"Virtual Materials Design"
Abengoa is an international company with headquarters in Spain that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating energy from the sun, producing biofuels, desalinating sea water and recycling industrial waste. Abengoa growth model is based on technological leadership.
As part of its long-term research and development strategy, Abengoa Research, in collaboration with universities and research centres, has launched and funded the Virtual Materials Design project. The project is aimed at the development of a simulation platform to perform virtual design, virtual processing and virtual testing of engineering materials to reduce the time necessary to develop and introduce new materials in the market. IMDEA Materials Institute is providing to the project its expertise in modelling of materials (atomistic, computational thermodynamics, phase-field, Monte Carlo, multiscale plasticity) to develop simulation tools at the nano, micro and meso-scale, with the main goal of obtaining a general multi-scale approach to integrated computational materials engineering.
Funding Organization: Abengoa Research S.L.
Project Period: 2012 – 2016
Principal Investigator: Prof. Javier LLorca