This year the ICMAB counted with 7 out of the 34 fellowships for Master students that the CSIC distributed among the five Severo Ochoa Centres of Excellence of the CSIC (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT), Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB), Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), Instituto de Neurociencias (IN) and Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB); and the Structural Biology Unit of Excellence María de Maeztu. The 7 granted students will do their Master Thesis Project with one of our researchers during 5 months, and will receive 5,000 €.
Nine Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) granted in the third internal call within the Severo Ochoa FUNMAT programme
Continuing the Strategic Vision for the Severo Ochoa programme FUNMAT ("Smart FUNctional MATerials for social grand challenges"), the ICMAB opened the call for the third edition of the Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) earlier this year 2018. Out of all the proposals submitted, 9 projects in different fields have been granted.
Hi, my name is Toni and I'm from Lleida, a city near Barcelona. I'm a first of baccalaureate student and I want to study physics in Barcelona. I'm in the ICMAB learning crystallography and other physics subjects with the researcher Elies Molins during three weeks. I like to do judo and read, and I really love to be with my friends just having fun
Dr. Wenjie Qian defended her PhD thesis on "Preparation and processing of molecular materials with optoelectronic properties" on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 at 11 am. Congratulations Wenjie!
On July 17, 2018, the fourth edition of "Científiques a prop" (Getting closer to scientists) organized by AMIT-CAT took place with great success in La Monroe de la Filmo. This edition counted with the participation of Ana M. López-Periago, from the ICMAB, who became second in the audience award, with her talk on "CO2: hero or villain?", in which she talked about the benefits of using supercritical CO2 in the preparation of materials.
Static Modulation Wave of Arrays of Halogen Interactions Transduced to a Hierarchy of Nanoscale Change Stimuli of Crystalline Rotors Dynamics
I am Alfonso del Rey and I will be working in the Tech Transfer Unit, helping researchers in taking their technologies to the market. I have a molecular biology PhD and experience in the private sector. Before coming to ICMAB I was working as Technology Transfer Officer in a catalan research institute. As I use to work indoors, sitting in front of a computer or having meetings, in my spare time I try to get outdoors as much as possible enjoying my family
- A recent study demonstrates the feasibility of the electrochemical extraction of calcium from a metal oxide, which could be used as a cathode (positive electrode) for calcium batteries
- The study, published in Dalton Transactions, was carried out in collaboration with Toyota Motor Europe, which shares the patent
Power applications: review of the past 30 years and future perspectivesby Pascal TIXADOR, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, France
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
Open call (INCOMING) for 22 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities, to conduct a research project at accredited centres with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu distinction of excellence, Institutos de Investigación Sanitaria Carlos III or units qualified as "excellent" or "exceptional" by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Candidates must have resided in Spain less than 12 months in the last three years. Moreover, another open call (RETAINING) for 11 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities to carry out research at any university or research centre in Spain. In this case, candidates must have resided in Spain more than 12 months in the last three years.
The ICMAB is a Severo Ochoa Cener of Excellence since 2016 and is happy to host postdoctoral fellows in this call! Please feel free to contact our researchers, they will be happy to answer your questions. You will find information on our research groups here: ICMAB Reserach Groups
Hi everyone! I'm Arnau and I'm an student from Maçanet de la Selva, near Girona. I'll be working at the ICMAB joining a project on crystallography tutored by Anna Crespi and Carlos Frontera, which I'm really enjoying. I love music and spend my time playing the piano and meeting my friends. Next year I'll start a degree on Human Biology and I couldn't be more excited about it!
Hi! My name is Marta and I am living in Barcelona, but I'm from a little town near Tarragona. I've just finished my first year of physics in UB and I like everything related with science, specially physics. I love dragonflies, the mountain, poetry, write some stories and I really like to learn new things everyday. I will be in the ICMAB for a few days to learn a lot of things and take advantage of the summer
Hi! My name is πlar and I am an student from Lleida. I will be working at the ICMAB in sustainable energy conversion and storage system, specially in Photovoltaics, tutored by Mariona Coll. I like to spend my time in nature, laughing and writing. See yoou soon!
Hi everyone! I'm Fouad El Bahja, from Barcelona. I'm finishing the degrees of Physics and Nanotecnology, and doing in the ICMAB the final degree project for the last one in the biomolecular dynamics simulations field. I love reading, mostly historic or phyolosophycal books, or having a nice afternoon with friends
«From quantum physics to nanotechnology» at the 50 Universitat Catalana d'Estiu in Manresa with ICMAB researchers
Xavier Obradors, Josep Fontcuberta and Gerard Tobias, participate at the 50 Universitat Catalana d'Estiu (UCE) "I tanmateix, la remor persisteix", which for the first time has an edition in Manresa. They will give some lectures within the program of science and technology: From quantum physics to nanotechnology (De la física quàntica a les nanotecnologies). The UCE in Manresa started on Thursday, 5 July, and will finish on Tuesday, 10 July.
Hi! My name is Queralt and I'm going to stay a few days with NANOMOL group. I won this experience thanks to "Societat Catalana de Química"'s "Treball de Recerca" prize. Next year, I will be studying Biotechnology at UAB. In my free time, I love listening to music and meet my friends
Hi, I'm Peter, a third year physics student from Heidelberg, Germany. I will be doing experiments on spintronics during July and the beginning of August. Other than that I'll spend my time reading at the beach and exploring Barcelona and its surroundings. See you around!
10 Early Stage Researchers granted with predoctoral fellowships from the MSCA COFUND DOC-FAM program will start their PhD in advanced functional materials at ICMAB-CSIC, IREC and ALBA Synchrotron
- The first call for this program has been closed offering 10 http://inspiraciencia.es predoctoral grants: 5 of them at the ICMAB-CSIC, 2 at the IREC and 3 at the ALBA Synchrotron
- The DOC-FAM program is the first MSCA COFUND coordinated by a center of the CSIC, the ICMAB
- The next call for the program will offer 12 fellowships to do the PhD in these centers and also at ICN2 and IMB-CNM-CSIC
NanoSQUIDs for the Investigation of Small Spin Systems
by Dieter KÖLLER, Physikalisches Institut and Center for Quantum Science (CQ) in LISA+, Universität Tübingen, Germany
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
Stimuli-Responsive Functionalization Strategies to Spatially and Temporally Control Surface Properties: Michael vs Diels–Alder Type Additions
Gil Gonçalves and Gerard Tobias, editors of the book "Nanooncology" on nanomaterials for cancer treatment
The ICMAB reserarchers Gil Gonçalves and Gerard Tobias are the editors of one of the most recent Springer books, Nanooncology: Engineering Nanomaterials for Cancer Therapy and Diagnosis.
Tina Tronser, Anna Laromaine, Anna Roig, and Pavel A. Levkin*. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10 (19), pp 16260–16269.
On 9-10 June 2018, ICMAB participated at the 12th edition of the Barcelona Science Festival with lots of activities. The festival counted with more than 230 activities in 33 different spaces distributed along the Ciutadella Park. 160 institutions (research centers, entities, associations, universities, individuals) participated in the event, organized by BCNCiència (Institut de Culgura de l'Ajuntament de Barcelona), and more than 20,000 attendees joined the festival during the weekend.
Reactions on positive electrodes and on graphite negative electrodes of Li-ion batteries (Friday, 29 June 2018)
Reactions on positive electrodes of Li-ion batteries
by Prof. Zempachi OGUMI, Kyoto University, Japan
Operando analysis of reactions on graphite negative electrodes of Li-ion batteries
by Dr. Hiroyuki FUJIMOTO, Kyoto University, Japan
Friday, 29 June 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes MATGAS M1.12
This year the ICMAB hosted seven (7) students from the program "Joves i Ciència" from Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera: Roger, Pilar, Antoni, Pere, Mariona, Anastasia and Arnau. They came to our Institute to do some research stays with some of our researchers, in the fields of spintronics, solar cells, superconducting materials, porous materials for energy, sustainable chemistry and crystallography.
Dr. Ziliang Li defended his PhD thesis on "Growth and characterization of nanocomposite YBa2Cu3O7-δ – BaMO3 (M = Zr, Hf) thin films from colloidal solutions" on Thursday, 19 July 2018 at 12 pm. Congratulations Ziliang!!
I’m Laia and I’m from Barcelona. I’m currently studying a degree in Physics at the UB. From July until September I will be doing an internship in the ICMAB analysing ferroelectric materials. I really like to learn new things, especially languages. It’s a good way to discover different cultures. I love to travel every time I can.
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.
Hello everybody! My name is Josep Maria. I am currently studying the degree of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. I am sharing a flat with other students in Cerdanyola del Vallès during the course but I am actually living in a small village called Vilajuïga, near Figueres. I love listening to music, playing paddel and watching films, as well. I will spend the whole summer at the SUMAN department of ICMAB experimenting with superconductors. See you soon!
Reduction of Charge Traps and Stability Enhancement in Solution-Processed Organic Field-Effect Transistors Based on a Blended n-Type Semiconductor
Engineering reaction-diffusion environments for chemistry and materials science (Wednesday, 18 July 2018)
Engineering reaction-diffusion environments for chemistry and materials scienceby Josep PUIGMARTÍ-LUIS, ETH Zürich
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
I'm Paula, I'm living in Barcelona but I'm from Alicante. I'm in the last year of nanoscience and nanotechnology degree at UAB. I will do my final research project at Nanostructered Materials Department (NANOPTENER). I like spending time with my friends, traveling, visiting art museums or galleries, doing sport and watching series or movies.
See you around!!
Controlling Nerve Growth with an Electric Field Induced Indirectly in Transparent Conductive Substrate Materials
Ann M. Rajnicek, Zhiqiang Zhao, Javier Moral‐Vico, Ana M. Cruz, Colin D. McCaig Nieves, Casañ‐Pastor. Adv. Healthcare Materials. 05 July 2018.
On Thursday, 5 July, the students participating at the ICFO School on Emerging Photovoltaics (2-6 July 2018) came to ICMAB from 3 to 6 pm to visit our research labs. The ICMAB researchers and PhD fellows guided the participants through the different labs and explained them the research performed in our Institute on photovoltaics, including organic solar cells, photonic crystals, perovskites, and oxide photovoltaic materials, and the equipment and facilities for materials characterization.
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.
On Wednesday, 30 May 2018, the ICMAB received the visit of the students belonging to the University Program FUB+GRAN, organized by the Fundació Universitària del Bages (UViC-UCC). The students of this program are all over 55 years old, and they all are curious minds and interested about all different kind of topics.
The project Greene3D, awarded as best initiative of circular economy by the Generalitat and the PRUAB
I am a seventeen years old student from Girona. My main interests are food, sport and politics. I am staying at ICMAB for all July, studying ferroelectric memristors and spin currents, tutored by Dr. Ferran Macià
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.
On 16-17 June the ICMAB participated at the Barcelona Maker Faire. Many members of the NANOMOL group presented their research on encapsulation and hydrogels for biomedical applications. They used the spherification concept as a metaphor for the nanoencapsulation, and the gelification of agar agar for the hydrogels. The stand, which was always full of families and kids, obtained the Maker of Merit award, given by the organization to the best Makers of this year's edition.
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.
An Unprecedented Stimuli‐Controlled Single‐Crystal Reversible Phase Transition of a Metal–Organic Framework and Its Application to a Novel Method of Guest Encapsulation
Fangchang Tan, Ana López‐Periago, Mark E. Light, Jordi Cirera, Eliseo Ruiz, Alejandro Borrás, Francesc Teixidor, Clara Viñas, Concepción Domingo, José Giner Planas. Adv. Materials. 30 May 2018.
The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture:
Spin currents and the spin Hall effect
Monday, 25 June 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
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