"Multiscale design of advanced materials"
Funding: Regional Government of Madrid
Partners: IMDEA Materials Institute (Project Coordinator), National Centre for Metals Research (CSIC), Materials Science Institute of Madrid (CSIC), Institute For Nuclear Fusion of the Technical University of Madrid, Technical University of Madrid, Carlos III University of Madrid and Complutense University of Madrid
Project period: 2014 – 2018
Principal Investigator: Dr. Maria Teresa Pérez-Prado (teresa.perez.prado(AT)imdea.org)
The main aim of DIMMAT is to leverage the complementary capabilities of several research groups of the Madrid region in order to configure a novel methodology for materials design that is more efficient than traditional ones based in trial and error methods. To achieve this ambitious goal, the DIMMAT consortium, coordinated by IMDEA Materials Institute, provides a multidisciplinary perspective which brings together expertise of seven research groups in Madrid in computational materials design, materials modelling, processing and characterization. The activities are carried out in collaboration with several companies, leaders in their respective sectors, such as Airbus, the Antolín Group, Industria de Turbopropulsores, Abengoa, Sandvik and Acerinox. The methodology for materials innovation that will be developed in the frame of the project will be applied to optimize the properties of several metallic materials and polymer-based composites, with applications in construction, transport and energy industries.