Departament de Ciència i Enginyeria de Materials

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Recent Submissions

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 ...

Development of acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives for the labelling of glass bottles 

Márquez Fibla, Irene (Date of defense: 2022-09-14)

Labels misplacement in the bottles are currently causing problems in wine cellar's labelling lines. According to data provided by Codorníu and Torres cellars, 1% of the bottles present this issue. Once the wine or cava ...

Biomimetic bone grafts: from the lab to the clinic 

Raymond, Yago (Date of defense: 2021-09-13)

Bone grafting is a common medical practice in today’s society, being bone the second most transplanted tissue worldwide after blood. Therefore, it represents a field of major interest for both, biomedical research and the ...

Desarrollo de un nuevo proceso basado en la inyección 3D de tintas con carga metálica para fabricar prótesis porosas de titanio bioactivas y con propiedades antibacterianas 

Torres Garrido, Diego (Date of defense: 2021-10-07)

Titanium (Ti) has been used for decades for bone prostheses due to its mechanical performance and good biocompatibility. However, the stress shielding effect, as a result of the stiffness mismatch between titanium and the ...

Calcium phosphate cements and foams: characterization of porosity and use as local drug delivery devices 

Pastorino, David (Date of defense: 2015-11-23)

The topic of this Philosophy Doctor Thesis tallies with the national project MAT2012 of the BBT group of UPC: "Pore4Bone: Biomimetic calcium phosphates: tailoring porosity from the nano- to the macroscale for osteoinduction, ...

Synthesis and characterization of plasma-treated liquid and hydrogels for bone cancer therapy 

Hamouda, Inés (Date of defense: 2020-12-16)

This PhD Thesis tallies with the Starting Grant project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) entitled “Atmospheric Pressure plAsma meets biomaterials for bone Cancer HEaling” (APACHE) and has been carried out ...

Synthesis and characterization of oxides produced by high temperature corrosion on grade 300 and 350 maraging steels 

Cerra Flórez, Mauro Andrés (Date of defense: 2021-10-04)

The aging heat treatments in maraging steels are fundamental to achieving their excellent mechanical properties and, in some applications using oxidation surface treatments lead to induce a superficial layer formed by iron ...

Development of mono and multilayer membranes of polypropylene and ethylene-propylene copolymers via cast film extrusion and stretching 

Castejón Galán, María del Pilar (Date of defense: 2020-12-17)

This dissertation investigates the three-stage method MEAUS (melt-extrusion, annealing, and uniaxial stretching) for producing microporous membranes. This method for membrane preparation is a solvent-free process based on ...

On the measurement of fracture toughness to understand the cracking resistance of advanced high strength steel sheets 

Frómeta Gutiérrez, David (Date of defense: 2021-01-28)

Automotive designers are constantly facing new challenges to meet the more and more stringent safety and CO2 emission legislations. Concerning the latter, vehicle lightweighting has become one of the main goals of the ...

Processing, microstructure and mechanical properties of ceria-stabilized zirconia-based ceramics co-doped with calcia and alumina 

Tovar Vargas, Daniela (Date of defense: 2021-07-20)

In recent years, zirconia ceramics have been used in many applications. Some of them include tool forming due to its high strength and fracture toughness, thermal barrier coatings on turbines engines due to its low thermal ...

Surface characterization and cell instructive properties of superficially modified dental zirconia 

Minguela Díaz, Joaquim (Date of defense: 2021-07-21)

Tetragonal polycrystalline zirconia doped with 3 mol% yttria (3Y-TZP) has become one of the most popular dental ceramics. Thanks to its outstanding mechanical properties (including high hardness. Toughness and wear ...

Preparation and characterization of reactive extrusion modified PLA/ABS blends and its foams 

Kamrani Moghadam, Mohammad Reza (Date of defense: 2021-07-21)

The current thesis takes place within the context of the projects MAT2016-80045-R "Aplicaciones industriales de compuestos y mezclas basados en REX-PLA" and the project "PLAIABS Blends: Recydability and weight reduction" ...

Perceived quality characterization of micro-textured injection moulded components for automotive interior applications 

Gamonal Repiso, Pablo (Date of defense: 2021-07-22)

The present PhD thesis is framed within a collaborative project in which institutions such as the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona-Tech, the Centre Català del Plàstic and SEAT S.A have participated. The main ...

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