In this department, new nanostructured materials with controlled morphology, composition and architecture are developed.

Its structural, electromagnetic and physicochemical properties are studied, as well as its impact on activity and performance.

These properties are optimized to enhance their applications in different fields, such as lasers, biomedicine, environmental remediation, optoelectronics, catalysis and food.

One of the main goals of this department is the fundamental study of the interactions of nanomaterials with interfaces of a different nature. Likewise, mathematical models are proposed for its description.

Our main Lines of research are:
  • Nanostructured materials. It includes the synthesis of mesoporous materials, bi- and trimetallic catalysts for hydrotreating reactions, nanostructures for photocatalysis and materials for controlled drug release, as well as synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) materials.


  • Photonics. It includes the analysis of signals, electronic properties of materials, optical materials, optical fibers and lasers.


  • Biological and medical applications. It covers research in biomathematics, immunotechnology, nanomedicine and the development of nanostructured bioceramics.


  • Solid state. Crystallography, thermal and electronic properties of semiconductors, as well as the use of characterization techniques, such as electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and Raman and infrared spectroscopies.


  • Food Technology. It refers to the processes of nixtamalization, study of the physical and chemical properties of flours, as well as obtaining of nopal flours, among others.


  • Other. Simulation of molecular systems of homogeneous and confined fluids.

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