- Xanthinuria is a rare disease caused by the accumulation of xanthine in blood, which can lead to serious pathologies, such as renal failure or gout.
- ICMAB researchers have prepared a novel hybrid graphene-based electrochemical biosensor for the fast and 100 times more sensitive detection of xanthine, with respect to previously reported sensors.
- The study, published in the journal Advanced Materials Interfaces, combines the properties of reduced graphene oxide and those of the organic radicals to prepare next generation, low cost electrochemical biosensors.
Tailored metallacarboranes as mediators for boosting the stability of carbon-based aqueous supercapacitors
R. Ruiz-Rosas, I. Fuentes, C. Viñas, F. Teixidor, E. Morallóna and D. Cazorla-Amorós*. Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, DOI:10.1039/C7SE00503B
I'm Miquel and I am new in ICMAB. I am from Barcelona and I am currently studying a master in Advance Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. My bakground is also Nanoscience. I'll be doing my master's thesis with the Nanomol group. I enjoy mountain sports. See you around!
Hello. I´m Flonja. I´m from Albania. I am currently working in the Nanomol group, under the supervision of José Vidal Gancedo. Before coming to ICMAB, I completed a double PhD degree in Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutical Innovation from the Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CiQUS) in the University of Santiago de Compostela and in Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology from the Unit of Biomimetic Micro and Nanomedicines (MINT/ INSERM U1066 ) in the University of Angers. I hold a Msc in Radiopharmacy from the University of Hacettepe and I'm a Pharmacy graduate from the University of Ankara. See you soon.
I look forward to meeting and collaborating with you, as also to spend good time together.
A recent publication in Advanced Functional Materials by Dr. Marta Mas-Torrent and her team has been chosen to be highlighted on Advanced Science News website. The group is working on the development of high-performance electrolyte-gated field-effect transistors (EGOFETs), electronic devices capable of working in aqueous environment.
Marcin P. Grzelczak*, Stephen P. Danks, Robert C. Klipp, Domagoj Belic, Adnana Zaulet, Casper Kunstmann-Olsen, Dan F. Bradley, Tatsuya Tsukuda, Clara Viñas, Francesc Teixidor, Jonathan J. Abramson, and Mathias Brust*. ACS Nano, Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b06600
ICMAB Researcher, Dr. Enric Canadell, elected member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona (RACAB)
On December 2017, Dr. Enric Canadell, Research Professor at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), became elected member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona (RACAB). Two other researchers from CSIC, Dr. Xavier Querol (IDAEA-CSIC), and Dr. Francesc Piferrer (ICM-CSIC) were also elected, together with Dra. Fàtima Bosch (UAB) and Dr. Roderic Guigó (CRG). Finally, Dra. Fabiola Gianotti (CERN) was elected as correspondent member.
Copenhagen, 22-26 MAY 2018: MagMeet 2018 12th International Conference on the Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers
We are pleased to welcome members of the magnetic particle research community to the 12th International Conference on the Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers (MagMeet 2018 for short). This meeting will be held in beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference starts with a reception on Tuesday night, May 22 and ends on Saturday, May 26, 2018 in the afternoon.
The 2018 International High Power Laser Ablation Symposium will take place on 26 - 29 March 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the historic La Fonda on the Plaza. Dr. Eniko Gyorgy, from ICMAB, is Session Chair of the session entitled "MAPLE and Materials Processing."
A workshop on Ethics and Responsible Research & Innovation in Research takes place on March 16, 2018, at ICMAB. Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI) is a concept that has gained visibility and importance in the recent years, and involves the participation of multiple actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations, etc. ) in the research and innovation process, enabling easier access to scientific results, the take up of gender and ethics in the research and innovation content and process, and formal and informal science education.
Bilbao (Spain) will host the 4th edition of the largest European Event in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, ImagineNano, at Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC): March 13-15, 2018.
The COST TO-BE Spring Meeting 2018 will be organized by the ICMAB and will be held in Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu, Spain 12-14th March 2018. The meeting, which will be the last one of the series organised by the TO-BE consortium, will be the stage for the presentation of the contents of the Roadmap "Towards oxide electronics" prepared within the context of TO-BE Cost Action.
We announce the forthcoming symposium "Engineering of functional materials with chemical coating methods", organized within the E-MRS Spring Meeting in Strasbourg from June 18th-22nd 2018.
Bellaterra, 1-2 MAR 2018: ICMAB hosts the 2nd workshop of the HERALD network on Atomic Layer Deposition
HERLALD (Hooking together European Research in Atomic Layer Deposition), a COST Action that aims to structure and integrate European research activity in ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition), organizes the 2nd HERALD.ECI Workshop with hands-on training for "bonding HERALD.ECIs from ideas to proposals", which will be held at ICMAB on 1-2 March 2018.
Deadline for registration: 15 February 2018
My name is Karen Lizzette Velásquez Méndez. I have a BSc in Chemistry from the National University of Colombia. Now, I'm a student of the Oficial Master in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine in the UAB.
In the ICMAB, I'm working in the Solid State Chemistry Research Group in the proyect "Synthesis and electronic properties of perovskite type oxynitrides" led by Dra. Amparo Fuertes. I like to meet new places and read in my free time.
The last post of this series about the most cited articles month per month of year 2017. Herein, the most cited ones from November and December 2017.
A year in review: this post continues with the series of the most cited articles in every month of 2017. Here we feature the most cited articles of September and October 2017.
José Luis García-Muñoz, Arnau Romaguera, Francois Fauth, Josep Nogués, and Martí Gich*. Chem. Mater., 2017, 29 (22), pp 9705–9713. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b03417
Open PhD position within the Severo Ochoa progam in switchable ferroelectric films for water splitting
PROJECT TITLE: Use of highly ordered switchable ferroelectric films to enhance the water splitting activity of TiO2 photo-catalysts
In the Crystallography of Magnetic and Electronic Oxides (CMEOS) group with Dr. Xavier Torrelles. Deadline: 15th January 2018.
A year in review: we start here a series of the most cited article written by ICMAB researchers during 2017, month by month. In this post, you will find the most cited article of January, February and March 2017.
This current 12-month Index, corresponding to year 2016, shows Barcelona's leading institutions for high-quality science ordered by the number of articles published (AC) in a list of science journals, and the number of authors of each institution, considering the percentage of authorship in each article (WFC) (with the correction of the centers dedicated to space science, which have a lot of coauthrs in the articles).
The July-September issue of the Revista Española de Física (Vol 31, No 3) includes a monogaph of 41 pages on Condensed Matter. Some ICMAB researchers have contributed in some of the articles.
You can download in this post the articles of the monograph, with the permission of the journal. If you become a member of the RSEF you'll be able to read all the journal!
Anna Roig, researcher at the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) group, participated on November 30 at the MetDrugs meeting, this time focused on nanostructures and metal-drugs complexes for biomedical applications. Anna's talk was entitled “Iron oxide nanoparticles come in all flavours”. The scientific meeting was organized by the MetDrugs network and ICN2.
This year, to celebrate Christmas, on Tuesday, December 19, we will have with us Xavier Roqué, Senior Lecturer in History of Science at UAB and member of the Phylosophy Dept. and of the Center for the History of Science (UAB). Xavier will give a Christmas Lecture entitled "Re-reading Curie", in which he will suggest new readings of, probably, the best-known woman scientist of the twentieth century: Marie Skłodowska Curie.
After the seminar, there will be the traditional Christmas Concert by the ICMAB choir and the Christmas Buffet for all our staff.
Richard P. Feynman was born on 11 May 1918. This new year 2018 would be his centenary, and to commemorate it, EspaiNANO, the group from the Catalan Association fos Scientific Communication for the Communication and Outreach of Nanotechnology, has organized a variety of activities and events. ICMAB also collaborates in the organization of this celebration, called FeynmanTotal.
Helloo! I'm Niki Joosten from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. I study Molecular Life Sciences and I'm doing my master thesis about Microcontact printing. The project is a collaboration between the University of Wageningen, Bionanotechnology and ICMAB under the supervision of Arancha Gonzalez. I will stay at ICMAB for 4 months. I like to travel, play rugby and party :)
Hi, I am Halyna from Ukraine. I am right now in my last year of PhD in Paris, and coming here for a two-months visit. Before PhD, I studied in double-degree master on materials science in France/Germany. Here In ICMAB I am planning to grow thin films of ferroelectric perovskite oxides (BaTiO3 solid solutions), and to study their photovoltaic properties, making the comparison to ceramic samples of these materials.
I like travelling (both city tourism and hiking in nature), discovering ethnic dance, art etc., interested in history, pagan and oriental religions, and practices like yoga.
Researchers from ALBA Synchrotron and from ICMAB have established an enriching and fruitful collaboration over the years, which is proven by the number of publications published together since ALBA received its first users, in 2012.
In 2017, 24 publications appeared in collaboration between both institutions, which represented a 21 % of the ALBA Synchrotron articles.
Dr. Ignasi Fina has been recently awarded with a collaborative project, funded by "la Caixa" Foundation, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT-SPAIN "la Caixa" Foundation SEED FUND). The project is focused on the investigation of new materials for photovoltaic applications. The aim is to study the use of a new kind of material, called a ferroelectric semiconductor, that may offer a powerful mechanism to convert sunlight into electricity.
Strasbourg, 18-22 JUNE 2018: Come to the E-MRS Spring Meeting and participate in the symposia organized by ICMAB researchers
- Organic semiconductors: hybrid interfaces and charge transport (Symposium J), organized by Marta Mas-Torrent et al.
Nanostructures for phononic applications (Symposium N), organized by Riccardo Rurali et al.
Engineering of functional materials with chemical coating methods (Symposium T), organized by Mariona Coll et al.
Bellaterra, 30-31 MAY: HPCnano: High Performance Computing for Next Generation Nanomaterials & Nanodevice Engineering
The High performance computing for next generation nanomaterials & nanodevices engineering workshop (HPCnano) is an event to be held at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) on 30-31 May 2018. Sponsored by the RED ESPAÑOLA de SUPERCOMPUTACION-RES, the event aims at presenting the use of high performance computing (HPC) in forefront research in nanomaterials, molecular electronics and nanodevices, to potential users of the RES HPC resources.
Trieste, 21-25 MAY 2018: Conference on the Complex Interactions of Light and Biological Matter: Experiments meet Theory
On 21 - 25 May 2018 in Trieste, Italy, the Conference on the Complex Interactions of Light and Biological Matter: Experiments meet Theory takes place. A conference for experimentalists and theoreticians investigating the photophysics and photochemistry behind the interaction of light with the organic material that make up living systems.
The ICMAB Unit of Technology Transfer organizes a very interesting roundtable for Wednesday, 21 March 2018, at 11 am:
Future Science in Europe: Excellence, Innovation and Openness.
Technologies for Oxide Electronics School 2018 will be organized by the ICMAB and will be held in Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu, Spain 15-17th March 2018, right after the COST TO-BE Spring Meeting on "Towards Oxide Electronics".
The 10alamenos9 Festival of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology arrives to its 3rd edition! On April 2018, more than 1,000 participants (around 700 secondary school students, 150 primary school students), will participate in the more than 70 activities prepared by all the entities collaborating in this macro-event, that takes place in Barcelona, Zaragoza, Valencia, Bilbao and Madrid.
Synergistic Exploitation of the Superoxide Scavenger Properties of Reduced Graphene Oxide and a Trityl Organic Radical for the Impedimetric Sensing of Xanthine
The list of the top 10 articles published in the highest impact factor (IF) journals, by ICMAB researchers during the year 2017 are the following:
In my free time I like to go out with friends, play videogames and LARP (live action role-playing).
See you around!!!
The X edition of the GEFES meeting will take place in Valencia, 24th – 26th January, 2018. With the aim of becoming an interactive forum for discussion and a common space for young and experienced international researchers, the scientific GEFES 2018 committee has worked hard in order to offer an attractive scientific program with plenary and oral talks of a large variety of topics in Condensed Matter Physics.
Natascia Grimaldi, Paula Elena Rojas, Simon Stehle, Alba Cordoba, Ralf Schweins, Santi Sala, Stefan Luelsdorf, David Piña, Jaume Veciana, Jordi Faraudo, Alessandro Triolo*, Andreas Siegfried Braeuer*, and Nora Ventosa*. ACS Nano, 2017, 11 (11), pp 10774–10784. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b02500
A year in review: we continue in this post with the series of the most cited articles of every month of the year 2017. In this post we will see the most cited articles corresponding to the months of June, July and August 2017.
The Institut Bisbe Sevilla from Calella at ICMAB learning about the nanomaterials of the future for electronics
On December 15 the Institut Bisbe Sevilla, from Calella, visited ICMAB and spent the morning with us. Marta Mas-Torrent, researcher at the NANOMOL group gave the seminar on "Nanomaterials of the future for electronics", in which she first introduced the scientific career and the concepts of nanoscience and nanotechnology, and then showed the students her research in this field.
ICMAB collaboration at the Digital CSIC journal "CSIC Abierto" about Open Access policies and mandates
The last issue (number 16) of the Digital CSIC journal "CSIC Abierto" includes two interviews with ICMAB's Documentalist and Librarian, Alejandro Santos, and with ICMAB Researcher at the NANOPTO Group, Dr. Mariano Campoy-Quiles. The interviews deal with the Open Access mandates adopted by the funding agencies and the experience at ICMAB on accomplishing these mandates.
The physicists Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director, and Ignasi Ribas, Director of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya, IEEC), gave a joint lecture for the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Institute "Lluís de Peguera" in Manresa (26 October 2017), in which they both went as students. Their dialogue "From nanoscience to space" was followed by an enthusiast audience eager to learn.
Hidden Magnetic States Emergent Under Electric Field, In A Room Temperature Composite Magnetoelectric Multiferroic
J. D. Clarkson, I. Fina, Z. Q. Liu, Y. Lee, J. Kim, C. Frontera, K. Cordero, S. Wisotzki, F. Sanchez, J. Sort, S. L. Hsu, C. Ko, L. Aballe, M. Foerster, J. Wu, H. M. Christen, J. T. Heron, D. G. Schlom, S. Salahuddin, N. Kioussis, J. Fontcuberta, X. Marti & R. Ramesh. Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 15460 (2017). doi:10.1038/s41598-017-13760-y
On November 21, the new equipment acquired by the NANOQUIM platform was presented to the ICMAB staff: a new Advanced Flexible Microwave Sytnhesis Platform (flexiWAVE) from MILESTONE.