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Innovative projects aimed at the industrial sector focused on polymer chemistry, surface modification, biomaterials and advanced materials for industrial applications.

MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT TO STRENGTHEN THE COMPETITIVENESS OF COMPANIES

ANALYSIS AND CHARACTERISATION

  • Chemical composition
  • Physicochemical tests
  • Mechanical properties
  • Reactivity, morphology and crystallinity studies
  • Particle characterisation
  • Non-destructive ultrasonic material evaluation
  • Corrosion of materials: diagnostics and standardised compatibility studies

DEVELOPMENT OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS

  • Nanotechnology and bioengineering applied to the development of new polymers
  • Micro and nanoencapsulation systems
  • Advanced functional polymeric materials
  • Optimisation of adhesive formulations

SURFACE MODIFICATION

  • Coating of workpieces for the optimisation of mechanical properties
  • Application of graphene suspensions on surfaces
  • Photoelectrochemical applications of nanostructured powders and films

ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS

  • Material design and prototyping
  • Structural components with embedded sensors
  • Field instrumentation, testing and remote monitoring of components or structures
  • Smart surface engineering for biomedical applications

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FACILITIES

Electrochemical Laboratory

Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Unit

RESEARCH GROUP:

GEMAT

Grup d'Enginyeria de Materials

School of Engineering

Materials Engineering

Its activities focus on three main areas: the development of new functional materials, surface engineering and biomaterials.

QuAN

Química Analítica

School of Engineering

Analytical Chemistry Group

QuAN's activity is structured around the different analytical, spectrometric, chromatographic, electrochemical and optical techniques, both in their application and in their development.

AppLightChem

Applied Photobiological Chemistry

School of Engineering

Applied Photobiological Chemistry

Specialised research in biomedical applications (antimicrobial resistance with phototherapy) and development of theragnostics in the diagnosis and treatment of tumours.

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A Highly Innovative and Entrepreneurial Unit

19/04/2022
Within the field of Advanced Materials, IQS has created various spinoffs thanks to the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of numerous professors and researchers at the university.These initiatives are a clear example of the importance of knowledge transfer from the academic and higher education world to industry.
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Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Unit: Services for Industry

19/04/2022
The R&D&i services and technology transfer offered by IQS Tech Transfer to companies has grown even greater since the end of 2019 through the launch of the Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Unit located within the Process Transfer and Integrative Technologies Centre (CTPTI) at IQS.
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Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Unit: Equipment

19/04/2022
The Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Unit within the Process Transfer and Integrative Technology Transfer Centre (CTPTI) at IQS boasts several laboratories equipped for research and technology transfer activities mainly related to particle and cell characterization and the analysis and characterization of polymeric materials, biomaterials, ceramic materials, and graphene, among others.
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