Professor Nuria Espallargas is the co-founder and co-inventor of Seram Coatings, a company that makes thermal spray coatings of silicon carbide (SiC) possible for the first time. The first product, ThermaSiC, is produced in the pilot line and is currently being tested in several industries in Europe and Japan. It provides superior performance in extreme environments, increases product-lifetime in addition to reducing maintenance costs. Seram Coatings is a spin-off company of NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) where the chemical process leading to ThermaSiC was developed in 2012. ThermaSiC is now patented in several countries.