Bioactive materials for therapy and diagnosis

'Pint of Science', la iniciativa que arrasa en los bares

Esther Barrena, researcher at the SURFACES group at ICMAB, participated in the Pint of Science Festival, in May 2015, and was interviewed by La Sexta Notícias. Esther Barrena and Ana Pérez gave a talk about the nanoworld, and made the audience discover what is invisible to the eyes. 

"Science and Research in the Agenda 2030" in Spain presented in La Moncloa

On Monday, 18 March, the meeting "Science and Research in the Agenda 2030" (Ciencia e Investigación en la Agenda 2030) took place in La Moncloa (Madrid), with the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Pedro Duque, and the High Comissioner for the Agenda 2030, Cristina Gallach. The CSIC President, Rosa Menéndez, participated in the event, and Mariano Campoy-Quiles, from ICMAB-CSIC, attented the event, together with 150 representatives of the science, research and innovation field in Spain. 

"Smart Inorganic Polymers", the new book co-authored by members of the ICMAB Inorganic Materials & Catalysis Lab

Clara Viñas, Rosario Núñez and Francesc Teixidor, from the Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Laboratory at ICMAB, and Isabel Romero, from the Universitat de Girona, co-authored the Wiley-VCH book "Smart Inorganic Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Emerging Applications in Materials and Life Sciences", in particular, the chapter "Highlighting the Binding Behavior of Icosahedral Boron Clusters Incorporated into Polymers: Synthons, Polymers Preparation, and Relevant Properties".

#11F: "Our scientists in the school" for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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.

1st prize in the "Reacciona" video contest of the RSEQ

Un vídeo de divulgación del ICMAB ganó el concurso de divulgación científica "Reacciona" convocado por La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias y la Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ) en el marco del Año Internacional de la Química 2011. 

El uso de los combustibles fósiles ha generado importantes problemas medioambientales en nuestro planeta. Un grupo de investigación, en el Institut de Ciències de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB), está desarrollando la síntesis de unos materiales sólidos que permiten almacenar hidrógeno para utilizarse en pilas de combustible de hidrógeno. Ese innovador sistema elimina los inconvenientes de almacenar hidrógeno licuado o en estado gaseoso (gastos, inestabilidad, volumen).

La entrega de premios tuvo lugar el 27 de julio de 2011. 

Sobre el concurso

El concurso ¡Reacciona! se ha organizado dentro de las actividades que conmemoran 2011 como Año Internacional de la Química por la Sección Territorial de Valencia de la Real Sociedad Española de Química y la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, y ha estado dirigido a los estudiantes de Bachillerato y de ciclos formativos de Formación Profesional de la Comunidad Valenciana y los estudiantes de las universidades españolas, con ocasión de celebrarse en Valencia la XXXIII Reunión Bienal de la RSEQ.

La Universidad de Valencia y la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia han patrocinado los premios al mejor material multimedia que expone de forma didáctica, creativa y original algún proceso químico y, en especial, aquéllos cuya contribución al bienestar de la sociedad sea más patente o resulten particularmente formativos e ilustrativos.

Barcelona, 29 April 2019: "Madame Châtelet" dramatised reading will open a Alumni UB conference cycle on women of science

Register before it's too late! The dramatised reading "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers", which recently received a Grant from FGCSIC, will open the Conference Cycle organized by Alumni UB "Dones de ciència retrobades en la història". The dramatised reading will take place on Monday, 29 April at 6 pm at the "Sala Gabriel Oliver" (Facultat de Filologia, Edifici Històric UB). Entrace is free but registration is needed. 

Barcelona, 7-11 Feb 2019: the ICMAB will participate in the Biennal Ciència i Ciutat

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!

Campus UAB, 11 APR 2019: The 10alamenos9 Festival arrives to its 4th edition!

The 10alamenos9 Festival of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology arrives to its 4th edition! On April 2019, more than 1,000 participants (around 700 secondary school students, 150 primary school students), will participate in the more than 70 activities prepared by all the entities collaborating in this macro-event, that takes place in many cities around Spain, including Barcelona, Zaragoza, Valencia, Bilbao and Madrid...

Congratulations to UABDIVULGA, Premi Nacional de Comunicació Científica

We would like to congratulate our colleagues from the UABDIVULGA, with whom we collaborate to disseminate the results of our research, for the National Award on Science Communication (Premi Nacional de Comunicació Científica), which they received last night, Monday, 15 October 2018, at the TNC. 

CosmoCaixa, 6-10 MAR 2019: Fira Recerca en Directe with the Superconducting Materials Group!

This year, the 17th edition of the "Fira Recerca en Directe", organized by the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB) in collaboration with Obra Social "la Caixa", will count with the participation of the "Superconducting and Large Scale Nanostructures" group (SUMAN), which will show, among others, the levitating superconducting train. The science fair will take place at CosmoCaixa on 6-9 March 2019.

Do you want to write an article at the MATERIAL-ES journal?

The Material-ES scientific magazine is published every three months by the Spanish Materials Society (SOCIEMAT). They are always looking for authors that would like to publish an article with them. Written works in Spanish and English will be accepted. Once received, they will be scheduled for publication in the next issues.

Dye-Loaded Quatsomes Exhibiting FRET as Nanoprobes for Bioimaging

Fluorescent organic nanoparticles (FONs) are emerging as an attractive alternative to the well-established fluorescent inorganic nanoparticles or small organic dyes. Their proper design allows one to obtain biocompatible probes with superior brightness and high photostability, although usually affected by low colloidal stability.

First school visit of the ESCOLAB 2018-2019 programme

On Friday, 14 December 2018, 25 secondary school students from the "Escola Vedruna Gràcia" visited the ICMAB thanks to the ESCOLAB programme. The students, all from the scientific branch, could enjoy a talk on "Nanomaterials for nanomedicine" by Anna Laromaine, from the NN group, and then visiti some of our Scientific Services.

Manuel Souto: crònica de la taula rodona amb Martin Schulz

El 31 de octubre tuve la suerte de poder participar en un encuentro con el presidente del Parlamento Europeo, Martin Schulz, organizado por la sección Entre Todos de EL PERIÓDICO DE CATALUNYA. Quisiera darle las gracias tanto a los miembros organizadores del evento −por darnos la oportunidad de dirigirnos directamente a un político distinguido en un formato que resultó muy original y agradable−,  como a los otros jóvenes que participaron.

Mariano Campoy recogió su Premio de Física 2012

Más allá del grafeno, los físicos trabajan en el desarrollo de nuevos materiales, como Mariano Campoy Quiles, científico del Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona (ICMAB) y ganador del Premio en la categoría de Investigador Novel en Física Experimental. Campoy investiga en el área de los materiales termoeléctricos y semiconductores orgánicos, en especial de cara a sus posibles aplicaciones en el sector energético, en particular células solares orgánicas."

Polarity-Driven Polytypic Branching in Cu-Based Quaternary Chalcogenide Nanostructures

An appropriate way of realizing property nanoengineering in complex quaternary chalcogenide nanocrystals is presented for Cu2CdxSnSey(CCTSe) polypods. The pivotal role of the polarity in determining morphology, growth, and polytypic branching mechanism is demonstrated. Polarity is considered to be responsible for the formation of an initial seed that takes the form of a tetrahedron with four cation-polar facets.

Research Integrity Committee CIR-CAT releases statement on Research during COVID-19 crisis

The importance of research has come to the forefront during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. However, the specific needs of such an exceptional context have put a strain on the way research is conducted, as well as communicated. On the interest of research integrity, the CIR-CAT has released a statement including some points indicating a few facets of the research process that are worth strengthening in the face of adversity.

The #Matheroes project presented in a Library in Sabadell to 50 students

On Friday, 29 March 2019, the "Matheroes: Supermaterials, the materials of the future" were presented for a school class of students aged 11-12 (6è Primària) from Sabadell in the Ponent Library in Sabadell (Biblioteca de Ponent). Núria Crivillers, Juan-Luís García-Pomar and Anna May Masnou, presented some of the supermaterials and their properties and applications.

The exhibition "Energía: origen y final del todo" is now online!

Elies Molins participated in the creation of the exhibition "Energía: origen y final del todo", which was exhibited at Laboratorium Museum in Bergara (Basque Country) from January to May 2019. The curators and designers were Carlota Oliver, Javier Tejada (Universitat de Barcelona) and Elies Molins (ICMAB-CSIC). 

The ICMAB receives the visit of Engineering Undergraduate students from the EUSS

On Wednesday, 27 March 2019, we received the visit of Engineering Undergraduate students from the Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià (EUSS) (Salesian University School of Sarrià). The EUSS is a center afiliated to the UAB created in 1994 and located in Barcelona. Xavier Obradors gave a first overview to the ICMAB research and then the students could visit some of our labs.

The students of Centre d'Estudis Roca discover the materials of the future for solar energy

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. 

The Superconducting Materials group at the "Fira de Recerca en Directe" at CosmoCaixa

The members of the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) Group, were last week during four days at CosmoCaixa for the "Fira Recerca en Directe", where research groups from different universities and research centers present their research to primary and secondary schools and families. The SUMAN group showed how to prepare superconducting thin films, and how levitating trains work.

Visita de alumnos al ICMAB

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El pasado 20 de noviembre el ICMAB organizó la conferencia "Los nanotubos de carbono: qué son y para qué sirven" , a cargo del Dr. Gerard Tobías, investigador del instituto, en el marco de las actividades desarrolladas en la Semana de la Ciencia 2009. En esta ocasión participaron alumnos de dos institutos de bachillerato, que posteriormente a la charla tuvieron la oportunidad de visitar los laboratorios del ICMAB.

Xavier Obradors i Teresa Puig, i els materials superconductors, al Quèquicom

Associat amb l'electricitat, el coure ha ajudat a canviar el món. A més de ser un bon conductor, alguns dels seus compostos són també superconductors. En els éssers vius és un transmissor d'electrons en moltes reaccions bioquímiques. També forma part de molts dels pigments verds i blaus de les pintures gòtiques i de vegades pot adquirir tonalitats elèctriques. El programa explica també per què és tan bon conductor i què és la llei d'Ohm.


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