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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 :)

Blai Casals

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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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.

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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1 PhD researcher position in the Inorganic Materials & Catalysis Laboratory

Description of Group/Project:

The Inorganic Materials & Catalysis Laboratory Group (LMI) is focused on the chemistry of boron clusters. Its geometric forms and the fact that they are made of a semi-metal, Boron, give them unique properties largely unexplored. Today, the chemistry of boron clusters, has achieved a sufficient degree of maturity that has led to new clusters.

The group is looking for a PhD Researcher to participate in the development of a National project entitled Boron cluster based materials for sustainable energy and environmental applications” with Prof. Clara Viñas and Dr. Rosario Nuñez as Principal Investigators. 

Duration of the fellowship: 4 years with FPI fellowship

Requirements:

  • Degree in Chemistry
  • Good academic record
  • Motivated to work in a research environment

Estimated Incorporation date: October 2017

Equal opportunities:

ICMAB is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities.

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Francesc Teixidor, Invited Professor at the 2017 Boron-Chemistry Micro-Forum held in Nanjing University

In the morning of July 17, the 2017 Boron-Chemistry Micro-Forum started in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, at Nanjing University (China). Prof. Francesc Teixidor from the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB) was Invited Professor at this micro-forum, which was divided into two sections: one dedicated to Research Progress reports, and the other one to Academic Lectures. 

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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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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.

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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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The project “BRIDG3D: Imprimiendo puentes en 3D” brings ICMAB to the final of "Ciencia en Acción"

We are very happy to announce that Andrés Gómez and Guillermo de Andrés have been selected as finalists with their project “BRIDG3D: Imprimiendo puentes en 3D” in the XVIII Edition of "Cienca en Acción" in the category "Science and Technology". The FINAL will take place in Izarra Centre in Ermua (Vizcaya, Basque Country) from 6 to 8 October 2017

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