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.
The article published in JACS by Pepe Giner et al. in which the international team reports a MOF (metal-organic framework) that can separate biobutanol from the biomass fermentation products has received much attention in the American media, since there is a high demand for gasoline, and one of the research collaborators was from Oregon State University.
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!
On Saturday, 5 October 2019, we could see in the programme ¡Qué animal! from La2 RTVE, the researcher Anna Laromaine, from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites group, talking about the "supermaterial" bacterial cellulose. The programme was about animals with superpowers, so our Matheroes: the supermaterials of the future, were also featured in it! Thank you to all the ¡Qué animal! team!
Dr. Riccardo Rurali has been designated new Deputy Director of the ICMAB, since 1 October 2015.
El pasado 5 de mayo el ICMAB ha participado por tercera vez consecutiva en la Fira d'Empreses de la Universidad de Barcelona, organizada por las facultades de Física y Química de la UB. Como cada año, el objetivo principal del evento fue facilitar la inserción laboral de licenciados y másters de estos ámbitos y mejorar las relaciones de la UB con empresas e instituciones de los sectores de la innovación y las nuevas tecnologías. El evento ha sido muy participado por alumnos de ingeniería, licenciatura y mástres. En el stand del ICMAB encontraron información de los temas y líneas de investigación desarrollados en el instituto y las posibilidades de becas y prácticas disponibles.
El Prof. Jaume Veciana ha estat anomenat Director Científic de la Instal·lació Científica-Técnica Singular NANBIOSIS.
One of our workshops for primary school students called "Become a Materials Detective" is the star of the TV children's show "Catacrak" from Barcelona Televisió (betevé), showcasted on Sunday 31 March 2019! Students from the school "Escola Mestre Morera" from Barcelona came to ICMAB to participate in the activity, in which they are introduced to the nanoworld and to the daily life of minerals. Do you want to see the video?
"Earlier this year, we announced that we would be launching a new open access journal, Heliyon, publishing sound science across all disciplines. We’re excited to tell you about the next phase of this journey, as we launch the journal platform and open for submissions."
Jordi Faraudo from ICMAB is involved in this new journal as a member of the Editorial Board.
Advanced Electronic Materials is an interdisciplinary forum for peer-reviewed, high-quality, high-impact research in the fields of materials science, physics, and engineering of electronic and magnetic materials. It includes research on physics and physical properties of electronic and magnetic materials, spintronics, electronics, device physics and engineering, micro- and nano-electromechanical systems, and organic electronics, in addition to fundamental research.
On 2 April 2020, ICMAB researcher Judit Morlà, from the Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) group, had her first appearance in “Som-hi”. Her section aired on tac12, a TV channel that can be tuned in from any point in the Tarragonès and is also available online. “Som-hi” is a television magazine that offers local news and information as well as some light educative sections.
The online website "Motor Pasion" about the cars and motor word, opens their site today with a news post about the electric vehicle and the future batteries. M. Rosa Palacín, researcher at ICMAB, was consulted by the author of the article, Victoria Fuentes, and appers in the article giving her point of view and state of the art. Read it to know more about it!
Martí Gich, ICMAB reseracher at the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Group, has been awarded with a prestigious 2018 European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant (CoG) for his project entitled “Ferrites-by-design for Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Technologies” (FeMiT).
On 29 December 2018 the article "Martí Gich rep dos milions d'euros per investigar el 5G", written by the journalist Núria Jar, was published in the printed version of the "Diari de Sabadell", a local newspaper from the near city of Sabadell.
From now on Anna May Masnou is the new Communication & Outreach Officer at ICMAB. Anna holds a PhD in Materials Science and Technology and is currently studying a postgraduate course in Science Communication.
ICMAB researchers have collaborated in a study led by ICIQ researchers that look in detail at the interfaces in perovskite solar cells to understand the differences observed in their performance.
On January 1, Susan Trolier-McKinstry (The Pennsylvania State University) assumed the presidency of the Materials Research Society (MRS) for 2017, after serving as vice president/president-elect for 2016. She succeeded Kristi S. Anseth (University of Colorado Boulder), who now serves MRS as immediate past president.
On 29 March 2019, the Presidency of the CSIC signed the institutional mandate of Open Access. It is a strong impulse for the open access of different types of CSIC research results, including peer-reviewed publications and associated research data, through the DIGITAL.CSIC repository.
One of the seven awarded photos in this year's edition of FOTCIENCIA, the photo from our PhD fellow, Cristiano Matricardi, "Trampa de luz" is the star of the HERALDO newspaper article "Juegos de luces entre la naturaleza y el laboratorio" by María Pilar Perla Mateo. You can read here the article.
Within the MOTHER project (Molecule-based materials and supramolecular organizations for therapy, diagnosis and tissue engineering), the NANOMOL group from ICMAB collaborates with the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR), on the developement of a new nanomedicine for the treatment of high risk neuroblastoma, one of the most typical childhood cancers. Now, researchers from VHIR have identified new microRNAs that reduce the progression of this type of cancer.
A new laser-based technique developed by the Institute of Materials Science (ICMAB-CSIC) uses urea, a common substance in the chemical industry and a low-cost alternative to noble metal co-catalysts, to enable a more efficient, one-step production of hybrid graphene-based organic-inorganic composite layers for environmental remediation; photodegradation of antibiotic contaminants from wastewater. The composition and chemical bonds of the urea-enriched thin layers were studied in detail using synchrotron light at the ALBA Synchrotron.
The Nature Chemistry journal celebrates its 10th anniversary asking some scientists working in different areas fo chemistry what did they think about the future development of their main field of research: the most amazing, exciting, important or challenging aspects they think are the most relevant.
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.