Monday, 22 October 2018

Pivotal achievement towards MOF industrialisation

Dr Inhar Imaz and ICREA Prof. Daniel Maspoch are the brains behind one of the methods for metal organic framework synthesis given a boost by the ProDIA project. Their spray drying technique is something of a success story within a success story that will significantly advance the commercialisation of MOFs.

Friday, 12 October 2018

ICN2 Workshop on Research, Strategy and Innovation

As part of ongoing actions to boost networking in research support, the ICN2 Strategy Development Office organised an international networking and training action in Castelldefels, Barcelona. Around 60 research professionals attended the event, including some key voices within the European research management community.

Monday, 08 October 2018

Graphene controls surface magnetism at room temperature

In a refreshing change of perspective, theoretical physicist Dr Zeila Zanolli has looked at the proximity effects of graphene on a magnetic semiconducting substrate, finding it to affect the substrate’s magnetism down to several layers below the surface. Her paper was published on 5 October in Physical Review B. Related work also led her to become one of three recipients of the first MaX Prize for frontier research in computational materials science.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Mussel-inspired coatings for drug delivery

Nature is full of wonderful, time-tested solutions to different challenges. Science has turned its attention to reproducing and repurposing these phenomena to create more sustainable responses to human challenges. This relatively new field, known as biomimicry, has been growing exponentially over the past decade to create entire scientific community inspired by the natural world. This week, a sizeable chunk of this community attended a two-day international workshop organised here at the ICN2.

Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Braincom Summer School in Barcelona

Braincom is a collaborative European research project led by ICN2 to drive the development of neural interfaces able to record and interpret brain activity at source. Last month project partners came to Barcelona for a dedicated summer school.