Procacef team
About Us

Processing and Characterization of Structural and Functional Ceramics

We are a consolidated interdisciplinary group, recognized by the DGA (T02-20R). Our interests are focused in the investigation and development of structural and functional ceramics for energy applications and their devices. We develop projects of basic research and also pursue transfer to industry.


A) Functional ceramics for electrochemical applications and their devices: ionic and mixed conductors for electrochemical devices (SOFC and SOEC cells, lead-acid batteries, Li ion conductors, H2 and O2 membranes, etc.), cell assembly.


B) Functional materials based on directionally solidified eutectics: with applications as CO2 membranes; selective thermal emitters; metamaterials; photo-catalysis, etc.

C) Ceramics with mechanical performance: Laser assisted solidification of eutectic oxide and non-oxide ceramics, with exceptional mechanical resistance and to high temperature corrosion, good behavior against wear and thermal shock.


D) Laser assisted processing of ceramics and other materials: Solidification from the melt, marking and structuring by melting, ablation etc.

Research lines


Improve the performance and durability of SOFCs, SOECs and O2 or H2 membranes: microstructuring and investigation of interfacial processes

Development of more stable and efficient ionic or mixed conductors and composites

Storage and reuse of CO2: eutectic matrices for the investigation of molten carbonate membranes; reversible cells for co-electrolysis

Advanced batteries: inorganic materials for lithium ion solid state batteries; In-situ investigation of lead battery charging and discharging processes using neutron techniques

Ceramic eutectics from the melt for selective emitters

Development of techniques of ceramic processing and laser treatment

Transfer to the industry of the results and young people trained


Conferences, Workshops and
Publication Opportunities

LIX Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio

  • Campus San Francisco
  • 08:00am - 08:00pm

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11 – 14 June 2024

The LIX Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio will take place in the Campus S. Francisco, University of Zaragoza, in the friendly and buoyant Zaragoza.

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XVI Reunión Nacional de Electrocerámica

  • Jaca
  • 08:00am - 08:00pm

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28 – 30 June 2023
The XVII Reunión Nacional de Electrocerámica will take place in June in Jaca (Huesca).
Stay tuned for news and the call for abstracts in

Symposium A at 2023 Spring Meeting

  • Palais de la Musique et des Congrès Place de Bordeaux
  • 08:00am - 05:00pm

29 May – 3 June 2023
2023 EMRS Spring Meeting
Energy Materials, Symposium A
Solid state ionics: bulk, interfaces and integration in devices.
Deadline for abstract submission January 19, 2023


  • Piri Paşa, Hasköy Cd. No:5, 34445 Beyoğlu
  • 08:00am - 05:00pm

Save the date. 25 – 27 May 2023
The Directionally Solidified Eutectics Conference – VII will take place in May in Istanbul.
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