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El investigador italiano Leonardo Scarabelli se incorporará a la Universidad de Cantabria (UC) en los próximos meses para llevar a cabo su proyecto “Nanogrowdirect: Nanoparticles in Situ Surface Growth for Direct Fabrication of Functional Patterned Nanomaterials", que ha obtenido una financiación de más de 2 millones de euros en la convocatoria de ayudas Starting Grant del Consejo Europeo de Investigación (ERC), con una duración de 60 meses.
Teresa Puig and Joffre Gutierrez of the Superconducting Materials and Nanostructure at Large Scale (SUMAN) group will contribute to the advancement of quantum technologies for the search for dark matter axions.
The ALBA Synchrotron and the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) have opened a new laboratory addressed to study batteries and high temperature superconductors. The new facility, located at the ALBA Synchrotron premises, enables users of ALBA, including the important community of CSIC researchers, to significantly optimize experiments involving synchrotron light. The project was jointly funded by the CSIC PTI+ TransEner, funded by the European NextGeneration funds and the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, and ALBA.
Guasch's team's innovative work on hybrid hydrogels, enabling 3D cell cultures for cancer research applications, has been selected by the CaixaImpulse Innovation Programme to facilitate its introduction to the market.
The project is centred on advancing the fabrication of nanostructured surfaces through an innovative technique called "chemical contrast in situ growth" (CC-iSG).
The programme by Women for Africa Foundation is open to applications for visiting senior research fellowships, made possible through partnerships with Spanish Centers of Excellence, such as ICMAB. This programme offers a six-month opportunity for senior African women researchers, with a proposal submission deadline of September 30.
Núria Aliaga-Alcalde and Martí Gich have been honoured with European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept (PoC) grants valued at €150,000 each.
In the edition dedicated to infectious diseases, La Fundació La Marató funded one project with the participation of ICMAB researchers from the Nanomol-Bio group.
NANBIOSIS opens in June the 2nd competitive open call 2023 for its “Cutting-Edge Biomedical Solutions” and services. At ICMAB we host the U6 of NANBIOSIS: Biomaterial Processing and Nanostructuring Unit.
On 9-10 May 2023 the Battery 2030+ 3rd Annual Conference took place in Uppsala (Sweden) and as ICMAB we participated in the framework of the BIG-MAP project with IP M. Rosa Palacín.
On 15 May 2023, the first call for doctoral contracts within the DocFam+ (Doctoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials) MSCA-COFUND coordinated by ICMAB-CSIC will open.
DocFam+ is a 5-year doctoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials presented by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and coordinated through the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) in collaboration with several partner research institutions from the region, six of them contributing to the co-funding of the programme: Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM-CSIC), Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), High Energy Physics Institute (IFAE), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and ALBA Synchrotron.
The website for NABIHEAL, the EU-funded Horizon Europe project developing biomaterials for complex wound healing, is now online. Find out more about the project and what its impact will be, and browse the 14 partners from 7 countries to see how each contributes to the project’s objectives.
InCAEM, In Situ Correlative Facility for Advanced Energy Materials, is a new facility, now in construction at the ALBA Synchrotron premises, open to all the scientific community for studying advanced materials.
On Friday, 14 April 2023, more than 70 members from different Catalan research institutions attended a workshop where the facility was presented, and explored collaboration opportunities.
Sergi Riera-Galindo, ICMAB researcher, is the IP of this project awarded by the Barcelona City Council to young and emerging research projects.
The ceremony was held on Monday, 20 March at the Barcelona City Council (at the Saló de Cent) and a diploma was given to each researcher of the eighteen winning projects.
Sergi Riera's project is titled "Bus stop integrated organic photovoltaics (TERRA)" and is granted with 60,000 €. The project aims to integrate stable organic photovoltaics mini-modules on bus stops to power light devices for a future smart city.
These MSCA-Doctoral Newtork (DN) projects, announced by the European Commission, will allow 5 young researchers to carry out their PhD thesis at ICMAB in exciting topics related to materials science.
Muhammad Ahsan Saeed will work on indoor organic photovoltaics, Silvia Damerio on spintronic devices and Daniel Martin on organic electronic devices.
The Marie Sklodowska Curie (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) 2022 call results were announced by the European Commission in February 2023. The call will facilitate the incorporation of 1,235 experienced postdoctoral researchers to R+D institutions (research centers, universities, private and public organisation and small and medium-sized enterprises), 177of them in Spain, 31 of them at the CSIC, and 3 of them here at ICMAB.
More than one hundred CSIC scientists meet to promote the energy transition. ICMABers M. Rosa Palacín and Teresa Puig participate in the meeting.
Within the European PHOENIX-OITB project, there are several partners, including ICMAB, that join efforts to advance the development of peptide targeted nanoliposomes for Fabry rare disease treatment.
PHOENIX-OITB’s mission is to offer a Single-Entry-Point for a consolidated network of facilities, technologies, services and expertise for all the technology transfer aspects:
The project is funded within the "Strategic Lines Projects 2022" call of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation - Agencia Estatal de Investigación's State Program for the Promotion of Scientific-Technical Research and its Transfer.
The Horizon Europe project NABIHEAL, coordinated by the Center for Biomedical Research Network (CIBER) at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), was launched on 11-12 January 2023 in Barcelona with the first meeting of the international consortium, formed by 14 partners from 7 countries, including research centers, universities, and private companies.
From ICMAB, researcher Arántzazu González-Campo and her team participates in this new EIC Pathfinder Horizon Europe project.
The Horizon Europe SynEry project, coordinated by KU Leuven (Belgium), started its activity on April 2022 with the first meeting of the international consortium, formed by four partners, including ICMAB-CSIC.
On 17-18 November 2022, the ICMAB Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) visited the ICMAB to evaluate the research lines and the overall performance of the Institute.
ICMAB researchers were present in the NextGEM project meeting in CIMNE (Barcelona). The 48-month EU-funded NextGEM project, which was launched on the 1 July 2022, will ensure EU citizens’ healthy living and a safe working environment when employing existing and future EMF-based telecommunication technologies.
Two ICMAB reserachers from the NN group have been granted LLAVOR projects to develop novel electromagnetic wireless power transfer technologies in medical devices, and to see the effect of millimeter waves on the reverse-magnetization of ε-Fe2O3 films.
Our ICMAB reserachers have been granted with 4 PRODUCTE projects to advance in the treatment of corneal pathologies, ice-making industry, analysis of water contaminants and cancer therapy.
CLUE-H was Launched in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 22 September 2022. ICMAB particaptes in one of the four projects: the NextGEM project.
In the framework of the NanoResist TecnioSpring Industry project and the Mol4Bio project we received a visit from the "Tecnológico de Monterrey" in Mexico.
Gerard Tobias-Rossell and Mariano Campoy-Quiles have been granted with European Research Council Proof of Concept (ERC PoC) grants worth 150,000 € each.
The deadline is 30 September 2022 to apply for the 8th edition of this programme of the Women for Africa Foundation.
Hello, my name is Nwanya, Assumpta Chinwe from the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, Nigeria. I am a fellow of the 'Science by Women' programme from the Women for Africa Foundation at ICMAB-CSIC.
This summer school SURE 2022 on "Sustainable Materials for Renewable Energy Applications" was organized by two European associations: EPNOE and ESEIA, and ICMAB.
From ICMAB, researcher Agustín Mihi participates in this new EIC Pathfinder Horizon Europe project.
The Horizon Europe DYNAMO project, coordinated by the Optics Research Group of the Universitat Jaume I of Castelló (GROC), has started its activity with the first meeting of the international consortium, formed by fourteen partners and associated entities, including ICMAB.
The midterm meeting for this international doctoral programme in materials science was celebrated last week.