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Pol Sallés has been awarded with a "la Caixa" INPhINIT (MSCA COFUND) grant to come to the ICMAB to start his PhD Thesis with researcher Mariona Coll in the field of perovskites for solar cells. Congratulations, Pol!
If you are considering to carry out a postdoc, come to the ICMAB with one of "la Caixa" Postdoctorate Junior Leader Fellowships!
Incoming: 30 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities, to conduct a research project at accredited centres with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu excellence award, Institutos de Investigación Sanitaria Carlos III or units qualified as "excellent" by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.
Retaining: 15 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities to carry out research at any university or research centre in Spain and Portugal.
It's time to meet Zsolt Kelemen, our #MSCA IF Fellow of the Week! Zsolt is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory of Inorganic Materials and Catalysis group, and he is working in the framework of the Tuning COPs project. Congratulations, Zsolt!
The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture:
October 9, 2019, is the World Nanotechnology Day. The working group on "Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology" of the Advanced Materials Cluster (Clúster de Materials Avançats de Catalunya) has decided to present on that day the platform NanoHUB.cat. The LEITAT will host the event, which will take place from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
Jesús Carrete, Miquel López-Suárez, Martí Raya-Moreno, Anton S. Bochkarev, Miquel Royo, Georg K. H. Madsen, Xavier Cartoixà, Natalio Mingod and Riccardo Rurali*. Nanoscale, 2019,11, 16007-16016
The CSIC in Catalunya and the CSIC "Residència d'Investigadors" organize a cycle about cinema and science during October-November 2019 to celebrate the 150 years of the Periodic Table. The films that will be shown (for free!) are: "Marie Curie", Temple Grandin", "Wall-E" and "Her". All the films will be on Friday at 6:00 pm, and will be introduced by a CSIC researcher.
Wiley celebrates the International Year of the Periodic Table with an interactive Periodic Table of books devoted to each one of the elements! In the case of Boron, the featured book is "Boron-Based Compounds: Potential and Emerging Applications in Medicine" edited by Evamarie Hey-Hawkins and Clara Viñas Teixidor.
Hi there! I am Ariana Roldán, a Chemical Engineer who is developing her Master’s thesis at ICMAB. I feel attracted to the world of engineering, more specifically, the one related to chemistry and biology. For this reason, I decided to broaden my knowledge by studying the master's degree in biological and environmental engineering. It brings together some of the fundamentals that I need to achieve my goal, which is being part of a scientific breakthrough. I am delighted to be able to contribute my experience in the field of drug nanoencapsulation being part of Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites group. I am looking forward to learn as much as possible from this opportunity.
The ICMAB stands in solidarity with the global climate strike and supports global climate mobilizations.
The PhD Researcher Juan Antonio Seijas Bellido from the Theory and Simulation Group at ICMAB will defend his PhD thesis on Thursday, 3 October 2019, at 11 am at the ICMAB
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!
Postdoctoral position at the LMGP Laboratory in Grenoble: Oxide thin films for energy harvesting and storage micro-devices
Raphael Pfattner*, Elena Laukhina*, Laura Ferlauto, Laura Ferlauto, Fabiola Liscio, Silvia Milita, Anna Crespi, Victor Lebedev, Marta Mas-Torrent, Vladimir Laukhin, Concepció Rovira, Jaume Veciana*. ACS Appl. Electron. Mater.2019XXXXXXXXXX-XXX. Publication Date:August 7, 2019
Hello everyone! My name is Leonardo and will join as a postdoc in the Nanopto group, working on the development of strong-coupling plasmonic materials under the project ENLIGHTMENT. I come from Italy, but I spent the last 7 years working abroad between Europe and the United States. Outside the lab I am an avid rock climber, a guitar player, and I enjoy hiking. I am looking forward to join the ICMAB family. See you all around!
The journal "Superconductor Science and Technology" published the Viewpoint by Xavier Obradors entitled "High critical current nanocomposite REBa2Cu3O7 (RE = rare earth) tapes: towards a new era of ultra-high field magnetism". The article is about the generation of high magnetic fields with the new superconducting materials that are being studied at the ICMAB, among other places.
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.
The PhD Researcher Qianzhe Zhang from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Group (NN) at ICMAB will defend his PhD thesis on Friday, 4 October 2019, at 10:30 am at the ICMAB
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
ICMAB (Barcelona) and ICMA (Zaragoza) offer one PhD position in the framework of the project "X-ray detectors based on Transition-Edge Sensors: optimization of a pixel and development of arrays”. The PhD thesis will aim at characterizing the detectors, performing electrothermal modeling and studying the physics behind the superconducting transition.
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.
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!
Congratulations Dr. Fangchang Tan for successfully defending your PhD Thesis on "Carborane bis-pyridylalcohols as Globular and Flexible Linkers for Coordination Polymers: From Bulk Crystals to 2D Ultrathin Nanosheets". If you want to know more about Flavia's PhD thesis, read more below!
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!
Congratulations to Dr. Arpita Saha for successfully defending her PhD Thesis on "Tuning the properties of quantum nanocrystals and magnetic nanoparticles using spherical ligands: carboranes and metallacarboranes". If you want to know more about Arpita and her stay at the ICMAB, read more below!
Mayte Gómez-Castaño, Mayte Gómez-Castaño, Andrés Redondo-Cubero, Lionel Buisson, Jose Luis Pau, Agustin Mihi, Serge Ravaine, Renaud A. L. Vallée*, Abraham Nitzan, Maxim Sukharev*. Nano Lett. 2019, 19, 8, 5790-5795
Do you want to joing our Communication & Outreach team? If you are interested in science communication, apply for this job offer! The call is open through the "Garantía Juvenil" programme within the CSIC 2019 call.
Calls for different awards are now open! Here we list them and give you the links with all the information:
Hi! My name is Ivan, I am from Barcelona and I am a Physicist with a master in Nanoscience&Nanotechnologies. I'll be joining the group Nanopto, specifically, I'll work on the project "Sensoraïm". The project aims to develop an organic thermoelectric energy harvester device which will power sensors for smart monitoring of viticulture. The aim is to enhance the quality of wine!
I enjoy traveling, hiking, photography and recently I've joined a Volleyball club!
The Fundación General CSIC (FGCSIC) has been organising several editions of the Course of Good Scientific Practices (CBPC) for the past year, aimed at promoting awareness and training in scientific integrity and good practices among those who start research at the CSIC. The next edition of the course will be held on 21-24 October 2019 in Casa de la Ciencia (Valencia). Regiser before 4 October 2019!
Hi! My name is Nerea Murugarren and I am studying Biochemistry in the University Autonomous of Barcelona. I decided to do the practical work for my last degree year in the ICMAB as I found interesting the research field of the group "Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites".
I consider myself as a friendly person so I will be pleased to get to know people while I am there.
Finally, I attached a photo from my last holiday in Egypt. See you!
Enric Menéndez, Veronica Sireus, Alberto Quintana, Ignasi Fina, Blai Casals, Rafael Cichelero, Mikko Kataja, Massimiliano Stengel, Gervasi Herranz, Gustau Catalán, Maria Dolors Baró, Santiago Suriñach, and Jordi Sort. Phys. Rev. Applied 12, 014041 – Published 23 July 2019.
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.
The 10th edition of the "Ideas Generation Program" (Programa Generació d'Idees) is special since it is part of a broader initiative to solve smart food challenges. Innovations can be implemented in the production, processing, packaging or consumption of the whole food industry. Any ideas? Registration is open until October 1, 2019.
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!
Hi! I'm Alper, a PhD student from Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. I will be working as a guest researcher with Prof. Carmen Ocal's group, Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces, on synthesis and characterization of organic semiconductor thin films. Cheers!
Hi, my name is Clemens Lindermeir from Wolfenbüttel, Germany. I am eighteen years old and joined the ICMAB to do an internship for a year. In Germany I study chemical engineering at the Clausthal University of Technology. Apart from that I enjoy being outdoors, riding motorcycle and playing my guitar. I am also a big fan of travelling. During my stay I`d like to learn Spanish (and maybe Catalan) fluently and I will keep looking for new experiences and friends to spend time with.
Nadejda Davydova, Xavier R. Rodriguez, Carlos Blázquez, Andrés Gómez,* Igor Perevyazko, Judith Guasch,* Vladimir Sergeev, Elena Laukhina,* Imma Ratera and Jaume Veciana. RSC Adv., 2019,9, 15402-15409.
The Plant Nanohealing Technology, jointly developed by CRAG and ICMAB-CSIC researchers, is currently being tested by the company Forestal Catalana.
Mathieu Mirjolet, Hari Babu Vasili, LLuís López‐Conesa, Sònia Estradé, Francesca Peiró, José Santiso, Florencio Sánchez, Pamela Machado, Pierluigi Gargiani, Manuel Valvidares, Josep Fontcuberta. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, 1904238.