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Monday, 02 March 2015

Three Consolidator Grant projects awarded to Cluster BNC-b researchers

Jordi Sort, ICREA researcher at the UAB Department of Physics; Neus Sabaté, from the IMB-CSIC and Mariano Campoy, from the ICMAB-CSIC, all three of them members of the UAB-CIE Sphere, have each received a grant from the European Research Council.

Three researchers, one from the UAB and two from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Cluster BNC-b partners in nanoscience and nanotechnology from centres which form part of the UAB-CIE Sphere, have been awarded Consolidator Grants offered by the European Research Council as funding which goes to highly innovative projects. The three scientists, Jordi Sort (UAB), Neus Sabaté (CSIC) and Mariano Campoy (CSIC), work in the field of nanomaterials applied to energy, a strategic line which is generating many expectations due to its ability to contribute to energy saving and to reducing the emission of greenhouse gases.

The European Research Council's (ERC) Consolidator Grants are awarded each year to projects of consolidated and renowned scientists of all countries and ages. ERC selects high risk, ground-breaking projects which can open new paths in their fields of research or in related fields.

The nanotechnology Cluster BNC-b was created in 2007 and brings together research centres, laboratories and associated businesses who have the experience and resources needed to advance in the area of nanotechnology and nanomaterials. Located at the UAB campus, it is formed by the CSIC National Centre for Microelectronics (IMB-CNM), the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research Institute (ICN2), participated by the Generalitat de Catalunya and CSIC, the CSIC Institute of Material Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), several UAB research groups, the ALBA Synchrotron, the D&T Microelectronica, AIE and MATGAS AIE.


More information at: UAB Innova