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Nanoengineering of Materials Applied to Energy (NEMEN)

Research Lines

The NEMEN group has been awarded by AGAUR (2017SGR128).

 

Research Team

Jordi Llorca, Responsible
Ignasi Casanova, Researcher
Youri Koubychine, Researcher
Lluís Soler, Researcher


Facilities

 

R+D+I

  • MECATEN. Mechanochemical preparation of catalysts for energy applications: Methane activation and hydrogen generation. 2019-2021. IP: J. Llorca
  • BASE3D-INK-3D. Tecnologies per a la deposició de tintes continues. 2019-2021. IP: Fundació Privada Centre (CIM)
  • Fusion CAT. Fusió a Catalunya. 2019-2021. IP: Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  • H2020-813748-BIKE. Bimetallic catalyst knowledge-based development for energy Applications. IP: Vladimiro Dal Santo (CNR, Itàlia)
  • MACROSENSE. Methane spectroscopic gas sensor based on macroporous silicon for the monitoring of natural gas pipelines. 2020-2021. IP: J. Llorca
  • PHOXSOL. Solar Hydrogen generation using photocatalytic doped titania inverse opals. 2019-2021. IP: Ll. Soler
  • MINECO ref. ENE2015-63969-C3-1-R. Microreactors fabricated with 3D printing technologies for the catalytic and photocatalytic production of hydrogen (2016-2018).
  • MINECO ref. ENE2012-61715EXP. Simultaneous modulation of optical and electronic properties to generate hydrogen with photocatalysts and sunlight (2015-2016).
  • MINECO ref. ENE2012-36368. Hydrogen generation and conditioning for portable fuel cells with microreactors and photocatalysts (2013-2015).
  • COMRDI15-1-0036-11 (Generalitat de Catalunya). Energy saving and flexibility in buildings (REFER).
  • COMRDI15-1-0037-06 (Generalitat de Catalunya). Synthetic fuels (COSIN).
  • WO2018235032: Trovarelli, A., Colussi, S., Danielis, M., Toso, A., Llorca, J. (2017). Catalysts based on Pd/CeO2 and preparation method thereof. 21/06/2018.
  • WO2017109244: Armelin, E., Fabregat, G., Llorca, J. Alemán, C. (2017). Electro-chemical sensor and coating method, production method and corresponding uses. 29/06/2017.

 

PhD Thesis

  • X. García: Estudis in situ de processos catalítics amb fotoemissió electrònica.
  • Y. Chen: Mechanochemical preparation of TiO2-based photocatalysts for hydrogen production.
  • S. Fazli: Preparation of metal-based catalysts by ball milling method for partial oxidation of methane.
  • S. García: Study of the behaviour of gadolinium doped uranium oxide under hyperalkaline conditions.
  • A. Cifuentes: Simulació i desenvolupament de reactors catalítics per a la tecnologia de l'hidrogen.
  • A. Braga: Preparation and XPS characterization of bimetallic catalysts for methane activation.
  • O. Nomen: Beam transport and beam dump sections of facilities for qualification of fusion reactors materials.
  • M. Armengol: Reformació de metà amb diòxid de carboni amb catalitzadors bimetàl·lics.
  • Enrico Manosperti: CLIC 7 TeV Beam Delivery System.
  • J. Serafin: Titanium dioxide and nanoshaped ceria for solar hydrogen production (2022).
  • I. Lucentini: Producción de hidrógeno a partir de amoniaco en reactores de paredes catalíticas (2021).
  • A. Soto: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) and how to Accelerate the Development and Commercialization of Carbon Capture Technologies and Carbon-Based Products in the European and United States Markets (2021).
  • C. Xing: Metal titanates for the hydrogen evolution reaction.
  • J. Coello: Local Optics Corrections in the HL-LHC(2021).
  • K.B. Rodríguez: Formation and Evolution of Carbonate Phases upon Accelerated Carbonation of Mg-Oxides and Silicates (2020).
  • Z. Hazami: Development of a Solid State Amplifier for the 3rd Harmonic Cavity for ALBA Synchrotron Light Source (2020).
  • G. Gómez: Valorization of low concentration sugar side-stream from dissolving pulp production (2019).
  • A. Farooqui: Solar-fuels via two-step thermochemical redox cycles for power and fuel production (2019).
  • A. Cwik: : Advanced carbon capture and storage technologies (2019).
  • L. Rodríguez-Chiang: Enhancement of methane production from the anaerobic digestion of chemical pulp and paper mill effluents (2019).
  • L. Martínez: Nanoestructuras de TiO2 de baja dimensionalidad para la obtención fotocatalítica de hidrógeno (2019).
  • A. Elkoro: Optimización de la reología de componentes fotocatalíticos para aplicaciones avanzadas en elementos de fachada (2018).
  • A. Castedo: Producción fotocatalítica de H2 con microrreactores y cristales fotónicos (2018).
  • E. Aguiló: Estructuras supramoleculares de oro(I) con propiedades luminiscentes. Estudios de agregación y aplicaciones (2017).
  • A. Hedayati: On-site pure hydrogen production in a catalytic membrane reactor by ethanol steam reforming (2016).
  • A. Schiffer: Thermal analysis and modelization of Li-ion batteries used in electric and hybrid vehicles. (2016).
  • M. Domínguez: Aerogels catalítics de Co-Si sobre monòlits ceramics per a produir hidrogen mitjançant la reformació d’etanol (2016).


Scientific Production

The scientific production of the NEMEN group can be found here.