Departament de Ciència i Enginyeria de Materials

La Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Barcelona Tech (UPC) és una institució pública de recerca i d'educació superior en els àmbits de l'enginyeria, l'arquitectura i les ciències.

L’activitat dels seus campus i centres fan de la UPC un punt de referència i, en complicitat amb el teixit productiu, són agent i motor de canvi econòmic i social, en posar en valor la recerca bàsica i aplicada i transferir tecnologia i coneixement a la societat.

Els investigadors i investigadores de la UPC treballen des dels laboratoris i centres de recerca per augmentar la producció científica, valoritzar-la socialment a través de la transferència de resultats i continuar liderant projectes internacionals d’excel·lència, ja sigui a partir d’iniciatives pròpies o en col·laboració amb altres centres de recerca i universitats d’arreu del món.


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Recent Submissions

3D-printed biomimetic bone grafts: clinical validation and improvement strategies 

Johansson, Linh Ha Huong Lovisa (Date of defense: 2024-05-06)

(English) Bone defects pose a major clinical and socio-economic burden and there is a clear need for new bone grafting strategies that take into account the physical-chemical properties of the native bone, to help treat ...

Mechanical integrity of coated PcBN systems: mechanics and mechanisms involved under service-like conditions 

Gordon Pozuelo, Sandra (Date of defense: 2024-05-10)

(English) Polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PcBN) is a composite competitive cutting tool material that excels performance when machining difficult-to-cut materials (e.g. hardened steels, superalloys, etc) due to its ...

A damage-based fatigue life prediction method for metallic alloys and composites 

Parareda Oriol, Sergi (Date of defense: 2023-12-04)

(English) Fatigue failures in materials have been studied for centuries, with early pioneers like August Wöhler noting that repeated loading, even below the static strength of the material, could lead to structural ...

Novel multifunctional biomimetic peptides for bone tissue engineering 

Oliver Cervelló, Lluís (Date of defense: 2022-11-03)

(English) Mimicking bone extracellular matrix (ECM) is essential to improve cell-material interactions. In this regard, the functionalization of materials with biomolecules derived from the bone ECM is a promising approach. ...

Effects of cold atmospheric plasmas on biomaterials: hydrogels and composites with calcium phosphates 

Solé Martí, Xavier (Date of defense: 2023-07-13)

(English) This PhD thesis is framed in the European Research Council starting grant project "Atmospheric Pressure plasma meets biomaterials far bone Cancer HEaling (APACHE)". The APACHE project is focused on the design of ...

Integration of sensors on 3D-printed zirconia ceramics to be used in structural applications 

Zhang, Junhui (Date of defense: 2023-06-22)

(English) Zirconia-based ceramics present unique combination of mechanical, thermal and chemical properties, making them a preferred choice in automotive, aerospace, heavy machinery, defence and healthcare sectors. However, ...

Improving the performance of synthetic and biomimetic 3D-printed bone grafts 

Mazo Barbara, Laura del (Date of defense: 2024-03-12)

(English) Bone is the second most frequent tissue transplantation right after blood transfusion. Although it has natural self-healing abilities, bone grafts are required in critical size defects to provide mechanical ...

Promoting cardiac regeneration by biomimetic microenvironments 

Martínez Hernández, Marina (Date of defense: 2023-12-20)

(English) Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in the world. The heart has a very limited regeneration capacity. Thus, following tissue damage – e.g., myocardial infarction –, heart transplantation ...

Development of a resorbable and bioactive personalized 3D-printed implant for guided bone regeneration 

Rey Viñoles, Sergi (Date of defense: 2023-11-03)

(English) The restoration of the functionality of lost teeth is mainly accomplished placing dental implants. However, in the case of alveolar bone atrophies, this treatment might not be possible. Various treatments have ...

Blends of modified PLA and biopolyamides for additive manufacturing 

García Masabet, Violeta del Valle (Date of defense: 2023-11-24)

(English) The main objective of this work is to counteract the limitations of polylactic acid (PLA) and propose a sustainable manufacturing approach using bioblends of a rheologically modified PLA by reactive extrusion ...

Micromechanics of quaternary AICrSiN coatings on hard substrates 

Liang, Jing (Date of defense: 2023-10-27)

(English) AlCrSiN quaternary coatings are extensively utilized in the tool industry due to their outstanding mechanical performance as protective coatings. These coatings are formed by introducing elements of Al and Si to ...

Development of dynamic textiles based on shape memory polyurethane (SMPU) for applications in car seat upholstery 

González Bertran, Judit (Date of defense: 2023-10-25)

(English) In recent years, numerous studies have been carried out on functional textiles due to their ability to adapt and interact with the environment. In particular, special focus has been placed on dynamic textiles ...

Polymer blends based on postconsumer waste of opaque poly(ethylene terephthalate) and polypropylene 

Loaeza Becerril, Alfonso David (Date of defense: 2023-07-19)

(English) In recent years, new white and opaque PET bottles (PET-O) have appeared and are used for packaging dairy products. These bottles contain titanium dioxide (TiO2) particles to prevent deterioration of the packaged ...

Effect of deformation on the mechanical behavior of an advanced steel of high resistance with high manganese content 

Lima, Marcos Natan da Silva (Date of defense: 2023-06-30)

(English) Pre-salt oil exploration means a new development path for Brazil. This activity stimulates investments from national and foreign companies, boosts the production of technology, promotes greater professional ...

Development of quenching and partitioning steels (Q&P) 

Carpio Garza, Marcel Francisco (Date of defense: 2023-06-07)

(English) The automotive industry is constantly seeking to improve the performance of the car and at the same time reduce CO2 emissions into the environment, which can be achieved among other solutions through the use of ...

3D printing of zirconia-based ceramic materials 

Yarahmadi, Mona (Date of defense: 2023-05-26)

(English) Zirconia stands out among oxide ceramics for its superior mechanical properties. This approach resulted from the significant research that has been conducted since the discovery of the tbughening capabilities of ...

3D-printed polymeric bioresorbable stents for cardiovascular applications 

Chausse Calbet, Victor (Date of defense: 2023-05-26)

(English) Bioresorbable stents (BRS) have been envisioned as a revolution in the treatment of coronary heart disease. Ideally, stents would initially retain sufficient radial strength after implantation to prevent vessel ...

Bioresorbable Zn-based alloys for biomedical applications 

García Mintegui, Claudia (Date of defense: 2023-01-26)

(English) Biodegradable metals emerged as promising materials for bioresorbable devices avoiding the potential side effects of permanent implants. Among them, zinc (Zn) arose dueto its suitable degradation rate for biomedical ...

Nuevos interconectores pulvimetalúrgicos para sistemas de óxido sólido de alta temperatura: desarrollo, optimización y prototipado 

Monterde Gascón, María Carmen (Date of defense: 2023-02-27)

(English) The transition towards to low carbon energy generation is promoting the installation of renewable energy sources, their successful deployment requires efficient energy storage systems in order to meet demand. ...

Ultrasonic nodal point: a new configuration for ultrasonic moulding. Advances towards the complete industrialisation of the technology 

Janer Angelet, Marcel (Date of defense: 2022-12-01)

(English) Ultrasonic moulding is a promising technology that could be used as a substitute for conventional injection moulding techniques. This relatively new technology has a lower energy consumption, and it could be a ...