BCMaterials is happy to announce that Sergio Lucarini joined our center as new Ikerbasque Research Fellow at BCMaterials. Thanks to a notable academic training and experience in the field of micromechanics, Lucarini will help to enrich our research.
He completed his PhD at the Technical University of Madrid (IMDEA Materials Institute and University of California Los Angeles), subsequently worked as a postdoc at the Carlos III University of Madrid and was awarded a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship at Imperial College London.
BCMaterials welcomes a new postdoctoral researcher, Javier Vicente Teixidó. With a solid background in industrial engineering, Javier Vicente granted his PhD at the University of Mondragón, with a thesis about monitoring and detection. This work led to the development of a novel pressure detection system based on nanocomposite materials for industrial applications.
In mid-August, Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez, scientific director of BCMaterials, visited the University of Tokyo, invited by Professor Tsumoto and Dr. Susana de Vega to the Faculty of Engineering of this Japanese institution.
Lanceros-Méndez had the opportunity to learn about the work carried out in the faculty. At the same time he presented the research carried out by BCMaterials to professors and students of the university in an invited talk held in August 17.
BCMaterials presents its new Welcome Handbook for research and service personnel joining the center. This document presents basic information in a clear, attractive and dynamic format so that new employees can adapt more quickly not only to their position, but also to life in our environment when they come from abroad.
BCMaterials will develop the ADDMAG project (Additive Manufacturing of Molecule-based Magnets) over the next two years, financed by the Department of Education of the Basque Government through the PIBA program for basic and/or applied research projects.
Four projects presented by BCMaterials have obtained the approval of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation within the State Subprogram ‘Generación de Conocimiento (Knowledge Generation) 2022’. The center obtained the approval of 80% of its proposals to this call. Two of the approved projects will develop innovative solutions in biomedicine and biotechnology, while the other two will be oriented towards sustainable energy generation.
Projects in biomedicine and biotechnology
From left to right: Aingeru Ramos, Mario Fernández, Elvira Vidal, Jesús Alcaine, Santiago Ceballos and Zain Ul Abideen.
BCMaterials welcomes six new researchers who joined our center in recent days. They are Elvira Vidal, Aingeru Ramos, Zain Ul Abideeen, Santiago Ceballos, Jesús Alcaine and Mario Fernández. The first five are pre-doctoral researchers and the sixth one, is a post-doctoral researcher.
At the end of June, the kick-off of the UNICORN project took place in Milan (Italy). This project is funded by the European Union, through its HORIZON-EIC PATHFINDER OPEN program, which supports highly disruptive scientific proposals. BCMaterials participates in this project as a partner. UNICORN's main goal is to develop innovative radiation and neutrino detectors based on nanocrystalline materials.
We would like to welcome Vikas Kumar as a new post-doctoral researcher at our centre. Dr. Kumar completed his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics at Gyeongsang National University in South Korea. During his doctoral studies, Dr. Kumar focused on specialized areas of ligand and structure-based drug design, utilizing a range of computational methodologies including pharmacophore modelling, virtual screening, and molecular dynamics simulations.
BCMaterials has recently become an associate member of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). This organization acts as a representative of the public-private partnership of the bioindustrial sector before the European Commission, with the aim of turning the bioindustry of our continent into the engine of a society focused on the circular economy by 2050.