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Laboratorio de Polímeros

  • Fondecyt  regular 1170226
  • Centro de Excelencia en Nanofibras: CEN LEITAT Chile 13CEI2-21839
  • Fondecyt regular 1150130 Development of polymer composites based on Graphene nanoparticles.Institución
  • FIA  PYT-2013-0018, “Preparación de un film inteligente con potencial uso en el sector de alimentos y agricultura”


  • K.Rojas,D.Canales,N.Amigo, A.Cament,L.M.Rivas,O.Castell, M.T.Ulloa,A.Ribes,P.A.Zapata* Effective antimicrobial materials based on low-density polyethylene (LDPE) with zinc oxide nanoparticles
  • H. Palza*, P. A. Zapata, C.Angulo-Pineda Electroactive Smart Polymers for Biomedical Applications
  • P. A. Zapata*, H. Palza , B. Díaz , A. Armijo , F. Sepúlveda , J. A. Ortiz , M. P.Ramírez , C. Oyarzún.  Effect of CaCO3 nanoparticles on the mechanical and photo-degradation of LDPE.
  • Zapata, P.A.*, Zamora, P., Canales, D.A., Quijada, R., Benavente, R., Rabagliati, F.M. Preparation of nanocomposites based on styrene/(p-methylstyrene) and SiO2 nanoparticles, through a metallocene–MAO initiating system
  • Palza H.*, Zapata P., Sagredo C. (2018) Shape memory composites based on a thermoplastic elastomer polyethylene with carbon nanostructures stimulated by heat and solar radiation having piezoresistive behavior.
  • Águila V.B.*, Vasco D.A., Galvez P., Zapata P. Effect of temperature and CuO-nanoparticle concentration on the thermal conductivity and viscosity of an organic phase-change material
  • Ortiz J.A.*, Matsuhiro B., Zapata P.A., Corrales T., Catalina F. Preparation and characterization of maleoylagarose/PNIPAAm graft copolymers and formation of polyelectrolyte complexes with chitosan.
  • Rabagliati F.M.*, Saavedra M., Galvez P., Canales D.A., Orihuela G.P., Zapata P.A., Cárdenas H.G. Preparation and characterization of some polymer/pharmaceutical-based composites. Part II ivermectin.
  • Zenteno A., Lieberwirth I., Catalina F., Corrales T., Guerrero S., Vasco D.A. Zapata P.A. Study of the effect of the incorporation of TiO2 nanotubes on the mechanical and photodegradation properties of polyethylenes
  • León A.*, Reuquen P., Garín C., Segura R., Vargas P., Zapata P., Orihuela P. (2017). FTIR and Raman Characterization of TiO2 nanoparticles coated with polyethylene glycol as carrier for 2-Methoxyestradiol.
  • Zapata P.A.*, Larrea M., Tamayo L., Rabagliati F.M., Azócar M.I., Páez M. Polyethylene/silver-nanofiber composites: A material for antibacterial films
  • Zapata P.A.*, Zenteno A., Amigo N., Rabagliati F.M., Sepúlveda F., Catalina F., Corrales T. Study on the photodegradation of nanocomposites based on polypropylene and TiO2 nanotubes
  • Rabagliat F.M.*, Cuevas M.V., Pérez M.A., Rodríguez F.J., Cancino R.A., Mardones G.A., Muñoz H.E., Saavedra M.A., Vidal M., Muñoz L.A., Canales D.A., Yañez D.A., Zamora P.A., Zapata P.A. Homo-and Copolymerization of Styrene and Styrene related monomers. Synthesis and Characterization
  • Palza H.*, Rojas M., Cortez E., Palma R., Zapata P. Nanoparticle reinforcement in elastomeric polyethylene composites under tensile tests
  • Fonseca C., Ochoa A., Ulloa M.T., Alvarez E., Canales D., Zapata P.A.*  Poly(lactic acid) /TiO2 nanocomposites as alternative biocidal and antifungal materials
  • Zenteno A., Guerrero S., Ulloa M.,Palza, H. P.A.Zapata* Effect of hydrothermally synthesized titanium nanotubes on the behavior of polypropylene for antimicrobial applications (ISI)