Wednesday, 01 March 2017

The NanoKit project is presented at YoMo to the STEAM community

ICN2 is leading with UB, UAB and CESIRE this project to bring nanoscience closer to young citizens. The educational materials offered in the NanoKits are designed to be used as part of the curriculum of different subjects. The Catalan Minister of Education, Meritxell Ruiz, and the Catalan Minister of Business and Knowledge, Jordi Baiget, approached yesterday the CESIRE booth at YoMo to learn about innovative didactic materials such as the NanoKit.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

ICN2 at the MWC: Graphene based retina prostheses and pollution detectors

For the second consecutive year, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) is offering a selection of the most promising applications based on such 2D materials as graphene in the Graphene Flagship’s Graphene Experience Zone. ICN2 is there to present two technologies: innovative electronic retina prostheses for patients that have lost their sight but still have a functional optic nerve and a patented sensor, fitted to a mobile phone, with oenology and pollution detection applications, the results of which can be read immediately. ICN2 and ICFO are already working together so that, after the MWC, they can once again put Barcelona at the forefront of innovation with 2D materials at the Graphene Conference 2017 (28-31 March 2017).

Thursday, 09 February 2017

ICN2 supports the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 

11 February was proclaimed by the United Nations the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to support and promote the access of women and girls and their participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, training and research activities at all levels.

Thursday, 09 February 2017

Vanguardia de la Ciencia award: Vote for Flexoelectricity!

La Vanguardia has selected recent advances on flexoelectricity among the candidates to win its prestigious award Vanguardia de la Ciencia. The research was published in Nature by the ICN2 Group led by the ICREA Prof. Gustau Catalán and is part of the Doctoral Theses successfully defended by Dr. Jackeline Narvaez. The winner will be one of the 8 candidates that will be selected through popular vote. The project, labelled as “Nueva técnica para obtener electricidad”, is the only one related to Physics and Nanotechnology.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017

Flexoelectricity is candidate to win the Vanguardia de la Ciencia award

ICREA Research Prof. Gustau Catalán, Goup leader of the ICN2 Oxide Nanophysics Group, explains in this interview that flexoelectric-like effects are more ubiquitous and strong than previously thought. This research, which was part of Dr Jackeline Narvaez Doctoral Theses and was recently published by Nature, is now among the 7 candidates to win the Vanguardia de la Ciencia award. Readers can vote the winner in the newspaper webpage. Vote for flexoelectricity!