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FOTICMAB 2022: our photo contest is now open!

Date: 2022-06-19
The ICMAB photo contest is now open. Send your photos through our website, and participate in this traditional contest!
 
Our photo and video contest FOTICMAB continues to strike back!
 
This year we have three categories:
 
  • SCIENTIFIC
  • ARTISTIC
  • FAUNA AND FLORA
We are sure you can participate in one of them!

Meetings Organization, Breaking News

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Kickoff meeting of the European DYNAMO project in Castelló

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From ICMAB, researcher Agustín Mihi participates in this new EIC Pathfinder Horizon Europe project.

The Horizon Europe DYNAMO project, coordinated by the Optics Research Group of the Universitat Jaume I of Castelló (GROC), has started its activity with the first meeting of the international consortium, formed by fourteen partners and associated entities, including ICMAB. 

Project Meetings, New Projects, Breaking News, timeline, Press Review

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ICMAB at NFFA Europe: first European platform with free open access to unique nanoscience research infrastructures

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ICMAB, together with IMB-CNM and ICMM, are the three CSIC centres members of this European consortium. The platform has just published a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the future sustainability of the initiative. 

Project Results, Breaking News, timeline, Press Review

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Mariano Campoy-Quiles and Aleksandr Perevedentsev, founders of Molecular Gate S.L. CSIC spin-off, showing the anti-counterfeiting technology | ICMAB-CSIC

Molecular Gate in RNE "A hombros de gigantes"

Mariano Campoy-Quiles and Anna May Masnou explain the new ICMAB-CSIC spin off to Manuel Seara.

On Sunday, 24 April 2022, the spin off Molecular Gate S.L. was featured in the radio programme "A hombros de gigantes", by Manuel Seara.

Anna May Masnou, Communication Officer at ICMAB, and Mariano Campoy-Quiles, researcher and co-founder of the spin off (together with Alexander Perevedentsev, and with BeAble Capital), explained the basics of this new spin off, which intends to provide a range of unique and cost-effective security solutions for the pharmaceutical market.

The patented technology will help to verify the authenticity of products and ensure their proper handling during storage and transportation.

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Soft Service / U6 Nanbiosis Lab | ICMAB

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certification for the Soft Scientific and Technical Service at ICMAB and Unit 6/Nanbiosis

The aim of the quality certification obtained is to ensure the quality of the service provided and to continue with its improvement and extension to future services.

The Scientific and Technical Service for the characterization of nano and biomaterials, the Soft Lab, run by the Nanomol Research Unit of the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB, CSIC), and which is part of Unit 6 of the ICTS Nanbiosis, and CIBER-BBN, aims to offer characterization services of micro- and nanostructured soft molecular materials to the entire scientific community that requires them.

ICMAB Awards, Breaking News

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Laser Processing Group lab | ICMAB

ICMAB debuts in the "Science by Women" program in its 7th edition

In total, 26 African women scientists have been selected to develop their own projects in different leading research centers in Spain.

ICMAB participates for the first time in the “Science by Women” program, one of the Fundación Mujeres por África longest-running programs. In its seventh edition, a total of 26 African women scientists have been selected to develop their own projects in different leading research centers in Spain, who host them in one their research groups for 6 months. 

Women in Science, New Projects, Breaking News

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Mariano Campoy-Quiles and Aleksandr Perevedentsev, founders of Molecular Gate S.L. CSIC spin-off, showing the anti-counterfeiting technology | ICMAB-CSIC

Molecular Gate S.L., new ICMAB-CSIC and BeAble Capital spin-off, offers a transformative technology to ensure the authenticity of pharmaceutical products

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Molecular Gate S.L. aims to become a key player in the anti-counterfeiting industry, particularly in the health sector. The cost-effective security technology developed by the company will ensure the authenticity of pharmaceutical products using smart optical printed elements on the products.

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Colloidal inks for superconducting materials growth

A new technology to manufacture superconductors will enter the Lab to Market (L2M) XRE4S program

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The technology was presented by the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group, led by Teresa Puig. 

The technology "Colloidal inks for superconductors (HTS-INKS)" has been accepted to participate in the next Lab to Market (L2M) program organized by the Energy for Society Network (XRE4S) as announced on 16 March 2022.

The L2M program is a technology transfer and valorization program to boost the impact of energy technology transfer to the industry in Catalonia. In this third edition of the L2M program, the XRE4S experts committee has selected eight technologies from IREC, UPC, UdG and ICMAB-CSIC to take part in the program. 

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A picture of the installation at the ALBA Synchrotron

The ALBA Synchrotron begins construction of a new beamline: 3Sbar

ICMAB Researcher Xavier Torrelles has collaborated in the design process of the new beamline installation.

ALBA Synchrotron, a 3rd generation synchrotron light facility that allows for the visualization of the atomic structure of matter as well as the study of its properties, will open its newest beamline, 3Sbar, by 2026:

"Each new beamline opens new windows in understanding the complexity of the world around us. With 3Sbar, ALBA aims to be at the fore-front of catalysis science, building a unique scientific instrument with strong capabilities for preserving our environment", says Caterina Biscari, director of the ALBA Synchrotron.

Press Release, Breaking News, timeline

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The ESTORE project aims to innovate the energy storage in supercapacitors

The project comes from the collaboration of ICMAB Researchers and groups from the UAB and UB.

Electrochemical capacitors, or supercapacitors, are one of the key technologies being researched in the field of energy storage.

A cornerstone of the large-scale implementation of renewable energies, electrochemical storage solutions that can store large amounts of energy are necessary to implement renewable energy, smart energy distribution grids, efficient electric transport, as well as mobile and autonomous devices.

New Projects, Breaking News, timeline

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13 ICMAB researchers in the Stanford ranking of most highly cited scientists

Up to 523 CSIC scientists are in the ranking, 82 of them from centers in Catalonia.

ICMAB researchers in this ranking are working in the fields of sustainable batteries, oxide electronics, electronic and crystallographic structure of materials, flexoelectricity, borane-based materials, molecular materials, nitride-based materials, photovoltaics and thermoelectrics, among others. 

Top Science Results, Breaking News, timeline

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Congratulations! ICMAB is the first H2020 CSIC Institute

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ICMAB is number one of the entire CSIC in securing funding from the H2020 European Research and Innovation Framework Programme. It represents 8 % of the total CSIC H2020 funding and 49 % of the Materials Area. In total, 4 CSIC Institutes in Catalunya are among the top 6. 

ICMAB Awards, Breaking News, Press Review

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

Video URL: https://icmab.es/images/events/2021/2021-12-15.mp4
Date: 2021-12-15

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.

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Banner for the event. Reads: 6th scientific Meeting of BNC-b PhD Students. 25-26 November 2021, Campus UAB Bellaterra, Barcelona, Twitter: @jphd2021 Instagram: @jphd_2021, Register for free before October 15, 2021 at jphd.icmab.es

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.

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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, timeline

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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.

Outreach publications, 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!

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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, timeline

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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.

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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, timeline, Outreach & Dissemination

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