María Bendito Haro

The current research project is a symbolic and iconographic exploration of the Tower of Babel myth as a metaphor of man’s relationship with the universe. It revolves around the artistic image of the Tower of Babel and has, as basis of thinking, the understanding of the world in the Euro-American history, which ultimately refers to the history of metaphorical knowledge. …

Thin AlN diffusion barrier for carbon nanotubes growth over stainless steel substrate

Luis Fernando Pantoja Suárez, Islam Alshaikh

Nowadays, there are diverse kinds of diffusion barriers (DB) to avoid the migration (diffusion) of catalyst atoms inside the substrate during the annealing process before starting the carbon nanotubes (CNTs) growth using PECVD process. Different oxides and nitrides can be used as a DB. We have compared aluminum oxide (Al2O3) and aluminum nitride (AlN), which act very well over different …

Evaluar para y desde la realidad: hacia prácticas de evaluación auténticas y sostenibles

Esperanza Mejías Macías

La evaluación tiene una influencia innegable sobre los procesos de enseñanza y aprendizaje. El simple hecho de determinar qué queremos valorar y con qué propósito lo haremos condiciona desde la programación de actividades hasta el comportamiento de los alumnos. Por este motivo el análisis de las actividades de evaluación (qué, cuándo, cómo y por qué evaluamos a nuestros alumnos) es …

Identification of ap2-hs as the master regulator of heat shock response in Plasmodium falciparum parasites

Elisabet Tintó Font

Plasmodium falciparum, the causal agent of malaria, is frequently exposed to changes of temperature during its life cycle such as the cyclical fever episodes that occur in many infected patients. Different parasite lines vary in their survival rates to high febrile temperatures, but the mechanism by which some are more resistant than others remains unknown. Next generation sequencing analysis of …

Inducing sexual conversion in Plasmodium falciparum.

Oriol Llorà

Plasmodium falciparum is transmitted to human hosts through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Inside the host it begins a chronic cycle of asexual growth within erythrocytes. During each asexual cycle, some parasites differentiate into male or female gamete precursors called gametocytes, capable of infecting a new mosquito and undergo sexual reproduction. The study of gametocytes remains challenging, mainly …

Design of Electric Motorcycle, Optimization of power converters with SiC technology.

Efren Fernandez

The implementation of a prototype electric motorcycle is presented, In addition, use of silicon carbide technology is analyzed for the purpose of improving efficiency in the power converter system. The main objective is to obtain a final product that meets the standards of safety and quality to reach mass production and improve the mobility of persons and university students.


Mònica Sanromà Giménez, Santiago Domínguez García, Jordi Mogas Recalde

SIMUL@B: 3D simulations laboratory for the digital teaching competence development is an I+D project funded by Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad del Gobierno de España (Ref. EDU2013-42223-P) and developed by the Applied Research Group in Education and Technology (ARGET) (Ref. 2014SGR1399) from Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona) with the collaboration of two more universities: Universitat de Lleida and Universitat d’Andorra. …

The Entrepreneur and Inverstor Relationship in Equity Crowdfunding. Agency or Trust concerns?

Hubert Augusto Joo Kitano

Crowdfunding can be considered a new and creative source of funding that has today become increasingly available for entrepreneurs looking to finance their venture through equity. As a concept the crowdfunding phenomenon is quite new but has developed and spread significantly in the past years. The aims of the proposed research are: to analyze the agent and trust relations among …

Approaching the Impact of Multiple Stressors on River Biofilms

Ferran Romero Blanch

Freshwater ecosystems are threatened by multiple natural and man-made stressors (i.e. physical, chemical and biological stressors). Most of the studies performed so far evaluate the impact of stressors as individual entities acting on model species and originate estimates of “tolerable” concentrations such as the lowest observed effect concentration (LOEC) or the predicted no-effect concentration (PNEC). These studies neglect the fact …