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Research Group on Materials Technology and Sustainability - MATS

Description

The Materials Technology and Sustainability Research Group (MATS) of the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Universitat de València focuses its research activity on the design, development, characterisation and validation of technologies for the preparation and functionalisation of materials with a multi-sectoral character, and with a focus on sustainability within the concept of circular economy. 

MATS' lines of work include: 

  • the development of technologies for obtaining and functionalising (nano/micro) polymeric fibres and films, composites and hybrids, and their transfer to industrial sectors based on membrane technology: effluent treatment, packaging and biomedicine, among others; 
  • research into the correlation between the physico-chemical properties of polymeric and hybrid materials and their performance in service conditions, aimed at design re-engineering; 
  • the evaluation of alternatives for the material, chemical, energy and biological recovery of plastic waste, under the concept of circular economy and the use of bio-resources; 
  • the development of advanced reaction techniques using supercritical fluids or emerging solvents to obtain polymers of interest; and 
  • the design of nanostructured catalysts using electrochemical techniques for the preparation of hybrid membranes.

MATS is made up of a multidisciplinary team, with expertise in (bio)polymer and composite technology, advanced reaction processes with sustainable emerging solvents, hybrid catalyst generation for environmental technologies and corrosion control techniques. In this way, they are able to address the challenges of industries and institutions committed to sustainable innovation in environmentally efficient and value-added products and processes. MATS is also committed to the transfer of research and innovation results to society, by means of

  • the training of qualified professionals in a scientific-technological and international environment, through internships, academic stays and the development of doctoral and master's theses; 
  • the preparation of specialised training courses and workshops in the field of sustainability and the circular economy of materials; 
  • dissemination in general and specialised environments and 
  • collaboration in networks and technological platforms for the development of Research, Development and Innovation projects.
Goals CT
  • To develop technologies for obtaining and functionalising (nano/micro) polymeric, composite and hybrid fibres and films.
  • To investigate the correlation between the physico-chemical properties of polymeric and hybrid materials and their performance.
  • Evaluate the alternatives for the material, chemical, energy and biological recovery of plastic waste.
  • Develop advanced reaction techniques using supercritical fluids or ionic liquids to support polymerisation processes.
  • Design nanostructured catalysts using electrochemical techniques for the preparation of hybrid membranes.
  • Develop and validate strategies to protect against metal corrosion.
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Management
  • BADIA VALIENTE, JOSE DAVID
  • PDI-Titular d'Universitat
  • Cap de Seccio-Servei
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Members
  • CERISUELO FERRIOLS, JOSEP PASQUAL
  • PDI-Titular d'Universitat
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  • FERNANDEZ DOMENE, RAMON MANUEL
  • PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A
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  • GIL CASTELL, OSCAR
  • PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A
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Collaborators
  • CHAFER ORTEGA, AMPARO
  • PDI-Titular d'Universitat
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  • SANCHEZ TOVAR, RITA
  • PDI-Titular d'Universitat
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  • BADIA VALIENTE, JOSE DAVID
    PDI-Titular d'UniversitatCap de Seccio-Servei
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  • CERISUELO FERRIOLS, JOSEP PASQUAL
    PDI-Titular d'Universitat
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  • CHAFER ORTEGA, AMPARO
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Contact group details
Research Group on Materials Technology and Sustainability (MATS)

Burjassot/Paterna Campus

Av. Universitat, s/n

46100 Burjassot (Valencia)

+34 963 544 319

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jose.badia@uv.es

Contact people
  • BADIA VALIENTE, JOSE DAVID
  • PDI-Titular d'Universitat
  • Cap de Seccio-Servei
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