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JAE Intro call 2024: now open!

The JAE Intro program offers grants at CSIC centers (CSIC-owned, mixed or associated units) aimed at university students interested in starting a research career.

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COVER. The cover displays [Gd(MeCOO)(PhCOO)2], a new Gd-based 2D MOF synthesized and characterized by E. Bartolomé (ICMAB-CSIC), C. Sañudo (UB) et al. The material shows magnetocaloric effect both in bulk and chemisorbed on a Silicon substrate, opening up the possibilities for on-surface cooling devices.

A new molecular Gd-based 2D metal-organic-framework opens new frontiers to on-surface magnetic cooling of technological devices

The new edition of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A portrays in its cover a novel on-surface deposited Gd 2D metal-organic framework (MOF), investigated by an international research team led by Carolina Sañudo (UB) and Elena Bartolomé (ICMAB-CSIC). The team comprises people from the Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry of the UB (IQTCUB), the Institute of Nanoscience and Materials of Aragon (INMA/CSIC/UNIZAR), the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (United States) and the University of Oxford (United Kingdom).

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Illustrative graph of the study proposing C. elegans Rac1/CED10 as a model for the study of the primary stages of Parkinson's disease.

New animal model created to study Parkinson's disease before neurodegeneration appears

A research team in which ICMAB-CSIC has participated has managed to generate and validate a new animal model.  This model enables the examination of the initial phases of Parkinson's disease, occurring prior to the onset of motor symptoms, and the exploration of molecular processes preceding neuronal degeneration. The new model, based on the Caenorhabditis elegans worm, emerges as an essential tool in creating future therapies aimed at stopping the characteristic loss of neuronal structure and function seen in the disease.  

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29 Feb 2024: Rare Disease Day at ICMAB!

We are happy to celebrate the Rare Disease Day and to highlight that we continue with our effort to develop a more effective treatment for Fabry disease. In the frame of the European projects Phoenix (#953110) and the recently granted Nano4Rare (#101136772), Nanomol-bio group expects to mature the development of our innovative nanopharmaceutical product named nanoGLA up to First-in-Human clinical trial.

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"Dones en ciència: històries inspiradores que trenquen barreres" (22 FEB 2024)

  • Upcoming Date : 2024-02-22

Trobada-debat amb Nora Ventosa (Professora d'investigació a l'ICMAB i Directora de nanomol-TECNIO), MªJosé Esplandiu (Investigadora Científica a l'ICN2), Judith Oró (Tècnica del Servei de Microscòpia i Coordinadora tècnica dels SCT de l'ICMAB) i Isabel Guerrero (investigadora postdoctoral contractada, ICMAB)

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The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting will be on 1-2 Feb 2024

  • Upcoming Date : 2024-02-01
On 1-2 February 2024, the ICMAB Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting will take place to evaluate the research lines and the overall performance of the Institute. 
The SAB is composed of 9 worldwide scientific experts in the areas of the targeted research of our Severo Ochoa project: Smart Functional Materials for a Better Future (FUNFUTURE) in the areas of Clean Energy, Sustainable Electronics and Smart Nanomedicine.

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Obertes les inscripcions al curs de formació en electrònica impresa, que tindrà lloc de març a juliol de 2024

  • Upcoming Date : 2024-01-25
Es tracta d’una oferta formativa 100% gratuïta que es desenvoluparà del 5 de març al 12 de juliol de 2024.
La formació estarà impartida per LEITAT, EURECAT, la UPC, l'IMB-CNM-CSIC i l’ICMAB-CSIC.
El curs està adreçat als professionals i estudiants interessats en electrònica impresa.
El Clúster MAV celebrarà dues sessions informatives per tal de presentar el curs i resoldre dubtes.

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El Laboratori de la Neu proposa una tecnologia d'innivació única al món (Foto: FGC).

El Laboratori de la Neu proposa una tecnologia d’innivació única al món

El Laboratori de la Neu és un projecte conjunt entre l'ICMAB-CSIC, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) i l’empresa TechnoAlpin, líder en tecnologia d’innivació. Compta també amb el suport financer dels fons Next Generation EU, atorgat per l'Agencia Estatal de Investigación. Aquest projecte pioner al món té com a objectiu principal estudiar l’aplicació d’una nova tecnologia per a produir neu d’una manera més sostenible, amb menys temps, utilitzant menys aigua i amb menys energia. Desenvolupada amb èxit en laboratori pel Dr. Albert Verdaguer, científic titular a l’ICMAB, i l’equip de TechnoAlpin mitjançant l’aplicació de les últimes tècniques de producció amb equip tecnològicament innovadors, les proves es traslladaran ara a estacions d’FGC Turisme en condicions i entorn reals.

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Experimental setup. A thin layer of cobalt nitride (CoN) in a liquid with ionic conductivity. The voltage is applied to the liquid via two platinum plates. (Credits: Zheng Ma)

First-ever wireless device developed to make magnetism appear in non-magnetic materials

Researchers at the UAB and ICMAB-CSIC have succeeded in bringing wireless technology to the fundamental level of magnetic devices. The emergence and control of magnetic properties in cobalt nitride layers (initially non-magnetic) by voltage, without connecting the sample to electrical wiring, published in Nature Communications, represents a paradigm shift that can facilitate the creation of magnetic nanorobots for biomedicine and computing systems where basic information management processes do not require wiring.

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Joint CSIC-ALBA Laboratory opens to drive sustainable energy solutions

The ALBA Synchrotron and the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) have opened a new laboratory addressed to study batteries and high temperature superconductors. The new facility, located at the ALBA Synchrotron premises, enables users of ALBA, including the important community of CSIC researchers, to significantly optimize experiments involving synchrotron light. The project was jointly funded by the CSIC PTI+ TransEner, funded by the European NextGeneration funds and the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, and ALBA.

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ICMAB researcher Judith Guasch obtains "la Caixa" Foundation funding to advance in hydrogels for cancer research

Guasch's team's innovative work on hybrid hydrogels, enabling 3D cell cultures for cancer research applications, has been selected by the CaixaImpulse Innovation Programme to facilitate its introduction to the market.

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Cover in Small on ratiometric nanothermometers

New Cover in Small on ratiometric nanothermometers

The featured article on the cover of Small, titled "Ratiometric Nanothermometer Based on a Radical Excimer for In Vivo Sensing" and led by Jaume Veciana and Imma Ratera from the Nanomol-Bio Group (ICMAB, CIBER-BBN) and their team, investigates organic nanoparticles based on persistent TTM radicals. In vivo experiments demonstrate that these nanoparticles function as ratiometric nanothermometers, showing significant promise in the field of biological thermometry.

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ICMAB's research on brain tumor therapy using boron clusters featured in Journal of Materials Chemistry B's prestigious collection

The research article titled "Boron clusters (ferrabisdicarbollides), shaping the future as radiosensitizers for multimodal (chemo/radio/PBFR) therapy of glioblastoma," has been selected for the 'Most Popular' collection in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Alejandro Goñi receiving the EmErgEnt award | CEEC

And the EmErgEnt winner is... SOLS: Accelerator of photovoltaic technologies

EmErgEnt Award from the Efficient Energy Cluster in Catalunya (Clúster de l’Energia Eficient de Catalunya, CEEC) in the "Llavor" category for a patented instrument at ICMAB to optimize photovoltaic cells.

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Presentation of APL Energy, new open access journal of AIP Publishing

  • Upcoming Date : 2023-06-06

The new APL Energy journal is presented to the ICN2, ICMAB and IMB-CNM community on Tuesday, 6 June 2023.

APL Energy is a new gold open access journal from AIP Publishing featuring research related to energy, applications of energy storage and conversion, energy sources and materials, and renewable energy and sustainability. The journal also considers research that addresses the environmental impacts of energy technologies.

Come to this morning session and discover this new opportunity: a new journal and some tips to publish and increase the impact of your research.

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13 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral positions in the first DocFam+ call

On 15 May 2023, the first call for doctoral contracts within the DocFam+ (Doctoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials) MSCA-COFUND coordinated by ICMAB-CSIC will open. 

DocFam+ is a 5-year doctoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials presented by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and coordinated through the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) in collaboration with several partner research institutions from the region, six of them contributing to the co-funding of the programme: Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM-CSIC), Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), High Energy Physics Institute (IFAE), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and ALBA Synchrotron.

PhD Fellows, New Projects, Breaking News

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Happy Sant Jordi 2023! What books have ICMABers read and recommend this year?

Sant Jordi is here and, like every year, we give you some ideas of books recommended by our staff.

This year the recommended books are the ones that they just read and liked. The list is very diverse, you will find graphic novels, science fiction, travel books, science fiction and much more.

Enjoy the read and happy Sant Jordi!

By the way, do you know why is Sant Jordi the saint patron of Catalunya? And what do we do in this special day? Read below for more info! 

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InCAEM workshop at ALBA Synchrotron

The InCAEM project is presented to the Catalan scientific community

InCAEM, In Situ Correlative Facility for Advanced Energy Materials, is a new facility, now in construction at the ALBA Synchrotron premises, open to all the scientific community for studying advanced materials.

On Friday, 14 April 2023, more than 70 members from different Catalan research institutions attended a workshop where the facility was presented, and explored collaboration opportunities.

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Sol i Lluna school students at ICMAB | ICMAB, CSIC

The NanoInventum 2022 winner school visits the ICMAB and the ICN2

On Friday, 14 April 2023, we received the visit of the "Sol i Lluna" school from Castellar del Vallès. The students aged 11-12 years old could experience some of the science at ICMAB and ICN2.

The students of the "Sol i Lluna" school in Castellar del Vallès participate in the project NanoInventum, in which they learn concepts of nanoscience and nanotechnology and have to create nanorobots with extraordinary properties to solve some of the problems of our live.

In last year's edition of the NanoInventum project, one of the prizes (the Technology Prize) was a visit to the ICMAB labs, to see how researchers work and to see some topics of nanoscience and nanotechnology. 

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Eulàlia Pujades, Sergi Riera and Miquel Casadement at the awards ceremony

New project on organic photovoltaics on Barcelona's bus stops

Sergi Riera-Galindo, ICMAB researcher, is the IP of this project awarded by the Barcelona City Council to young and emerging research projects. 

The ceremony was held on Monday, 20 March at the Barcelona City Council (at the Saló de Cent) and a diploma was given to each researcher of the eighteen winning projects.  

Sergi Riera's project is titled "Bus stop integrated organic photovoltaics (TERRA)" and is granted with 60,000 €. The project aims to integrate stable organic photovoltaics mini-modules on bus stops to power light devices for a future smart city.  

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Inauguration of the new NMR at the UB

A unique NMR infrastructure in Europe at the UB with new superconducting technology

On 10 March 2023 , the new 1 GHz NMR spectrometer was inaugurated at the Scientific and Technical Services of the UB (CCITUB).

ICMAB played an essential role in the development of the high-temperature superconductors installed in this new NMR.

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