• Andoni Lasheras Aransay - University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

Project: Fabrication and performance analysis of a metallic glass/PVDF magnetoelectric laminated composites

Purpose of the stay: Measure magnetoelectric response on polymer-based materials. Development of a voltage multiplier circuit implemented in order to convert the AC voltage, induced in the magnetoelectric composite, in a DC voltage, used to power almost all electronic circuits.
Dates: 01/04/2014-01/07/2014

 

  • Alberto Maceiras Martínez- University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

Project: Development of new high-temperature piezoelectric and magnetoelectric polymer-based composites.
Purpose of the stay: Study of the piezoelectric, mechanical, magnetic, dielectric and piezoelectric properties of polymer-based magnetoelectric materials. Optimization of the materials properties in order to be used on high-temperature magnetoelectric technological devices in areas such as automobile industry, biomedical and machinery.
Dates: 01/11/2013-20/12/2013

 

  • Ermelinda Falletta – PhD in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Milan

Project: Development of high sensitive polyaniline based piezoresistive films by conventional and green chemistry approaches
Purpose of the stay: Prepare and measure the piezoresistive properties of conductive polymers as polyaniline (PANI). These polymers are gaining increasing interest due to their large range of applications as sensing materials. As main results we can extraordinary high gauge factors were obtained in 4-point-bending measurements, reaching values up to 100. Overall, it was demonstrated the suitability and large potential application of these materials as force and deformation sensors.
Dates:09/2013-10/2013.

 

  • Jon Gutiérrez - University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

Project: High temperature Magnetoelectric Materials
Purpose of the stay: Measure the anisotropic magnetoelectric response on polymer based materials. Study of the mechanical, magnetic, dielectric and piezoelectric properties of polymer-based ME materials. Development of polymer-based multiferroic fibres.
Dates: 01/01/2014-01/07/2014

 

  • Sara Teixeira -Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Project: Photocatalytical cleaning concepts for aquatic environment contaminated with antibiotics
Purpose of the stay: Preparation of photocatalytic polymeric porous membranes with embedded nanoparticles by thermally induced phase separation. Photocatalytic assays. Characterization of the produced materials.
Dates: 29/09/2013-26/11/2013

 

  • Tian Zheng - University of Wollongong, Australia

Project: Use of polymer-based magnetoelectric materials for cell culture and differentiation
Purpose of the stay: Measurement of the magnetoelectric effect on polymer-basesdmagnetoelectric scaffolds. Study of the mechanical, magnetic, dielectric and piezoelectric properties of polymer-based ME materials.
Dates: 01/02/2014-01/03/2014

 

  • Line Vikingsson - Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Project: Stay was performed within the project INNOVA 2012 PDC-Implante Condral. Development of implantable biomaterials.

Dates: October 2013

 

  • Amparo Gamiz - Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Project: Synthesis and characterization of Chitosan scaffolds for tissue engineering applications.

Dates: 2nd September – 31st December 2012

 

  • Irene Tarrasó - Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Project: Development of chitosan scaffolds for tissue engineering applications.

Dates: 2nd September – 31st December 2012