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.
Hailin Wang, Jaume Gazquez, Carlos Frontera, Matthew F. Chisholm, Alberto Pomar, Benjamin Martinez & Narcis Mestres. NPG Asia Materials volume 11, Article number: 44 (2019).
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!
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).
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!
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.
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
Jesús Carrete, Miquel López-Suárez, Martí Raya-Moreno, Anton S. Bochkarev, Miquel Royo, Georg K. H. Madsen, Xavier Cartoixà, Natalio Mingod and Riccardo Rurali*. Nanoscale, 2019,11, 16007-16016
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.
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.
Postdoctoral position at the LMGP Laboratory in Grenoble: Oxide thin films for energy harvesting and storage micro-devices
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.
"Exploring the complexity of organic spins using soft X-rays" by Maria Benedetta Casu (Tues, 1 Oct 2019)
Exploring the complexity of organic spins using soft X-rays
by Maria Benedetta CASU, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Tübingen, Germany
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
To celebrate the 20th anniversaty of the CSIC "Residència d'Investigadors" in Barcelona, the institution has prepared the document "Reptes globals: perspectives des de la Ciència" (Global challenges: perspectives from Science), in which different experts in several fields explain how they see some of the most important challenges that our society is facing. From the ICMAB, Xavier Obradors writes about "Advanced Functional Nanomaterials: the key for the fourth Industrial Revolution". The document is available in Spanish and Catalan.
On Friday, 27 September 2019, most European countries and cities celebrate the European Researchers' Night: an event in which science professionals bring their work closer to citizens through multiple public events. The goal is to show the diversity of research fields and the impact that science has on our daily lives. Some ICMAB researchers will give talks at CosmoCaixa, we also organize a workshop on nanomedicine and... you will be able to see the dramatised lecture "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers" in CosmoCaixa! Don't miss it!
Congratulations to Dr. Arpita Saha for successfully defending her PhD Thesis on "Tuning the properties of quantum nanocrystals and magnetic nanoparticles using spherical ligands: carboranes and metallacarboranes". If you want to know more about Arpita and her stay at the ICMAB, read more below!
A position in "Communication and Scientific Culture" is open as part of "Garantía Juvenil CSIC 2019" at ICMAB
Do you want to joing our Communication & Outreach team? If you are interested in science communication, apply for this job offer! The call is open through the "Garantía Juvenil" programme within the CSIC 2019 call.
Calls for different awards are now open! Here we list them and give you the links with all the information:
Exotic Charge Carriers in Porous Frameworks
by Maarten Goesten, KAUST Catalysis Center
Monday, 30 September 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
Hi! My name is Nerea Murugarren and I am studying Biochemistry in the University Autonomous of Barcelona. I decided to do the practical work for my last degree year in the ICMAB as I found interesting the research field of the group "Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites".
I consider myself as a friendly person so I will be pleased to get to know people while I am there.
Finally, I attached a photo from my last holiday in Egypt. See you!
Hey, 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!
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!
2D Molecular Superconductor to Insulator Transition in the β′′-(BEDT-TTF)2[(H2O)(NH4)2M(C2O4)3]·18-crown-6 Series (M = Rh, Cr, Ru, Ir)
Joan Ricard Ibáñez is the new General Manager of the ICMAB since this October. We would like to welcome him and thank him for joining us in our project!
Pol Sallés has been awarded with a "la Caixa" INPhINIT (MSCA COFUND) grant to come to the ICMAB to start his PhD Thesis with researcher Mariona Coll in the field of perovskites for solar cells. Congratulations, Pol!
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!
October 9, 2019, is the World Nanotechnology Day. The working group on "Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology" of the Advanced Materials Cluster (Clúster de Materials Avançats de Catalunya) has decided to present on that day the platform NanoHUB.cat. The LEITAT will host the event, which will take place from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
Wiley celebrates the International Year of the Periodic Table with an interactive Periodic Table of books devoted to each one of the elements! In the case of Boron, the featured book is "Boron-Based Compounds: Potential and Emerging Applications in Medicine" edited by Evamarie Hey-Hawkins and Clara Viñas Teixidor.
The ICMAB stands in solidarity with the global climate strike and supports global climate mobilizations.
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!
Raphael Pfattner*, Elena Laukhina*, Laura Ferlauto, Laura Ferlauto, Fabiola Liscio, Silvia Milita, Anna Crespi, Victor Lebedev, Marta Mas-Torrent, Vladimir Laukhin, Concepció Rovira, Jaume Veciana*. ACS Appl. Electron. Mater.2019XXXXXXXXXX-XXX. Publication Date:August 7, 2019
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.
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.
On Friday, 6 November 2019, the ICMAB and Mettler Toledo organize a workshop for students and young researchers on Good Laboratory Practices. There will be three sessions on Spectrometry UV/Vis, Good Pipetting and Electrochemistry and pH. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued for each participant. Regiser before 14 October 2019! The session is especifically for Bachelor and Master Students and PhD fellows, although everyone is invited!
Mayte Gómez-Castaño, Mayte Gómez-Castaño, Andrés Redondo-Cubero, Lionel Buisson, Jose Luis Pau, Agustin Mihi, Serge Ravaine, Renaud A. L. Vallée*, Abraham Nitzan, Maxim Sukharev*. Nano Lett. 2019, 19, 8, 5790-5795
Icosahedral carboranes as scaffolds for congested regioselective polyaryl compounds: the distinct distance tuning of C–C and its antipodal B–B
Hi! My name is Ivan, I am from Barcelona and I am a Physicist with a master in Nanoscience&Nanotechnologies. I'll be joining the group Nanopto, specifically, I'll work on the project "Sensoraïm". The project aims to develop an organic thermoelectric energy harvester device which will power sensors for smart monitoring of viticulture. The aim is to enhance the quality of wine!
I enjoy traveling, hiking, photography and recently I've joined a Volleyball club!
The Fundación General CSIC (FGCSIC) has been organising several editions of the Course of Good Scientific Practices (CBPC) for the past year, aimed at promoting awareness and training in scientific integrity and good practices among those who start research at the CSIC. The next edition of the course will be held on 21-24 October 2019 in Casa de la Ciencia (Valencia). Regiser before 4 October 2019!
Enric Menéndez, Veronica Sireus, Alberto Quintana, Ignasi Fina, Blai Casals, Rafael Cichelero, Mikko Kataja, Massimiliano Stengel, Gervasi Herranz, Gustau Catalán, Maria Dolors Baró, Santiago Suriñach, and Jordi Sort. Phys. Rev. Applied 12, 014041 – Published 23 July 2019.
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