• Active site engineering for heterogeneous catalysis using emerging nano-structured materials 

      Gascón, Jorge (2016-06-02)
      The growing concern about the depletion of oil has spurred worldwide interest in finding alternative feedstocks for important petrochemical commodities and fuels. On the one hand, the enormous re-serves found (208 trillion ...
    • ALBA Synchrotron Light Source 

      Aranda, Miguel A. G. (2015-03-23)
      ALBA synchrotron light source (www.cells.es) is the largest Spanish research infrastructure that started full operation of its first 7 beamlines on February 2013. I will divide the talk in three parts: i) the general ...
    • Arcillas caoliniticas de bajo grado: una alternativa como material cementante suplementario 

      Tobón, Jorge Iván (2018-07-12)
      La adición de metacaolín al cemento portland ha sido una alternativa en la industria cementera frente a los problemas ambientales y energéticos derivados de la producción de éste, además de lograr mejorar sus propiedades ...
    • Catalytic dehydration of glycerol to acrolein: catalysts and processes 

      Paul, Sébastien (2016-05-24)
      The valorization of glycerol has been widely studied notably due to the oversupply of the latter from biodiesel production. Among the different upgrading reactions, dehydration to acrolein is of high interest due to the ...
    • Clinkering of calcium sulfoaluminate clinkers: polymorphism of ye'elimite 

      Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles; García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; Cuesta, Ana; Zea-Garcia, Jesus D.; [et al.] (2018)
      The manufacture of CSA cements is more environmentally friendly than that of OPC as it releases less CO2. This reduction depends on CSA composition and is due to three factors: i) less emissions from decarbonation in the ...
    • Drug Delivery Systems based on hydrogels 

      Demadis, Konstantinos (2017-09-28)
      Gel systems have found extensive applications in the medicinal/pharmaceutical field because of their ease of preparation, ability for modifications, and responsiveness to external chemical or physical stimuli. Gels usually ...
    • El niobio como promotor de catalizadores, relaciones estructura-actividad 

      Bañares, Miguel Ángel (2018-05-17)
      El niobio forma parte del grupo cinco, es un elemento de transición con una química muy versátil y rica. Esto le proporciona unas características muy interesantes en la formulación de catalizadores. Particularmente como ...
    • Fotocatálisis con luz solar: aplicaciones en energía y medioambiente 

      Fernández García, Marcos (2018-04-09)
      El uso de luz solar como fuente excitatriz de procesos químicos es uno de los retos de mayor importancia en la Química del Siglo XXI. Dentro de este campo, en esta conferencia se describe el uso de luz solar en procesos ...
    • Gels: formation, structure and utilization in crystal growth 

      Demadis, Konstantinos (2015-09-29)
      Gels are ubiquitous in Nature and everyday life. This presentation will focus on the utilization of gels in the art of crystal growing. Several scientific disciplines depend on formation and characterization of crystals. ...
    • High ionic conductivity in confined heterostructures 

      Sanna, Simone (2017-04-27)
      The charge transport in oxide thin films could be tuned by the lattice strain engineering resulting in a new class of materials that can be considered fundamental bricks of new generation of devices for energy storage, ...
    • Inorganic materials in industrial processes 

      Demadis, Konstantinos (2015-09-29)
      Although inorganic materials represent a small number to the extreme number of the organic ones, they play a number of crucial roles in several processes of industrial interest. Two significant technologically processes ...
    • Laboratorio de Química Forense Medio ambiental del Servicio de Criminalística de la Guardia Civil 

      Alamilla-Orellana, Francisco (2017-12-14)
      El Servicio de Criminalística de la Guardia Civil, situado en Madrid da servicio especializado a Policía Judicial en toda España, dispone de Laboratorios Provinciales y se estructura en departamentos técnicos: Ingeniería ...
    • Materials chemistry: design and synthesis of luminescent and biologically active materials 

      Hix, Gary B. (2018-10-02)
      The need to synthesise new materials is driven by the need for materials with specific properties. Those properties are determined by the final application. In this talk we will explore the design of materials which are ...
    • Materials chemistry: Design, Synthesis and Functionality 

      Hix, Gary (2017-09-28)
      The need to synthesise new materials is driven by the need for materials with specific functionality, which is in turn driven by the intended final application. In this talk we will explore the design of materials based ...
    • Metal Phosphonate MOFs: Attractive properties for exploitation 

      Demadis, Konstantinos (2017-09-28)
      The field of phosphonate-based MOFs has known a significant renaissance during the last decade. Apart from academic curiosity, such materials are sought for their superior properties, stability (towards high Ts and hydrolysis) ...
    • Metallic ceramics: a new "Old generation" of catalysts with tunable selectivity 

      Giordano, Cristina (2017-03-06)
      One of the key conditions for a successful catalytic process is the catalyst itself. This apparently naïve assertion in fact holds a great implication, such as the possibility to have a fine control on crucial chemical ...
    • Powder diffraction at ALBA synchrotron 

      García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel (2017-03-17)
      This talk is devoted to explain the uses of powder diffraction at MSPD (material science and powder diffraction) of ALBA synchrotron light source. General characteristics of the beamline are: Station 1 - High Pressure ...
    • Powder diffraction at ALBA synchrotron 

      Aranda, Miguel A. G. (2015-03-23)
      This talk is devoted to explain the uses of powder diffraction at MSPD (material science and powder diffraction) of ALBA synchrotron light source. General characteristics of the beamline are: Station 1 - High Pressure ...
    • Processing and characterisation of calcium sulphoaluminate ecocements containing Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials 

      Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; Romero-Espinosa, Andrea; Sanfelix, Susana G.; Cuesta, Ana; De la Torre, Ángeles G.; [et al.] (2018-07-17)
      Calcium SulphoAluminate (CSA) cements can be considered as ecocements, since their production releases up to 40% less CO2 than Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) [1]. In addition, Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials (MPCM) ...
    • Rheology of fresh mortar 

      Banfill, Phillip F.G. (2016-05-25)
      Resumen: Los materiales basados en cementos presentan una enorme importancia tecnológica. Para una correcta utilización es necesario que sea posible su transporte y conformado en un estado “fresco”, por lo que es fundamental ...