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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
The main objectives and results of the EUROTAPES European project are featured in the Catalunya Informació radio program "Som com som: un espai d'innovació i talent" with Purificació Barceló. Prof. Xavier Obradors and Prof. Teresa Puig explain some of the main features of the project:
Ines Bennour defended her PhD thesis entitled "Synthesis of new polybranches carborane macromolecules aiming to medicine and biomaterials applications" on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the Science Faculty at University of Sfax (Tunisia), obtaining the highest qualification.
Dr. Mariona Coll, researcher at ICMAB, and Prof. Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director, attended the awards ceremony of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Research Awards in Madrid. Mariona was awarded with one of the five awards for her project on the research of new materials for efficient conversion of solar energy.
On November 30, 2017, the FINAL of the sixth edition of the "Generació d'Idees" Program, organized by the UAB Research Park (PRUAB) and the "Xarxa de Referència en Biotecnologia" took place. In this year's edition, two projects from ICMAB researchers were on the final: Plant Healing, with the participation of Agnesse Rabissi, from the NN Group, and Saddle Pro, with the participation of Pablo O. Vaccaro, from the NANOPTO group.
The winning project of this year's edition was "Nanoplastics", which aims to create a biodegradable film to increase the safety of fresh food packaging and to extent the shelf life of these products. The project is formed by researchers from ICN2, CRAG and INC-UAB.
The first initiative to bring together scientific illustrators and researchers took place on November 29 at ICMAB, the Institue of Materials Science of Barcelona. Nearly 20 illustrators specialized in scientific illustration came for one day to our center to meet some of the researchers from the Institute and its surroundings.
Research Award L'Oréal-Unesco FWIS 2017 for Mariona Coll and her project on new materials for photovoltaics
As we already announced on July 2017, Mariona Coll, researcher at the Institute of Materials Science (ICMAB) in the SUMAN group, has been awarded with the Research Award L'Oréal-Unesco "For Women in Science" 2017. The awards ceremony took place this last Wednesday, 22 November, in Madrid. Mariona will receive 15.000 € that will be invested in her research project which "can contribute to one of the most important challenges of this century: find a new energy system for the production of clean energy".
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.
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.
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.
J. Blasco, J. L. García-Muñoz, J. García, G. Subías, J. Stankiewicz, J. A. Rodríguez-Velamazán, and C. Ritter. Phys. Rev. B 96, 024409 – Published 10 July 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.96.024409
Biomimetic Inspired Core–Canopy Quantum Dots: Ions Trapped in Voids Induce Kinetic Fluorescence Switching
Arpita Saha, Elena Oleshkevich, Clara Vinas, and Francesc Teixidor, Adv. Mater.2017, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201704238.
Hi, my name is Nerea.
I'm from Ourense, Galicia. I'm a graduate in chemistry by the USC. Currently I'm doing a master degree on Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the UAB.
I'll be doing my masters final thesis with the Nanomol group at ICMAB, in the field of molecular switches and rectifiers.
Electric and Mechanical Switching of Ferroelectric and Resistive States in Semiconducting BaTiO3–δ Films on Silicon
Andrés Gómez, José Manuel Vila-Fungueiriño, Rahma Moalla, Guillaume Saint-Girons, Jaume Gázquez, María Varela, Romain Bachelet, Martí Gich, Francisco Rivadulla, Adrián Carretero-Genevrier. SMALL, Volume 13, Issue 39
October 18, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201701614
The IES Pere Calders, at the Campus UAB, visited our Institute on November 17, during the Setmana de la Ciència (Science Week). More than 30 students between 16-18 years could visit some of our scientific services, laboratories, and listen to the lecture given by Dr. Anna Laromaine, from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Group (NN) on "Cellulose: a versatile material".
Carbon-Rich Monolayers on ITO as Highly Sensitive Platforms for Detecting Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Water: The Case of Pyrene
Dr. Jose Muñoz, Dr. Núria Crivillers, Dr. Marta Mas-Torrent. Chemistry, Volume 23, Issue 61, November 2, 2017 DOI: 10.1002/chem.201703264
The August 2017 edition of the Research*EU magazine featured an interesting overview of the ACMOL project, which is working to develop graphene-based spintronics for next-gen molecular electronic devices. This article held that ‘Spintronics, molecular electronics and graphene have a common trait: they are all considered as key enablers in the future of computing beyond the limitations of Moore’s and Kryder’s laws. The ACMOL project is contributing to their joint advancement with proof-of-concept devices.’