Wednesday, 03 February 2021

A work led by Prof. Mónica Lira is selected among the Energy Nature favourites

Nature Energy is a young journal with five years of history. To celebrate it anniversary it has published a list of the selected more prominent topics of investigation and fifteen papers, among which is a Consensus led by Prof. Mónica Lira about stability assessment of perovskite solar cells.

Friday, 29 January 2021

Disruptive phononics-based approach to information technology: the ERC AdG “LEIT” project kicks off today

A scientific kick-off meeting marks today the starting of the LEIT (Lossless information for emerging information technologies) project, which will be led by ICREA Prof. Dr Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, head of the ICN2 Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group. In 2020, Prof. Sotomayor was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for this five-year project, which aims at developing a disruptive technology based on phononic interconnects to reduce energy consumption of electronic circuits.

Friday, 22 January 2021

Researchers develop enzyme-powered micromotors based on metal-organic porous materials

In a new article published in the prestigious Journal of the American Chemical Society, researchers describe how they successfully designed and fabricated bubble-propelled enzymatic micromotors built from a highly porous metal-organic framework (MOF). These new micromotors might lead to applications for drug delivery and adsorption of pollutants. This work was co-led by researchers from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and scientists from the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2).