El proyecto europeo Nextgem estudia los campos electromagnéticos de radiofrecuencia en relación con la salud
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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).
Núria Aliaga-Alcalde and Martí Gich have been honoured with European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept (PoC) grants valued at €150,000 each.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gerard Tobias-Rossell and Mariano Campoy-Quiles have been granted with European Research Council Proof of Concept (ERC PoC) grants worth 150,000 € each.
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 10th ALBA beamline is fully operational and recently hosted its first experiment from expert users: researchers from ICMAB-CSIC involved in the PTI+ Transener studied different type of materials for batteries. NOTOS is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
In total, 26 African women scientists have been selected to develop their own projects in different leading research centers in Spain.
ICMAB participates for the first time in the “Science by Women” program, one of the Fundación Mujeres por África longest-running programs. In its seventh edition, a total of 26 African women scientists have been selected to develop their own projects in different leading research centers in Spain, who host them in one their research groups for 6 months.
The second call of the Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) within the Smart FUNctional materials for a better FUTURE (FUNFUTURE) Severo Ochoa Programme boosts 10 new frontier-research projects.
The ICMAB Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group is implementing an experimental platform at the NCD-SWEET beamline at ALBA Synchrotron to study the in situ growth of low-cost and ultrafast superconducting tapes.
The project explores the unparalleled magnetic properties of metasurfaces.
The project comes from the collaboration of ICMAB Researchers and groups from the UAB and UB.
Electrochemical capacitors, or supercapacitors, are one of the key technologies being researched in the field of energy storage.
A cornerstone of the large-scale implementation of renewable energies, electrochemical storage solutions that can store large amounts of energy are necessary to implement renewable energy, smart energy distribution grids, efficient electric transport, as well as mobile and autonomous devices.
StoRIES, the Storage Reseach Infrastructure Ecoy-System, a new Euopean project network, officially kicked off last 25 November 2021 in Ulm, Germany.
The selected projects will receive more than 670.000 € all together to develop proof of concept’ for different technologies.
The first call for Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects within the Smart FUNctional materials for a better FUTURE (FUNFUTURE) Severo Ochoa Programme boosts 7 new collaborative projects.
The FIP are an internal call of proposals for researchers of the Institute aimed for the development of both experimental and theoretical frontier interdisciplinary research projects through the exploration of innovative and radical novel ideas, the development of new methodologies or the reinterpretation of already established paradigms in the field of new functional materials.
Launch of the cross-european PHOENIX project, which will provide a new infrastructure available to research laboratories, SMEs and start-ups to facilitate the transfer of nano-pharmaceuticals from the laboratory to clinical practice. PHOENIX will have a duration of 4 years and a total budget of 14.45 million euros. Two CSIC Institutes, ICMAB (CSIC) and INMA (CSIC-UNIZAR), and one CSIC spin-off, Nanomol Technologies, participate in the project.
Unit U6 of NANBIOSIS (Biomaterial Processing and Nanostructuring Unit) has expanded its capabilities with two new instruments for the characterization unit. The new equipment will allow the characterization of some physico-chemical properties of different nanomaterials.
ICMAB participates in a project that wants to significantly improve the energy density, cost and sustainability of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Batteries with such improved parameters are highly sought-after in the growing electric vehicle (EV) industry.
The European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme intends to align research and development activities in the fields of energy storage.
The ICMAB will be the host institution of four new postdoctoral researchers within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF) H2020 programme, granted by the European Commission.
The program offers a mentor to PhD researchers to aid them during this part of their career.
ICMAB Researchers are collaborating with others around the world. These three projects related to energy applications will receive funding to take their research further than they could before.
The AGenT Postdoctoral Programme is an European H2020 Marie Sklodowska COFUND that offers training opportunities for researchers at CRAG and other associated partner organizations like ICMAB. The AGenT programme will aims to improve career prospects for plant and farm animal researchers in Europe and contribute to the their training in the areas of plant and agricultural sciences.
We are very happy to announce that the NFFA-Europe project that enables the use of shared research infrastrucures in nanoscience and nanotechnology will continue during the next years as NFFA-Europe Pilot (NEP). The project, in which the ICMAB participates as partner, will be strengthened bya new consortium with third parties, which will enhance the impact on European research.
The project “Targeted Quatsome nanocarriers for the delivery of microRNA for neuroblastoma therapy” (TAG-SMARTLY), coordinated by Nora Ventosa from the Nanomol Group at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), has been selected for a valorization program from the Biomedical Research Networking Center - Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN).
Training of young researchers in the field of materials science for energy applications receives funding from the European Commission. The ICMAB-CSIC is one of the eleven partners of this MSCA-ITN international project that aims to advance in the field of organic thermoelectrics.