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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Ramon Tremosa, the Catalan Minister of Business and Knowledge, announced a new public-private investment fund

The Minister of Business and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Ramon Tremosa, visited ALBA Synchrotron on Monday 16 November to meet several directors of Catalan research centers, including Prof. Pablo Ordejón, ICN2 Director. He announced the creation of a public-private investment fund for promoting scientific knowledge and entrepreneurship initiatives. 

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Happy LGBTQ+ STEM Day!

The ICN2 supports the international LGBTQ+ STEM Day initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in science and research.

Friday, 13 November 2020

Prof. Laura Lechuga is assigned the Spanish “Juan de la Cierva” National Research Award

The award recognises the impact of her research career in terms of technology transfer. Prof. Laura Lechuga is Group Leader of the ICN2 NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group, Full Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Group Leader of the Networking Biomedical Research Centre (CIBER-BBN). She is the first woman to be awarded this recognition, established in 2001 by the Spanish Government, which has been announced today by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN).

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Blue-light emitting heterojunctions based on graphene could open the way to new optoelectronic devices

Researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST, Republic of Korea), in collaboration with ICREA Prof. Stephan Roche, head of the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience group, demonstrated that heterojunctions between graphene and boron nitride, in in-plane heterostructures, emit a blue photoluminescence, which could be potentially used for optoelectronics devices.