Wednesday, 22 March 2023

Innovation offices need engineers and entrepreneurs

Dr Pablo Pomposiello Miravent, Head of the ICN2's Business and Innovation Area, makes a point about the limitations of knowledge and technology transfer offices of public institutes that limit their potential and can slow down the signing of collaborative agreements with industry.

Tuesday, 21 March 2023

A novel technique for ultrasensitive measurements of the thermal diffusivity of thin films

A paper recently published in the journal ‘Review of Scientific Instruments’ introduces a new all-optical technique for measuring thermal diffusion in nanoscale systems. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Prof. Klaas-Jan Tielrooij, senior group leader at ICN2. This “pre-time-zero spatiotemporal pump-probe microscopy" has several important benefits over existing techniques and provides an excellent tool for studying heat transport at the nanoscale.

Thursday, 16 March 2023

Current challenges of science: from research centres to the classroom

The ICN2 took part in a science education activity organised by CESIRE and oriented to high school teachers. Its aim was to introduce relevant research centres active in Catalonia to the teachers and provide them with new ideas and material to design learning experiences for their students.