Materials

Materials

We work on the development of materials, mainly ceramics, providing them with new properties and functionalities, as well as improving their processing and behaviour, while at the same time creating new techniques for their analysis and the modelling of their behaviour. We seek the ceramic application of alternative raw materials. We work with traditional ceramic materials, both in their substrates and in glazes, pigments and inks, giving them improved properties (mechanical, thermal, aesthetic, etc.).

We also develop functional ceramic surfaces, e.g. with biocidal properties, among others. We are making progress in the development of unfired building materials (sand-lime bricks with alkaline activation application). We are investigating digital printing on non-ceramic substrates and are making progress in the field of ceramic membrane development.

We are looking at the use of ceramic materials for energy applications, as well as developing new analytical techniques (for inorganic and organic materials) and deepening the modelling of material behaviour.

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IDILYUM

IDILYUM

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