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Prof. Jose Gonzalez de la Campa
Prof. Jose Gonzalez de la Campa Research Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Director of the Department of Applied Macromolecular Chemistry, Institute of Polymer Science and Technology, Madrid, Spain


​Research Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Director of the Department of Applied Macromolecular Chemistry, Institute of Polymer Science and Technology

Ph.D, Chemistry, Universidad Complutense (Madrid), 1978

Professor de la Campa focuses his research on the synthesis of high performance condensation polymers, particularly polyimides, aromatic polyamides, polybenzoxazoles and polybenzimidazoles. In the last years has dedicated special attention to the development of polymeric membranes for ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and gas separation and to the preparation of crosslinked porous materials.

He is author of  160 publications in international journals and several reviews in the field.

He has directed 14 Ph.D. thesis and participated in 34 research projects since 1990, financed by public funds or through contracts with private enterprises.

Several examples of the topics will be given, with special emphasis on the relationship between structural characteristics and gas separation properties.

Selected Publications

  •  C. Álvarez, A. E. Lozano, J. G. de la Campa

    High-Productivity Gas Separation Membranes Derived from Pyromellitic Dianhydride and Nonlinear Diamines, J. Membr.Sci, 501, 191–198 (2016)

  •  B. Comesaña-Gandara, J. G. de la Campa, A. Hernandez, H-J. Jo, Y. M. Lee, J. de Abajo, A. E. Lozano. Gas separation membranes made through thermal rearrangement of ortho-methoxypolyimides, RSC Adv., 5, 102261-102276 (2015).

  •  C. García, A. E. Lozano, J. G. de la Campa, Y. Vygoskii, M. Zolotukhin, J. de Abajo, L. Garrido and J. Guzmán. Gas transport coefficients of phthalide-containing high‑Tg glassy polymers determined by gas-flux and NMR measurements, Macromolecules,  48, 2585–2592 (2015)

  •  B. Comesaña-Gándara, A. Hernández, J. G. de la Campa,  J. de Abajo, A. E. Lozano  and Y. M. Lee, Thermally rearranged polybenzoxazoles and poly(benzoxazole-imide)s from ortho-hydroxyamine monomers. A novel strategy for high performance gas separation membranes, J. Membr. Sci. 493, 329-339 (2015)

  •  E. Verde-Sesto, M. Pintado-Sierra, A. Corma, E. M. Maya, J. G. de la Campa, M. Iglesias, F. Sánchez, First pre-functionalized polymeric aromatic framework from mononitro tetrakis (iodophenyl)methane and its applications, Chem. Eur. J. 20, 5111-5120 (2014)

All sessions by Prof. Jose Gonzalez de la Campa

  • Day 2Tuesday, February 21st
Session 4: Advanced Membranes/Processes II
3:30 pm

New Developments in Gas Separations: PIMS, TR Polymers, Polymer Supported MOFs and Porous Organic Sorbents

In this presentation we will develop the main research lines carried out in the group of Polycondensation and Polymeric Membranes of the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology, especially those related with gas separation membranes and gas sorbents.

The presentation will be divided in four main topics:
(1) Synthesis of new polymers with high rigidity and high FFV based on conventional monomers. Combination of pyromellitic dianhydride and contorted diamines.
(2) Synthesis of new monomers as precursors of thermally rearranged (TR) polymers. Study of the influence of the chemical structure on the process of thermal rearrangement and development of new low cost monomers.
(3) Modification of high performance polymers to improve the homogeneous growing of thin MOF films in the surface of membranes. Attempts to avoid the growing of undesired large crystals.
(4) Preparation of new microporous materials based on an innovative synthetic method, based on electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions. To do that, we have made to react ketones with electron-withdrawing groups, such as isatine, and contorted aromatic molecules with high electronic density in the aromatic rings, like trypticene, using a superacid medium. These reactions yield amorphous crosslinked materials with a very high percentage of microporosity and CO2 sorption.

Level 0, between bld. 4 and 5 15:30 - 16:00 Details