The Research Group on Energy and Environmental Processes (GPEM) began its work on 2014. This group, located at the Schools of Industrial and Aerospace Engineering (Toledo city) and Mining and Industrial Engineering (Almaden city), was initially integrated by researchers and faculties from other research groups. GPEM’s researchers started the work in highly current research lines complementary to the lines of those groups of origin (Group of Fuels and Engines and Group of Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics).
Currently, GPEM is composed by 7 faculties, 3 research assistants, and several doctoral students. The group is organized into two sections: a) Thermal Engineering (integrated by 2 Professors, 3 Associate Professors, 1 Lecturer and 1 PhD research associate) and b) Applied Automatic Control (integrated by 1 Associated Professor (tenured), 1 Lecturer and 1 MSc. research associate).
GPEM group, originally integrated by faculties and researchers from different knowledge areas (Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Environment), has been the basis for the recent formation of three other research groups: MANTIS, MMMAIA & B, BIOINGAMB. Formation of these 3 new groups is effective since January 1st, 2020.
Currently, GPEM, MANTIS and MMMAIA new groups are integrated and support the also recently created Institute of Research Applied to the Aeronautical Industry, located at the Old Royal Weapons Factory, Technological Campus of the University of Castilla-La Mancha at Toledo city.
GPEM addresses research topics related to the recovery of residual energies in thermal machines, characterization of fluid sprays in different types of thermo-fluid-dynamic processes and their technological and environmental implications. It also addresses issues related to electronic control applied to energy and industrial processes.
Since its creation in 2014, GPEM’s current members have managed more than 1.159 M€ in institutional research projects, more than 0.24 M€ in contracts with companies, more than 1.9 M€ in research infrastructures. In summary, this funding has allowed the publication of more than 50 articles in high-impact journals, included in JCR, participation in more than 40 contributions to national and international congresses and contributing to the completion of 5 doctoral theses and the development of another 6 theses in course.
Initial GPEM group and people invited to the opening of its initial laboratory at the
Institute of Research Applied to the Aeronautical Industry (INAIA). March 15th, 2016.