Academics, professionals and students linked to the basic and applied research areas around the different forms of carbon-based materials, participated in the First Chilean Workshop on Carbon Materials, TChMC 2018, at the Santa María de Valparaíso University.

On Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20, researchers met to exchange knowledge on issues related to the synthesis of materials (micro, nano, hybrid, composite), applications in energy, environmental remediation, electronic devices and new phenomena and applications.

The event featured prominent researchers who gave talks about different topics of Physics, Engineering, Chemistry and Biology of carbonaceous materials, from the perspective of research, development and innovation.

Abstracts were also presented in oral and posters format, which were evaluated and the best students awarded in the following way:

Oral exhibitions awards
1st place: Elsie Zurob, Laboratory of Basic and Applied Microbiology, University of Santiago de Chile, “Control of bacterial adhesion through the use of boron nitride and graphene coatings”.

2nd place: Fernanda Olivares Salgado, Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Valparaíso, “Comparison between two sources of carbon and study of the parameters in the synthesis of graphene”

3rd place: Toribio Figueroa, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Concepción, “Nanoparticle cytotoxicity based on Graphene Oxide and Chitosan loaded with proanthocyanidins”

Posters awards
1st place: Pablo Ruiz Orellana, Technological Development Unit, University of Concepción, “Photochemical evaluation and photocatalytic degradation of tartrazine in water with the hybrid TiO2-ACPB-CO2”

2nd place: Domingo Bindis, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, “Pyrolyzed carbon-based catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction using NP @ dopamine as precursors”

3rd place: Bárbara Arce, Department of Physics, Technical University Federico Santa María, “Resins with nanomaterials and their effect on the formation of biofilms”

This first multidisciplinary meeting was organized by the Chilean Carbon Materials Association (ACMC), the Latin American Carbon Federation (FLC), the Federico Santa María Technical University, the University of Valparaíso, the University of Concepción and the Technological Development Unit, UDT – UdeC.