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Complutense Young Award for Science and Technology

Images obtained from Imperial College web site

Images obtained from Imperial College web site

Esther Rodríguez Villegas, a Spanish professor at Imperial College, has been awarded the 2009 Young Science and Technology of the Universidad Complutense.

This 35 year old researcher works in electronics and nanotechnology, specifically in the microchips development. Currently performs a European project to develop non-invasive low power sensors and to implant in patients.

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October 28, 2009 Posted by | Nano News, Nanoelectronics | , | Leave a comment

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It has held the second edition of the International Images of the nanoworld SPMAGE09 involving over 250 contestants from over 30 countries.

The winning images were chosen both for its scientific value as for their aesthetic impact.

The five winning images have been:

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Human malaria. Li Ang, National University of Singapore

Human malaria. Li Ang, National University of Singapore

 
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Atom Spangled Patchwork. Sander Otte from NIST (EE UU)

Atom Spangled Patchwork. Sander Otte from NIST (EEUU)

 

Winter-time Nanofishing. Sviatlana Abetkovskaia from Instituto A.V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer, Bielorrusia

Winter-time Nanofishing. Sviatlana Abetkovskaia from Instituto A.V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer, Bielorrusia

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Fourth Price   Fifth Price

Venis of Coral. Francesco Mantegazza, Universita' degli studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italia)

Venis of Coral. Francesco Mantegazza, Universita' degli studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italia)

 

Looking for the summer ice. Mar Cardellach Redon from Centre d'Investigació en Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (España)

Looking for the summer ice. Mar Cardellach Redon from Centre d'Investigació en Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (España)

Images obtained from SPMAGE09

August 4, 2009 Posted by | Nano News | | Leave a comment

Endor Nanotechnologies Prize EmprendedorXXI Finalist

Image obtained from Endor Nanotechnologies web site

Image obtained from Endor Nanotechnologies web site

The company Endor Nanotechnologies has been one of EmprendedorXXI Award finalists, a joint initiative of La Caixa and the Empresa Nacional de Innovación S.A. which aims to recognize and reward the entrepreneurial talent, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and vision of companies with greatest potential for growth.

The main activity of Endor Nanotechnologies is developing nanomedicine projects with nano-particles from a technology platform of its own.

June 22, 2009 Posted by | Nanomedicine | , | Leave a comment

Improving Quantum Dots

Images obtained from NN-Labs web site

Images obtained from NN-Labs web site

NN-Labs (Nanomaterials & Nanofabrication Laboratories) has developed an alternative to cadmium seleneide-based quantum dots (CdSe) free of heavy metals. This alternative, indium phosphide, introduced in April this year, provides high performance while eliminating the use of cadmium.

The company NN-Labs, which was born as a spin-off from the University of Arkansas, has announced the release, in May this year, a U.S. patent entitled ‘Synthetic Control of Metal Oxide Nanocrystal Shapes and Sizes’ to describe a method to synthesize metal oxide nanocrystals by controlling their size, shape and distribution.

During this month of June, the mentioned company has received a Phase I SBIR award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled ‘Highly luminescent Maganese-Doped Zinc Selenide Quantum Dots to Enhance Silicon Solar Cell Spectral Efficiency Through Down-Conversion’ which attempts to demonstrate the enrichment efficiency of a polycrystalline silicon solar cell through spectral downconverter overlayer containing metal ion-doped quantum dot nanocrystals.

June 19, 2009 Posted by | Nanoelectronics | , | Leave a comment

Neoker selected by the committee WBT’09

 

Image obtained from www.rpp.com.pe

Image obtained from http://www.rpp.com.pe

The World’s Best Technologies 2009 committee has announced its selection of companies with most innovative technologies. The spin-off of the Instituto de Cerámica de la Universidad de Santiago, Neoker, S.L., is on the companies selected by developing a process for the manufacture of single crystals of alumina fibbers. 

The selected companies will have the opportunity to be publicized and explain their products or services to investors and representatives of multinational companies.

May 8, 2009 Posted by | Nano News | , , | Leave a comment

A spin-off receives ‘50 East GoingGreen’ Award

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Image obtained from Plextronics’ web site

Plextronics, Inc. has announced its selection as a 2009 GoingGreen East 50 Private Company, award given to companies that create emerging business opportunities in green technology. 

Located in Pittsburgh, Plextronics focuses on organic solar cell and organic light emitting diodes (OLED). 

The spin-out of Carnegie Mellon University opened in January this year its first manufacturing line development (D-line), an industrial facility to develop printable solar inks manufacturing techniques using commercially relevant. Moreover, its modular design also allows evaluating new processes to improve the functioning of their inks.

April 23, 2009 Posted by | Nano News | , | Leave a comment

Creativity in science and technology award

Images obtained from ICMM web site

Images obtained from ICMM web site

Kerafrit Corp. (belonging to the group Keraben) has won the Gold Award 2009 for Alfa product development Nanoglace, which has taken two basic patents developed by a group of researchers at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM).

Nanoglace is a new line of glazes containing nanoparticles that confer properties such as hydrophobicity, bactericidal and fungicidal, easy to insert luminescent or magnetic labels and new decorative effects based on colors and brightness.

Alfa de Oro Awards, granted by the Spanish Society Ceramics and Glass, is designed to stimulate creativity, technology and art, providing the recognition of experts accredited from the ceramic industry to the I+D+i effort: Investigation, Development and Investment.

April 3, 2009 Posted by | Nano News | , , | Leave a comment