Javier González-Benito



  • Dr. en Ciencias Químicas en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Profesor titular
  • Teléfono: +34 91 624 88 70
  • E-mail: javid@ing.uc3m.es 
  • Despacho: 1.1.A.06
  • Dirección:

 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Departamento de Ciencia e Ingeniería de Materiales e Ingeniería Química

Escuela Politécnica Superior

Avda. Universidad, 30

28911 Leganés (Madrid)

 Javier González-Benito

Bio Sketch

J. González began his scientific career at the Complutense U. of Madrid in 1992 studying cyclodextrins inclusion complexes. He joined UC3M in 1993 and completed his PhD thesis on polymer composite materials based. He was specialized in characterization of polymers and composites. In 2001, he carried out a research stay with the Polymers + Technologies group at the U. País Vasco and later for one year at the Macromolecular Department of Case Western Reserve University studying dissolution processes of polymers. In 2003, he obtained a position as tenured at UC3M and began a new line of research on composite materials seeking new applications in dentistry. Thanks to a stay at the University of California Santa Bárbara in 2005 he was specialized in atomic force microscopy, AFM, being the head of the AFM Laboratory at the UC3M. In 2006 he created the research group "Group of Polymeric Composite Materials and Interphases", with the new line of research, Multifunctional Nnanocomposite Materials based on Thermoplastic matrices”. One of its biggest challenges has been to achieve uniform dispersion of nanoparticles within thermoplastic polymers. In order to do this, a new method based on high-energy ball milling was developed, being able to prepare and study new materials with special electrical and antibacterial properties with potential applications in electronics, medicine and food industry. Besides, he has made several basic scientific contributions with high impact. He studied macromolecular dynamics through the use of spectroscopic techniques and he developed nanoscale experimental methods for determining key parameters in the area of materials science, such as the coefficient of thermal expansion. In recent years he has collaborated with the Group of Chemistry of the University of Navarra studying antibacterial nanocomposite materials. At this time, one of his main aims is focused on developing new methods of preparation of nanocomposite materials based on a technique called "Solution Blow Spinning", SBS, which allows preparing polymeric nonwoven nanofiber mats with potential applications in medicine among others. In 2015, J. González joined the Biomaterials Group of the NIST (USA) to increase his knowledge on polymer preparation using SBS and cell adhesion using Single Cell Force Spectroscopy. He collaborates within the framework of a confidentiality agreement with the Foundation of the Health Institute of La Paz on a "Method of application of polymers in the healing process of biological tissues" and also with the Institute of Tropical Health of the U. de Navarra. He is a member of the Royal Spanish Chemical Society and of the Specialized Polymers Group. He has participated in more than 25 national, regional or European research projects, being the IP in 8 of them. His entire scientific career has allowed him to publish more than 95 articles in SCI journals, several book chapters, more than 80 communications to congresses and he participate as Editorial Board member of Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites Section of the scientific journal “Polymers” being also guest editor in two special issues.





  • Chemical basis of engieneering
  • Caraterización de Materiales y Defectos
  • Ciencia e Ingeniería de Materiales
  • Química I

                          -    Cincia  e Ingeniería de  Materiales - Caracterizacion de Materiales.

                          -    Microscopia de Fuerza Atómica.

                          -    Quimicia.


  • Análisis y Caracterización de Polímeros.
  • Microscopía de Fuerza Atómica.
  • Técnicas de de Análisis Térmico, Mecánico y Termo-mecánico.
  • Técnicas de Microscopía.


Últimas Publicaciones


  • Serra-Gómez, J.M. Martínez-Tarifa, J. González-Benito, G. González-Gaitano. "Cyclodextrin-grafted Barium Titanate Nanoparticles for improved dispersion and stabilization in water-based systems. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 18:24, 1-16 (2016).
  • R. Serra-Gómez, J.M. Martínez-Tarifa, J. González-Benito, G. González-Gaitano. "Structure and Rheology of Poloxamine T1107 and Its Nanocomposite Hydrogels with Cyclodextrin-Modified Barium Titanate Nanoparticles". Langmuir, 32, 6398-6408 (2016). 



  • F.A. Sanchez, M. Redondo, J. Gonzalez-Benito. "Influence of BaTiO3 submicrometric particles on the structure, morphology, and crystallization behavior of poly(vinylidene fluoride)". J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 132, 41497-41506 (2015).
  • D. Olmos, G. González-Gaitano, J. Gonzalez-Benito. "Effect of a silica nanofiller on the structure, dynamics and thermostability of LDPE in LDPE/silica nanocomposites·. RSC Advances, 5, 34979-34984 (2015).
  • P.D. Castrillo, D. Olmos, J. González-Benito. "Kinetic study of the intercalation process of dimethylsulfoxide in kaolinite". International Journal of Mineral Processing, 144, 70-74 (2015).
  • J. González-Benito, E. Castillo and J.F. Caldito. "Determination of the linear coefficient of thermal expansion in polymer films at the nanoscale: influence of the composition of EVA copolymers and the molecular weight of PMMA". Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 18495-18500 (2015).
  • E. Segura-González, D. Olmos, G. González-Gaitano, B. Orgaz, J. González-Benito. "Effect of kaolin nanofiller and processing conditions on the structure, morphology, and biofilm development of polylactic acid". Journal of Applied polymer Science, 132, 41497-41502 (2015).
  • P.D.Castrillo*, D. Olmos* J.González-Benito. "Mechanical characterization and fractographic study of epoxy–kaolin polymer nanocomposites". Composite Structures, 133, 70-76 (2015).




  • Kaolin-epoxy-based nanocomposites: A complementary study of the epoxy curing by FTIR and fluorescence. P.D. Castrillo, D. Olmos, J.M. Torkelson, J. González-Benito. Polymer Composites, 2010, 31(5), 781-791.


  • Composites formed by glass fibers and PS-modified epoxy matrix. Influence of the glass fibers surface on the morphologies and mechanical properties of the interphases generated. D. Olmos and J. González-Benito. Polymer Composites, 2010, 31(6), 946-955.


  • Phase-Separation Process in a Poly(methyl methacrylate)-Modified Epoxy System: A Novel Approach to Understanding the Effect of the Curing Temperature on the Final Morphology. D. Olmos, A.Loayza, J. González-Benito. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2010, 117(5), 2695-2706.


  • Effects of ozone in surface modification and thermal stability of SEBS block copolymers. C. Peinado, T. Corrales, F. Catalina, S. Pedron, VRS Quiteria, MD Parellada, JA Barrio, D. Olmos J. Gonzalez-Benito. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 2010, 95(6), 975-986.




  • Novel Polymer Composites Based on a Mixture of Preformed Nanosilica-Filled Poly(methyl methacrylate) Particles and a Diepoxy/Diamine Thermoset System. D. Castrillo, D. Olmos and J. González-Benito. J. Applied Polymer Science, 2009, 111, 2062-2070.


  • Crystallization and final morphology of HDPE: Effect of the high energy ball milling and the presence of TiO2 nanoparticles. Olmos, C. Dominguez, P.D. Castrillo, J.González-Benito. Polymer, 2009, 50, 1732-1742.




  • The effect of surface modification of silica microfillers in an epoxy matrix on the thermo-mechanical properties. D.Olmos, I.Mondragón, J.Baselga, J.González-Benito. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 2008, 22, 1443-1459.




  •  Visualization of the morphology at the interphase of glass fibre reinforced epoxy-thermoplastic polymer composites. D. Olmos, J. González-Benito, European Polymer Journal, 2007, 2007, 1487-1500.


  • Real dispersion of isolated fumed silica nanoparticles in highly filled PMMA prepared by high energy ball milling. P.D. Castrillo, D. Olmos, D.R. Amador and J. González-Benito.J. Colloid & Interface Science, 2007, 308, 318-324.          




  • The Nature of the Glass Fibre Surface and its Effect in the Water Absorption of Glass Fibre/Epoxy Composites. The use of Fluorescence to Obtain Information at the interface”, D. Olmos and J. González-Benito, Composite Science and Technology, 2006, 66, 2758-2768.


  • J. González-Benito, J.L. Koenig. Nature of PMMA dissolution Process by AcN/Alcohol cosolvent mixtures. Monitorization by FTIR-Imaging. Polymer, 47, 3065-3072 (2006).


  •  Cure Process and Reaction-Induced Phase Separation in a diepoxy-diamine/PMMA Blend. Nanoscale monitorization by Steady State Fluorescence and FTIR (Near and Medium range)”, D. Olmos and J. González-Benito, Colloid and Polymer Science, 2006, 284: 654-667.



  •  Kinetic Study of the Epoxy Curing at the Silica Particles/Epoxy Interface Using the Fluorescence of Pyrene Label”, D. Olmos, A.J. Aznar, J. González-Benito. Polymer Testing, 2005, 24, 275-283.


  • J. González-Benito, I. Esteban, Kinetic and Morphologic Study of an Epoxy/Poly(ethyleneoxide) System. Colloid & Polym. Sci. 283, 559-569 (2005).


  • Complementary Characterization by Fluorescence and AFM of Polyaminosiloxane Glass Fibers Coatings”, S.G. Turrion, D. Olmos, J. González-Benito. Polymer Testing, 2005, 24, 301-308.


  • Fluorescence response from anthracene labeled polystyrene to study its thermal transitions”, S.G. Turrión, D. Olmos, N. Ekizoglou, J. González-Benito, Polymer, 2005, 46, 4023-4031.


  • Fluorescent Labels to Study Thermal Transitions in Epoxy/Silica Composites”. R. Albalá, D. Olmos, A.J. Aznar, J. Baselga and J. González-Benito. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2004, 277, 71-78.


  • F. Mikes, J. González-Benito, J. Baselga, Fluorescence Monitoring of the Epoxide System Curing, J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys. 42, 64-78 (2004).

Honnors and Awards


  • Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering
  • Director of the post-graduate program in Materials Science and Engineering (Master and Ph.D.) of the University Carlos III of Madrid.
  • Fellowship of the Program “Estancias de Profesores de Universidad e Investigadores del CSIC y de OPIS en Centros de enseñanza superior o de investigación extranjeros y españoles del Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia”. Year 2005.
  • Ministry of Education and Culture (MECD) post doctoral Fellowship to research at in the Department of Sciences and Techniques of Physics-chemistry of the National University of Distance Education of Spain. Year 2002.
  • MECD/Fulbright postdoctoral Fellowship to research at the Macromolecular Science Department of Case Western Reserve University. Year 2001
  • Carlos III University Young PhD. grant to research in the Department of Chemistry Engineering at the Technical Engineering School of the Vasc Country University. 2001
  • Carlos III University Young PhD. grant to research in in Institute of Materials Chemistry of the Tampere University of Technology. Year 2000.
  • Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores grant to research in the Institute of  Chemistry and Biology Technology of University Nova de Lisbon. Year 1998
  • MECD grant to collaborate in the Department of Chemical-Physics I of the University Complutense of Madrid. Year 1991.
  • MECD scholarship from the course 1987/98 to the course 1990/91 to get the Degree in Chemistry