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Pablo Rodríguez Mateos

Hello everyone!
I'm Pablo, from Barcelona. I'm graduated in Biochemistry and currently I'm taking a master degree in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (UAB). I will be working at ICMAB under the supervision of Arancha González studying nanoparticles internalization in yeasts and protein immobilization on surfaces.
I play different instruments and I love playing and improvising music with people :)

 

 

ICMAB offers a course on "Essential Documentation Tools" for young researchers

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".

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Nanostructured semiconductors become superabsorbers - Published at nanotechweb.org

This news article, appeared at nanotechweb.org websitee (IOP publishing), features a publication recently published by Agustín Mihi and his team in Advanced Materials "Ultrathin Semiconductor Superabsorbers from the Visible to the Near-Infrared" (Pau Molet, Juan Luis Garcia-Pomar, Cristiano Matricardi, Miquel Garriga, Maria Isabel Alonso and Agustín Mihi). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201705876.

Nanostructuring a thin layer of the semiconductor germanium using a technique called nanoimprinting lithography can greatly boost the amount of light it absorbs across the visible to near-infrared wavelengths. The broadband absorption comes from the strong interplay between Brewster and photonic crystal modes in the material and the effect could benefit optoelectronics applications such as photovoltaics and telecommunications.

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Albert Ferrer

Hi, I'm Albert and I'm a chemist from Barcelona. I got my bachelor's degree in Chemistry in Barcelona (UB) and then I got my PhD in 2013 (ICMAB-UAB) under the supervision of Dr. Rosario Núñez. After spending more than 4 years and a half abroad, first as a Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast and then as a Research Scientist at Green Lizard Technologies (Belfast, UK), I'm back to ICMAB to start a collaborative project with Dr. Rosario Núñez and Dr. Gerard Tobias to synthesise boron-enriched carbon nanomaterials as Theranostic Agents for biomedical imaging and BNCT. I like to watch movies and series, hanging out with my friends, playing videogames, travelling and practising sports, especially squash. See you around!

 

Miquel Nuez i Martínez

Hey, I’m Miquel from Sabadell. I got both my bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and my MD in chemical research at UAB. My master’s thesis consisted in the development of ruthenium nanocatalysts for the sustainable production of hydrogen using sunlight. Recently, I started my PhD project under the supervision of prof. Clara Viñas to study the carboranes and their applications. I enjoy music, videogames, reading, basketball, traveling and having a good talk. See you around!

 

Next generation graphene-based biosensor for the fast detection of xanthine

  • Xanthinuria is a rare disease caused by the accumulation of xanthine in blood, which can lead to serious pathologies, such as renal failure or gout.
  • ICMAB researchers have prepared a novel hybrid graphene-based electrochemical biosensor for the fast and 100 times more sensitive detection of xanthine, with respect to previously reported sensors.
  • The study, published in the journal Advanced Materials Interfaces, combines the properties of reduced graphene oxide and those of the organic radicals to prepare next generation, low cost electrochemical biosensors.

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15 January 2018: Kickoff of the Feynman Year 2018 - Feynman Total

Richard P. Feynman was born on 11 May 1918. This new year 2018 would be his centenary, and to commemorate it, EspaiNANO, the group from the Catalan Association fos Scientific Communication for the Communication and Outreach of Nanotechnology, has organized a variety of activities and events. ICMAB also collaborates in the organization of this celebration, called FeynmanTotal

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Niki Joosten

Helloo! I'm Niki Joosten from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. I study Molecular Life Sciences and I'm doing my master thesis about Microcontact printing. The project is a collaboration between the University of Wageningen, Bionanotechnology and ICMAB under the supervision of Arancha Gonzalez. I will stay at ICMAB for 4 months. I like to travel, play rugby and party :)

 

Halyna Volkova

Hi, I am Halyna from Ukraine. I am right now in my last year of PhD in Paris, and coming here for a two-months visit. Before PhD, I studied in double-degree master on materials science in France/Germany. Here In ICMAB I am planning to grow thin films of ferroelectric perovskite oxides (BaTiO3 solid solutions), and to study their photovoltaic properties, making the comparison to ceramic samples of these materials.
I like travelling (both city tourism and hiking in nature), discovering ethnic dance, art etc., interested in history, pagan and oriental religions, and practices like yoga.

 

More than 20 % of ALBA publications from 2017 are in collaboration with ICMAB

Researchers from ALBA Synchrotron and from ICMAB have established an enriching and fruitful collaboration over the years, which is proven by the number of publications published together since ALBA received its first users, in 2012.

In 2017, 24 publications appeared in collaboration between both institutions, which represented a 21 % of the ALBA Synchrotron articles. 

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New collaborative project between the MULFOX group and MIT, funded by “la Caixa” Foundation

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.

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

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Bellaterra, 30-31 MAY: HPCnano: High Performance Computing for Next Generation Nanomaterials & Nanodevice Engineering

The High performance computing for next generation nanomaterials & nanodevices engineering workshop (HPCnano) is an event to be held at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) on 30-31 May 2018. Sponsored by the RED ESPAÑOLA de SUPERCOMPUTACION-RES, the event aims at presenting the use of high performance computing (HPC) in forefront research in nanomaterials, molecular electronics and nanodevices, to potential users of the RES HPC resources.

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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.

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Campus UAB, 4 MAY 2018: Jornada de Gènere i Ciència - SCN2

Do you know what is the glass ceiling? And the impostor syndrome? The Catalan Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SCN2), formed by students and researchers from the nanoworld, are organizing an event for May 4, 2018, about the gender situation in the scientific and academic fields

This event will include several talks and also an exhibition at the Faculty of Sciences, with a collage with a surprise effect!

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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. 

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Albert Harillo Baños

Hi! My name is Albert, I'm from Barcelona, but I live in Sant Cugat del Vallés. I did a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering (UAB), and right now I'm studying a master in Advanced Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. I'll be doing my final thesis about organic photovoltaics with FOREMAT group in ICMAB.
In my free time I like to go out with friends, play videogames and LARP (live action role-playing).
See you around!!!

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 program with plenary and oral talks of a large variety of topics in Condensed Matter Physics.

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María Jesús Sánchez Guisado

Hi!
I am María Jesús, I’m from Badajoz, Extremadura. I am studying a master degree in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. I’m a graduate in Biotechnology by the Pablo Olavide University (Seville). I’ll be doing my masters final thesis with the group of Nanoparticles and Nanocomposite (N&N).
See you around!

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. 

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X-rays reveal "handedness" in swirling electric vortices

This article appeared in Physics Berkeley website on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. 

We transcribe it here, since some previous ICMAB members participated in the study, which was recently published in PNASEmergent chirality in the electric polarization texture of titanate superlattices (Padraic Shafer, Pablo García-Fernández,Pablo Aguado-Puente,Anoop R. Damodaran , Ajay K. Yadav, Christopher T. Nelson, Shang-Lin Hsu, Jacek C. Wojdeł, Jorge Íñiguez, Lane W. Martin, Elke Arenholz, Javier Junquer, and Ramamoorthy Ramesh). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1711652115.

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High interdisciplinarity and leadership within ICMAB researchers according to their h-index

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.

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Miquel Castellote Borrell

I'm Miquel and I am new in ICMAB. I am from Barcelona and I am currently studying a master in Advance Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. My bakground is also Nanoscience. I'll be doing my master's thesis with the Nanomol group. I enjoy mountain sports. See you around!

 

Flonja Liko Pinto

Hello. I´m Flonja. I´m from Albania. I am currently working in the Nanomol group, under the supervision of José Vidal Gancedo. Before coming to ICMAB, I completed a double PhD degree in Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutical Innovation from the Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CiQUS) in the University of Santiago de Compostela and in Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology from the Unit of Biomimetic Micro and Nanomedicines (MINT/ INSERM U1066 ) in the University of Angers. I hold a Msc in Radiopharmacy from the University of Hacettepe and I'm a Pharmacy graduate from the University of Ankara. See you soon.

 

Marc Font Gual

Hi, my name is Marc and I am a physicist from Barcelona. I did my bachelor's degree in Physics in Barcelona (UB) and I continued my studies by doing a master's degree in Physics in Berlin (Germany) (Freie Universität Berlin). I just started my phD in the field of Spintronics here in ICMAB in the Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures group. In my free time I like reading, traveling, rowing, skiing and spend time with my friends.

I look forward to meeting and collaborating with you, as also to spend good time together.

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. 

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Copenhagen, 22-26 MAY 2018: MagMeet 2018 12th International Conference on the Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers

We are pleased to welcome members of the magnetic particle research community to the 12th International Conference on the Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers (MagMeet 2018 for short). This meeting will be held in beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference starts with a reception on Tuesday night, May 22 and ends on SaturdayMay 26, 2018 in the afternoon.

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Barcelona, 16 MAR 2018: Workshop on Ethics and Responsible Research & Innovation in Research

A workshop on Ethics and Responsible Research & Innovation in Research takes place on March 16, 2018, at ICMAB. Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI) is a concept that has gained visibility and importance in the recent years, and involves the participation of multiple actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations, etc. ) in the research and innovation process, enabling easier access to scientific results, the take up of gender and ethics in the research and innovation content and process, and formal and informal science education.

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Sant Feliu G., 12-14 MAR: COST TO-BE Spring Meeting "Towards Oxide Electronics" organized by ICMAB

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. 

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Bellaterra, 1-2 MAR 2018: ICMAB hosts the 2nd workshop of the HERALD network on Atomic Layer Deposition

HERLALD  (Hooking together European Research in Atomic Layer Deposition), a COST Action that aims to structure and integrate European research activity in ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition), organizes the 2nd HERALD.ECI Workshop with hands-on training for "bonding HERALD.ECIs from ideas to proposals", which will be held at ICMAB on 1-2 March 2018

Deadline for registration: 15 February 2018

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Karen Lizzette Velásquez Méndez

Hello!
My name is Karen Lizzette Velásquez Méndez. I have a BSc in Chemistry from the National University of Colombia. Now, I'm a student of the Oficial Master in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine in the UAB.
In the ICMAB, I'm working in the Solid State Chemistry Research Group in the proyect "Synthesis and electronic properties of perovskite type oxynitrides" led by Dra. Amparo Fuertes. I like to meet new places and read in my free time.

 

 

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