Advanced Functional Materials

Our general research interests are centered in the development of functional materials with applications in areas such as biomedicine, catalysis, molecular sensing, coatings and adhesives, environmental remediation and energy. We believe that the discovery of new versatile and functional materials with solid prospect for practical applications will be intimately associated to inexpensive, simple and scalable processes. Thus, we aim to select the most practical chemical approaches for the synthesis of new materials and fine-tuning specific properties. In this sense, we like to apply in our projects what we call the "KISSu principle" (Keep It Simple and Sustainable). Besides advanced functional materials synthesis, we maintain a genuine interest in the search of new synthetic methodologies and bioactive molecules.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • PE5 Synthetic Chemistry and Materials
Industrial Leadership:
  • 3. Advanced materials
  • 3.1 Cross-cutting and enabling materials technologies
Societal Challenges:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other