Events

Vil·la Urània, 19 June 2019: Taula rodona: 'L'energia del futur o el futur de l'energia'

In the framework of the European Week of Sustainable Energy, experts from the field of energy transition will talk about the energy of the future and the social impact of the energetic system as we know it. Xavier Obradors, from the ICMAB will give an introductory talk. A roundtable with the participation of members of IREC, ICN2, ICFO, CNM, ICMAB and "Xarxa per la Sobirania Energètica" will follow. 

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Bologna, 11-13 SEPT 2019: Nano Scientific Forum Europe 2019

The University of Bologna and Park Systems are proud to announce the 2nd NanoScientific Forum Europe 2019 (NSFE 2019) on September 11 – 13, 2019. After the successful first edition in October 2018 at the TU Freiberg, Germany we are happy to invite scientists and researchers working in the field of Atomic Force Microscopy to beautiful Bologna. Esther Barrena is an Invited Speaker in this Nano Scientific Forum, devoted to Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM). 

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All you ever wanted to know about the present and future of oxide electronics, compiled in a roadmap

Mariona Coll and Josep Fontcuberta from the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Fabio Miletto Granozio from the CNR-SPIN (Complesso Universitario di Monte Sant’Angelo, Napoli, Italy) and Nini Pryds from the Department of Energy Storage and Conversion, Technical University of Denmark, have edited the compendium "Towards Oxide Electronics: a Roadmap" published recently in Applied Surface Science. The article counts with 28 contributions from 56 authors of 42 academic institutions and industries from Europe, USA and Japan. The compendium has 93 pages and includes 913 references!

Books and articles, 2019

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Alghero, 3-7 SEPT 2019: International Summer School on Hybrid (bio)Nanostructures #HyNano

In the framework of the MSCA-RISE 2017 H2020 Project: Hybrid Nanostructured Oligonucleotide Platforms for Biomedical Applications (Nano-OligoMed), the International Summer School on Hybrid (bio) Nanostructures (HyNano), which is focused on hybrid organic-inorganic materials containing biomolecules or having bioinspired structures, will take place in Alghero (Italy) between 3-7 September 2019. Nora Ventosa from the NANOMOL group is Invited Speaker. Register before 30 June 2019! 

Courses and Workshops, Meetings Organization

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“El carboni: de l’origen de la vida a la nanociència” by Gerard Tobias within the cycle about the International Year of the Periodic Table

On Monday, 27 May 2019, Gerard Tobias was in charge of giving the talk within the "Dilluns de Ciència" conference cycle in commemoration of the 150 years of the Periodic Table of the Elements, at the Residència d'Investigadors of the CSIC. Gerard's talk was entitled "El carboni: de l’origen de la vida a la nanociència", and is about carbon nanomaterials and their applications. Luckily the conference was filmed and now you can watch it online! 

Outreach Videos, 2019

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8th International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (ICSE8)

This Sunday, 26 May 2019, the 8th International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (ICSE8) starts at the World Trade Center, and will last until 31 May 2019. Six days devoted to the instrumentation, science and applications of spectroscopic ellipsometry and related techniques, and with a high participation of ICMAB researchers. The Conference Chair is M. Isabel Alonso, from the ICMAB-CSIC.

Meetings Organization, 2019

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New video on how to fabricate organic solar cells with thickness gradients

The Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Generation (NANOPTO) group has auto-edited a video in which the process of fabrication or organic solar cells with thickness gradients is explained. This process is part of the ERC project by Mariano Campoy-Quiles "FOREMAT: Finding a needle in a haystack: Efficient identification of high performing organic energy materials".

Outreach Videos

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The longest C-C bonds are found in the carboranes by Clara Viñas et al!

Have you ever thought if the carbon-carbon (C-C) bond distance is always the same, or it can change? And if it changes, which is the maximum distance of this kind of bond? An article published in "Chemical & Engineering News!" addressed this topic. After this article was first published, Clara Viñas contacted C&EN to let them know that even longer carbon-carbon bonds exist than the ones they mentioned: In 2002, a team including Clara Viñas described a 2.022 Å long carbon-carbon bond in an inorganic cluster (Inorg. Chem. 2002, DOI: 10.1021/ic011285z). 

Books and articles, 2019

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"Sustainable Electrochemical Extraction of Lithium Chloride from Natural Brine" by Ernesto J. Calvo (Thurs, 16 May 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Invited Seminar

Sustainable Electrochemical Extraction of Lithium Chloride from Natural Brine

by Prof. Ernesto J. Calvo, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Thursday, 16 May 2019 @ 3 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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Organic and Molecular Electronics Meeting at ICMAB (ORGI2019)

The event, held on 8-9 May, belongs to the series of workshops offering an overview of the different research areas covered by the ICMAB Severo Ochoa Strategic Plan. It was focused on molecular and organic electronics, and organised by a local organising committee formed by researchers of the research lines RL1 (Sustainable energy conversion and storage systems) and RL4 (Molecular electronics). 

Meetings Organization, 2019

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The RSEQ publishes an article about Boron written by Clara Viñas to celebrate the IYPT 2019

If you follow the Twitter of the RSEQ (@RSEQUIMICA) you will find on their timeline a bunch of articles devoted to the Peridic Table Elements. The RSEQ is preparing a special issue of the journal "Anales de Química", that will come out on May 5, 2019, to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT) 2019. The article about Boron is written by Clara Viñas, researcher at ICMAB, who has been working for a long time with this element!

Books and articles, 2019

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II Workshop on Spectroscopy Techniques: Generalities and Applications

We invite you to the II Workshop on Spectroscopy Techniques: Generalities and Applications, which will be held at ICMAB, Barcelona, on April 1, 2019. If you are working in this field, or are interested in spectroscopy techniques, such as Raman, EPR or NMR, you cannot miss it! We encourage PhD and Master students to attend! Registration is free and deadline is March 15, 2019. 

Meetings Organization, 2019

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The Superconducting Materials group at the "Saló de l'Ensenyament" 2019

On Thursday 21 March, the Superconducting Materials group was at the "Espai Ciència" of the "Saló de l'Ensenyament" at the CSIC-Catalunya stand, which included different kinds of activities from different Catalan CSIC research centers. The Superconducting team showed the visitors the science behing the levitating train, liquid nitrogen and the properties of nanoparticles. 

Fairies, 2019

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Gender Equality in Research Centers at the ICMAB “¿Y a mí, qué me aporta la igualdad?”

On Thursday, 14 March 2019, the ICMAB hosts the workshop on Gender Equality in Research Centers entitled "¿Y a mí, qué me aporta la igualdad?". The workshop is aimed for all the ICMAB staff (scientific, technical, administration, students...) and will take place from 8:45 am to 2 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to learn and interact with your colleagues about this topic that affects all of us!  

Courses and Workshops, 2019

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"Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers" performed for the students of "Els Pins del Vallès" in Sant Cugat

On 12 March 2019, and in the framework of the Women's International Day, 8 March, the Châtelet team went to Sant Cugat to perform the dramatised reading that visibilizes the women scientists along history "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers". The students, of 11-12 years old, were really attentive and asked many questions after the lecture. Thank you for inviting us!

Women in Science, 2019

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VI Strategic Immersion of the Advanced Materials Cluster

On 7-8 March 2019, the VI Strategic Immersion of the Advanced Materials Cluster (Cluster MAV), in collaboration with ACCIÓ, took place in Sitges. Our Technology Transfer Officer, Alfonso del Rey, attented the event, which main aim was to know the main trends and world challenges in the advanced materials field. 

Meetings Participation, 2019

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The Madame Châtelet Project presented at the Conference “Women, Science and Technology” in Terrassa

Terrassa held on 6-7 March 2019 the first edition of the "Women, Science and Technology" (WSciTech19) Conference (Congrés de Dones, Ciència i Tecnologia) and the "Châtelet team" at ICMAB presented their dramatised lecture "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers" as a tool to visibilize the wise women in the history of science. Susagna Ricart and Anna May, in representation of the team, presented a Poster, and an Oral Communication, which resulted in a fantastic colloquium.

Meetings Participation, Women in Science, 2019

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Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science at ICMAB

On Monday, 11 February 2019, we will celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science at ICMAB! We have a full morning prepared with a seminar to discover who was and what did Lise Meitner do, followed by a presentation of some of the participants of the STEM-AMB-TU initiative from AMIT-CAT to encourage scientific vocations to young girls. Do you want to share this day with us?

Meetings Organization, Women in Science, 2019

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Dominique Givord, in memoriam

We heard with great sadness that Dominique Givord, CNRS researcher in Grenoble, passed away this week. Many researchers from the ICMAB collaborated with him and worked directly with him. Dominique contributed to the build of the ICMAB by inspiring many of our research activities and research lines, supporting young scientists and advising us on the big challenges of magnetic materials, as required by our modern and future society. His loss is felt by many of us.

Commemorations

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"Synthetic DNA-based nanodevices for sensing applications" by Alessandro Porchetta (Thursday, 7 March 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Invited Seminar:

Synthetic DNA-based nanodevices for sensing applications

by Alessandro Porchetta,Department of Chemistry, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Thursday, 7 March 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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M. Rosa Palacin in the closing session of the 7th edition of the JIPI meeting at the UB Paranimf

On Monday, 4 February 2019, the Paranimf of the Universitat de Barcelona hosted the 7th edition of the Interdisciplinary Meeting of Predoctoral Researchers (JIPI, Jornada d'Investigadors Predoctorals Interdisciplinària), organized by PhD fellows and supported by many entities and organizations, including the ICMAB-CSIC. M. Rosa Palacin was invited in the closing session of the event, in which some of our ICMAB PhD researchrers participated. 

Meetings Participation, 2019

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"Charge generation in organic photovoltaic devices: Could coherence contribute?" by Olle Inganäs (Friday, 15 March 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Invited Seminar:

Charge generation in organic photovoltaic devices: Could coherence contribute?

by Olle Inganäs, Professor emeritus, Biomolecular and organic electronics, Dept.Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Friday, 15 March 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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Welcome Day of the COFUND MSCA DOC-FAM PhD Fellows

On Tuesday, 29 January 2019, the Welcome Day of the Doctoral Training Programme in Functional Advanced Materials (DOC-FAM) First Call Fellows took place at the ICMAB. The DOC-FAM is a H2020-MSCA-COFUND project coordinated by ICMAB-CSIC in collaboration with four partner research institutions from the area: IMB-CNM, IREC, ALBA Synchrotron and ICN2. In this first call, 10 PhD Fellows from all around the world have started their research training programme within these institutions. Meet them here! 

Meetings Organization, 2019

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Núria Aliaga and Gerard Tobias participate in the talks cycle "Dilluns de ciència: Els cristalls i la Vida"

The next conference cycle "Dilluns de Ciència" is about crystals and life. Two of the five conferences of the cycle will be given by two ICMAB researchers, Dra. Núria Aliaga (ICREA Reserach Professor) and Dr. Gerard Tobias (Tenured Scientist at ICMAB). All the talks will be at the "Residència d'Investigadors" at 6:30 pm, and will take place always on a Monday. The first talk is on January, 21, and the last one will be on April, 29, 2019. 

Meetings Participation, 2019

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#11F: "Lise Meitner: insights from recent research" by Xavier Roqué

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the ICMAB will host a conference about Lise Meitner, followed by a presentation of the AMIT-Cat Association. You are all invited to join us on 11 Februrary!

Lise Meitner: insights from recent research

by Xavier ROQUÉ, Centre d'Història de la Ciència (CEHIC)

Monday, 11 February 2019 @ 11 am
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars, Women in Science

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"Conductive MOFs as Multifunctional Materials: Design, Properties, and Devices" by Katherine A. Mirica (Mon, 18 Feb 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Invited Seminar

Conductive MOFs as Multifunctional Materials: Design, Properties, and Devices

by Dr. Katherine A. MIRICA,Dartmouth College, USA

Monday, 18 February 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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Alejandro Santos "El sketching no es ilustración científica" during his talk at IMB-CNM-CSIC

Alejandro Santos is the Librarian & Documentalist of ICMAB. His office is right inside the Manuel Cardona Library, at ICMAB. However, during his free time he is also a professional sketcher, and during the last years he has participated in numerous projects on "scientific sketching" in different research centers in the Barcelona Area. On Thursday, 20 December 2018, he gave a talk at the IMB-CNM-CSIC about sketching and science entitled "Sketching y Ciencia. Divulgando dibujando".

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Visit of the CMES (Group for a Sustainable Energy Model) at ICMAB

The CMES is the "Col·lectiu per a un Nou Model Energètic i Social Sostenible". Funded in 2012, the group is formed by professionals, mainly from the engineering field, worried about the current energy model based on fossil fuels and uranium, which "will lead us to an environmental, economic and social crisis without precedents". The CMES group came to visit the ICMAB and listen to some of our researchers working on renewable energies, superconducting materials and batteries. Now, Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director, will give a talk on "Nanotechnology and energy transition" on February 4, 2019. 

Visits and open doors, Meetings Organization, 2019

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ICMAB, 29 Jan 2019: Welcome Day of the COFUND MSCA DOC-FAM PhD Fellows

On Tuesday, 29 January 2019, the Welcome Day for the COFUND MSCA Doctoral Training Programme on Functional Advanced Materials "DOC-FAM" PhD Fellows will take place at ICMAB. The Welcome Day is aimed to present the project and introduce the first call PhD fellows and their projects. In this first call, the projects are being carried out at ICMAB-CSIC, ALBA Synchrotron and IREC. 

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ICMAB-ICN2, 6-7 June 2019: 4th Scientific Meeting of BNC-b Students

The "Scientific Meeting of BNC-b Students" organized by PhD fellows and open to undergraduate, master students and PhD researchers, comes back in 2019! The meeting is aimed to present the work performed by PhD students of the whole Barcelona Nanotechnology Cluster – Bellaterra (ICMAB, ICN2, IMB-CNM, UAB, ALBA), promoting collaborations between them in an academic and scientific environment. The meeting will be held at ICMAB and ICN2 on 6-7 June 2019. Abstracts and registration deadline: 26 April 2019. Will you miss it?

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Nice, 27-31 MAY 2019: Come to the E-MRS Spring Meeting and participate in the symposia organized by ICMAB researchers

We announce the forthcoming 2019 E-MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, that will be held in Nice, France (Congress & Exhibition Centre Acropolis) from 27-31 May 2019. Alexander Ponrouch and Florencio Sánchez, ICMAB researchers, participate in the organization of some symposia in the fields of "materials for energy" and "nano-functional materials":

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"2019 International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements: The endless story!" by Jaume Casabó (Mon, 25 Feb 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture, in the framework of the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Elements: 

2019 International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements: The endless story!

by Jaume Casabó Gispert,UAB

Monday, 25 February 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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"Opportunities of optical imaging technologies for tissue diagnosis in oncological and cardiovascular scenarios" by Olga M. Conde (Mon, 28 Jan 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture

Opportunities of optical imaging technologies for tissue diagnosis in oncological and cardiovascular scenarios

by Olga M. CONDE,Grupo de Ingeniería Fotónica. Dep. TEISA. Universidad de Cantabria; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red – Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN); Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Valdecilla (IDIVAL), Santander.

Monday, 28 January 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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Barcelona, 27 May 2019: "El carboni: de l’origen de la vida a la nanociència" by Gerard Tobias #DillunsCiència #TaulaPeriòdica #aitp2019

The next "Dilluns de Ciència" conference cycle will be in commemoration of the 150 years of the Periodic Table of the Elements. The talks will take place between April and June 2019 at the CSIC "Residència d'Investigadors", Mondays at 6:30 pm. On 27 May 2019, Gerard Tobias, ICMAB researcher, will talk about "Carbon: from the origin of life to nanoscience". 

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"Molecular Physics - A Critical Tool for Energy and Healthcare Materials" by Ji-Seon Kim (Mon, 13 May 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture

Molecular Physics - A Critical Tool for Energy and Healthcare Materials

by Prof. Ji-Seon KIM, Dept. of Physics & Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, UK

Monday, 13 May 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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ICMAB, 8-9 May 2019: Organic and Molecular Electronics Meeting at ICMAB (ORGI2019)

The second Organic and Molecular Electronics Meeting at ICMAB (ORGI2019) will take place on 8-9 May 2019 at ICMAB. The workshop will bring together groups from ICMAB or nearby Institutions working on different aspects in the field of Molecular Electronics with the main aim of promoting scientific collaborations and synergies among researchers. Deadline for registration and short abstract submission is 8 April 2019. 

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CCCB, 9 April 2019: "Quantica" exhibition inauguration

The exhibition “Quantica” gives us the keys to understanding the principles of fundamental physics, and it does so through the joint creative work of scientists, educators and artists. The project invites the public to browse freely, to awaken their curiosity, and to critically evaluate the new paradigms of modern science. The inauguration will take place on Tuesday, 9 April 2019 at 7 pm at CCCB, and the exhibition will be open from 10 April to 24 September 2019.

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