GO triggers photothermal bactericide

Recently published in the journal Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy, Dr. Horacio Salavagione in colaboration with scientists from the UNRC, Argentina, show that the combination graphene oxide with near-infrared photothermal therapy significantly increases bacterial mortality. More HERE

Summer duo hot off the press

Two new articles on graphene-based materials have just appeared from members of the group. The first on the search for effective compatibilising agents for PEEK/Graphene nanocomposites, and the second on the nonlinear thermal and optical properties of dispersed graphene as a saturable absorber in laser cavities. More HERE

Yousof joins us from Ferrol

Dr. Yousof Ramadan Farrag from the Department of Physics of the University of La Coruña joins us for 2 months to work on the vibrational spectroscopy of biopolymeric systems. More HERE.


Starene electrodes in Carbon2018

Peter Shuttleworth gave a talk presenting starch/graphite mesopororous monolithic EDLC electrodes at the World Conference on Carbon, held in Madrid between 1st - 6th of July. More HERE.


Susana speaks at ECCM18 in Athens

Susana Quiles gave an oral presentation on the preparation of multifunctional poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) nanocomposites with graphene to a packed hall at XVIII European Conference on Composite Materials in Athens. More HERE.


Surprising on-surface Chemistry

In a recent issue of the journal Angewandte Open AccessChemie (IF=12.102), the G*SURF team from the ICMM and ICTP present a promising and novel route for the á la carte fabrication of hybrid organometallic electrodes with predictable electronic properties. More HERE.

STARDUST: A nanoparticle factory

Hot off the press in the journal Scientific Reports is the first detailed description of an extraordinary machine, "Stardust", built in the ESISNA group of the ICMM-CSIC under the direction of Prof. José Ángel Martín-Gago. The article presents the first example of the exquisitely controlled fabrication of nanoparticles of copper, and their characterization. More HERE.



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Graphene and other
2D materials
Mesoporous carbons
and their NCs
Blends, multilayer
fibres and laminates
Advanced characterization



The Polymer Physics Group (FISPOL), of the Department of Polymer Physics, Elastomers and Energy, is located in the Institute of Polymer Science & Technology, ICTP, of the Spanish Scientific Research Council, CSIC.


The main activity of the group is fundamental and applied research in polymeric materials, with wide experience in the areas of polymer blends, composites, hybrid and nanocomposite materials.

Our more recent goals have centred on the development of polymer nanocomposites based on graphene, carbon nanotubes and inorganic fullerene-like nanoparticles with improved performance properties, and sustainable mesoporous carbon materials for diverse application areas.




Institute of Polymer Science & TechnologyDepartment of Polymer Physics, Elastomers & Energy




The book chapter "Graphene-Based Polymer Nanocomposites" has been downloaded more than 18,000 times. . More here.




According to SCOPUS our revision article "High-performance nano-composites based on polyetherketones" has more than 110 cites. More HERE.