Energy and Water Research Lab (GrInAEr-Lab)
Dr. Eddie López Honorato
Centre for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), México.
Group webpage: http://eddiehonorato.wix.com/research
- PhD. in Materials Science. University of Manchester, UK.
- MSc. in Metallic and Ceramic Materials. University of Manchester Institute for Science and Technology (UMIST), UK.
- BSc. Chemistry (Graduated with honours). National University Autonomous of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico.
- Lecturer-Researcher. CINVESTAV, Unidad Satillo, Ramos Arizpe, Mexico (2012-Current).
- Research Fellow. European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Germany (2010-2012).
- Research Associate. Materials Science Centre, School of Materials, University of Manchester, UK (2008-2010).
Our group works on the development of materials and nano-materials primarily for extreme conditions, such as radiation, corrosion and temperature. Additionally, we use nano-materials to tackle the worldwide problem of arsenic contamination in drinking water. For this purpose we combine computer modelling and experimental work.
Advanced Nuclear Fuel
TRISO coated fuel particles. We study the relationship between deposition conditions-microstructure-physical properties of the SiC and PyC coatings used in the fabrication of coated fuel particles. Particularly, we are performing a combination of experiments and molecular dynamics modelling to understand the diffusion behaviour of silver through SiC.
- Carbides and Nitride fuels for Fast Reactors. We investigate new routes to synthesize and sinterize carbide and nitride fuels through the use of surrogates such as ZrN and ZrC. We are particularly interested in the use and development of nano-materials.
Learning from structures found in nature such as seashells and fish scales, we are developing biomimetic coatings for the corrosion protection of metallic structures in desalination plants, solar concentrators and offshore wind farms.
Nano-arquitecture of materials for arsenic removal
The presence of arsenic in drinking water is a serious problem particularly in desert areas. Our group is studying the use of nanomaterials to increase the selectivity and efficiency of removal of this element in drinking water. We also combine the use of computer modelling to design molecules and nano-materials with a strong interaction with arsenic.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE TOPICS MENTIONED ABOVE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME. BSc, MSc and PhD students are always welcome.