Previous projects

“Design and optimization of the structure of busses and coaches by means of adhesive structural joints of dissimilar materials “.

Financing entity: MINECO (Ref. TRA2014-56471-C4-2-R)

Participants: Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Mechanical Eng Dept), Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Materials Sci and Eng Dept), Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón.

Coordinators: Miguel Ángel Martínez Casanova, Francisco J. Velasco

Dates: Jan 2015 – Dec 2017. Financing: 96.800 €


Manufacturing, characterization and evaluation of geopolymers based on volcanic ashes, for construction applications“.

Financing entity: CONCYTEC – Peru (Ref. 121-2016-FONDECYT)

Participants: Univ. Católica de San Pablo (Peru), Univ. Carlos III de Madrid.

Coordinator: Asunción Bautista (at UC3M)

Dates: Dec 2016 – Dec 2018. Financing: 96.800 €


Surface treatments for PMCs using physical and/or chemical techniques, to improve in-service performance of structural adhesive bonds“.

Financing entity: Mº Ciencia e Innovación (Ref. MAT2011-29182-C02-02)

Participants: Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid.

Coordinator: Francisco J. Velasco

Dates: Jan 2012 – Dec 2014. Financing: 50.000 €


PARTICOAT: New Multipurpose coating systems based on novel particle technology for extreme environments at high temperatures“.

Financing entity: European Union (Ref. 211329)

Participants: Fraunhofer ICT (Germany), Dechema (Germany), SVUM (Czech Republic), Tecnatom (Spain), Pyrogenesis (Greece), WIP Prague (Czech Republic), Sibtermochim (Russia), Univ Carlos III (Spain), Univ La Rochelle (France), Turbocoating (Italy), Acciona (Spain), Siemens (Germany), R-Tech (Germany), Larco (Greece).

Coordinator: Francisco J. Velasco (at UC3M)

Dates: Nov 2008 – Oct 2012. Financing: 494.808 €


Strategies to optimize reinforced concrete life cycle“.

Financing entity: Mº Educación y Ciencia (Ref. BIA-2007-66491-C02-02)

Participants: Univ. Carlos III de Madrid, Univ. de Vigo.

Coordinator: Francisco J. Velasco

Dates:  Oct 2007 – Dec 2010. Financing: 148.830 €