Nanomaterials, advanced materials, computational design, synthesis, characterization, multiscale tool
Development of models and computational toolkits, based on data extracted from existing structures, laboratory studies and scientific databases, for the prediction of the performance of cement composites on relevant environments and the development of improved materials.
Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional silica based coatings, microcapsules for embedding sensors or Smart reléase of chemicals, functionalized nanoparticles and aerogels; particularly, those oriented to the construction sector.
Conceptualization and digital design of tailor made nanoparticles. Computational modelling to predict their properties and stability. Synthesis using traditional sol gel or solvothermal processes or new technologies such as continuous flow supercritical fluid reactors. Chemical and physical characterization of the resulting products..
Design and synthesis of tailor made additives for special cements and high performance materials using computational simulation tools, innovative synthesis methods such as supercritical fluids technology and advanced characterization technique.