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IGSresearch represents one of the scarce examples of a small enterprise covering from scientific research in cooperation with world-class academic institutions, the electronic board design, and up to the web-site management of real-time analysed datasets. As an expert in the field of magnetic detection, IGSresearch has a seat at the European Magnetic Association.

IGS has signed collaboration contracts with key research institutions in Spain (Institut Catala de Nanociencia y Nanotecnologia) which was praised in the economic pages of national newspapers, Austria (Natural History Musuem), and Czech Republic (Institute of Physics and Institute of Rock Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences). Through the latter, IGS is the supplier of instrumentation in projects sponsored by National Geographic. IGS commitment to the academic sphere comprises the sponsorship of an incubator of start-ups at the premises of the University of Barcelona rendering two profit-making young companies featured in the media. All of the aforementioned activities have ended in scientific papers and joint awarded grants.

Our research activities in the field of mangetism reported in our blog "Magnets Solve Problems" have been featured by the Google Creators Program and count over 35 000 subscribers.

Projects obtained in competitive grants

Title: “Design of novel sensors for advanced management of urban mobility and illumination”
Agency: Spanish Ministery of Industry, Energy and Tourism, project TSI-100103-2014-75
Role: Principal Industrial Investigator (sole beneficiary)
Amount and period: EUR 463,278 (Jan 2014 - Dec 2015)

Title: “Automated monitoring of three-dimensional fracture movements”
Agency: Technology Agency Czech Republic, project TA04021791
Role: Principal Industrial Investigator (out of two co-proposing institutions)
Amount and period: EUR 262,000 (Jan 2015 - Jan 2018)

Title: “El Hierro megalandslide dynamics analysed using big data to predict the future behaviour of megalandslides on other volcanic islands”
Agency: Grant Agency Czech Republic, project 16-12227Y
Role: Co-owner is Beneficiary (out of three co-proposers)
Amount and period: EUR 126,000 (Jan 2016 - Jan 2019)

Research publications

Antiferromagnetic multi-level memory cell
V. Schuler, K. Olejnik, X. Marti, V. Novak, P. Wadley, R. P. Campion, K. W. Edmonds, B. L. Gallagher, J. Garces, M. Baumgartner, P. Gambardella, and T. Jungwirth
Nature Communications, in press (preprint)

Electric control of antiferromagnets
I. Fina and X. Marti
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, in press (preprint)

A contactless positioning system for monitoring discontinuities in three dimensions with geological and geotechnical applications
N. Rinaldi-Montes, M. Rowberry, C. Frontera, I. Baroò, J. Garces, J. Blahut, R. Pérez-López, C. Pennos and X. Marti

The instrumental resolution of a moiré extensometer in light of its recent automatisation
M. Rowberry, D. Kriegner, V. Holy, K. Olejnik, M. Llull, C. Frontera, and X. Marti
Measurement 91, 258 (2016)

Room temperature reversible giant piezoresistance in Sr2IrO4 thin films
N. Domingo, L. Lopez-Mir, M. Paradinas, V. Holy, J. Zelezny, T. Jungwirth, D. Yi, Jian Liu, S. Suresha, R. Ramesh, C. Ocal, X. Marti, and G. Catalan
Nanoscale 7, 3453-3459 (2015)

Internet of Things, Internet of Sinks
X. Marti, G. Catalan, M.D. Rowberry, T. Jungwirth, A. Vea
Internet Society, featured communication (2014)

Contact information

Javier Garces
Spain & Latin America

javiergarces [at] igs4.com

Cami de la Coma, Nave 8
43140 La Pobla de Mafumet
+34 977 840 444

Prof. Tomas Jungwirth
Czech Republic & Eastern Europe

tomas.jungwirth [at] igsresearch.com

Na Dyonisce 1
160 00 Prague
Czech Republic
+420 724 311 438

IGS has been awarded the exclusive INNOVATE SME seal
for its achievements in projects funded by the Spanish Government.

Proyecto cofinanciado por el Ministerio de Industria, Energia y Turismo,
dentro del plan Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica, desarrollo e Innovacion Tecnologica 2013-2016.
Proyecto TSI-100103-75.