The research group has experience in the characterization and development of new metal-based materials as well as developing new materials for the elimination of pollutants (organic solvents, dyes, microplastics or toxic effluents from extractive metallurgy).
The main lines of research are the following:
- Use of powder metallurgy to obtain nanostructured alloys out of thermodynamic equilibrium.
- 3D printing (FFF) of metals and alloys and study of their properties and applications.
- Removal of pollutants such as heavy metals, dyes, organic solvents or microplastics.
- Nanostructuring in the solid state by severe plastic deformation processes.
- Treatments for surface modification and functionalization of surfaces.
- Extractive metallurgy, metal recycling, by-product treatment and by-product valorisation. Minimization of toxic effluents.
- Structural characterization and mechanical properties.
- Study of corrosion and the protection of materials against it.
Currently, they are developing high-entropy catalysts in order to remove pollutants and use 3D printing (ME-DIW) in order to be able to print complex structures and improve the efficiency of the developed materials.
- Advice and industrial expertise.