Events

ICMAB, 19 DEC 2019: "El Enigma Agustina" and Agustí Nieto-Galan to celebrate Christmas!

On Thursday, 19 December 2019, the film "El Enigma Agustina" will be screened at the ICMAB (VOSE). The film will be introduced with a talk by Agustí Nieto-Galan (Centre d’Història de la Ciència, CEHIC-UAB) entitled "Dreams of Modernity: Scientific Research and Cosmopolitanism in Spain (1900- ism in Spain (1900-1939)". The film will be followed by a colloquim about the Scientific Research in Spain before the Civil War and the role of women scientists at that time, and by the Christmas Songs by ICMAB Choir. Come to celebrate Christmas with us!

Commemorations

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"High resolution electron tomography: from model like systems to real nanomaterials" by Sara Bals (Mon, 16 Dec 2019)

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

High resolution electron tomography: from model like systems to real nanomaterials.

by Sara Bals, EMAT-University of Antwerp, Belgium

Monday, 16 December 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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Vote for C. elegans to enter the "Fira de Recerca en Directe 2020"

The "Fira Recerca en Directe 2020", organized by the "Parc Científic de Barcelona" in collaboration with "la Caixa" Foundation, opens the Popular Election period, so everybody can vote for the projects that they would like to see in CosmoCaixa during the days of the faire (6-9 May 2020). One of the projects is proposed by the ICMAB and the Neuroscience Institute of the UAB (INc). The project is about "C. elegans, the ideal worm as a model organism to study diseases". Until 13 December you can vote for this project! 

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Clara Viñas and Francesc Teixidor, in the opening of the new school year in Sfax-ESPIN, Tunisia

Clara Viñas and Francesc Teixidor were in Sfax (Tunisia), where they gave Plenary Talks at the Fourth International Conference of Engineering Sciences for Biology and Medicine (ESBM 2019) and celebrated the opening of the new school year of the "École supérieure polytechnique internationale privée de Sfax-ESPIN" as partner professors. 

Meetings Participation

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New scientific books in our Library "Manuel Cardona"!

Our "Manuel Cardona" Library has acquired 17 new scientific books for all our staff! The books are about some of the main topics of our research: magnetism, neutron scattering, smart inorganic polymers, medical imaging, carbon nanomaterials or thermoelectric materials. Take a look at the list below!

Books and articles

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"Using statistical mechanics to build a Bayesian machine scientist" by Roger Guimera (Mon, 25 Nov 2019)

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

Using statistical mechanics to build a Bayesian machine scientist

by Roger Guimera, ICREA Research Professor, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona

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

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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UAB, 20-21 NOV 2019: TADeF: Trobada Anual Doctorands en Física

The First Annual Meeting of PhD researchers in Physics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona(TADeF) will take place next 20-21 November 2019 at the UAB Factulty of Science. From the ICMAB, Teresa Puig (SUMAN group) will give one of the keynote talks on "High Temperature Superconductors: Complex materials with novel physics opportunities". Martí Gibert, PhD researcher at the NANOPTO group, will participate in the meeting with the short talk "Near Infrared Organic Photodetectors based on Enhanced Charge Transfer State Absorption by Photonic Architectures". 

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ICMAB, 3 DEC 2019: European Research Council (ERC) funding opportunities – a 360° overview

On Tuesday, 3 December 2019, the ICMAB organizes an event to talk and share experirences on ERC projects called "European Research Council (ERC) funding opportunities – a 360° overview". The event will count with the presence of Nadine Vermorel, from the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA) and with Lucía Benito, from the CSIC European Program. Five of the ICMAB ERC grantees will talk about their ERC experience from their own point of view. Come and join us, if you want to know more about funding opportunities for these ERC excellent projects!

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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"Creating Connections, Creating Actions" by Jaron Weishut (Fri, 22 Nov 2019)

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

Creating Connections, Creating Actions

From scientific results to impactful innovation in a complex society: How Living Labs unite entrepreneurs, scientists, government and public interests into action

by Jaron Weishut, Nexero, The Netherlands

Friday, 22 November 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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M. Rosa Palacín at the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Batteries (BatteRIes Europe) Governing Board

The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Batteries, BatteRIes Europe, held its first General Assembly on 22 October 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. Following the launch of the platform in June 2019, the day was dedicated to setting up the ground of the European initiative supported by the European Commission that will shape the research ecosystem for batteries in Europe, through the election of its very first Governing Board. M. Rosa Palacín will be part of this Governing Board, in the area of "Future and Emerging Technologies". 

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The SOMMa Alliance holds its first meeting on gender equality policies

Directors of SOMMa Centres discussed at CNIO (Spanish National Cancer Research Center) in Madrid, the network's best practices in gender equality, to implement a change of culture that allows gender equality to be integrated into strategic science decisions. From the ICMAB, Riccardo Rurali, ICMAB Deputy Director and Coordinator of the Gender Equality Committe at the ICMAB, attended the event.

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Donostia, 22-23 Nov 2019: SOMMa 100xCiencia.4 Meeting: Building bridges between Science and Society

On 22-23 November, the new edition of the 100xCiencia meeting, the meeting of the Severo Ochoa centers and María de Maeztu units will take place in Donostia/San Sebastián! Nora Ventosa, researcher at the Nanomol Group will represent the ICMAB at the SOMMa General Assembly, and will give a talk on Technology Transfer in Nanomedicine on Saturday, 23 November in the morning (11 am). 

Meetings Participation

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The Soft Lab hosts a CSIC course on "Characterization techniques for Particulate Materials"

The Soft Lab, run by Amable Bernabé, has hosted from Monday, 7 October, to Wednesday, 9 October a course on "Characterization techniques for particulate materials". The course has counted with 12 participants from different CSIC centers (including ICMAB, IBM-CNM, ICM, IQAC...) and has introduced the participants to different techniques to characterize nanoparticles and other particulate matter, including the basic fundamentals, sample preparation, practical examples and results interpretation. 

Courses and Workshops

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"Send me the postprint so we can deposit it at Digital CSIC" reminds us Alejandro Santos for the #OpenAccessWeek

On Wednesday, 23 October 2019, and to celebrate the Open Access Week, which is celebrated this week all over the world, we organized a seminar on "Open Access at ICMAB: Frequently Asked Questions". The seminar was for the Institute researchers to solve some doubts about publishing in Open Access, and organized by the ICMAB "Manuel Cardona" library. Read here more about it!

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars, Courses and Workshops

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"Research collaborations in the Pharmaceutical Industry" by Maribel Crespo, Almirall (Thursday, 7 Nov 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Invited Seminar, in the framework of the "Seminars & Industry" organized by the Knowledge Transfer Unit:

Research collaborations in the Pharmaceutical Industry

by Maribel Crespo, ALMIRALL

Thursday, 7 November 2019 @ 3 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes MATGAS

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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The ICMAB is now a member of the innovation cluster SECPHO

The ICMAB is now a member of SECPHO, a national technological innovation cluster formed by companies, technology centres and research centres. SECPHO is focused on promoting technological innovation through the application of photonic technologies, or technologies based on light, to all types of sectors of our economy. 

Meetings Participation

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Open Access en el ICMAB: Seminar to celebrate the International Open Access Week 2019 (Wed, 23 Oct 2019)

From 21 to 27 October 2019 we celebrate around the world the International Open Access Week, an initiative to promote the Open Access in the academic and research worlds. We have prepared a SEMINAR to explain some of the paths that researchers can take to publish in Open Access on 23 October at 3:30 pm. 

Open Access en el ICMAB: Preguntas Frecuentes

by Alejandro Santos, ICMAB Librarian & Documentalist

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 @ 3:30 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes MATGAS

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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ICMAB, 28 OCT 2019: Meet the Scientific Equipment Platforms of ICMAB!

On Monday, 28 October 2019, the ICMAB staff, especially the new Master students and PhD and Postdoc fellows, are invited to the presentation of the Scientific Equipment Platforms (SEP) of the ICMAB. The 9 Scientific and Technical Services have prepared some posters to present their equipment and research techniques to the researchers to broaden up their research possibilities. We are sure that from this day, new and exciting collaborations will emerge.

Courses and Workshops, Meetings Organization

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BCN, 16 Nov 2019: Primer Congrés Anual de la SCN2

The Societat Catalana de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (SCN2) has the pleasure to announce its First Annual Congress of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CANN1-SCN2 2019). It will be celebrated on November 16th in Casa Elizalde, Barcelona. The event, taking place during La Setmana de la Ciència 2019, aims to give visibility to researchers developing their work in Catalunya, in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and how their research may provide the answers to current problems with a clear impact on the citizenship.

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"GaN & ZnO semiconductor optoelectronic devices: From weak to strong-coupling regimes" by Jesús Zúñiga (Mon, 28 OCT 2019)

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

GaN & ZnO semiconductor optoelectronic devices: From weak to strong-coupling regimes

by Jesús Zúñiga, CRHEA, CNRS-UCA, France

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

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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BCN, 26-27 OCT 2019: the ICMAB at the 13a Festa de la Ciència!

On the weekend 26 and 27 October 2019, the "Parc de la Ciutadella" (UPDATE: Moll de la Fusta) in Barcelona will be full of science! The 13th edition of the "Science Festival" (Festa de la Ciència) will take place from 9 am to 6 pm! The ICMAB participates with some micro-talks, and with a stand with ElectroWoman, explaining the wonders of Molecular Electronics for different devices! Will you join us? Come with us and participate with your friends and family to the many activities prepared.

Meetings Participation, Fairies

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019: a close look from an ICMAB point of view (by M. Rosa Palacín and Josep Fontcuberta)

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 was awarded on October 9, 2019, jointly to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries. At the ICMAB we are very happy for this award, for several reasons: Josep Fontcuberta was a former postdoc fellow of Goodenough, in Oxford; and Goodenough was once a member of our Scientific Advisory Board! Moreover, M. Rosa Palacín, researcher in the batteries field, has met all three of them, and has continued their work, developing post lithium-ion batteries at the ICMAB! In this post, both researchers have written some words on this matter! Continue reading!

Books and articles

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2019 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer Prof. Victorino Franco at the ICMAB Periodical Lectures (Mon, 14 Oct 2019)

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

2019 IEEE MAGNETICS SOCIETY DISTINGUISHED LECTURER

Magnetocaloric Effect: From Energy Efficient Refrigeration to Fundamental Studies of Phase Transitions

by Prof. Victorino Franco, University of Seville, Seville, Spain

Monday, 14 October 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes MATGAS 

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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BCN, 5-6 OCT 2019: the ICMAB at the Maker Faire Barcelona: Reinvent, Redesign, Repair, Reuse and Recycle

This sixth edition of the Maker Faire Barcelona sets its location at Nau Bostik, an emblematic citizen led cultural center, in the neighborhood of La Sagrera. Referring to artistic creation and social innovation, it brings together and hosts a solid, restless and vigorous associative network of socio-cultural agents. The ICMAB will participate on Saturday morning (5 October) with a workshop on "Printing 3D nanomaterials". Don't miss it!

Fairies

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"Women in Science" Theater for the Researcher's Night in CosmoCaixa: Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers

On 27 September, during the Young Researchers' Night in CosmoCaixa, you will be able to enjoy the dramatised reading created by the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona. The play tells a story that takes place in the palace of Madame Châtelet, during the 18th century. Châtelet was a French mathematician and physicist. In chronological order, a series of wise women from the history of science will enter her salon, and will explain us their lives and discoveries.

Meetings Participation, Fairies

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"Exploring the complexity of organic spins using soft X-rays" by Maria Benedetta Casu (Tues, 1 Oct 2019)

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

Exploring the complexity of organic spins using soft X-rays

by Maria Benedetta CASU, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Tübingen, Germany

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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"Global Challenges" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the CSIC "Residència d'Investigadors"

To celebrate the 20th anniversaty of the CSIC "Residència d'Investigadors" in Barcelona, the institution has prepared the document "Reptes globals: perspectives des de la Ciència" (Global challenges: perspectives from Science), in which different experts in several fields explain how they see some of the most important challenges that our society is facing. From the ICMAB, Xavier Obradors writes about "Advanced Functional Nanomaterials: the key for the fourth Industrial Revolution". The document is available in Spanish and Catalan. 

Commemorations

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ICMAB, 6 NOV 2019: Workshop on Good Lab Practices: UV/Vis, Pipetting and pH

On Friday, 6 November 2019, the ICMAB and Mettler Toledo organize a workshop for students and young researchers on Good Laboratory Practices. There will be three sessions on Spectrometry UV/Vis, Good Pipetting and Electrochemistry and pH. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued for each participant. Regiser before 14 October 2019! The session is especifically for Bachelor and Master Students and PhD fellows, although everyone is invited!

Courses and Workshops, Meetings Organization

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BCN, 27 SEPT 2019: The ICMAB, at the European Researchers' Night

On Friday, 27 September 2019, most European countries and cities celebrate the European Researchers' Night: an event in which science professionals bring their work closer to citizens through multiple public events. The goal is to show the diversity of research fields and the impact that science has on our daily lives. Some ICMAB researchers will give talks at CosmoCaixa, we also organize a workshop on nanomedicine and... you will be able to see the dramatised lecture "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers" in CosmoCaixa! Don't miss it!

Fairies, Commemorations, Meetings Organization

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The meeting of the SOMMa members at the Ministry highlights the impact of this excellence programme

In the afternoon of Monday, 9 September 2019, a meeting was held between the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, the research centres and units distinguished with the certificate of excellence Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu, and representatives of 15 autonomous communities. The purpose of the meeting at the Ministry was to highlight the impact of the Severo Ochoa - María de Maeztu programme, and to expose its benefits for the consolidation of excellence research of the different autonomous communities.

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Bilbao, 19-22 SEPT 2019: Dolores Bueno in "Naukas" with the "Show your rare!" talk

Naukas Bilbao is one of the greatest event in Science Communication in Spain. This year the 9th edition of Naukas will take place in Bilbao, from 19 to 22 September 2019, at the Palacio Euskalduna, which can host an audience of more than 2,000 people! This year, the Nanomol Group researcher Dolores Bueno, will give a talk about the project in which she is participating, Smart4Fabry. The talk is entitled "Share your rare!" and will be on Friday, 20 September, at 11:10 am. Good luck, Dolores!

Meetings Participation

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BCN, 16-17 SEPT 2019: Campus Gutenberg 2019 "Del laboratori al prime time: com aconseguir que la recerca accedeixi un plató de televisió"

The culture and science communication conference Campus Gutenberg-CosmoCaixa will present this year a programme with more than 50 science communication and outreach activities. The event will take place on 16-17 September at CosmoCaixa. One of the workshops, organized by science communicators of different research centers (including ICMAB) will challenge the participants to bring some research results to the TV:  Del laboratori al prime time: com aconseguir que la recerca accedeixi un plató de televisió”. Are you ready?

Meetings Participation

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Three "Joves i Ciència" doing research in materials science at the ICMAB: superconductors, photovoltaics and MOFs

This year the ICMAB hosted three (3) students from the program "Joves i Ciència" from Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera: Carla París, Teresa Echevarría and Benet Fité. They came to our Institute to do some research stays with some of our researchers, in the fields of superconducting materials, solar cells, and metal-organic-frameworks (MOFs). And they dit SUCH a great job!

Visits and open doors

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The 9th Edition of the European Conference on Boron Chemistry (EuroBoron9) will be in Barcelona!

The 9th European Conference on Boron Chemistry (EuroBoron9) will take place in Barcelona in 2022, and will be organized by ICMAB researchers, Rosario Núñez and Jose Giner. This year, on 24-28 June 2019, the researchers from the Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Lab (LMI) participated in EuroBoron8 in Montpellier, presenting many posters and oral communications. 

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Rome, 2-4 Dec 2019: PBSi 2019: International Conference on Phosphorus, Boron and Silicon

The International Conference On Phosphorus, Boron and Silicon – PBSi 2019 will take place in Rome on 2-4 December 2019. From chemistry to catalysis, materials, biology, and medicine, from theory to application, the main target of this conference is to gather Researchers and Experts in Phosphorus, Boron and Silicon community in order to provide all participants with the latest progress and inputs recorded in each field.

Meetings Organization

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Clara Viñas and Francesc Teixidor, co-authors of the "Handbook of Boron Science"

Clara Viñas and Francesc Teixidor, from the Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Book, have written Chapter 5 of Volume 1 of the "Handbook of Boron Science". The chapter is entitled: "Halogenated Icosahedral Carboranes: A Platform for Remarkable Applications". The handbook counts with 4 volumes, the first one being "Boron in Organometallic Chemistry". The handbook is edited by Narayan S Hosmane (Northern Illinois University, USA) andRobert Eagling.

Books and articles

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