- Date: 2021-02-09
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The online nanoGe Spring Meeting is a unique series of symposia focused on advanced materials preparation and fundamental properties and their applications, in fields such as renewable energy (photovoltaics, batteries), lighting, semiconductor quantum dots, 2-D materials synthesis and semiconductors fundamentals, bioimaging, etc.
Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 13935
The TV programme "... i bona lletra!" from El 9 TV interviewed on 22 January 2021 Mariona Coll to talk about her new project on new materials for photovoltaics received by the BBVA Foundation Leonardo Grant programme.
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.
Hello everyone! My name is Marc and I have just joined, as a Ph.D. student, the Soft Matter Theory group. I will be developing computational models capable of predicting the interaction of encapsulated viruses (in particular, SARS-CoV-2) with materials, including textile surfaces and fibers. I am sure I will have an amazing time at ICMAB. I love doing sports, hiking, and being in contact with nature.
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 exhibition about Catalan women scientists, organized by the Catalan Association of Science Communication (ACCC) features M. Rosa Palacin and Anna Roig, both ICMAB researchers, and other 22 relevant scientists in their respective fields.
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.
Collaboration is a key part of research. Whether it be collaboration with similar researchers with different skill sets or perspectives, or collaboration with researchers in others fields for an interdisciplinary approach, joining efforts with other institutions is a solid way to improve ICMAB’s work. Here are the institutions that have collaborated more with ICMAB in 2020:
International research partnerships are a key factor to improve our collective knowledge. Not only does it allow everybody to share access to different scientific installations and techniques, it also gives research a more diverse viewpoint that ensures every possibility is considered. These are the countries that ICMAB has collaborated more with during 2020:
A push–pull-functionalized stilbene has been prepared, with an electroactive perchlorotriphenylmethyl (PTM˙) radical and dimethylamine units as electron-withdrawing and -donating moieties, respectively, showing an electrocatalytic redox-induced Z → E isomerization where the open-shell nature of PTM˙ plays a key role in the isomerization ocurrance.
Scientific dissemination is clearly dependent on journals to help spread the word about research done all around the world. Many specialized journals, in fields like materials science or nanotechnology, have helped ICMAB Researchers get eyes on their research. These are the journals that have shared more of our research in 2020:
The Clarivate journal Impact Factor metric system gives a yearly numeric indicator of how much has an article been cited and how much impact has it had. This year, ICMAB’s average IF has been at 7.42, with an 18 % of all publications having an IF higher than 10. These are the ICMAB articles that have had a higher IF during 2020:
The third Open Innovation Forum, a program that connects challenges proposed by companies with research groups in the BioRegion, finished out 2020 with noteworthy figures.
Citation is one of the key factors to understand the effect an article has had on a particular field. This year, ICMAB Researchers have published articles across many fields, like energy storage, thermoelectrics, or nanomedicine. From all this research, two of ICMAB’s articles have become highly cited pieces. Do you want to know which articles have been the most cited this year?
More than 216 articles have been published this year by the many researchers that form ICMAB. Some researchers have been able to publish multiple articles in the same year. These are the researchers that have published most articles during 2020 (Source: Web of Science-Core collection, as of 14/12/2020):
The Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group and the University of Girona are looking for a PhD candidate for a project on "Advanced thermal analysis characterization towards ultrafast film growth" in the framework of the ERC Adv. ULTRASUPERTAPE project.
A letter of support to Prof. Heribert Barrera, after the City Council of Barcelona withdrew his City Gold Medal this year 2020, awarded to him posthumously in 2012.
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.