Compra e instalación y puesta a punto de equipamiento y laboratorios de producción y caracterización para complementar las unidades U2-Producción de anticuerpos, U4-Biodeposición y biodetección, U6-Procesado de biomateriales y U8-Micro, nanotecnología

European Regional Development Fund

EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is a financial instrument of the European Commission whose purpose is to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting the imbalances between its regions.

The operational programs are the programming documents approved by the European Commission to develop and specify the development strategies to co-finance with the European Funds.

The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, through the General Secretariat for Science and Innovation, manages funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the Plurirregional Operational Program of Spain (POPE)2014-2020, in the action line: “Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructures” to finance projects and actions related to implementation , expansion or improvement of large international scientific and technological infrastructures in which Spain participates.

In this framework, several projects related to the ICTS NANBIOSIS have been selected by the MINECO for co-financing with FEDER funds of the European Regional Development Funds program:

I) PROJECT: Purchase and installation and set-up of equipment and production and characterization laboratories to complement the units U02-Custom Antibody Service (CAbS), U04-Biodeposition and biosensing, U06-Processing of biomaterials and nanoestructuring and U08-Micro, nanotechnology.

Unit Objective Action Total Budget Feder (50%) Co-financed
U02 To optimize an infrastructure able to assume the increasing number of future projects, through the acquisition and actualization of the equipment, where the use of antibodies and development of immunoassays are required. At the same time, with the acquisition of the solicited equipment, new methodologies can be developed and further implemented to offer, in the future, a platform that can operate in the field of biomedicine, among others. Purchase and installation and set-up of
a Microplate Washer
17.000,00 € 8.500,00 € 8.500,00 €
Purchase and installation and set-up of Automated microdispensing system for microarray technology 40.000,00 € 20.000,00 € 20.000,00 €
Purchase and installation and set-up of
a Nitrogen tank
4.500,00 € 2.250,00 € 2.250,00 €
U04 To improve the services included in this platform. The acquisition, on one hand, of an ozone generator will allow to update the current one, whose performance has been limited due to the average lifetime of the UV lamp, integrated in the device. Upgrade of UV/Ozone cleaner for NanoeNabler 5.000,00 € 2.500,00 € 2.500,00 €
Upgrade of the optics and the microfluidic components of the Biodetection Unit. Includes: Manufacture and assembly of printed circuit boards (PCB boards), peristaltic pumps, flow cell and connectors, laser diodes, photodetects, lenses… 10.000,00 € 5.000,00 € 5.000,00 €
U06 To characterize micro-emulsions and colloidal systems in high-pressure reactors through the new DLS equipment, in a flexible configuration that will be acquired. Another relevant goal of the unit is to characterize fluorescent nanoparticles in colloidal systems at different frequencies, thanks to the acquisition and incorporation of two new lasers to the already existing Nanosight equipment. Last, U06 will set up the different equipment pieces in order to give a functional service to the users of the new Nanbiosis lab, after moving those to a new emplacement. Update of the Nanosight team 23.400,00 € 11.700,00 € 11.700,00 €
Conditioning of the new Nanbiosis laboratory – Hiring an engineer 71.400,00 € 35.700,00 € 35.700,00 €
Purchase and installation and commissioning of the Dynamic Light Scattering equipment 50.000,00 € 25.000,00 € 25.000,00 €
U08 To offer high-quality graphene grown in mono or multilayer CU laminas, as well as transferred graphene onto different substrates, both rigid and flexible paryline-like, conserving its valuable initial features.   Upgrade of the Aixtron Black Magic Pro 4-inch System for the growth of Graphene 16.500,00 € 8.250,00 € 8.250,00 €
Purchase and installation and set-up of parylene deposition for devices on flexible substrates 70.000,00 € 35.000,00 € 35.000,00 €
      307.800,00 153.900,00 153.900,00

 

 

 

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Aliaga Alcalde
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ICREA Research Professor.
Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

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Contact Data

Phone: + 34 935 801 853
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Office: 2.3 P.O.
Box: 84
Fax: + 34 935 805 729
E-mail: naliaga (at) icmab.es
Lab: Molecular and Supramolecular Materials

Bio

My research research project divides in two main blocks: (i) “Design of 3d/4f Molecular Systems containing Curcuminoids” and (ii) "Study of the Magnetic Behavior of Paramagnetic Molecular Systems”. (i) The first subject focuses on the creation of multifunctional molecules that can be used as parts of molecular devices. My approach bases on the synthesis of molecular materials containing 3d/4f metals coordinated to organic groups (curcuminoids) that present inherent features

Research interest

The second project relates to the study of the magnetic behavior of paramagnetic species. Nowadays, there is an increasing demand of systems of small sizes with relevant magnetic properties (eg.: for memory devices). Here, paramagnetic molecules can provide interesting responses together with homogeneity and variability (eg.: SMMs).


 

University Degrees

Chemistry, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona

Doctorat, universitat i any:

Doctor, Indiana University (USA), 2003

Specialities

Nanochemistry; Multifunctional systems Coordination Chemistry; Bioinorganics Molecular magnetism; Fluorescence; Nano-structuration

Most significative academic merits

2003: Postdoc at the MPI für Bioanorganische Chemie, Germany
2005: Postdoc at the Leiden University, The Netherlands
2007: ICREA Researcher Junior at the Universitat of Barcelona, Spain
2012: ICREA Researcher Professor at the ICMAB-CSIC, Spain

Awards

Atomium Culture platform Finalist, Area of Chemistry
EL PAIS

Scientific Highlights

Díaz-Torres R, Menelaou M, Roubeau O, Sorrenti A, Brandariz-de Pedro G, Sañudo EC, Teat SJ, Fraxedas J, Ruiz E & Aliaga-Alcalde N 2016, 'Multiscale Study of Mononuclear CoII SMMs based on Curcuminoid Ligands',Chemical Science, vol. 7, pp 2793 - 2803.

Jassal AK, Aliaga-Alcalde N, Corbella M, Aravena D, Ruiz E and Hundal G 2015, 'Neodymium 1D systems: targeting new sources for field-induced slow magnetization relaxation',Dalton Transactions, 44, 36, 15774 - 15778.

Mal SK, Mitra M, Biswas B, Kaur G, Bag PP, Reddy CM, Choudhury AR, Aliaga-Alcalde N & Ghosh R 2015, 'Ligand template synthesis of an undecametallic iron(III) complex: X-ray structure, magnetism and catecholase activity',Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 425, , pp 61-66.
 
 
 
 

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Research Topics

Within our Severo Ochoa project “Smart FUNCtional MATerials for social grand challenges (FUNMAT)”, and the ICMAB coordinated DOC-FAM MSCA-COFUND project, a number of interesting positions are available for graduate and postdoctoral researchers in the areas of:

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CONVERSION AND STORAGE SYSTEMS (RL1)

COLLAGE 1

Researchers in this line develop experimental and theoretical tools to increase the understanding on energy materials, in the areas of photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, next-generation batteries, supercapacitors and photocatalysis. The idea is to replace critical materials to boost sustainability and develop conversion and storage technologies up to proof-of-concept devices with beyond state-of-the-art performance. 
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SUPERCONDUCTORS FOR POWER APPLICATIONS: CLEAN AND SECURE ENERGY (RL2)

COLLAGE 2

Researchers in this line work in the synthesis and optimization of the performance of superconducting tapes, which are a unique opportunity to enhance efficiency and reduce environmental impact in electricity transport, distribution, generation and use. These long tapes rely on achieving low manufacturing costs, while keeping high functional performances. Transmission DC- cables and fault current limiters, large wind generators and ultrahigh field magnets can only be developed by the use of high current superconductors. Achieving a low-cost/high-performance ratio is critical for market penetration.
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OXIDE ELECTRONICS (RL3)

COLLAGE 3

 

Transition metal oxides are considered to be the building blocks for efficient and energy friendly, data storage, advanced computing and energy harvesting devices. Researchers in this line are enthusiastically committed and contributing in:

  1. Exploit orbital physics and interface engineering to induce emerging properties
  2. Exploring oxides for data storage, communications and light harvesting
  3. Strain engineering of magnetic properties
  4. Searching and understanding multiferroic materials
  5. Integrating ferroelectric and ferromagnetic oxides on Silicon
  6. Beyond oxides: tailoring electronic properties with nitrides
  7. Designing and making artifi cial polar materials

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MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS (RL4)

COLLAGE 4

The use of molecules in electronic devices is arousing enormous interest due to their unique advantages for designing tailored functional materials, compatibility with low-cost production processes, biocompatibility and biodegradability. Researchers in this line focus on the fabrication of electronic devices which can have a strong impact on societal well-being related to technological advances and health. The devices are developed considering a holistic perspective including: design and synthesis of the molecules, structural, morphological and electronic characterisation, device fabrication and integration, and theory prediction and rationalization.
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MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOSTRUCTURES BIOMATERIALS (RL5)

COLLAGE 5

Researchers in this line focus on nanostructured biomaterials for smart nanomedicine: therapy, diagnosis and tissue repair. These materials are developed based on the gathered long-term experience in modeling, obtaining, processing and performing in-vitro studies of nanostructured biomaterials of ICMAB researchers on: Theory and Simulation, Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials, Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites, Inorganic Materials and Catalysis, Supercritical Fluids and Functional Materials, and Electrochemistry.
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Fellowships for PhD degree

fellowshipsICMAB, in partnership with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, offers the possibility to do a PhD Program in the research topics pursued by the Research Groups of the institute. ICMAB PhD Students are integrated into an ICMAB group, and conduct their studies under the supervision of one of the researchers. 

If you are interested, take a look at our research topics, contact personally the researchers, and apply for one of the following grants: 

  • Severo Ochoa PhD positions 2018-2019 2018-2019
    Several PhD positions are available as part of the “National Program for the Promotion of Talent and Its Employability” from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitivity (MEIC).

Open positions for PhD at ICMAB: http://icmab.es/open-positions/phd-positions

For spontaneous applications, feel free to submit a cover letter and CV to be considered for relevant positions in the future to info@icmab.es. 

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OFERTA DE BECAS

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Esther Barrena / Carmen Ocal

It has been recently discovered that diverse atoms and molecules can be intercalated between graphene and its substrate support. During this project, the student will face this fascinating approach, which allows tuning the physical properties of graphene, by performing an atomic-scale investigation. The experimental activity will go from the growth of epitaxial graphene and the insertion of atoms beneath to the characterization of properties by a combined STM/AFM microscope in ultra-high-vacuum (UHV).

Esther Barrena / Carmen Ocal

The development and use of printing and patterning strategies is particularly important in the field of organic electronics to obtain organic semiconductors layers of high crystalline quality with spatial control. The challenge of this project is to use soft litrography methods for the fabrication of organic semiconductor micro-patterns susceptible of being integrated in devices. The student will learn how to exploit some of these methods for the sample prepartation and perform a nanoscale characterization by atomic force microscopy (AFM).

Mariano Campoy Quiles/Andrés Gómez

Up to 60% of all energy is lost in the form of heat. Understanding how heat diffuses could have a great impact on enhancing energy efficiency (e.g. through improved isolation) and also harvesting part of that energy through the so-called thermoelectric generators (TEG, devices that transform heat into electricity). This project aims at investigating heat at the nanoscale in state-of-the-art organic TEGs using novel techniques, pursuing the first quantitative and reliable 3omega Atomic Force Microscopy setup in the world.gomez campoy
Figure. Topography (a) and 3omega (b) images for a composite of high conductivity carbon fiber within epoxy matrix
Mariano Campoy Quiles/Antonio Sánchez Díaz

campoy ima1Organic solar cells (OSC) offer the prospect of a low cost, light weight, flexible and color tunable source of renewable energy with current efficiencies reaching 11%. In this project, the student will be involved in the fabrication and characterization of OSC in order to further maximize their performance using a methodology known as combinatorial screening, which aims at accelerating the selection of state-of-the-art materials.

Figure: Flexible OSC fabricated by roll to roll coating
Mariona Coll

The discovery of visible-light absorbing Bi-based ferroelectric perovskite oxides has opened new perspectives in the field of PV to achieve efficiencies beyond the maximum predicted in a conventional solar cell. With the aim to overcome the limiting properties of the known oxides we will study new Bi-based oxide films and heterostructures compatible with current Si-electronics, using abundant and non-toxic elements. The project is based on chemical materials synthesis and structural and optical characterization.

Núria Crivillers Clusella

Los dispositivos electrónicos moleculares tales como interruptores y memorias basadas en moléculas orgánicas funcionales han despertado un gran interés por las posibles futuras aplicaciones en nanotecnología. El diseño molecular y la síntesis química de los sistemas empleados nos permiten modular sus propiedades químicas y electrónicas según la finalidad del material. Por ello, se dedicará un gran esfuerzo al diseño, síntesis y caracterización de nuevos compuestos orgánicos multifuncionales y a la preparación de materiales híbridos (molécula/soporte sólido).

Jordi Faraudo

El grafeno es un material de propiedades asombrosas que promete revolucionar la tecnología. Recientemente, nuestros colaboradores experimentales han conseguido patentar y comercializar un procedimiento muy simple para obtener grafeno en agua sin necesidad de utilizar aditivos ("eau de graphene"). Las razones por las cuales el proceso funciona no se comprenden y ponen en cuestión nuestro conocimiento actual sobre el efecto hidrofóbico y la interacción de los materiales con el agua. Proponemos en este proyecto estudiar de forma teórica este problema mediante modelización y simulación por ordenador, utilizando la técnica de dinámica molecular.

José Luis García Muñoz

El proyecto propuesto se enmarca en el gran interés actual y las nuevas oportunidades tecnológicas que ofrecen los materiales magnéticos y multiferroicos frustrados con transiciones estructurales-magnéticas-eléctricas fuertemente acopladas. En óxidos magnéticos crecidos por métodos ópticos (cristales, films) se investigará la influencia de la estructura y los desplazamientos atómicos sobre la aparición de sucesivas fases magnéticas y magnetoeléctricas singulares. El trabajo contempla tanto actividades de crecimiento cristalino, como de caracterización macroscòpica y a escala atòmica (acceso a datos de fuentes sincrotrón y neutrones), que pueden modularse en función de la formación e interés del candidato/a.

Martí Gich

Poder controlar la cristalización para obtener los tamaños, morfologías y polimorfos deseados es un tema de gran interés tanto a nivel fundamental como aplicado. Recientemente se ha visto que la cristalización en espacios confinados permite seleccionar determinados polimorfos (1). Sin embargo, la comprensión de los mecanismos fundamentales que gobiernan estos procesos todavía es un tema de investigación abierto. Este trabajo servirá para contribuir a entender el rol que juegan en la cristalización las fuerzas de adhesión entre el líquido y la cavidad que lo confina. Para ello se estudiará la cristalización de sistemas orgánicos en nanocavidades previamente rellenadas con el sistema en estado líquido, calentando por encima de su punto de fusión. Los materiales obtenidos caracterizarán por difracción de rayos X y microscopia electrónica de transmisión.

Referencias
(1) B. D. Hamilton et al. Accounts of Chemical Research2012 45 (3), 414-423

José Giner Planas

Los materiales MOF (“Metal-Organic Framework”) son materiales sólidos porosos compuestos por iones metálicos y especies moleculares orgánicas (ligandos). El estudio de estos materiales ha cobrado gran interés en los últimos años debido al potencial que presentan para el almacenamiento de gases con interés energético y/o medioambiental. La versatilidad estructural y de composición de los mismos permite controlar las propiedades químicas de los grupos funcionales así como la geometría y dimensiones de los poros. Sin embargo, unos de los principales problemas de estos materiales es su baja estabilidad en agua. El principal objetivo del presente trabajo de Master es la síntesis de nuevos ligandos derivados de los clústeres carborano, que serán posteriormente incorporados en MOFs para aumentar su estabilidad en agua.

Xavier Granados

La captación de energía renovable, fundamentalmente eólica, requiere de sistemas de regulación en base a almacenamiento de energía. No siempre la energía eléctrica cumple con las necesidades de eficiencia, robustez, costo y vida útil necesarios para su utilización como vector en centros rurales dispersos. En el proyecto propuesto, el/la Candidato colaborará con el grupo interdisciplinar en la definición de posibles vectores energéticos con capacidad de almacenado en el esquema general , generación-vector de almacenado-vector de utilización, donde este último puede ser mecánico, eléctrico, térmico o químico.

Gervasi Herranz Casabona

In our lab we are investigating new materials for applications in information technologies. One of our research lines aims at modulating the information stored in magnetic moments by the application of electric field pulses that, in turn, generate strain waves that stretch/squeeze locally the ferromagnet and change its magnetic state. We study these phenomena optically: the student will be trained in optical imaging and spectroscopy. Also, the candidate will have the opportunity to learn how devices can be designed to the ca. 100 nm scale by electron-beam lithography.

Anna Laromaine

Objetivos:

Sintetizar estructuras de celulosa controlando su formación y porosidad. Se estudiará la funcionalización química de las estructuras de celulosa para controlar las propiedades del material y modificar sus grupos funcionales. Sintetizar utilizando técnicas químicas materiales compuestos con celulosa bacteriana y nanopartículas de oro, titanio y de óxido de ferro. Caracterización detallada de todos los nanocompuestos.
Tareas:
Síntesis de nanopartículas de óxido de hierro, oro y titanio.
Caracterización química de los materiales (FTIR, RMN, ICP…)
Caracterización estructural (difracción, microscopias electrónicas, …)
Caracterización funcional (resonancia plasmonica, magnetometría, ...
Estudio de las propiedades del polímero y de la formación de estructuras tridimensionales complejas.

Marta Mas Torrent

Los dispositivos basados en materiales orgánicos están despertando un gran interés en aplicaciones de bajo coste. En el grupo de trabajo se ha desarrollado una técnica para la impresión de películas orgánicas conductoras que dan lugar a dispositivos con altas prestaciones. El proyecto que se propone aquí se basa en la optimización de esta técnica para la fabricación de dispositivos flexibles y completamente orgánicos. Estos dispositivos pueden tener un alto potencial en el campo conocido como “wearable electronics”.

Agustín Mihi

El objetivo de este proyecto es la obtención de láminas delgadas de Germanio de menos de 100nm de espesor que exhiban absorción óptica integrada por encima del 80% en un amplio rango espectral desde 400nm hasta 1600nm. Estas capas finas de semiconductor permitirán una óptima recolección de portadores de carga fotogenerados, permitiendo incluso el uso de láminas delgadas de semiconductor amorfas o policristalinas. Un material con intensa absorción en el rango visible e infrarrojo cercano, tendría una gran cantidad de aplicaciones en optoelectrónica y muy especialmente en fotovoltaica y en fotodetección. Para obtener esta gran absorción óptica en láminas tan delgadas de Germanio combinaremos dos efectos ópticos; En primer lugar, se empleará el fenómeno de interferencia estudiado por Katz et al.[1] observado en láminas extremadamente delgadas (7-20nm) de Ge depositadas sobre un metal noble. Estos sistemas sostienen resonancias capaces de absorber hasta el 90% de la luz visible, en láminas delgadas cuyos grosores se encuentran por debajo de la conocida condición de, gracias a la acumulación de fase que se produce en la intercara entre el semiconductor y el metal. Para extender este fenómeno a todo el rango espectral de absorción del Germanio, se estructurará el semiconductor en forma de cristal fotónico bidimensional [2], incorporando una nueva vía para aumentar la absorción óptica mediante el acoplamiento de la luz incidente a modos fotónicos de baja velocidad de propagación en el Ge. La combinación de ambos fenómenos simultáneamente, permitirá obtener láminas extremadamente delgadas de semiconductor con una intensa absorción óptica en el rango visible y NIR simultáneamente.
[1] Katz M. A. et al. Nature Materials 12, 20–24 (2013)
[2] Mihi A. et al. Advanced Materials 26 (3), 443-448 (2014)

Rosario Núñez Aguilera

La terapia de captura de neutrones por boro (BNCT) representa una terapia binaria única para el tratamiento de tumores, que se basa en la destrucción de los mismos mediante la administración de compuestos ricos en boro (10B), que son activados a 11B al bombardear con neutrones térmicos. Se propone sintetizar y caracterizar agentes duales fluorescencia/BNCT basándonos en derivados de boranos que incorporen grupos fluoróforos. Se estudiarán sus propiedades foto-ópticas y se evaluará la capacidad de estos compuestos para permear la membrana citoplasmática, empleando microscopía de fluorescencia y citometría de flujo.
Carmen Ocal and Arántzazu González

The Project consists in measuring at nanometric scale the electrical properties of few layer graphene electrodes separated by a nano-gap obtained by electro-burning. Atomic Force Microscopy will be used to analyze the effect of graphene thickness, gap length, edge shape and orientation. Molecular nanodevices (organic based transistors), in which T-shaped molecules (Curcuminoids) placed at the gap are anchored by - stacking to the electrodes, will be subject of investigation to get insight on the nature and stability of the contacts.
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Anna Roig

Multicomponent nanoparticles can be a strategy for achieving functional anisotropy. The motivation for studying anisotropic nanoparticles is the diversity and complexity brought into a colloidal system. This project will address the chemical synthesis of gold colloids with anisotropic shapes decorated with oxide nanoparticles (Fe2O3 and TiO2). The final aim is to study how the plasmonic modes of a gold nanoparticle are modified by the dielectric material on its surface. The project includes activities in colloidal chemistry, structural and functional characterization of colloids.

Riccardo Rurali

The goal of this project is providing a theoretical framework aimed at understanding and controlling heat transport in nanostructured semiconductors. The successful candidate will perform numerical simulations to devise realistic approaches for the engineering of a nanoscale thermal diode, the fundamental building block of phononics. Learning how to modulate the heat flow will have also important consequences in conventional electronics or in devising efficient thermoelectric materials.

Florencio Sánchez

Lattice strain has a huge influence on the polarization of ferroelectric thin films. The objective of the thesis aims the control of strain using a radically new strategy based on kinetics of the film growth process. Ferroelectric BaTiO3 films will be epitaxially grown on perovskite substrates by pulsed laser deposition, and by changing the instantaneous deposition rate the lattice parameter will be modified. The specific objectives are: i) achieving a range of uniform lattice strains by the dual effect of epitaxial strain and growth rate; and ii) achieving pre-designed strain gradients by in-situ changes of the growth rate.

Complex oxides show a wide range of functional properties that includes ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism among others. Epitaxial thin films are typically achieved on single crystalline rigid oxide substrates. The objective of the thesis is developing ferroelectric (as BaTiO3) and ferromagnetic (as CoFe2O4) epitaxial films on flexible substrates. The flexibility of the substrate will permit dual control of the ferroelectricity (by electric field and mechanical stress) and the ferromagnetism (by magnetic field and mechanical stress).

Felip Sandiumenge

This proposal brings an opportunity to successful candidates to be introduced in the investigation of the atomic and chemical structure of functional oxide interfaces and explore processing-microstructure-property correlations at the nanometric scale. The proposed research is intended to exploit advanced transmission electron microscopy imaging and spectroscopic techniques. The research project will be developed in an interdisciplinary group with long standing experience in the growth and investigation of nanostructured films of functional oxides.

Dino Tonti

La celulosa bacteriana es un material sostenible, barato y seguro, que gracias también a su elevada pureza se puede fácilmente procesar para múltiples aplicaciones. Entre sus propiedades, posee una porosidad ideal para el desarrollo de las reacciones electroquímicas en baterías metal/aire. Estas baterías son un sistema prometedor para el almacenamiento electroquímico de energía en alta densidad. En este trabajo se usarán para ensayar electrodos que se fabricarán de celulosa bacteriana.

Xavier Torrelles

La eficiencia de la superficie de un catalizador para dirigir la reacción en una dirección y minimizar la descomposición de sus productos puede controlarse a través de las propiedades ferroeléctricas del substrato sobre el que ha sido crecido. El objetivo de la presente propuesta sería el de diseñar films con diferentes espesores crecidos sobre un substrato ferroeléctrico aprovechando las diferentes posibilidades técnicas del servicio PLD del ICMAB. Este trabajo podría formar parte de un proyecto mayor encaminado a optimizar procesos de oxidación/reducción en el área de energía.

Nora Ventosa

Liposomes have arisen as supramolecular entities capable to selectively and efficiently deliver cargo molecules (drugs, proteins, enzymes) at the desired biological sites resulting in a considerable increase of their therapeutic activity whilst reducing side-effects. In this project, the student will be involved in the design, synthesis and characterization of new nanoliposomes for the tailored transport of -galactosidasa trough cell membranes and BBB, and to improve treatment of Fabry disease.

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Research

Why ICMAB?

ICMAB is one of the world’s leading institutes in whyMaterials Science research, located at Campus UAB, very close to Barcelona. One of the main ICMAB’s strategic objectives and missions is to recruit top worldwide class scientists in our fields of research with an outstanding track record.

ICMAB provides facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and most importantly, excellent scientists and professionals, to assure you a rewarding career. A competitive and multidisciplinary training program will be offered to the new researchers to foster the development of a professional career, tailored to your needs. 

The diversity of our students and the interdisciplinary research fields related to Materials Science ensures an enriching and inspiring working environment. If you are an enthusiastic and highly motivated resarcher and would like to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, join us! ICMAB is the place to be!

There are many possibilities to enrich your career with us:

For spontaneous applications, feel free to submit a cover letter and CV to be considered for relevant positions in the future to info@icmab.es. 

Undergraduate or master internship opportunities

undergraduateICMAB welcomes students from national or international universities who become associated with us for a limited period of time for training purposes, carrying out research projects. Undergraduate and Master students from Science and Engineering Faculties (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, Nanoscience and related) are offered the possibility to carry out short internships (2-6 months) at the ICMAB.

ICMAB gives selected and highly motivated students the opportunity to participate in our rich scientific life and to benefit from the experience of our researchers. Students are integrated in an ICMAB group, and conduct their activities under the supervision of the researchers.

ICMAB scientists offer short introductory Material Science and Nanoscience research projects. The research groups in our center have extensive expertise in a wide range of synthetic methodologies, advanced characterisation techniques as well as in theory, simulation and modelization of materials and processes. 

INTERNSHIPS 

If you are interested in an internship, please check the list of available projects and send an email to info@icmab.es or to each researcher writing “ICMAB Internship” on the subject. You are kindly requested to add a short CV and a motivation letter.  

Applications can be submitted all year around. The internship period will be arranged on one by one basis. Please note that there is no financial support for lodging, or as a regular salary, associated to these internships.  

  • See the list of projects offered for Internships here.

Each year, CSIC opens a JAE Intro call for "Introduction to research grants" for undergraduate and master students.

  • The JAE Intro 2018 call opens from 3 May to 1 June 2018. Click here for more information, and here for the call website. 

MASTER PROJECTS 

If you are a student at UAB or UB and are interested in carrying out a Master Project with us, please check the list of available projects and send an email to the researcher writing “ICMAB Master Project” on the subject. You are kindly requested to add a short CV and a motivation letter.  See the list of projects offered for Master projects here: (pendent) 

Severo Ochoa collaboration grants for Master students With the aim of attracting exceptional bachelor and graduate students, calls for master students for a research internship of 5 months will open on May-June 2018 and 2019. If you are interested in carrying out a Master Project with us, please check the list of available projects and send an email to the researcher writing “ICMAB Master Project” on the subject. You are kindly requested to add a short CV and a motivation letter.  

  • See the list of projects offered for Severo Ochoa Master Project grants here.

BACHELOR’S PROJECTS 

If you are a student at UAB or UB and are interested in carrying out a Bachelor’s Project with us, please check the list of available projects and send an email to the researcher writing “ICMAB Bachelor’s Project” on the subject. You are kindly requested to add a short CV and a motivation letter.  

Also, each University has a list of projects that they offer. If you would like to include us, talk to the coordinator of the program or with your professor, and contact us at info@icmab.es

  • See the list of projects offered for Bachelor’s here: (soon) 

Open positions for Undergratue Students here

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