Research Group on New Materials and Processes of Transformation

  • Ecuador

Organization profile

Organization profile

The high level of technology in advanced countries is largely driven by the generation, development and use of new materials. This activity has promoted a strong development of research and formulation of human talents worldwide in this field. At the local level, no systemic research process has been developed to improve existing materials and generate new materials in Ecuador. The technology currently used in industry generates a high level of waste by operators, among others. The incorrect use and transformation of materials raises production costs and makes companies less competitive.
The creation of the Research Group on New Materials and Transformation Processes (GIMAT) aims to contribute to the development of new materials in Ecuador, as well as to contribute to the study of the transfer of new transformation processes to national industry, linking its work with national and international research networks.

Mission Statement
It generates research, technological innovation and training of human talent in engineering applied to solve problems in the area of materials that contribute to the technological and scientific development of the region and the country.

To be a recognized research group with national and international scope, that contributes to improve the scientific, technological and innovation level in the area of materials. Establishing cooperation networks with higher education institutions, productive associations, national industries and national and international research centers.

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Natural fibers Engineering & Materials Science
Bamboo Engineering & Materials Science
Composite materials Engineering & Materials Science
Fibers Engineering & Materials Science
Polypropylenes Engineering & Materials Science
Injection molding Engineering & Materials Science
Fillers Engineering & Materials Science
Computational methods Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2015 2017

Research Output 2015 2018

  • 10 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 7 Paper
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 2 Article
1 Citation (Scopus)

Semi-automatic determination of geometrical properties of short natural fibers in biocomposites by digital image processing

Mera-Moya, V., Fajardo, J. I., de Paula Junior, I. C., Bustamante, L., Cruz, L. J. & Barros, T., 1 Jan 2018, Semi-automatic determination of geometrical properties of short natural fibers in biocomposites by digital image processing. p. 387-396 10 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 721).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearch

Natural fibers
Image processing

Análisis de las propiedades reológicas de mezclas de polietileno de alta densidad

Lopez Lopez, L. M., Fajardo Seminario, J. I., Arévalo, J. & Carrasquero, E., Jun 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Analysis of rheological properties of blends of high density polyethylene

López, L., Arévalo, J., Fajardo, J., Carrasquero, E. & Garzón, L., 6 Oct 2016, p. 28-45. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearch

Polymer blends
Plastics industry
Raw materials