2024 Jornada Multidisciplinar Materiales

WORKSHOP: Multidisciplinary Materials Day

Team mate Carlos Gumiel collaborates in the organisation of this event at the Escuela Politécnica Superior de la Universidad Nebrija, with the aim of informing the university audience and the general public about the relevance of studying materials in all their complexity. He is also giving a presentation on Sustainable manufacturing of thin-film nanomaterials for the electronics industry. More info here
Nanoscale Advances

PUBLICATION: Nanoscale Advances

Shedding light on the use of graphene oxide-thiosemicarbazone hybrids towards the rapid immobilisation of methylene blue and functional coumarins
D. Bradley, S. Sarpaki, V. Mirabello, S.G. Giuffrida, G.I. Kociok-Köhn, D.G. Calatayud, S.I. Pascu
Nanoscale Advances (2024).
DOI: 10.1039/D3NA01042B
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series

PUBLICATION: The Astrophysical Journal Supp. Series

Experimental phase function and degree of linear polarization of light scattered by hydrogenated amorphous carbon circumstellar dust analogs
J.C. Gómez-Martín, O. Muñoz, J. Martikainen, D. Guirado, I. Tanarro, J.R. Peláez, B. Maté. M. Jiménez-Redondo, V.J. Herrero, M. Peiteado, T. Jardiel
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 270 (1), art. 2 (2024).
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/ad0379
Graz I-LINK project


FPU student Ana Castellanos-Aliaga completes a 1-month stay with Dr Jurij Koruza's group at the Graz University of Technology, Austria. Framed within the activities of the CSIC LINKA20419 Hyena project, the visit focuses on the preparation of porous piezoelectrics by freeze-casting and will have its continuation in Madrid (ICV labs) with the subsequent deposition of semi-conducting TiO2 nanoparticles.
Graz I-LINK project

TEACHING CHAPTER: Master in Applied Chemistry

In a new edition of the Master in Applied Chemistry of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, team mate Marco Peiteado coordinates the participation of ICV-CSIC professors in the specific subject of Advanced Materials.
Solar energy

COLLABORATION: Testing Sustainable Tech

Members of Funceramics travel to the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de Ciudad Real, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (ETSII-UCLM), to evaluate the possibilities of sintering multiferroic nanoceramics using Concentrated Solar Energy.
ERN 2023

PUBLIC EXHIBITION: Museum of Science and Technology

The H2020 RoadMap project, its teams and their research are represented in this temporary exhibition at the Spanish National Museum of Science and Technology (MUNCYT) in Alcobendas, Madrid. The exhibition covers various aspects of the research carried out in this project to determine the role of dust in the Martian atmosphere and features several posters, animated videos and a couple of scale models of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter probe and the Nomad instrument.
ERN 2023


In a new edition of the lecture series 'Ciencia en Primera Persona' aimed at bringing science closer to the lay public, Teresa Jardiel and Olga Muñoz co-present the latest advances of the European H2020 RoadMap project: 'Mars, our dusty neighbour in the solar system'.
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series

PUBLICATION: The Astrophysical Journal Supp. Series

Optical constants of Martian dust analogs at UV–Visible–Near-infrared wavelengths
J. Martikainen, O. Muñoz, T. Jardiel, J.C. Gómez-Martín, M. Peiteado, Y. Willame, A. Penttilä, K. Muinonen, G. Wurm, T. Becker
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 268 (47), 1-13 (2023).
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/acf0be
ERN 2023


Team mate Laura San Miguel obtains the best qualification among the students of the 2023 ediiton of the Master of Applied Chemistry of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, with a research work focused on the environmental remediation of water by biomimetic procedures.
Nanoscale Advances

PUBLICATION: Journal of the European Ceramic Society

Improved electrical and thermal properties of silicon oxycarbide/spodumene composites
M.A. Mazo, A.C. Caballero, J. Rubio
Journal of the European Ceramic Society 43 [11], 4958-4967 (2023).
DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2023.04.028
ERN 2023


Funceramics team to participate in a new edition of the EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS NIGHT, aiming at disseminating Ceramic Science to young students and the lay public. Meet you at Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid.
ACS Bio & Med


Functional diversity in radiolabeled nanoceramics and related biomaterials for the multimodal imaging of tumors
D.G. Calatayud, M. Lledos, F. Casarsa, S.I. Pascu
ACS Bio & Med Chem Au (2023).
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomedchemau.3c00021

ONLINE PUBLICATION: Bulletin of the Spanish Ceramic and Glass Society

Template-free hydrothermal preparation of IR-blue light upconverting NaYF4:YB,Eu phosphors
C. Ruiz-Santaquiteria, D.G. Calatayud, K. Gutiérrez, M. Villegas, M. Peiteado, T. Jardiel
Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio (2023).
DOI: 10.1016/j.bsecv.2023.07.004
Graz I-LINK project


In the framework of LINKA20419 HYENA project, members of Funceramics visited Dr Jurij Koruza at the Graz University of Technology (Austria). A new collaboration is discussed and scheduled for the preparation of innovative heterostructured systems with applications in sensor devices and photocatalytic systems.
ECERS Lyon 2023


On the occasion of the XVIII ECERS Conference & Exhibition held in Lyon, France, our colleague Ana Castellanos-Aliaga has been awarded the First Prize of the 2023 YCN Photo Contest with a captivating pic entitled 'Along the shore of the peptide sea'. She and Dr David G. Calatayud also took the opportunity to respectively present their latest results on the photocatalytic degradation of pollutants and the use of ceramic nanocomposites as tumor biomarkers.
Electroceramica 2023 JACA

CONFERENCE MEETING: Electroceramica 16

In close collaboration with Dr Alodia Orera and Dr Miguel Angel Laguna from the Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragon (INMA, Unizar-CSIC), the entire Funceramics team organised and actively contributed to the 16th edition of the Reunión Nacional de Electrocerámica. Held in the Pyrenean town of Jaca (Huesca), the meeting was a great success in terms of participation and scientific content.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C

PUBLICATION: Journal of Physical Chemistry C

TiO2 Phase Engineering by Millisecond Range Annealing for Highly Efficient Photocatalysis
S. Prucnal, R. Gago, D.G. Calatayud, L. Rebohle, M.O. Liedke, M. Butterking, A. Wagner, M. Helm, S. Zhou
Journal of Physical Chemistry C 127(26), 12686 (2023).
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.3c01165
Jarandilla 2023


Our colleague Ana Castellanos-Aliaga attended the course "Introduction to the characterisation of adsorbents and catalysts" held in Jarandilla de la Vera (Cáceres), organised by the Spanish Adsorption Society.

COLLABORATION with Polytech Marseille

Undergraduate students Marie Faye and Arthur Fontbonne, from L'École Polytechnique Universitaire de Marseille (EPUM, France), join the team for a 3-month internship period to work in the field of solar photocatalysis focused on pollutant degradation processes.
YCN 2023


Team mates Ana Castellanos-Aliaga and Pablo José Alarcón participate in the 3rd Workshop of the Young Ceramists Network held in Aveiro, Portugal. Work was presented dealing with the biomimetic synthesis of heterostructured oxides and the use of luminescent ceramics for disease diagnosis.

CONFERENCE MEETING: Electroceramica 16

As every two years, Funceramics actively participates in the organization of the Spanish National Meeting on Electoceramics. The XVI edition will be held in Jaca, Huesca, from 28th to 30th June (2023), co-organized by SECV and INMA (Unizar-CSIC).
Planetary and Space Science

PUBLICATION: Planetary and Space Science

Aeolian dust resuspension on Mars studied using a recirculating environmental wind tunnel.
A. Waza, J. Kjer, M. Peiteado, T. Jardiel, J. Iversen, K. Rasmussen, J. Merrison Planetary and Space Science 227, 105638 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2023.105638
Mars in a box

SCIENCE AT SCHOOL: 'Mars in a box'

'Mars in a box' educational project lands in Madrid. Teachers from IES Severo Ochoa (Alcobendas) and IES Jaime Ferrán (Collado-Villalba) enthusiastic about the set of Martian experiments designed in the frame of ROADMAP H2020 action.
Ana Castellanos

FPU PhD FELLOW joints the team

Former JAE Intro student Ana Castellanos Aliaga is awarded with a 3+1 years FPU grant to carry out a doctoral thesis in the field of semiconductor photocatalysis. Congrats Ana for this magnificent achievement!!
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