Three types of seminars are organized within the ICMAB.
The first and more known ones are the ICMAB Periodical Lectures, organized by the Seminars and Training committee. These biweekly seminars are talks of general interest for the material science community. The invited speakers are selected by the committee among a pool of candidates nominated by scientists of the institute. The goal of these seminars is two-fold: (i) provide a general introduction to a non-specialized audience in that particular topic (speakers are requested to devote at least one third of their presentation to a broad introduction of the field); (ii) stimulate the collaboration with ICMAB researchers or reinforcing them, if already existing.
The second type of seminars are the Invited Seminars: invited researchers that come to the ICMAB to present their research and collaborate with some of our researchers, participate in a conference in the area, etc. This are hosted whenever the invited researcher is available, although most of them are on Mondays.
The third type of seminars are special seminars to commemorate a special day, such as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science or Christmas, for example. An invited speaker expert in a field (not necessarily Materials Science) is proposed by either the staff or the Communication and Outreach committee and invited to give a one-hour lecture for all our staff.
We hosted many seminars during 2018:
ICMAB researchers have presented their results in more than 139 international meetings and 17 national meetings. Of the communications, 53 were Invited Conferences, 75 Oral Communications, 3 Plenary Talks and 25 Poster Presentations. The conferences are of a broad range of topics: superconductivity, phosphorus, boron and silicon, nanocomposites, materials science, coordination chemistry, nanoparticles’ applications, lithium batteries, organic and hybrid thermoelectrics, cellulose, solid state physics, paramagnetic materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology, low temperature electronics, synthetic metals, molecule-based magnets, medicinal chemistry, semiconductors, etc.
In addition, the researchres organized 3 international conferences, co-organized many symposiums in international conferences and participated in the scientific committees and as chair members, and participated in the SOMMa 100xciencia.3 meeting.