Chemical Processes and Nanotechnology Department

The department’s activity is focused on basic research in the fields of chemistry technology, and materials, which are related to various aspects of the energetic process, as well as nanoscience and nanotechnology. It is composed of the following research groups:

The main research lines are as follows:

  • Hydro oxy-fuel combustion of coal and biomass.
  • Extraction and liquefaction of coal and petroleum residues.
  • Development of fluorescent sensors and separation and detection techniques.
  • Chemical catalysis based on carbon nanostructures.
  • Carbon nanostructures (nanotubes, graphene, carbon dots) and functional nanomaterials: Synthesis, sustainable processing into macroscopic structures and their integration into devices.
  • Studies of (photo-)electrochemical and (photo-)catalytic processes in applications mainly related to clean energy and environment.

Department Head :

M. Carmen Mayoral Gastón