TED projects

PROJECT MEETING at Cambridge Graphene Centre (UK)

As scheduled in the work plan of LINKA20419 HYENA project (I-LINK 2021 CSIC call), members of Funceramics visit Dr Boyang Mao at the Engineering Department of the Cambrigdge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge (UK). Both groups updated each other on their work with energy nano-harvesters and new trials were planned for the ongoing preparation of the electroceramics-2D materials hybrid systems.
TED projects

PROJECTS FUNDED: We've been granted... twice!

In the framework of the 2021 call for Strategic Projects oriented to the Ecological and Digital Transition, we have been funded to investigate both the photocatalytic production of green hydrogen (TED2021-129876B-I00) and the selective recovery of nanoparticles from wastewater (TED2021-132779B-I00).

PUBLICATION: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomic Society

Experimental phase function and degree of linear polarization curve of olivine and spinel and the origin of the Barbarian polarization behaviour.
E. Frattin, J. Martikainen, O. Muñoz, J.C. Gomez Martín, T. Jardiel, A. Cellino, G. Libourel, M. Kuinonen,M. Peiteado, P. Tanga. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomic Society 517 [4], 5463-5472 (2022). DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stac2895

PUBLICATION: Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio

Thin film processing of multiferroic BiFeO3: From sophistication to simplicity. A review.
C. Gumiel, D.G. Calatayud. Boletin de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio 61 [6], 708-732 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.bsecv.2021.08.002
Programa Investigo

PROGRAMA INVESTIGO fellow joints the team

With a 1-year contract of Research Assistant, Rubén Lizcano will work with us in the implementation of a Fluorescence Spectrometer System with the capacity to measure half-life times.
CATS project

PROJECT GRANTED: Cometary and Asteroidal Dust Science, CATS (PID2021-123370OB-I00)

Project CATS will fill the existing gaps in our understanding of the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and dust particles to enable a better interpretation of remote observations of comets and data gathered by future in situ missions. Research includes the synthesis of cometary dust analogues with material science techniques.
TED projects


Funceramics attend the international Europlanet Science Congress EPSC2022 held in Granada, Spain. In the framework of H2020 ROADMAP project 'Martian dust and clouds: from lab to space', ceramic processing is also playing a role in the exploration of the red planet.

PATENT of INVENTION: TiO2 microspheres, method of obtaining them and their use as solar photocatalysts.

Patent application to protect the technical know-how developed by Funceramics in the field of solar photocatalysts: TiO2 semiconductor microspheres with crystalline phases of anatase and brookite whose bandgap corresponds to the ultraviolet-visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Specifically, the procedure for obtaining these microspheres and their use as a solar photocatalyst for both the degradation of pollutants in liquid effluents and the production of hydrogen are protected.
The Planetary Science Journal

PUBLICATION: The Planetary Science Journal

Releasing atmospheric Martian dust in sand grain impacts.
T. Becker, J. Teiser, T. Jardiel, M. Peiteado, O. Muñoz, J. Martikainen, J.C. Gomez Martín, G. Wurm. The Planetary Science Journal 3 [8], 195 (2022). DOI: 10.3847/PSJ/ac8477
Journal of the European Ceramic Society

PUBLICATION: Journal of the European Ceramic Society

Suppressing the non-switching contribution in BiFeO3-Bi4Ti3O12 based thin film composites to produce room-temperature multiferroic behavior.
C. Gumiel, T. Jardiel, A.P. Villalpando, D. Lamotte, D.G. Calatayud, M.L. Calzada, R. Jiménez, M. García-Hernández, F.J. Mompeán, A.C. Caballero, M. Villegas, M. Peiteado. Journal of the European Ceramic Society 42 [13] 5615-5623 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2022.06.004
Casa de Fieras

SCI-COMM with young students on Europe's Day

The meeting was held at the Eugenio Trias Library, Casa de Fieras in Madrid. Among the activities, an Escape Room was played in search of women scientists, and the main objectives of the H2020 European project RoadMap were presented. The main characteristics of a scientific career were also explained to the enthusiastic audience.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences

PUBLICATION: International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Biocompatible probes based on rare-earth doped strontium aluminates with long-lasting phosphorescent properties for in vitro optical imaging.
D.G. Calatayud, T. Jardiel, E. Cordero-Oyonarte, A.C. Caballero, M. Villegas, A. Valle-Noguera, A. Cruz-Dalia, M. Peiteado. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 23 [6], 3410 (2022). DOI: 10.3390/ijms23063410
What do we know about...?

OUTREACH: 'What do we know about...?'

Now is T. Jardiel who analyzes the role of nanoceramics in facing the new technological challenges. The talk is hosted at the Librería Científica del CSIC and broadcast live on the YouTube channel CSIC Divulga, see here.
ACS Nano


Ultrafast macroscopic assembly of high-strength graphene oxide membranes by implanting an interlaminar superhydrophilic aisle.
Z. Wang, B. Mao, M. Zhao, D.G. Calatayud, W. Qian, P. Li, Z. Hu, H. Fu, X. Zhao, S. Yan, Z. Kou, D. He. ACS Nano 16 [3], 3934 (2022). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c09319
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