Iván Caño and Remei Escudero, former Bachelor Students in Physics and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the UAB, have won, respectively, the 2nd and 3rd prize of the Dresselhaus Awards, organized by the Catalan Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SCN2). The two students had to defend their work by presenting a poster to a jury formed by PhD fellows of related fields.
The 12th International Conference onHybrid and Organic Photovoltaics #HOPV20 was an online conference held beween 26 and 29 May 2020. Enrique Pascual, PhD fellow at the Nanopto Group, received the Best ePoster Content and Discussion award at the Symposium S4 on Organic Solar Cells. His poster was entitled "Towards Photovoltaic Windows: Laser-assisted Fabrication of Semitransparent OPV Modules Based on Non-fullerene Acceptors’".
Lídia Ballell, PhD fellow doing her research between the Nanomol Group at ICMAB and the company Nanomol Technologies, won the Poster Prize award at the SCN2 II Annual Conference of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology celebrated on 19 November 2020 and focused on the latest advances on nanobiomedicine. Lídia Ballell's poster was entitled "Delos nanovesicles for drug delivery: an example of reformulation of a protein to treat complex wounds".
Elena Oleshkevich, previous PhD fellow supervised by Clara Viñas at the LMI group, and currently working at the Norwegian company Jotun, has been awarded with one of the "Producto del Año 2020" awards for the industrial project "Majestic Pure Color" paint, selected as the best innovative product of 2020 in the sector of coatings and paintings.
Four ICMAB graduates have been awarded by the UAB with the PhD Extraordinary Award for their doctoral thesis, developed during the period 2016-2017: Bernhard Dörling in the field of Physics, Laura González and Magdalena Kierkowicz in the field of Materials Science, and Elena Oleshkevich in the field of Chemistry. Congratulations!
Manuel Souto, former PhD researcher at the Nanomol Group, has been awarded with the European Award for Doctoral Thesis in Molecular Magnetism(ADocMolMag) call 2019, organised by the European Institute of Molecular Magnetism, for his PhD Thesis "Multifunctional Materials based on TTFPTM dyads: towards new Molecular Switches, Conductors and Rectifiers" carried out at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Congratulations, Manuel!
The Applied Superconductivity Conference 2020 conference awarded Artur Romanov, PhD researcher at the SUMAN group, on 5 November 2020, the third prize in the materials section of the Student Paper Contest and additonally the Alexander Shikov memorial award for design and manufacturing of "LTS and HTS Conductors".
The Nanomol Grouphas renewed the TECNIOcertification, which accredits the Reserach Group as aTechnology Developer Organizationfor the period 2020-2023. The TECNIO certification is created by theGovernment of Catalonia, throughACCIÓ.
Amanda Muñoz, a PhD researcher from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) group, joined the Biorender Graphical Abstract challenge with a visualization of her group’s work with C. elegans and nanoparticles. Her figure has become one of the finalists in the contest, and it has already opened new opportunities for learning.
The Severo Ochoa Excellence award is given to centers that showcase leadership and scientific impact in the international scale, and will help fund some of ICMAB’s research lines until 2023. On 15 July 2020 the provisional resoluiton announced the awarded research centers of its last call.
In the framework of the XXXII Chemistry Debate of the IEC (Institut d'Estudis Catalans), the Catalan Chemical Society (SCQ) awarded, on 16 September 2020, the certificates and awards of the 14th edition of the Research Projects Awards in Chemistry for high school students. One of the finalists of the awards, Arnau Garcia Labaila, did a project on nanomedicine to face cancer, supervised by one of the first PhD fellows graduated at the ICMAB Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Lab, Dr. Mar Abad Merino.
Leonardo Grants (BBVA Foundation) are intended to directly support personal projects of cultural researchers and creators in intermediate stages of their career, between 30 and 45 years of age, which are characterized by a highly innovative scientific, technological or cultural production.
We are very happy to announce that Leonardo Scarabelli, ICMAB postdoctoral researcher at the Nanopto Group, has been granted with a Postdoctoral Junior Leader Fellowship from La Caixa Foundation, within the Marie Curie Actions Horizon 2020.
The project "Nanocellulose Patches to Treat Corneal Wounds", from ICMAB researchers at the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) Group, Irene Anton, Anna Laromaine and Anna Roig, and the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre, became finalist in the Expoquimia Award in Biotechnology R&D&I 2020. Congrats!
Pamela Machado, ICMAB PhD fellow, is the new President of the Catalan Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SCN2), and Jordi Floriach Clark, ICMAB MSc fellow, is the new Communication Manager. They both start this new role in the SCN2 with a lot of enthusiasm and exciting future plans!
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