3rd ITN PMs meeting

The BeMAGIC Project Manager, Dr. Jordi Malapeira, has recently participated in the 3rd ITN PMs meeting. This event, which gathers together Project Managers to discuss and share experiences about the implementation of ITNs (Innovative Training Networks), took place online on Tuesday, 5 October 2021 at 10:00 CET. The main aspects tackled during this meeting were: outreach and dissemination activities, training courses and potential collaborations between ITNs. Besides the ITN Project Managers, Fernanda Bajanca, Vice Chair of the MCAA (Marie Curie Alumni Association) and Hakim Ferria, leader of the MSCA European Project Managers group, also participated in the meeting. The purpose of their participation was to enhance collaboration and explore potential joint actions between ITN PMs, MCAA and the MSCA European PMs group.

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Duran Farell Prize awarded to Prof. Jordi Sort’s group

The research group led by Prof. Jordi Sort, BeMAGIC Coordinator (UAB), has been recently awarded the 12th Duran Farell Prize in Technological Research. The Duran Farell Prize is awarded every two years by the Social Council of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) with the collaboration of the gas company Gas Natural Fenosa. The research project awarded, entitled: “Voltage-Control of magnetism in nanoscale-engineered materials: a new concept for energy-efficient data storage”, seeks to solve one of the most important challenges faced by modern society: the energy needed for large scale data storage. The project consists in using voltage instead of intensity in order to record information on electronic storage devices, so as drastically to reduce thermal dissipation caused by the Joule effect. New materials with optimised microstructures at nanoscale level were developed, new protocols on how to act on these materials through voltage and a new design for the devices were created. In addition to a drastic reduction in energy loss in these processes, the application of voltage when registering information in the devices' memory also makes them safer and more robust.

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BeMAGIC Winter School

The BeMAGIC Winter School will be organized by ETHZ in Zurich (Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten) on 8-12 November 2021. This event, entitled: Magnetoelectricy in biomedicine: healthcare for the 21st century, will gather together the ESRs and the senior researchers of the network. The most important goals of the meeting are to train the ESRs and to enhance networking among the members of the project. For these purposes, the following activities have been scheduled: (i) presentations of the ESRs, (ii) scientific lectures, (iii) training is transferable skills on scientific writing and (iv) management session.

Further information about the event, such as the agenda and the accommodation details can be checked below.

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1st BeMAGIC workshop - post event

The first workshop of the BeMAGIC project entitled “Fundamentals of magnetoelectricity and how it can boost energy efficiency” took place the 9th-10th of September 2020. The Consortium was forced to organize this event online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshop was organized by CNR, assisted by the Coordinator team (UAB), and it gathered together the recruited ESRs (Early Stage Researchers) and at least one representative from each Beneficiary and Partner organizations. The first session of the event was devoted to welcome the participants and present the project to the network members. Afterwards, the representatives of the network organizations delivered short talks to introduce their institutions. In the afternoon, the ESRs introduced themselves, their educational and scientific background and their project. During the management session, the following management aspects were tackled: deliverables and milestones, events, reporting, financial management, secondments, dissemination and outreach. The training for ESRs was scheduled on Thursday 10th of September. Dr. Cheng Song (Tsinghua University, China), Prof. Nicoleta Lupu (NIRDTP, Romania) and Prof. Paulo Freitas (INL, Portugal) delivered scientific lectures and Dr. Alba L’Astorina and Dr. Rita Giuffredi (IREA, CNR, Italy) provided training on RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation).

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Materials Challenges for Memory - April 11-13, 2021

Two members of the BeMAGIC project, namely Prof. Judith Driscoll (UCAM) and Prof. Jordi Sort (UAB), are involved in the organization of an AIP Publishing Horizons conference entitled “Materials Challenges for Memory”. This conference will cover the materials challenges of different memory technologies, from the fundamental processes and mechanisms, to industry perspectives on materials specifications and manufacturing. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Materials Challenges for Memory will be a virtual conference.

For more detailed information visit the web.

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BeMAGIC SUMMER SCHOOL – POST EVENT

The BeMAGIC Summer School, entitled “Setting gateway to academia”, was successfully organized by the University of Cambridge on 7-9 April 2021. This training event, which was organized online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, gathered together all the BeMAGIC ESRs (Early Stage Researchers) and senior researchers from the Beneficiaries and Associated partners. The first day of the workshop was devoted to the presentations of the ESRs, while several scientific and training lectures were scheduled on 8-9 April. During the management session, the work carried out until now and the future activities of the network were presented and the Supervisory Board members discussed about the management aspects of the network. The training in soft skills of this event provided by ThePaperMill will take place on 10-11 May 2021 and it will tackle scientific publishing and how to read a paper.

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1st BeMAGIC workshop

The 1st BeMAGIC workshop, organized by CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche), will take place online the 9th – 10th of September 2020. This event, entitled “Fundamentals of magnetoelectricity and how it can boost energy efficiency”, will gather together all the recruited ESRs (Early Stage Researchers) and at least one representative of each Beneficiary and Partner Organization. The main goals of this event are: (i) present the project to the network members, (ii) introduce the recruited ESRs, the Beneficiaries and the Partner Organizations, (iii) discuss management issues and (iv) provide training to the ESRs. The online platform which will hold the workshop will be Microsoft Teams. Invitations to join the event will be sent to the participants at the beginning of September. To request these invitations, the participants must send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the full name and the email address where they want to receive it. Importantly, the ESRs and the representatives of the partner institutions must introduce themselves by delivering a short presentation. The guidelines to prepare these presentations are provided below in the templates for the presentations. The agenda of the workshop can also be consulted below.

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BCI & NEUROTECHNOLOGY SPRING SCHOOL 2021

The BeMAGIC partners from G.TEC are organizing the Brain-Computer Interface and Neurotechnology Spring School, which will take place online on 12-21 April 2021. The event offers 95 hours of online education about brain-computer interfaces and neurotechnologies and participants will receive a 10 ECTS certificate for attendance. For more detailed information on the event, such as the programme and the registration procedure, please visit the web.

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The 712. W.E. Heraeus Seminar on Energy Efficient Magnetoelectric Materials by Ionic Approaches

  1. W.E. Heraeus Seminar on Energy Efficient Magnetoelectric Materials by Ionic Approaches

The 712. W.E. Heraeus Seminar on Energy Efficient Magnetoelectric Materials by Ionic Approaches (26.-29.01.2020) in Bad Honnef/Germany brought together worldwide leading scientists and young researchers to provide a forum for an overview of the current understanding of ionic effects in magnetoelectric materials. Fundamental ionic mechanisms and their correlation with magnetic phenomena, utilization of the spatial resolution achieved by advanced interface-sensitive measurement techniques, and routes toward the implementation of nanodevices were covered.

We sincerely thank the W.E. Heraeus Foundation for financing this seminar.

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CAMBRIDGE FESTIVAL

The BeMAGIC team from the University of Cambridge, led by Prof. Judith Driscoll, has prepared a video to present their research project in the Cambridge Festival which will take place online from 26 March to 4 April, 2021. The new interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival (replacing the Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas) is the United Kingdom's largest free science festival. It will include more than 350 free online events and activities: from panel discussions, film premieres, and self-guided walking tours, to ‘try this at home’ activities for the whole family. Topics cover the breadth of Cambridge research and will be presented across the Festival’s four themes: Society, Health, Environment and Explore! The video prepared by our partners from the University of Cambridge is shown in the following link: https://vimeo.com/519877530

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BeMAGIC kick-off meeting - 2

The BeMAGIC kick-off meeting was held on 28-29 November 2019 in Gran Hotel Rey don Jaime, Castelldefels, Spain. This event was organized by the Coordinator institution, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and it gathered together the representatives from the Beneficiary Partners and Partner Organizations of the project. After the welcome presentations delivered by Prof. Enric Llebot, Director of the Physics Department, and Prof. Armand Sánchez, Vice-Rector of research of UAB, the Coordinator, Prof. Jordi Sort, presented the project, the objectives and the work packages of the action. Afterwards, the Training Manager, Dr. Eva Pellicer, explained in detail the training strategy. Importantly, the representatives of the Beneficiary Partners and Partner organizations introduced their institutions and their role within BeMAGIC by delivering a brief presentation. In addition, the Project Manager, Dr. Jordi Malapeira, presented the management aspects and the Consortium Agreement, the Recruitment Manager, Prof. Paola Tiberto, showed the BeMAGIC recruitment strategy and progress and the Dissemination and Outreach Manager, Dr. Karin Leistner, explained the communication plan. The training in soft skills was tackled by Dr. Gavin Lucas from ThePaperMill, the partner company in charge of transferrable skills. To conclude the event, the Coordinator overviewed the action plan, work packages, milestones and deliverables.

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BeMAGIC Summer School: Setting gateway to academia (UCAM)

The next BeMAGIC workshop, organized by the University of Cambridge, will take place online on 7-9 April 2021 (workshop) and 10-11 May 2021 (training in soft skills). This event will gather together all the BeMAGIC ESRs and the network members of the Beneficiary institutions and Partner Organizations. The first day of the workshop will be devoted to the presentations of the ESRs. Each of them will deliver a 10 minutes talk (+ 5 minutes questions/discussion) to present their research results. Several scientific and training lectures are scheduled on 8-9 April and the training in soft skills will take place on 10-11 May. The training in soft skills, delivered by ThePaperMill, will be focused on scientific publishing and how to read a paper. Further information on the event, such as the agenda and the registration fees procedure, are provided below.

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Energy Efficient Magnetoelectric Materials by Ionic Approaches: Fundamentals, Challenges and Perspectives

712. WE-Heraeus Seminar, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, 26 Jan - 29 Jan 2020

Organized by Dr. Karin Leistner, IFW Dresden • Prof. Jordi Sort Viñas, Universtitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain • Dr. Robert Kruk, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology The seminar aims at providing a forum for an overview of the current understanding of ionic effects in magnetoelectric materials. Fundamental ionic mechanisms and their correlation with magnetic phenomena, utilization of the spatial resolution achieved by advanced interface-sensitive measurement techniques, and routes toward the implementation of nanodevices will be covered.

For more detailed information visit the web

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BeMAGIC Mid-term check and workshop – post event

The BeMAGIC Mid-term check and Workshop took place online on 7-11 December 2020. The first part of the event was devoted to training the ESRs (Early Stage Researchers). Besides attending to the 8 scientific lectures scheduled, the ESRs participated in a training on core communication skills, time and project management given by ThePaperMill. Training on how to perform specific lab techniques was also provided through videos recorded by the Beneficiary partners in their premises.

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BeMAGIC kick-off meeting

The BeMAGIC kick-off meeting will be held on 28-29 November 2019 at “Gran Hotel Rey don Jaime”, Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain. Representatives of the Beneficiary Partners and the Partner Organizations will gather together to discuss several aspects concerning the implementation of the project. During the event, the Coordinator team (UAB) will present the Project and the representatives of the network institutions will introduce their research teams and their role within the network. Besides, several sessions are scheduled to tackle the project management, financial aspects, recruitment process, dissemination, outreach and training.

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Magnetoelectric materials: why now and why in Europe?

What makes ME materials so special is their ability to simultaneously respond to external electric and magnetic stimuli

Research methodology and approach

BeMAGIC is organized in 8 interdisciplinary Work Packages

Intersectorial approach and synergies

BeMAGIC gathers a world-class balanced combination of fundamental and applied multi-disciplinary scientists/engineers across Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, or Biotechnology