On Friday, 16 March 2018, the secondary school INS Mercè Rodoreda (Hospitalet de Llobregat) celebrated their "IV Scientific Day" (IV Jornada Científica) with scientific activities for their students, from 1st ESO to 2nd BTX. Núria Aliaga, ICREA Research Professor at ICMAB, was one of the invited speakers. She had the big challenge of talking about science to "Arts and Humanities" 3rd and 4th ESO students.
The next JEMS2018 conference will take place from the 3rd to 7th September 2018 in Mainz, Germany (https://jems2018.org/). It will host a symposium on “Magnetism and spintronics in molecular materials and carbon based systems”.
We are looking for a motivated and proactive Postdoctoral Researcher to work in the project "Photonic and Plasmonic Architectures by Soft Lithography".
The project aims at the integration of large area and inexpensive photonic architectures in optoelectronic devices to boost their performance through exciting photonic properties.
The Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units Alliance (#SOMMa) aims at promoting Spanish excellence science, and preserving its competitiveness
The creation of SOMMa will allow research centres and units to increase their impact, foster their cooperation, work as a network, and enrich the R+D system as a whole. SOMMa has presented the document “SOMMa Position Paper: Actions required to safeguard science competitiveness”, which aims at drawing the attention of politicians to tackle some of the current administrative issues urgently and in a long-lasting manner.
Anisotropic sensor and memory device with a ferromagnetic tunnel barrier as the only magnetic element
L. Lόpez-Mir, C. Frontera, H. Aramberri, K. Bouzehouane, J. Cisneros-Fernández, B. Bozzo, L. Balcells & B. Martínez. Scientific Reports, volume 8, Article number: 861 (2018). doi:10.1038/s41598-017-19129-5
On Friday, March 9 2018, one day after the International Women's Day, the students from 2n BTX of the high school Infanta Isabel in Barcelona visited our Institute.
A surprise awaited them: instead of having the usual seminar from one of our researchers, they had 12 researchers from the Institute waiting from them. But this 12 women did not give them a talk. Instead, they represented the play "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers".
My name is Yannick Roselló and I come from Mallorca, from the University of the Balearic Islands, Chemistry Department. I’ll be staying at ICMAB for a while to do my master final research project about cocrystallization of nitrogenated bases and their derivates under the supervision of the Crystalography Group. I’m very happy for this new experience and I can’t wait to meet you all at ICMAB!
It's that time of year when the annual APS March Meeting (APS for American Physical Society) takes place. A gathering of thousands of (mostly condensed matter) physicists. This year the meeting is in Los Angeles (California), between 5-9 March.
Access to the enantiopure pyrrolobenzodiazepine (PBD) dilactam nucleus via self-disproportionation of enantiomers
After my PhD in Physical Chemistry in Zurich I spent several years at the University of Cagliari in Sardinia. I came to ICMAB in October 2017 and I work in the field of computational condensed matter. Besides science I like to spend my time in nature running, climbing, hiking, sailing...
Madrid, 23-27 JUL 2018: ICSNN: International Conference on Superlattices, Nanostructures and Nanodevices
The 20th edition of the ICSNN (International Conference on Superlattices, Nanostructures and Nanodevices) will take place this year in Madrid between 23 and 27 July 2018. The ICSNN is a biennial conference series with a tradition lasting back to the 1980s, usually being the largest satellite conference to the International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors (ICPS). The ICPS will be held in Montpellier (France) the week after ICSNN.
Dr. Laura López-Mir defended her PhD thesis on "Transport phenomena and magnetism in nanostructures of lanthanum manganite-based oxide thin films" on Friday, 2 March 2018 (11:00 am at the C3b/-110 Auditori, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica UAB (CRM-UAB)). Congratulations, Laura!
Jordi Martínez-Esaín, Jordi Faraudo*, Teresa Puig, Xavier Obradors, Josep Ros, Susagna Ricart, and Ramón Yáñez*. J. Am. Chem. Soc., Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b09821
Announcing the launch of this year’s ICFO School on the Frontiers of Light.
Supported by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera • Ignacio Cirac Program Chair, ICFO Schools on the Frontiers of LightFrontiers of Light aim at giving talented young researchers and students worldwide a first introduction to a thematic research area and a taste of an international research environment. They will incorporate a dynamic and social learning environment beyond participating in lectures, including group discussions, direct interactions with the lecturers, student talks, poster presentations, and visits to labs.
SMART-4-FABRY: NANOMOL-CIBER group at ICMAB coordinates the European project focused on the Fabry rare disease
Fabry disease is a rare disease belonging to the group of lysosomal storage disorders, with a global incidence of 1:5,000 - 1:10,000, representing a priority health problem at European level.
Bacterial cellulose biopolymer
Wounds in plants can be caused by several agents like weather events (hail, wind…), predators (herbivores, insects) or humans (pruning, grafting), among others.
Understanding the defect structure in complex oxides: check out this video abstract to find out more!
ICMAB and IMB-CNM participate in the European project KardiaTool, developing a portable device to detect heart failure from saliva samples
Tailoring oxygen redox reactions in ionic liquid based Li/O2 batteries by means of the Li+ dopant concentration
Laura Cecchetto, Alvaro Y. Tesio, Mara Olivares-Marín, Marc Guardiola Espinas, Fausto Croced and Dino Tonti*. Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018,2, 118-124. DOI:10.1039/C7SE00389G
Hello, I am Ellina Kesselman, a PhD in Biochemistry. I came from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, where I work as a Microscopy Research Engineer, using Cryo- Electron Microscopy and other microscopy techniques (Atomic Force Microscopy, Light Microscopy) for supra-molecular structures imaging and investigation. I will spend 3 weeks in the laboratory of Prof. Nora Ventosa, in the Nanomol group, to learn the technology of the new GLA nanoformulation to implement it in our lab for the research purposes in the frame of the Smart-4-Fabry project. I am fond of reading, art, music, as well as of outdoor activities: travelling, hiking, snorkeling, skiing.
Today we started to celebrate some of the events for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We had a seminar at 12 pm from Montse Ribell on Mileva Mariç, a great women eclipsed by a great man, Albert Einstein, and who left her studies in physics and maths for him.
After the seminar, we took a group photo of the women at ICMAB, but also of the men... Why?
During the second and third weeks of February, the ICMAB will be celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which was declared in 2016 by the United Nations to be on February, 11.
This day is being celebrated by other research centers, universities, science museums and other institutions and associations related to science, in order to raise awareness of the persistent gender gap in science, and raise the profile of the work of female scientists. The global goal of is to achieve a full and equal access and participation in science for women and girls, and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Discovery of Potent EGFR Inhibitors through the Incorporation of a 3D-Aromatic-Boron-Rich-Cluster into the 4-Anilinoquinazoline Scaffold: Potential Drugs for Glioma Treatment
Marcos Couto, María Fernanda García, Catalina Alamón, Prof. Mauricio Cabrera, Prof. Pablo Cabral, Prof. Alicia Merlino, Prof. Francesc Teixidor, Prof. Hugo Cerecetto, Prof. Clara Viñas. Chem. Eur. J. doi:10.1002/chem.201705181
ICMAB researchers have designed ultrathin materials that maximize the absorption of light in a large range of the solar spectrum. The followed strategy, low cost and fully scalable, is based on combining the thin layer deposition of semiconductors on metals, and the nanostructuring of the material forming photonic crystals. The obtained superabsorbers materials have many potential applications, especially in the field of photovoltaic energy and photodetection.
Mesoporous Silica Adsorbed on Cellulosic Textiles with Strong Antibacterial Properties against Foodborne Pathogens
Elnawawy, A. S. ; Khalil, M. S. ; Molins, E. ; Benito, M. ; Rodríguez-Jerez, J.J. and Guerrero, A. International Journal of Advanced Research in Science and Engineering vol. 06, iss. 11International Journal of Advanced Research in Science and Engineering vol. 06, iss. 11
A postdoctoral research position is offered within the framework of the project “Finding a needle in a haystack: efficient identification of high performing organic energy materials (FOREMAT)”, funded by the European Research Council through the program ERC-Consolidator Grant.
The appointment has an initial duration of 2 years, starting in May 2018.
The week 12-18 March 2018 is the Brain Awareness Week (BAW), a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages.
Between March 13-15, 2018, Bilbao (Spain) hosts the 4th edition of the largest European Event in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, ImagineNano2018, at Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC), a 3 days event to discuss the latest in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology.
Researchers from the ICMAB will be at ImagineNano 2018, presenting some of the latest and cutting-edge research projects, involving bacterial nanocellulose, atomic force microscopy, photonic architectures and superabsorbers. The CSIC also has an exhibitor stand, in which the research on microelectronics and nanomaterials will be presented.
New rare earth hafnium oxynitride perovskites with photocatalytic activity in water oxidation and reduction
Ashley P. Black, Hajime Suzuki, Masanobu Higashi, Carlos Frontera, Clemens Ritter, Chandan De, A. Sundaresan, Ryu Abe* and Amparo Fuertes*. Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 1525-1528. DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08965A10.1039/C7CC08965A
On 8 March 2018, the International Women's Day, the ICMAB makes public the results of the survey performed to our staff during the week between 12 and 16 February, in the framework of the the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February), and organized by the ICMAB Gender Committee.
Postdoctoral position on Theoretical and Computational Modelling at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology offers a Two years Post Doctor position on Theoretical and Computational Modelling. The main task will be to improve the understanding of modified 2D van-der-Waals materials for advanced bio-applications.
Jorge Wagensberg died on Saturday 3 March 2018 in Barcelona at the age of 69. Not only the scientific community, but the whole city of Barcelona mourns the loss of this great scientist, Physics professor, humanist, poet, author of fundamental books, creator of the new CosmoCaixa in Barcelona, director of Hermitage Barcelona until his death, great friend of ICMAB's people, and much more.
Sendai, Japan, 8-12 AUG: 6th International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association Conference (ISHA2018)
The 6th International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association Conference (ISHA2018) will be held on August 8-12, 2018 in Sendai Japan. This conference will cover wide-variety topics on solvothermal and hydrothermal research, as well as some topics including food science, waste disposal, characterization techniques, origin of life, mathematics and simulation.
Barcelona, 23-27 JUL 2018: International Conference and Workshop on High Pressure Semiconductors & Superconductors Physics
Join the18th International Conference on High Pressure Semiconductor Physics and the 2nd International Workshop on High Pressure Study of Superconductors (HPSP18 & WHS2) , that will be held at CosmoCaixa Museum (Barcelona) on 23-27 July 2018.
ICREA Research Professor at ICMAB, Alejandro Goñi, is a member of the Organizing Committee and responsible for hosting this event.
YoMo 2018: ICMAB presents 3D printed structures, scientific portraits and minerals and microscopy games
On 27 and 28 February, the ICMAB was present at YoMo 2018, The Youth Mobile Festival, with an interactive stand open to all the primary and secondary school students who visited the Festival, and to all of their teachers. On Tuesday 27 February, the stand was devoted to the 3D printed structures with the 3D printing 3Doodler pens, by Andrés Gómez, from the Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) lab. Both boys and girls gathered around the tables willing to build their bridge or the structure of a carbon nanotube with the 3D pens.
Prof. Francesc Teixidor interviewed at Radio France International about the KardiaTool European project
Robust Organic Radical Molecular Junctions Using Acetylene Terminated Groups for C–Au Bond Formation
Francesc Bejarano, Ignacio Jose Olavarria-Contreras, Andrea Droghetti*, Ivan Rungger, Alexander Rudnev, Diego Gutiérrez, Marta Mas-Torrent, Jaume Veciana , Herre S. J. van der Zant, Concepció Rovira, Enrique Burzurı́*, and Núria Crivillers*. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140 (5), pp 1691–1696. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10019
Electrochemical Intercalation of Calcium and Magnesium in TiS2: Fundamental Studies Related to Multivalent Battery Applications
Deyana S. Tchitchekova, Alexandre Ponrouch*, Roberta Verrelli, Thibault Broux, Carlos Frontera, Andrea Sorrentino, Fanny Bardé, Neven Biskup, M. Elena Arroyo-de Dompablo, and M. Rosa Palacín*. Chem. Mater., Article ASAP
On Friday 16 February, the secondary school teachers enrolled in the "Physics and Chemistry Permanent Seminars" organized by Miquel Calvet and Fina Guitart from the CESIRE* (Centre de Recursos Pedagògics Específics de Suport a la Innovació i la Recerca Educativa), came for an afternoon at ICMAB.
I'm Mahyad from Iran, I did a bachelor degree in Material Engineering at AUT back in Iran and currently I'm doing a master degree at UAB (Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology). Also I'm working on my master thesis under supervision of Carmen Ocal at ICMAB, working with AFM and studying the triboelectric effect. On my free time I like to hang out with friends and having fun.
The Institut Joaquima Pla i Farreras from Sant Cugat visits ICMAB and learns the secret of batteries!
On Friday, 16 February, we received the visit of a class of 1st BTX students from Institut Joaquima Pla i Farreras (Sant Cugat) who came to learn about "The nanomaterials of the future for energy" and, particularly, those for batteries. Dr. Dino Tonti, from the Solid State Chemistry Group, gave a talk on nanotechnology, materials for energy and focused on batteries, and on his research on lithium and sodium batteries.
Hi! I'm Agustin, and I'm a PhD student from Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is my first time in Barcelona. I’m going to be here for one month and I will learn how to characterize ferroelectric thin films with the group of Josep Fontcuberta. In my free time I like playing videogames, reading a lot of books and spending time with my girlfriend and my friends.
Maria Serena Maglione, Stefano Casalini, Stamatis Georgakopoulos, Marianna Barbalinardo, Vitaliy Parkula, Núria Crivillers, Concepció Rovira, Pierpaolo Greco, Marta Mas-Torrent. Small 2017, 1703344. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201703344
My name is Helena, and I am an undergrad student from the UAB. I'm studying the double major of physics and chemistry, and I'm in my last year so I'm going to do my end-of-degree project here at ICMAB. I hope to learn a lot about materials and its characteristics, as well as learning how to work in a research lab.
The "Desena Trobada de Joves Investigadors dels Països Catalans" (10th Meeting of Young Researchers of the Catalan Countries) was held this year on 29-30 January 2018 at the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC) in Barcelona. The meeting, organized by the Societat Catalana de Química (SCQ) is held every two years. This year, many ICMAB members were there to present their work and meet other chemists and researchers.
RMIT Europe has just opened a position in Barcelona for a Nano Research Fellow to work on an EU project.
The Role & Your Responsibilities
The Research Fellow will work based at RMIT Europe and the primary focus will be to deliver on RMIT Europe’s objectives under the H2020 project GoNano. This will involve reviewing best practice for responsible research and innovation in the field of nanotechnology and engagement with citizens, industry and professional stakeholders, researchers from RMIT University and collaborators in Europe.