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Welcome Diego Valdospinos at ICMAB!

Hello, my name is Diego, I'm a MSc student at the UAB on Advanced Biotechnology. I'm from Ecuador. I'm going to work with Nora Ventosa and Mariana Köber in Quatsomes.

I'm delighted to be at ICMAB. My favourites hobbies are playing videogames and play soccer. My favourite team is Barcelona from Ecuador. (Yeah this team has the same name as Barça team, lol)!

New COVER in Advanced Energy Materials: A treasure map to find the best performance of organic solar cells!

Organic solar cells based on ternary systems have promise as high efficiency and high stability systems. Finding the performance sweet‐spot is, however, a monumental task. The article published in Advanced Energy Materials "Efficient Exploration of the Composition Space in Ternary Organic Solar Cells by Combining High‐Throughput Material Libraries and Hyperspectral Imaging", which made it to the cover of the journal's issue, Mariano Campoy‐Quiles and co‐workers present a simple high‐throughput method to map the ternary parameter space and efficiently discover optimum conditions.

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Chemistry World features an article about the amphiphilic behavior of carboranes

The article published in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. about boron-based amphiphiles without a head‐and‐tail design displaying surfactant behavior, by co-authors David C. Malaspina, Clara Viñas, Francesc Teixidor and Jordi Faraudo is now featured in Chemistry World. The question is: how can a molecule without the classic hydrophilic head and hydrophobic tail of surfactants can behave like one? The atomistic simulations and experiments of this study can bring now an answer.

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Welcome Francisco De Santiago at ICMAB!

Hello, my name is Francisco De Santiago, I'm a PhD student from Mexico City. I work in DFT calculations and now I'm going to work with Dr. Riccardo Rurali's group in ab initio calculations of thermal conductivity. I'm delighted to be at ICMAB.

The picture above shows me at my typical tacos' place!

 

 

"Energy materials for a low carbon future": a philosophical discussion of the Royal Society with ICMAB researchers

Mariano Campoy Quiles, Alex Ponrouch and M. Rosa Palacín participated in the meeting of the Royal Society about Energy Materials for a Low Carbon Future’ held in September 2018, in the fields of "Organic Thermoelectrics" and "Post -Li batteries". The opinions were published then in the Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society in July 2019. 

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A year in review: Top 10 articles with highest IF published by ICMAB researchers in 2019

Continuing with the "year in review" it is now time to take a look at those articles published in High Impact Factor Journals in 2019. We have chosen the top 10 articles published in high IF journals by our reserachers. The journals include Nature Materials, Energy & Environmental Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Nature Physics and Advanced Functional Materials. You can take a look at them in this post! 

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The project "The energy of the future: from the lab to the classroom" has been awarded with a FGCSIC "Cuenta la Ciencia" grant

The science outreach project "The energy of the future: from the lab to the classroom", prepared in collaboration with Funbrain, and with IP Mariano Campoy-Quiles, has been awarded with a FGCSIC "Cuenta la Ciencia" grant in its thrid call. The project, which will take place during the year 2020, aims at bringing the research performed at our labs to the primary and secondary schools, with attractive experiments related to energy prepared for the scholars. 

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The ICMAB presents activities around "Women in Science" at #YoMoBCN20

In 2020, the ICMAB will be present at the next edition of YoMo "Youth Mobile" conference (25-29 Feb 2020) with two activities around women in science: the dramatised reading "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers", which visibilized women scientists of our history, and the talk "The hidden truth: Women behing the periodic table", which talks about the different periodic table elements that have been discovered by women and some curiosity around women and the chemical elements. Both activities will take place on Thursday, 27 February 2020 at La Farga de l'Hospitalet. 

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A multidisciplinary research team develop biotransistors able to hear small beats of live

Researchers at IBEC and ICMAB develop a flexible, cheap and biocompatible transistor platform able to record an electrocardiogram of cells and micro-tissues during long periods of time. The platform, based on organic transistor technology (EGOFET), can also measure the effect of drugs on beating cells, as cardiomyocytes, opening the door to several applications such as implantable devices for health.

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Nora Ventosa at the SOMMa 100xCiencia4 meeting in Donostia/San Sebastián

On November 22-23, 2019, representatives from all of the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu Excellence Centres and Units met at the ‘100xCiencia4’ Meeting in Donostia/San Sebastián (Spain) to share experiences around this year's topic, which is "What is science doing for you? Building bridges between science and society".

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"A network of science: 150 years of Nature papers"

The prestigious Nature scientific journal celebrated its 150th anniversary on November 4, 2019. In order to commemorate it, the journal published a video on the role played by the journal in the history of science, and also prepared an interactive graph that explains the complex network created by the co-cited journal articles. More than 88,000 articles are published since 1900. 

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UAB, 10 DEC 2019: M. Rosa Palacín at the Nobel Prize 2019 UAB Conferences

Every year the UAB organizes the Nobel Prize 2019conferences to talk about the science topics of the Nobel Prize. This year, M. Rosa Palacín, ICMAB researcher, will give the talk about the Nobel Prize 2019 in Chemistry, which was given to J. B. Goodenough, M. S. Whittingham and A. Yoshino for the Lithium-ion Batteries. The talks will be on Tuesday, 10 December, at 12 pm at the "Sala d'actes". 

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ICMAB, 19 DEC 2019: "El Enigma Agustina" and Agustí Nieto-Galan to celebrate Christmas!

On Thursday, 19 December 2019, the film "El Enigma Agustina" will be screened at the ICMAB (VOSE). The film will be introduced with a talk by Agustí Nieto-Galan (Centre d’Història de la Ciència, CEHIC-UAB) entitled "Dreams of Modernity: Scientific Research and Cosmopolitanism in Spain (1900- ism in Spain (1900-1939)". The film will be followed by a colloquim about the Scientific Research in Spain before the Civil War and the role of women scientists at that time, and by the Christmas Songs by ICMAB Choir. Come to celebrate Christmas with us!

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Two articles made-in-ICMAB at the SCQ journal: magnetic reduced graphene oxide and Smart-4-Fabry project

The last issue of the journal of the Catalan Chemical Society (Revista de la Societat Catalana de Química) includes two articles from ICMAB researchers. The first one is about graphene oxide nanocomposites decorated with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, and the second one is about the European project "Smart-4-Fabry", which develops a new nanomedicine for the treatment of the Fabry disease. The articles are written in Catalan. We encourage you to have a look at them!

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Bordeaux, 17-20 MAY 2020: 18th European Meeting on Supercritical Fluids

On 17-20 May 2020 in Bordeaux (France), the 18th European Meeting on Supercritical Fluids will take place. The objective of the meeting is to gather together all the members of the supercritical fluid community and to give the opportunity to academic researchers and industrial practitioners to provide a complete and critical up-date on all the current technologies using Supercritical Fluids, their different applications as well as the latest innovations being developed. Abstract deadline for orals and posters is January 15, 2020.

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M. Rosa Palacín at the Christmas Conference of the SCQ-IEC about Li-ion batteries

This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three great scientists for the developement of Li-ion batteries. The Catalan Chemical Society (SCQ) wanted to dedicate this year's Christmas Conference to this fact, and invited M. Rosa Palacín to give the keynote lecture on this topic. The event took place on Thursday, 19 December 2019 at the IEC (Institut d'Estudis Catalans), in Barcelona. 

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Welcome Vinod V K Thalakkatukalathil at ICMAB!

Hi all, I am Vinod from Kerala, India. I just joined Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites group, working with Martí Gich in the ERC project FeMiT: Ferrites-by-design for Millimeter waves and Terahertz Technologies.

I obtained my PhD from Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France. My research interests include material characterization techniques (microwave to sub-terahertz frequencies), EM modeling, EM wave propagation studies, and design and development of microwave/millimeter wave devices.

I like travelling and reading. See you around!

A year in review: ICMAB Top 10 Journals of 2019

During 2019, ICMAB researchers have written more than 220 articles in international peer-review science journals of various disciplines: chemistry, physics, materials, nanotechnology, photonics, energy, superconductivity, biochemistry, etc. We have selected in this post the journals in which our researchers publish most of the articlesDo you want to know which they are?

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A year in review: ICMAB most cited articles of 2019

After another year, we look back and see how was this year's scientific research. More than 220 articles, which makes a total of more than 5,400 publications and more than 145,000 citations since the Institue's foundation, in 1986. The most cited articles published in 2019 are shown in this post. Do you want to know which ones are they? From FCC-hh, oxide electronics, perovskites, oxide thin films, organic field-effect transistors and much more! 

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Ana M. López-Periago participates at the Interdisciplinary CSIC Platform "SusPlast" on sustainable plastics towards a circular economy

The SusPlast platform was officially launched on March 2019. The "Interdisciplinary Platform for Sustainable Plastics towards a Circular Economy" platform counts with the participation of 15 research groups from CSIC centers. From the ICMAB, from the Supercritical Fluids and Functional Materials group (SFFM) participates in the platform.

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Xavier Obradors, Guest of Honor at the UPC Manresa Graduation!

On Friday, 22 November 2019, the Kursaal Theater in Manresa hosted the Graduation Event of the 113 students that finalized the studies at the Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Manresa (EPSEM) at the UPC Manresa. Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director, was the "godfather" of the event, together with Ricard Font Hereu, President of the FGC. The event was a great celebration for the UPC students, who now face their future with multiple options!

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CELLUPACK by Camilla Dore wins the "Generating Ideas" programme of the PRUAB

CELLUPACK was chosen as the most innovative project of the "Generating Ideas" Programme organized by the UAB Research Park (PRUAB) focused this year on Smart Food. The project proposes the use of cellulose-based materials as substitutes for a variety of single-use plastic packagings. The material is biodegradable, soluble, edible and with a minimum ecological footprint. The idea was conceived by Camilla Dore, from the NANOPTO group, and counts with the participation of members of the IMB-CNM and UAB. 

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Martí Gibert: Poster Prize at the SCN2 First Annual Congress of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

The Societat Catalana de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (SCN2) held its First Annual Congress of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology on Saturday, 16 November 2019. The event took place at Casa Elizalde in Barcelona and focused on Energy harvesting, Environment and Sustainable Development. Martí Gibert, PhD fellow at NANOPTO group won the poster contest with his work on “Near Infrared Organic Photodetectors based on Enhanced Charge Transfer State Absorption by Photonic Architectures”. Congratulations!

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An article about "Ferroelectric Epitaxial Thin Films" highlighted in ACS "Focus on Europe"

An article made 100 % in ICMAB (Jike Lyu, Ignasi Fina, Raul Solanas, Josep Fontcuberta and Florencio Sánchez) and published in ACS Appl. Electron. Mater. is highlighted in the "Focus on Europe: Advancing Research in Materials Applications" selection of articles published by European researchers in 2019, in the area of Applied Materials and Interfaces. Congratulations!

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Smart-4-Fabry EU project: a project on the Fabry rare disease for "La Marató de TV3"

On the occasion of the "Marató de TV3: Minories que fan una Majoria", which is this year devoted to rare diseases, we would like to show you a project in which we participate and which tackles a rare disease: the SMART-4-FABRY project. One of the main objectives of the project is to use nanotechnology to increase the efficiency of the current treatment for the Fabry disease, based on the GLA enzyme. Nora Ventosa and her team, from CIBER-BBN and NANOMOL group at ICMAB-CSIC, coordinate the project, in which fourteen partners from different countries participate.

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Welcome Dídac Pérez Escrich at ICMAB!

Hi there!
I am Dídac, 22 years old and I am in the last course of the double degree in Physics & Chemistry offered by the UAB. I am joining the ICMAB in order to do my end-of-degree projects altogether with the theory and simulation of materials group under the supervision of Dr. Riccardo Rurali. I cannot wait to get hands on with real science!

 

Welcome Emanuele Bosoni at ICMAB!

Ciao people! My name is Emanuele and I've just joined the Theory and Simulation unit, working with Alberto Garcia. I'm originally from Italy, but I feel pretty European after living in 4 different countries in the past 5 years. I just finished my PhD program in Dublin and here I work as maintainer/developer of the software aiida-siesta. Aiida-siesta allows to run quantum-mechanical simulations on many systems in an automatic way. The idea is to unlock the power of modern supercomputer in order to create databases of calculated material properties that can then be explored in search for materials with ad-hoc characteristics.

I love sports, swimming and judo mostly. Moreover I like to travel and admire the beauty of the Creation (see picture for a reference!). I'm very exited for this new adventure in Barcelona, I look forward to explore new science and meet new people!

Welcome Adolfo de Hoyos-Limón at ICMAB!

My name is Adolfo, I am nanoscience and nanotechnology student at UAB and I will be at Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials Group (NANOMOL) during my TFG research. I am looking forward to learn and contribute as much as possible.

 

Susagna Ricart participates in a project that unites Art and Science: NANOCAEDRE

The Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC), together with many research centers and universities, including the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), have initiated an art project that will represent in a different way thw world of nanotechnology: NANOCAEDRE. Susagna Ricart, from the ICMAB, participates in this project with her expertise in the superconducting phenomena. The presentation of the project will take place at the Basilica Sants Màrtirs Just i Pastor (Barcelona), on Tuesday, 10 December, at 7 pm.

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A new video in the JoVE journal on a new protocol from Gervasi Herranz and the MULFOX group relating magnetics and photonics

A new protocol from Gervasi Herranz and the MULFOX group at ICMAB shows how magnetic fields can change the propagation of light in confined nanostructured materials and reveal enhanced optical responses. This new protocol is published as a VIDEO-ARTICLE at the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). The new protocol allows to directly study how magnetization changes the photonic response.

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Congratulations to NanoEduca, Premi Nacional de Comunicació Científica 2018!

We would like to congratulate our colleagues from the NanoEduca programme, created by the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) and Centre de Recursos Pedagògics Específics de Suport a la Innovació i la Recerca Educativa (CESIRE), for the 2018 National Award on Science Communication (Premi Nacional de Comunicació Científica 2018), which they received last night, Tuesday 3 December 2019, at the TNC. 

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IEC, 23-24 MARCH 2020: Research and innovation in the field of molecular materials, in honour of Prof. Veciana and Prof. Rovira on their 70th birthday

UPDATE 10 March 2020: Due to the continuous change of measures of our governments in relation to the coronavirus propagation and the uncertainty this gives on the possibilities to held the workshop in honour of Jaume Veciana & Concepció Rovira, combined with the impossibility of many of the attendants to travel,  we have decided to postpone the workshop after summer

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ICMAB members participate in the gathering of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On Monday, 25 November 2019, a gathering in the entrance of the ICMAB building was announced between 11 and 11:15 am to show respect to the victims and concern for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Members of the ICMAB Gender Equality Committee read the Statement that the Gender Equality Committee and the Committee of Women and Science of the CSIC had prepared, on the occasion of this international day.

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