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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.
Xavier Obradors and the energy transition at the “Què és la normalitat?” seminar, organized by IDAEA
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).
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
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.
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!
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!
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?
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.
New Cover in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C on how water nanofilms affect solid-medium interactions
New front cover in “The Journal of Physical Chemistry C” for the article “Investigating the Ubiquitous Presence of Nanometric Water Films on Surfaces”.
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.
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.
The Journal of Materials Chemistry C publishes a themed issue in honor of Jaume Veciana and Concepció Rovira
The compilation of papers on "materials for molecular electronics and magnetism" honors these ICMAB Researchers’ careers.
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.
Anna Solé, winner at the GEFES Research Awards for Undergraduate Students 2021 for her work in neouromorphic computing
The award is given by The Condensed Matter Physics Division-GEFES of the Real Sociedad Española de Física.
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.
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!
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)).
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!
New Cover in Advanced Therapeutics on a new scalable technology for the preparation of novel nanopharmaceuticals for wound healing
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”.
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.
Sohini Sinha, best Poster Prize at the UAB PhD in Chemistry Doctoral Workshop 2021 for her presentation on luminescent systems for imaging
Sohini Sinha’s presentation and poster were awarded on the 10th edition of the UAB Chemistry Doctoral Workshop 2021 with a distinguished diploma.
#MeetTheExpert: M. Rosa Palacín, Mariano Campoy-Quiles, Teresa Puig and José Giner develop energy technologies for society
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
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!
New Cover in “Journal of Materials C” on chirality influenced electronic transport in molecular conductors
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".
Moderate positive trends towards closing the gender breach: the data on the glass ceiling in Spanish Research
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.
The School on Functional Advanced Materials for Emerging Applications is now open for registrations until June 6, 2021. Open to Early Stage Researchers worldwide.
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.
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.
ICMAB involved in ASTIP, the Next Generation EU proposal for advanced research in complex materials and bio systems
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.
ICMAB researchers collaborate in this project that is trying to create scientific vocations by teaching nanoscience to primary school kids.
A new european infrastructure will facilitate the transfer of nano-pharmaceuticals from the lab to the clinic
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.
Materials for the energy of the future: superconductors, batteries, and thermoelectricity. Main characters for three nights in a row in TV prime time.
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 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
ICMAB joins StoRIES, a pan-European project to build up a unique Storage Research Infrastructure Eco-System
The European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme intends to align research and development activities in the fields of energy storage.
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.
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.
The journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces published the cover of the article "Combinatorial Screening of Cuprate Superconductors by Drop-On-Demand Inkjet Printing".
A more effective nanomedicine developed for the treatment of Fabry rare disease designated as Orphan Drug
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!
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 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
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
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 (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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.