We are helping ITP Aero to produce the IPT (Intermediate Pressure Turbine) casing for the future Rolls-Royce UltraFan engine. So far, we have carried out the characterisation of the behaviour of the astroloy at containment and impact. Read more here.
Our colleague María Teresa Pérez Prado has been appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board of the European Space Agency (ESA). She will support the Agency as part of the Physical Sciences Working Group, particularly concerning their activities on micro-gravity research
We have partnered with e-Xstream to support the industry’s first microstructure modelling for metals
Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) is set to disrupt manufacturing as we know it. It is an engineering solution that spans across simulation disciplines and goes one step further in helping to tackle the challenges OEMs face in producing the ‘perfect’ part, whether that be time,
We are looking for post-doctoral researchers willing to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF), call 2020. Our Institute has a long track record hosting MSCA fellows and has obtained outstanding success rates in recent calls of MSCA IF. The following hosting
We received a high-level visit from Madrid Regional Government past Friday 21st of February, proof of their commitment to science and technology R&D.
Our alumny Miguel Herráez has received the extraordinary doctoral award of the course 2017-2018 by the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) for the thesis entitled ‘Computational Micromechanics Models for Damage and Fracture of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers’. Miguel received the award from the Rector
Our colleague Rubén Costa has reveived the Fundación Princesa de Girona award for scientific research 2020. The jury has recognized his work in the development of LEDs with biological components. Rubén Costa joined our Institute in year 2017 thanks to a the a talent attraction grant from Madrid
We got a 42% success rate in the last call of the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships! This means that 5 experience researchers will soon join our center to work in top-notch areas such as the functionalization of nanocellullose for smart materials, the next generation LEDs and lightweight
What if bacteria could produce cheaper, sustainable, and safer color filters for LEDs? LED lamps consist of a blue-emitting chip and an optical filter made of inorganic phosphors, rare earth minerals that transforms blue light into the white light we all use in our homes. This filter does not
Do you want to pursue a career in science and innovation? Are you interested in doing a PhD in an applied, close to market topic? Come and get to know the projects where you could work on!
Ignacio Aguado, Deputy presisent of the Madrid region, has shown his satisfaction about the results achieved by the 7 IMDEA Institutes since their creation about ten years ago. The Madrid regional government funds around 50% of the budget of all IMDEA Institutes.
Our Institute hosted past January 14th and 15th a workshop devoted to 3D printing of metals. The first day focused on the fundamentals, while the second day covered the many applications of this technology. World-renowned experts on the field participated in the event, such as Iain Todd (Director
Discover how our grandchildren's LEDs will be in this TEDx talk by our colleague Rubén Costa.
The recognition of our Institute as a ‘María de Maeztu’ unit of excellence started past December 16th and will run for an initial period of 4 years. The Spanish Excellence Programmes of ‘Severo Ochoa’ Centres and ‘María de Maeztu’ Units identify and promote excellence in scientific research.
Rubén Costa among the top 100 Spanish Economic Leaders for Tomorrow on the Choiseul Institute ranking 2019
Rubén Costa, head of our research group on Hybrid Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, ranked among the top 100 Spanish Economic Leaders on the Choiseul Institute ranking 2019. Ranking reflects leading Spanish professionals aged under 42. More information in this article by "Expansión" journal.
Past November 14th we hosted the 1st Annual Meeting of the Spain-China Joint Research Center on Advanced Materials. The goal of this initiative is to search solutions to industry problems related to advanced polymeric materials. During the meeting, the action plan for upcoming years was
Last Friday 15th of November we hosted one of the Technological Knowledge Conferences of ITP aero. These events are organized by the engines and turbines manufacturer in collaboration with its network of research and development centres. The day focused on experimentation and testing technologies
Cleis Santos explains in this article for RETEMA magazine the prototype of water purification based on carbon nanotube fibers we have developed in collaboration with IMDEA Energy (page 26 onwards).
Our colleague Juan José Vilatela explains in this article for "El Mundo" journal his research on nanocarbon fibers, an option for creating a sustainable materials future.
Our Institute has been recognized as a ‘María de Maeztu’ unit of excellence. The Spanish Excellence Programmes of ‘Severo Ochoa’ Centres and ‘María de Maeztu’ Units identify and promote excellence in scientific research. They seek to boost Spanish science by recognising existing cutting-edge
Our researchers will help the National Police solving a case in a new season of IMDEA-CSI. Next September 27 at 18:00 hours. Fancy joining us? This activity is part of the Researchers' Night Madrid 2019
Rubén Costa has been honored with the FEMS Materials Science & Technology prize 2019, which will be delivered during the EUROMAT2019 conference. The FEMS Materials Science and Technology prize is awarded to young European materials scientists or engineers in recognition of a significant
The Regional Minister of Education, Rafael van Grieken, visited our facilities past July 22. During his visit, he made balance of the current regional plan for research and innovation.
Our alumny Miguel Herráez has received the best PhD Thesis award by the Spanish Association of Composite Materials (AEMAC). His work was supervised by Carlos González and Claudio Lopes. Miguel is now working at the Laboratory of Applied Mechanics and Reliability Analysis (LMAF-EPFL) in Switzerland,
This article in "El Mundo" journal (in Spanish only) explains how research on new materials keeps revolutionizing the world we live in.
This article in madridiario (in Spanish only) explains how we achieve economic sustainability while preserving academic quality
Andrea Fernández, research assistant in the Composite Materials group, has been awarded the Youth Prize 2019 for environment category by the Spanish Youth Institute (INJUVE). Andrea explains her research work in this article for "Diario 16" journal
Our colleague Cleis Santos explains in this interview for Mujeres a Seguir the water purification technology she is developing.
Two new collaborative European projects have just been awarded to our Institute in the last call of FET open. FET open is a funding instrument for breakthrough ideas requiring multidisciplinary research that can enable new technologies in the long run. Ruben Costa will coordinate a € 2.7 million
Our Deputy Director, Teresa Pérez Prado, works in optimization of metallic powders. This interview in "El Mundo" journal explains the ultimate goals of her research activity. Source | El Mundo
From left to right; Ignacio Romero (Director of IMDEA Materials), Rodrigo Santos, Jose Luis Jiménez, Anastasiia Mikhalchan, Moumita Rana and Andrea García-Junceda (Chair of the jury) We already know the winners of the 8th edition of the IMDEA Materials´ scientific imaging contest. This year the
IMDEA Materials participated in the V Annual Meeting of ITP Aero´s research centres that was held on the 28th of May in Lerma. The participants in this meeting, besides ITP Aero as organiser, were Fundación CTA, Ceit-IK4, UPV/EHU, Mondragon Unibersitatea, UPM and IMDEA Materials Institute. During
Our latest annual report is availabe. Check here our outcomes and activities during the past year!
Our Scientific Director, Javier Llorca, expresses his views about the next industrial revolution in this article published by «El Pais» journal.
The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table. Among the many activities that are being developed in Spain, the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) has just published an interactive periodic table where we can enjoy a short and didactic
Our new lab for alloy design for additive manufacturing is now in full operation. Including facilities for powder production, laser melting, post-processing and microstructure characterization at all length scales, and staffed with highly experienced metallurgy researchers.