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Mikko Kataja

Hello everyone! I'm Mikko Kataja and I come from Finland, where I did my PhD in Aalto University on magneto-optically active plasmonic nanoparticles. I am now in ICMAB in Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures research group to explore the possibilities that active oxide materials, such as ferromagnetic and ferroelectric oxides, offer in the field of optics, especially for active nanoscale optical devices. In my freetime, I enjoy cooking and board games.

 

 

 

Self-assembly of highly-porous crystalline particles into novel photonic materials for sensing applications

A multi-disciplinary collaboration between research centers in Spain and Holland, led by the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) and the Institute of Materials Science of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), in collaboration with the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science of Utrecht University and the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), has resulted in the formation of highly-porous metal-organic framework particles that spontaneously assemble into well-ordered 3D superstructures that present photonic crystal properties. Published in Nature Chemistry, their discoveries are expected to find applications in the design of novel photonic materials for sensing applications, among others.

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Gabriela Avila Morales

Hello,
my name is Gabriela Avila and I'm a biotechnologist engineer from Costa Rica. Right now I'm doing my master in Biochemistry, Molecular biology and Biomedicine in the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) .
For my master thesis i'll be working at the ICMAB, with the Nanomol group in developing Dynamic supramolecular hydrogels for cancer immunotherapies.
I am really excited to start working with them and I hope to have the chance to learn a lot during these nine months I'm staying here.
When I'm not in the lab I love doing outdoor activities, traveling, reading, hanging out with my friends, dancing and playing football.

 

 

 

Launch of the “Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence”

On the afternoon of October 18, 2017, the 41 research centers and units recognised by the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu certificate of excellence formalized the creation of the Excellence Alliance (SOMMa) during its first formal meeting. The meeting was chaired by the Secretary of State in R+D+i, Carmen Vela. The main objective of the Alliance is to internationally promote and strengthen the centers and units accredited for their excellence, and enhance the visibility of their research. 

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Antony Chan

My name is Tony and I am a PhD student visiting from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. My research focuses around carboranyl ligands and I am here to extend my knowledge in the Texidor/Viñas group. When I am not allowed in the lab, I like to eat, bake, game and train.

Watch the BRIDG3D video that brought Andrés Gómez and Guillermo de Andrés to the final of Ciencia en Acción

As we already announced,  Andrés Gómez and Guillermo de Andrés Iglesias, from ICMAB, have been selected as finalists with their project “BRIDG3D: Imprimiendo puentes en 3D” in the XVIII Edition of "CiencIa en Acción" in the category "Science and Technology". Well, the FINAL day has arrived: tomorrow, Andrés and Guillermo will head to Izarra Centre in Ermua (Vizcaya, Basque Country) to defend their project in front of many others, from 6 to 8 October 2017

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PhD call offer

Entitled: “Additive manufacturing ink jet printing of high temperature superconducting layers using combinatorial chemistry”

This project is part of the ERC Advanced Grant ULTRASUPERTAPE which aims to demonstrate an unprecedented approach for fabrication of low cost / high throughput / high performance High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) tapes, or Coated Conductors, to push the emerging HTS industry to market.

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2-6 OCT 2017: EXPOQUIMIA

The 18th Edition of EXPOQUIMIA, the International Chemistry Event from Fira de Barcelona, will take place on October 2-6, 2017, and will be the venue for the 10th World Congress on Chemical Engineering, the World Chemical Summit, and the PHARMAprocess forum. It will also host the exhibition Smart Chemistry, Smart Future, and the Industrial Biotech forum, and the IN(3D)USTRY, EQUIPLAST and EURSURFAS events.

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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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Women in Science 150 years after Marie Curie was born

Marie Skłodowska Curie was born one 7 November 1867, 150 years ago. She is, probably, the most known woman in science. She is the only one that many people can identify and remember, the only one who won two Noble prizes: one in Physics (in 1903, for the discoveries on radioactivity) and one in Chemistry (in 1911, for the discovery of radium), and the first and only woman (for many years) who participated at the Solvay Conferences (the most famous one in1927, in the picture). 

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Sara Battista

My name is Sara Battista and I'm a PhD student at University of L'Aquila. I did my bachelor's degree in chemistry at University of Rome "La Sapienza" and my master's degree in Chemical Science (organic chemistry) at University of L'Aquila. I'm working on liposomes used to develop a sensor for dosing biomarker enzymes and to vehiculate natural substances with farmacological activity. Now I'm doing a period of three months at ICMAB with the Nanomol group to investigate our formulations using a different methodology to increase stability and selectivity of systems.
In my freetime I like to ski, sing and walk with my dog.

 

 

 

ICMAB at the 100xCiencia.2 Meeting of Excellence in Research: Co-creating value in scientific research

On November 2-3, representatives from all of the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu Excellence Centres and Units are together at the ‘100xCiencia.2’ Meeting in Alicante (Spain) to share experiences around this year's topic, which is "Co-creating value in scientific research". Several experts in knowledge and technology transfer are invited to share their experiences in innovation, intelectual property and the creation of competitive spinoffs and enterprises.

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Turning the microscope upside down to measure the piezoelectricity of materials at the nanoscale

ICMAB-CSIC researchers are able, for the first time, to measure the very small amounts of charge generated in piezoelectric materials with an inverse use of the atomic force microscope (AFM). The technique, published in Nature Communications, has been implemented by incorporating a new device to the microscope that allows measuring electric currents one billion times smaller than the ones circulating in an LED.

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The ICMAB Annual Report 2016 is now available

On 23 October 2017 we presented the ICMAB Annual Report 2016 at the Institute. This Annual Report presents new features compared to the previous ones. Firstly, there are two versions available: the printed version (also available online here), with the basic information about the center, including the main Scientific Highlights of the year and the main Facts & Figures; and the fully new and complete website, with an overview of the scientific and technological developments performed at ICMAB, and a complete list of all the activities. 

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Xiaodong Zhang

Hello there!
My name is Xiaodong Zhang and I come from Northeastern University in China. I had a background of Metallurgical engineering and did something about inorganic materials. Now I’m in the group of Crystallography of Magnetic and Electronic Oxide and Surfaces(CMEOS) under the guidance of Prof. José Luis García-Muñoz to extend my education career as a Ph.D. student. I’ll work on preparing different multiferroic oxides and analyzing their related properties. Hoping that I can do some novel and constructive work afterwards. In my spare time I like to play badminton, swimming, reading and travelling. I’d like to enjoy this new experience and spending good time with all of you!
See you around!

ICMAB hosts the H2020 FASTGRID Project Meeting on 19-20 October 2017

The 3rd Face to Face Project Meeting for FASTGRID is being held on the 19-20 October 2017 at the UAB Campus. The meeting is organized by KIT in Karlsruhe and hosted by ICMAB, in Barcelona. The project meeting starts at 12.00 pm on Thursday with a lab tour of ICMAB, followed by the individual partner presentations as well as status report by the project coordinator, Pascal Tixador from CNRS, at 2 pm at Hotel Campus, Bellaterra.

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Zsolt Kelemen

Hello! My name is Zsolt Kelemen. I did my PhD in Hungary and have joined at the Laboratory of Inorganic Materials as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow under supervision of Prof. Clara  Viñas. My research interests include chemistry of low-valent compounds, ferrocene-containing systems and ionic liquids. My current project is to tune both the photoluminescence and conductive properties of new COP materials.

 

 

 

Milena Sulzbach

Hey there,

My name is Milena Sulzbach and I am brazilian. In Brasil, I studied Physics and acquired my Bachelor's and Master's degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Now, I have started my PhD in ICMAB under the supervision of Prof. Fontcuberta in the Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures group. In my free time, I enjoy walking, listen music, reading and travelling to new places with my friends.

See you in ICMAB!

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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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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