Geophysics plays an essential role in the exploration and characterization of mineral deposits, providing key information on geological structure, mineral distribution and subsurface properties. This information is fundamental for decision making in the mining industry and contributes to a more efficient and sustainable exploitation of mineral resources.
In order to obtain construction permits in the state of San Luis Potosi, it is common to be required to perform geological risk studies that include geophysical methods. These studies are fundamental to evaluate and mitigate possible geologic risks associated with the construction site.
research, design, innovation, development and implementation of high-tech products, services and integrated solutions to strengthen energy security, sustainability, universal access to sustainable energy, increased energy efficiency, growth in the use of renewable energies and environmental protection.
Hydrogeological studies aim to identify optimal areas for water well drilling. Through a combination of geophysical techniques and geological analysis, the most suitable location for sustainable groundwater extraction will be determined. The study will focus on assessing the availability, quality and productivity of groundwater in the areas studied.
To train specialists in the theoretical and practical aspects of data analysis and data science, capable of collecting, cleaning, analyzing and distilling the information contained in the databases of health institutions.
Sensors for the Detection and Control of Specific Substances for Broad Spectrum Applications: Security, Bio-medical, Agriculture, Quality Control, Water Quality, etc.
The design and construction of these SERS substrates in the implementation of sensors for the detection and control of specific substances for applications in a wide range of sectors, under research and development at IPICYT, has resulted in the routine use of this technique by non-specialists (farmers, doctors, inspectors, quality control), by means of reliable and cost-effective nanostructured substrates, at prices competitive with those available in the market, with portable Raman equipment (point of care) and a library of SERS signals optimized for various specific areas such as Health and Biomedical, Agri-Food, Human Safety, Quality Control in various industries, Water Quality Control, etc.
Nano for Girls, Boys and Young People: Development of Educational Materials for Teaching Nanotechnology
The Nanosciences and Nanotechnology Project for Girls, Boys and Youth, led by the Advanced Materials Division of IPICYT, has developed a complete ecosystem of educational tools in the areas of nanosciences and nanotechnology. This ecosystem includes manuals for children and instructors, a mobile/tablet application, a laboratory practice kit, a website and content on various platforms, as well as augmented and virtual reality experiences. The main objective is to teach concepts, ideas and techniques related to advanced materials. The project is currently in a pilot phase, which encompasses the design and construction of teaching materials, content development, and implementation and field testing of laboratory practices. By aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Citizen Model, the Circular Economy and the Manifesto 2030, the project seeks to generate a holistic impact on the development of new generations and contribute to a more equitable and sustainable future. It also offers socially responsible companies the opportunity to participate in this education and sustainable development initiative.