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UPC , currently referred to as BarcelonaTECH and commonly named just as UPC, is the largest engineering university in Catalonia, Spain - albeit encompassing other disciplines such as mathematics and architecture.BarcelonaTECH's objectives are based on internationalization, as it is Spain's technical university with the highest number of international PhD students and Spain's university with the highest number of international master's degree students. BarcelonaTECH is a university aiming at achieving the highest degree of engineering/technical excellence and has bilateral agreements with several top-ranked European universities.The Polytechnic University of Catalonia is a member of the Top Industrial Managers for Europe network, which allows for student exchanges between leading European engineering schools. It is also a member of several university federations, including the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research and UNITECH.The university was founded in March 1971 as the Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona through the merger of engineering and architecture schools originally founded during the 19th century. As of 2007 it has 25 schools in Catalonia located in the cities of Barcelona, Castelldefels, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Terrassa, Igualada, Vilanova i la Geltrú and Mataró. UPC has about 30,000 students and 2,500 professors and researchers.Template:When? Wikipedia.


Torres R.,Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics | Year: 2014

A general class of quantum improved stellar models with interiors composed of non-interacting ( dust) particles is obtained and analyzed in a framework compatible with asymptotic safety. First, the effective exterior, based on the Quantum Einstein Gravity approach to asymptotic safety is presented and, second, its effective compatible dust interiors are deduced. The resulting stellar models appear to be devoid of shell-focusing singularities. © 2014 The Author. Source


Method for producing a substrate with Au (gold) nanoclusters affixed to the surface thereof and substrate and catalyst obtained by means of said method. The method consists in preparing a solution containing, in disperse form, Au nanoclusters and, also in disperse form, a substrate with a surface functionalised with a polyelectrolyte that confers a net electric charge thereon, and in intensely agitating said solution to affix Au nanoclusters to the substrate surface. This results in a substrate that has a surface with Au nanoclusters affixed in disperse form, significantly without clusters. The invention also relates to a catalyst that comprises said substrate with Au nanoclusters affixed to the surface thereof. Said catalyst is particularly suitable for use in oxidation reactions.


In a first aspect, the present invention relates to an isolated aqueous enzymatic preparation obtained from the reaction of at least one oxidoreductase enzyme, preferably a laccase, and at least one natural or synthetic product, preferably a natural compound, said natural or synthetic product comprising, in the structure thereof, at least one phenol or alcohol group, which optionally has one or more hydrophobic chains, or at least one sterol group. In a second aspect, the present invention relates to the use of said isolated aqueous enzymatic preparation in the functionalization of the surface of paper or cellulosic substrates.


Patent
Polytechnic University of Catalonia | Date: 2015-07-09

The floating structure for supporting a wind turbine comprises a SPAR-type hollow precast monolithic body made of concrete prestressed by active reinforcement members having a cylindrical lower section (


Patent
Polytechnic University of Catalonia | Date: 2014-08-21

A system and method for scanning a surface and a computer program implementing the method. The method is suitable for performing the functions carried out by the system of the invention. The computer program implements the method of the invention. The system

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