On Friday, 16 February, we received the visit of a class of 1st BTX students from Institut Joaquima Pla i Farreras (Sant Cugat) who came to learn about "The nanomaterials of the future for energy" and, particularly, those for batteries. Dr. Dino Tonti, from the Solid State Chemistry Group, gave a talk on nanotechnology, materials for energy and focused on batteries, and on his research on lithium and sodium batteries.
Today we started to celebrate some of the events for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We had a seminar at 12 pm from Montse Ribell on Mileva Mariç, a great women eclipsed by a great man, Albert Einstein, and who left her studies in physics and maths for him.
After the seminar, we took a group photo of the women at ICMAB, but also of the men... Why?
Starting on 3 February, 2018, and during 5 consecutive Saturdays, the Faculty of Sciences of the UAB will host the XVIII Edition of the "Dissabtes de la Física" (Saturdays of Physics)
. An initiative of the Department of Physics
, whose main objective is to bring physics and science to pre-university young students, and motivate them to know the world that surrounds us in a rigorous and, at the same time, comprehensible way.
Aiming at developing internal talent and meeting the needs of ICMAB's young scientists, ICMAB's Communication & Outreach and Library & Documentation services offer from January to May 2018 a course of 15 hours (divided in 5 modules of 3 hours each) on documentation and writing tools necessary for research: "Essential documentation tools for research - Practical guide for young ICMAB researchers".
11 February 2018: International Day of Women and Girls in Science
On 19 January 2018 we received the visit of a group of highschool students from Institut Castellbisbal. The students listened first to our Communication and Outreach Officer, who welcomed them and explained them where they were and the work we do at ICMAB, and then to a seminar on "The materials of the future for nanomedicine" given by Dr. Judith Guasch, from the NANOMOL group. The seminar was followed by a visit to four of our laboratories: X-ray diffraction, AFM, SoftLab and the lab of Dr. Judith Guasch.
Deadline for abstracts submission: 18 January 2018
We announce the forthcoming 2018 E-MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit,
that will be held in the Convention Centre of Strasbourg (France) from 18-22 June 2018
. Many ICMAB researchers
participate in the organization of some symposia:
On 21 - 25 May 2018 in Trieste, Italy, the Conference on the Complex Interactions of Light and Biological Matter: Experiments meet Theory takes place. A conference for experimentalists and theoreticians investigating the photophysics and photochemistry behind the interaction of light with the organic material that make up living systems.
The COST TO-BE Spring Meeting 2018 will be organized by the ICMAB and will be held in Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu, Spain 12-14th March 2018. The meeting, which will be the last one of the series organised by the TO-BE consortium, will be the stage for the presentation of the contents of the Roadmap "Towards oxide electronics" prepared within the context of TO-BE Cost Action.
The X edition of the GEFES meeting will take place in Valencia, 24th – 26th January, 2018. With the aim of becoming an interactive forum for discussion and a common space for young and experienced international researchers, the scientific GEFES 2018 committee has worked hard in order to offer an attractive scientific programwith plenary and oral talks of a large variety of topics in Condensed Matter Physics.
On December 15 the Institut Bisbe Sevilla, from Calella, visited ICMAB and spent the morning with us. Marta Mas-Torrent, researcher at the NANOMOL group gave the seminar on "Nanomaterials of the future for electronics", in which she first introduced the scientific career and the concepts of nanoscience and nanotechnology, and then showed the students her research in this field.
Anna Roig, researcher at the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) group, participated on November 30 at the MetDrugs meeting, this time focused on nanostructures and metal-drugs complexes for biomedical applications. Anna's talk was entitled “Iron oxide nanoparticles come in all flavours”. The scientific meeting was organized by the MetDrugs network and ICN2.
This year, to celebrate Christmas, on Tuesday, December 19, we will have with us Xavier Roqué, Senior Lecturer in History of Science at UAB and member of the Phylosophy Dept. and of the Center for the History of Science (UAB). Xavier will give a Christmas Lecture entitled "Re-reading Curie", in which he will suggest new readings of, probably, the best-known woman scientist of the twentieth century: Marie Skłodowska Curie.
After the seminar, there will be the traditional Christmas Concert by the ICMAB choir and the Christmas Buffet for all our staff.
On November 30, 2017, the FINAL of the sixth edition of the "Generació d'Idees" Program, organized by the UAB Research Park (PRUAB) and the "Xarxa de Referència en Biotecnologia" took place. In this year's edition, two projects from ICMAB researchers were on the final: Plant Healing,with the participation of Agnesse Rabissi, from the NN Group, and Saddle Pro, with the participation of Pablo O. Vaccaro, from the NANOPTO group.
The winning project of this year's edition was "Nanoplastics", which aims to create a biodegradable film to increase the safety of fresh food packaging and to extent the shelf life of these products. The project is formed by researchers from ICN2, CRAGand INC-UAB.
The first initiative to bring together scientific illustrators and researchers took place on November 29 at ICMAB, the Institue of Materials Science of Barcelona. Nearly 20 illustrators specialized in scientific illustration came for one day to our center to meet some of the researchers from the Institute and its surroundings.
ICMAB participates in the initiative "Yo ilustro la ciencia 3" within Illustraciencia, an international cycle of activities between October and December 2017. We are hosting a Science Illustration exhibition by Roc Olivé Pous, specialized in paleoart, dinosaurs, biology and medicine, in the framework of the "Setmana de la Ciència 2017" activities organized by the CSIC in Catalunya.
ICMABparticipated on 10,11,12 November 2017 at ExpoMiner, the exhibition of minerals, fossils and jewelry, with some outreach talks given by four of our researchers, and science demos in our stand about superconducting materials, photovoltaic energy, batteries and graphene. According to ExpoMiner, which highlighted that the science talks and demos had been very popular among the visitors, all the talks and workshops of the exhibition attracted more than 450 visitors, which represented a 12.5 % increase respect to last year.
2017 is the year of minerals as an energy resource. EXPOMINER(10-12 November) has chosen as its theme the relationship between minerals, energy and sustainable development. ICMAB, a research center of materials science, will participate in the event with some amazing talks from our researchers and interactive workshops. Join us in this event!
Marie Skłodowska Curie was born one 7 November 1867, 150 years ago. She is, probably, the most known woman in science. She is the only one that many people can identify and remember, the only one who won two Noble prizes: one in Physics (in 1903, for the discoveries on radioactivity) and one in Chemistry (in 1911, for the discovery of radium), and the first and only woman (for many years) who participated at the Solvay Conferences (the most famous one in1927, in the picture).
2017 November 7-8
On November 2-3, representatives from all of the Severo Ochoa
and María de Maeztu
Excellence Centres and Units are together at the ‘100xCiencia.2
’ Meeting in Alicante (Spain) to share experiences around this year's topic, which is "Co-creating value in scientific research
". Several experts in knowledge and technology transfer are invited to share their experiences in innovation, intelectual property and the creation of competitive spinoffs and enterprises.
Are you a researcher looking for illustrators and designers to illustrate your paper, and get your article published on a scientific journal cover? Or maybe you are an illustrator or designer, passionate about science, who would like to collaborate with researchers?
is the meeting of the Spanish Research Centres and Units of Excellence with the private sector, represented here by the technology-based industry, and other stakeholders involved in knowledge and technology transfer. The event will take place between November 2-3, 2017, in Alicante.
On 23 October 2017 we presented the ICMAB Annual Report 2016 at the Institute. This Annual Report presents new features compared to the previous ones. Firstly, there are two versions available: the printed version (also available online here), with the basic information about the center, including the main Scientific Highlights of the year and the main Facts & Figures; and the fully new and complete website, with an overview of the scientific and technological developments performed at ICMAB, and a complete list of all the activities.
This Friday we had the visit of more than 25 students from IES Consell de Cent(Barcelona), who joined the ESCOLAB programme to visit universities and research centers in Catalonia.
The 18th Edition of EXPOQUIMIA, the International Chemistry Eventfrom Fira de Barcelona, will take place on October 2-6, 2017, and will be the venue for the 10th World Congress on Chemical Engineering, the World Chemical Summit, and the PHARMAprocess forum. It will also host the exhibition Smart Chemistry, Smart Future, and the Industrial Biotech forum, and the IN(3D)USTRY, EQUIPLAST and EURSURFAS events.
The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelon (ICMAB) is hosting a reception on Friday, October 6th, at 9:30 am, to recognize Prof. Vladimir Laukhin, who is retiring after 16 years at ICMAB.
This year, a group of Communication Officers of various research centers and scientific institutions, including ICMAB, will participate in a workshop at Campus Gutenberg, the summer school on Science Communication and Culture, in Barcelona, on September 18th.
A workshop in condensed matter theory will take place at ALBA Synchrotron(Maxwell Auditorium) on September 18, 2017, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm, with the groups from ICMAB and ICN2.
On September 8, 2017, ICMAB and its employees will participate in the "Kids' Day at ICMAB".
The 31st European Crystallographic Meeting, ECM31, will take place in the Palace of Exhibition and Congresses (PEC) in Oviedo, Asturias, from 22-27 August 2018.
Barcelona hosts the 2nd Summer School of European and International Societies for Nanomedicine, organized by ESNAM/ISNM and CIBER-BBN, on 28 and 29 September 2017, at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital.
The first edition of BCNspiracy, a science outreach event full of talks and workshops, will take place on September 30th at Cosmocaixa (Barcelona). It is organized by Hablando de Ciencia, a science outreach association that seeks to bring science closer to society and encourage critical thinking.
Del 10 al 19 de novembre, viu la Setmana de la Ciència! Tallers, xerrades, exposicions, jocs... Tria l’activitat que més t’agradi i participa-hi!
In the morning of July 17, the 2017 Boron-Chemistry Micro-Forum started in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, at Nanjing University (China). Prof. Francesc Teixidor from the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB) was Invited Professor at this micro-forum, which was divided into two sections: one dedicated to Research Progress reports, and the other one to Academic Lectures.
Within the collection "¿Qué sabemos de?"(What do we know of?) from the CSIC, there is the book called "Los riesgos de la nanotecnología"(The risks of nanotechnology) that has been recently published. We will have the authors of the book here with us on 17 July at 12 pm, at Sala d'actes Carles Miravitlles. We welcome you to participate in this interesting debate!
The Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) celebrated its XXXVI Biennial Meeting in Sitges from 25 to 29 June 2017. "The Biennial" (La Bienal) as it is known by the Spanish Chemical community, is the forum which shows the vitality and the vigor of the Spanish chemistry, and ICMAB didn't want to miss this great event!
Hendrik Ohldag, IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2017, visited our Institute on June 27 and delivered the talk on "Ultrafast and Very Small: Discover Nanoscale Magnetism With Picosecond Time Resolution Using X-Rays".
The NANOSELECT NOE: Advanced materials and NANOtechnologies for innovative electrical, ELECTronic and magnetoelectronic devices (NANOSELECT)
coordinated by Prof. Xavier Obradors, director of the ICMAB-CSIC, is preparing its Annual Meeting for 2017. The meeting will be held in Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Girona) on July 10-12, 2017.
The ICMAB hosts this year six students from the UAB Argó Program. They will be with us during the mornings, from June 26 until July 13.
Barcelona Maker Faire
, took place on 17th and 18th June in Fira Barcelona Montjuic. It is an event to "celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself mindset".
Bojos per la Física és un curs d'un any de durada dirigit als estudiants del primer any de batxillerat de la modalitat de Ciències i Tecnologia amb especial interès i talent per la Física.
L’objectiu bàsic d’aquest projecte és fomentar la vocació científica d’aquests joves i en especial el seu entusiasme per la física.
Total Scattering for Nanotechnology on the Como Lake
During two whole weeks, Barcelona is science! The most traditional event is the "Festa de la Ciència"
(Science party), this year at its 11th edition, at the Parc de la Ciutadella, which will take place during the weekend 27th-28th May.
The biggest Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Festival in Spain, 10alamenos9, which takes place simultaneously in different cities (Barcelona, Campus UAB-Bellaterra, Zaragoza, San Sebastián and Madrid), has organized more than 100 activities and reached more than 50 primary schools and secondary high schools, with their respective students. More than 15 research institutes and universities participated in the event.
Pint of Science is one of the most popular science outreach activities in Spain, and is back in Barcelona during May 15th-17th, this year in its 3rd edition.
The International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology is an annual event that hosts high-profile plenary speakers, world-class researchers, oral and poster presentations, workshops, sponsor exhibits and afterworks. It is a great opportunity to share your research findings with a wide audience, promote knowledge exchange, and network.
ICMAB was founded in 1986 and came to the Campus UAB in 1991. The Institute was created to do basic and applied research in new materials.
During the Youth Mobile Festival Barcelona (YoMo) (February 27th - Mach 2nd), Andrés Gómez and Guillermo de Andrés from ICMAB used the 3Doodler 3D printing pens to teach the scientific method to those, young students and adults, approaching the ICMAB stand. The activity consisted in building a resistant bridge with the 3D printing pens.
El dia 3 de maig a les 7 h de la tarda, tindrà lloc a la seu de la Delegació del CSIC (Carrer de les Egipcíaques, 15), la Lectura teatralitzada "Madame du Châtelet i les seves seguidores a Instagram", una lectura teatralitzada que pretén donar visibilitat, d'una manera desenfadada, a algunes de les moltes dones amb un talent extraordinari que hi ha hagut al llarg de la història.
The EuroNanoForum biannual conference series has grown since 2003 into the most significant European forum offering opportunities for discussions among scientists, industrialists and policy makers, focusing on the use of research results in the various nanotechnology fields and associated industrial sectors.
The Capri Spring School on Transport in Nanostructures will take place from Sunday, April 23 till Sunday, April 30
El Festival de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia 10alamenos9 té com a objectiu la sensibilització i l’augment del coneixement general cap a la nanociència i la nanotecnologia al nostre país, mostrant les implicacions i l’abast d'aquestes dues disciplines a través de tallers, exposicions, taules rodones, cafès, tertúlies, seminaris, classes magistrals, actuacions de ciència, art i moltes altres activitats.
El festival compta amb tallers, exposicions, seminaris, concursos i nanodiàlegs. L'ICMAB, que també és un dels centres organitzadors, participarà en els següents esdeveniments:
The XVIII edition of Exporecerca Jove
was held on 6, 7, 8 April 2017 at Campus La Salle, in Barcelona. Exporecerca Jove presents research projects from young students, between 12 to 18 years old. The main objective is to encourage research among youngsters, exchange experiences and knowledge, and enhance the participation of students in fairs and conferences, both national or international.
Aquest any l’ICMAB ha participat a la cinquena edició del Programa Universitari FUB+GRAN “Saber per descobrir”,
organitzat per la Fundació Universitària del Bages (UVIC-UCC), i adreçat especialment a majors de 55 anys amb inquietuds per aprendre més.
Hasta el 17 de mayo de 2017 se puede participar a través de su web: inspiraciencia.es. Las obras se pueden presentar en castellano, catalán, gallego y euskera, en dos categorías, joven y adulto. El concurso de relatos va acompañado de un ciclo de charlas dedicado en esta edición a las relaciones entre la química y la literatura.
Un nanómetro es la mil millonésima (10-9, “10 a la menos 9”) parte de un metro. Un tamaño realmente diminuto. El Festival pretende, de una forma amena y emocionante, acercar a todos los públicos la escala nanométrica, sus efectos y cómo este conocimiento va a cambiar nuestras vidas a través de innumerables aplicaciones y productos. ¡No importan la edad ni los conocimientos previos!
Consolidated as a reference meeting of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (N&N) in Spain, the conference NanoSpain 2017 (14 th edition) is announced in San Sebastian (Spain): March 07-10, 2017.
Dr Laromaine had the opportunity to present the patent "Method for the regeneration of plant tissues" developed by ICMAB-CSIC together with the CRAG (Agrigenomical Research Center) to several companies.
El ICMAB ha estado estos días en el YOMO, un salón didáctico centrado en la juventud, vinculado al Mobile World Congress. Durante dos días los numerosos visitantes que pasaron por el taller, organizado por Andrés Gómez y Guillermo De Andrés, pudieron aprender qué es el método científico y se les invitó a ser científicos por un día aplicando los conocimientos adquiridos para construir puentes usando los lápices 3Doodler.
El YOMO se celebrará en Barcelona del 27 de Febrero al 2 de Marzo, con motivo del Mobile World Congress. El taller, diseñado por Andrés Gómezy Guillermo de Andrés y llamado "Bridg3d", desafiará a los estudiantes a realizar un puente en 3D utilizando un bolígrafo-impresora.
This experience of two days gives the opportunity to scientists to see the dynamics of working in the media, with the aim that they learn to master the everyday situations, such as TV interviews, news writing, and press conferences, and learn to communicate science.
22-26 MARZO 2017. RECINTO MONTJUÏC
Lectura teatralizada dirigida a estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.
Fecha: 6 y 7 de Febrero.
Lugar: Salón de actos, IES Pere Calders, Bellaterra, Barcelona.
Organiza: Grupo de Mujeres del ICMAB.
Prof. Núria Araüna, Department of Communication Studies at Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona)
Quins seran els materials del futur? Amb quines eines es dissenyen i s'estudien?
El proper dijous 26 de gener, a la Sala Nicolau d’Olwer de la seu de l’IEC, a les set de la tarda
2017 January, 23th
Last 21st – 22nd November, the members of ICMAB’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)made their first visit to the Institute to evaluate the different research lines and the overall performance of the Centre.
CIENCIA PARA LLEVAR, 18-NOV-2016
Por Manuel Souto, ICMAB
Amb els materials del kit, que inclou el bolígraf d'impressió 3D 3Doodler, i diverses activitats dissenyades a l'ICMAB, els docents podran explicar a les seves aules no només Ciència i Tecnologia de Materials, sinó també diferents conceptes relacionats amb la fabricació additiva.