The ACS Omega Virtual Issue "Women at the Forefront of Chemistry" features two articles led by ICMAB women
Th article published in the Open Access journal ACS Omega "On the Study of Ca and Mg Deintercalation from Ternary Tantalum Nitrides" by M. Rosa Palacín, Amparo Fuertes et al. and the article "Role of Polymorphism and Thin-Film Morphology in Organic Semiconductors Processed by Solution Shearing" by Marta Mas-Torrent et al. have been selected for the the journal's first-ever Virtual Issue "Women at the Forefront of Chemistry". This special collection of articles, handpicked and guest-edited by the Associate Editor, Professor Luisa Torsi, celebrates the contributions of 50+ leading women scientists at various stages of their career, selected from around the world, who have published high-quality articles in our journal as corresponding authors.
Doctor Researcher Dolores Bueno, from the NANOMOL Group at ICMAB, defended her PhD thesis on Friday, 20 March 2020. Her PhD Thesis was entitled "Peptide functionalized nanoliposomes for biomolecule intracellular delivery, prepared using compressed CO2" and was supervised by Nora Ventosa and Elisabet González. If you want to know more about Dolores' experience during her PhD and her future plans, continue reading this post!
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…
Magneto-ionic control of magnetism in two-oxide nanocomposite thin films comprising mesoporous cobalt ferrite conformally nanocoated with HfO2
Shauna Robbennolt,* Pengmei Yu, Aliona Nicolenco, Pau Mercier Fernandez, Mariona Coll and Jordi Sort*. Nanoscale, 2020, Advance Article.
Yajie Zhang, Miguel García-Gabilondo, Alba Grayston, Irene V. J. Feiner, Irene Anton-Sales, Rodrigo A. Loiola, Jordi Llop, Pedro Ramos-Cabrer, Ignasi Barba, David Garcia-Dorado, Fabien Gosselet, Anna Rosell* and Anna Roig*. Nanoscale, 2020,12, 4988-5002.
In 2019 the ICMAB applied for 4 priority patent applications, all of them European, and for an extension in Europe of a French priority patent. This means that from the 34 European patent applications from the CSIC, 5 are from the ICMAB (nearly 15 %). The CSIC leads the European patents applied in Spain, and there is a new record of European patent applications from Spanish origin according to the 2019 Patent Index of the European Patent Office (EPO).
Javier Plou, Isabel García, Mathias Charconnet, Ianire Astobiza, Clara García‐Astrain, Cristiano Matricardi, Agustín Mihi, Arkaitz Carracedo, Luis M. Liz‐Marzán. Adv. Funct. Mater.2020, 1910335.
If you are an Undergraduate or Master student and would like to conduct research in Materials Science with us, as part of your final project or as part of the curriculuar work experience internships, here are some of the projects that we offer during 2020:
Phase Diagram of Methylammonium/Formamidinium Lead Iodide Perovskite Solid Solutions from Temperature-Dependent Photoluminescence and Raman Spectroscopies
Adrián Francisco-López, Bethan Charles, M. Isabel Alonso, Miquel Garriga, Mariano Campoy-Quiles, Mark T. Weller, Alejandro R. Goñi*. J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 6, 3448-3458
On Monday, 24 February 2020, the workhop between ALBA and ICMAB scientists took place at the Maxwell Auditorium at the ALBA Synchrotron facilities. The idea of the meeting was clear: get the scientists of both centers to talk and create the seeds to start new project collaborations between both institutions. Do you want to know more?
Amparo Fuertes. APL Materials 8, 020903 (2020);
Fully Water-Soluble Polyphosphorhydrazone-Based Radical Dendrimers Functionalized with Tyr-PROXYL Radicals as Metal-Free MRI T1 Contrast Agents
Luiz F. Pinto, Vega Lloveras, Songbai Zhang, Flonja Liko, Jaume Veciana, José L. Muñoz-Gómez, José Vidal-Gancedo*. ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2020, 3, 1, 369-376
Publication Date:December 24, 2019.
Hola! I'm Chris and I'm currently involved in a TFM project in the NANOMOL group investigating the functionalization of SAMs with different nanoparticles. I completed my Bachelor's in Biomedical Science back home in Wales and am currently enrolled in the Masters of Molecular Biotechnology at UB. I enjoy snowboarding, surfing and cycling; all possible here (or nearby) in Barcelona!
The journal Chemistry. A European Journal features in its COVER the recently published article "An enantiopure propeller‐like trityl‐brominated radical: Bringing together a high racemization barrier and an efficient circularly polarized luminescent magnetic emitter" from Jaume Veciana et al. We love the cover. Do you?
Qianzhe Zhang, David Sánchez-Fuentes, Rudy Desgarceaux, Pau Escofet-Majoral, Judith Oró-Soler, Jaume Gázquez, Guilhem Larrieu, Benoit Charlot, Andrés Gómez, Martí Gich, and Adrián Carretero-Genevrier*. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX
Guillem Vargas-Nadal, Monica Muñoz-Ubeda, Patricia Alamo, Montserrat Mitjans Arnal, Virtudes Céspedes, Mariana Köber, Elisabet Gonzalez, Lidia Ferrer-Tasies, M Pilar Vinardell, Ramón Mangues, ⁎, Jaume Veciana, ⁎, Nora Ventosa. Nanomedicine
An enantiopure propeller‐like trityl‐brominated radical: Bringing together a high racemization barrier and an efficient circularly polarized luminescent magnetic emitter
Jaume Veciana, Paula Mayorga-Burrezo, Vicente G. Jiménez, Davide Blasi, Teodor Parella, Imma Ratera, Araceli G. Campaña. Chem. Eur. J.
Efficient Exploration of the Composition Space in Ternary Organic Solar Cells by Combining High‐Throughput Material Libraries and Hyperspectral Imaging
Albert Harillo‐Baños, Xabier Rodríguez‐Martínez, Mariano Campoy‐Quiles. Adv. Energy Mater.2020, 10, 1902417.
Hello! My name is Arnau Güell and I am graduated in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in UAB. I am currently doing a MSc in Biomedical Engineering and now I have also started a practicum at NanomolTechSL researching in Quatsomes. I am a big fan of bouldering and I also enjoy playing basketball and playing the guitar.
"Proteins cages as carriers for metal based theranostic agents" by Simonetta Geninatti (Mon, 2 March 2020)
The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture:
Proteins cages as carriers for metal based theranostic agentsby Simonetta Geninatti Crich, Molecular Biotechnology and Health Sciences department, University of Torino (Italy)
Monday, 2 March 2020 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
Nitro-graphene oxide in iridium oxide hybrids: electrochemical modulation of N-graphene redox states and charge capacities
E. Pérez, N. M. Carretero, S. Sandoval, A. Fuertes, G. Tobias and N. Casañ-Pastor*. Mater. Chem. Front., 2020, Advance Article.
A project to improve the security of the identification systems using magnetic memories, a project to enhance the duration of Zn-air batteries, and a project to treat corneal wounds with nanocellulose patches. These three projects are the ones awarded with a LLAVOR grant for innovative projects with potential for being incorporated into the production sector, granted by the AGAUR (Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca, Generalitat de Catalunya), FEDER (Fons Europeu de Desenvolupament Regional) and Secretaria d’Universitats i Recerca del Departament d'Empresa i Coneixement de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
Magneto-ionic control of magnetism in two-oxide nanocomposite thin films comprising mesoporous cobalt ferrite conformally nanocoated with HfO2
Shauna Robbennolt,* Pengmei Yu, Aliona Nicolenco, Pau Mercier Fernandez, Mariona Coll and Jordi Sort. Nanoscale, 2020, Advance Article.
The FASTGRID project, in which the SUMAN group at ICMAB participates, has released a new video, shot in the premises of one of the partners (SuperGrid Institute, France) to explain in simple terms and with animations the objectives of the project. The video includes footage from the production line of the German industrial partner THEVA and from the winding process made by the French company Sigmaphi in collaboration with the SuperGrid Institute.
"Nanomaterials purament inorgànics: noves oportunitats del bor en medicina" is the title of the article that Clara Viñas, researcher at ICMAB, has written for the Catalan magazine L'Atzavara. L'Atzavara is a scientific publication of the Natural Science section of the Museum in Mataró that aims to explain scientific concepts in a way that people can understand it since 1979, once a year. This last number (Vol. 30 (2020)) was devoted to the Periodic Table elements and its misteries: "Els elements endreçats: la taula periòdica i els seus misteris".
The EU project FETFX has completed its Journalist-in-the-lab programme last 24-26 February 2020. The initiative, designed by FETFX partner Fondazione iCons, allowed science communication students get hands on with content creation at the ICMAB and the ICN2 with researchers working on FET European projects.
Due to the expansion and the pandemic situation of COVID-19, and respecting the authorities and for our own responsibility, the ICMAB is declared from Monday, 16 March 2020, and until Sunday, 29 March 2020 (minimu), a CSIC Institute of Restricted Access. The basic services will continue to be provided, but the presence of staff in the center is minimized in order to restrict the movement of people to its maximum.
We are looking for an Executive Assistant to join and provide support to the ICMAB Direction team. Send your CV and cover letter before 10 April 2020 to apply for this call.
Registration is now open for OPTOFEM2020: An ICMAB Summer School on OPTICALLY CONTROLLED FERROELECTRIC MEMRISTORS.
We proudly announce the ICMAB summer school on “OPTICALLY CONTROLLED FERROELECTRIC MEMRISTORS” (OPTOFEM2020). The School will take place on June 18-19, 2020, at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC). Deadline for registration is May 2, 2020.
The CSIC launches the JAE-Intro 2020: Introduction to research fellowships for University students with the objective to introduce students to research career. Open call from 9 March to 9 April 2020.
Doctor Cristiano Matricardi from the NANOPTO Group defended his PhD thesis entitled "Hybrid plasmonic-photonic nanostructures for enhanced spectroscopy" and supervised by Agustín Mihi, on Friday, 21 February 2020 at the ICMAB. Congratulations for the good job! If you know more about him, his research and his future steps, continue reading!
Hi ! my name is Dalinda Quingatuña, I'm from Ecuador!! I am a PhD student from University of Granada. I work in Dynamic Molecular with model MARTINI and now I'm going to work under the supervision of Dr. Jordi Faraudo. I'm delighted to be at ICMAB.
(The photography is taken in Mitad del Mundo, Quito - Ecuador)
Hi. My name is Víctor and I have studied nanoscience and nanotechnology in the Autonomus University of Barcelona. I am currently investigating in ICMAB about the properties of the bacterial cellulose to use it in batteries, exactly in their electrodes. I am a person who takes care about the environment and enjoys to do activities in the nature. So, investigate a new way to store energy using a cheaper and biofriendly method is one of the things which motivates me to do that research.
L. Soler, J. Jareño, J. Banchewski, S. Rasi, N. Chamorro, R. Guzman, R. Yáñez, C. Mocuta, S. Ricart, J. Farjas, P. Roura-Grabulosa, X. Obradors & T. Puig. Nat Commun 11, 344 (2020)
"SPICE Simulation of large memristive cross-point arrays for pattern recognition applications. Device modelling and circuit challenges" by Fernando L. Aguirre (Fri, 28 Feb 2020)
SPICE Simulation of large memristive cross-point arrays for pattern recognition applications. Device modelling and circuit challenges
by Fernando L. Aguirre, PhD fellow, UAB and UTN-FRBA / CONICET (Argentina)
(Supervisor: Jordi Suñe)
Friday, 28 February 2020 @ 10:30 am
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes MATGAS
On Thursday, 27 February 2020, Nora Ventosa, researcher at the NANOMOL group at ICMAB, and coordinator of the SMART-4-FABRY project will participate in the NanoRare Diseases Day at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, from 11 am to 1 pm.
#QuotesFromWomenScientists: our social network activity for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
From the ICMAB Gender Equality Committee we wanted to engage the ICMAB community in a social network activity for the "International Day of Women and Girls in Science" (11 February 2020) #QuotesFromWomenScientists! We had a great participation, and here is the result!
The talk "The use of synchrotron radiation in battery research" by Ashley Black, within the Webinar "Photonics for Batteries Manufacturing" organized by SECPHO is now online! Ashley Black is now currently working as postdoctoral fellow at ICMAB, where he is involved in two FET (Future Emerging Technologies) European Projects, on Calcium-based batteries (CARBAT) and Magnesium-based batteries (E-MAGIC), with M. Rosa Palacín.
The CSIC Catalunya organized a morning in which women scientists from different CSIC centers visited the school "Escola Can Maiol" in Sants, Barcelona, to talk and experiment with science. From the ICMAB, Arántzazu González, chemist, visited the group of 3r Primària (8-9 years old) and did some experiments to discover the acid/basic properties of some natural substances that we have at home by the change of color. Sants3Radio was there to talk with them!
Hello there! I'm Alex, I'm in my last course as a chemistry student in UAB and I'll be doing my TFG in ICMAB about deposition studies of molecular based materials on electrodes. I'm really excited about it! I enjoy travelling a lot like in this photo, when I visited my relatives back in the US
Hello, I'm Carles and I'm a last-year physics student at UAB, I'm writing the Bachelor's final project at ICMAB about magnetic convection currents at the Materials Simulation and Theory department. I'm quite excited to start this new adventure and feel like a real scientist!
Hi, I am Hanna Reijneveld from Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands. I am a double master student in nanotechnology and chemical engineering track molecules and materials engineering. I will work in the NANOMOL group with Xavi under supervision of dr. Imma Ratera on anchoring of biomolecules to surfaces. I love travelling, good food and field hockey and I look forward to my time here!
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