Last week we said goodbye to Carlos Moya, who has worked as a postdoc during one year at the N&N group. To farewell him, we organized a dinner in Barcelona! We wish all the best to Carlos, he will continue with his research career at his former group, in the University of Barcelona. See you soon Carlos!
The academic year is over and we have to say goodbye to the master student María Jesús. As it is a tradition for the N&N group, María Jesús got a small present and a card from her lab-mates. We wish María Jesús a lot of success on her future career and persona projects!
After two years with us, Deyaa Youssef is going back to Egypt to finish his PhD. Deyaa has worked during his time with us with bacterial cellulose nanocomposites.Today it was his last group meeting and the N&N group gave him a card and a present. Deyaa also brought a cake and a plate engraved with “Group NN“. We wish Deyaa a lot of success in his future career and in all the aspects of his life! Good luck!
In this week’s Group Meeting we welcomed Olatz Arriaga, an undergraduate student from the Basque Country. Olatz is studying “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and will do her Final Bachelor’s Project under the supervision of Anna Roig, working in the synthesis of gold and titanium oxide nanoparticles.
We also said goodbye to Dani Beltran and Valentin Natarov, who are leaving this week the ICMAB. Dani will continue his Master in Biomedical Engineering at UB-UPC, and Valentin will go back to Belarus to continue his Master in Chemistry at Belarusian State University.
They both gave a very nice presentation on the work they have been doing in our group, about stabilizing non-stable polymorphs in mesoporous silica, and synthesizing iron oxide and silica nanocomposites for biomedical applications, under the supervision of Martí Gich and Anna Roig.
Today during the group meeting we said goodbye toIván, who is leaving to continue his Ph.D. thesis in Colombia. Iván is a great chemist, who works with magnetic graphene for water decontamination. We wish him a lot of success in his thesis and in his future endeavours!
On the other hand, Esther Dalfo gave us a nice talk on biomedical applications of C. elegans “Investigating neurodegeneration by using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans”. Esther is an Associate Researcher at the Institute of Neuroscience of the UAB, specialized in neurodegeneration and human genetics. Thank you!
This Master is a 2-years education program in the field of Energy-related Materials. During the first year, Pol will study in Toulouse (France) and in Warsaw (Poland); and in the second year in Córdoba (Spain). The last semester is dedicated to an internship. After successful completion of the curriculum, Pol will graduate with a multiple Master degree awarded by all universities of the consortium and recognised in each of the countries visited.
Congratulations and Farewell to our Master and Undergraduate students
Today we had a group pizza-lunch to congratulate our students for their Master and Undergraduate Research Projects, and to say goodbye to them: Sebastià Parets (M.S.), Irene Anton (M.S.), Judit Fuentes (Undergrad), Adrià Gordillo (Undergrad) and Miquel Torras (Undergrad).
The works they presented are the following:
Irene Anton: Encapsulating endothelial progenitor cells’ secretome into magnetic nanocapsules for targeted vascular remodelling (A. Roig and A. Rossell, 01/07/2016)
Miquel Torras: Magneto-plasmonic nanomaterials: gols nanotriangles decorated with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (A. Roig, 05/07/2016)
In today’s group meeting, Laura Asturias presented her work on “Gold nanoparticles/carbon thin film sensors for the determination of mercury in seawater“. It was her last presentation within the N&N Group, since she is leaving next week! 🙁
After the talk, we gave her a farewell card and some presents. We will miss her, and from now on electrochemistry will always remind us to her.
This Friday, after the Lab Cleaning (good job!) we had a N&N Group Lunch to say goodbye to Jana, who did a fantastic job at ICMAB and now is going back to ETH Zurich, and to welcome the two new visiting Ph.D. students, Deyaa, from Egypt, and Iván, from Colombia.
There were 15 of us today! The group always gets big in spring time with all the new students!