Combining knowledge from different disciplines like solid-state physics, soft-matter physics, geochemistry and chemical engineering, the “Ceramic and Cement-based Materials” group focuses on the computational design and synthesis of new ceramic and cement based materials with lower CO2 fingerprint. Among its different lines of research, they are worth mentioning:
* The implementation of new hydrothermal and supercritical fluids (SCF) technologies for the ultra-fast synthesis of ceramic nanoparticles
* The development of new sintering methodologies through the use of autoclaves or microwaves that allow notable energy saving and a drastic reduction of CO2 emission
* The development of new cement-based materials for energy storage applications
* The design and development of photonic meta-concretes (PMC) for applications in buildings, solar cells or telecommunications
Mineralogical and structural alterations in a Portland cement paste after a decalcification processes . Inés García-Lodeiro, Guido Goracci, Jorge S. Dolado and María Teresa Blanco. Cement and Concrete Research 140 (2021) 106312 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2020.106312
Characterization of Comb Shaped MAA‐co‐PEGMA Copolymers Synthesized by Free-Radical Polymerization. Iñaki Emaldi, Amaia Agirre, Agustin Etxeberria, Edurne Erkizia, Jorge S. Dolado, Jose R Leiza Macromolecular Reaction Engineering https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13020275
Elucidation of Conduction Mechanism in Graphene Nanoplatelets (GNPs)/Cement comosites using Dielectric spectroscopy. Guido Goracci and Jorge S. Dolado. Materials 2020, 13(2), 275 https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13020275
Mechanisms and Dynamics of Mineral Dissolution: A New Kinetic Monte Carlo Model, P Martin, H Manzano, JS Dolado, Advanced Theory and Simulations, 1900114.
Led by Jorge S. Dolado (CFM CSIC-UPV/EHU and with the collaboration of colleagues from UPNA (Spain), TU Darmdstad (Germany), TECNALIA (Spain), KU Leuven (Belgium), Microlight3D (France) and Politecnico di Torino (Italy), this project proposes the advent of a new varity of concrete, the Photonic Meta-Concrete (PCM), whose response to light is engineered for exhibiting radiative cooling ability; i.e. the PMC is able to expel heat from buildings to the outer space without any extra energy consumption
Led by Jorge S. Dolado (CFM CSIC-UPV/EHU and Cyril Aymonier (University Bordeaux&CNRS) this new transborder lab "GREEN CONCRETE" aims to be a local response to the global warming problem in the context of cement-based materials.
Led by TU Darmstad (Prof. Koenders and Dr. A. Caggiano) this H2020 proposal explores the possibilities of smart energy storage solutions based on bio-based Phase Change Materials (PCM)
POROPCM – Functional POROus cementitious nanocomposites for heat storage in buildings using Phase Change- is a collaborative project between EU and JAPAN for doing research in cementious composites for heat storage.