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Our goal is to create unique and effective solutions to complex problems through the use of innovative technologies.

Materials characterization

Materials characterization, is a process by which a material’s structure and properties are probed and measured. Characterization techniques are classified as spectroscopy, diffraction and scattering, and imaging and microscopy. Principal features of the materials, i.e. details of their electronic structure, including atomic mass, their crystallography, composition, phase, and morphology contribute to the observable signals

Materials characterization is the process of measuring and analyzing the structure and properties of a material. It uses techniques such as spectroscopy, diffraction and scattering, and imaging and microscopy. These techniques reveal the material’s features, such as its electronic structure, atomic mass, crystallography, composition, phase, and morphology, which affect the signals it produces.

Physicochemical Studies

Because the properties of solids depend significantly on their composition, physicochemical studies is crucial in understanding and predicting the behavior of various materials and substances, It involves the measurement of various physical properties of systems, most often phase transition temperatures and other thermal properties (thermal conductivity, heat capacity, thermal expansion), electrical properties (conductivity, dielectric permittivity), and optical properties (refractive index, rotation of the plane of polarization of light).
At Copal we have all the technical means and the expertise needed to examine the physical and chemical characteristics of all kinds of substances and materials.

Scientific feasibility studies

Feasibility studies are crucial to determine the practicality and potential of a project, intervention, or innovation before investing time and resources in a full-scale evaluation or implementation. They help to identify and address any issues that may affect the success or viability of the project and provide useful information for designing and planning the main study.
Copal has a proven track record of conducting high-quality feasibility studies for various projects and sectors.We deliver reliable, timely and cost-effective solutions that meet your needs and expectations.
Our team of experts have extensive knowledge and experience in different fields and domains and can help you assess the viability, risks, opportunities and challenges of your project idea.At Copal we have all the technical means and the expertise needed to examine the physical and chemical characteristics of all kinds of substances and materials.


Our company is a leader in developing innovative solutions for the prevention and control of microbial infections. We have expertise in the fields of anti-microbials, phytosanitary, anti-virus, and water filters with anti-microbial polymers. Our products are designed to protect human health, animal health, and environmental health from harmful microorganisms. We use cutting-edge technology and rigorous testing to ensure the safety and efficacy of all our products.


Our company excels in nanotechnology in the following fields of science and engineering:

Nanoparticle synthesis: We use advanced methods to create nanoparticles with precise size, shape and composition, which can be used for various applications such as drug delivery, catalysis, and energy storage.

Materials with nanoparticles: We design and fabricate novel materials that incorporate nanoparticles to enhance their properties such as strength, conductivity, and optical performance.

Nano-doped polymers: We modify polymers with nanoparticles to improve their functionality and durability. For instance, we can create nano-doped polymers that are self-healing, antibacterial, or biodegradable.

Sensors for the detection of ultra-low concentrations: We develop sensitive and selective sensors that can detect trace amounts of chemicals, biomolecules, or pollutants using nanotechnology. Our sensors can be used for environmental monitoring, medical diagnostics, or security applications.

Sensors for early detection of Alzheimer's: We leverage nanotechnology to create sensors that can measure biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in blood or saliva samples.


Our Technology and Research Center (CTI) is a state-of-the-art facility that has a wide range of advanced equipment and technologies to support research and development in various areas. The CTI is divided into several sections, each of which is designed to meet the specific needs of researchers.

The section of electron microscopy It is equipped with high-resolution electron microscopes that allow researchers to study the structure and composition of materials at the atomic level. The section also has a scanning electron microscope that is used to analyze the topography and morphology of the samples.

The section of spectroscopy It is equipped with several spectrometers that allow researchers to analyze the chemical composition and molecular structure of materials. Spectrometers include infrared spectrometers, Raman spectrometers, and UV-Vis spectrometers.


Chemistry and biotechnology are an effective tool that allows us to create innovative solutions to problems in different sectors, such as the loss of agricultural productivity, pollution, new pests, diseases, decrease in green areas and biodiversity, etc. We specialize in the development of advanced biological technologies to solve these types of problems.

We use high-tech equipment:

AFM (Atomic Force Microscope)​

It is a microscope developed in the 80s of the 20th century, which allows us to know the topography of samples at nanometric size. Additionally, it can measure virtually any measurable force interaction, including van der Waals, electrical, magnetic, and thermal forces. AFM works by using a sharp probe tip to scan the surface of a sample and measuring forces between the tip and the surface. AFM can produce high-resolution images of a sample's surface, as well as measure surface roughness and other physical properties. It is a powerful tool for studying the properties of materials, including metals, semiconductors, polymers, and samples.​


Within vibration spectroscopy is Raman spectroscopy, which for years has been positioned as an excellent technique for identifying compounds given its speed in analysis, as it is a non-destructive technique that does not pose any risk to the operator. that requires very little amount of evidence and that offers molecular information. Matter, at the molecular atomic level, has quantized vibration energy in atoms and molecules, which, when conveniently stimulated with a beam of monochromatic light, produces a dispersion effect of electromagnetic radiation, offering a unique identifying signal for each material. The fact that each material has its own identifying spectral fingerprint allows us, at the same time, to propose this system as a forensic analysis for comparing contaminants with the places where it is suspected that a spill has been made, being able to recognize the origin of the pollution. This qualitative analysis is very useful for the identification of all types of compounds, being a technique widely used in the laboratory.


It is a spectroscopic technique that uses electromagnetic radiation in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions to study the absorption, reflection and transmission of light by a sample. UV-VIS-NIR spectroscopy is used to analyze the molecular structure and chemical composition of a wide variety of samples, including solids, liquids and gasses. It is a non-destructive technique used in a wide range of fields, including materials science, nanotechnology and biology.


Nanotechnology is, in essence, the production and/or manipulation of materials at nanometric size, that is, in the range of one billionth of a meter, below the size of viruses and close to atomic dimensions. Specifically, the most surprising effects of matter are found between 1 and 100 nm, in the diffuse threshold between Classical Physics and Quantum Mechanics, where matter behaves differently than it does at macrometric size. These quantum effects are varied and include the modulation of the dispersion of light that affects certain types of nanoparticles with specific sizes, shapes and materials, generally metallic, the interaction with the atoms or molecules of matrices of other materials to alter their properties. original physicochemical tests, or the possibility of creating sensors that intensify the detection of molecules up to a million times, considerably lowering their instrumental detection limit, among others.​

José Miguel Pérez Rey

Chief Operating Officer

José Miguel is an accomplished aeronautical engineer with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology from the University of New York and a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He has held several key positions in Airbus, including Head of Production in Seville, Spain and General Manager of MRO in Mobile, Alabama, USA. José Miguel has also been awarded a merit badge in Aeronautical R.D. and has worked as a Flight Test Engineer.

José Miguel’s career in aeronautical engineering began with his studies at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where he earned his degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology from the University of New York. After completing his education, José Miguel joined Airbus, where he held several key positions, including Head of Production in Seville, Spain and General Manager of MRO in Mobile, Alabama, USA. He has also been awarded a merit badge in Aeronautical R.D. and has worked as a Flight Test Engineer.

José Miguel’s contributions to the field of aeronautical engineering have been significant, and his work has helped shape the industry in many ways. His expertise in technological company strategies and production is a priceless value for COPAL Scientific.

Javier Garmendia

Chief Operating Officer

Javier is a lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in the professional practice of Technology Law and Intellectual and Industrial Property as chief auditor in compliance audits and professor at the Instituto de Empresa and ICAM.

As an expert in regulatory and forensic risk management of the digital environment, he has a different way of understanding support and accompaniment to clients, always aiming to find solutions that add value by optimizing their business and their time.

His professional career allowed him to dedicate himself to what he enjoys most, supporting new projects, new ideas and their launch to the market.

He has an extraordinary ease of getting involved in each project and a high capacity to work as a team member, always contributing with his strategic vision and knowledge in favor of future economic and social development.

Mercedes Iriarte

Chief Operating Officer

For 12 years, she has worked at the National University of Distance Education (UNED) in Madrid, as a teacher-tutor in different Chemistry Degree subjects, such as Physical Chemistry I: Atomic Molecular Structure (Principles of Quantum Mechanics), Physicochemical Instrumental Techniques o Physical Chemistry II: Spectroscopy and molecular statistics, among others. There, she was co-director of the course “Chemistry to Teach” within the platform of the University of Continuous Training Courses and continues to collaborate on the subject of Biospectroscopy within the Master of Chemical Science and Technology. 

She has carried out studies on the absorption of polluting molecules in the environment, in collaboration with the Environmental Biology and Toxicology Group of the UNED Faculty of Sciences, using UV spectroscopy of 4-methylbenzyliden camphor (4-MBC) and 2 -Hydroxy-4-methoxy-benzophenone (BP-3) in biological saline culture.

She has worked as a scientific researcher for the University of Alcalá de Henares and carried out the analysis of pigments and substrates using Raman micro-spectroscopy in the project “Contextual study of the paleolithic graphic manifestations of the Los Casares cave” (reference number: SBPLY/18/180801/000080).

Mercedes Iriarte has carried out numerous research projects at the Higher Scientific Research Council (CSIC), where she has also managed to synthesize metal nanoparticles for their application in molecular detection and has developed different types of nano-sensors for the detection of organic pollutants at low concentrations. persistent (POP), as well as a liquid nano-sensor for the detection of potentially carcinogenic solvents.