Tuesday, 24 April 2018



PCMs, energy storage (piezoelectric), new materials for photovoltaic cells, electric car, materials for protection and durability of renewable energy plants (anti-icing), green building, management of CO2

Fabrics that can store energy. Smart composites open up a new horizon
Juan José Vilatela , Ph.D · IMDEA
Anti-icing solutions for wind turbine blades.
Pilar Izu Belloso, Ph.D · SIEMENS-GAMESA
Energy efficiency in the interior of cars. Self-heating surfaces and fabrics.
Begoña Galindo, Ph.D · AIMPLAS
Coffee break

Plastronics as a tool to foster the development of smart materials, state-of-the-art polymeric sensors, prevention, protection and monitoring of cultural heritage and works of art, ‘in-mould’ injection, smart labels, monitoring of fresh food, smart indicators, sport and biorhythms.

Development of smart materials for controlled release and freshness indicators.
Pablo Ferrer · University of Valencia
Plastronics in the automotive sector: a need of autonomous and smart cars.
Francisco Papis · SABIC
The importance of history: monitoring of the conservation status of cultural heritage.
Serafín García · AIMPLAS
Visit to AIMPLAS’ facilities

Smart tags, materials for diagnosis and theragnosis, new materials for tissue growth and regeneration, 3D printing of biomaterials, innovation in prosthesis with new functionalities.

The big issue of antimicrobial additives: new alternatives to heavy metals.
Valentina BEGHETTO, Ph.D · Universidad de Venecia
New frontiers in photon materials: a new concept to achieve total sun protection without UV rays absorption.
Mauricio Calvo, Ph.D · Institute of Materials Science of Sevilla
A door of hope: polymer-based tumour tags and treatments.
Pavel Bartovsky, Ph.D . AIMPLAS
Coffee break

New high-performance composites/hybrids, high-performance materials for the aerospace and aeronautical sectors, extreme radiation protection, EMI shielding, filters and absorbers of contaminants. New coatings.

To be confirmed.
Goran Brkljac · Ter Hell Plastic GmbH
The world needs better materials for big demands. New frontiers.
Ing.Antonio Nerone, Ph.D · DuPont International Operations
Polymers against the greenhouse effect. A new generation of CO2 catchers.
Adolfo Benedito, Ph.D · AIMPLAS
Advanced materials for defence applications. Graphene bulletproof vests.
Israel Gago · Polytechnic University of Cartagena
CONFERENCE DINNER (prior reservation when registering)

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Improvements in biodegradable materials, lignin as a source of biopolymers, biodegradable additives (beyond oxobiodegradable additives), biomass as the origin of new biomaterials..

Development of biodegradable additives for consumer packaging: safe for food contact and for the environment.
Christopher Wallis, Ph.D · Polymateria Limited
Speaker to be confirmed.
Are bioplastics obtained from renewable sources more sustainable than those from fossil fuels?
Olafur Ögmundarson · Universidad Técnica de Dinamarca
Coffee break

3D printing, new technologies for thermoplastic composites, decorative methods and finishes, process integration, new advances in design and simulation tools, 4D printing, metamaterials, in-mould injection, circular economy.

The future of 3D printing in the industry.
Thibaut Mathieu · STRATASYS
Paint and injection in a single step. COLORFORM brings us a new generation of integrated processes.
Jose A. Gonzalez · COSCOLLOLA
Can thermosetting resins be extruded? Now, it is possible.
Pablo R. Outón · INDRESMAT
Industrial characteristics and applications of the new 3D printing technology.
Jaume Homs · HP
Conclusions and questions


Juan José Vilatela · IMDEA

Juan José Vilatela has been about 15 years researching carbon nanomaterials and their assembly as microscopic structures exploiting efficiently their fascinating molecular properties. The research group he leads is focused on the synthesis of carbon nanotube fibres, the study of their low-dimensionality properties and their use in energy transfer and storing processes associated to electrochemical devices (e.g. batteries, enablers and Grätzel cells). He is currently responsible for two European projects to develop structural materials able to store/capture energy (ERC Starting Grant - STEM, Clean Sky 2 - SORCERER).

Pilar Izu Belloso · SIEMENS-GAMESA

Pilar Izu has a background as Chemistry and she holds a Ph.D. on Polymer Chemistry from the University of the Basque Country in the Rheology Group. Moreover, she did several years of post-doctorate at USA (Stanford Rheology group of Prof. Fuller) and France (INSA Lyon and ELF group). From 2001 to 2004, she worked as General and Polymer Chemistry teacher at TECNUN. In 2005, she joined to GAMESA Innovation & Technology Materials Unit, being her major areas of interest, polymer processing to define characterization tests of thermoset resins and optimize components curing cycles. Since 2017, she is working on Onshore Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Innovation & Technology identifying new materials required for the wind industry, defined its requirements and validation process and participating in its development and its implementation.

Begoña Galindo · AIMPLAS

She is a researcher in the Compounding department of AIMPLAS since 2005. Since then, she has taken part in research projects on the following subjects: nanocomposites, biopolymers, reinforced plastics, flame retardant materials, conductive polymers, water-soluble polymers and polymers for 3D printing. She has a wide experience on the optimization of the dispersion of nanoparticles in polymer matrixes by the compounding process. She is also actively involved in working groups on plastronics, nanomaterials and starch-based biopolymers. As a result of these projects, she wrote several publications in scientific and technical-commercial journals. She has also made presentations in different seminars, such as: Imaginenano, Plastic Processing Society, ECCP (European Conference on thermally and electrically conductive polymers and composites), Addit3d, Nanotec, among others. She has taken part in several regional, national and international research projects. Consequently, she is the author of four patents.

Pablo Emilio Ferrer Pérez · UPV

Pablo Ferrer Pérez is graduated in Chemistry and he is currently project manager at the Interuniversity Research Institute for Molecular Recognition and Technological Development (IDM-UPV), directed by Ramón Martínez Máñez. He has been working the last years in the field of molecular sensors and hybrid materials. It is one of the first European groups in starting an exhaustive investigation on the development of chemical sensors and molecular probes and the first Spanish group to work systematically in the development of sensor systems based on molecules with electrochemical, colorimetric and/or fluorescent response. He has a wide experience in the development of functionalized materials with nanoscopic gates for its application in controlled release processes by applying external stimuli. They used different types of stimuli such as pH, changes, reducing media, enzymatic activity, light, ultrasounds and magnetic fields to induce the charging’s release. In the last five years, the group has taken part in more than twenty different research projects for the development of blocked materials and molecular sensors. This research was supported by several grants from different regional and national agencies. Besides, the group takes part in a European H2020 programme and in two Retos de Colaboración call projects.

Francisco Papis · SABIC

Mechanical technical engineer by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and master’s degree in Project Management by the University La Salle. From 1996 to 2000, he worked in a multinational company from the automotive sector as a product engineer. Since 2000 up to now, he has been working at GE Plastics/SABIC as a Technical Support Engineer, Application Development Specialist, Account Manager and Senior Business Development Manager Specialty Business.

Serafín García · AIMPLAS

Working since 1999 in the field of polymer processing and product development, included in the Design and Injection moulding Department at AIMPLAS. Developing projects for Spanish private companies and with close collaboration with other research centers (ISmithers, VTT, TNO, PERA, Fraunhofer...) at any level: Regional, National and International. Our field of work regarding injection moulding is devoted to the technical advice and assessment on injection moulding technologies, processing optimisation, new materials and composites set-up and testing. In the area of product development our assessment is mainly focused in ensuring the suitability of the product to be manufactured using the known manufacturing processes for plastics materials. We perform an analysis that covers costs, technical viability, design modifications, assessment about technologies and providers, validation testing and product certification that offer an added value to our customers. Furthermore, I have given more than 1800 hours of courses related with plastics manufacturing processes, injection technologies, processing optimisation, product design, CAD design, product project management, and so on. Currently I am working as Head of the Design and Injection Department in AIMPLAS. I am also in charge of the Research Group of AIMPLAS focused in AM technologies.

Valentina BEGHETTO · Universidad de Venecia

Senior Assistant Professor at the University Ca’ Foscari Venice, Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, has over 60 among publications, patents and congress communications. Since 2014 she is President and founder of Crossing Ltd., a Spin Off devoted to the development of new technologies for innovative materials in partnership with National and International Companies. She teaches Industrial Organic Chemistry, Asymmetric Synthesis for the Industry and Chemistry for the Leather Industry.

Mauricio Calvo · Institute of Materials Science of Sevilla

Dr. M. E. Calvo is Doctor in Chemistry by the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a happy father of four kids and he is member of the permanent staff of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). He is part of the Multifunctional Optical Materials Group at the Institute of Materials Science of Seville where he has been working for ten years. Nowadays, his main research interest is focused on the solution process of optical porous hybrid nanostructured materials for different applications like solar protection, optoelectronic devices and sensors. He is author of more than 50 publications and 7 patents and he is/was supervisor in several PhD theses. More information at http://mom.icmse.csic.es/group-members/mauricio-calvo/

Pavel Bartovsky. AIMPLAS

Ph. D. in Chemical Sciences in the specialty of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2011), within the field of compounds with anti-tumor activity. During 2012 and 2013, he conducted a post-doctoral research in the Interuniversity Research Institute for Molecular Recognition and Technological Development and he is member of the Biomedical Research Centre for Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine in the Polytechnic University of Valencia in the field if development of smart nano-biomaterials for breast cancer treatment and other materials for Controlled Drug Delivery. He worked as a freelance Project writer on new materials for biomedicine (cancer treatment) collaborating with different universities and R&D centres from Denmark, United Kingdom and Spain. Between 2015 and 2016, he worked as a Project Manager in the Chemical department of AINIA. Since 2017, he works as a researcher at the Synthesis department of AIMPLAS mainly in the field of new materials for biomedicine. He has also taken part in more than 25 national, international and European projects and is author and co-author of several scientific publications.

Antonio Nerone · DuPont International Operations

Antonio obtained a University Degree in Nuclear engineering at Politecnico Milano (Italy) and he joined DuPont in 1989 as Market Development Engineer for engineering polymers applications in Electric and Electronic Markets. After various assignments as Product Manager for Mylar films and Crastin PBT, he got the role of European Segment Leader for engineering polymers applications in Electric and Electronic market. In 2014, he became Global Segment Leader for Engineering Polymers in Electric and Electronic applications.

Adolfo Benedito · AIMPLAS

Adolfo Benedito-Borrás (M) has a Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences by the University of Valencia. He has been working at AIMPLAS since 2001. He was head of Compounding until 2009 and head of Materials until 2015. He has been a main researcher in for different European and national projects, as well as author and co-author of different scientific papers, patents and books in the field of nanotechnology applied to polymeric materials.

Christopher Wallis, MRSC · Polymateria Limited

Chris is an expert on chemical catalysis and chemical synthesis. Previously he worked as an agri-chemist in France, developing short chain polymers as transport vectors for nutrients for crops, which followed on from his work as a research engineer, where he developed a patented process for the conversion of abattoir waste into biofuel. Previous to this he was a post-doctoral research fellow, performing and supervising projects on catalysts and processes for producing biodegradable plastics (University of British Columbia, Vancouver). He received his PhD in Homogeneous Catalysis from Cardiff University.

Olafur Ögmundarson · Universidad Técnica de Dinamarca

Ólafur Ögmundarson is a PhD student at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, at the Danish Technical University. The focus of his PhD is on how we can measure and increase sustainability of biochemicals and derived products by contrasting feedstock´s, biorefinery processes, and upscaling of laboratory results. Before doing the PhD, Ólafur worked as a project administrator of various FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects as well as conducting sustainability research within various industries.

Thibaut Mathieu · STRATASYS

Commercial responsible for Spain and Portugal for Stratasys, world leader in professional 3D printing solutions. Mathieu has a wide experience in finance and commercial subjects and he provides his strategic and operational vision developed during twelve years of experience in marketing of innovative solutions allowing the industry to improve its competitiveness. He is polyglot and has worked in Brazil, Germany and he is currently in Spain. He graduated in the Bordeaux École de Management (France).

Pablo R. Outón · INDRESMAT

Graduated in Chemistry by the University of Barcelona. He has conducted postgraduate studies in High Specialization in Plastics and Rubbers by the Menéndez Pelayo International University in Madrid. With an experience of more than eleven years in the chemical sector, his labor period was initially related to the Manufacturing and Quality and he worked in Processing Control and Quality and Development Control departments in multinationals such as BASF, MERCK and KIN. His professional development took place in the public research sector in the Polymer Characterization department of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and in the Chemical Engineering department of the University of Barcelona. Then, he focused his professional activity on small companies related to the innovation of sustainable polymer materials in European Projects at IRIS-Advanced Engineering and the development of polyurethane-based materials at Arcesso Dynamics. His wide experience in different areas of the chemical and materials sector gained throughout his career has allowed him to design a new extrusion technology for the development of sustainable materials by using thermosetting resins. With the aim of generating a business model with international perspective based on the creation of technology, he formed a multitasking team of collaborating experts and has recently established INDRESMAT SL, an industrial start-up whose mission is developing the new extrusion technology to be marketed in a sector, the plastics one, with a great innovation potential for new manufacturing technologies.

Jaume Homs · Iberia Channel and Sales Manager of HP’s 3D Multi Jet Fusion Business

Jaume Homs is the Iberia Channel and Sales Manager of HP’s 3D Multi Jet Fusion Business. This position includes Spanish and Portugal responsibility of channel recruitment, management and sales of HP´s 3D Printing Multi Jet Fusion line of solutions. Main team is based in Barcelona, Spain. Jaume joined HP in 2002 in the R&D organization as a software engineer and project manager. Since then he has held different positions in R&D, Marketing, Sales and Business Management Prior to his current position, Jaume was the Indigo Commercial Business Manager for Europe Middle East and Africa. Previously, he had a sales position in Iberia in the Indigo business and prior to that in the Designjet business. Jaume has a proven track overachieving all business goals. Jaume holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, a Master in IT Management and an Executive MBA by la Salle.



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