Friday, 02 February 2018

ICN2 in the Media: On flexoelectricity and bone repair

Last month ICN2 researchers revealed how a physical phenomenon at the nanoscale, flexoelectricity, stimulates the biological process of bone self-repair. Their paper, "Flexoelectricity in Bones", was published in Advanced Materials on 19 January. Helped along by an ICN2 press conference held in Barcelona, it has since drawn considerable attention from the media.

Thursday, 01 February 2018

European GENESIS project to mitigate CO2 emissions from industry

The ICN2 is participating in the European H2020 project, GENESIS, to develop and upscale some of the most promising materials for membrane-based carbon capture technologies and provide immediate to mid-term mitigation of CO2 emissions from industry.

Monday, 29 January 2018

The ICN2 and the ALBA synchrotron open a liquid helium recovery plant

This plant, fitted with equipment owned by the ICN2, is unique in Catalonia and allows recycling of up to 80% of the liquid helium consumed at ALBA for its superconducting magnets and ultra-low temperature experiments. The ICN2 will also benefit from the helium produced.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

When Prof. Bilge Yildiz came to the ICN2

Associate professor and group leader Prof. Bilge Yildiz describes her research on corrosion and hydrogen embrittlement in energy conversion systems, also sharing her views on what traits define her colleagues at the MIT. Watch the video here.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Celebrating Women in Science at the ICN2

In the second week of February, the ICN2 will be joining other research centres around the world to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Find out more here.