Research lines at ICTP

MICRO.png Development of components for Energy conversion and storage electrochemical devices
MICRO.png Design and development of functional polymeric nanocomposites based on graphene, carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanoparticles
MICRO.png Development of nanohybrids (nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes…) and interactive polymers with stimuli-responsive behaviour with applications in sensor field, detection systems, drug release, regenerative medicine and other therapies
MICRO.png Preparation and development of application of polymeric nanomaterials
MICRO.png Design and preparation of biomaterials for biomedical field
MICRO.png Nanostructured polymer and multicomponent systems with the ability to form mesophases, and evaluation of the influence of these mesophases in their last performance
MICRO.png Heterogeneous polymer systems and organic-inorganic hybrid materials: control of interphases and surfaces, ionic and molecular transport properties, superhydrophobicity and superlipophobicity, optoelectronic properties,…
MICRO.png Condensation polymers: membranes for water purification,gas separation and porous materials as catalyst supports
MICRO.png Synthesis and modification of polymers with photochemical and environmental applications
MICRO.png Synthesis and modification of polymers for technological and biomedical applications
MICRO.png Heterogeneous materials based on organic polymers: Blends, Composites, interfacial agents from chemical modification of polymers, recycling and waste treatment
MICRO.png Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials developed from well-defined polymers obtained by conventional/controlled polymerization or physical/chemical modification


Design, synthesis and characterization of Polymer Cholesteric Liquid Crystals (PCLC) – Twisted Nematic – biocompatibles, optoelectronic – multifunctional. Interaction of PCLC with active principles and biomacromolecules. Non-viral vectors for gene therapy. Computational chemistry of macromolecule-receptor interaction. Molecular modelling