Dr Rafa Castrejon
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Current Funded Research Projects
Start: 02-03-2020 / End: 31-10-2020
Previous Funded Research Projects
Start: 01-09-2018 / End: 30-11-2019
This project is to further develop our solar technologies to the production of steam.
Start: 01-01-2017 / End: 31-03-2019
The sustainable generation of industrial and commercial process heat steam is critical to reduce greenhouse emissions and build up a Green economy. This is only possible by reducing the use of diesel and natural gas, which are currently widely used in Mexico. Solar technologies systems can meet this demand but they are currently either expensive or difficult to integrate in industrial and commercial environments. The SolFreSS project aims to develop an innovative solar collector for applications in medium temperature industrial heating processes; to deliver a subsystem for the management and delivery of steam; to determine the best strategies for the protection of industrial property and consequent commercialization; and to identify the required public policy changes needed to overcome the current market barriers for the exploitation of solar technologies in the Mexican industrial sector. SolFreSS uses Fresnel lenses instead of conventional reflectors.
Start: 20-07-2017 / End: 19-07-2018
Super-resolution electrochemical imaging will be developed in this project for the investigation of cell signalling and cell metabolic processes in the cell-surface attachment area of living cells.
Start: 01-06-2016 / End: 31-07-2017
The collaboration is centered around the continued development and commercialization of Intellectual Property (IP) assets in the field of microfluidics. Full news: https://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/08/prweb13598326.htm
Start: 01-01-2017 / End: 31-05-2017
Start: 01-07-2016 / End: 30-11-2016
This project experimentally studied the thinning and break-up of liquids containing particles, defined as colloids in micro-gravity conditions. These studies are important because they can model a variety of complex fluids found in practical applications. The objective was to design and build a portable experimental rig that can be carried into the Micro-Gravity Drop Capsule in the ZARM tower.