Outreach

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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Workshop "LabEnClass" in a school.

More than 500 students discover the ICMAB sustainable materials for 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.

Visits and open doors, Project Results, Outreach & Dissemination, 2021

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Online talks are an option to bring together researchers and students | Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Experiences of "A researcher in your classroom 2.0" - online school visits

Even if we cannot go to schools face-to-face, ICMAB researchers have "visited" some schools using online platforms during these last months. For us it is important to still go to schools, to knock down the walls between young students and scientists, "for most of them it is the first time they meet someone who works as a researcher" says Judit Morlà Folch, one of the researchers who has participated. 

A researcher in your classroom, Online

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First meeting of the CSIC Equality Committees at ICM-Institut de Ciències del Mar

The Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC), in coordination with the CSIC Equality Committee and the CSIC Women and Science Committee, is promoting the first meeting of the Equality Committees of the CSIC centers on December 10, 2020. Anna May Masnou, Communication & Outreach Officer and member of the ICMAB Gender Equality Committee, will represent the ICMAB at the conference, where everyone is invited. 

Women in Science, 2020, Online

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Concepció Rovira gives a talk on the future of "Molecular Electronics" at IEC

Concepció Rovira, ICMAB researcher at the Nanomol Group, gave on Thursday, 26 November 2020, a Conference entitled "Can we open a new era of electronics with the power of molecules" in the framework of the Science Thursdays at IEC (Institut d'Estudis Catalans). The talk is now available on the IEC Youtube Channel. 

Meetings Participation, Outreach & Dissemination, Online

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Judith Guasch talks about biomimetics and cancer immunotheraphy in CosmoCaixa Live Talks

On 18 November 2020, Valentina Raffio, science journalist, interviewed ICMAB researcher at the Nanomol Group Judith Guasch in the framework of the CosmoCaixa Live Talks organized by CosmoCaixa and the Catalan Association of Science Communication (ACCC). The event took place online on CosmoCaixa Facebook Live and is now available online.

Social, Outreach & Dissemination, Online

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Banner "10 Medidas PRISMA"

10 Measures for LGBT+ equality in Research Centers by PRISMA #ConferenciaPRISMA

The 18th of November is the date chosen to highlight the discriminations that people in the LGBT+ collective suffer in the field of science and a day to show the support to this community. In face of this discrimination, members of the PRISMA association offer 10 measures that we can apply to help fight prejudice and lessen its consequences.

Commemorations, Women in Science

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The Nanopto Group is YouTuber!

The Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) research group, which focuses on producing and characterizing advanced semiconducting structures for optoelectronics and energy-related and sensing devices, has started using one the most popular techniques for scientific outreach: YouTube!

Outreach Videos, 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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The OPTOFEM 2020 school counted with 85 participants from around the world

The OPTOFEM 2020 School on Optically Controlled Ferroelectric Memristors held its first edition in an online format on 22-23 October 2020. The ICMAB school was a huge success, and counted with more than 85 participants from 18 countries around the world, who attended more than 16 hours of lectures on the topic. 

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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New acquisition of scientific books in our ICMAB Library "Manuel Cardona"

Our "Manuel Cardona" Library has acquired 11 new scientific books for all our staff! The books are about some of the main topics of our research: nanotechnology, polymer science, nanomaterials processing and characterization, solid-state NMR, functional materials, voltammetry, electrochemical systems, modern condensed matter physics, pharmaceutical crystals, crystal growth and organic semiconductors. Take a look at the list below!

Books and articles

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Participate in the Matheroes Virtual Escape to help them achieve the SDGs

"Matheroes: The Box" is a science outreach project designed by the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) in collaboration with the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) - Ministry of Science and Innovation. Participants of the Virtual Escape will have to solve some problems and challenges related to the research in advanced materials for energy, electronics and health, to save the Matheroes from their prison and face the SDGs.  

Breaking News, Outreach & Dissemination, 2020, Online

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Enric Canadell will give the welcoming speech at the RACAB on 22 Oct 2020

Thursday, 22 October 2020, at 7 pm, there will be a public session for the admission of the elected academic Dr. Enric Canadell Casanova, ICMAB researcher, who will read his welcoming report entitled: "Solid conductors of low dimensionality", and will be answered on behalf of the corporation by the academic Excm. Mr. Santiago Olivella i Nel·lo.

Commemorations, Outreach & Dissemination

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SusChem-Spain 2020 General Assembly: Innovation in Chemistry for the Sustainable Development Goals

SusChem is the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry. It is a forum that brings together industry, academia, policy makers and the wider society. On two virtual sessions on 5 and 7 October 2020 the SusChem-Spain General Assembly took place. M. Rosa Palacín was invited in a roundtable about "Chemistry and Energy", in which she talked about new battery technolgies linked with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). 

Commemorations

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Face masks during COVID-19 pandemic: current knowledge on materials and reusability | ICMAB Seminar

Jan Grzelak speaks on the current state of face masks: materials and reusability

Face masks are still one of the key factors helping us face the current COVID-19 pandemic, and have been part of the conversation since the first responses to the virus started to appear. The other key factor is physical distancing. In this Online ICMAB Seminar, Jan Grzelak, from the Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites (NN) Group, presents the current knowledge we have on the materials used to create the masks and their reusability.

Outreach Videos, 2020

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"Photonic mirror" the winning photo of our FOTICMAB 2020 contest

We have already the results of our FOTICMAB photo and video contest, in this 2020 edition. First of all, congratulations to all the participants! The photos were great. And we are happy that you participated in all the categories, even in the new one, dedicated to the "confination" time during the pandemic of the Covid-19. But... there are always winners, and you can discover them here!

Fairies, Commemorations, 2020

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Science is Wonderful! 2020 #MSCA online exhibition is now open for applications

this year, Science is Wonderful! will take place online – through an array of innovative, interactive digital activities. The event will highlight some of the solutions Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and other EU-funded research and innovation projects are developing to address the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath, as well as the priorities that are at the core of both European and Global recovery efforts. The call for applications is now open! If you have an EU-funded project, you should be interested!

Fairies, Project Calls, 2020

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25 students at the first "Bojos per la Física" online session at ICMAB

The Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera develops the program "Bojos per la Ciència" to open the doors of the most relevant research institutes to the most excellent secondary school students. The ICMAB joined in 2017 the initiative "Bojos per la Física" coordinated by the ICN2, and the IFAE. This year the session had to be online, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and finally the 25 students could join researchers Ignasi Fina and Jordi Faraudo and Anna May, coordinating the event, on an online session during more than 4 hours on Saturday, 13 June 2020, in the morning. 

Meetings Participation, Outreach & Dissemination, 2020

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What is a day like for a PhD researcher in bio/nanotechnology? Discover it with Irene Anton!

This year the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Festival 10alamenos9 was cancelled, due to the coronavirus. However, another initiative in the framework of the festival appeared: the short talks (around 20 minutes) about nanoscience and nanotechnology through YouTube, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 pm, called "Vermut de Nanociència" (Nanoscience Vermouth). On 3 June 2020 Irene Anton made her contribution, explaining the curious facts of one day of a PhD researcher in this field. 

Outreach Videos, 2020

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"It's a privilege" Stefania Sandoval's experience participating in "Somos Científicos y Científicas, sácanos de aquí" 2020

Stefania Sandoval participated during two weeks in May in the initiative We are Scientists, get us out of here! in which she answered questions from primary and secondary school students eager to learn more about the job of a scientist and science itself. Stefania had a great experience, which she wants to share with us all. Read here what she has learnt from it and has taken as a take-home message!

Women in Science, Outreach & Dissemination, 2020

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"Bacteria: a nanobiotechnology factory for biomedicine" an illustrated video by Nerea Murugarren

Nerea Murugarren, Biochemisry Bachelor's Degree student at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), has prepared a video entitled "BACTERIA: a nanobiotechnology factory for biomedicineas part of her Final Degree Project. The idea came from all that she learnt during her stay at the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) Group at the ICMAB. 

Outreach Videos, 2020

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The European Researchers' Night is coming back, stronger than ever! #NitRecerCat

The ACCC reports the new dates for the European Researchers' Night, a yearly event that has helped bring forth the importance of research across Europe for more than a decade. The Catalan node for the event, coordinated by Universitat de Girona Researcher Sílvia Simon, will be partly founded by the European Committee. Just like the last few years, ICMAB will be participating on this event through several activities.

Fairies, 2020

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#FOTICMAB2020: Our photo contest is open!

This year, we wil probably not be able to celebrate the ICMAB anniversary in a presential way... however, our photo and video contest FOTICMAB continues to strike back! We have added new categories, that you will like for sure. Apart from the known "scientific" and "artistic", we have added the "confinement" and "cultures" categories, that you can already imagine what they are for. Moreover, we have the video section "monologues with your webcam" to express what you need in front of the camera.

Commemorations, 2020

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#VermutDeNanociència: Anna Roig and Judit Morlà give short talks on nanoscience on YouTube

This year the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Festival 10alamenos9 was cancelled, due to the coronavirus. However, another initiative in the framework of the festival appeared: the short talks (around 20 minutes) about nanoscience and nanotechnology through YouTube, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 pm, called "Vermut de Nanociència" (Nanoscience Vermouth). Anna Roig, and Judit Morlà participated in the initiative!

Outreach Videos, 2020

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10 tips to make your work from home more productive

What was your one constant excuse for almost everything that you have always wanted to do? To begin with, let me be honest about mine, it was this: “But, I don't have time for that!” or “Yes I would love to. But where is the time?” Well, now we have answer to all those “but's”. The time is here. So, are you ready? During this testing time in history, I would like to shift the focus a little bit and see it from a different perspective…

Books and articles, 2020

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Two articles made-in-ICMAB at the SCQ journal: magnetic reduced graphene oxide and Smart-4-Fabry project

The last issue of the journal of the Catalan Chemical Society (Revista de la Societat Catalana de Química) includes two articles from ICMAB researchers. The first one is about graphene oxide nanocomposites decorated with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, and the second one is about the European project "Smart-4-Fabry", which develops a new nanomedicine for the treatment of the Fabry disease. The articles are written in Catalan. We encourage you to have a look at them!

Books and articles, 2019

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