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The Châtelet team from ICMAB went to congratulate Margarita Salas, now Doctor honoris causa by the UAB

Margarita Salas, who has been for more than 50 years working on molecular biology research, was honored with the Doctor honoris causa by the UAB on Wednesday, 18 April 2018 at noon. The ceremony took place at the conference hall (Sala d'Actes) of the Rectorat building, presided by the UAB Dean, Margarita Arboix, and the deans of the Faculties of Science and Biosciences. Montserrat Llagostera, Chair Professor of the Department of Genetics and Microbiology, who proposed Margarita Sals for this award, introduced her to the audience. 

Exporecerca Jove 2018: projects for a better future

 The XIX Edition of ExpoRecerca Jove 2018 took place between 22 and 24 March in La Salle, Barcelona. Anna May, from ICMAB, participated as member of the jury of the presented projects by the talented groups of students from all over the world. 

Is is a great event in which the students present their pioneer and innovative projects, in many different fields: health, technology, biology, chemisty, arts & literature, robotics, etc. The students explain their projects to the jury members, and to all the visitors who wish to learn more about the future challenges of our world. 

Prof. Elies Molins has collaborated in the creation of the exhibition "Numbers and humanity"

Prof. Elies Molins, researcher at ICMAB and member of GISME (Interdisciplinary Reflection Group and Math Solutions for Entities), has collaborated in the creation of the exhibition 'Numbers and humanity' (Los números y la humanidad), which was exposed in the begining of 2018 at the UB, and on March this year at the "Saló de l'Ensenyament", next to the "Espai Ciència". Prof. Elies Molins is Scientific Director of the exhibition, together with Prof. Javier Tejada (GISME-UB), who is also the main organizer and curatior of the exhibition.

Prof. Teresa Puig and the SUMAN group spreading the knowledge on superconductivity at the UAB

Prof. Teresa Puig, from the SUMAN group (Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures) was invited to give a talk on superconducting materials at “Dissabtes de la Física on Saturday, 24 February 2018, at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. More than 100 secondary school students listened to her talk (10:00 am, Sala d'actes).

On 21 March 2018, Teresa gave the talk "La superconductivitat: un fenomen quàntic que està contribuint al canvi energètic" (Superconductivity: a quantum phenomenon that is contributing to the energy change) at the Facultat de Ciències of the UAB, in an event organized by the Catalan Association of Physics Students (Associació Catalana d'Estudiants de Física) (12:15 pm, C3/022).

Barcelona, 9-11 NOV 2018: The ICMAB at the Expominer: Saló de minerals, fòssils i joieria

This year 2018 the ICMAB will be present like last year at "Expominer: Saló de minerals fòssils i joieria". The ICMAB will participate with a stand for some workshops for kids and families on minerals, materials and energy. In addition, some ICMAB researchers will give some science talks on different topics: magnetism, characterization of minerals using synchrotron light, optical properties of crystals, the history of borax (sodium borate), and quars. Don't miss the opportunity to visit one of the events with more minerals, fossils and jewelry of the world! A perfect place for school visits and families! 

Barcelona, 26-27 OCT 2018: BCNspiracy, second edition

After the success of the first edition in 2017 with more than 300 attendees, the second edition of BCNspiracy will taka place in CosmoCaixa Barcelona on 26-27 October 2018. This year, apart from the traditional talks BCNspiracy on science outreach, there will be a session on INspriacy (26 October), where secondary school students will have the opportunity to get inspired by young students who are studying their degree or are doing their PhD. On 27 October there will also be workshops and shows (PLAYspiracy) to show the interactive side of science, and a final networking event between speakers and audience, BEERspiracy

Esther Barrena and Stefania Sandoval bring the new materials to the schools with the program "A researcher in your classroom"

Two of our researchers, Dr. Esther Barrena, from the Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces group, and Dr. Stefania Sandoval, from the Solid State Chemistry Group, went to two secondary schoolin the framework of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11F) and within the program "A researcher in your classroom" (Un investigador a la teva aula), to give two seminars on new materials for the future

Núria Aliaga participates at the "IV Scientific Day" of INS Mercè Rodoreda

On Friday, 16 March 2018, the secondary school INS Mercè Rodoreda (Hospitalet de Llobregat) celebrated their "IV Scientific Day" (IV Jornada Científica)with scientific activities for their students, from 1st ESO to 2nd BTX. Núria Aliaga, ICREA Research Professor at ICMAB, was one of the invited speakers. She had the big challenge of talking about science to "Arts and Humanities" 3rd and 4th ESO students. 

The ICMAB presents its research at the largest Nano- European Event: ImagineNano2018

Between March 13-15, 2018, Bilbao (Spain) hosts the 4th edition of the largest European Event in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, ImagineNano2018, at Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC), a 3 days event to discuss the latest in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology.

Researchers from the ICMAB will be at ImagineNano 2018, presenting some of the latest and cutting-edge research projects, involving bacterial nanocellulose, atomic force microscopy, photonic architectures and superabsorbers. The CSIC also has an exhibitor stand, in which the research on microelectronics and nanomaterials will be presented. 

Madame Châtelet for the high school Infanta Isabel from Barcelona who visited ICMAB

On Friday, March 9 2018, one day after the International Women's Day, the students from 2n BTX of the high school Infanta Isabelin Barcelona visited our Institute.

A surprise awaited them: instead of having the usual seminar from one of our researchers, they had 12 researchers from the Institute waiting from them. But this 12 women did not give them a talk. Instead, they represented the play "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers".

Sendai, Japan, 8-12 AUG: 6th International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association Conference (ISHA2018)

The 6th International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association Conference (ISHA2018) will be held on August 8-12, 2018 in Sendai Japan. This conference will cover wide-variety topics on solvothermal and hydrothermal research, as well as some topics including food science, waste disposal, characterization techniques, origin of life, mathematics and simulation.

Santander, 23-27 JUL 2018: Summer School "De la nanociencia a la nanotecnología: luces y sombras del control de la materia a escala atómica"

Between 23 and 27 July 2018, the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) in Santander will host a new edition of the course "De la nanociencia a la nanotecnología: luces y sombras del control de la materia a escala atómica", coordinated by Pedro A. Serena and Agustina Asenjo from the Institue of Materials Science of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC) and in which Anna Roig, from ICMAB, participates as lecturer.  

The course is aimed at undergraduate students (third and fourth year) and master students, in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Materials Science, Nanoscience, and Engineering, etc. in order to guide their graduate training to studies in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

YoMo 2018: ICMAB presents 3D printed structures, scientific portraits and minerals and microscopy games

On 27 and 28 February, the ICMAB was present at YoMo 2018, The Youth Mobile Festival, with an interactive stand open to all the primary and secondary school students who visited the Festival, and to all of their teachers. On Tuesday 27 February, the stand was devoted to the 3D printed structures with the 3D printing 3Doodler pens, by Andrés Gómez, from the Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) lab. Both boys and girls gathered around the tables willing to build their bridge or the structure of a carbon nanotube with the 3D pens.

Salamanca 4-6 JUL 2018: XV Congreso Nacional de Materiales / I Iberian Meeting on Materials Science

During the last editions, the Congreso Nacional de Materiales has become the main scientific forum dedicated exclusively to the field of Materials in Spain. A meeting point for Junior and Senior researchers that offers many possibilities to exchange knowledge, experience and know-how on the new materials devoted techniques. It is a unique showcase for all those working on or for materials to share the novelties in the field.

Barcelona, 2-6 July 2018: ICFO School on Emerging Photovoltaics. Apply now!

Announcing the launch of this year’s ICFO School on the Frontiers of Light.

Supported by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera • Ignacio Cirac Program Chair, ICFO Schools on the Frontiers of LightFrontiers of Light aim at giving talented young researchers and students worldwide a first introduction to a thematic research area and a taste of an international research environment. They will incorporate a dynamic and social learning environment beyond participating in lectures, including group discussions, direct interactions with the lecturers, student talks, poster presentations, and visits to labs.

The Institut Joaquima Pla i Farreras from Sant Cugat visits ICMAB and learns the secret of batteries!

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. 

How many women are working at ICMAB?

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? 

Many ICMAB young researchers at the "Desena Trobada de Joves Investigadors"

The "Desena Trobada de Joves Investigadors dels Països Catalans"(10th Meeting of Young Researchers of the Catalan Countries) was held this year on 29-30 January 2018 at the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC) in Barcelona. The meeting, organized by the Societat Catalana de Química (SCQ) is held every two years. This year, many ICMAB members were there to present their work and meet other chemists and researchers. 

ICMAB will participate in the next edition of "Dissabtes de la Física" at UAB

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.

I BECAME A SCIENTIST

11 February 2018: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

 

Highschool students from Institut Castellbisbal visit ICMAB

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. 

Strasbourg, 18-22 JUNE 2018: Come to the E-MRS Spring Meeting and participate in the symposia organized by ICMAB researchers

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 researchersparticipate in the organization of some symposia:
Deadline for abstracts submission: 18 January 2018

Trieste, 21-25 MAY 2018: Conference on the Complex Interactions of Light and Biological Matter: Experiments meet Theory

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.

Barcelona, 24 MAY 2018: Jornada sobre Nanotoxicidad

On Thursday, 24 May 2018, MATERPLATco-organizes together with NanomedSpain and the NANBIOSISnetwork, a morning event on Nanotoxicity (Jornada de Nanotoxicidad) at the Parc Científic de Barcelona to debate about the toxicity of nanoparticles and nanotechnologies in the field of health. 

Jaume Veciana, Scientific Director of NANBIOSIS-ICTS and researcher at ICMAB at the NANOMOLgroup, will be at the opening of the event. Attendance is free but online registration is needed.

Barcelona, 14-16 MAY 2018: Pint of Science is back, and with some ICMAB participants!

Between 14 and 16 May 2018, the bars of Barcelona will be full of science. Pint of Science is back in town!

Irene Anton, PhD researcher at the NN group will give a talk on "Medicina regenerativa: cas concret dels implants de pell" on Wednesday, 16 May in Alfa Bar (Gràcia); and the Master student at NANOMOLgroup, Javier Repetto, will show the audience how to extract DNA on Tuesday 15 May in Casa Orlandai (Sarrià), during the session of "Nanoviaje por el cuerpo humano"

IEC, 9 MAY 2018: XXX Debat de Química a l’IEC "Connectar la ciència dels materials amb els joves i les aules"

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC) will host the XXX IEC Chemistry Debate "Connect the Materials Science with the young students". Susagna Ricart and Arántzazu González will take part in the event, which will start at 4:00 pm at the "Sala Prat de la Riba", as speakers:

  • 4:15 pm: «Àtoms, molècules… i materials» by Susagna Ricart Miró
  • 5:00 pm: «Kit de materials a l’aula (ICMAB)» by Arántzazu González Campo

Campus UAB, 10 APR 2018: The 10alamenos9 Festival arrives to its 3rd edition!

The 10alamenos9 Festival of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology arrives to its 3rd edition! On April 2018, more than 1,000 participants (around 700 secondary school students, 150 primary school students), will participate in the more than 70 activities prepared by all the entities collaborating in this macro-event, that takes place in Barcelona, Zaragoza, Valencia, Bilbao and Madrid. 

Valencia, 24-26 JAN 2018: Getting ready for the X edition of the GEFES meeting

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.

The Institut Bisbe Sevilla from Calella at ICMAB learning about the nanomaterials of the future for electronics

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. 

From nanoscience to space: Xavier Obradors at the inaugural lecture of his highschool in Manresa

The physicists Xavier Obradors, ICMABDirector, and Ignasi Ribas, Director of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya, IEEC), gave a joint lecture for the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Institute "Lluís de Peguera" in Manresa (26 October 2017), in which they both went as students. Their dialogue "From nanoscience to space" was followed by an enthusiast audience eager to learn. 

MetDrugs meeting: at the frontier between coordination chemistry and nanotechnology

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.

19 DEC: Christmas Lecture at ICMAB: "Re-reading Curie" by Xavier Roqué

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.  

Becoming a Materials Detective for a day: interactive school visits at ICMAB

Within the program "El CSIC a l'aula", and the "Program of school activities from the Barcelona City Council" (PAE), the ICMAB opens its doors to Primary School students for the first time, and welcomes 10-11 years-old kids to visit their installations. One of the most successful activities proposed is the one called "Converteix-te en un detectiu de materials"(Become a materials detective).

Two projects from ICMAB researchers at the FINAL of the PRUAB Program "Generació d'Idees"

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 program "Un investigador a la teva aula" brings Andrés Gómez and his AFM kit to Sant Joan Baptista school

Andrés Gómez has spent one hour and a half with students aged 10-11 years old (5è de Primària) at the Sant Joan Baptista school, in La Barceloneta (Barcelona) on 29 November 2017. Andrés Gómez, specialist and responsible for the Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) laboratory at ICMAB, explained the kids the mysteries of science, nanotechnology, and even made some lab experiments. 

Great success of the first meeting between scientific illustrators and researchers at ICMAB

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 hosts the Science Illustration exhibition by Roc Olivé

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. 

ICMAB researchers bring nanoscience to the schools during the "Setmana de la Ciència" 2017

The science outreach initiative "Un investigador a la teva aula(A researcher in your classroom) brought Dr. Miquel Royo, from the Materials Simulation and Theory Group, to La Salle Bonanova highshool, in Barcelona, on the morning on November 13.; and Dr. Juan Luís García Pomar, Pau Molet and Cristiano Matricardi, from the NANOPTOgroup at Institut Gorgs, in Cerdanyola, on Friday 17 November....

ICMAB at ExpoMiner: The science talks and demos attracted more than 450 visitors

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

10-12 NOV: EXPOMINER: Feel the energy of the earth... with us!

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! 

ICMAB at the 100xCiencia.2 Meeting of Excellence in Research: Co-creating value in scientific research

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.

2-3 NOV: 100xCiencia.2, Meeting of Centres and Units of Excellence

100xCiencia.2 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. 

The ICMAB Annual Report 2016 is now available

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. 

Launch of the “Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence”

On the afternoon of October 18, 2017, the 41 research centers and units recognised by the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu certificate of excellence formalized the creation of the Excellence Alliance (SOMMa) during its first formal meeting. The meeting was chaired by the Secretary of State in R+D+i, Carmen Vela. The main objective of the Alliance is to internationally promote and strengthen the centers and units accredited for their excellence, and enhance the visibility of their research. 

Watch the BRIDG3D video that brought Andrés Gómez and Guillermo de Andrés to the final of Ciencia en Acción

As we already announced,  Andrés Gómez and Guillermo de Andrés Iglesias, from ICMAB, have been selected as finalists with their project “BRIDG3D: Imprimiendo puentes en 3D” in the XVIII Edition of "CiencIa en Acción" in the category "Science and Technology". Well, the FINAL day has arrived: tomorrow, Andrés and Guillermo will head to Izarra Centre in Ermua (Vizcaya, Basque Country) to defend their project in front of many others, from 6 to 8 October 2017

2-6 OCT 2017: EXPOQUIMIA

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.

6 OCT: Retirement Reception to honor Vladimir Laukhin

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.

Kids' Day at ICMAB

On September 8, 2017, ICMAB and its employees will participate in the "Kids' Day at ICMAB".

22-27 AUG: 31st European Crystallographic Meeting

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.

30 SEPT: BCNspiracy

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.

Open call for short-term visits to NFFA-Europe facilities starts on 15th August

PhD students, post-doctoral and young researchers, as well as engineers and technicians, from both academia and industry will be allowed to spend a week on a laboratory of the NFFA-Europe Consortium to gain hands-on experience of advanced services for nanoscience and nanotechnology.

10-19 NOV: Setmana de la Ciència 2017

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!

Francesc Teixidor, Invited Professor at the 2017 Boron-Chemistry Micro-Forum held in Nanjing University

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. 

BOJOS PER LA FÍSICA

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.

More than 15 research institutes and universities participated at the 10alamenos9 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Festival with more than 100 activities

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.

25-27 SEPT: ICONAN 2017, International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology

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.

3D printing: teaching science and technology in a creative way, and an opportunity for R+D activities, providers and enterprises

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. 

Lectura teatralitzada de "Madame Châtelet i les seves seguidores a Instagram" a la Delegació del CSIC (3 maig)

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. 

21 - 23 June 2017: EURONANOFORUM in Valletta, Malta

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.

26 abril: Nanociència i nanotecnologia: com arriben a la nostra vida quotidiana?

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.

Aquesta setmana arrenca el Festival de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia 10alamenos9, amb la participació de l'ICMAB

La segona edició del Festival de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (10alamenos9) tindrà lloc del 20 al 28 d'abril a vàries seus simultàniament: al Campus UAB-Sant Cugat, a Barcelona, a Saragossa, a Madrid i a Sant Sebastià.
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 presents research projects of talented students

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. 

FUB+GRAN Mai és massa tard per aprendre nanotecnologia

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: INSPIRACIENCIA 2017

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.

20-28 ABR: Festival de Nanociencia y Nanotecnología

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!

7-10 MAR-2017: Nanospain 2017

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.

Éxito de la actividad Bridg3d en el YOMO (FOTOS)

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.

Jordi Floriach y Arnau Bertran vuelven al ICMAB

Dos estudiantes que hicieron una estancia en el ICMAB cuando estaban en bachillerato han vuelto después de 4 años para hacer una estancia de estudiantes de grado.

VISIT NFFA-Europe SUMMER SCHOOL (PHOTOS)

NFFA-Europe project (www.nffa.eu) is the first open-access infrastructure in Europe to perform research at the nanoscale. As part of the training activities, a Summer School devoted to "Nanoscience Foundries and Fine Analysis (NFFA), available instruments and techniques" took place at the Engineering School of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) between 18th and 22nd of July.

Argó 2016 (FOTOS)

Un año mas hemos acogido en el ICMAB una nueva edición del programa ARGO. Durante varios días los jovenes participantes han conocido el centro, han trabajado codo con codo con investigadores y han aprendido como es el día a día de la profesión científica.

Día Internacional de la Salud y la Seguridad en el Trabajo (FOTOS)

El 28 de abril se celebró elDía Internacional de la Salud y la Seguridad en el Trabajo. Con este motivo, hoy hemos recibido en el ICMAB aCarmen Romera y aAdrián Allue, que nos han hablado respectivamente deCómo se gestionan los residuos en el ICMAB; y deCómo se procesan los residuos de los centro de investigación.

L’ICMAB-CSIC protagonitza un nou “Cafè amb la Recerca” de l’FCRi patrocinat per Ibercaja

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L’Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), acollirà el pròxim dilluns 25 d’abril (16.30 h, Campus de la UAB; Bellaterra) un nou “Cafè amb la Recerca”, un format de contacte ciència – empresa organitzat per la Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRi) amb el patrocini d’Ibercaja, membre del patronat d’aquesta entitat.

Puertas Abiertas ICMAB Abril 2016 (FOTOS)

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En el último día del Festival 10 a la menos nueveel ICMAB como colaborador organizó una visita guiada a sus instalaciones. Los visitantes pudieron conocer nuestros equipos técnicos y a nuestro personal, el cual les explicó su funcionamiento y qué ciencias intervienen en las investigaciones de nuestro día a día.

Festival 10 a la menos 9 (FOTOS)

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Anna May y Pol Sallés han estado en el Hall de la Facultad de Ciencias de la UAB en el taller de Nanociencia, integrado en el evento del Festival de Nanociencia y Nanotecnologia 10 a la menos 9. Asimismo, como parte del ciclo de conferencias realizado por diferentes expertos en sus campos, Anna Laromaine dio una charla sobre la Nanomedicina. 

Festival de Nanociencia y Nanotecnología con participación del ICMAB

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Esta semana se celebra el Festival de Nanociencia y Nanotecnología. El ICMAB participa los días:

  • Lunes, 4 y Martes, 5 de abril, de 13:00 a 15:00 en Hall C5 de la Facultat de Ciències de la UAB: Taller de Nanociencia
  • Martes, 5 de abril, de 10:30 a 13:00 en la Sala d'Actes de la Facultat de Ciències de la UAB: Ciclo de conferencias de Nanomedicina

    Por parte del ICMAB estarán presentes Anna May, Anna Larromaine y Pol Sallés.

Festival de nanociencia y nanotecnología en el campus de la UAB

El Instituto Catalán de Nanociencia y Nanotecnología (ICN2), la Facultad de Ciencias de la UAB, el Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), el Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona (IMB-CNM) y el sincrotrón ALBA participarán la semana del 4 al 8 de abril en el Festival de Nanociencia y Nanotecnología "10alamenos9", unas jornadas de ámbito estatal que también tendrán lugar en Barcelona, ​​Donosti y Zaragoza.

Saló de l'Ensenyament 2016

La semana pasada, del 9 al 13 de Marzo el ICMAB participó junto otros centros del CSIC en el Saló de l'Ensenyament. Gracias al trabajo de Júlia Jareño, Ferran Vallès, Bohores Villarejo y Guillermo De Andrés, alumnos y profesores pudieron conocer de primera mano qué es el ICMAB y el CSIC, saber qué relación pueden tener con ellos durante su etapa academica y comprobar con sus propios ojos el funcionamiento de los superconductores y una maqueta de un microscopio de fuerzas atomicas

Visita de l'IES Infanta Isabel d'Aragó

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El passat dia 18 febrer l'ICMAB va acollir la visita alumnes i professors de l'IE Infanta Isabel d'Aragó. La Dra Núria Crivillers va explicar què és la Ciència de Materials i el gran nombre de disciplines que la integren.

Visita alumnos del IES Vall del Tenes

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Los alumnos del IES Vall del Tenes visitaron el pasado 27 las instalaciones del ICMAB, quienes junto a sus profesores recorrieron los laboratorios y asistieron a diversas charlas sobre Nuevos Materiales y Seguridad en Laboratorios.

OCT-14: Curso de Cristalografía Universidad Autónoma de Chile

La Dirección de Investigación y Postgrados de la Universidad Autónoma de Chile, tiene el agrado de hacer llegar la invitación y programa del Curso de Cristalografía dirigido a alumnos de pre y post-grado de Cs. Bioquímicas y Cs. de los Materiales, con el fin de mostrar diversas técnicas que permitan elucidar estructuras a partir de experimentos de difracción de Rayos-X.

Presente y perspectivas de futuro del coche eléctrico

Rosa Palacín, investigadora en el Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona —ICMAB— perteneciente al CSIC —Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas— fue la encargada de exponer las ventajas y retos que suponen las baterías de ión-litio.

Programa Argó 2015

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Presentació de la nostra estada al programa Argó de la UAB a l' ICMAB

ABRIL, 15-17-22, 2015: Programa Professors i Ciència de la Fundació Catalunya- La Pedrera

PROFESSORS I CIENCIA

Se ha iniciado la inscripción a la 8ª edición del Programa Professors i Ciència de la Fundació Catalunya- La Pedrera. En esta nueva edición se ofrecen 160 plazas de formación al profesorado de secundaria de ciencias de Catalunya repartidas en 9 cursos de alto nivel de especialización y aplicabilidad en las aulas, que se realizarán durante el mes de abril y mayo de 2015.

Concepción Domingo participó en el Primer encuentro de expertos en la utilización y transformación del CO2

El pasado 17 de febrero tuvo lugar en Madrid el primer encuentro de expertos en la utilización y transformación del CO2. El evento, bajo el título ‘Aportando Valor al CO2’, estuvo organizado por PteCO2 y la Plataforma Tecnológica de Química Sostenible, SusChem España, teniendo en cuenta las sinergias del grupo de ‘Usos del CO2’ de la PteCO2 y del grupo de ‘CO2 como materia prima’ de SusChem.

FEBRER 25: Dimecres de la Ciència a Sarrià-Sant Gervasi

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La propera jornada de "Dimecres de la Ciència", del Grup de Recerca de l'EUSS, serà la 6a edició i tindrà lloc el dimecres 25 de febrer.

El focus d'interès d'aquesta sessió serà la innovació en materials avançats preparats per mètodes de deposició química, amb aplicació en captació, emmagatzematge i transport d'Energia (cèl·lules solars, supercondensadors, cintes superconductores, etc.).
Participa: Albert Calleja, ICMAB-CSIC

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Tornen els dissabtes divulgatius de la UAB

La llum protagonitza els Dissabtes de la Física

La 15a edició dels Dissabtes de la Física estarà dedicada a la llum, aprofitant que les Nacions Unides i la UNESCO han declarat el 2015 “Any internacional de la llum i les tecnologies basades en la llum”.

Turning Microscopic Images into 3D Printable Files

Researchers from the Institute of Material Science of Barcelona – ICMAB – have come up with a simple way to convert nanoscale 3D scans captured using atomic force microscopy into full-sized 3D printable models. They’ve published the process on an easy to follow tutorial using common 3D printing software like Blender and Slic3r.

NOV, 19: Setmana de la Ciència 2015

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19 de noviembre 10:30 Sala de Actos Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona ICMAB-CSIC

L’ICMAB-CSIC acull una nova sessió del “Cafè amb la Recerca” de l’FCRi amb la participació de directius de 12 empreses

La necessària multidisciplinarietat en les activitats de recerca i la importància de portar a terme una major promoció de l’R+D realitzada als centres científics entre el sector privat, van ser alguns dels principals arguments esgrimits ahir per els directius empresarials participants ahir al tercer “Cafè amb la Recerca”, celebrat a l’Institut de Ciència de Materials (ICMAB-CSIC). 

Noviembre Científico 2014

La Setmana de la Ciència del CSIC 2014 se celebra a Catalunya del 14 al 23 de novembre. Els centres i instituts del CSIC han programat més de 30 d’activitats per apropar la recerca científica a la societat a través de formats variats: xerrades, exposicions, demostracions, portes obertes als centres de recerca, etc. La Setmana de la Ciència, que va per la seva dinovena edició, és una iniciativa iniciativa coordinada a Catalunya por la Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació i que compta amb el finançament de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnologia (FECYT) del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad:

Cicle de Trobades KET: Nanotecnologia, repte de la Unió per a la Innovació

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Dimecres, 12 Novembre, 2014: Última trobada del Cicle de Jornades KET, organitzat per la XPCAT, CTecno, i el Cercle per al Coneixement – Societat Econòmica Barcelonesa d’Amics del País, que es celebrarà al Parc de Recerca UAB i es centrarà en la nanotecnologia.

Presentació del Bnc-b a càrrec de X. Obradors i de Nanomol a càrrec de S. Sala

Xerrada de Xavier Obradors al Centre Cívic Sagrada Família

El 16/10 a les 19.30 h, al centre cívic Sagrada Família, parlarem de nanomaterials. Xavier Obradors, director de l’Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona – CSIC parlarà sobre com la capacitat de manipular nanopartícules, nanocapes i nanocompostos ens pot encaminar cap a una tercera revolució industrial.

Ecoviure 2014, conferència inaugural a càrrec de Xavier Obradors

El fòrum comptarà amb una conferència inaugural a càrrec de Xavier Obradors, director de l'Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona del CSIC, sobre "Els nanomaterials de la 3ª Revolució industrial", i en el que es debatran temes com ara les tarifes elèctriques tant als petits consumidors com a les industries, l'autoconsum fotovoltaic o l'eficiència energètica.

Xavier Obradors participarà en “Cafè amb la Recerca”

La Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRi) us convida el proper 30 de setembre, a les 17.00 hores, a la sessió "Cafè amb la Recerca".

La sessió vol esdevenir un punt de trobada informal entre entitats de recerca, empreses i inversors per trobar possibles vies de col·laboració.

ÚLTIMA HORA: EL PROJECTE DE L'ICMAB ELS NOUS MATERIALS A L'AULA HA GUANYAT EL PRIMER PREMI DE LA PRIMERA EDICIÓ REACH OUT! COMPETITION E-MRS.

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Molts investigadors del centre participan voluntàriament en l'activitat 'Els nous materials a l'aula'. En particular aquest curs han visitat diverses escoles els següents: Mariona Coll, Marta Mas, Anna Laromaine, Mariano Campoy, Gerard Tobias, Josep Puigmartí, Esther Barrena*,  Martí Gich, Pep Fontcuberta, Imma Ratera, Susagna Ricart, Jordi Arbiol  i Nico Dix.

Xerrada Inspiraciencia de Carlos Sopuerta (IEEC) : "Forats negres: l'explosió d'una idea"

sopuertaUs informem de la propera xerrada a càrrec de l'investigador Carlos Sopuerta de l'Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (CSIC, IEEC) amb el títol "Forats negres: l'explosió d'una idea" que tindrà lloc demà 9 d'abril dins del cicle "Imaginant universos: realitats, ficcions i altres mons paral·lels". Aquest cicle s'organitza en el marc de certamen Inspiraciència i recorrerà els camins d'anada i tornada entre realitat i ficció de la ciència i la literatura.

Xerrada de Agustín Fernández Mallo

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Us informem de la propera xerrada a càrrec de l’escriptor Agustín Fernández Mallo amb el títol “Ciència i literatura, dues metàfores” que tindrà lloc demà 4 d’abril dins del cicle “Imaginant universos: realitats, ficcions i altres mons paral·lels”.

Xavi Marti, ponent al congrés SMART CITIES

En Xavi Martí va fer la tesis a l'ICMAB en el grup del Pep Fontcuberta. En Xavi és un exemple de com els coneixements adquirits durant el doctorat es poden transferir a la societat i dotar-los de valor afegit. El felicitem!

Semana de la Ciencia

Durante el mes de noviembre se llevará a cabo a nivel nacional la SEMANA DE LA CIENCIA Y LA TECNOLOGÍA 2013, en la que participan 66 institutos y centros de investigación del CSIC de 13 Comunidades Autónomas los cuales han planteado un total de 230 actividades de divulgación entre conferencias, itinerarios científicos, talleres, exposiciones, teatro, etc, todas ellas dirigidas a público general y gratuitas.

Las actividades pueden consultarse en www.semanadelaciencia.csic.es

CONFERENCIAS EN EL ICMAB

19 de Noviembre 10:00
Dra Ana Maria Lopez Periago
ENTRE LIQUIDO Y GAS....SUPERCRITICO!

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La Dra. Núria Crivillers participará en el 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

La Dra. Núria Crivillers ha estat seleccionada per participar en el prestigiós "63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (http://www.lindau-nobel.org/), aquest any dedicat a la Química i que es celebrarà des de el 30 de Juny al 5 de Juliol a Alemanya. Només 550 joves investigadors d'arreu del món han estat seleccionats i tindran l'oportunitat de reunir-se amb 35 Premis Nobels amb quals intercanviaran idees, compartiran el seu entusiasme per la Ciència i podran establir nous contactes amb entre els presents.

 

L'ICMAB a Construmat

L'ICMAB ha participat en la organització del Dia de la Ciència de Materials a Construmat dins del Building Solutions World Congress (23 de maig: 12-13h30, 15-17h30)

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