(email: rmoreno@icv.csic.es)


Laboratory: Synthesis & Colloidal Processing Group

Institute of Ceramics & Glass (Spain)

Address: Kelsen 5, 28049 Madrid, Spain



Professor Moreno’s interest lies on the synthesis of ceramic powders by sol-gel technology, combustion synthesis, microwave assisted hydrothermal synthesis, etc, as well as the colloidal stability and rheology of ceramic suspensions and their further shape forming of both structural and functional materials. He has developed a broad activity on several colloidal shaping techniques to produce bulk bodies by slip casting, pressure casting, gel casting or low pressure injection moulding, substrates by tape casting and lamination, and coatings by spin coating, dip coating and electrophoretic deposition. A specific goal of Prof. Moreno has been the optimization of suspensions stability and rheology to adequate those shaping processes to aqueous media. This includes also the activities carried out on EPD, in which Prof. Moreno led a pioneering research on aqueous EPD and determined the strong effect of conductivity on the EPD kinetics. Prof.  Moreno is author of a book (“Rheology of ceramic suspensions”, in Spanish), several book chapters and 200 papers in ISI journals.  He has given more than 40 invited talks and has been Associate editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and now is one of the editors of the Journal of the European Ceramic Society. 


Selected publications


  • T. Molina, M. Vicent, E. Sánchez, R. Moreno, “Stability and EPD of Concentrated Suspensions of Alumina with Nanosized Titania”, Key. Eng. Mater (in press).
  • B. Ferrari, R. Moreno, "EPD Kinetics: A Review", J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 30 (5) 1069-1078 (2010).
  • B. Ferrari, R. Moreno, "Electrophoretic Deposition of Aqueous Alumina Slips", J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 17 (4) 549-56 (1997).