Tuning the deposition parameters for optimizing the faradaic and non-faradaic electrochemical performance of nanowire array-shaped ITO electrodes prepared by electron beam evaporation
On Monday, 4 February 2019, the Paranimf of the Universitat de Barcelona hosted the 7th edition of the Interdisciplinary Meeting of Predoctoral Researchers (JIPI, Jornada d'Investigadors Predoctorals Interdisciplinària), organized by PhD fellows and supported by many entities and organizations, including the ICMAB-CSIC. M. Rosa Palacin was invited in the closing session of the event, in which some of our ICMAB PhD researchrers participated.
Hi! I am Aleix Borrella, a 21 years old undergraduate student in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology. I am from Vilafranca del Penedès, a small lovely town close to Barcelona, and I will join the Solid State Chemistry group to study an alloy between graphene and polymers for 3D printing as part of my final degree project
Miquel Torras, PhD fellow at the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) group, received on 29 January 2019 the Extraordinary Award for his Master in Applied Materials Chemistry at the University of Barcelona (UB) (2016-2017).
Arántzazu González, researcher from the ICMAB-CSIC, went on 11 February to a Primary School (Can Maiol) to talk to the students and visibilize women scientists, within the initative "Nuestras científicas: Jornada de investigadoras actuales y futuras" of the CSIC-Catalunya. The initiative appeared on the TVE1 news programme "L'informatiu" at 2 pm on 11 February 2019. Look at it here, from minute 16:04!
The CSIC Delegation in Catalunya wants to contribute to the promotion of scientific vocations in young girls, and facilitate the contact between them and the scientists from the nearby research centers. For this reason, an educational action in the framework of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February) is organized, consisting on school visits by some CSIC researchers, who will explain their research projects and their life as a scientist to primary school students.
On Tuesday, 29 January 2019, the Welcome Day of the Doctoral Training Programme in Functional Advanced Materials (DOC-FAM) First Call Fellows took place at the ICMAB. The DOC-FAM is a H2020-MSCA-COFUND project coordinated by ICMAB-CSIC in collaboration with four partner research institutions from the area: IMB-CNM, IREC, ALBA Synchrotron and ICN2. In this first call, 10 PhD Fellows from all around the world have started their research training programme within these institutions. Meet them here!
P. O. Vaccaro, M. I. Alonso, M. Garriga, J. Gutiérrez, D. Peró, M. R. Wagner, J. S. Reparaz, C. M. Sotomayor Torres, X. Vidal, E. A. Carter, P. A. Lay, M. Yoshimoto, and A. R. Goñi. AIP Advances 8, 115131 (2018)
Each year on 4 February, World Cancer Day empowers all the world to show support, raise their voices, take personal action and press the governments to do more. We would like to show you our projects on cancer research. Take a look at our projects!
On Thursday, 14 March 2019, the ICMAB hosts the workshop on Gender Equality in Research Centers entitled "¿Y a mí, qué me aporta la igualdad?". The workshop is aimed for all the ICMAB staff (scientific, technical, administration, students...) and will take place from 8:45 am to 2 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to learn and interact with your colleagues about this topic that affects all of us!
The ICMAB will be present at the Conference about women, science and technology "Dones, Ciència i Tecnologia" presenting our dramatised lecture "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers" as a tool to enhance the visibility of the role of women scientists throughout history.
The E-MAGIC (European Magnesium Interactive Battery Community) research project is a European H2020 FET-PROACTIVE recently funded with 6.5 million euros. Its aim is to develop new magnesium-based batteries, more powerful, cheaper and safer than lithium-ion ones. The project could pave the way for the establishment of a competitive battery cell production landscape in Europe.
This next Thursday, 31 January 2019 at 7 pm, Susagna Ricart, researcher at the Superconducting and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group, and also member of the "Madame Châtelet" cast, will give a talk to visibilize brave women of history.
D. F. Coral, P. A. Soto, V. Blank, A. Veiga, E. Spinelli, S. Gonzalez, G. P. Saracco, M. A. Bab, D. Muraca, P. C. Setton-Avruj, A. Roig, L. Roguin and M. B. Fernández van Raap. Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 21262-21274.
Dr. Adriana Kyvik, former PhD researcher under the supervision of Dr. Imma Ratera (NANOMOL group at ICMAB), defended her PhD thesis entitled "Self-Assembled Monolayers for Biological Applications: Design, Processing, Characterization and Biological Studies" publicly on 25 January 2019 at the ICMAB-CSIC Auditorium. We have interviewed her to know a little bit more about her PhD and her life at the ICMAB!
On Monday, 11 February 2019, we will celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science at ICMAB! We have a full morning prepared with a seminar to discover who was and what did Lise Meitner do, followed by a presentation of some of the participants of the STEM-AMB-TU initiative from AMIT-CAT to encourage scientific vocations to young girls. Do you want to share this day with us?
Anna Laromaine, researcher at the N&N group at ICMAB, was interviewed by People First, a platform where people from different institutions and enterprises are highlighted. Anna, included in the Top 100 Women more influent in Spain, and awarded in 2016 with the L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Research Award, describes her work as a researcher in nanomedicine, talks about the future of nanotechnology and women in science, about her role models in life, and about being a researcher, a university teacher and an entrepreneur at the same time.
Daniel Suarez, Eden Steven, Elena Laukhina, Andres Gomez, Anna Crespi, Narcis Mestres, Concepció Rovira, Eun Sang Choi & Jaume Veciana. npj Flexible Electronics, volume 2, Article number: 29 (2018)
To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the ICMAB will host a conference about Lise Meitner, followed by a presentation of the AMIT-Cat Association. You are all invited to join us on 11 Februrary!
by Xavier ROQUÉ, Centre d'Història de la Ciència (CEHIC)
Monday, 11 February 2019 @ 11 am
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
Jordi Faraudo, researcher at the Materials Simulation and Theory Department from ICMAB, is the Guest Editor of this Special Issue of the MDPI Entropy journal devoted to "Thermodynamics and Entropy for Self-Assembly and Self-Organization". The Deadline for manuscripts submissions is 31 July 2019.
Alexandre Ponrouch, researcher at the ICMAB, has been selected as 2019 recipient of the International Battery Association (IBA) Early Career Award. The award recognizes his inspiring contribution to the advancement of electrochemical energy storage systems.
On Friday, 1 February 2019, students from the Centre d'Estudis Roca school, in Barcelona, came to the ICMAB to discover the materials of the future in solar energy! The visit consisted in a first talk from Mariano Campoy-Quiles, researcher at the ICMAB, followed by a visit to four different labs: SEM, XRD, AFM and NANOPTO labs. The visit is in the framework of the ESCOLAB programme of the Ajuntament de Barcelona.
Hi!! I'm Marimar, a 23 years old chemical engineer. I'm from Alcoy, a really beautiful city of Alicante. I'm doing an internship with the Severo Ochoa fellowship and studying the master Science and Engineering of Materials at UPC Campus Diagonal–Besòs (Barcelona). I like sports and dance. I have danced ballet since I was 6 years old. In my free time I used to go hiking in the mountains or train for trails. Currently, as I live in Barcelona city, I’m trying to run, but I ‘ll tell you know about my process. I'm also very creative. I love designing clothes and doing all kinds of crafts. To sum up, I love being always busy with new and interesting things.
I hope to get to know everyone, see you around!!!
We heard with great sadness that Dominique Givord, CNRS researcher in Grenoble, passed away this week. Many researchers from the ICMAB collaborated with him and worked directly with him. Dominique contributed to the build of the ICMAB by inspiring many of our research activities and research lines, supporting young scientists and advising us on the big challenges of magnetic materials, as required by our modern and future society. His loss is felt by many of us.
Between January and March, the CSIC Residència d'Investigadors hosts another cycle of "Science Mondays" (Dilluns de Ciència) related to energy and the climate: Canvis energètics en favor del clima.
From 7 to 11 February, Barcelona will be the City of Science. The Biennal Ciència i Ciutat will fill the city with activities related with science: talks, debates, roundables, exhibitions, etc. The ICMAB will also participate by collaborating in two roundtables about Chemistry and Health, and Chemistry and Bateries (8 Feb, Cosmocaixa). You cannot miss it! Take a look at the extense programme, there is something for you, for sure!
On 7-8 March 2019, the VI Strategic Immersion of the Advanced Materials Cluster (Cluster MAV), in collaboration with ACCIÓ, took place in Sitges. Our Technology Transfer Officer, Alfonso del Rey, attented the event, which main aim was to know the main trends and world challenges in the advanced materials field.
A broad and comprehensive review on thermoelectric materials has been published in "Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports", a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier established in 1993 with an impact factor of more than 25! The review, with 47 pages, includes the participation of Mariano Campoy-Quiles and Bernhard Dörling from the ICMAB-CSIC, and 12 more institutions around the world (Italy, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden and Spain).
The CMES is the "Col·lectiu per a un Nou Model Energètic i Social Sostenible". Funded in 2012, the group is formed by professionals, mainly from the engineering field, worried about the current energy model based on fossil fuels and uranium, which "will lead us to an environmental, economic and social crisis without precedents". The CMES group came to visit the ICMAB and listen to some of our researchers working on renewable energies, superconducting materials and batteries. Now, Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director, will give a talk on "Nanotechnology and energy transition" on February 4, 2019.
Dr. Rafael Cichelero, former PhD researcher under the supervision of Dr. Gervasi Herranz (MULFOX group at ICMAB), defended his PhD thesis entitled "Diffractive multifunctional plasmonic systems" publicly on 25 January 2019 at the IMB-CNM-CSIC Auditorium. We have interviewed him to know a little bit more about his PhD!
Enantia is looking a for a Project Leader for the Department of Solid State Analysis. Enantia is a growing company specialised in R&D Process Chemistry, Solid Form Development, and Medicinal Chemistry.
I am Fabião Santos, from Madeira Island, Portugal!
After my undergraduate studies in Biochemistry (University of Madeira, Portugal) and a Master Degree in the field of Material Science (The University of Tokyo, Japan) I came to ICMAB to pursue a PhD within the project “Dynamic Supramolecular Bio-interfaces and Hydrogels as Biomimetic Materials for Cancer Immunotherapies” under the supervision of Dra. Imma Ratera and Dra. Judith Guasch, within the Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) Group.
I am very happy to be here and looking forward to meet you all!
Alejandro Santos is the Librarian & Documentalist of ICMAB. His office is right inside the Manuel Cardona Library, at ICMAB. However, during his free time he is also a professional sketcher, and during the last years he has participated in numerous projects on "scientific sketching" in different research centers in the Barcelona Area. On Thursday, 20 December 2018, he gave a talk at the IMB-CNM-CSIC about sketching and science entitled "Sketching y Ciencia. Divulgando dibujando".
With the participation of 9 academic institutions and 2 industrial organisations in 6 countries, the SEPOMO European H2020 MSCA-ITN network is training 15 early-stage researchers during a 3-year period in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering for efficient photovoltaic devices based on organic molecules. Two of these fellows are supervised by ICMAB researchers: Francesco Silvestri, supervised by Esther Barrena, and Rana Adel Abdelaleim Mohammed, who is doing her research at Eurecat, co-supervised by Mariano Campoy-Quiles.
We are glad to announce that the 10th International Symposium on Nitrides (ISNT2019) will be held in Barcelona, Spain on June 9-14, 2019. Early registration and Abstract Submission starts on September 15, 2018 (Deadline: 24 January 2019).
The NANOPTO group at ICMAB is searching a physics/nanotechnology graduate or an engineer to work with them in the design and fabrication of photonic crystal.
Deadline: February 2019