Research Areas

  • Thermal and Refractory materials
    • Refractory materials integration for stronger and lighter furniture systems
    • Low mass & high thermal conductivity composites for shortening firing cycles
    • New materials for kiln furniture systems lifetime enhancement

  • Energy and Utilities
    • New efficient cathodes for Green Hydrogen generation and fuel cells
    • Solid state devices for direct conversion of heat into electricity (thermionic cells)
    • Thermal-electrical energy storage systems
      • ALTERA1: ALmacenamiento Termo-Eléctrico por Reflectancia Aumentada

  • Space and Defense
    • Electric Propulsion devices for spacecrafts
      • NEMESIS2: Novel Electride Material for Enhanced electrical propulSIon Solutions
    • Photon Enhanced Thermionic Emission (PETE) devices
      • E.T.PACK3: Electrodynamic Tether technology for PAssive Consumable-less deorbit Kit

  • Health and environmental safety
    • Germicide for indoor surface cleaning
    • Novel materials for water treatment catalysts