Research Group on New Materials and Transformation Processes (GIMaT)

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    Ecuador

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Organization profile

The high technological level of advanced countries is driving, to a large extent, 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 raises the production castros 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 to contribute to the transfer studies of new transformation processes to the national industry; linked to his work with national and international research networks.

Research lines:

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

Coordinator:

Jorge Isaac Fajardo Seminario (jfajardo@ups.edu.ec)

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