palacín and more!
ACS on Campus is excited to be at the Universitat de Barcelona on October 18, 2018, for an exciting day around science communication, publishing tips, and career talks! You’ll learn from ACS editors and local professionals tips and tools for publishing your research and sharing it with the public. You’ll hear from Prof. M. Rosa Palacín (ICMAB-CSIC) an Associate Editor of Chemistry of Materials, Prof. Juan Bisquert (INAM) a Senior Editor of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, and more!
The ICMAB has published its Annual Report 2017. The document covers the most remarkable activities of 2017, a selection of scientific highlights, and the main outcomes of the actions supported by the Severo Ochoa project. You can download the PDF here and check out the website version following this link: https://resources.icmab.es/annualreport2017/
Postdoctoral researcher offer entitled: Atomic structure imaging and analyses of YBa2Cu3O7-x thin films and nanocomposites in the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group.
Position offered: Postdoctoral researcher (2 years contract). The recruitment process will be closed when a suitable candidate is found.
Hello, I am Duan Wenchao, from Shandong University. Now I have joined the group of nanoparticles and nanocomposites to do my PhD work on sensor.
"uSEE: the quest for transforming super-resolution imaging into an everyday lab-tool" by Denitza Denkova (Wed, 7 Nov 2018)
uSEE: the quest for transforming super-resolution imaging into an everyday lab-toolby Denitza DENKOVA,Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonic, Macquarie University, Australia
Wednesday, 7 November 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
On Thursday, 18 October, the inaugural session to inaugurate the RACAB academic course 2018-2019 will be given by Prof. Xavier Obradors, which will present the report entitled "Els nanomaterials per a la transició energètica" (Nanomaterials for the energetic transition). The conference will take place at the RACAB at 7 pm.
Hello! My name is Tingfeng Song, from Southwest Jiaotong University. Now I have joined the group of Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures to pursue my PhD on ferroelectric films. It's a new filed with many challenges for me, but I will do it well with the help of my supervisor Florencio.
See you around!
The dramatised reading "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers" will open this STEAM day, full of science and technology activities for girls, that will take place on Saturday, 17 November, in the "Biblioteca Vapor Badia" in Sabadell. After the "Châtelet" play, which features some female scientists of our history, a bunch of workshops will be hapenning. From ICMAB, Andrés Gómez will bring the "3D printing bridges" activity.
Elies Molins gives the Inaugural Lecture at the III Reunión de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Crystalografía in Chile
Elies Molins, researcher at ICMAB at the Crystallography Group, was in charge of delivering the Inaugural Lecture at the "III Reunión de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Cristalografía y I Encuentro de la AChCr", in Valparaíso (Chile) on 10-12 October 2018.
Congratulations to Dr. Francesc Bejarano from the the NANOMOL group for successfully defending hid PhD Thesis on molecular conductors and switches for electronics at ICMAB! Francesc defended his PhD Thesis, supervised by Prof. Concepció Rovira and Dr. Núria Crivillers, on Friday, 26 October 2018.
The young researchers who are being trained in our research groups will be key to addressing the future challenges of research and the new challenges of society. From the ICMAB-CSIC, in addition to their scientific training, we help them to know the wide range of professional perspectives that a PhD opens in other areas besides the academic world.
From molecules to atomically precise low dimensional materialsby César MORENO, Atomic Manipulation and Spectroscopy group, ICN2
Monday, 12 November 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
This year, ICMAB will be present at EXPOMINER (9-11 November, Palau 1, Fira Barcelona), with more activities than ever! Come and listen to the amazing talks by our researchers on the color of minerals, boron for nanomedicine, quarts along our history, synchrotron radiation and magnetism! And in our stand, you will have the opportunity to play with cyrstals and diffraction, and visit the exhibiton "Matheroes: Supermaterials, the heroes of the future". Don't miss it!
Nice, 27-31 MAY 2019: Come to the E-MRS Spring Meeting and participate in the symposia organized by ICMAB researchers
We announce the forthcoming 2019 E-MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, that will be held in Nice, France (Congress & Exhibition Centre Acropolis) from 27-31 May 2019. Alexander Ponrouch and Florencio Sánchez, ICMAB researchers, participate in the organization of some symposia in the fields of "materials for energy" and "nano-functional materials":
On Monday, 19 November 2018, the Vall d'Hebron hosts the seminar entitled "Lysosomal disorders, a focus on Fabry Disease", from 8:30 am to 6 pm. The NANOMOL group co-organizes the event, through the CIBER-BBN and the project Smart-4-Fabry, coordinated by Dr. Nora Ventosa. This seminar is organized within the framework of the project Smart-4-Fabry.
This week, from October 22 to October 28, we celebrate the International Open Access Week 2018, organized by the SPARC* (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), with the slogan "Setting the Default to Open". The idea is to share the idea that Open Access is the most effective way to disseminate research!
"High temperature nanostructured superconductors: a tool for new technologies" by Joffre Gutiérrez (Mon, 29 Oct 2018)
High temperature nanostructured superconductors: a tool for new technologiesby Joffre GUTIÉRREZ ROYO,Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona ICMAB-CSIC
Monday, 29 October 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
ICMAB researchers collaborate in a study published in Nature Physics about a "Giant topological Hall Effect"
ICMAB researchers Gervasi Herranz, Blai Casals and Rafael Cichelero, from the MULFOX group, have contributed to a study led by the group of Manuel Bibes, from Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales (France), published in Nature Physics on October 15, 2018. The study, entitled "Giant topological Hall effect in correlated oxide thin films" describes the discovery of a giant topological Hall effect arising from the topology of spatial distribution of spin textures.
The Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) Group offers three PhD fellow positions in the following topics: Ultrafast growth of thick superconducting epitaxial layers from transient liquids; Atomic structure imaging and analyses of YBa2Cu3O7-x thin films and nanocomposites, and Superconducting properties and vortex pinning mechanism of layers prepared by ink jet printing combinatorial chemistry.
The recruitment process will be closed when a suitable candidate is found.
Hi! My name is Sergi, I'm from Mallorca and I'm a Physics student at UAB. I'll be studying ferroelectric materials at ICMAB as part of my final project in the Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures group, under the supervision of prof. Josep Fontcuberta. I hope to learn some interesing things in here! I'm a music freak, I love playing the piano and I really enjoy reading (mostly Philosophy), although most of the time I just do non-interesting stuff that I've learned to appreciate. I would be at ICMAB this whole year, so see you around!
From Monday 22 October the exhibition MATHEROES: Supermaterials, the hereos of the future will be at the ICMAB hall. During the days that the five Matheros will be here with us, some activities are organized: we will present the project to the UAB students, we will carry out a roundtable about the image of women in audiovisual content, and some of our researchers will offer guided visits for our support staff.
We would like to congratulate our colleagues from the UABDIVULGA, with whom we collaborate to disseminate the results of our research, for the National Award on Science Communication (Premi Nacional de Comunicació Científica), which they received last night, Monday, 15 October 2018, at the TNC.
Combining X‐Ray Whole Powder Pattern Modeling, Rietveld and Pair Distribution Function Analyses as a Novel Bulk Approach to Study Interfaces in Heteronanostructures: Oxidation Front in FeO/Fe3O4 Core/Shell Nanoparticles as a Case Study
"Toward the development of aqueous batteries: mastering the electrochemical interfaces" by Alexis Grimaud (Monday, 26 Nov 2018)
Toward the development of aqueous batteries: mastering the electrochemical interfaces
Monday, 26 November 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
On Thursday 11 October 2018, the programme "Els Matins de TV3", directed by Lídia Heredia, interviewed researcher Teresa Puig about the superconducting materials, in their section devoted to science, and presented by Daniel Arbós. The section, of more than 18 minutes long, explains what superconducting materials are, what are their main applications, and shows the levitation experiment.
The SoftLab, run by Amable Bernabé, has hosted from Monday, 8 October, to Wednesday, 10 October a course on "Characterization techniques for particulate matter". The course has counted with 12 participants from different CSIC centers (including ICMAB, IBM-CNM, ICM, IQAC...) and has introduced the participants to different techniques to characterize nanoparticles, including the basic fundamentals, sample preparation, practical examples and results interpretation.