30 postdoctoral fellowships at Universities and Research Centres of Spain are offered through the Junior Leader Programme from “la Caixa”, which is aimed at hiring excellent researchers—of any nationality—who wish to continue their research career in the Spanish territory on any discipline.
We are very happy to announce that Mariona Coll, ICMAB researcher at the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures group (SUMAN), has been awarded with one of the Research Awards L'Oréal-Unesco "For Women in Science" in the 2017 Call for her project "Nanochemistry: New materials for the efficient conversion of solar energy".
Anna Roig has been awarded with the Albus Award 2017, one of the Scientific Awards offered by Grifols, the pharmaceutical and chemical multinational company. The Award consists of 50,000 € to carry out the project "Albumin-iron oxide nanocages".
During the last 10-12 July, more than 50 members of ICMAB spent three days in Sant Feliu de Guíxols for the Nanoselect Network Of Excellence Annual Meeting 2017. The three days were filled with talks and poster sessions, of many interesting topics.
Eight Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects granted in the second internal call within the FUNMAT Severo Ochoa programme
The second internal call of the Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) within the FUNMAT Severo Ochoa programme has been resolved: 8 projects have been granted, out of the 18 proposals submitted in the FIP Call 2017.
The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Almirall, and the Leitat Technology Center, will develop two types of nanocapsules with active principles for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases such as acne and psoriasis.
Within the collection "¿Qué sabemos de?" (What do we know of?) from the CSIC, there is the book called "Los riesgos de la nanotecnología" (The risks of nanotechnology) that has been recently published. We will have the authors of the book here with us on 17 July at 12 pm, at Sala d'actes Carles Miravitlles. We welcome you to participate in this interesting debate!
Gabriele D’Avino, Manuel Souto, Matteo Masino, Jonas K. H. Fischer, Imma Ratera, Xavier Fontrodona, Gianluca Giovannetti, Matthieu J. Verstraete, Anna Painelli, Peter Lunkenheimer, Jaume Veciana & Alberto Girlando. Nature 547, E9–E10 (13 July 2017) doi:10.1038/nature22801
Novel Fe3O4@GNF@SiO2 nanocapsules fabricated through the combination of an in situ formation method and SiO2 coating process for magnetic resonance imaging
Changyong Lu,* Stefania Sandoval, Teresa Puig, Xavier Obradors, Gerard Tobias, Josep Rosa and Susagna Ricart. RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 24690. DOI: 10.1039/c7ra04080f
The Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) celebrated its XXXVI Biennial Meeting in Sitges from 25 to 29 June 2017. "The Biennial" (La Bienal) as it is known by the Spanish Chemical community, is the forum which shows the vitality and the vigor of the Spanish chemistry, and ICMAB didn't want to miss this great event!
Two ICMAB researchers granted with Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral fellowships with Dr. Marta Mas-Torrent
Dr. José M. Muñoz and Dr. Francesca Leonardi, from the NANOMOL group, have been granted with a Juan de la Cierva Fellowship to continue their postdoctoral research under the supervision of Dr. Marta Mas-Torrent.
Manuel Souto has won the first runner-up doctorate NANOMOLMAT 2016 award, granted by the Specialized Group in Nanoscience and Molecular Materials (NANOMATMOL) from the RSEQ and RSEF, to the best PhD theses of 2016.
Hendrik Ohldag, IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2017, visited our Institute on June 27 and delivered the talk on "Ultrafast and Very Small: Discover Nanoscale Magnetism With Picosecond Time Resolution Using X-Rays".
The ICMAB hosts this year six students from the UAB Argó Program. They will be with us during the mornings, from June 26 until July 13.
We welcome Hendrik Ohldag, IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2017, who will visit our Institute on June 27 (at 10 am) and will deliver the talk on "Ultrafast and Very Small: Discover Nanoscale Magnetism With Picosecond Time Resolution Using X-Rays".
The association Mujeres & Cía has revealed, on June 21 in Madrid, the list of the most influential women talents of Spain. Among them there are athletes, businesswomen, politicians, journalists, and a researcher from ICMAB: Anna Laromaine.
Dr. Ashley Black graduated with a thesis in "New oxynitride materials with luminescent, magnetic and catalytic properties" in the Solid State Chemistry group, supervised by Dr. Amparo Fuertes.
Sergi Galindo, Adrián Tamayo, Francesca Leonardi, Marta Mas-Torrent. Adv. Funct. Materials. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201700526
Sergi Lendínez, Jinting Hang, Saül Vélez, Joan Manel Hernández, Dirk Backes, Andrew D. Kent, and Ferran Macià. Phys. Rev. Applied 7, 054027. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.7.054027
Jordi Martínez, from the SUMAN group, has been awarded with the second prize for his poster, abstract and oral presentation entitled "Uncovering the surface chemistry of LnF3 nanoparticles" during the "Jornades Doctorals 2017" organized by the Chemistry Department of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
Roger Guzman, Jaume Gazquez, Bernat Mundet, Mariona Coll, Xavier Obradors, and Teresa Puig. Phys. Rev. Materials. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.1.024801
El passat 17 de juliol vam tenir l'agradable visita de la Maria Torras, la noia de Manresa que va obtenir la millor nota de la Selectivitat a Catalunya, juntament amb tres altres noies: un 9,8!
Ignasi Fina, Postoctoral Researcher at the MULFOX group at ICMAB, has been awarded with the First Prize of the Young Researchers Award - Postdoctoral Researchers category, for his contribution to the XXXXI Biennial Meeting of the RSEF (Real Sociedad Española de Física) 2017 and for his excellent research career.
A group of researchers lead by Dr. Clara Viñas, from the Inoganic Mateials & Catalysis Laboratory group at ICMAB, has recently published a paper on Chemistry-A European Journal that has been qualified as Hot Paper and, moreover, it's cover has become a Frontispiece.
Ya se encuentra publicada la resolución de concesión de las becas colaboración Severo Ochoa y María de Maeztu 2017-2018 en la web de la convocatoria. La fecha tope de envío de aceptación de las ayudas es el 25 de julio.
The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB) has become a new member of the European network of science centres and museums ECSITE, which was created more than 25 years ago to foster creativity and critical thinking in European society, emboldening citizens to engage with science.
Dr. Enric Canadell, Dr. Anna Laromaine, Dr. Jaume Veciana and Dr. Clara Viñas, awarded during 2016-2017 by external institutions for their Scientific Merits, have been acknowledged by the CSIC on July 5, 2017, at the CSIC Auditorium in Madrid.
Jordi Faraudo, from the Theory and Simulation Group, is an invited researcher at the Earth Life Science Institute (ELSI) inTokyo (Japan). There he will work together with international and local researchers to investigate the fomation of complex molecules from simple molecules with selfassembly models. The news appeared in La Vanguardia and in El Periódico:
La sisena edició del Programa de Generació d’Idees donarà suport a projectes del sector de la biotecnologia industrial i la biomedicina. El proper dijous 29 de juny a les 12 h es presentarà el projecte pels investigadors de l'ICMAB.
At the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) Board of Trustees meeting, which took place on June 26 in Barcelona and was chaired by Andreu Mas-Colell, Gabriel M. Silberman was appointed new General Director. The incorporation of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) as a new member of the Foundation was also approved.
Hybrid YBa2Cu3O7 Superconducting–Ferromagnetic Nanocomposite Thin Films Prepared from Colloidal Chemical Solutions
Elena Bartolomé, Pablo Cayado, Eduardo Solano,Cristian Mocuta, Susagna Ricart, Bernat Mundet, Marionna Coll, Jaume Gázquez, Alexander Meledin, Gustaaf van Tendeloo, Manuel Valvidares, Javier Herrero-Martín, Pierluigi Gargiani, Eric Pellegrin, Cesar Magén, Teresa Puig, Xavier Obradors. Adv. Electron. Mater. 2017, 1700037. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201700037
The participants of the "Materials for Biomedical Applications" (MATBIO) international summer school would repeat the experience
ICMAB hosted its first International Summer School on Materials for Biomedical Application (MATBIO2017) with four days full of lectures and hands-on activities, and with over 45 students of 21 different institutions and more than 8 different countries.
The Revista de Física, from the Real Sociedad Española de Física - RSEF, includes in its second number of 2017 an article about the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), within the section "Nodos de la Física".
Bojos per la Física és un curs d'un any de durada dirigit als estudiants del primer any de batxillerat de la modalitat de Ciències i Tecnologia amb especial interès i talent per la Física.
L’objectiu bàsic d’aquest projecte és fomentar la vocació científica d’aquests joves i en especial el seu entusiasme per la física.
Dr. Bernhard Dörling graduated with a thesis in "Conjugated Materials for Thermoelectrics and Photovoltaics" in the NANOPTO group, supervised by Dr. Mariano Campoy-Quiles and Dr. Miquel Garriga Bacardí.