The ICMAB has been awarded by the CSIC with the Gender Equality Certificate (Distintivo de Acreditación en Igualdad de Género), in its first edition. This certificate was promoted by the CSIC President, Rosa Menéndez, following an explicit commitment to offer equal opportunities for men and women in their workplaces. The objective of the call was to promote gender perspective in all the CSIC institutes, and to promote measures to eliminate the barriers that women may encounter during their career.
Every year the CSIC acknowledges the staff members that have received awards or distinctions for their Scientific Merit from other institutions during the previous year. In this year's ceremony, held at the CSIC Auditorium in Madrid on June 28, 2018, they acknowledged Mariona Coll, from the ICMAB.
José Jurado, Milena Cervo and Jan Grzelak received their INPhINIT "la Caixa" fellowship at Caixaforum
On 3 July 2018, CaixaForum Barcelona hosted the ceremony to deliver the INPhINIT "la Caixa" doctorate program fellowships. The event was chaired by the Secretary of State for Universities, Research and Development, Ángeles Heras. Three Research Fellows, out of the 57 granted, have started their PhD at ICMAB: José Jurado from the USA, Milena Cervo Sulzbach from Brazil and Jan Grzelak from Poland.
Three ICMAB researchers have been granted with a Ramon y Cajal grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
Ignasi Fina, from the MULFOX group, in the area of Materials Science; Arántzazu González, from the FunNanoSurf group, in the area of Chemistry, and Judith Guasch, from the NANOMOL group, in the area of Biomedicine. Congratulations to all three!
A large number of ICMAB researchers are among those researchers in Spain with high h-index in many different disciplines: Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Crystallography, Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Multidisciplinary Chemistry, and Multidisciplinary Materials Science, according to the Web of Science.
The website h-webcindario (http://indice-h.webcindario.com) from GRUPO DIH, which compiles the h-index numbers from the researchers based in Spain, has done now the yearly update The h-index numbers are collected from the Web of Science ISI website, which is of free access for the research centers through FECYT.
ICMAB Researcher, Dr. Enric Canadell, elected member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona (RACAB)
On December 2017, Dr. Enric Canadell, Research Professor at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), became elected member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona (RACAB). Two other researchers from CSIC, Dr. Xavier Querol (IDAEA-CSIC), and Dr. Francesc Piferrer (ICM-CSIC) were also elected, together with Dra. Fàtima Bosch (UAB) and Dr. Roderic Guigó (CRG). Finally, Dra. Fabiola Gianotti (CERN) was elected as correspondent member.
Dr. Mariona Coll, researcher at ICMAB, and Prof. Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director, attended the awards ceremony of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Research Awards in Madrid. Mariona was awarded with one of the five awards for her project on the research of new materials for efficient conversion of solar energy.
Laia Soler, PhD researcher at the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group, won the Best Young Researchers Presentation at the European Conference on Applied Superconductors 2017 (EUCAS) in the section "Materials".
The video "A story on Bacterial Cellulose" among the Top 15 critically acclaimed of the JoVE contest: Film Your Research
Jose Muñoz, who did his PhD at the UAB, and is now a Postdoctoral Fellow in the NANOMOL group at ICMAB, under the supervision of Dr. Marta Mas and Dr. Núria Crivillers, has been awarded with the PhD special prize award (Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat) of the UAB.
One manuscript from Prof. Clara Viñas and her team has been chosen to be highlighted on the ChemistryViews website. The manuscript chosen is "Small-Molecule Kinase-Inhibitors-Loaded Boron Cluster as Hybrid Agents for Glioma-Cell-Targeting Therapy", published in Chemistry-A European Journal, and already qualified as Hot Paper and Frontispiece of the journal.
The project Greene3D, awarded as best initiative of circular economy by the Generalitat and the PRUAB
Roberta Verrelli, winner of the 6th Early Career Scientist Presentation Contest of the World Materials Research Institute Forum
Between 18 and 22 June 2018, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Teddington (UK) hosted the 6th WMRIF Workshop for Early Career Scientists. From ICMAB, Roberta Verrelli, Francesca Leonardi and Ignasi Fina attended the workshop, which concentrated on exceptional early career scientists in World Materials Research Institute Forum (WMRIF) institutes with the goals of network building, and knowledge and experience exchange, along with the chance to examine facilities of the host institute.
Five ICMAB graduates from the PhD programme in Materials Science received the PhD Extraordinary Award for their doctoral thesis developed during the period 2014-2015. The award ceremony took place on May 18, 2018, at 6 pm, at the Hotel Campus UAB. Laura Cabana Jiménez, Pedro López-Aranguren Oliver, Nerea Murillo Cremaes, David Pesquera Herrero and Albert Queraltó López were recognised for their PhD dissertations.
Arnau Bertran Inglada, who did his bachelor's thesis at ICMAB under the supervision of Gerard Tobias (ICMAB, Solid State Chemistry Group) and Àlvar Sánchez (UAB, Physics Dept) has been awarded with the "Premi Sant Jordi 2018" of the Societat Catalana de Química (SCQ-IEC) for his work entitled "Òxid de grafè reduït decorat amb nanopartícules d’òxid de ferro. Síntesi, caracterització i estudi magnètic" (Reduced graphene oxide decorated with iron oxide nanoparticles. Synthesis, characterization and magnetic study).
The awardees with the Premis Ciutat de Barcelona 2017 have been known on February 1, 2018. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 15, at the Saló de Cent, in a ceremony presided by Ada Colau, and conducted by the journalist Eva Arderius. Prof. Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director, was member of the jury in the category "Experimental Sciences and Technology".
Dr. Ignasi Fina has been recently awarded with a collaborative project, funded by "la Caixa" Foundation, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT-SPAIN "la Caixa" Foundation SEED FUND). The project is focused on the investigation of new materials for photovoltaic applications. The aim is to study the use of a new kind of material, called a ferroelectric semiconductor, that may offer a powerful mechanism to convert sunlight into electricity.
The list of the top 10 articles published in the highest impact factor (IF) journals, by ICMAB researchers during the year 2017 are the following:
Research Award L'Oréal-Unesco FWIS 2017 for Mariona Coll and her project on new materials for photovoltaics
As we already announced on July 2017, Mariona Coll, researcher at the Institute of Materials Science (ICMAB) in the SUMAN group, has been awarded with the Research Award L'Oréal-Unesco "For Women in Science" 2017. The awards ceremony took place this last Wednesday, 22 November, in Madrid. Mariona will receive 15.000 € that will be invested in her research project which "can contribute to one of the most important challenges of this century: find a new energy system for the production of clean energy".
As already announced in July 2017, on Tuesday 3rd October, Pof. Anna Roig received the Albus Award 2017, by Grifols, to develop her project on "Albumin iron-oxide nanocages". The Awards Ceremony took place at the Grifols Museum, which is located in the same building where the Grifols company started their activities, in 1940.
Màrius Tarrés Schüler, who did his PhD in the Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Laboratory, at ICMAB, under the supervision of Prof. Francesc Teixidor, has been awarded with the PhD special prize award (Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat) of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
The article "Bottom-up approach for the preparation of hybrid nanosheets based on coordination polymers made of metal–diethyloxaloacetate complexes linked by 4,4′-bipyridine" published in CrystEngComm by Ana López-Periago et al. has been considered as HOT ARTICLE in this journal.
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