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Alejandro Borrás will defend his PhD Thesis on 4 Nov 2022 at ICMAB

The PhD researcher Alejandro Borrás from the Solid State Chemistry (SSC) group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend his PhD thesis on Friday, 4 November 2022 at 10:30 am at ICMAB.

28 October 2022

Graphene oxide composite aerogels fabricated by supercritical CO2 technology: characterization and applications

Alejandro Borrás, Supercritical Fluids and Functional Materials, Solid State Chemistry (SSC) group at ICMAB-CSIC

Date: Friday, 4 November 2022
Time: 10:30 am
Venue: Sala d'Actes MATGAS, ICMAB-CSIC. Register here to attend by Zoom. 


This thesis is focused on the utilization of supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) for the fabrication of 3D graphene oxide mesoporous aerogels. This new methodology retains the oxygen functionalities present on the graphene oxide flakes during the process, allowing the interaction between the aerogel surface and other components through these oxygenated functional groups. Hybrid composites of graphene oxide and other materials have been fabricated utilizing: dense nanoparticles, polymers and MOFs.

These aerogels have been prepared and characterized via several solid state characterization techniques, while looking into potential applications, such as: gas adsorption and separation, water purification, magnetic resonance imaging, and energy.


  • Concepción Domingo, Supercritical Fluids and Functional Materials group, SSC, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Ana M. López Periago, Supercritical Fluids and Functional Materials group, SSC, ICMAB-CSIC

PhD Comittee:

  • President: Maria José Cocero Alonso, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
  • Secretary:Carlos A. García González, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Vocal: Geert Woerlee, Feyecon, The Netherlands

University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
PhD Programme: Chemistry

figure tesis Alejandro Borrás

Graphene Oxide composite aerogels fabricated by supercrtiical CO2, Aplications | Alejandro Borrás

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