Events

100 attendees at the 1st meeting of the CSIC Equality Committees promoted by the ICM

The meeting, held as part of the European H2020 project LeTSGEPs, was organized by the ICM (Institut de Ciències del Mar) in coordination with the CSIC Equality Committee and the CSIC Women and Science Committee. The ICMAB was present in the event to explain our experience in Gender Equality, after receiving the Equality Distinction in 2018, and to share and learn good practices in Gender Equality. 

Meetings Participation, Women in Science

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Great success of the 1st Online Edition of Expominer 2020

The ICMAB participated between 14 and 27 November 2020 at the 1st Online Edition of Expominer, the exhibition of minerals, fossils and jewelry. The Online Expomine was formed by a cycle of talks and workshops called MinerMat2020 in the framework of the Science Week 2020. We participated with one outreach talk given by Mariona Coll on Solar Energy, and two outreach videos by Anna Cespi, Judith Oró and Roberta Ceravola about techniques to characterize crystals and sand. 

Fairies, Outreach Videos, Outreach & Dissemination, 2020

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PostDoc Talk: "Rational Engineering of Binary Oxides and Semiconductors for Photocatalytic Applications" by Claudio Cazorla

We would like to invite you to the last PostDoc Talk of 2020, within the cycle of ICMAB Online Seminars:

Rational Engineering of Binary Oxides and Semiconductors for Photocatalytic Applications

by Claudio Cazorla, Departament de Física, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona

Monday, 14 December 2020 @ 12 pm  POSTPONED! The new date will be announced soon. 
Online Invited Seminar by Zoom. Register here to attend.
PostDoc Talks cycle

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars, 2020

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Fourth visit of the Scientific Advisory Board at ICMAB - online!

On 3-4 December 2020, the ICMAB Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting will take place to evaluate the research lines and the overall performance of the Institute. The SAB is composed of 12 worldwide scientific experts in the areas of the targeted research of our Severo Ochoa project: Smart Functional Materials for a Better Future (FUNFUTURE) in the areas of Clean Energy, Sustainable Electronics and Smart Nanomedicine.

Visits and open doors, Meetings Organization, Breaking News, 2020

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PostDoc Talk: "Plasmon-enhanced light–matter interaction: from molecular detection to energy harvesting applications" by Luis A. Pérez (Mon, 30 Nov 2020)

We would like to invite you to the third PostDoc Talk of this new cycle of Online ICMAB Seminars:

Plasmon-enhanced light–matter interaction: from molecular detection to energy harvesting applications

by Luis Alberto Pérez, NANOPTO group, ICMAB, CSIC

Monday, 30 November 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Invited Seminar by Zoom. Register here to attend.
PostDoc Talks cycle

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars, 2020

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R&D in B. Braun, a professional career or an attitude towards life? by Pau Turon (Mon, 23 Nov 2020)

We would like to invite you to the the following Online Invited Seminar:

R&D in B. Braun, a professional career or an attitude towards life?

by Pau Turon Dols, Vice-President of Research and Development, B. Braun Surgical, S.A.U.

Monday, 23 November 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Invited Seminar by Zoom. Register here to attend.

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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"Unconventional multi-band superconductivity at two-dimensional oxide interfaces" by Gyanendra Singh (Wed, 2 Dec 2020)

We would like to invite you to the the following Invited Online Seminar:

Unconventional multi-band superconductivity at two-dimensional oxide interfaces

by Gyanendra Singh, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience MC2, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Wednesday, 2 December 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Invited Seminar by Zoom. Register here to attend.

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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PostDoc Talk: "Understanding heterogeneous ice nucleation on natural and designed surfaces to control ice formation" by Elzbieta Pach (Mon, 16 Nov 2020)

We would like to invite you to the third PostDoc Talk of this new cycle of Online ICMAB Seminars:

Understanding heterogeneous ice nucleation on natural and designed surfaces to control ice formation

by Elzbieta Pach, Group of Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces, ICMAB, CSIC

Monday, 16 November 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Invited Seminar by Zoom. Register here to attend.
PostDoc Talks cycle

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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Pubished the proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Nitrides (ISNT2019)

The proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Nitrides (ISNT2019), which took place in Barcelona between 9 and 13 June 2019, are now published in the Journal of the European Ceramic Society (Elsevier). The invited editors of this special edition are ICMAB Researcher, Amparo Fuertes, and Ralf Riedel, from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, co-Chairs of the symposium. 

Books and articles

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Published the International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (ICSE-8) proceedings

The 8th International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (ICSE8), organized by ICMAB researchers M. Isabel Alonso and Miquel Garriga among others, which took place between 26-31 May 2019 in Barcelona, has now published its proceedings in a special collection in the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B (published by the American Institute of Physics for the American Vacuum Society-AVS).

Books and articles

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PostDoc Talk: "Thermal transport and mechanical properties characterization using Extreme Ultraviolet coherent light" by Begoña Abad (Mon, 26 Oct 2020)

We would like to invite you to the second PostDoc Talk of this new cycle of Online ICMAB Seminars:

Thermal transport and mechanical properties characterization using Extreme Ultraviolet coherent light

by Begoña Abad, Nanophononics Lab - Zardo group, Physics Department, University of Basel, Switzerland

Monday, 26 October 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Invited Seminar by Zoom. Register here to attend.
PostDoc Talks cycle

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars, 2020

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ICMAB will be part of the programme "Science by Women" of the Women for Africa Foundation

María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, President of the Women for Africa Foundation (Fundación Mujeres por África) visited the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB) on Monday, 28 September 2020, in the afternoon. The visit was in the framework of the programme "Science By Women" (Ellas Investigan), which the ICMAB wishes to join in its next edition.

Visits and open doors, Women in Science, Breaking News, 2020

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PostDoc Talk: "Nanoprobes for the next generation of Optical Imaging" by Judit Morlà (Mon, 5 Oct 2020)

We would like to invite you to the second PostDoc Talk of this new cycle of Online ICMAB Seminars:

Nanoprobes for the next generation of Optical Imaging

by Judit Morlà Folch
Institut Ciencia dels Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) - Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red CIBER-BBN, Barcelona, Spain
Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, United States

Monday, 5 October 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Invited Seminar by Zoom. Register here to attend.
PostDoc Talks cycle

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars, 2020

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The JPhD2020 closes this edition having achieved the highest participation ever!

The JPhD2020, the 5th Scientific Meeting of PhD Students, organized by PhD fellows of four institutions at the UAB Campus  (ICMAB, ICN2, IMB-CNM and UAB), closed on 18 September 2020 this hihgly interdisciplinary and participative edition, which has enabled more than 80 participants to communicate their research and to think "outside the box", by attending talks of different research areas. 

Courses and Workshops, 2020

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The 5th Scientific Meeting of PhD Students #JPhD2020 is now LIVE!

On 17-18 September 2020, the 5th Scientific Meeting of PhD Students (JPhD2020), organized by PhD fellows of the ICMAB, IMB-CNM, ICN2 and the UAB takes place! This new edition is ONLINE, representing a challenge for the organizers and speakers. During two days, 4 invited speakers and more than 80 participants are connected and will be sharing their research in amazing fields. Good luck! 

Courses and Workshops, 2020

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The OPTOFEM school on Optically Controlled Ferroelectric Memristors goes Online and will be held on 22-23 Oct! Register now!

We announce the ICMAB "summer" school on “Optically Controlled Ferroelectric Memristors" (OPTOFEM 2020) goes Online! The School will finally take place on October, 22-23, 2020, in an online format, due to the current COVID-19. Great and experienced lectureres from around the world will participate. Register now before October 11, 2020 to attend! 

Meetings Organization, 2020

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PostDoc Talk: "Energy solutions at the micro- and nano-scale" by Miquel López-Suárez (Mon, 21 Sept 2020)

We would like to invite you to the first PostDoc Talk of this new cycle of Online ICMAB Seminars:

Energy solutions at the micro- and nano-scale

by Miquel López-Suárez, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy

Monday, 21 September 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Invited Seminar by Zoom. Register here to attend.
PostDoc Talks cycle

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars, 2020

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Join the Special Workshop "Women of Distinction in Materials Science" on 21 Sept 2020

On Monday, 21 September 2020, the special workshop organized by the TU Darmstadt on "Women of Distinction in Materials Science" will take place online, via Zoom. Among the invited speakers, ICMAB researcher Clara Viñas will give the talk "Towards purely inorganic nanomaterials: new opportunities of boron clusters in biomaterials and medicine". 

Meetings Participation, Women in Science, 2020

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JPhD2020: The PhD Scientific Meeting of the UAB Campus is back!

It is a pleasure to announce the 5th Scientific Meeting of PhD Students at UAB Campus (JPhD2020), organized by PhD fellows of the ICMAB, IMB-CNM, ICN2 and the UAB, which will be held ONLINE during September 17-18, 2020. This scientific meeting of PhD students is mainly addressed to PhD students of any year, who are interested in sharing their research and connecting with other research groups. Master's and undergraduate students are welcome to participate as well. Send your abstracts before 31 July 2020! Extended deadline: 15 August 2020!

Meetings Organization, 2020

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The 2020 Journal Citation Reports is here! #JCR2020

Web of Science has published the 2020 Journal Citation Reports, showcasing the data they have gathered across thousands of journals in 2019. Organized by the academic research analysis company Clarivate, this report promises to provide a thorough, publisher-neutral, multifaceted view of journal performance.

External Events

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"Science, technology and innovation after Covid-19: Challenges and opportunities" by Xavier Ferràs (Mon, 13 July, 6 pm)

The Seminars & Training Committee would like to invite you to the following Online ICMAB Invited Seminar: 

Science, Technology and Innovation after Covid: Challenges and Opportunities

by Xavier Ferràs, Associate Professor of Operations Management, Innovation and Data Sciences, ESADE Business School

Monday, 13 July 2020 @ 6 pm
Online Invited Seminar. Register here to attend the seminar via Webex. 

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars, 2020

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25 June 2020: Roundtable about ODS and sustainabe energy, with M. Rosa Palacín #CSIC4EUSEW

As part of the celebration of the European Sustainable Energy Week, the Vice-presidency of International Relations of the CSIC has organized a campaign that aims to raise awareness about sustainable energy and its efficient use through the promotion of CSIC's European projects. Next Thursday 25 June at 1 pm the online round table will take place: "Accessible, clean and sustainable energy in the future: connecting the ODS and the European Green Deal", in which M. Rosa Palacín, ICMAB researcher, will participate.

Meetings Participation, 2020

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Successful participation in Catalonia in the contest of nanostories on nanoscience and nanotechnology

A jury formed by specialists in science and dissemination will decide on the contest winners, who will be announced on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at a ceremony where the finalist nanostories will be read. The contest is part of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Festival, 10alamenos9, which aims to bring this science closer to young audiences. Register here to attend to the final event to discover the winners! 

Meetings Organization, 2020

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Online Seminar "Face masks during COVID-19 pandemic: current knowledge on materials and reusability" by Jan Grzelak (Mon, 15 June 2020)

The Seminars & Training Committee would like to invite you to the following Online ICMAB Invited Seminar:

Face masks during COVID-19 pandemic: current knowledge on materials and reusability

by Jan Grzelak, NN Group, ICMAB

Monday, 15 June 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Periodical Lecture. Register here to attend the seminar via Zoom.

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars, 2020

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Online Seminar "From soft materials to complex material systems" by David Amabilino (Mon, 29 June 2020)

The Seminars & Training Committee would like to invite you to the following Online ICMAB Periodical Lecture:

From soft materials to complex material systems

by David Amabilino, University of Nottingham

Monday, 29 June 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Periodical Lecture. Register here to attend the seminar via Zoom. 

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars, 2020

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The Chinese Students and Scholars Association donates 1,000 masks to the ICMAB

When the SARS-CoV-2 virus began to break out in Spain, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association in Barcelona launched a fundraising campaign. Some institutions and people in China contacted them and donated them some masks. Wenchao Duan is a PhD fellow at the ICMAB and member of this Association: "On the premise of respecting their wishes, the Association has donated masks mainly to hospitals, nursing homes, health departments and research institutes in Spain", he says. 

Commemorations, 2020

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The ICMAB resumes its scientific activity, suspended due to Covid-19

The ICMAB has started this week to resume the scientific activity in the laboratories that were stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This week the Metropolitan Area containing Bellaterra and the UAB Campus has passsed to the advanced phase zero (phase 0.5), so researchers and other workers considered to be "non-essential" can start to return to their workplaces. The return will be at a slow pace, but we are very happy to be able to do so!

Commemorations, 2020

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Online Seminar "Molecular probes and gated materials in biomedical applications and communication between nanoparticles" by Ramón Martínez (Mon, 8 June 2020)

The Seminars & Training Committee would like to invite you to the following Online ICMAB Periodical Lecture:

Molecular probes and gated materials in biomedical applications and communication between nanoparticles

by Ramón Martíñez Máñez
Dept de Química, Escuela de Ingeniería Industrial, Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación de Reconocimiento Molecular y Desarrollo Tecnológico, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Monday, 8 June 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Periodical Lecture. Register HERE to attend the seminar. 

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars, 2020

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Online Seminar "Crystal structure determination by diffractometric direct methods: Evolution and recent advances" by Jordi Rius (Mon, 25 May 2020)

The Seminars & Training Committee would like to invite you to the following Online ICMAB Periodical Lecture:

Crystal structure determination by diffractometric direct methods: Evolution and recent advances

by Jordi Rius, Crystallography Group, ICMAB-CSIC
Monday, 25 May 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Periodical Lecture. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO THE SEMINAR.

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars, 2020

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Online Seminar "What's what in the European research activities? Are we in a challenging threshold?" by Rafael Rodríguez Clemente (Mon, 4 May 2020)

The Seminars & Training Committee would like to invite you to the following Online ICMAB Periodical Lecture:

What's what in the European research activities? Are we in a challenging threshold?

by Rafael Rodríguez Clemente, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, IDAEA-CSIC
Monday, 4 May 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Periodical Lecture. REGISTER TO THE EVENT HERE. 

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars, 2020

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Sebastian Reparaz co-author of the Handbook "21st Century Nanoscience" with a chapter on Thermal Transport

J. Sebastian Reparaz, researcher at the NANOPTO group (ICMAB-CSIC), is co-author of the Chapter 11 "Thermal Transport and Phonon Coherence in Phononic Nanostructures", together with Markus R. Wagner (TU Berlin), in the book "21st Century Nanoscience – A Handbook. Nanophysics Sourcebook (Volume One)" edited by Klaus D. Sattler (Taylor & Francis). 

Books and articles, 2020

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Stefania Sandoval participates in "Somos Científicos y Científicas, Sácanos de aquí" 2020 in the #ZonaCSIC

Stefania Sandoval, researcher at ICMAB in the Solid State Chemistry group, has been selected to participate in the Spanish edition of the international science outreach programme “I’m a scientist, get me out of here!”. The 2020 edition of “Somos científicos y científicas, ¡Sácanos de aquí!” will take place from 4-15 May 2020. During this time, Stefania will chat in a multidisciplinary group of scientists – the CSIC zone – which includes researchers from other CSIC centres.

Fairies, 2020

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Online Seminar "Magnetism fights for health. A quantitative lab-on-chip rapid diagnostic test for Malaria" by Riccardo Bertacco (Mon, 20 April 2020)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the first ICMAB Online Periodical Lecture:

Magnetism fights for health. A quantitative lab-on-chip rapid diagnostic test for Malaria

by Riccardo Bertacco, Department of Physics, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (Italy); Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (IFN) – CNR, Milano (Italy)

Monday, 20 April 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Periodical Lecture. Click here to register. 
(You will receive an email with the link to attend the meeting once registered)

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars, 2020

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The ACS Omega Virtual Issue "Women at the Forefront of Chemistry" features two articles led by ICMAB women

Th article published in the Open Access journal ACS Omega "On the Study of Ca and Mg Deintercalation from Ternary Tantalum Nitrides" by M. Rosa Palacín, Amparo Fuertes et al. and the article "Role of Polymorphism and Thin-Film Morphology in Organic Semiconductors Processed by Solution Shearing" by Marta Mas-Torrent et al. have been selected for the the journal's first-ever Virtual Issue "Women at the Forefront of Chemistry". This special collection of articles, handpicked and guest-edited by the Associate Editor, Professor Luisa Torsi, celebrates the contributions of 50+ leading women scientists at various stages of their career, selected from around the world, who have published high-quality articles in our journal as corresponding authors.

Books and articles, Women in Science, 2020

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The ICMAB donates 33.200 gloves for medical uses

The ICMAB is since last Monday 16 March 2020, an Institute with Restricted Access. Most of the laboraories are empty, the Scientific and Technical Services are closed, only the basic services are working and most of the people is working and staying at home. For this reason, when we heard that Personal Protection Equipment was needed in the hospitals and health centers, we had no doubt that we could donate some of the material that we had.

Commemorations, 2020

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"New opportunities for Boron in medicine" in the Catalan magazine L'Atzavara

Books and articles, 2020

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FETFX comes to the ICMAB to train the science communicators of tomorrow

The EU project FETFX has completed its Journalist-in-the-lab programme last 24-26 February 2020. The initiative, designed by FETFX partner Fondazione iCons, allowed science communication students get hands on with content creation at the ICMAB and the ICN2 with researchers working on FET European projects.

2020

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PhD Thesis Defense by Adrián Francisco on 14 April at 11 am

The PhD Researcher Adrián Francisco from the NANOPTO Group at ICMAB will defend his PhD thesis on Tuesday, 14 April 2020, at 11 am at the ICMAB. The PhD Thesis Defense will be by videoconference from the ICMAB Meeting Room. No public is allowed. 
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The ICMAB becomes an "Institute of restricted access" for the following two weeks

Due to the expansion and the pandemic situation of COVID-19, and respecting the authorities and for our own responsibility, the ICMAB is declared from Monday, 16 March 2020, and until Sunday, 29 March 2020 (minimu), a CSIC Institute of Restricted Access. The basic services will continue to be provided, but the presence of staff in the center is minimized in order to restrict the movement of people to its maximum. 

Commemorations

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Registration is now open for OPTOFEM2020: An ICMAB Summer School on OPTICALLY CONTROLLED FERROELECTRIC MEMRISTORS.

POSTPONED! We proudly announce the ICMAB summer school on “OPTICALLY CONTROLLED FERROELECTRIC MEMRISTORS” (OPTOFEM2020). The School will finally take place on October, 22-23, 2020, at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), since it was postponed due to the COVID-19. Deadline for registration is September 2, 2020. 

Meetings Organization, 2020

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