• New master’s degree in biofabrication

    “Faro de Vigo” has just published an excellent article on the proposal for a “Master’s Degree in Biofabrication”, coordinated by our colleague Pío. It will be a multidisciplinary and interuniversity Master’s Degree, pioneer in Spain, which we hope to offer in the academic year 2023/2024.
    Its potential students will come from degrees such as Biology, Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Biotechnology or Veterinary Medicine, among others. Like the teaching staff, the group of students will be multidisciplinary, which will be very enriching.
    It will be the first degree of its kind in Spain and one of the few in Europe.
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  • Cycle of talks Women in Science

    Today, within the series of talks “Women in Science”, organised by the Faculty of Chemistry, together with the Alumni Delegation and the support of the Consello Social, Julia Serra will address the need to value the participation of women in science and technology and will show us examples of research in biomedical engineering developed by the “Novos Materiais” group.
    This intervention is one of those that we will be able to enjoy during the month of March. In which, every Wednesday, at 15.00 hours, scientists from the University of Vigo will show us their personal experience. 
    We can follow the talks in person from the auditorium of the Experimental Sciences building and also through channel 2 of UVigoTV.

  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    Today, the presence of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines is very low and has not improved in the last 10 years. This is why we feel it is more important than ever to celebrate 11 February, which is dedicated worldwide to giving visibility to the work of female researchers and scientists, thus providing female role models who can contribute to the choice of these areas as professional careers. Also to learn about the different factors that affect the current situation of women in STEM areas and to promote practices that favour their elimination and help to achieve gender equality in the scientific field.

    Throughout the month of February, almost 40 female researchers, supported by the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit of the University of Vigo, will give 65 face-to-face and virtual talks in 35 Galician schools. The New Materials group, as a multidisciplinary group with presence in a Technological Research Centre, wanted to participate more actively in this initiative and our researchers Julia Serra, Laura González and Sara Pérez will give several talks about their work and about the role of women in science and technology.

  • November 3, World Materials Day

    As every year, the first Wednesday of November is celebrated World Materials Day, with the aim of highlighting the importance of materials in our daily lives. And from the New Materials group we don’t want to miss the opportunity to present our new material, Bioheat, a biocompatible and heatable material that we hope will bring new therapeutic functionalities through the effect of controlled local hyperthermia.

  • “Fernando Calvet Prats” Award for BIOFAST

    The Royal Galician Academy of Science (RAGC) and the Xunta de Galicia have awarded the BIOFAST Project the “Fernando Calvet Prats” prize. This award is given within the Technology Transfer Awards in Galicia to highlight a successful case of technology transfer of a research group. Congratulations to all!

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  • “Biomaterials: from concept to clinic” (5th edition)

    We have just finished the 5th edition of the MOOC online course “Biomaterials: from concept to clinic”, our most international edition, with a total of 98 participants. Thanks to all, we hope that expectations were met and that it was of interest.

  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    Today 11th February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. From the New Materials group we want to celebrate it with all women scientists and researchers and we can’t think of a better way than with this short video made by our colleague Paulino.

    “Defend your right to think, because even thinking wrongly is better than not thinking at all”.
    Hypatia of Alexandria, first scientist in history

  • “Biomaterials: from concept to clinic” (5th edition)

    The 5th edition of the On-line MOOC “Biomaterials: from concept to clinic”, organised by the Novos Materiais group in collaboration with the REDE GALEGA DE BIOMATERIAIS and the LABORATORIO TRANSFRONTERIZO DE BIOTECNOLOGÍA MARINA (BLUEBIOLAB) will start on March 1st.

    Registration is free in the following link

  • Results of the CVMAR+i Project
    Next Tuesday 15th December, the FA3 group will participate in an event related to our EU-Interreg CVMAR+I project on “Industrial Possibilities in the Valorisation of Resources Marines” ! The event will take place in the Centre Tecnológico del Mar CETMAR Foundation in Vigo.
    In the program you will find all the details
  • Punto Gal Spin-off Awards
    Six research groups linked to the three Galician universities that stand out for the quality of their work and their capacity for innovation in the development of their work are participating in the 4th edition of the PuntoGal Spin-Off Awards, and among them is the New Materials group. Congratulations! New in GCIENCIA
  • Fa3 is now part of a new network!
    The FA3 – New Materials group is now part of a new network of groups and centers working in the field of nanoelectronics and photonics based on group IV alloys. The “Group IV Semiconductors Materials and Devices community” has a nice website, where you can also find information about us. We encourage you to visit it 😉
  • We have published a new book!
    We have published the book “ADVANCES IN BIOENGINEERING FOR HEALTHY AGING” with contributions in Spanish, Portuguese and English that can be accessed via or…/uploa…/2020/07/LibroIberos_2020.pdf It is a summary of some results obtained during our POCTEP project “Iberos” (Networked Bioengineering Institute for Healthy Aging). This research centre of excellence for a healthier future was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg V-A Spain-Portugal Programme (POCTEP) 2014-2020. More information about the project at and Congratulations to all the participants !
  • Congratulations to the students!
    Congratulations to the students who successfully completed our MOOC course in Spanish “Biomaterials, from Concept to Clinic” and will receive their official certificate. To those who could not finish it during the quarantine, we remind that there will be a new edition next year and we encourage to attend it. Since its first edition in the academic year 2015/2016 we have had approximately 650 students, mostly from Galicia and the rest of Spain, but also from Latin America. This shows the interest that the topic arouses. By the way, the videos of the course and many more can also be visited on our YouTube channel. DIVULGATIA.NUEVOS MATERIALES.FA3
  • Another batch fisnished!
    Yesterday we finished another batch of our reusable screens, disinfected and packed in the best way our infrastructure allows. In total we donated: 120 to the Alvaro Cunqueiro Hospital, 50 to the Hospital Clínico Universitario of Santiago de Compostela, 20 to the Romeo Dental Clinic, 10 to local police officers, 8 to the Quirónsalud Hospital in Pontevedra, and 6 to the Dental Clinic Dr. Manuel Peña, 2 to a pharmacy in Vigo. In addition we have printed and donated to the Alvaro Cunqueiro Hospital aprox. 60 “adjustable Ear Strap Extensions” to avoid the rubbing of those masks that hook behind the ears. We hope that our small but quick contribution is useful ! Remember that you can also contribute a lot by staying at home. O grupo de investigación “Novos Materiais” da Universidade de Vigo doa pantallas reutilizables a varios centros
  • We stop this virus together!
    Today we have delivered 10 units of protective screens with an explanatory leaflet to clinica dental Romeo so that they can use them in their emergency service. We hope that our small contribution will be useful !. Remember that you can also contribute a lot by staying at home.