Department 2: Materials for energy and environment

Head of Department: Miguel Ángel Laguna

The processing and characterization of materials for energy applications include functional materials (superconductors, thermoelectrics, ionic conductors, microtubular and planar SOFT ceramics) and structural materials (composites and nano-composites for energy alternative transport and wind mills and ceramic with good mechanical behaviour for high temperatures working).

The versatility and efficiency of the material laser processing is a common tool of most of the contained subfields, but also the interaction of the light with the chemical process in materials is considered.

Groups belonging to department 2

Catalysis, molecular separations and reactor engineering (CREG)

Laser, Energy and Advanced Materials (LEMA)






Hybrid materials and their structuration (HYMAT)





Nanostructured films & particles (NFP)



Processing and Characterisation of Structural and Functional Ceramics (PROCACEF)

Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón