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(2019): Beatriz Merillas Valero: Research on aerogel

The PhD student of CellMat Laboratory Beatriz Merillas is currently investigating about the production of aerogels. This is a new research line in CellMat. Aerogels are ultra low-density materials with excellent properties for many applications, including a great thermal insulation capability. Recently, Beatriz Merillas received a prize in the contest 3 Minute Thesis (organized by the University of Valladolid) as a result of her work in this interesting topic.

News published in the journal El Mundo.

(2019) Eduardo López González: PhD thesis presented

Eduardo López González, researcher at CellMat Laboratory, presented his PhD thesis entitled “Analysis of the composition-structure-properties relationship of open-cell polyolefin-based foams with tailored levels of gas phase tortuosity” on 20th November 2019. This thesis was supervised by Prof. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Pérez and Dr. Cristina Saiz Arroyo and is part of the CellMat Laboratory research activities about polyolefin foams.

The thesis received Excellent-Cum Laude calification.

(2019) Mercedes Santiago Calvo: PhD thesis presented

Mercedes Santiago Calvo, researcher at CellMat Laboratory, presented her PhD thesis entitled “Synthesis, foaming kinetics and physical properties of cellular nanocomposites based on rigid polyurethane” on 7th November 2019. This thesis was supervised by Prof. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Pérez and Prof. Fernando Villafañe González and is part of the CellMat Laboratory research activities about polyurethane foams.

The thesis received Excellent-Cum Laude calification.

(2019): CellMat celebrates its 20th Anniversary

CellMat celebrates 20 years since its foundation in 1999. Over these two decades, CellMat has published more than 230 papers in international journals. Besides, 31 PhD students have presented their thesis in CellMat Laboratory up to 2019. As a result of these activities and the continuous efforts of the CellMat team, nowadays CellMat is one of the reference laboratories in the field of foams all over the world.

To celebrate this achievement, the CellMat team visited a wine cellar in Peñafiel (Valladolid) and had a traditional Castile lunch in this beautiful village.

(2019) Judith Martín de León: PhD thesis presented

Judith Martín de León, researcher at CellMat Laboratory, presented her PhD thesis entitled “Understanding the Production Process of Nanocellular Polymers Based on PMMA Driven by a Homogeneous Nucleation” on 4th October 2019. This thesis was supervised by Prof. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Pérez and is part of the CellMat Laboratory research activities about nanocellular polymers.

The thesis received Excellent-Cum Laude calification.