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The project "Matheroes: Supermaterials, the heroes of the future" will be presented at the European Researchers Night in Zaragoza

"Matheroes" is a scientific culture project designed by the ICMAB-CSIC in collaboration with the FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología) - Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades. The project will be presented on Friday, 28 September, in CaixaForum Zaragoza, within the programme of the European Reseachers Night (La Noche Europea de los Investigadores), coordinated by Esciencia. 

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Mariona Coll, scientist with GLAMOUR

The October issue of GLAMOUR, the most read magazine among women and female teenagers in Spain, publishes the interview to seven Spanish female researchers discussing on gender balance and the difficulties to do research in Spain. Mariona Coll, a chemist from ICMAB, is one of them.

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ICMAB PhD Programme Severo Ochoa fellowships 2018-2019

Within the Severo Ochoa programme, 4 PhD fellowships are offered by the ICMAB-CSIC for the academic year 2018-2019. Check out the available projects and apply now! Deadline for application: October 11, 2018.

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"El reto de ser científicas y madres" by Valentina Raffio in El Periódico

On Monday, 24 September, this article appeared in the printed version in the newspaper "El Periódico", both in the Spanish and Catalan version. The article is written by the journalist Valentina Raffio, and features two ICMAB researchers, Teresa Puig and Marta Mas-Torrent, in the framework of the project #LasCientíficasCuentan, an initiative by CSIC-Brussels and funded by the FECYT. We transcribe here the text. 

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"Ferroelectrically tunable magnetic skyrmions in ultrathin oxide heterostructures" by Lingfei Wang (Friday, 28 SEPT 2018)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Invited Seminar

Ferroelectrically tunable magnetic skyrmions in ultrathin oxide heterostructures

by Lingfei WANG, Institute for Basic Science (IBS) / Seoul National University (South Corea)

Friday, 28 September 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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IEC, 26 SEPT 2018: Feynman i els seus diagrames: una aportació clau a la teoria quàntica de camps by Dr. Albert Bramon

The inaugural conference of the 2018-2019 course of the Societat Catalana de Física will be "Feynman i els seus diagrames: una aportació clau a la teoria quàntica de camps aportacions fonamentals" by Dr. Albert Bramon, Emeritus Professor of the Physics Department of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). 

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Congratulations to Dr. Bohores Villarejo, new ICMAB graduate!

Dr. Bohores Villarejo defended his PhD thesis on "Synthesis of defect free YBa2Cu3O7-x films over 1µm by CSD using Inkjet Printing" on Friday, 14 September 2018, with great success, surrounded by his friends, family and colleagues! Congratulations!

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The ICMAB was present at the #CGutenberg18 with a role play workshop on institutional communication

"Comunicació Institucional: un joc d'estratègia". This was the title of the LAB IDEAS workshop at Campus Gutenberg 2018, which Anna May Masnou, Communication Officer at ICMAB, organized together with seven other Communication Officers of  research centers and institutions of the UAB Campus: Alexandra Canet (CVC), Àlex Argemí (ICN2), Pere Figuerola (ICP), Sebastián Grinschpun (IFAE), Isabel Lopera (ICTA), Ona Tribó (PRUAB) and Gemma Ortiga (PRUAB).

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2nd Call of the DOC-FAM MSCA COFUND project for 12 ESR Fellowships

The Second Call of the COUFND Marie Skłodowska-Curie DOCtoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials (DOC-FAM) will open on October 8, 2018. In this call, a total of 12 fellowships are available to Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) in order to conduct a PhD in one of the research centers involved in the programme, for a total of 36 months. 

Deadline for application: November 30, 2018.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme 2018, Junior Leader “la Caixa” at ICMAB

33 postdoctoral fellowships at Universities and Research Centres of Spain are offered through the Junior Leader Programme from “la Caixa”, which is aimed at hiring excellent researchers —of any nationality— who wish to continue their research career in the Spanish territory on any discipline. At ICMAB we will be happy to host postdoctoral researchers from this program. You can check about ICMAB research programs and groups at our website. Deadline: 26 September 2018 

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The CSIC Gender Equality Certificate to the ICMAB was delivered by the CSIC President, Rosa Menéndez to Xavier Obradors

On Monday, 17 September 2018, Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director, and Riccardo Rurali, Deputy Director and President of the Gender Equality Committee at the ICMAB, received the CSIC Gender Equality Certificate (Distintivo de Igualdad de Género del CSIC) by the CSIC President, Rosa Menéndez and by Rafael Rodrigo, General Secretary of Scientific Policy Coordination from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, in Madrid. 

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ICMAB, 17-20 SEPT 2018: MATENER 2018: Severo Ochoa Summer School on Materials for Energy

On 17-20 September ICMAB will host the MATENER 2018: Severo Ochoa Summer School on Materials for Energy. This summer school is addressed to last year undergraduate, master and PhD students, who are interested in the development of materials with energy applications, such as photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, batteries or superconducting materials. Download the book of abstracts and the programme in the school website!

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Little scientists for a day: great Kids' Day at ICMAB 2018!

On Wednesday, 5 September, the ICMAB staff could bring their children, their grandchildren, and even their nephews and nieces to spend a morning at our centre full of scientific activities for another edition of the Kids Day!

In the end, more than 75 kids of ages between 1 and 17 joined us! Many volunteers from the ICMAB helped out during the day, organizing the activities and taking care of the kids. Thank you all for your great collaboration and participation!

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BCN, 28-29 SEPT 2018: The European Researchers Night is back!

The European Researchers' Night (Nit Europea de la Recerca) is celebrated throughout Europe on the last Friday of September, with the aim of bringing science, research and technology closer to the public. In Catalonia, under the theme "Research, heritage of all", outreach activities will take place on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September in Barcelona, ​​Tarragona, Lleida, Girona, Blanes and Vic, among other places.

The ICMAB will participate with some highschool talks on Friday morning, with a nanoscience workshop and a Speaker's Cornet talk in CosmoCaixa on Friday evening, and in the Biblioteca Sagrada Família on Saturday morning with "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers".

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Girona, 20 SEPT 2018: "New challenges in chemistry: nanovesicles and biologic control of pests"

On Thursday, 20 September, Dra. Nora Ventosa, researcher at the NANOMOL group at ICMAB, and member of the Catalan Society of Chemistry (SCQ) will participate in the event organized by the SCQ and the University of Girona (UdG) at the Science Building of the UdG: "New challenges in chemistry: nanovesicles and biologic control of pests" (Jornada sobre nous reptes en química: nanovesícules i control biològic de plagues). 

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We're hiring! Postdoc in Radical Dendrimers as Contrast Agents for MRI

The group of Dr. José Vidal, in the NANOMOL group is looking for a "Posdoctoral Researcher in Radical Dendrimers as Contrast Agents for MRI". 
The appointment has an initial duration of 1 year, starting in Oct 2018. 

The activities of the successful candidate will focus on the synthesis and characterization of radical dendrimers and their study as paramagnetic contrast agent for Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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The International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) in Bologna gathers many ICMAB researchers working on the batteries of the future

Many ICMAB researchers from the Solid State Chemistry group are presenting their research on novel batteries configuations and electrochemistry at the 69th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) that takes places in Bologna (Italy) from 2 to 7 September 2018. 

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Extremely sensitive radiation detectors to explore the universe in the forthcoming ESA space missions

Dr. Lourdes Fàbrega, from the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), leads the development in Spain of a special type of sensors that can detect very small changes in temperature and that will be used in the forthcoming European space missions.

These sensors are extremely sensitive and miniaturized microcalorimeters, like small thermometers, that can detect even the energy of one single photon.

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"Functions from flaws: Devices that harness vacancies and deficiencies in oxide thin films" by Dr. Sharath Sriram (Wed, 12 Sept 2018)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Invited Seminar

Functions from flaws: Devices that harness vacancies and deficiencies in oxide thin films

by Dr. Sharath SRIRAM,RMIT University, Australia

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 @ 10 am
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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Marta Mas-Torrent and Teresa Puig, ERC researchers, in #LasCientíficasCuentan

The project "Las Científicas Cuentan" is an initiative of the CSIC Delegation in Brussels financed by the FECYT. The aim of the project is to bring basic science to the general public, through the story of women scientists who have been awarded with a ERC project during the past years. From the ICMAB, Marta Mas-Torrent (ERC-Starting Grant) and Teresa Puig (ERC-Advanced Grant) participate in the project.

The presentation will be on Wednesday, September 19 in Barcelona with a talk by Teresa Puig on superconducting materials (7 pm).

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The SCQ-IEC Research Project Awards bring two students to the ICMAB for a scientific internship

The "Societat Catalana de Química" (SCQ-IEC) organizes every year the contest on the best research chemistry projects for secondary school students (Premis als Treballs de Recerca de Batxillerat dins l'Àmbit de la Química). The award for the finalist students is a two-week scientific internship in a Catalan research center or university during July 2018. 

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The ICMAB website: the most visible of the CSIC

According to the Ranking Web of Research Centers, the ICMAB has the most visible website of all the CSIC research centers and units. In addition, the ICMAB website has raised to the 2nd position in the global ranking (in 2017 it was in the 4th place, and in 2016 in the 13th), from a total of 138. 

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The Severo Ochoa call in the press - What is excellence in research?

Following the provisional resolution of this year's Severo Ochoa Centers of Excellence call, there has been a hustle and bustle in the press and in the social networks regarding the criteria of excellence of the Severo Ochoa programme, and the fact that the ICIQ (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia) is not within the selected members. 

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