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Nanotechnology enters the realm of superconductors | CORDIS

This post features one of the articles published at CORDIS about the EUROTAPES project, which main goal is to develop superconducting tapes to improve energy efficiency in Europe. The SUMAN group, here at ICMAB, has actively participated in this European project, in a consortium that consists of 20 partners from 8 member states - 6 universities, 6 institutes, 1 technological center and 8 industrial companies. 

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Francesco Silvestri

Hi everyone!
My name is Francesco, I am from Roma where I got both my Bachelor and Master in Materials Science. I am now doing my PhD in the group of Esther Barrena and my work will be dealing with the nano-scale morphology and structure of organic thin films for photovoltaics.
Happy to join you at ICMAB!

 

 

Judith Guasch, awarded with a leader position of a Max Planck Partner Group

The ICMAB researcher Judith Guasch has been appointed Leader of a Max Planck Partner Group (Dynamic Biomimetics for Cancer Immunotherapy) in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research (Heidelberg, Germany). This position, started this same 2017, strengthens the collaboration of ICMAB with the Max Planck Society through the research that Judith is performing, which is based on the development of biomimetic lymph nodes to help improving novel adoptive cell therapies, specially those designed to treat cancer.

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Comunicat de les universitats i dels centres de recerca de Catalunya per valorar la situació creada a Catalunya de resultes de les actuacions de l’Estat espanyol en els darrers dies

Avui, 21 de setembre, s’han reunit els màxims representants del conjunt d’universitats i centres de recerca de Catalunya (una seixantena d’institucions que representen prop del 90 % del sistema) per valorar la situació creada a Catalunya de resultes de les actuacions de l’Estat espanyol en els darrers dies. A la reunió hi han assistit també representants dels sindicats i de les associacions d’estudiants.

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Congratulations to Dr. Blai Casals, new ICMAB graduate!

Dr. Blai Casals Montserrat has defended his PhD thesis, entitled "Magneto-optical spectroscopy and domain imaging of functional oxides" on Friday, September 15th, at 11 am. The ICMAB Sala d'actes Carles Miravitlles was not big enough to fit all the people, including ICMAB colleagues, friends and family, who attented the PhD defense!

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OXOLUTIA SL and PLASGOM start a new project together

PLASGOM is a company specialized in the design and production of PVC compounds and other polymeric materials (PE, PP, EVA, EBA, TPEE). Their products are used in sectors such as cables (electrical and communications), building, fluid transport, packaging, etc. They sell worldwide with a major presence in Europe.

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Predoctoral Researcher – Magnetorheological fluids

Job offer: Predoctoral Researcher - Magnetorheological fluids

Characteristics:
BCMaterials is searching for a motivated Predoctoral Researcher for one year (extensible) research and development in Magnetorheological fluids. The research program consists in the synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles (MNP) for application in magnetic fluids. The first objective of this research will be the development of novel MNP with high magnetization in the nanometric range. The second objective would be the formulation of magnetorheological fluids with great stability and high performance for dampers tuned by magnetic field.

Job tasks:

1) Chemical and Physical synthesis of nanoparticles
2) Chemical, structural (X-ray, Mossbauer) and morphological characterization (TEM, DLS) 
3) Magnetic characterization (VSM, FMR, etc.)
4) Magneto-rheological characterization and modeling

Qualification and skills requirements: 

- MSc in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science 
- Background in experimental research of materials. 
- Experience in the use of different equipment and data treatment. 
- A team player, who can collaborate with international research groups. 
- Good verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.

Application:

Send a motivation letter, CV and two recommendation letters to:
jobs@bcmaterials.net 

Before October 7, 2017
http://www.bcmaterials.net/

 

 

A manuscript from Prof. Clara Viñas highlighted in ChemistryViews

One manuscript from Prof. Clara Viñas and her team has been chosen to be highlighted on the ChemistryViews website. The manuscript chosen is "Small-Molecule Kinase-Inhibitors-Loaded Boron Cluster as Hybrid Agents for Glioma-Cell-Targeting Therapy", published in Chemistry-A European Journal, and already qualified as Hot Paper and Frontispiece of the journal.

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Iron oxide nanoparticles stress the cells

ICMAB researchers lead a study on the toxicity of iron oxide nanoparticles based on the analysis of specific genetic markers linked to nanotoxicity in the C. elegans organisms.

Part of the experiment, published in the journal Nanotoxicology, has been carried out at the ALBA Synchrotron, in its infrared light MIRAS beamline. The study suggests that nanoparticles can be captured by intestinal cells in their interior, they can interact with cell lipids, and they can activate cellular mechanisms of oxidative stress.

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Junior Communication Officer for the launch of the Spanish Network of Centers of Excellence in Research

We are looking for an enthusiastic Junior Communication Officer to support the implementation and content managing/creation of the website of the newly created Severo Ochoa - María de Maeztu alliance, supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. This network aims at increasing the visibility and international recognition of the Severo Ochoa Programme, and of the centers and units distinguished with this label of Excellence.

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Anticipated Postdoctoral Position Available in Magnetic Materials

Outstanding candidates are sought for a unique anticipated experimental postdoctoral opportunity to characterize and understand phase formation in bulk ferromagnetic alloys. The successful candidate possesses a doctorate degree in Physics, Materials Science or a related field and has knowledge of magnetism, metallurgy and nanoscience. It is required that he or she possess expertise in a majority of the following areas: magnetometry, kinetics of phase
transformations, force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, thermal analysis. Experience with facilitybased scattering probes is a plus.

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Alicante hosts the international meeting on research transfer and co-creation of the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu Research Centers and Units of Excellence

The 100xCiencia.2 Meeting, which will gather researchers and staff from 40 Severo Ochoa Research Centers and María de Maeztu Research Units, will take place on November 2-3, 2017, in Alicante. The registration is already open at http://100xciencia.umh.es/.

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The Superconducting Materials group at the European Conference of Applied Superconductivity 2017

A large portion of the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group are present at the European Conference of Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS) 2017 that takes place in Geneva between 17-21 September. Dr. Anna Palau gave an Invited Talk on "European progress toward nanostructure engineering in coated conductors".

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Marta Rodríguez

Hello! My name is Marta.This year I will finish up my 4th and last year of Physics degree at UAB. From September to December I will be in LASER Processing group doing the degree internship under the supervision of Angel Pérez.

I hope I can learn a lot from you. See you around :)

The video "A story on Bacterial Cellulose" among the Top 15 critically acclaimed of the JoVE contest: Film Your Research

Last June 2017, Anna May Masnou and Sole Roig, from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Group (NN), filmed a video for the JoVE contest: Film your research. Although the video, entitled "A Story on Bacterial Cellulose", did not make it to the final, the video made it to the Top 15 critically acclaimed videos by the jury, among hundreds of other submissions in this internatinal science communication contest.

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November 7-8: 3rd Scientific Meeting of PhD Students

After the successful previous editions of the “1st Meeting of ICMAB Students” in 2011, “1st Meeting of ICMAB-ICN-CIN2 Students” in 2013 and “1st and 2nd Scientific Meeting of BNC-b students” in 2015 and 2016, we now present the "3rd Scientific Meeting of BNC-b Students in nanoscience", that will take place on November 7-8, 2017 at ICMAB

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Imaging how magnetism goes surfing

  • Using ALBA’s synchrotron light, researchers have been able to visualise deformation (sound) waves in crystals and measured the effect on nanomagnetic elements.
  • The study, published today in Nature Communications, uses the accelerators’ time structure to record time resolved images with a resolution of 80 picoseconds.
  • The methodology offers a new approach for analysing dynamic strains in other research fields: nanoparticles, chemical reactions, crystallography, etc.

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Madhura Marathe

Hello all! My name is Madhura Marathe and I am from India. I have joined here at ICMAB as a postdoctoral researcher. I work in computational material science. My research interests include ferroelectric oxides and its application for electrocaloric effect. My current project is to study impact of strain in these materials as well as surface and interface effects.

Post-Doctoral Researcher or Research Scientist

The position is available at the Sensing, Magnetism and Microsystems (http://smm.kaust.edu.sa) group at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, http://kaust.edu.sa). We conduct research on micro and nano transducers, and our work is driven by applications in fields ranging from multifunctional sensors over energy harvesters and biomedical systems to spintronic devices. Benefiting from the state-of-the art laboratories at KAUST, we are able to exploit the latest fabrication and characterization technologies to push the capabilities and explore new pathways for new devices.

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