Miguel Ángel López Manchado

Departamento de Nanomateriales Poliméricos y Biomateriales
Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros
C/ Juan de la Cierva, 3
Madrid, 28006

Tel. (direct): (+34) 912587630

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Scopus ID: 7003366225

  • Short CV

I got my PhD degree in Chemistry Sciences from University Complutense of Madrid in 1997. From 1998-2000, I did a two years postdoctoral at University of Perugia under supervision Prof. Jose M. Kenny. I moved back to ICTP-CSIC and I got a Ramon y Cajal contract in 2002. I got a permanent position as Tenured Researcher in 2006, promoted to Research Scientist in 2011 and, then, to Research Professor in 2016.

  • Research Interests

My research activities are in the area of advanced composite materials. I am currently developing 3 main areas:

  1. Processing and characterization of composite materials and nanocomposites,
  2. Evaluation of structure-properties relationships in composite materials,
  3. Study of elastomer compounds.
  • Publications

- Top cited papers (Google Scholar):

  1. M. Arroyo et al., Organo-montmorillonite as substitute of carbon black in natural rubber compounds, Polymer, 2003, 44, 2447-2453.
  2. M.A. Lopez-Manchado et al., Thermal and mechanical properties of single-walled carbon nano tubes-polypropylene composites prepared by melt processing, Carbon, 2005, 43, 1499-1505.
  3. R. Verdejo, et al., Graphene filled polymer nanocomposites, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 3301-3310. (Highly Cited Paper)
  4. R. Verdejo, et al., Functionalized graphene sheet filled silicone foam nanocomposites, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 2221-2226. (Highly Cited Paper)
  5. I. Armentano et al., Multifunctional nanostructured PLA materials for packaging and tissue engineering, Prog. Polym. Sci., 2013, 38, 1720-1747. (Highly Cited Paper)
  6. M.A. Lopez-Manchado et al., Vulcanization kinetics of natural rubber-organoclay nanocomposites, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2003, 1, 1-15.
  7. M. Arroyo et al., Morphology/behaviour relationship of nanocomposites based on natural rubber/epoxidized natural rubber blends, Comp. Sci. Technol., 2007, 67, 1330-1339.
  8. N. Bitinis et al., Structure and properties of polylactide/natural rubber blends, Mat. Chem. Phys., 2011, 129, 823-831.
  9. L. Valentini et al., Physical and mechanical behavior of single-walled carbon nanotube/polypropylene/ethylene-propylene-diene rubber nanocomposites, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2003, 89, 2657-2663.
  10. N. Bitinis et al., Recent advances in clay/polymer nanocomposites, Adv Mater., 2011, 23, 5229-5236.
  • Patents
  • M. Martin Gallego, R. Verdejo Márquez, M.A. Lopez Manchado, Espumas Rígidas Termoestables Conductoras: Procedimiento de Preparación y Utilización, Priority Number: 201430094, Spain, 28/01/2014, CSIC,
  • Awards and honors
  • IX Talgo’s Award for Technological Innovations (2009). This is one of the most prestigious awards of the Spanish technological sector