- Date 7 Oct 2020
Lucideon is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Jesus Rodriguez Sanchez as Principal Technical Leader for Geopolymers.
Lucideon's geopolymer technology is just one of several proprietary material technology platforms it develops. The geopolymer technology platform uses a low temperature reaction to consolidate processed natural materials or industrial by-products to form a robust body with strength and chemical stability. Geopolymers are highly sustainable, and the technology can be applied to numerous applications, from encapsulating waste (including nuclear) to acting as an alternative production method for construction products and ceramics.
The new role will involve Jesus overseeing Lucideon's geopolymer technology development and projects. This will include providing both technical direction and assistance with the delivery of projects.
Before taking up his new position, Jesus was a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate on Innovative Cementitious Materials for Construction Applications. The two-year Associate collaboration was between The University of Sheffield and Lucideon, and part of a government-led Innovate UK programme.
During his Associate role, based at Lucideon's headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, Jesus developed licensable thermally insulating and non-flammable construction materials centred on ultra-low density geopolymers. Such was the success, several of these materials are in the process of further development for the market.
Jesus, commented: "Being an Associate at Lucideon was an exciting and rewarding experience. Supported by knowledgeable professionals, I was able to learn, develop, and put many ideas and skills into practice which led to a successful KTP project. I'm looking forward to future ventures at Lucideon."
From the University of Extremadura, Spain, Jesus has a BA in Architectural and Building Technology, a BEng in Materials Engineering, and a MSc in Mechanical Engineering. At the University of Oslo, Norway, Jesus gained a PhD in Physics of Cementitious Materials.