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The ICMAB at the "Welcome to the Nanoworld" at Cosmocaixa for the Researchers' Night

The European Researchers’ Night, since its firs edition in 2005, brings science, technology and researchers closer to the general public on the last Friday of September. The ICMAB participated in this year's edition with talks, workshops and a dramatised lecture at the event organized at CosmoCaixa Science Museum in Barcelona, and in the CSIC "Residència d'Investigadors". 

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We are hiring! New PhD positions with FPI and Severo Ochoa contracts!

The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities opens the call, from 17 October to 7 November 2019, to the Predoctoral Contrats: FPI (Formación Personal Investigador) and Severo Ochoa contracts (for Severo Ochoa centers). See the ICMAB projects and apply! We have many projects related to functional materials for energy, electronics and biomedicine applications for you!

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BCN, 16 Nov 2019: Primer Congrés Anual de la SCN2

The Societat Catalana de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (SCN2) has the pleasure to announce its First Annual Congress of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CANN1-SCN2 2019). It will be celebrated on November 16th in Casa Elizalde, Barcelona. The event, taking place during La Setmana de la Ciència 2019, aims to give visibility to researchers developing their work in Catalunya, in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and how their research may provide the answers to current problems with a clear impact on the citizenship.

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BCN, 26-27 OCT 2019: the ICMAB at the 13a Festa de la Ciència!

On the weekend 26 and 27 October 2019, the "Parc de la Ciutadella" (UPDATE: Moll de la Fusta) in Barcelona will be full of science! The 13th edition of the "Science Festival" (Festa de la Ciència) will take place from 9 am to 6 pm! The ICMAB participates with some micro-talks, and with a stand with ElectroWoman, explaining the wonders of Molecular Electronics for different devices! Will you join us? Come with us and participate with your friends and family to the many activities prepared.

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Congratulations, Dr. Qianzhe Zhang, new ICMAB graduate!

We have a new Doctor at the ICMAB, Docor Qianzhe Zhang, from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Group (NN) at ICMAB, who defended his PhD thesis on Friday, 4 October 2019. His thesis, supervised by Dr. Martí Gich and Dr. Adrián Carretero was entitled "Microstructural Control of Epitaxial α-Quartz Films". Do you know what Qianzhe will miss the most? Continue reading!

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Congratulations, Dr. Juan Antonio Seijas, new ICMAB graduate!

Doctor Juan Antonio Seijas Bellido from the Theory and Simulation Group at ICMAB successfully defended his PhD thesis "Computational studies of thermal transport in functional oxides" last Thursday, 3 October 2019, at at the ICMAB. His supervisors were Dr. Riccardo Rurali (ICMAB) and Dr. Jorge Iñiguez (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).

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Anna Laromaine and the #Matheroes on TV ¡Qué animal! (La2 RTVE)

On Saturday, 5 October 2019, we could see in the programme ¡Qué animal! from La2 RTVE, the researcher Anna Laromaine, from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites group, talking about the "supermaterial" bacterial cellulose. The programme was about animals with superpowers, so our Matheroes: the supermaterials of the future, were also featured in it! Thank you to all the ¡Qué animal! team!

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"Yo investigo. Yo soy CSIC": new video contest for PhDs

The Department of Postgraduate and Specialization (DPE) of the CSIC has announced the open call of the science outreach contest “Yo Investigo. Yo soy CSIC” with the aim that predoctoral researchers from the CSIC present their doctoral thesis to a non-specialist audience through a video of maximum 3 minutes in duration.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme 2019, Junior Leader “la Caixa” at ICMAB

If you are considering to carry out a postdoc, come to the ICMAB with one of "la Caixa" Postdoctorate Junior Leader Fellowships!

Incoming: 30 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities, to conduct a research project at accredited centres with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu excellence award, Institutos de Investigación Sanitaria Carlos III or units qualified as "excellent" by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.

Retaining: 15 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities to carry out research at any university or research centre in Spain and Portugal.

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2019 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer Prof. Victorino Franco at the ICMAB Periodical Lectures (Mon, 14 Oct 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture:

2019 IEEE MAGNETICS SOCIETY DISTINGUISHED LECTURER

Magnetocaloric Effect: From Energy Efficient Refrigeration to Fundamental Studies of Phase Transitions

by Prof. Victorino Franco, University of Seville, Seville, Spain

Monday, 14 October 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes MATGAS 

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"Química i Cel·luloide": Cinema and Science at the CSIC "Residència d'Investigadors"

The CSIC in Catalunya and the CSIC "Residència d'Investigadors" organize a cycle about cinema and science during October-November 2019 to celebrate the 150 years of the Periodic Table. The films that will be shown (for free!) are: "Marie Curie", Temple Grandin", "Wall-E" and "Her". All the films will be on Friday at 6:00 pm, and will be introduced by a CSIC researcher. 

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Welcome Ariana Roldán Carretero at ICMAB!

Hi there! I am Ariana Roldán, a Chemical Engineer who is developing her Master’s thesis at ICMAB. I feel attracted to the world of engineering, more specifically, the one related to chemistry and biology. For this reason, I decided to broaden my knowledge by studying the master's degree in biological and environmental engineering. It brings together some of the fundamentals that I need to achieve my goal, which is being part of a scientific breakthrough. I am delighted to be able to contribute my experience in the field of drug nanoencapsulation being part of Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites group. I am looking forward to learn as much as possible from this opportunity.

 

Welcome Leonardo Scarabelli at ICMAB!

Hello everyone! My name is Leonardo and will join as a postdoc in the Nanopto group, working on the development of strong-coupling plasmonic materials under the project ENLIGHTMENT. I come from Italy, but I spent the last 7 years working abroad between Europe and the United States. Outside the lab I am an avid rock climber, a guitar player, and I enjoy hiking. I am looking forward to join the ICMAB family. See you all around!

 

"Women in Science" Theater for the Researcher's Night in CosmoCaixa: Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers

On 27 September, during the Young Researchers' Night in CosmoCaixa, you will be able to enjoy the dramatised reading created by the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona. The play tells a story that takes place in the palace of Madame Châtelet, during the 18th century. Châtelet was a French mathematician and physicist. In chronological order, a series of wise women from the history of science will enter her salon, and will explain us their lives and discoveries.

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The ICMAB is now a member of the innovation cluster SECPHO

The ICMAB is now a member of SECPHO, a national technological innovation cluster formed by companies, technology centres and research centres. SECPHO is focused on promoting technological innovation through the application of photonic technologies, or technologies based on light, to all types of sectors of our economy. 

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Great success of "Madame Châtelet" for the European Researchers Night in Cosmocaixa

During the European Researchers' Night celebrated on Friday, 27 September 2019 in Cosmocaixa Barcelona (Nit Jove de la Recerca), the representation of the dramatised lecture "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram Followers" was held (twice!) with a great amount of people in the audience! We could expland the knowledge of great women scientists to all those who came to see the Châtelet team in action!

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Open Access en el ICMAB: Seminar to celebrate the International Open Access Week 2019 (Wed, 23 Oct 2019)

From 21 to 27 October 2019 we celebrate around the world the International Open Access Week, an initiative to promote the Open Access in the academic and research worlds. We have prepared a SEMINAR to explain some of the paths that researchers can take to publish in Open Access on 23 October at 3:30 pm. 

Open Access en el ICMAB: Preguntas Frecuentes

by Alejandro Santos, ICMAB Librarian & Documentalist

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 @ 3:30 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes MATGAS

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ICMAB, 28 OCT 2019: Meet the Scientific Equipment Platforms of ICMAB!

On Monday, 28 October 2019, the ICMAB staff, especially the new Master students and PhD and Postdoc fellows, are invited to the presentation of the Scientific Equipment Platforms (SEP) of the ICMAB. The 9 Scientific and Technical Services have prepared some posters to present their equipment and research techniques to the researchers to broaden up their research possibilities. We are sure that from this day, new and exciting collaborations will emerge.

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The #Matheroes exhibition at the Biblioteca Vapor Badia (Sabadell)

"Matheroes" is a scientific project designed by the ICMAB-CSIC in collaboration with the FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología). The project counts with an exhibiton of 5 Supermaterials that are now presented in the "Biblioteca Vapor Badia" in Sabadell, from 7 October to 22 November 2019. Come to discover the materials of the future!

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CosmoCaixa, 19-20 OCT 2019: Explora els Minerals, de la Mina a la Taula Periòdica dels Elements

The weekend 19-20 October 2019, CosmoCaixa hosts the exhibition about minerals and the Periodic Table, in the framework of the celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Elements. The exhibition is entitled "Explora els Minerals: de la mina a la Taula Periòdica dels Elements" and will include several samples of minerals and some new materials and devices related with the chemical elements. Don't miss it!

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Welcome Jewel Ann Maria Xavier at ICMAB!

Jewel 1Hey, I'm Jewel and I am from India. I have joined as a PhD fellow in the Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Lab (LMI). I will be working with different nanoparticles and their characterization for various applications.
I enjoy reading, exploring places and trying new cuisines. I am a big movie fanatic and enjoy good company. Hope to meet everyone. Adieu!

 

Welcome Yasmín Esqueda Barrón at ICMAB!

Hi, My name is Yasmin. I am 37 years old and I am a Mexican girl doing a postdoctoral stay in ICMAB. I work in the laser processing group with Dr. Angel Pérez del Pino using laser processing technique to improve the materials used for fabricate graphene electrodes useful for supercondenser applications.
This is a wonderful experience for me.

 

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019: a close look from an ICMAB point of view (by M. Rosa Palacín and Josep Fontcuberta)

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 was awarded on October 9, 2019, jointly to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries. At the ICMAB we are very happy for this award, for several reasons: Josep Fontcuberta was a former postdoc fellow of Goodenough, in Oxford; and Goodenough was once a member of our Scientific Advisory Board! Moreover, M. Rosa Palacín, researcher in the batteries field, has met all three of them, and has continued their work, developing post lithium-ion batteries at the ICMAB! In this post, both researchers have written some words on this matter! Continue reading!

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Zsolt Kelemen, #MSCA IF Fellow of the Week!

It's time to meet Zsolt Kelemen, our #MSCA IF Fellow of the Week! Zsolt is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory of Inorganic Materials and Catalysis group, and he is working in the framework of the Tuning COPs project. Congratulations, Zsolt!

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The ICMAB website continues to be the most visible of the CSIC!

According to the Ranking Web of Research Centers, the ICMAB continues to be, since last year, the most visible website of all the CSIC research centers and units. The ICMAB website maintains its 2nd position in the global ranking (2018: 2n place; 2017: 4th place, 2016: 13th place), from a total of 136. 

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BCN, 5-6 OCT 2019: the ICMAB at the Maker Faire Barcelona: Reinvent, Redesign, Repair, Reuse and Recycle

This sixth edition of the Maker Faire Barcelona sets its location at Nau Bostik, an emblematic citizen led cultural center, in the neighborhood of La Sagrera. Referring to artistic creation and social innovation, it brings together and hosts a solid, restless and vigorous associative network of socio-cultural agents. The ICMAB will participate on Saturday morning (5 October) with a workshop on "Printing 3D nanomaterials". Don't miss it!

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Viewpoint on high critical current superconducting tapes for generating ultra-high magnetic fields

The journal "Superconductor Science and Technology" published the Viewpoint by Xavier Obradors entitled "High critical current nanocomposite REBa2Cu3O7 (RE = rare earth) tapes: towards a new era of ultra-high field magnetism". The article is about the generation of high magnetic fields with the new superconducting materials that are being studied at the ICMAB, among other places. 

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Open PhD position on "Cryogenic radiation detectors based on superconductors"

ICMAB (Barcelona) and ICMA (Zaragoza) offer one PhD position in the framework of the project "X-ray detectors based on Transition-Edge Sensors: optimization of a pixel and development of arrays”. The PhD thesis will aim at characterizing the detectors, performing electrothermal modeling and studying the physics behind the superconducting transition.

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