1st Scientific Meeting of BNC-b Students
May 20-21st, 2015


The “1st Scientific Meeting of BNC-b Students” is aimed to present the work done by the PhD students of Barcelona Nanotechnology Cluster – Bellaterra (ICMAB, ICN2, IMB-CNM, MATGAS, UAB, ALBA), promoting the networking between them in an academic and scientific environment.

After the successfully previous editions of “1st Meeting of ICMAB students in 2011, and “1st Meeting of ICMAB-ICN-CIN2 students” in 2013, currently we incorporate all the framework of the UAB Research Park. Moreover, this event is also opened to master and undergraduate students, and the scientific community at large.

Furthermore, we will count with different invited speakers to share with us their experience in the entrepreneurship, the skills acquired during the PhD that can be useful outside the academic world, and represents a good chance to meet people who have already follow this path and who can give you a good advice.

The meeting represents an outstanding opportunity to gather PhD students, share experience and research from different nanoscience areas, and will favour the interaction and collaboration between young researchers.



The program is organized into different topics, all related to the "nano universe", allowing you to focus on your specialty as well as expand your knowledge in other areas. Attendees will be able to learn from over 50 different researches, including oral sessions, poster presentations, and special lectures related to spinoffs: Dr. Xavier Martí and Dr. Santi Sala.

Subject areas

Nanomedicine and nano-biomaterials Applications of nano Nanodevices (sensors, activators, reliability) Characterization of advanced materials Theory and simulation Nanomaterials for energy and environment Others

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Dr. Xavier Marti

Dr. Xavier Marti entangles two well-established profiles: a passionate interdisciplinary entrepreneur and an internationally recognized scientist. To connect these two universes, he has taken the leading role at IGSresearch (www.igsresearch.com). IGSresearch is a small enterprise that comprises the entire supply chain in the microelectronics manufacturing with the mission of delivering prototype devices of scientific groundbreaking ideas. Besides his core business, Dr. Marti has empowered the start-up incubator of University of Barcelona, Penyalab, having created two start-ups with steady income in less than one year. To realize his interdisciplinary obsession, in the past three years, he has propelled three topics (namely, magnetoresistance [1], piezoelectricity/piezoresistance [2], and geodynamic fault displacement [3]) from academic ideas to business highlights. He is now after developing invisible magnetic ink for the security sector [4]. These actions have been featured several times in the media, including TV and the economic pages of national press. In this talk, widely open for questions and debate, Xavier will walk along the key steps that were found to be essential to connect fundamental science and technology transfer.

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oykkSmsoexc
[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGNEDZeH3cs
[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e21vTcYhIDM
[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1Ft_OnRaq4

Dr. Santi Sala

Dr. Santi Sala is Managing Partner of NANOMOL TECHNOLOGIES. Since 2007 he is research associate in the Spanish Biomedical Networking centre on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN). He obtained his PhD in Chemistry by the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2005, with his thesis on particle design by supercritical fluids technology carried out at Materials Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC). He is author of 14 publications in SCI journals and inventor of six national and international patents, 3 of them under exploitation. He has a strong background on applied research projects and technology transfer issues from academia to industry.




  • Coordinator: Ignasi Fina
  • ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Otto E. González, Albert Queraltó, Nerea Murillo, Nina Carretero, Màrius Tarres, Elena Rojas, Markos Paradinas i Màrius Tarrés Schüler.
  • ICMAB commission of seminars: Lourdes Fàbrega, Gerard Tobias, Rosario Nuñez, Ignasi Fina, Montse Salas i Eva Perez


Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra, Catalunya, Espanya


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