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The InCAEM project: new equipment has arrived!

The In-situ Correlative Facility for Advanced Energy Materials (InCAEM), directly linked to the ALBA Synchrotron, is in full development to enable correlative in-situ (Scanning) Transmission Electron Microscopy ((S)TEM), Scanning Probe Microscopies (SPM) and synchrotron radiation experiments for addressing some of the scientific challenges of the European Green Deal plan, to promote a more sustainable EU economy. It is part of the Planes Complementarios program, within the Advanced Materials project, launched and cofunded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation together with the Generalitat de Catalunya, with the support of NextGeneration EU funds.

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New artificial snowmaking technology could offer a lifeline to struggling ski resorts (CNN, 22-Jan-2024)

Nestled in the Pyrenees mountains, La Molina is Spain’s oldest ski resort. It boasts the biggest superpipe in the Pyrenees and its slopes have hosted high-profile events, from the Alpine Skiing World Cup to the Snowboard World Championships. But La Molina now faces an existential threat: A dearth of snow.

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La Universidad de Cantabria incorpora al investigador Leonardo Scarabelli, que ha obtenido una Starting Grant del Consejo Europeo de Investigación

El investigador italiano Leonardo Scarabelli se incorporará a la Universidad de Cantabria (UC) en los próximos meses para llevar a cabo su proyecto “Nanogrowdirect: Nanoparticles in Situ Surface Growth for Direct Fabrication of Functional Patterned Nanomaterials", que ha obtenido una financiación de más de 2 millones de euros en la convocatoria de ayudas Starting Grant del Consejo Europeo de Investigación (ERC), con una duración de 60 meses.

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Joint CSIC-ALBA Laboratory opens to drive sustainable energy solutions

The ALBA Synchrotron and the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) have opened a new laboratory addressed to study batteries and high temperature superconductors. The new facility, located at the ALBA Synchrotron premises, enables users of ALBA, including the important community of CSIC researchers, to significantly optimize experiments involving synchrotron light. The project was jointly funded by the CSIC PTI+ TransEner, funded by the European NextGeneration funds and the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, and ALBA.

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ICMAB researcher Judith Guasch obtains "la Caixa" Foundation funding to advance in hydrogels for cancer research

Guasch's team's innovative work on hybrid hydrogels, enabling 3D cell cultures for cancer research applications, has been selected by the CaixaImpulse Innovation Programme to facilitate its introduction to the market.

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13 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral positions in the first DocFam+ call

On 15 May 2023, the first call for doctoral contracts within the DocFam+ (Doctoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials) MSCA-COFUND coordinated by ICMAB-CSIC will open. 

DocFam+ is a 5-year doctoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials presented by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and coordinated through the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) in collaboration with several partner research institutions from the region, six of them contributing to the co-funding of the programme: Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM-CSIC), Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), High Energy Physics Institute (IFAE), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and ALBA Synchrotron.

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NABIHEAL project launches website

The website for NABIHEAL, the EU-funded Horizon Europe project developing biomaterials for complex wound healing, is now online. Find out more about the project and what its impact will be, and browse the 14 partners from 7 countries to see how each contributes to the project’s objectives.

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InCAEM workshop at ALBA Synchrotron

The InCAEM project is presented to the Catalan scientific community

InCAEM, In Situ Correlative Facility for Advanced Energy Materials, is a new facility, now in construction at the ALBA Synchrotron premises, open to all the scientific community for studying advanced materials.

On Friday, 14 April 2023, more than 70 members from different Catalan research institutions attended a workshop where the facility was presented, and explored collaboration opportunities.

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Eulàlia Pujades, Sergi Riera and Miquel Casadement at the awards ceremony

New project on organic photovoltaics on Barcelona's bus stops

Sergi Riera-Galindo, ICMAB researcher, is the IP of this project awarded by the Barcelona City Council to young and emerging research projects. 

The ceremony was held on Monday, 20 March at the Barcelona City Council (at the Saló de Cent) and a diploma was given to each researcher of the eighteen winning projects.  

Sergi Riera's project is titled "Bus stop integrated organic photovoltaics (TERRA)" and is granted with 60,000 €. The project aims to integrate stable organic photovoltaics mini-modules on bus stops to power light devices for a future smart city.  

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Muhammad Ahsan Saeed will work on indoor organic photovoltaics, Silvia Damerio on spintronic devices and Daniel Martin on organic electronic devices. | ICMAB, CSIC

Three new MSCA PF will continue their research carrer at ICMAB

Muhammad Ahsan Saeed will work on indoor organic photovoltaics, Silvia Damerio on spintronic devices and Daniel Martin on organic electronic devices. 

The Marie Sklodowska Curie (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) 2022 call results were announced by the European Commission in February 2023. The call will facilitate the incorporation of 1,235 experienced postdoctoral researchers to R+D institutions (research centers, universities, private and public organisation and small and medium-sized enterprises), 177of them in Spain, 31 of them at the CSIC, and 3 of them here at ICMAB.

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Inaguration of JEMCA at ALBA Synchrotron | Photo by Pepo Segura

New electron microscope centre to advance in research into structural biology and new materials

  • This cutting-edge facility will house two high-end electron microscopes: one to determine the structure of large protein complexes and another to study materials at atomic level.
  • Created thanks to the joint effort of several research institutes, the centre is located at the ALBA Synchrotron and will be open to the entire scientific community.
  • Catalan Research and Universities Minister Joaquim Nadal inaugurates the centre, which has received funding from the Catalan Government’s ERDF programme, on 24 February.

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Semitransparent organic photovoltaic module at ICMAB´s garden | ICMAB, CSIC

SYNATRA, new project on organic solar cells for transparent agrivoltaics

The project is funded within the "Strategic Lines Projects 2022" call of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation - Agencia Estatal de Investigación's State Program for the Promotion of Scientific-Technical Research and its Transfer.

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Members of the EU-funded project NABIHEAL during the kick-off meeting in Barcelona on 11 January 2023.

New European Project NABIHEAL in biomaterials for complex wound healing

The Horizon Europe project NABIHEAL, coordinated by the Center for Biomedical Research Network (CIBER) at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), was launched on 11-12 January 2023 in Barcelona with the first meeting of the international consortium, formed by 14 partners from 7 countries, including research centers, universities, and private companies. 

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Seed | Image by Joe en Pixabay

Two innovative LLAVOR (AGAUR) projects at ICMAB

Two ICMAB reserachers from the NN group have been granted LLAVOR projects to develop novel electromagnetic wireless power transfer technologies in medical devices, and to see the effect of millimeter waves on the reverse-magnetization of ε-Fe2O3 films.

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DOCFAM+: New MSCA-COFUND doctoral programme led by ICMAB-CSIC to train 26 young researchers

DOCFAM+ (DOCtoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials: Towards a Better Future) is a new doctoral programme for the recruitment and training of 26 excellent doctoral researchers. It builds on the success and remarkable outcomes from the previous DOCFAM programme by providing a new dimension through highly interdisciplinary and intersectorial research. The programme is led by ICMAB-CSIC and includes 6 partner organizations of the Barcelona area.

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