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Research group


Ceramic Materials and Coatings Research Group GIMACYR

Academic Unit: Faculty of Engineering

Colombian Ministry of Science








Engineering and technology


Materials engineering

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Strategic Focus

Engineering research is promoted in the areas of technological and advanced ceramic materials in a search for impact on industry, academy, and society. We cooperate with companies to continue developing applied research projects, strengthening research areas to support master’s and doctoral training of researchers, and training processes in research seedbeds.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Bioceramics.
  • Cements.
  • Ceramic Coatings.
  • Refractories.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable cities and communities Responsible consumption and production climate action

Group Coordinator

Maria Esperanza López Gómez, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Science and Materials Technology.

Universidad de Oviedo, Spain.

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Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

  • Pyrometallurgical and Materials Research Group GIPIMME, UdeA.
  • Design and Formulation of Medicines, Cosmetics and Related Products Research Group DYFOMECO, UdeA.
  • Study and Control of Tropical Diseases Program PECET, UdeA.
  • Failure, Integrity and Surface Analysis AFIS, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota Campus.
  • New Materials Development and Technology Research Group GIMAT, Universidad Industrial de Santander.
  • Instrumentation and Condensed Matter Physics Research Group GIFIMAC, Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander.
  • Institute of Ceramics and Glass ICV, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Institut de Recherche sur les Cerámiques, University of Limoges, France.
  • Materials Science Department, Universidad Simón Bolívar Venezuela.
  • Center of Advanced Technology CIATEQ, Mexico.

Notable Projects

  • Development of ceramic matrix composite biomaterials for cell growth platforms with controlled antibiotics release for applications such as bone implants.
  • Mechanical characterization by indentation of coatings made through plasma thermal spraying from nanometric suspensions.
  • Development of ceramic or metal/ceramic coating systems for thermal insulation of steel pipelines transporting hot fluids.
  • Implementation of mining waste in formulations of mixtures for the elaboration of ceramic brick.

Main Research Results

  • The potential of La-containing spent catalysts from fluid catalytic cracking as feedstock of mullite based refractories. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2020.04.051, 2020.
  • Influence of Atmospheric Plasma Spraying Parameters on Porosity Formation in Coatings Manufactured from 45S5 Bioglass® poder. DOI: 10.1007/s11666-019-00952-3. 2020.
  • Pelletisation by tumbling as an alternative method of agglomerating nanometric particles for use as feedstock in bi-modal structured flame sprayed ceramic coatings. DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2019.07.083. 2019
  • Solid-state synthesis of alpha tricalcium phosphate for cements used in biomedical applications, DOI: 10.1016/j.bsecv.2019.11.004. 2019

Research Portafolio

  • Specialized advisory and training in areas of action such as biomaterials, synthesis and processing of raw materials, thermal spraying, and mechanical properties as well as in areas of interest such as reconversion of industrial waste, refractory materials, and drug delivery.
  • Services related to processes for handling raw materials of different ceramic materials are performed, such as the reduction of sizes, classification and separation, and tests with ceramic materials. In addition, some analyses that allows characterization and control of operations are carried out.

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