Aerogels supported ionic liquid phase to catalyze the reaction between CO2 + Epoxides

Visiting Portuguese researcher in the HPP Group of the University of Valladolid is studying the comparison of using bulk ionic liquids as reaction solvent and catalyst for the coupling reaction between CO2 and limonene oxide, with the utilization of an ionic liquid phase adsorbed into alginate aerogels (SILP) in the frame of project AQACO2NV and […]

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[Thesis]: Innovative product development from the valorization of Clinacanthus Nutans Lindau medicinal plant

Dr. Ana Najwa Mustapa defended her thesis on 2nd December 2016 at the University of Valladolid. The thesis projects was supervised by Dr Maria Jose Cocero and Dr Angel Martin while the International supervisor was Prof Irina Smirnova from University Hamburg of Technology (TUHH). The increased public awareness to have safer and healthier therapies has […]

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[Thesis]: Innovative Strategies to Enhance Properties of Solid Hydrogen Storage Materials Based on Hydrides

Dr. Miriam Rueda defended her thesis on Friday 18th November 2016 at the University of Valladolid (international PhD by University of Pavia). Nowadays, the development of renewable energy resources is attracting much more attention in order to reduce economic and environmental problems associated to the use of fossil fuels. However, their production is variable during time […]

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[Award]: LightEnergy project, led by researchers at HPP group, get the second place in the national phase of Yuzz Awards 2016

LightEnergy is a business project on a hydrogen storage system lighter and more compact. It is achived by the deposition of hydrides over aerogels in combination with microwaves, which manages to give greater autonomy flight of drones. The LightEnergy project, promoted by researchers from the High Pressure Processes group of University of Valladolid, Luis Miguel […]

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[Thesis]: Formulation and synthesis of materials with β-glucans

Dr. Marta Salgado defended her thesis on Wednesday 26th October 2016 at the University of Valladolid. Nowadays, there is a tendency towards the use of natural products in industrial applications, especially in those related with the environment and human health. These renewable raw materials, usually non-toxic, are present in many structures in nature and therefore […]

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[El Mundo de Castilla y León] Hydrogen storage and energy

Miriam Rueda, PhD student at HPP research group and member of the LightEnery project has been interviewed by “El Diario de Valladolid” into its special section about innovation and researching. You can read all the interview at: http://www.diariodevalladolid.es/noticias/innovadores/transformadora-hidrogeno_70228.html The interview was also published in the newspaper “El Mundo” in the innovation section of the day […]

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LightEnergy project’s researchers were received by UVa chancellor

Last week, University of Valladolid’s Chancellor, Daniel Miguel San José, welcomed the members of LightEnergy project. This project has been recently awarded with the Model2Market award (10,000 €). The project, development by a team constituted by 4 members of our research group, was selected from among 463 projects from 12 different Ibero-American countries. LightEnergy has […]

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Production Of β-Glucan Scaffolds By Supercritical Fluids

In the fields of medical and pharmaceutical research, aerogels are attaining great attention, both for tissue regeneration and/or drug delivery, because they afford good properties for this purpose: provide mechanical support, allow cellular interactions, are biodegradable and can also be used to deliver active compounds to the area of the implant. Besides, they must be […]

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[Co-tutorship Thesis]: Overcoming Central Nervous System-barriers by the development of hybrid structured systems for nose-to-brain drug delivery using clean technologies by Vanessa S.S. Gonçalves

Dr. Vanessa S.S. Gonçalves defended her thesis on friday 30th September 2016 at the Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica – Universidade Nova de Lisboa. This is a co-tutorship thesis between Universidad de Valladolid and Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The effective delivery of therapeutics into the brain is challenging since drugs or drug delivery systems (DDS) candidates are not […]

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