Amanda attended a course on Good Practice in Science in Valencia

Amanda Muñoz had the opportunity to attend a CSIC course titled Curso de Buenas Prácticas Científicas (Good practice in Science). It took place in La Casa de la Ciencia in Valencia. PhD students from different fields gathered there to learn and discuss:
– How to take notes in a lab notebook
– Statistics
– Bibliography storage
– Patents
– Ethics in Science
– How to resolve conflicts between the supervisor and the student
– Collaborations
– Presentation of the results
and more things. You can go to Amanda´s office to ask for more information.

Amanda found this course quite useful and encourages the PhD students who have not gone yet to go next year. “Humans learn from humans. I listened to my colleagues’ problems, and we discussed which was the best solution.
We talked about fraud in science. Sadly, I was not surprised by the number of scientists who lie for publishing articles. It is a task of all-scientific society to reduce the amount of these incidents and return to the science community the prestige that Science deserves.” Amanda said after the course.

Welcome Paweł!

N&N Group keeps growing. Meet Paweł Cwynar, who is going to spend six months in ICMAB working on stabilization of low-density polymorphs by negative pressure under supervision of Martí Gich.

“My name is Paweł and I am from Poland. I studied Materials Engineering at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST) and simultaneously the International Erasmus Mundus Master Programme Monabiphot (Molecular nano- bio- photonics) at the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay. My master thesis was devoted to amyloidogenic protein structures and their optical properties.
My scientific interests are mainly nanotechnology in biology and medicine applications whereas my personally interests are snowboarding, analog photography and travels.”

We hope that you will enjoy your stay at N&N Group!

Large participation of the N&N Group at the International Symposium on Bacterial Nanocellulose in Porto

On 3-4 October 2019, four members of the N&N group: Anna Roig, Anna Laromaine, Sole Roig and Irene Anton attended the  fourth International Symposium on Bacterial Nanocellulose in Porto (Portugal). This congress gathers international researchers to communicate and share the latest developments in this fast-moving and continually expanding field of Bacterial Nanocellulose. All the N&N attendees presented their work in oral presentations. Moreover, Irene Anton was awarded with the prize for the best oral sharp presentation of the symposium.
Well done!

Congratulations Dr. Qianzhe Zhang!


The NN group members would like to congratulate Qianzhe Zhang for his excellent work on the Ph.D. thesis defense!

Qianzhe’s thesis is entitled Microstructural Control of Epitaxial α-Quartz Filmsand has been supervised by Dr. Martí Gich from the NN group and Dr. Adrián Carretero-Genevrier from NanoChemLab (Institut d´electronique et des Systèmes – IES, France) 

The jury was formed by Dr. Francisco Rivadulla Fernández (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Dr. Mariona Coll Bau (ICMAB-CSIC) and Dr. Romain Bachelet (Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, France).

Congratulations Qianzhe! 

High marks for our Master and undergraduate students!

Congratulations to our students for high marks in their research projects!
It has been very nice to have you in the group and we wish you a lot of success in your future careers!

Giorgo Guglielmo Bonassi Paredes
TFG title: Sensor electrocatalític basat en nanopartícules de Cu/Cu2O per la mesura de la Demanda Química d’Oxigen en aigües residuals.
Mark: 7

Remei Escudero Franch
TFG title: Preforming a protein corona on Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with Human Serum Albumin. 
Mark: 9.1
Bachelor’s degree in Nanotechnology (UAB)

Natalia Martínez Reyes
Mark: 8 
Master’s degree in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (UAB)

Amanda Muñoz Juan
Master thesis title: Impacts of bacterial nanocellulose in the nematode C. elegans.
Mark: 9.5 
Master’s degree in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (UAB)

Miquel awarded for his oral contribution at E-MRS Fall Meeting in Warsaw

Miquel Torras, PhD candidate at N&N Group, attended the E-MRS Fall Meeting held at Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw, Poland) from 16th to 19th September 2019. 

His oral contribution was titled “Mechanistic insights on fast microwave-assisted polyol synthesis of silver nanoparticles with controlled size” and it was awarded with the 3rd best oral talk of his symposium (Q Nanoparticles: advances in synthesis, characterization, theoretical modelling, and applications).
Congratulations Miquel! 


The venue of the Meeting

Zheng Ma gave a talk at Joint European Magnetic Symposia (JEMS2019)

Zheng Ma, PhD candidate at the N&N Group, attended Joint European Magnetic Symposia (JEMS2019) in Uppsala, Sweden (26-30 August). He gave a talk “Structural and Magnetic Properties of Cr-substituted ε-Fe2O3 Nanoparticles”. It was a collaborative work between our group (supervised by Martí Gich) and  CMEOS group in ICMAB, as well as our colleagues from ALBA synchrotron. 

Good job Ma!