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

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

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.

Meetings Organization, Breaking News, 2021

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ICMAB joins the 7th edition of the Science by Women programme

A senior African women researcher will develop a research project during a 6-month stay at ICMAB. 

The Fundación Mujeres por África (FMxA)(Women for Africa Foundation) is partnering with the Spanish ‘Severo Ochoa’ and other Centers of Excellence to bring the Science by Women programme to fruition. The project intends to host women researchers from African countries, so they can benefit from these research internships to promote and lead the scientific innovation that contributes to tackling the great challenges faced by African countries through research in health and biomedicine, sustainable agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change.

Project Calls, Breaking News

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A banner with a skyline on the bottom. It reads: IBA 2021 Annual Meeting 24-29 October 2021 Xiamen, China

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

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.

Staff Awards, Breaking News, 2021

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Samples of the nano-Silicon pyramids covered with thin gold films. | ICMAB-CSIC

Plasmons to harness typically wasted infrared solar light

The project PLASMIONICO is featured at the Project Repository Journal. PLASMIONICO is a European MSCA project, carried out by ICMAB researchers Alejandro Goñi (PI) and Luis A. Pérez, that aims to advance in the sustainable produciton of electricity by harnessing near infrared (NIR) solar light, which is typically wasted in conventional solar cells.

Books and articles, Project Results, Breaking News, Outreach & Dissemination

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Watercolor sketch of the Table Tennis Tournament by Alejandro Santos

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

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!

Commemorations, Meetings Organization, Breaking News, 2021

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ICMAB Annual Report, 1987-1989

ICMAB Celebrates its 35th anniversary!

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)).

Commemorations, Breaking News, 2021

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

Thermal waves observed in semiconductor materials

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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.

Websites News, Radio, Newspapers, Press Release, Top Science Results, Breaking News, 2021

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The SCN2 organizes the 2021 Nanotechnology & Industry for PhD researchers day

Date: 2021-06-22

On 22 June 2021, from 4 to 6:30 pm, the SCN2 (Catalan Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) will celebrate the second edition of the event 'Nanotechnology and Industry for PhD researchers'.

The aim of the event is to talk about nanotechnology applied to the field of industry and business. This year the event counts with the participation of three spin-offs from ICN2, ICMAB and IMB-CNM: InBrain Neuroelectronics, Nanomol Technologies and Energiot, who will explain us their process of technology transfer.

Meetings Participation, TT News, Breaking News

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Banner for the 14th "Festa de la Ciència". Includes the date of the event (13.06.2021), and the logo of the Ajuntament de Barcelona.

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

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!

Fairies, Breaking News, Outreach & Dissemination, 2021

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Jewel Ann Maria Xavier, ICMAB researcher, with the magnetic nanoparticles. | ICMAB-CSIC

A device monitoring heart failure from saliva co-developed by ICMAB and IMB-CNM researchers

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The instrument, developed in the framework of the European project KardiaTool, contains a biosensor chip developed in the Clean Room of the IMB-CNM, and functionalized magnetic nanoparticles synthesized at ICMAB, key to detect the biomarkers found in saliva. It is a quick Point-of-Care saliva test that does not require specialized personnel. 

Radio, Press Release, Top Science Results, Breaking News

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Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects Banner

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

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.

New Projects, Breaking News, 2021

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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

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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.

Newspapers, Breaking News, 2021

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

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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.

Press Release, New Projects, Breaking News, 2021

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Núria Crivillers

ICMAB Researcher Núria Crivillers joins the Young Academy of Europe

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.

Appointments, Breaking News, 2021

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One year of lockdown at ICMAB

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

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.

Commemorations, Breaking News, 2021

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Reserarchers in a Lab

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

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.

Other External News, Breaking News, 2021

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Superconducting tape / ICMAB

SUMAN group: "The Lab2Market XRE4S program is a great opportunity to bring our technology to the market"

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A total of eight research groups from different research centers and universities participate in the first edition of the Lab to Market (L2M) program, an initiative promoted by the R+D+i Energy for Society Network (XRE4S) with the aim of helping participants to identify technologies that have potential for commercialization.

TT News, Breaking News

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Smart4Fabry Lab in VHIR | ICMAB

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

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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.

Press Release, Project Results, Breaking News, 2021

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The "Matheroes" project selected as an innovative action by FECYT

We are happy to announce that FECYT has selected the "Matheroes: Supermaterials, the heroes of the future" project to be part of the eighth edition of the catalog of "Innovative practices in scientific culture". 

The "Innovative practices in scientific culture" catalog includes a selection of activities that FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología) has considered as unique in science outreach and science communicatin. It includes innovative and high quality actions that highlight for some of their aspects: their new formats, the strategic objectives they pursue, the specific public they are aimed at, their high impact on the participants, the invomvement of scientific and non-scientific agents, to name a few. 

ICMAB Awards, Breaking News, Outreach & Dissemination

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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

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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.

Press Release, Top Science Results, Breaking News, 2021

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

Storing information with light

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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. 

Press Release, Breaking News, 2021

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New COVER in "Organometallics" on boron-based antimicrobial and antifungal agents

The Organometallics journal (ACS Publications) features in its COVER the recently published article "Metallacarborane Assemblies as Effective Antimicrobial Agents, Including a Highly Potent Anti-MRSA Agent" by ICMAB researcher, Clara Viñas and co-workers from ICMAB, Universitat de Girona, Universidad de Córdoba and Durham University (UK).

Cover, Top Science Results, Breaking News, 2020

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Jordi Floriach Clark, new SCN2 Communication Manager, and Pamela Machado, new SCN2 President | ICMAB

New SCN2 Direction Board with two ICMABers: Pamela Machado and Jordi Floriach Clark

Título Artículo: New SCN2 Direction Board with two ICMABers: Pamela Machado and Jordi Floriach Clark

Pamela Machado, ICMAB PhD fellow, is the new President of the Catalan Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SCN2), and Jordi Floriach Clark, ICMAB MSc fellow, is the new Communication Manager. They both start this new role in the SCN2 with a lot of enthusiasm and exciting future plans!

Appointments, Breaking News, 2020

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Open call for Severo Ochoa FUNFUTURE Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) 2020 at ICMAB

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”. We encourage all researchers to participate. Deadline is 21 Dec 2020. 

Project Calls, Breaking News, 2020

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Fourth visit of the Scientific Advisory Board at ICMAB - online!

On 3-4 December 2020, 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 12 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.

Visits and open doors, Meetings Organization, Breaking News, 2020

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Announcement of a public-private investment fund for the promotion of knowledge transfer

Councillor Ramon Tremosa visited the facilities of the ALBA Synchrotron with its director, Caterina Biscari, on 16 November 2020. After the visit, they both met with several Directors of other research centers in the area, including ICMAB Director Xavier Obradors. During the meeting the announcement of the Government's intention to create a public-private investment fund to promote the knowledge transfer of the research in Catalonia was made. 

Top Science Results, Breaking News, 2020

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27-28 Nov 2020: Are you ready for the Researchers' Night in Catalonia?

Many of the activities confirmed for the event, which will take place on November 27-28, 2020, can already be found on the website of the Researchers' Night in Catalonia. The programme includes both online and face-to-face activities organized by more than 50 entities throughout Catalonia. The ICMAB will collaborate in some of the activities programmed. Will you join us?

Fairies, Outreach Videos, Breaking News, 2020, Online

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Setmana de la Ciència 2020: Participate in the Science Week 2020 with the ICMAB! #SC20CAT

In the framework of the 25th Science Week (Setmana de la Ciència) celebrated this year between 14-29 November 2019, there will we a whole bunch of scientific outreach activities throughout the territory, although this year, due to the pandemic restrictions, most of them will be online. Do you want to join us?

Fairies, Breaking News, Outreach & Dissemination, 2020, Online

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