Research Group on New Materials and Transformation Processes (GIMaT)

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The high technological level of advanced countries is driving, in large part, the generation, development and use of new materials. This activity has promoted a strong development of research and training of human talent worldwide in this field. At the local level, a systemic research process has not been developed to improve existing materials and generate new materials in Ecuador. The technology currently used in the industry generates a high level of waste in the processing of materials, due to its age, lack of knowledge on the part of the operators, among others. The incorrect use and transformation of materials increases production limits and makes companies less competitive. The creation of the Research Group on New Materials and Transformation Process (GIMAT) aims to contribute to the development of new materials in Ecuador, as well as contribute to studies on the transfer of new transformation processes to the national industry; linked to his work with national and international research networks.

Research lines:

Simulation and Modeling of Composite Materials
Characterization of New Materials at Micro and Nano Scale
New Materials and Innovation in Transformation Processes
Development and Characterization of Biomaterials and Biobased Materials


Jorge Isaac Fajardo Seminario (

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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