Cooling Photonics on stage at Expoquimia 2021
Cooling Photonics, is a spin-off company of ICN2 from the P2N group that provides passive cooling solutions without energy consumption or carbon emissions. The technology pushed forward by the company consist of a nano-fabricated coating material that can be applied on any surface hotter than the ambient, allowing the dissipation of heat as infrared radiation and, thus, decreasing its temperature.
The research activities that resulted in the creation of the company were mainly coordinated by senior researcher Dr. Juliana Jaramillo Fernández. Javier Achiaga, CEO of Cooling Photonics, Antonio Cuenca, COO, and Dr. Juliana Jaramillo presented the company, the technology and its applications in a talk at Expoquimia 2021.
Tutorial on key conceps topological phononic crystals
Dr. Marco Miniaci from U. Lille gave us a great tutorial on topological phononic crystals, it was really interesting. If you want to know more about it, you can find the recorded seasons on YouTube by clicking view more.
Congratulations to Susanne for her successful PhD defense
Congratulations to Susanne Sandell on her PhD viva held on Friday 12th March. Susanne was a research visitor in ICN2-P2N twice and she left warm memories of her dedication and professionalism. She was involved in the setting up of the FDTR set up and co-authored several papers as part of a joint project between Prof He’s group at the National University of Technology at Trondheim and the P2N at ICN2. Dr. Sandell will be joining SINTEF, The Norwegian Independent Research Organization.
We wish her all the best for her new position.
Prof. Clivia Sotomayor, invited speaker at workshop on nanoscale acoustics in thermal and quantum regimes
Prof. Clivia has been invited to the Workshop on Nanoscale Acoustics in the Thermal and Quantum Regimes, a virtual event that will be hosted by the university of Chicago from March 24th to 26th. The talk is entitled "Thermal transport and control of the nonlinear dynamics of single and coupled OM crystals" and will be on March 25.
Congratulations to Guillermo for his successful PhD thesis defense
Guillermo Arregui successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Light-motion interaction in disordered nanostructures” on 26th February, 2021 at ICN2. The work was under supervision of Dr. David Garcia and prof. Clivia Sotomayor. Congratulations to Guillermo and we wish all the best in his professional career.
Phononic crystals studied by Transit Thermal Gradient
In the MISTI collaboration between our group and the Nelson's group at MIT, the phonon mediated thermal transport in 2D phononic crystals studied by TTG (Transit Thermal Gradient) and interpreted successfully using Boltzmann equation with the Casimir approximation.
Free download until 8 January.
Novel high-sensitivity and fast response magnetometer
Optomechanical cavities are devices able to amplify interactions between light and mechanical systems, which are used as very sensitive detectors of displacement. Thanks to the interaction of magnetic fields with mechanical elements, optomechanical devices can also serve to measure magnetic field, i.e. as magnetometers. In particular, the ability to measure small fields over a broad range of frequencies is relevant to many applications in geology, space exploration, biology and medical imaging.
Congratulations to Alois Arrighi for his successful PhD thesis defense
Alois successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Thermal and thermoelectric properties of two-dimensional materials” on 22th October, 2020 at ICN2. The work was under supervision of Prof. Sergio Valenzuela, leader of Physics and Engineering of nanodevices group and prof. Clivia Sotomayor, leader of Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures group at ICN2. Congratulations to Alois and we wish all the best in his professional career.
Temporary good bye party for Marianna's maternal leave
Congratulations to Marianna for the born of her baby Leonardo. We wish him all the best in the life and we will be waiting to see Marianna again after her maternal leave.
Prof. Clivia Sotomayor talks in the Future Tech Week 2020
The session focused on the contributions from female scientists involved in Pathfinder projects. Prof. Clivia Sotomayor Torres (PHENOMEN) and Cecilia Laschi (OCTOPUS) shared their perspectives on the involvement of women in the Pathfinder projects, addressing areas capable to create new foundations of science-enabled innovations. This session is a contribution to the Future Tech Week 2020 http://futuretechweek.fetfx.eu/