The Institute of Materials Science of the University of Valencia (ICMUV) celebrates this Friday, October 23, the 25th anniversary of its creation. It will do so with a scientific conference on the latest developments in this field and will feature the participation of internationally renowned scientists. With a semi-face-to-face format, the day will be inaugurated by the rector Maria Vicenta Mestre and the director of the ICMUV, Ana Cros.
Nanophotonic biosensors for the rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2, new materials for biomedical applications, chromatography techniques and mass spectrometry applied to art and archaeology or a journey through the energy transition in Spain, are some of the issues that will be addressed by the V ICMUV Youth Conference, which this time commemorates the 25th anniversary of this research institute of the University of Valencia.
Laura Lechuga, from the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ICN2 and the Jaume I Prize for New Technologies 2020, will open the day after an inauguration by the rector Maria Vicenta Mestre, the director of the Science Park, Juan José Borrás, and the director of the ICMUV, Ana Cros. This will be followed by presentations by Sakura Pascarelli, EU-XFEL (Hamburg, Germany), Maria Perla Colombini (University of Pisa, Italy), Ramón Martínez Máñez (Department of Chemistry, Polytechnic University of Valencia, UPV), Katharina Landfester (Max Planck Institut für Polymer Forschung; Mainz, Germany) and José Manuel Martínez-Duart, Master in Physics from the University of Michigan in 1965 and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania (1970), in a program that also includes the presentation of different posters by young researchers.
The ICMUV Youth Conference, which has the support of the Valencian Government, is designed to disseminate the content of research in Materials Science among a multidisciplinary audience, enhance the international projection of ICMUV scientists, promote the development of professional career of young researchers and consolidating interaction with the business environment, among other issues. It is aimed primarily at young graduates and has been held annually since 2016.
The current edition, which will open on Friday, October 23 at 9:00 am, is marked by semi-attendance and will be streamed by Mediauni.
Created in 1995, the main objective of the ICMUV is to address the challenges of basic and applied research in the field of advanced materials and nanomaterials, as well as the resolution of practical problems in the business environment. With a staff of more than 70 researchers, the centre works in Applied Physics and Chemistry of materials and nanomaterials with applications in different fields, such as semiconductor physics and optical fibres, polymer chemistry, mesoporous materials or food. The institute has generated different spin-off companies and participates, with human resources and equipment, in the Valencian Aerospace Consortium.