"Comunicació Institucional: un joc d'estratègia". This was the title of the LAB IDEAS workshop at Campus Gutenberg 2018, which Anna May Masnou, Communication Officer at ICMAB, organized together with seven other Communication Officers of research centers and institutions of the UAB Campus: Alexandra Canet (CVC), Àlex Argemí (ICN2), Pere Figuerola (ICP), Sebastián Grinschpun (IFAE), Isabel Lopera (ICTA), Ona Tribó (PRUAB) and Gemma Ortiga (PRUAB).
Monday, 15 October 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
Watch here the video of the ULTRASUPERTAPE project, the ERC Advanced Grant project awarded to Teresa Puig, explained here in plain words for everyone to understand!
33 postdoctoral fellowships at Universities and Research Centres of Spain are offered through the Junior Leader Programme from “la Caixa”, which is aimed at hiring excellent researchers —of any nationality— who wish to continue their research career in the Spanish territory on any discipline. At ICMAB we will be happy to host postdoctoral researchers from this program. You can check about ICMAB research programs and groups at our website. Deadline: 26 September 2018
J. A. Silva-Guillén*, E. Canadell, F. Guinea, and R. Roldán. ACS Photonics, 2018, 5 (8), pp 3231–3237
On 17-20 September ICMAB will host the MATENER 2018: Severo Ochoa Summer School on Materials for Energy. This summer school is addressed to last year undergraduate, master and PhD students, who are interested in the development of materials with energy applications, such as photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, batteries or superconducting materials. Download the book of abstracts and the programme in the school website!
Postdoc position in GEMaC lab in Versailles: Large surface Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of functional perovskite oxides
A Postdoc position in GEMaC lab. in Versailles is offered on "Large surface Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of functional perovskite oxides: from growth, characterizations to properties"
Starting date : January-March 2018 - Duration: 18 months
The European Researchers' Night (Nit Europea de la Recerca) is celebrated throughout Europe on the last Friday of September, with the aim of bringing science, research and technology closer to the public. In Catalonia, under the theme "Research, heritage of all", outreach activities will take place on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September in Barcelona, Tarragona, Lleida, Girona, Blanes and Vic, among other places.
The ICMAB will participate with some highschool talks on Friday morning, a EU corner at ICMAB on Fiday afternoon, with a nanomaterials workshop in CosmoCaixa on Friday evening and in the Biblioteca Sagrada Família on Saturday morning with "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers".
"Una carrera de fondo para desarrollar las baterías de coche del futuro" in El País with Rosa Palacín
We transcribe here the article appeared in El País (7 Sept 2018) about the future of batteries for electric vehicles, written by Francesco Rodella, who interviewed Prof. Rosa Palacín, from the ICMAB, and other experts in the field:
UAB, 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 Autònoma de Barcelona Campus 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 International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) in Bologna gathers many ICMAB researchers working on the batteries of the future
Many ICMAB researchers from the Solid State Chemistry group are presenting their research on novel batteries configuations and electrochemistry at the 69th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) that takes places in Bologna (Italy) from 2 to 7 September 2018.
Extremely sensitive radiation detectors to explore the universe in the forthcoming ESA space missions
Dr. Lourdes Fàbrega, from the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), leads the development in Spain of a special type of sensors that can detect very small changes in temperature and that will be used in the forthcoming European space missions.
These sensors are extremely sensitive and miniaturized microcalorimeters, like small thermometers, that can detect even the energy of one single photon.
The project "Las Científicas Cuentan" is an initiative of the CSIC Delegation in Brussels financed by the FECYT. The aim of the project is to bring basic science to the general public, through the story of women scientists who have been awarded with a ERC project during the past years. From the ICMAB, Marta Mas-Torrent (ERC-Starting Grant) and Teresa Puig (ERC-Advanced Grant) participate in the project.
The presentation will be on Wednesday, September 19 in Barcelona with a talk by Teresa Puig on superconducting materials (7 pm).
According to the Ranking Web of Research Centers, the ICMAB has the most visible website of all the CSIC research centers and units. In addition, the ICMAB website has raised to the 2nd position in the global ranking (in 2017 it was in the 4th place, and in 2016 in the 13th), from a total of 138.
Following the provisional resolution of this year's Severo Ochoa Centers of Excellence call, there has been a hustle and bustle in the press and in the social networks regarding the criteria of excellence of the Severo Ochoa programme, and the fact that the ICIQ (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia) is not within the selected members.
Closing date for applications: 28 August 2018.
Selective Laser-Assisted Synthesis of Tubular van der Waals Heterostructures of Single-Layered PbI2 within Carbon Nanotubes Exhibiting Carrier Photogeneration
Stefania Sandoval, Dejan Kepić, Ángel Pérez del Pino*, Enikö György, Andrés Gómez, Martin Pfannmoeller, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Belén Ballesteros*, and Gerard Tobias*. ACS Nano
PhD Extraordinary award for three ICMAB graduates: Justo Cabrera, María de la Mata Fernández and Manuel Souto
Three ICMAB graduates have been awarded by the UAB with the PhD Extraordinary Award for their doctoral thesis, developed during the period 2015-2016: Justo Cabrera in the field of Chemistry, and María de la Mata Fernández and Manuel Souto in the field of Materials Science. The awards ceremony will take place on November 2018. Congratulations!
"Peter Grünberg was one of the first physicists to understand the potential of nascent nanotechnologies for fundamental research. He discovered giant magnetoresistance, or GMR: a large change in electrical resistance induced by a small magnetic field in stacks of ultrathin magnetic and non-magnetic layers." says Albert Fert* in Peter Grünberg's Obituary in Nature.
Job Offer at IFW Dresden: Junior Research Group Leader in "Applications of unconventional superconductors"
The Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden – in short IFW Dresden – wants to establish a new Junior Research Group in the field of applied superconductivity. The particular research focus for this group is open with the exception that it needs to be related to the application of unconventional superconductors (i.e. cuprates, Fe-based superconductors etc.) in any device or system.
Application deadline: August 30, 2018
The infrared beamline MIRAS at ALBA Synchrotron is organizing a 2-day hands-on Workshop on Infrared Microspectroscopy. The workshop will take place at ALBA light source (Cerdanyola del Vallès) on the 1st and 2nd October 2018. New Deadline for Registration: August 3, 2018!
This year the ICMAB counted with 7 out of the 34 fellowships for Master students that the CSIC distributed among the five Severo Ochoa Centres of Excellence of the CSIC (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT), Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB), Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), Instituto de Neurociencias (IN) and Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB); and the Structural Biology Unit of Excellence María de Maeztu. The 7 granted students will do their Master Thesis Project with one of our researchers during 5 months, and will receive 5,000 €.
This year the ICMAB hosted seven (7) students from the program "Joves i Ciència" from Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera: Roger, Pilar, Antoni, Pere, Mariona, Anastasia and Arnau. They came to our Institute to do some research stays with some of our researchers, in the fields of spintronics, solar cells, superconducting materials, porous materials for energy, sustainable chemistry and crystallography.
Dr. Ziliang Li defended his PhD thesis on "Growth and characterization of nanocomposite YBa2Cu3O7-δ – BaMO3 (M = Zr, Hf) thin films from colloidal solutions" on Thursday, 19 July 2018 at 12 pm. Congratulations Ziliang!!
Sung Beom Cho, Jaume Gazquez, Xing Huang, Yoon Myung, Parag Banerjee, and Rohan Mishra. Phys. Rev. Materials 2, 064602
Metal-Organic Frameworks in medicineby Patricia HORCAJADA,Advanced Porous Materials Unit, IMDEA Energy, Móstoles-Madrid
Monday, 1 October 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
The CSIC Gender Equality Certificate to the ICMAB was delivered by the CSIC President, Rosa Menéndez to Xavier Obradors
On Monday, 17 September 2018, Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director, and Riccardo Rurali, Deputy Director and President of the Gender Equality Committee at the ICMAB, received the CSIC Gender Equality Certificate (Distintivo de Igualdad de Género del CSIC) by the CSIC President, Rosa Menéndez and by Rafael Rodrigo, General Secretary of Scientific Policy Coordination from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, in Madrid.
"Towards spin-based memory and logic: fundamentals and applications" by Dr. Can Onur Avci (Tuesday, 25 Sept 2018)
Towards spin-based memory and logic: fundamentals and applicationsby Dr. Can ONUR AVCI,ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
Prof. Jaume Veciana (ICMAB-CSIC/CIBER-BBN) has been honored with the Olivier Kahn Plenary Lecture given at the 16th International Conference on Molecule-Based Magnets (ICMM 2018), held on September 1-5, 2018, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
On Wednesday, 5 September, the ICMAB staff could bring their children, their grandchildren, and even their nephews and nieces to spend a morning at our centre full of scientific activities for another edition of the Kids Day!
In the end, more than 75 kids of ages between 1 and 17 joined us! Many volunteers from the ICMAB helped out during the day, organizing the activities and taking care of the kids. Thank you all for your great collaboration and participation!
Cristiano Matricardi, Christoph Hanske, Juan Luis Garcia-Pomar, Judith Langer, Agustín Mihi*, and Luis M. Liz-Marzán*. ACS Nano, Article ASAP. Publication Date (Web): August 14, 2018
On Thursday, 20 September, Dra. Nora Ventosa, researcher at the NANOMOL group at ICMAB, and member of the Catalan Society of Chemistry (SCQ) will participate in the event organized by the SCQ and the University of Girona (UdG) at the Science Building of the UdG: "New challenges in chemistry: nanovesicles and biologic control of pests" (Jornada sobre nous reptes en química: nanovesícules i control biològic de plagues).
The group of Dr. José Vidal, in the NANOMOL group is looking for a "Posdoctoral Researcher in Radical Dendrimers as Contrast Agents for MRI".
The appointment has an initial duration of 1 year, starting in Oct 2018.
The PhD Researcher Bohores Villarejo from the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group will defend his PhD thesis on Friday, 14 September, at 11 am at ICMAB.
"Functions from flaws: Devices that harness vacancies and deficiencies in oxide thin films" by Dr. Sharath Sriram (Wed, 12 Sept 2018)
Functions from flaws: Devices that harness vacancies and deficiencies in oxide thin filmsby Dr. Sharath SRIRAM,RMIT University, Australia
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 @ 10 am
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
The "Societat Catalana de Química" (SCQ-IEC) organizes every year the contest on the best research chemistry projects for secondary school students (Premis als Treballs de Recerca de Batxillerat dins l'Àmbit de la Química). The award for the finalist students is a two-week scientific internship in a Catalan research center or university during July 2018.
Biosafety assessment of conducting nanostructured materials by using co-cultures of neurons and astrocytes
Mathieu P. Lichtenstein, Nina M. Carretero, Estela Pérez, Marta Pulido-Salgado, Javier Mora—Vico, Carme Solà, Nieves Casañ-Pastor, Cristina Suñola. NeuroToxicology. Volume 68, September 2018.
Control of the Polarization of Ferroelectric Capacitors by the Concurrent Action of Light and Adsorbates
Fanmao Liu, Ignasi Fina*, Guillaume Sauthier, Florencio Sánchez, Andrew M. Rappe, and Josep Fontcuberta. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 28, 23968-23975
Magnetic and electronic properties of the ferroelectric-photovoltaic ordered double perovskite CaMnTi2O6 investigated by x-ray absorption spectroscopies
Javier Herrero-Martín, Javier Ruiz-Fuertes, Thomas Bernert, Monika Koch-Müller, Eiken Haussühl, and José Luis García-Muñoz. Phys. Rev. B 97, 235129.
The cross-disciplinary Quantum Engineering programme from Univ. Grenoble-Alpes and the Grenoble Quantum Engineering European COFUNDprogramme offers 7 PhD positions. They invite outstanding students to join their doctoral programmes, training the next generation of quantum engineers.
The radio program "Luciérnagas" interviewed José Giner from the Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Group (LMI) to talk about the recent paper publised in Advanced Materials on the flexible materials that switch from nano-porous 3D to 2D structures in a reversible way. Listen to the interview in this post:
Defect landscape and electrical properties in solution-derived LaNiO3 and NdNiO3 epitaxial thin films
B. Mundet, J. Jareño, J. Gazquez, M. Varela, X. Obradors, and T. Puig. Phys. Rev. Materials 2, 063607
Eduardo Pérez del Río, Marc Martinez Miguel, Jaume Veciana, Imma Ratera*, and Judith Guasch*. ACS Omega, 2018, 3 (5), pp 5273–5280.
Six Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) granted in the third internal call within the Severo Ochoa FUNMAT programme
Continuing the Strategic Vision for the Severo Ochoa programme FUNMAT ("Smart FUNctional MATerials for social grand challenges"), the ICMAB opened the call for the third edition of the Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) earlier this year 2018. Out of all the proposals submitted, 6 projects in different fields have been granted so far, although there is a possible extension to grant other projects on September 2018.
Hi, my name is Toni and I'm from Lleida, a city near Barcelona. I'm a first of baccalaureate student and I want to study physics in Barcelona. I'm in the ICMAB learning crystallography and other physics subjects with the researcher Elies Molins during three weeks. I like to do judo and read, and I really love to be with my friends just having fun
Dr. Wenjie Qian defended her PhD thesis on "Preparation and processing of molecular materials with optoelectronic properties" on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 at 11 am. Congratulations Wenjie!
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