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  Last Updated: June 27, 2012 
Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Materials Group
Department Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica y de Materiales
Institution

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Institution (Acronym) UPV
Contact Person (e-mail) GIMENEZ, Enrique / GIMENEZ, Enrique
Address Camino de Vera s/n
Postal code 46022
Province Valencia
Autonomous Region Valencia, Comunidad de
Country Spain
Phone +34 96 3877000 (Ext 76280
Fax +34 96 3877629
Website http://www.upv.es/
Main Research Areas

* Development of nanocomposites
* hybrid materials
* Shape memory polymers
* carbon nanotubes


Participating Projects

* Desarrollo y optimización de nuevos nanobiocompuestos mediante mezclado en fundido con propiedades mecánicas mejoradas y capacidad de termoconformado para aplicaciones de envasado de alimentos
Coordinator: Enrique Giménez: MEC (MAT2006-10261-C03-02) (95.000 €)

* Desarrollo de nanocompuestos basados en mezclas de EVOH con arcillas de aplicación en estructuras de alta barrera para envases alimentarios
Coordinator: Enrique Giménez: CICYT, (MAT2003-08480-C03-00) (69.000 €)

* Aplicación de los nanobiocompuestos en el desarrollo de un envase biodegradable y competitivo
Coordinator: Enrique Giménez: IMPIVA-Generalitat Valenciana (30.000 €)


Three more relevant publications within 2009-2012

*   Villanueva M.P.; Cabedo L.; Giménez E.,; Lagarón J.M.; Coates P.D.; Kelly A.L. - Polymer Testing /Vol.28//277-287/ 2009

*   Cabedo L.; Plackett D.; Giménez E.; Lagarón JM - Journal of Applied Polymer Science/Vol.112 //1325-1335/ 2009

*   Cabedo L.; Feijoo J.L.; Villanueva M.P.; Lagarón J.M.; Giménez E. - Macromolecular Symposia / Vol.233 //191-197/ 2006


Instruments and equipment available

* Nanoindentador
* Microscopio Electrónico de barrido de alta resolución
* Microscopio de Fuerza Atómica
* Microscopio Electrónico de Transmisión


Number of researchers (2)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 0
PhD(contracted) 0
PhD Students 0
Technicians 0
Others 0
PhD 2009-2012 2
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Nanotechnology for structural applications
Nano powered ceramics
Composite materials containing nanocrystals or powders
Materials based on carbon nanotubes or fullerenes
Nanoparticulate coatings
Other - specify:
NanoTechnology for information processing storage and transmission
Nanoelectronics, materials and devices
Optoelectronics/optical materials and devices
Magnetic materials and devices
Organic (opto) electronics
Other - specify:
Nano(bio)technology for medical applications
Drug encapsulation
Targeted drug delivery, molecular recognition
Other - specify:
Nanotechnology for sensor applications
Nanostructured sensors
Sensors based on biological molecules
Other - specify:
Nanotechnology for (electro)chemical processing technologies
Filtration
Catalysts or electrodes with nano-structured surface
Other - specify:
Long-term research with generic applications
Self- assembly
Quantum physics, mesoscopic systems, chemical
Interfacing to organic / biological molecules
Other - specify:
Instruments and equipment, supporting sciences and technologies
Analytical equipment and techniques
Powder production and processing
Deposition equipment and techniques
Patterning equipment and techniques
Other - specify:


 
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