UPV/EHU Macromolecular Chemistry Laboratory (LabQuiMac)

The UPV/EHU Macromolecular Chemistry Laboratory, located at ZTF/FCT on Leioa Campus, room FCT CD1.P2.2, collaborates tightly with BCMaterials, granting our staff access to its facilities, and even hosting BCMaterials instruments on it.

As a general rule, UPV/EHU Macromolecular Chemistry Laboratory facilities are only accessible after getting the approval of its main responsible.

Also, for accessing the BCMaterials’ equipment located there, the supervision of a BCMaterials researcher is needed. You can get further information on the equipment tab,

The laboratory possess all type of facilities and equipment to develop organic synthesis, polymer modification, process and study of their thermal, mechanical and chemical properties, such as IR, DSC, DMA, DLS…

For more information, you might consult the following link: https://www.ehu.eus/en/web/labquimac/ekipamendua.

Lab. Manager

UPV/EHU Research Associate

J.L. Vilas is currently an Associate Professor in Physical Chemistry at the Physical Chemistry Department of the University of the Basque Country. He is the head of the Macromolecular Chemistry Group. His current research interests include synthesis and characterization of polymeric materials, focusing in polymeric materials and composites with smart properties, like shape memory properties, electric properties and so on, and the synthesis of biocompatible polymers and polymers from renewable sources. He received his PhD in Chemistry in 1999 from the University of Basque Country. After working in different companies related with the synthesis and processing of polymeric materials he moved back to the university. He is member of several international associations, and he holds 100 publications and 3 patents.

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Post-Doctoral Researcher

Single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction. Crystal structure solution and refinement. Crystallographic databases. Hydrothermal synthesis. IR and Raman spectroscopies. Thermal properties of materials.

Roberto Fernández de Luis got his PhD (Material science, 2009) from the University of the Basque Country. His research is focused on crystal structure determination and thermal stability of the crystal frameworks after the loss and uptake of guest and coordinated species. For these studies, he has specialized on single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction at non-ambient temperature. He is currently working in collaboration with the Crystallography group in UPV/EHU on the room temperature and hydrothermal synthesis of nano-structured hydrogels of silver vanadium oxides for sensing and battery applications.

Interests and objetives
Design of porous materials as sensor for alcohols detectors.
Development of electrode materials for battery applications.

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  • Polymer synthesis and modification.
  • Thermal, mechanical and chemical characterization of materials.
  • Scientific-technical advice

BCMaterials´ Mettler Toledo / STARe System DMA is located at the UPV/EHU Macromolecular Chemistry Laboratory.

In DMA, the sample is subjected to a periodic stress in one of several different modes of deformation (bending, tension, shear and compression). Modulus as a function of time or temperature (from -150°C to 500°C) is measured and provides information on phase transitions.  DMA technology is the perfect solution when maximum accuracy is required and the material has to be characterized over a wide range of stiffness (peak force 12 N, 18 N or 40 N) and/or frequency. In addition, DMA technology is extremely versatile and therefore, DMA can characterize materials even in liquids or at specific relative humidity levels.

Mettler Toledo - STARe System DMA 1 2014