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Common workflows for computing material properties using different quantum engines

Sebastiaan P. Huber, Emanuele Bosoni, Marnik Bercx, Jens Bröder, Augustin Degomme, Vladimir Dikan, Kristjan Eimre, Espen Flage-Larsen, Alberto Garcia, Luigi Genovese, Dominik Gresch, Conrad Johnston, Guido Petretto, Samuel Poncé, Gian-Marco Rignanese, Christopher J. Sewell, Berend Smit, Vasily Tseplyaev, Martin Uhrin, Daniel Wortmann, Aliaksandr V. Yakutovich, Austin Zadoks, Pezhman Zarabadi-Poor, Bonan Zhu, Nicola Marzari & Giovanni Pizzi
The prediction of material properties based on density-functional theory has become routinely common, thanks, in part, to the steady increase in the number and robustness of available simulation packages. This plurality of codes and methods is both a boon and a burden. While providing great opportunities for cross-verification, these packages adopt different methods, algorithms, and paradigms, making it challenging to choose, master, and efficiently use them. We demonstrate how developing common interfaces for workflows that automatically compute material properties greatly simplifies interoperability and cross-verification.
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Get ready for the 6th PhD Scientific Meeting of the UAB! #JPhD2021

Registrations to join this great event are now open! 

The 6th Edition of the Scientific Meeting of PhD Students at UAB campus #JPhD2021 will be celebrated on November 25-26 2021, as a hybrid even held both online and at the Faculty of Science of the UAB. The registration for this even is already open and you have until 15 October 2021 to send your application! Please follow the instructions on the website to submit your application.

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“The ERC project PHOTHERM seeks to fundamentally change how we generate heating and cooling by developing a new class of materials that capture, store, and release both solar and ambient heat.”


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ICREA Researcher Kasper Moth-Poulsen joins ICMAB with an ERC project on new materials for thermal regulation

October 20, 2021
Kasper Moth-Poulsen, until recently Professor at the Chalmers University of Technology, will join ICMAB to disrupt how we approach temperature regulation in many areas like local power production, electronics systems, automobiles and housing. His expertise lies on the area of nanomaterials chemistry. His research group uses synthesis to create organic or inorganic materials for different applications, which they often demonstrate through the development of functional devices based on these ma...
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ICREA Researcher Kasper Moth-Poulsen joins ICMAB with an ERC project on new materials for thermal regulation

“The ERC project PHOTHERM seeks to fundamentally change how we generate heating and cooling by developing a new class of materials that capture, store, and release both solar and ambient heat.”

ICMAB joins the 7th edition of the Science by Women programme

A senior African women researcher will develop a research project during a 6-month stay at ICMAB. 

The Fundación Mujeres por África (FMxA)(Women for Africa Foundation) is partnering with the Spanish ‘Severo Ochoa’ and other Centers of Excellence to bring the Science by Women programme to fruition. The project intends to host women researchers from African countries, so they can benefit from these research internships to promote and lead the scientific innovation that contributes to tackling the great challenges faced by African countries through research in health and biomedicine, sustainable agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change.


From left to right: Anna Roig, Soledad Roig, and Anna Laromaine

Congratulations Dr. Sole Roig, new ICMAB Graduate

Doctor Sole Roig from the Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites (NN) group (ICMAB-CSIC), defended her PhD thesis titled "Novel bacterial cellulose materials: structuration, functional nanocomposites and photocurable Hydrogels" on Tuesday, 28 September, 2021 in an online session. Congrats!

Watercolor sketch of the Table Tennis Tournament by Alejandro Santos

The 2021 ICMAB Summer Party celebrates the Institute’s 35 years!

After last year’s party being cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, we were stoked to be able to finally celebrate again!

The 2021 ICMAB Party was celebrated after more than a year without live events due to the collective efforts to stop the spread of COVID. The party was not without changes, as it was celebrated entirely at ICMAB’s terrace to avoid concentrations of people inside. We celebrated on 16 July 2021 with many events, including the first CRYSTALMATCH contest, the awards ceremony for the FOTICMAB contest, the BEFORE&NOW photo activity, a tie dye workshop by Sara Ruiz, Nerea González and Lídia Ballell, a sketching workshop by Alejandro Santos, and the final of the Tennis Table tournament!


Banner that reads "Memoria Anual 2020", with the CSIC logo. Pictured: a test tube, and the coronavirus

CSIC publishes its Annual Report for 2020

All the information about what CSIC centers have achieved in a very complicated year. We highlight here some research results of ICMAB during 2020. 

Cover image representing an AFM probe measuring a layer of water

New Cover in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C on how water nanofilms affect solid-medium interactions

New front cover in “The Journal of Physical Chemistry C” for the article “Investigating the Ubiquitous Presence of Nanometric Water Films on Surfaces”.


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New scientific books in our "Manuel Cardona" Materials Science Library

A total of 17 books acquired for all our staff are now available in our "Manuel Cardona" Library.


Banner for Expoquimia. It reads: EXPOQUIMIA The International Chemistry Event. 14 - 17 September 2021, Gran Via Venue Fira de Barcelona

Expoquimia 2021 is right around the corner! Join the event on 14-17 September

A crossover space between science and industry with a premium area for new materials, MAT 20-30.

New at NANBIOSIS: Cutting-edge biomedical solutions

NANBIOSIS is a distributed ICTS (Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructure) accredited by the Spanish Government for the production and characterization of nanomaterials, biomaterials and systems in biomedicine. 


A banner with a skyline on the bottom. It reads: IBA 2021 Annual Meeting 24-29 October 2021 Xiamen, China

M. Rosa Palacín awarded with the International Battery Association (IBA) Research Award

The ICMAB Deputy Director and Researcher, M. Rosa Palacín, receives this award for her significant contributions to battery research. The award comes in the context of the 2021 International Battery Association (IBA) Annual Meeting which will be celebrated on 24-29 October 2021 in Xiamen, China, an event that will bring together experts in the fields of electrochemistry, materials chemistry and energy chemistry, mathematical science and other battery related fields.

ICMAB Researcher M. Rosa Palacín, from the Solid State Chemistry (SSC) Group receives the IBA Research Award for her outstanding contributions and advances in electrochemical energy conversion and storage research.

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Anna Solé, winner at the GEFES Research Awards for Undergraduate Students 2021 for her work in neouromorphic computing

The award is given by The Condensed Matter Physics Division-GEFES of the Real Sociedad Española de Física.

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Happy Nanotechnology Day 2021!

This festivity celebrates the smallest research with the biggest impact. We celebrate it by releasing our video on the ICMAB Scientific Equipment Platforms. Do you know them all?

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