Ultra High Vacuum Hood (UHV), with the following surface analysis techniques available:
Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES)
Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED)
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)
As well as everything necessary for sample preparation under UHV conditions,
ion gun for sample cleaning and depth profiling,
mass quadrupole, metal and organic molecule evaporators.
Atomic force microscope, with the possibility of performing Kelvin microscopy and conductivity maps.

Ultrahigh vacuum system (UHV)


AES-depth profile

Techniques AFM-KPM

Looking at the P3HT/PCBM percolation network in an OSC

Topography image

△Z=8 nm

contact potential image

△Z=375 mV

P3HT:PCBM blend two percolation networks

~10 nm exciton diffusion length

Thermal System

Test bench of Internal combustion engines & mobile equipment to measure heavy-duty engines
Characterization of Heat Exchangers single and two phases
Thermal and PV Solar systems
Equipment to Measure emissions and efficiency of Thermal systems


Software for modelling and simulation
AVL Boost ®, AVL Fire ®
eSankye ®
Fluent ®
Other soft (own development)
Pcil, HX, Engine0D
Emission Measurements (LEMCE-UPCT)

Energy and climate

The CLIMIX model
Jerez, S., et al. The CLIMIX model: A tool to create and evaluate spatially-resolved scenarios of photovoltaic and wind power development. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 42, 1-15, 2015.


Seasonal forecasting of fire activity
Turco, M., Jerez, S., et al. Skilful forecasting of global fire activity using seasonal climate predictions. Nature Communications, 9(1), 1-9, 2018.


The DROP monitoring system
Turco, M., Jerez, S., et al. A global probabilistic dataset for monitoring meteorological droughts. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101(10), E1628-E1644, 2020.

Hybrid and organic photovoltaics

Sun Simulator, Agilent Analyzer
Four Point probe, Keithley Instruments, Peltier cells System
Printing techniques: Spin coater, Screen Printer, Spray coating
Electrochemical Impedance spectroscopy
Spectroscopy: UV-VIS, FTIR
Neutron scattering, Synchrotron radiation


VSP Potentiostat Biologic (5 channels) EC-LAB software

Current ranges: 400 mA to 10 µA
Maximum current: ±400 mA
Current resolution: 0.760 nA
EIS measurement from 10 µHz to 1 MHz
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Electrochemical response of electrochemical energy systems (i.e. battery materials, batteries, cells, etc.). Typical tests include galvanostatic cycling, cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, etc.

Rotating ring-disk electrochemistry

 System for use in hydrodynamic rotating ring disk electrochemistry
100 to 8,000 rpm
GC, GC/Pt and GC/Au electrodes

Battery cycling system BCS-810 (8 channels)

 Battery cycling equipment with EIS capability
8 independent channels with a maximum current of ±1.5 A.

Computerized testing bench for fuel cells.