The research of the Group is directed fundamentally towards the design, development and study of new high-value-added polymeric materials for application in advanced technologies:
- a) fibers and materials with high mechanical and thermal resistance for personal protective apparels and for high-performance composite materials
- b) smart textiles and intelligent polymers as sensors for the detection of molecules of special interest (biomolecules, contaminants, explosives, chemical warfare agents, etc.), both in water and in the environment, for industrial, biomedical, environmental and security (civil protection) applications.
Tomás Torroba, José Garcia and their team at the University of Burgos, Spain, have now developed a method for detecting Hg2+ and MeHg+ in fish samples that is both portable...
Researchers from the University of Burgos (Spain) have developed a fluorescent polymer that lights up in contact with mercury that may be present in fish. High levels of the...
Colour-changing sensor that spots TNT could be incorporated into clothing to be worn when clearing areas polluted by landmines