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Setmana de la Ciència 2019: Participate in the Science Week 2019 with the ICMAB! #SC19

In the framework of the Science Week (Setmana de la Ciència) celebrated between 8-17 November 2019, there will we a whole bunch of scientific outreach activities throughout the territory. More than 100 CSIC research centers and institutes have programmed more than 350 activities (around 50 of them in Catalunya), and other research centers, universities and institutions have organized plenty of things, including a great variety of activites: workshops, open days, live experiments, scientific tours, talks and seminars, theater, guided visits, exhibitions... At ICMAB we have prepared a bunch of activities. Do you want to join us?

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Are the Accompanying Cations of Doping Anions Influential in Conducting Organic Polymers? The Case of the Popular PEDOT

Dr. Isabel Fuentes, Dr. María José Mostazo‐López, Dr. Zsolt Kelemen, Prof. Dr. Vicente Compañ, Dr. Andreu Andrio, Prof. Dr. Emilia Morallón, Prof. Dr. Diego Cazorla‐Amorós, Prof. Dr. Clara Viñas, Prof. Dr. Francesc Teixidor. Chemistry A European Journal, 06 August 2019.  

Tuneable and low cost molecular electronics

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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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BCN, 8-10 NOV 2019: Talks and workshops about minerals and the periodic table at EXPOMINER!

For another year, the ICMAB will be present at EXPOMINER (8-10 November, Palau 1, Fira Barcelona), with more activities and talks! Come and listen to the amazing talks by our researchers Ana M. López Periago and Rosario Núñez. They will talk about the applications of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and boron-based comounds! And in our stand, you will have the opportunity to play with minerals and the periodic table, in this year, in which we commemorate the 150 anniversary of the Periodic Table of Dmitri Mendeleev! Don't miss it!

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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). 

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Welcome Genís Guillem at ICMAB!

Hi, I'm Genís Guillem from Sabadell. I am in the last course of de the degree in Physics and Chemistry of the UAB and I will be making my TFG in chemistry in the ICMAB.
The photography is taken near the Old Man of Storr on the isle of Skye in Scotland. It was a short and pleasant hike.

 

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The ICMAB at the Barcelona Maker Faire 2019 with 3Doodler nanostructures!

This year, the Maker Faire Barcelona took place the weekend of 5-6 October in a new location: at the NAU BOSTIK, in the neighborhood of La Sagrera in Barcelona. The space was perfect for this kind of event, full of artists, inventors, creativity and sustainability. We felt really good there! From the ICMAB, Andrés Gómez and Anna May did two rounds of the workshop "Printing nanomaterials with 3Doodler" and gathered around 12-15 participants in each round. Thank you to the Maker Faire for counting on us!

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PhD position in the field of High Temperature Superconductors in the framework of an ERC project at the ICMAB

The Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group at the ICMAB is looking for a PhD candidate to carry out the PhD thesis in the field of "Vortex physics in the overdoped state of High Temperature Superconductors”. The project will be in the framework of the ERC-Advanced Grant ULTRASUPERTAPE, and ERC-Proof-of-Concept Grant IMPACT, with Prof. Teresa Puig. 

PHD FELLOWS

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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. 

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Judit Morlà and Andrés Gómez are "Researchers in your classroom" for the European Researchers' "Morning"

In the morning of Thursday, 26 September 2019, Judith Morlà, TecnioSpring researcher at the Nanomol Group, and Andrés Gómez, Senior Technician at the Scanning Probe Microscopy Lab, became "A researcher in your classroom": they went to give some science talks to two high schools, in the framework of the European Researchers' Night

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Welcome Xavi Marcó at ICMAB!

Heyo! I'm Xavi from Barcelona. I'm a chemistry student who will be doing his TFG at ICMAB working with magnetic metamaterials. I consider myself a cheerful person and I love music and cheese above all. One of my dreams is to bring science to the people and make it interesting enough to make them learn and be entertained via Youtube videos or so. See you around!

 

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A new Helium Liquefier has entered the ICMAB "We will be able to satisfy between 90-95 % of our Helium needs"

We have a new Helium Liquefier! With the new ATL 160 QuantumDesign equipment, we will be able to satisfy between 90-95 % of our Helium needs (now we were around 60 %). We use liquid Helium at the Low Temperatures and Magnetometry Service, since magnetic measurements are carried out at extremely low temperatures (5 K!). Liquid Helium is used as a refrigerant. 

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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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Welcome Alba Martos at ICMAB!

Hello! I'm Alba Martos, a chemistry student at UAB. I'll be staying at ICMAB for a few months, investigating and elaborating my degree's final project.

 

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The ICMAB at the "Welcome to the Nanoworld" at Cosmocaixa for the Researchers' Night

The European Researchers’ Night, since its firs edition in 2005, brings science, technology and researchers closer to the general public on the last Friday of September. The ICMAB participated in this year's edition with talks, workshops and a dramatised lecture at the event organized at CosmoCaixa Science Museum in Barcelona, and in the CSIC "Residència d'Investigadors". 

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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. 

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Great success of "Madame Châtelet" for the European Researchers Night in Cosmocaixa

During the European Researchers' Night celebrated on Friday, 27 September 2019 in Cosmocaixa Barcelona (Nit Jove de la Recerca), the representation of the dramatised lecture "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram Followers" was held (twice!) with a great amount of people in the audience! We could expland the knowledge of great women scientists to all those who came to see the Châtelet team in action!

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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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We are hiring! New PhD positions with FPI and Severo Ochoa contracts!

The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities opens the call, from 17 October to 7 November 2019, to the Predoctoral Contrats: FPI (Formación Personal Investigador) and Severo Ochoa contracts (for Severo Ochoa centers). See the ICMAB projects and apply! We have many projects related to functional materials for energy, electronics and biomedicine applications for you!

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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.

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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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The #Matheroes exhibition at the Biblioteca Vapor Badia (Sabadell)

"Matheroes" is a scientific project designed by the ICMAB-CSIC in collaboration with the FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología). The project counts with an exhibiton of 5 Supermaterials that are now presented in the "Biblioteca Vapor Badia" in Sabadell, from 7 October to 22 November 2019. Come to discover the materials of the future!

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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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CosmoCaixa, 19-20 OCT 2019: Explora els Minerals, de la Mina a la Taula Periòdica dels Elements

The weekend 19-20 October 2019, CosmoCaixa hosts the exhibition about minerals and the Periodic Table, in the framework of the celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Elements. The exhibition is entitled "Explora els Minerals: de la mina a la Taula Periòdica dels Elements" and will include several samples of minerals and some new materials and devices related with the chemical elements. Don't miss it!

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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.

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Welcome Jewel Ann Maria Xavier at ICMAB!

Hey, I'm Jewel and I am from India. I have joined as a PhD fellow in the Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Lab (LMI). I will be working with different nanoparticles and their characterization for various applications.
I enjoy reading, exploring places and trying new cuisines. I am a big movie fanatic and enjoy good company. Hope to meet everyone. Adieu!

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Welcome Yasmín Esqueda Barrón at ICMAB!

Hi, My name is Yasmin. I am 37 years old and I am a Mexican girl doing a postdoctoral stay in ICMAB. I work in the laser processing group with Dr. Angel Pérez del Pino using laser processing technique to improve the materials used for fabricate graphene electrodes useful for supercondenser applications.
This is a wonderful experience for me.

 

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Congratulations, Dr. Qianzhe Zhang, new ICMAB graduate!

We have a new Doctor at the ICMAB, Docor Qianzhe Zhang, from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Group (NN) at ICMAB, who defended his PhD thesis on Friday, 4 October 2019. His thesis, supervised by Dr. Martí Gich and Dr. Adrián Carretero was entitled "Microstructural Control of Epitaxial α-Quartz Films". Do you know what Qianzhe will miss the most? Continue reading!

PhD Congrats

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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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Congratulations, Dr. Juan Antonio Seijas, new ICMAB graduate!

Doctor Juan Antonio Seijas Bellido from the Theory and Simulation Group at ICMAB successfully defended his PhD thesis "Computational studies of thermal transport in functional oxides" last Thursday, 3 October 2019, at at the ICMAB. His supervisors were Dr. Riccardo Rurali (ICMAB) and Dr. Jorge Iñiguez (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).

PhD Congrats

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Anna Laromaine and the #Matheroes on TV ¡Qué animal! (La2 RTVE)

On Saturday, 5 October 2019, we could see in the programme ¡Qué animal! from La2 RTVE, the researcher Anna Laromaine, from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites group, talking about the "supermaterial" bacterial cellulose. The programme was about animals with superpowers, so our Matheroes: the supermaterials of the future, were also featured in it! Thank you to all the ¡Qué animal! team!

TV

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Welcome Laura Fuentes at ICMAB! (and at IMB-CNM!)

Hello, I'm Laura from Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) and there I did my degree in chemistry, I specialized in electrochemistry with an interuniversity master's degree in Cordoba, although part of that time I was in Alicante.
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