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The "Matheroes" project selected as an innovative action by FECYT

We are happy to announce that FECYT has selected the "Matheroes: Supermaterials, the heroes of the future" project to be part of the eighth edition of the catalog of "Innovative practices in scientific culture". 

The "Innovative practices in scientific culture" catalog includes a selection of activities that FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología) has considered as unique in science outreach and science communicatin. It includes innovative and high quality actions that highlight for some of their aspects: their new formats, the strategic objectives they pursue, the specific public they are aimed at, their high impact on the participants, the invomvement of scientific and non-scientific agents, to name a few. 

ICMAB Awards, Breaking News, Outreach & Dissemination

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Mariano Campoy-Quiles and Xabier Rodríguez-Martínez, co-authors of the study, in their lab | ICMAB

Machine learning to predict the performance of organic solar cells

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In this study, researchers have demonstrated that by feeding machine-learning algorithms with high-throughput experimental datasets, it is possible to retrieve predictive models for the performance of organic solar cells.

Press Release, Top Science Results, Breaking News, 2021

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A photon reverses the binary 0/1 state of a memory device

Storing information with light

New photo-ferroelectric materials allow to store information in a non-volatile way using light stimulus. The idea is to create energy efficient memory devices with high performance and versatility to face the challenges of the current society.
 
The study has been publishd in Nature Communications by Josep Fontcuberta and co-workers and opens a path towards further investigations on this phenomenon and to neuromorphic computing applications. 

Press Release, Breaking News, 2021

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New COVER in "Organometallics" on boron-based antimicrobial and antifungal agents

The Organometallics journal (ACS Publications) features in its COVER the recently published article "Metallacarborane Assemblies as Effective Antimicrobial Agents, Including a Highly Potent Anti-MRSA Agent" by ICMAB researcher, Clara Viñas and co-workers from ICMAB, Universitat de Girona, Universidad de Córdoba and Durham University (UK).

Cover, Top Science Results, Breaking News, 2020

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Jordi Floriach Clark, new SCN2 Communication Manager, and Pamela Machado, new SCN2 President | ICMAB

New SCN2 Direction Board with two ICMABers: Pamela Machado and Jordi Floriach Clark

Título Artículo: New SCN2 Direction Board with two ICMABers: Pamela Machado and Jordi Floriach Clark

Pamela Machado, ICMAB PhD fellow, is the new President of the Catalan Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SCN2), and Jordi Floriach Clark, ICMAB MSc fellow, is the new Communication Manager. They both start this new role in the SCN2 with a lot of enthusiasm and exciting future plans!

Appointments, Breaking News, 2020

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Open call for Severo Ochoa FUNFUTURE Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) 2020 at ICMAB

A new internal competitive call for Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) within the Severo Ochoa "Smart Functional Materials for a Better Future" (FUNFUTURE) is now open. The call, open to all ICMAB researchers, either individually or collaborative, has two modalities: “Exploration of novel ideas and methodologies” and “Proof-of-concept”. We encourage all researchers to participate. Deadline is 21 Dec 2020. 

Project Calls, Breaking News, 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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Announcement of a public-private investment fund for the promotion of knowledge transfer

Councillor Ramon Tremosa visited the facilities of the ALBA Synchrotron with its director, Caterina Biscari, on 16 November 2020. After the visit, they both met with several Directors of other research centers in the area, including ICMAB Director Xavier Obradors. During the meeting the announcement of the Government's intention to create a public-private investment fund to promote the knowledge transfer of the research in Catalonia was made. 

Top Science Results, Breaking News, 2020

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27-28 Nov 2020: Are you ready for the Researchers' Night in Catalonia?

Many of the activities confirmed for the event, which will take place on November 27-28, 2020, can already be found on the website of the Researchers' Night in Catalonia. The programme includes both online and face-to-face activities organized by more than 50 entities throughout Catalonia. The ICMAB will collaborate in some of the activities programmed. Will you join us?

Fairies, Outreach Videos, Breaking News, 2020, Online

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Setmana de la Ciència 2020: Participate in the Science Week 2020 with the ICMAB! #SC20CAT

In the framework of the 25th Science Week (Setmana de la Ciència) celebrated this year between 14-29 November 2019, there will we a whole bunch of scientific outreach activities throughout the territory, although this year, due to the pandemic restrictions, most of them will be online. Do you want to join us?

Fairies, Breaking News, Outreach & Dissemination, 2020, Online

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Participate in the Matheroes Virtual Escape to help them achieve the SDGs

"Matheroes: The Box" is a science outreach project designed by the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) in collaboration with the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) - Ministry of Science and Innovation. Participants of the Virtual Escape will have to solve some problems and challenges related to the research in advanced materials for energy, electronics and health, to save the Matheroes from their prison and face the SDGs.  

Breaking News, Outreach & Dissemination, 2020, Online

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Mariona Coll and Ignasi Fina awarded with a Leonardo Grant (BBVA) to develop innovative and sustainable scientific projects

Leonardo Grants (BBVA Foundation) are intended to directly support personal projects of cultural researchers and creators in intermediate stages of their career, between 30 and 45 years of age, which are characterized by a highly innovative scientific, technological or cultural production. 

Staff Awards, New Projects, Breaking News, 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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