Tailoring through Colloidal Processing - Research

Name   Description

SinterLAB. "Formulation and Sintering of Tungsten Carbide Materials with Fe and Ti as Alternative Low Activation Binders"


Contract with the UK Atomic Energy Authority.
IP: A.J. Sanchez-Herencia
Start: 2021
Duration: 9 Moths

"Additive manufacturing of metal-ceramic composites and advanced coatings from colloidal slurries".


Project: "MicroMatters@AM"; Participant groups: CIEFMA-UPC (Coordinator); Materials Dept - UPM; GTP-UC3M

IP (ICV-CSIC): Dr. A.J. Sanchez-Herencia

Source: Proyectos I+D+i 2019 PID2019-106631GB-C42
Start: 2020
Duration: 3 years
Budget: 110.000€

POROMET: "Alternative methods for the fabrication of porous metallic plates".



IP (ICV-CSIC): Dr. B. Ferrari

Source: CIENCIA Retos - Colaboración RTC2019-007426-3
Start: 2020
Duration: 3 years
Budget: 170.545€

Additive Manufacturing: from Material to Application


Consortium is formed by 6 research groups focused on Additive Manufacturing and funded by the Regional Government of Madrid (Spain) and the EU. https://www.aditimat.org/

Source: CAM: S2018/NMT-4411
Start: 2019
Duration: 4 years
Budget for the group: 80.000 €

METALDIS: Semi-industrial development of dispersion processes in liquids for the powdermetallurgical industry.


Participant Company: Aleaciones de Metales Sinterizados, S.A. (AMES)

Other participants: Centre Tecnologico de Manresa (CTM)

IP (ICV-CSIC): Dr. B. Ferrari

Source: CIENCIA Retos - Colaboración RTC-2017-6406-4
Start: 2018
Duration: 3 years
Budget: 223 057.50€

POLYMAGIC: Biodegradable PLA composites reinforced with micro and nano Mg particles: optimisation of processing and design, and industrial scale-up of temporary implants


CSIC team:

  • M. Lieblich & J.L. Gonzalez, CENIM
  • B. Ferrari & A.J. Sanchez-Herencia, ICV
  • R. Benavente & L. Peponi, ICTP

Partners of the consortium leaded by Dr. M. Lieblich, principal researcher of the CSIC team:

  • M. Lieblich, CSIC (CENIM-ICV-ICTP)
  • L. Torre, University of Perugia (Italy)
  • J.M. Raquez, University of Mons (Belgium)
  • Terenzi, Material Design and Processing company (Italy)
  • P. Lattanzi, Mirachrome S.r.l. (Italy)

Source: MINECO PCIN-2017-036; M-ERA.NET Call 2016
Start: 2017
Duration: 3 years
Budget: 172.000 €




Contract with the company FERRO Spain, S.A.
IP: B. Ferrari
Start: 2017
Duration: 3 months



Contract with the company Aleaciones de Metales Sinterizados, S.A.
IP: B. Ferrari
Start: 2017
Duration: 3 months

ING4MATER: Ceramic-metal composites and W-base refractory alloys for applications under severe service conditions: microstructural design and alternative processing routes



Coordinator: B. Ferrari of 4 Research Groups:
• Dr. B. Ferrari, Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC
• Prof. E. Gordo, Grupo de Tecnología de Polvos, UC3M
• Prof. L. Llanes, Dpto Ciencia de Materiales e Ingeniería Metalúrgica, UPC
• Prof. J.Y. Pastor), Dpto. Ciencia de Materiales, UPC

Source: MINECO excellence program. MAT2015-70780-C4-1-P
Start: 2016
Duration: 4 years
Budget: 437.500€/98.000€ + PhD contract

Tailoring Microstructure of TiO2 Photoactive Electrodes through Nanofibers, Plasmonic Nanometals and Absorption of LbL Polyelectrolytes


Source: ECERS: Frontiers of Research
IP: Z. Gonzalez
Start: 10/2016
Duration: 1 year
Budget: 16.000€

A step forward in the development of new biodegradable and bioresorbable materials for temporary medical applicationsbased on polymer/Mg materials.



The CSIC partner includes researchers from CENIM, ICV and ICTP institutes leaded by J.L. Gonzalez at CENIM-CSIC. The partners of the consortium are:

• J.L. Gonzalez, CSIC
• W.D. Mueller, Charitécentrum 3 für Zahn, Mund und Kieferheilkunde, Charit  (Germany)
• D. Puclia,  ECNP European Center for Nanostructured Polymers (Italy)
• L- Torre, University of Perugia (Italy)
• M. Fernandez-Lorenzo, CONICET- (Argentina)

Source: CSIC: i-Link +
Start: 10/2016
Duration: 2 years
Budget: 23.000€

Development of an alternative and advantageous manufacture of sanitary pieces by thermal gelation process


Contract with the company ROCA SANITARIOS, S.A.
IP: B. Ferrari
Start: 2014
Duration: 18 Months

Implementation of Direct Inkjet Printing for miniaturization of laminates of SS/Ti(C,N) as coatings for extreme conditions


JECS-TRUST: Frontiers of Research


Start: 2014
Duration: 1 year
Budget: 11.000€

MULTIMAT Challenge
Multifunctional materials for the society challenges


This Research Network clusters 11 research groups and 7 labs from 8 different Organisms sited at the Community of Madrid (CAM). http://www.multimat.org/

Source: CAM: S2013/MIT-2862
Start: 2014
Duration: 4 years

Ti alloying by association of colloid-chemical and power-metallurgical techniques



Contract with the company SINTEF Raufoss

Start: 2014
Duration: 1 year

Fabribación de Mosaicos Vítreos Multifuncionales



Proyect with company Hisbalit S.A.

Start: 2013
Duration: 2 years

Design of the Microstructure of metal-ceramic materials using colloidal and powder metallurgy technologies.



New metal-ceramic structures and designs fabricated by the synergy of colloidal approach and pulvimetallurgical approach to the processing of materials. Functionalization of structures for better behaviour.


Source: MINECO - MAT2012-38650-C02-02
Start: 2013
Duration: 3 Years
Budget: 105.000 €

Magnetic field shielding



Synthesis and dispesion of nanoparticles with high magnetic permeability to formulate paints that can shield the low frequency magnetic field emited by low and medium voltage.

Source: Programa INNPACTO - MICINN
Start: 2010
Duration: 3 Years
Budget: 256.953 €

Processing by association of colloid-chemical and power-metallurgical techniques of metal-ceramic nanocomposite structures.


Processing of metal-ceramic composites in the Fe-Ti(CN) and the Ti-Alumina systems by the colloidal treatment of the powders in water, Surface functionalization of materials.

Source: MICINN
Start 2010
Duration: 3 Years
Budget: 188.700 €
Link: www.metalceramics.es

Electro-conducted assembly of nanoparticles in ordered structures.


Effect and employment of electric fields to process self-assembled and nanosized structures from commertial or sythesized powders dispersed in a liquid media

Source: Comunidad de Madrid CCG08-CSIC/MAT3811
Start 2009
Duration: 1 Years
Budget: 50.000 €
Procesamiento coloidal de materiales cerámicos y metalocerámicos (CERMETS) con estructuras nanométricas.

Synthesis and processing of metal-ceramic structures with nanometric components. Synthesis of nanosized metallic particles and ceramics.

Source: MEC
Start 2006
Duration: 3 Years
Budget: 124.000 €