Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Research Group


Materials technology and environment
Main Researcher
M. Angeles Quijano Nieto
UPM Centre
E.T.S. DE INGENIERÍA CIVIL
Other UPM Centres
E-mail
gi.tematma@upm.es
Phone
91 336 77 38
Fax
91 336 79 58
Acronym
TEMATMA
Group type
Consolidado
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8 UPM Researchers

TITULAR UNIVERSIDAD
Rosa Dominguez Gomez E.T.S. de Ingeniería Civil
(Ingeniería Civil: Hidráulica y Ordenación del Territorio (N))
M. Angeles Quijano Nieto E.T.S. de Ingeniería Civil
(Ingeniería Civil: Hidráulica y Ordenación del Territorio (N))
Maria del Rosario Torralba Marco E.T.S. de Ingeniería Civil
(Ingeniería Civil: Hidráulica y Ordenación del Territorio (N))
Fernando Varela Soto E.T.S. de Ingeniería Civil
(Ingeniería Civil: Construcción, Infraestructura y Transporte (N))
CATEDRATICO E.U.
Carlos Delgado Alonso-Martirena E.T.S. de Ingeniería Civil
(Ingeniería Civil: Construcción, Infraestructura y Transporte (N))
TITULAR UNIVERS. INTERINO
Felix Escolano Sanchez E.T.S. de Ingeniería Civil
(Ingeniería Civil: Construcción, Infraestructura y Transporte (N))
TITULAR E.U. INTERINO
Maria Elena Cerro Prada E.T.S. de Ingeniería Civil
(Ingeniería Civil: Construcción, Infraestructura y Transporte (N))
L.D. PRF.AYUD.DOCTOR
Sara Garcia Salgado E.T.S. de Ingeniería Civil
(Ingeniería Civil: Hidráulica y Ordenación del Territorio (N))

Knowledge areas
INGENIERIA DE LA CONSTRUCCION
INGENIERIA DEL TERRENO
FISICA APLICADA
QUIMICA ANALITICA
Lines
Linea Investigador responsable
Abstract
This research line is devoted to the sustainability studies related to the utilization of recycled materials (such as glass, rubber, fly ash from municipal solid waste incinerators (MSWI), etc.) to be used in construction materials. Characterization tests and study of physical, photocatalytic and corrosive properties of nanoparticles-modified construction materials are conducted. Furthermore, studies of materials for the design of low frequency acoustic filters (similar to those for seismic waves) are performed.
Advanced Materials for Civil Engineering: Nanoparticles and Recycled Materials
Maria Elena Cerro Prada
Abstract
This research line is focused on the development of analytical methods for the determination of metals and their species in environmental samples. The methods developed allow us to study the mobility and bioavailability of metals in soils, as well as their bioaccumulation in terrestrial plants and marine algae. In the case of arsenic, speciation analyses are carried out due to the different toxicity of the arsenic compounds. On the other hand, in collaboration with CSIC (Spanish Research Council), some investigations are performed in order to apply the theoretical chemistry to the study of atmospheric processes and interstellar medium (in gas phase). High-level ab initio methods, highly correlated, are used for structural and spectroscopic characterization of rigid and non-rigid molecular species, focusing on prebiotic species and pollutants.
Analytical Methodologies for the Study of Environmental Samples
M. Angeles Quijano Nieto
Abstract
Under this research line, on-scale material testing, by using transparent porous media (synthetic soils), for physical modeling are performed. This methodology allows direct observation of flow phenomena related to environmental geotechnics.
Research and development of transparent porous media for physical medeling.
Maria del Rosario Torralba Marco
Abstract
This research line includes the development of evolutive models for the detection of pathologies in tunnels by using laser vision technology, with the aim of increasing safety and service life of such structures. Infrastructure maintenance studies are also performed through monitoring of moisture and temperature variations by installing sensors in the road pavements under different conditions, in order to obtain an analytical model that appropriately leads to normalized specific rehabilitation measures. Furthermore, experimental studies on emerging environmental technologies in water supply, sanitation and waste-water purification are conducted.
Control Technologies in Civil Engineering
Fernando Varela Soto
Abstract
Under this research line, studies of exposure, danger and vulnerability caused by geological hazards over urban infrastructure, and over population in general, are performed. These studies allow us to design mitigation strategies related to geological hazards.
Methodologies for the analysis of geological hazards
Felix Escolano Sanchez
S2i 2016 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)