The Synthesis Division has its infrastructure dedicated to the preparation of novel functional, advanced and nanostructured materials. The development of routes for the preparation of low-cost, high-yield and easily scaled-up materials for industry is fundamental for the growth and consolidation not only of national and international research groups, but also companies that have their activities underpinned by the creation of new technologies.
Our facilities make it possible to improve the production of materials on a laboratory scale and, in particular cases, in pilot plants observing the principles of green chemistry. As a consequence, it allows the productive sector to create more competitive technologies without significantly impacting the environment and society’s quality of life.
The available DRX, XPS MicroCT and Raman equipment, as well as accessories for in-situ monitoring of materials’ properties, allow users to have a very wide knowledge of the physical-chemical characteristics, such as structure and surface chemical composition. A team of specialists and technicians supports students and researchers through training and maintenance of equipment and processes.
For our in-house research, our team dedicates their efforts to the development of novel routes for the preparation and synthesis of materials, and in the design of materials using raw materials abundant in nature. The focus of these materials developed at different scales ranges from application in the automotive sector, packaging, to the treatment and purification of effluents from industrial waste to the production of energy in a sustainable manner and free of CO2 emissions.