Journal of the European Ceramic Soceity

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 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2022.06.004
International Journal of Molecular Sciences

SCI-COMM with young students on Europe 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

Symposium organisation at the SECV Conference

On the occasion of the LVIII Congress of the Spanish Society of Ceramics and Glass, teammate David G. Calatayud coordinated the organisation of a symposium focused on the latest advances in functional ceramics with applications in electronics, energy and biomedicine. Alodia Orera from the Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón, Carlos Gumiel from Universidad Nebrija and Cecilia Granados from the Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio worked hard to co-organise the event.
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 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
Science at First Person

OUTREACH: 'Science at First Person'

Team mate M. Peiteado describes how the irruption of nanotechnology in the field of ceramics is leading to an exciting world of possibilities. Coordinated by the National Museum of Science and Technology (MUNCYT) in collaboration with CSIC, the presentation can be viewed here through the YouTube channel of FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology).
i-LINK 2021


Team mate D.G. Calatayud awarded one of the 15 grants of the CSIC international connection I-LINK+ PROGRAMME for the promotion of international scientific collaboration. The granted action also involves research groups in TU Graz (Austria) and Cambridge University (UK), aiming to develop novel energy nano-harvesters based on electroceramics and 2D materials.
Papers 2021


Team is ending a prolific year with several contributions published in different journals and on a wide range of scientific topics: Carbon, Materials Chemistry and Physics, The Astrophysical Journal, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, etc.
See more here.
Harwell Oxford 2021

Lab Measurements at Central Laser Facility, UK

T. Jardiel, D.G. Calatayud and members of Sofia Pascu's research group (University of Bath) spend 2 weeks at UKRI STFC's Rutherford appleton Lab, Harwell-Oxfordshire, carrying out a series of in vitro fluorescence measurements in the framework of the 'Multiphoton fluorescence lifetime of new inorganic hierarchical heterostructures' cooperation project.
EU Researchers night 2021

Science Popularisation

With the magnificent disposition of Ana Castellanos and Victoria Martín, Funceramics joins the ICV-squad at Atocha station (Madrid) to spread some good science among schoolars and the lay public, on the ocasion of the 2021 European Researchers' Night.
Europlanet Magazine

Press release

The team contributes to the first issue of #EuroplanetMagazine, as part of the EU H2020 KICK-OFF RoadMap project. The project focuses on understanding atmospheric dust on Mars.
Read more here.
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Awarded Research

Ana Castellanos-Aliaga wins the 'Young Researcher' award at the XV Spanish National Meeting on Electroceramics (Vitoria-Gasteiz) in recognition of her work: "Semiconductor heterostructures grown by molecular recognition. A new approach for sustainable processing of electroceramics". The work was developed in the framework of the ENANEBIO project led by D.G. Calatayud (ComFuturo programme, 2nd edition). Congratulations Ana!
ECXV Vitoria

ECXV media coverage

The XV Spanish National Meeting on Electroceramics was celebrated in Vitoria-Gasteiz, from 7 to 9 July 2021. With the support of CIC energiGUNE and the Spanish Society of Ceramics and Glass (SECV), the entire Funceramics teams was involved in the organisation of this hybrid edition which, despite the pandemic, was a great success in terms of attendance and scientific contents.
Roadmap project

EU H2020 'ROADMAP' project KICK-OFF

The team takes part in the 3-year research project ROADMAP: Role and impact of dust and clouds in the Martian atmosphere, coordinated by the Institut d'Aéronomie Spatiale de Belgique (BIRA-IASB) under grant agreement No 101004052. Funceramics will synthesize a complete set of well-characterized Martian dust analogue samples
HYMP project

RESEARCH FUNDED: 'Oxide-based Hierarchical Architectures for Multimodal Platforms'

Headed by T. Jardiel and A.C. Caballero, 3-year project HYMP will investigate new possibilities of organic-in-inorganic hybrid materials in nanomedicine, photocatalysys and energy generation

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