Our Research

Energy is essential for human activities such as industrial manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, and communication. Society is increasingly aware that fossil fuels are unsustainable. There is an urgent need to find efficient and sustainable ways to produce clean energy in the near future and to store it accordingly. Our group is focused on the design of advanced hybrid and nanostructured materials to promote the change toward a circular economy with CO2 neutral mobility.


Inorganic-Polymer Hybrid Materials

Nowadays, a great interest lies in hybrid electrolyte materials to overcome the limitations of the inorganic and polymer families in the battery field. Our group intends to design new hybrids with competitive mechanical properties, high electrochemical performance and low cost. Moreover, we investigated the processability of the hybrid materials to always ensure their scalability.

Research line 1 Inorganic Polymer Hybrid Materials Villaluenga lab


Nanostructured Materials

Nanostructured materials are key to achieve fundamental advances in energy storage, which are vital in order to meet the challenge of global warming and the finite nature of fossil fuels. In our group, we are focused on the design and electrochemical understanding of nanostructured block copolymers and core-shell nanoparticles because they offer unique properties as electrolytes and electrodes in a range of energy devices (supercapacitors, batteries, etc.). Sustainability and recyclability are key factors that we consider when we design our materials.

Research line 2 Nanostructured Materials Villaluenga lab