Advanced Materials

Our principal areas of knowledge are focused on locating market needs and establishing a series of technological processes and the creation or improvement of advanced materials. Our main objective is to find real and customized technological solutions for the needs of our clients adapted to each sector. 

Catalysis and Photocatalysis

  • Metallocene catalysts
  • Bimetallic catalysts
  • Heterogeneous catalysts to produce fine chemicals: Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF), Covalent Organic Frameworks (COF) and Porous Organic Polymers (POP)
  • Photocatalyst based on TiO2, ZnO2 or SnO2 and mixtures

Green Chemical Synthesis

  • Optimization of synthetic routes
  • Synthetic methods using CO2 as feedstock
  • Synthesis of small organic molecules (bio monomers, chromophores, dyes, etc.
  • Synthesis of polymers: bio polymers, polyamides, polyimides, polyesters, polyurethanes, porous organic polymers, geo polymers, etc.
  • Synthesis of mesoporous nanoparticles (SBA 15 and similar).

Sensors and Eletrochemisty

  • Dye sensors for medical and energy applications
  • Electrochemical sensor (MIP, enzymatic and ISE) for multi analyte detection and prediction (electronic tongue/nose)
  • Inkjet printed electrodes: configuration of system, design and optimization
  • Doped electrodes for electrocatalysis
  • Electrosynthesis: production of inorganic and organic chemicals
  • Water splitting and materials for fuel cells

Water Treatment and Industrial Waste Revalorization

  • Technologies for water and air treatment (photocatalysis)
  • Chemical transformation of biomass or bio based feedstocks (bio diesel, fatty acids, seaweed, etc..) into high added value products

Functional Coatings, Resins, and Adhesives

  • Synthesis of functional coatings for wood and plastic composites based on biopolymers obtained from renewable sources
  • Synthesis of functional coatings for glass and metal based on sol gel chemistry
  • Water based polyurethane resins with high solid content and improved performances
  • Powder coatings for wood applications with enhances adhesion properties
  • Deposition of coatings by dipping, spin coating, spraying or electrodeposition

Food Technology and Packaging

  • Formulation and characterization of edible films and coatings with antimicrobial, antioxidant and barrier to gases proprieties
  • Micro and nanoencapsulation of ingredients
  • Food ingredients extraction (from natural biomass)
  • Development of alternative and natural methodologies to extend the food shelf life
  • Active and recyclable packaging
  • Electrochemical sensor devices for toxic compounds detection
  • Technologies for removal of chemical compounds in air and water