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Alejandro De Sousa & Nerea González receive Best Poster Awards at ElecMol 2021

2021-12-23 10:30:00

The two members of the NANOMOL Group received their recognitions in Lyon, France.

Eduardo Pérez del Río looking into a microscope in an ICMAB Lab, wearing a labcoat and latex gloves

CIBER-BBN awards Eduardo Pérez del Río for his work on 3D materials for immunotherapy

2021-12-21 15:00:00

ICMAB Researcher Eduardo Pérez del Río, from the Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) Group, has been awarded for one of the 4 best publications by young researchers of 2020, according to CIBER-BBN, an association of 45 research groups of excellence in the fields of bioengineering, biomatrials and biomedicine.

A picture of all the participants of the JPhD standing together.

One more year, the JPhD meeting breaks participation records!

2021-12-20 15:25:00

The #JPhD2021, an event entirely organized by PhD fellows, grows larger with each edition, surpassing the 100 participants!

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Xavier Obradors and the energy transition at the “Què és la normalitat?” seminar, organized by IDAEA

2021-12-16 08:00:00

The seminar “Què és la normalitat? Cursa cap a la transició energètica i un ús sostenible dels recursos naturals” will occur on 20 December 2021 at the Institut de Diagnosi Ambiental i Estudis de l’Aigua (IDAEA-CSIC).

Leonardo Scarabelli, Paul S. Weiss and Agustín Mihi

UCLA Prof. Paul S. Weiss visits the Institute

2021-12-03 17:00:00

The professor is collaborating with the NANOPTO Group in Nanoscale Precision for Energy Applications.

One of the laboratories at ICMAB. Two people behind a glass window watch a glove box.

ICMAB researchers granted with 6 Proof-of-Concept projects in the last AEI call

2021-12-01 13:00:00

The selected projects will receive more than 670.000 € all together to develop proof of concept’ for different technologies.

New workshop on the Fundamentals of Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM) Imaging and Spectroscopy

2021-11-29 08:00:00

This hybrid workshop will be happening on Wednesday, 15 December 2021 at ICMAB and Online! STEM2021 is organized by ICMAB Researcher Jaume Gázquez, from the MULFOX Group at ICMAB, and is aimed at PhD fellows and researchers who have little to no experience with STEM imaging techniques and want to incorporate them on their research.

Nora Ventosa (President of the TECNIO Association), Roger Torrent i Ramió (Conseller d'Empresa i Treball), Javier Lafuente (Rector UAB), Gemma Geis (Consellera de Recerca i Universitats). 

The TECNIO Research Association is born, chaired by Nora Ventosa

2021-11-10 08:00:00

Five CSIC groups are part of the new TECNIO Association, which aims to boost technology transfer in Catalonia.

Núria Aliaga-Alcalde, Laura Rodríguez-Cid, Concepción Domingo

Congratulations Dr. Laura Rodríguez, new ICMAB Graduate

2021-11-02 10:00:00

Doctor Laura Rodríguez from the Functional materials and surfaces (FunNanoSurf) and Solid State Chemistry (SSC) Group (ICMAB-CSIC), defended her PhD thesis titled "Synthesis and characterization of curcuminoids and their derived polymeric systems" on Friday, 22 September 2021 in a hybrid session. Congrats!

From left to right: Gregori Casals Mercadal, Marianne Impéror, Ana Espinosa de los Monteros Royo, Jan Grzelak, Martí Gich and Anna Roig

Congratulations Dr. Jan Grzelak, new ICMAB Graduate

2021-10-29 09:30:00

Doctor Jan Grzelak, from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) Group (ICMAB-CSIC), defended his PhD thesis titled "Magnetic and fluorescent mesoporous silica nanorods towards liver theranostic uses" on Friday, 22 September, 2021 in a hybrid session. Congrats!

A picture at a green garden with many people standing on line. In the middle, Jaume Veciana and Concepció Rovira.

Veciana & Rovira workshop honors the legacy of two of ICMABs remarkable researchers

2021-10-28 09:20:00

The hybrid event was stacked with talks and emotive moments.

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Happy Nanotechnology Day 2021!

2021-10-08 08:00:00

This festivity celebrates the smallest research with the biggest impact. We celebrate it by releasing our video on the ICMAB Scientific Equipment Platforms. Do you know them all?

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Get ready for the 6th PhD Scientific Meeting of the UAB! #JPhD2021

2021-09-23 16:20:00

Registrations to join this great event are now open! 

The 6th Edition of the Scientific Meeting of PhD Students at UAB campus #JPhD2021 will be celebrated on November 25-26 2021, as a hybrid even held both online and at the Faculty of Science of the UAB. The registration for this even is already open and you have until 15 October 2021 to send your application! Please follow the instructions on the website to submit your application.

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The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) celebrates its 50 anniversary!

2021-09-21 13:10:00

Its reactor has run more than 40.000 experiments since it was installed. Congratulations, ILL,50 years of neutrons!

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CSIC publishes its Annual Report for 2020

2021-09-17 08:15:00

All the information about what CSIC centers have achieved in a very complicated year. We highlight here some research results of ICMAB during 2020. 

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The European Researcher’s Night is back – and with presential activities!

2021-09-15 14:00:00

Many events to see between 22-24 September across Catalunya!

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New Cover in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C on how water nanofilms affect solid-medium interactions

2021-09-14 12:10:00

New front cover in “The Journal of Physical Chemistry C” for the article “Investigating the Ubiquitous Presence of Nanometric Water Films on Surfaces”.

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Open call for Severo Ochoa FUNFUTURE Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) 2021 at ICMAB

2021-09-09 09:30:00
A new internal competitive call for Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) within the Severo Ochoa "Smart Functional Materials for a Better Future" (FUNFUTURE) is now open. The call, open to all ICMAB researchers, either individually or collaborative, has two modalities: “Exploration of novel ideas and methodologies” and “Proof-of-concept”. Deadline is 3 October 2021.
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Common workflows for computing material properties with various quantum engines

2021-09-07 10:00:00

Use of simulations to predict material properties, a publication on npf Computational Materials, with the collaboration of the Theory and Simulation Research Unit at ICMAB, published on npj Computational Materials. 

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Expoquimia 2021 is right around the corner! Join the event on 14-17 September

2021-09-01 10:00:00

A crossover space between science and industry with a premium area for new materials, MAT 20-30.

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M. Rosa Palacín awarded with the International Battery Association (IBA) Research Award

2021-08-31 10:00:00

The ICMAB Deputy Director and Researcher, M. Rosa Palacín, receives this award for her significant contributions to battery research. The award comes in the context of the 2021 International Battery Association (IBA) Annual Meeting which will be celebrated on 24-29 October 2021 in Xiamen, China, an event that will bring together experts in the fields of electrochemistry, materials chemistry and energy chemistry, mathematical science and other battery related fields.

ICMAB Researcher M. Rosa Palacín, from the Solid State Chemistry (SSC) Group receives the IBA Research Award for her outstanding contributions and advances in electrochemical energy conversion and storage research.

Jaume Veciana and Concepció Rovira under the logo of the Journal of Materials Science C

The Journal of Materials Chemistry C publishes a themed issue in honor of Jaume Veciana and Concepció Rovira

2021-08-30 09:00:00

The compilation of papers on "materials for molecular electronics and magnetism" honors these ICMAB Researchers’ careers.

Nanomedicine for the topical treatment of complex wounds

2021-08-04 13:27:08

A study led by ICMAB-CSIC researchers has succeeded in developing a method, based on compressed CO2, for obtaining a nanomedicine based on nanoconjugates of human epidermal growth factors that could be of great interest for the topical treatment of complex wounds, particularly diabetic foot ulcers.

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Anna Solé, winner at the GEFES Research Awards for Undergraduate Students 2021 for her work in neouromorphic computing

2021-08-02 10:00:00

The award is given by The Condensed Matter Physics Division-GEFES of the Real Sociedad Española de Física.

Some of the judges (Nico Dix, Anna Crespi and Jordi Rius) examining the crystals at CRYSTALMATCH.

CRYSTALMATCH 2021: And the winner of the 1st ICMAB crystallization contest is…

2021-07-28 09:00:00

Discover the winners of the first CRYSTALMATCH and take a look at all the participants!

A sample of a flexible electrode.

ICMAB patent to obtain a flexible electrode receives a second Gold Medal at INVENTICA 2021

2021-07-27 10:00:00

The patent is yet to be licensed and could aid in the development of the supercapacitor industry.

Clara Viñas

Clara Viñas becomes a member of the Academia Europaea

2021-07-26 15:00:00

ICMAB Researcher Clara Viñas joins the organization in celebration of her outstanding achievements as a researcher in the area of Chemistry. 

A collection of strontium and vanadium oxide (SrVO3) metallic films of increasing thickness.| ICMAB-CSIC

A new theory to explain the transparency of metallic oxides

2021-07-23 10:00:00

The electrons of some metal oxides, due to their large effective mass when coupled with the ionic lattice of the material, cannot follow the electric field of light and allow it to pass through the material. Transparent and conductive materials are used in smartphone touch screens and solar panels for photovoltaic energy.

Watercolor sketch of the Table Tennis Tournament by Alejandro Santos

The 2021 ICMAB Summer Party celebrates the Institute’s 35 years!

2021-07-23 09:30:00

After last year’s party being cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, we were stoked to be able to finally celebrate again!

The 2021 ICMAB Party was celebrated after more than a year without live events due to the collective efforts to stop the spread of COVID. The party was not without changes, as it was celebrated entirely at ICMAB’s terrace to avoid concentrations of people inside. We celebrated on 16 July 2021 with many events, including the first CRYSTALMATCH contest, the awards ceremony for the FOTICMAB contest, the BEFORE&NOW photo activity, a tie dye workshop by Sara Ruiz, Nerea González and Lídia Ballell, a sketching workshop by Alejandro Santos, and the final of the Tennis Table tournament!

Jaume Veciana

Jaume Veciana receives recognition to his scientific career from the SCQ

2021-07-20 09:00:00

The award comes from the Societat Catalana de Química (SCQ) for his excellent scientific career in the area of chemistry. 

Winner of the Science category, photo by Bernat Bozzo

FOTICMAB 2021: And the winner is…

2021-07-16 16:25:00

We share the winners of this years’ FOTICMAB contest! Which one is your favorite?

Nanoinventions made by the students

Closing Nanoinventum 2021: awards and interview with one of the teachers

2021-07-09 10:20:00

ICMAB Nanoexperts joined with schools to celebrate the closing event of this year’s Nanoinventum project

The DOC-FAM students at the ICMAB Terrace

More than 60 participants at the DOC-FAM School EMERGING 2021

2021-07-07 15:20:00
The #Emerging2021 DOC-FAM school came to an end after a week of lectures, poster sessions, and more!
Researcher Gerrard Tobias studies the use of nanomaterials to reduce the size of cancer tumours. | ICMAB

ICMAB cancer research at the new issue of the "CSIC Investiga" magazine

2021-07-06 11:10:00

The research carried out by Gerard Tobías and Judith Guasch and their respective teams, at the new issue of "CSIC Investiga". 

ICMAB Annual Report, 1987-1989

ICMAB Celebrates its 35th anniversary!

2021-07-05 13:20:00

The Institute was one of the four Materials Science CSIC Research Centers founded in 1986.

This year is the 35th anniversary of the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona! It was put together in 1986 through the union of different research groups from different local institutions, all coming together in a singular building which was, on its own, a collaboration between the CSIC and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, who conceded some of its territory so the ICMAB could be built near the Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica (the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM)).

Amplified frequency-domain thermoreflectance setup used to study the existence of second sound in germanium. | ICMAB, CSIC

Thermal waves observed in semiconductor materials

2021-06-30 18:10:00
A study published in Science Advances reports on the unexpected observation of thermal waves in germanium, a semiconductor material. This phenomenon may allow a significant improvement in the performance of our electronic devices in a near future. The study is led by researchers from the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB, CSIC) in collaboration with researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and the University of Cagliari.
Bacterial nanocellulose samples at the NN Lab

Getting ready for the Trends in Nanotechnology International Conference 2021

2021-06-29 11:20:00

The TNT 2021 conference will occur between 4-8 October of this year 2021, and you can still apply to present a poster or an oral presentation!

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Sergi Riera-Galindo returns to ICMAB with a Beatriu de Pinós grant

2021-06-25 11:00:00

After spending 3 years in Sweden, the researcher is joining the NANOMOL Research Unit at ICMAB as a postdoctoral researcher.

The cover of Advanced Therapeutics depicts a spray being applied to an infected cross section of skin.

New Cover in Advanced Therapeutics on a new scalable technology for the preparation of novel nanopharmaceuticals for wound healing

2021-06-21 14:02:11

New front cover in “Advanced Therapeutics” for the article “Recombinant Human Epidermal Growth Factor/Quatsome Nanoconjugates: A Robust Topical Delivery System for Complex Wound Healing”.

Anna Crespí, Pamela Machado, and Judith Oró at the Festa de la Ciència

An evening of science! ICMAB at the Festa de la Ciència 2021

2021-06-15 09:35:00

Scientists and researchers showed experiments and gave talks through the streets of Barcelona last Sunday as the last leg of the Biennal Ciutat i Ciència de Barcelona.

A pile of multi-colored pills in someone's hands. Volodymyr Hryshchenko

A possible new world for antibiotics: boron salts against antimicrobial resistance

2021-06-09 08:00:00

Researcher Clara Viñas shares the results of her investigation on boron salts in UABDivulga.

PhD fellows and Professors at the X Edition of the Doctoral Workshop of the PhD program in Chemistry 2021

Sohini Sinha, best Poster Prize at the UAB PhD in Chemistry Doctoral Workshop 2021 for her presentation on luminescent systems for imaging

2021-06-03 13:00:00

Sohini Sinha’s presentation and poster were awarded on the 10th edition of the UAB Chemistry Doctoral Workshop 2021 with a distinguished diploma.

The four interviewed researchers: José Giner Planas, M. Rosa Palacín, Teresa Puig and Mariano Campoy-Quiles

#MeetTheExpert: M. Rosa Palacín, Mariano Campoy-Quiles, Teresa Puig and José Giner develop energy technologies for society

2021-05-27 09:10:00

A collection of interviews to showcase the expertise in the energy field of the four groups participating at the R+D+I network XRE4S #FEDERrecerca

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Minerals properties, energy transition, and more! Join ICMAB at the Barcelona Festa de la Ciència

2021-05-27 09:00:00

ICMAB is contributing with two activities on the Barcelona Festa de la Ciència, on June 13, in front of the sea, in the Barceloneta area. The Biennal Ciutat i Ciència takes place during that same week. 

An event to consider the potentials and limitations of knowledge. The Biennal Ciutat i Ciència introduces science to the social debate, approaching society through several lenses, like the advancements that define the future, the ethical implications of science, the link between science and art, sociology, politics, gender equality, sustainability, and more. 

The Biennal Ciutat i Ciència will take place between 8 and 13 June. During the whole week there are many activities, both presential and online, that you can join. Take a look at the programme and enjoy science!

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New Cover in “Journal of Materials C” on chirality influenced electronic transport in molecular conductors

2021-05-25 12:00:00

New Inside Cover in the Journal of Materials C for the article "Conducting chiral nickel(II) bis(dithiolene) complexes: structural and electron transport modulation with the charge and the number of stereogenic centres".

Raphael Pfattner and Pablo Guardia

Pablo Guardia and Raphael Pfattner awarded with a Ramón y Cajal grant #RyC

2021-05-21 11:00:00

Two ICMAB researchers have been granted with a Ramón y Cajalgrant from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

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Moderate positive trends towards closing the gender breach: the data on the glass ceiling in Spanish Research

2021-05-20 13:00:00
While the proportion of women working and studying science is on the rise, there is still a long way to go, according to new data from the Científicas en Cifras 2021 Report
Matheroes in their Zaragoza exposition

The Matheroes arrive to Zaragoza!

2021-05-12 09:10:00

The Matheroes moving exhibition is landing on the Zaragoza GranCasa. Another way to learn about material properties!

Can Onur Avci at ICMAB

ICMAB researcher Can Onur Avci is awarded the 2021 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Magnetism

2021-05-04 08:00:00

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Young Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism is awarded annually to one scientist for groundbreaking theoretical or experimental work on fundamental or applied magnetism.

Ivan Caño at the IEC awards ceremony

Ivan Caño awarded with the IEC Sant Jordi award for his Master's project

2021-05-03 12:15:00

Ivan Caño carried out his Master's project in the field of free-standing oxides for photovoltaic applications at ICMAB. 


You can now register for EMERGING 2021, the DOC-FAM School

2021-04-30 11:10:00

The School on Functional Advanced Materials for Emerging Applications is now open for registrations until June 6, 2021. Open to Early Stage Researchers worldwide. 

Snapshot of the sky in Barcelona

Clara Viñas and Francesc Teixidor speak on Boron anions to improve air quality

2021-04-16 15:20:00

Researchers share the results of their investigation on polymeric electrolytic membranes in UABDivulga. 

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Seven Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) granted within the Severo Ochoa FUNFUTURE Programme

2021-04-15 10:20:00

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.

Anna May, Vicepresident of the ACCC

ICMAB’s Communication & Outreach Officer Anna May becomes the new Vicepresident of the ACCC

2021-04-14 08:00:00

The main association for scientific communication in Catalunya welcomes its new Vicepresident!

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The XI edition of the CSIC Inspiraciencia short stories contest is now open!

2021-04-12 13:50:00

Inspiraciencia, the short stories contest of CSIC, which brings together science and literature, is back once again. The stories can be submitted from 9 April until 13 June in Spanish, Catalan, Galician or Basque.

Future Plan of ASTIP, next to ALBA Synchrotron

ICMAB involved in ASTIP, the Next Generation EU proposal for advanced research in complex materials and bio systems

2021-04-08 08:50:00

ASTIP, acronym for Alba Science, Technology and Innovation Park, is one of the Next Generation EU proposals, planning to create a large advanced research center next to the ALBA Synchrotron.

Prototypes for nanorobots made within the Nanoinventum project

Nanoinventum asks children to create nanorobots and enjoy science

2021-03-31 10:02:02

ICMAB researchers collaborate in this project that is trying to create scientific vocations by teaching nanoscience to primary school kids.

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Technology transfer: training and mentoring to take your research to the market

2021-03-29 10:00:00

The “Valida la teva Recerca” programme offers tools to approach the transference to the market.

A new european infrastructure will facilitate the transfer of nano-pharmaceuticals from the lab to the clinic

2021-03-25 10:00:00

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.

Manolo Castellano's Webinar (11/03/2021)

"A PhD is much more than scientific knowledge"

2021-03-24 15:35:00

A talk on entrepreneurship for scientists helps broaden the professional horizons of PhD Researchers

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As seen on TV: ICMAB is featured in Valor Afegit TV3

2021-03-19 08:00:00

Materials for the energy of the future: superconductors, batteries, and thermoelectricity. Main characters for three nights in a row in TV prime time. 

Núria Crivillers

ICMAB Researcher Núria Crivillers joins the Young Academy of Europe

2021-03-18 08:00:00

The organization offers a younger point of view on science and science policy.

The Young Academy of Europe is an organization that brings together young scientists and scholars from all parts of Europe that have outspoken views about science and science policy. It’s a bottom-up organization that develops networking activities, as well as advocacy, science policy and scientific exchanges.

ICMAB participates in the LiOn-HD project to improve Lithium Ion Batteries

2021-03-17 09:00:00

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.

One year of lockdown at ICMAB

We asked a few PhD fellows how their research has changed one year after lockdown

2021-03-16 08:20:00

How has the lockdown, restrictions, and the work from home lifestyle affected our research?

Monday, 16 March 2020 was not like any other Monday.

News came from China and Italy, about a fast spreading virus that required strict lockdowns to avoid its spread. It was clear than sooner, rather than later, actions would have to be taken everywhere else.

Hands of a scientist, under a sterile hood, preparing a vaccine  / National Cancer Institute

Development of a radiolabeled nanomaterial to improve current theranostics for cancer

2021-03-12 08:00:00

Researchers Rosario Nuñez and Gerard Tobias: “The therapeutic approach proposed here has the potential to be the basis of a more efficient, less aggressive and less toxic cancer treatment.”

Fourier-filtered electron microscopy image showing phase coexistence between M1 phase and the newly discovered x3M phase, with the two phases weaving across each other forming a “tweed” pattern

Tweed texture revealed in vanadium dioxide in metal-insulator transitions

2021-03-11 09:00:00

The study of metal-insulator transitions in VO2 through atomic scale imaging has allowed to uncover a periodical tweed structure: a weaving of vanadium dimers acting like the threads of an actual tweed at the atomic level. This research, led by ICMAB researcher Felip Sandiumenge and ICN2 and ICREA researcher Gustau Catalan, and published in Advanced Materials, provides relevant information for the understanding of transitional states in specific classes of materials.

ICMAB Researcher in a Lab

Women in science: Resources to stay informed this #8M #WomensDay

2021-03-08 09:35:00

For the international Day of Women, we are sharing some resources detailing the state of women in science and some ways to create a STEM field that is more inclusive.

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ICMAB joins StoRIES, a pan-European project to build up a unique Storage Research Infrastructure Eco-System

2021-03-04 14:00:00

The European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme intends to align research and development activities in the fields of energy storage.

Visual concept of the SENSORAÏM project | Image by Gus Regalado.

SENSORAÏM project develops proof of concept dataloggers using thermoelectrics to monitor vineyards

2021-03-04 08:30:00

The SENSORAÏM project, framed in the field of precision agriculture, started in July 2019 and now has come to an end. Here we present its major achievements.

Reserarchers in a Lab

ICMAB contribution to the CSIC White Paper on Scientific Challenges for 2030

2021-03-02 11:00:00

The CSIC White Paper presents the interdisciplinary approaches that the CSIC Research Centers are applying in order to face several of the scientific and social challenges of the next 10 years.

CSIC introduced the White Paper in a digital event livestreamed and now archived on YouTube, analyzing several topics across its three areas of work: Life, Matter, and Society. These documents cover the whole spectrum of research, from basic investigation to potential applications of the results achieved, in order to create helpful strategies and organization models to apply when facing the main challenges we will encounter in the coming years.

Cover in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces "Combinatorial Screening of Cuprate Superconductors by Drop-On-Demand Inkjet Printing"

New Cover in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces on combinatorial screening of superconductors

2021-03-01 09:50:00

The journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces published the cover of the article "Combinatorial Screening of Cuprate Superconductors by Drop-On-Demand Inkjet Printing".

Smart4Fabry Lab in VHIR | ICMAB

A more effective nanomedicine developed for the treatment of Fabry rare disease designated as Orphan Drug

2021-02-26 09:00:00
This is one of the major achievements of the European Smart4Fabry project, which is now coming to an end after four years of work. The results have been made possible thanks to nanotechnology and the approach developed could be applied to other drugs in the future. The new drug improves on current treatments, helps reduce costs and improve patients' quality of life.

Are you interested in literature and nanoscience? This contest is for you!

2021-02-25 16:00:00

In the framework of the 10alamenos9 Festival of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, a Nanostories contest has been launched for high school students, from 3rd and 4th ESO and 1st and 2nd BTX. The idea is to write short stories of maximum 200 words in which nanoscience and nanotechnology are present. The deadline to participate is 5 April 2021. Go for it!

Four new postdoctoral MSCA-IF fellows will continue their research career at ICMAB

2021-02-17 11:30:00

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.

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A new mentoring programme for PhD fellows kicks in at ICMAB!

2021-02-08 17:30:00

The program offers a mentor to PhD researchers to aid them during this part of their career.

New Cover in "ChemNanoMat" on mesoporous silica nanorods as nanomotors

2021-02-02 14:00:00

The journal ChemNanoMat (Chemistry of Nanomaterials for Energy, Biology and More) published the cover of the article "Nanorods Based on Mesoporous Silica Containing Iron Oxide Nanoparticles as Catalytic Nanomotors: Study of Motion Dynamics".

Postdoc Talk: "Rational Engineering of Binary Oxides and Semiconductors for Photocatalytic Applications" by Claudio Cazorla

2021-01-29 16:00:00

We would like to invite you to the first Online ICMAB Periodical Lecture of 2021:

Rational Engineering of Binary Oxides and Semiconductors for Photocatalytic Applications

by Claudio Cazorla, Departament de Física, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona

Monday, 15 February 2020 @ 12 pm 
Online Invited Seminar by Zoom. Register here to attend.
PostDoc Talks cycle

Mariano Campoy-Quiles and Xabier Rodríguez-Martínez, co-authors of the study, in their lab | ICMAB

Machine learning to predict the performance of organic solar cells

2021-01-28 10:00:00

In this study, researchers have demonstrated that by feeding machine-learning algorithms with high-throughput experimental datasets, it is possible to retrieve predictive models for the performance of organic solar cells.

The Societat Catalana de Química Magazine Issue for 2020

Two ICMAB articles in the last Issue of the Societat Catalana de Química magazine

2021-01-19 11:00:00

The Societat Catalana de Química (SCQ) has been publishing the highlights in Chemical Research in Catalunya for the last two decades. Between the pages of the latest Edition we can find two publications by ICMAB Researchers who have made significant contributions to the field this year.

A photon reverses the binary 0/1 state of a memory device

Storing information with light

2021-01-18 09:55:00
New photo-ferroelectric materials allow to store information in a non-volatile way using light stimulus. The idea is to create energy efficient memory devices with high performance and versatility to face the challenges of the current society.
The study has been publishd in Nature Communications by Josep Fontcuberta and co-workers and opens a path towards further investigations on this phenomenon and to neuromorphic computing applications. 
Leonardo Scarabelli, Mariona Coll, and Ignasi Fina, awarded i-Link+ grants

Three ICMAB research projects receive an i-Link+ grant for international collaborations

2021-01-17 12:11:00

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.

AMIT-CAT organizes their first Women in Science Conference

2021-01-15 08:07:41

The conference, open to everyone interested, will take place on Monday, 8 Februrary 2021, through the Youtube channel of the association, and is in the framework of 11F, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Mariona Coll in Ràdio Sabadell talking about new materials for solar energy

2021-01-12 08:00:00

The radio programme "Al matí" from Ràdio Sabadell hosted in its last edition of the "Ciència km 0" section, on 8 January 2021, ICMAB researcher Mariona Coll, working in new perovskites for photovoltaic energy. 

Workshop "LabEnClass" in a school.

More than 500 students discover the ICMAB sustainable materials for energy

2021-01-08 15:00:00

The "LabEnClass" project, which aimed at bringing the research in materials for energy from the labs to the classrooms, finishes with great success: it has reached 20 schools and 500 primary and secondary school students, who discovered the innovative and sustainable materials for photovoltaics and the properties of light.

Ángel Pérez in the Laser Processing Group lab

Gold medal at Pro Invent 2020 for an ICMAB patent to obtain a flexible electrode

2021-01-07 12:00:00

Ángel Pérez Del Pino, ICMAB researcher at the Laser Processing Group, received the Gold Metal for the patent to obtain a flexible electrode using laser techniques at the 18th edition of the International Exhibition of Research, Innovations and Inventions, Pro Invent 2020.