UCO is a non-profit High Education and Research institution established in 1972. This University is considered at the forefront of research in Andalusia and is ranking among the top research institutions at the national level. The research efforts are compound of 193 research units and 2,500 employees, covering different disciplines ranging from Science and Technology to Humanities, Legal and Social Sciences. Transfer of knowledge is also among the priority missions of this university.

Within the activities relevant to SMARTICS it can be highlighted:

  • Teaching on multidisciplinary topics: construction materials, chemistry, engineering, …
  • Programming and designing research projects.
  • Defining and implementing laboratory procedures and tools.

Set-up and implementation of characterization techniques.

UCO is equipped with cutting-edge centralized research facilities which are located on Rabanales Campus. These facilities include a Scanning Confocal Electron Microscope (SCEM), NIR/MIR Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, among others. Our university offers a wide range of services in the ICT area and audiovisual technologies as well as in the field of education and training, providing video conference and streaming support; multimedia and interactive courses and apps, e-learning platforms; audiovisual materials; web design assistance; access to a wide catalogue of international books and specialized research journals, …The SMARTICS project will be performed at the Inorganic Chemistry laboratory, which is provided with complete equipment to prepare and characterize inorganic materials, nanomaterials and building materials. For the preparation of materials, this laboratory counts with mixers, furnaces, ovens, microwave ovens, dip coating, sprayers, autoclave, etc. For the characterization of materials, this laboratory counts with the following equipment: curing oven, curing lamp, XRD, SEM, TEM, IR, XPS, UV-Vis, RMN, N2 adsorption isotherms, TG/DTA, galvanostat/potentiostat for electrochemistry and corrosion measurements, …





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