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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Graphene 2017 Conference connects Barcelona with the graphene-based industry

This prestigious event aims to bring together academia and industry to integrate new graphene technologies into practical applications. More than 250 speakers will summarise the latest graphene-based achievements, including the Nobel Prize laureates Andre Geim and Albert Fert. ICFO and ICN2 are the local organisers of this Conference gathering in Barcelona around 1000 graphene experts from around the world.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017

Prof. Laura M. Lechuga in special 50th anniversary issue of Photonics Spectra

Prof. Laura M. Lechuga, leader of the ICN2 Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group, were was featured in a recent article in Photonics Spectra magazine on the rise and promise of integrated photonics in medicine and the life sciences. The group’s innovative nanophotonic biosensor has applications in early cancer detection, as well in environmental pollution warning.

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).