Summer school: “Materials of the future”

Summer school: “Materials of the future” -Jaca, July 2022

Registrations are now open for the Extraordinary Course of the UZ: The materials of the future that will take place in Jaca (Huesca) from 18 to 21 July 2022.
All information, prices and registrations are available at the following link:

The most transformative technological advances come from the development of new materials as well as the discovery of new properties in already known materials. In the future, new devices and techniques will be based on the work being done by researchers in laboratories today.
The aim of this course is to give participants an overview of the state of the art in materials science and its future applications. The course will present some of the most promising materials such as biomaterials or photonic materials. In addition, various fields in which materials science is expected to make a particularly relevant contribution will be reviewed, such as food, energy production or construction, as well as state-of-the-art processing methods such as 3D printing.


Monday, 18 July
– 10:00 h. Presentation of the course. [1] [8]
– 10:30 h. The Materials of the Future. [8]
– 11:55 h. Functional polymers, advanced manufacturing. [3]
– 15:30 h. Materials for agriculture and food. [11]
– 17:40 h. Magnetic Materials. [8]

Tuesday, 19th July
– 09:30 h. Ceramic materials and materials for energy. [1]
– 11:55 h. Materials for building a sun on Earth. [9]
– 15:30 h. Materials for photonics. [6]

Wednesday, 20th July
– 09:30 h. Biomaterials and tissue engineering. [4]
– 11:55 h. Mycelium, wood and cellulose acetate. A commitment to sustainability. [2]
– 15:30 h. Polymeric fibres, present and future. [5]

Thursday, 21st July
– 09:30 h. Thermal insulating materials for architecture. [10]
– 11:55 h. Materials and mathematics. [7]
– 15:30 h. Quiz.



1. Alodia Orera Utrilla, Associate Professor, University of Zaragoza. Area of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering

2. BIVO – Zoocánica, S. Coop., Researcher of the Research Centre BIVO-Zoocánica, S. Coop.

3. Carlos Sánchez Somolinos, Scientific Researcher CSIC. Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (CSIC-Univ. Zaragoza)

4. Elena García Gareta, Researcher María Zambrano. Aragon Institute of Engineering Research (I3A)

5. Elena Piera Camas, R&D Director, Injection and Polymers Area. NUREL, S.A.

6. Elena Pinilla Cienfuegos, Distinguished Researcher. Centre for Nanophotonic Technology

7. Etelvina Javierre Pérez, Associate Professor. Centro Universitario de la Defensa de Zaragoza.

8. Mª Ángeles Laguna Marco, CSIC Senior Scientist. Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (CSIC-Univ. Zaragoza) 9. Masa Scepanovic, Senior Analyst. IDOM Nuclear Services

10. Miguel Castro Corella, Professor, University of Zaragoza. Area of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering

11. Roberto Boada Romero, Contracted Researcher, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


The course is aimed, mainly but not exclusively, at final year undergraduate students -or graduates- of physics, chemistry and engineering (as well as related degrees) in order for them to acquire an overview of the state of the art in materials science and its applications that will help them to choose in which fields they will want to work in the future. The course may also be of interest to workers in the technology sector or researchers.

Credit recognition: 
Applied for recognition as credits for Cultural University Activities by the University of Zaragoza.
1. Attendees can apply individually to the Provincial Education Services for recognition of the activity as Continuing Teacher Training by presenting the certificate of having completed the course.
2. Recognition as ECTS credits in Group 9 of Universities (G-9): More information at (Credits section).
3. ECTS credits at other universities.
Students interested in having their University recognise them as ECTS credits for having taken a Summer Course at the University of Zaragoza, should consult with the Secretary’s Office of their Faculty or School of origin about this possibility.

Evaluation procedure: 
Performance of an exam with short questions on the topics covered in the course.

Classrooms of the University Residence of Jaca, C/Universidad, 3 – 22700 Jaca (Huesca).

Residencia Universitaria de Jaca, C/Universidad, 3 – 22700 Jaca (Huesca).
Accommodation enquiries and bookings:, telephone: 974 36 01 96, e-mail:


Jul 18 - 21 2022


10:00 - 15:30
Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón