Mariana Huerta

The conference EMMC17 has been canceled

In the light of the last events related to the COVID-19 situation in both Spain and Europe we are very sorry to inform you that we have decided to cancel the EMMC17 meeting in Madrid. It is a very sad situation since the conference pointed to be a great success! www.emmc17.org

First Year Assessment of Thomas Isensee , entitled “Three-dimensional needle network model for dendritic growth with fluid flow” – 17th of January, in the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract: In metals and alloys, complex solidification microstructures, such as dendrites, arise from a subtle interplay between phenomena occurring at much different scales: from atom attachment kinetics to macroscopic transport of heat and species in the different phases. As such, solidification

Seminar of Dr. Jennifer Patterson from BIOFABICS in Portugal, entitled “Next Generation Biomaterials for Health Care” – January 16th at 12:00 pm, in the Seminar room

Biomaterials are traditionally defined as materials that are intended to interact with biological systems, and a number of metals, ceramics, and polymers have been developed over the years as biomaterials for use in medical devices or implants. However, new challenges in application areas such as

Seminar of Dr. Monica Echeverry from the University of Shaghai Jiao Tong, entitle “Development of Biodegradable Magnesium-Based Supports for Stem Cell Therapy of Vascular Disease” – January 9th at 12:00 pm, in the Seminar room

Abstract: Magnesium (Mg) is a widely used material in industrial applications due its low weight, ductility and good mechanical properties. For clinical applications such as non-permanent implants Mg is considered as a good option because it is biodegradable and its degradation products are not

First Year Assessment of Alvaro Doñoro, entitle “Stable lithium-sulfur batteries through electrode and interface engineering” – 20th of December, in the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract: Rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have become one of the most convenient options for advanced energy storage technologies, getting to dominate the battery market. Nevertheless, they cannot satisfy the ever increasing demand of energy density that is needed for both nowadays and

Seminar of Dr. Ana González from Cambridge University – Emerson Inc , entitle “Meeting climate targets with both eyes open: How can we meet the growing demand for materials without destroying the environment?” – November 22nd at 11:00 pm, in the Seminar room

Meeting climate targets with both eyes open: How can we meet the growing demand for materials without destroying the environment? Presenter: Dr Ana González Hernández (Emerson) – Sustainability and Decarbonisation Manager. Collaborator and Author: Dr Jonathan M. Cullen (Resource Efficiency

Seminar of Dr. Enrique Martínez from Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA , entitle “Outstanding Radiation Resistance of Tungsten-based High Entropy Alloys” – November 5th at 12:00 pm, in the Seminar room

Outstanding Radiation Resistance of Tungsten-based High Entropy Alloys O. El-Atwani1, N. Li1, M. Li2, A. Devaraj3, J. K. S. Baldwin1, M. M. Schneider1, D. Sobieraj4, J. S. Wrobel4, D. D. Nguyen-Manh5, S. A. Maloy1, and E. Martinez6 1 Materials Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos

Seminar of Prof. Sabu Thomas from Mahatma Gandhi University (India) , entitle “Interfacial Modification in Nanocomposites to Tailor Functionalities” – October 21st at 12:00 pm, in the Seminar Room

Abstract: Interfacial Modification in Nanocomposites to Tailor FunctionalitiesSAbstract The talk will concentrate  on various approaches being used to engineer materials at the nanoscale for various applications in future technologies. In particular, the case of clay, carbon 

Andrea Fernández, National Youth Award 2019 – Environment

Our colleague Andrea Fernández explains in this video her research in the sector of the recycling of composite materials, for which she has obtained the National Youth Award 2019 by the INJUVE of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QoaDzpxYyU

First Year Assessment of Cristina Madrona , entitle “Intercalation of Carbon Nanotube Fibers: Exploiting Low-Dimensional Properties of Carbon Nanotubes in Macroscopic Yarns for Charge Transfer and Storage” – 8th of October, in the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract: The project topic is gas phase intercalation of carbon nanotube fibers (CNTFs), with the intention of enhancing their conductivity without introducing defects in the carbon lattice. Furthermore, the main structural parameters of bundles of carbon nanotubes required for an homogeneous

First Year Assessment of Iker Lizarralde , entitle “Dimensional Stability of CFRP Prepared by Infusion Processes” – 4th of October, in the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

The aeronautical structures manufactured by composite laminates experience damage as a result of the severe thermal and chemical conditions to which they are subjected during flight. Microcracks are one of the most common manifestations in terms of damage. Therefore, the study of its generation and

Women in 3D Printing in Madrid

The next meeting of “Women in 3 Printing” will take place at IMDEA Materials, on October 24th, at 5:45 p.m. Some of our researchers will present the projects they are working on, and then will be a tour of the facilities of the Institute.  Thanks to María Teresa Pérez Prado for the

First Year Assessment of Juan Luis de Pablos , entitled “Formulation, implementation and statistical analysis of material models for metals subjected to high strain rates and high temperature” – 26th of September, in the Auditorium at 12:00 pm

Abstract The commercial aviation industry is a field of innovation and vanguard technology application, in which competitiveness is a critical need. As a consequence, new materials and techniques take place continuously with the purpose of creating a significant advantage in relation to other

First Year Assessment of Alba Martínez , entitle “Integration and properties of carbon nanotube fiber electrodes and new electrolytes in dye-sensitized solar cells” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) are a promising alternative to Si solar cells, with efficiencies of 14% under sunlight and 28.9% under ambient light. DSSCs’ components can separately be optimized. One of the major challenges is replacing Pt-counter-electrode (CE), due to its

Seminar of Dr. Ysmael Verde from “TECNM México”, entitle “Doped carbon nanostructures for electrochemical energy devices” – September 13th at 11:00 am, in the Seminar Room

Abstract: Carbon nanotubes, graphene and graphene oxides have been under development due to their suitable properties to be applied in electrochemical energy devices such as supercapacitors, batteries and fuel cells. Recently, carbon nanostructures doped with heteroatoms have demonstrated to play

Seminar of Dr. Ricardo Lebensohn from Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA), entitle “FFT-based polycrystal mechanics models combined with data analytics and experimental integration” – September 10th at 12:00 pm, in the Seminar Room

Abstract: Crystal mechanics (CM) models, are increasingly used in engineering applications to obtain microstructure-sensitive mechanical response of polycrystalline materials. Full‐field CM formulations based on Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT) are an efficient alternative to CM

PhD Defense of Jingya Wang entitle “High throughput investigation of diffusion and solid solution hardening of HCP Mg alloys” – September 11th, 2019

The PhD Defense will take place, at 12:00, on next Wednesday 11th of September, in the seminar room of the Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, UPM. The dissertation is entitled “High throughput investigation of diffusion and solid solution hardening of HCP Mg alloys”. It was advised by Prof. Javier

Seminar of Zhouwen Zhao from Michigan State University, entitle “Critical Resolved Shear Stresses (CRSS) of Hexagonal Titanium from Nanoindentation Optimization” – July 18th at 1:00 pm, in the Seminar Room

Abstract: Titanium and its alloys are important engineering materials due to their low density, high strength, and good bio-compatibility. The study of critical resolved shear stress (CRSS) values of basal, prismatic, and pyramidal ⟨c + a⟩ slip systems has been a hot topic in the community as

Seminar of Dr. Enzo Liotti from the University of Oxford, entitle “In-situ x-ray imaging studies of solidification” – July 2nd at 12:30 pm, in the Seminar Room

I Abstract Synchrotron x-ray–based imaging techniques, such as radiography and tomography, have reached sufficient spatio-temporal resolution that they are now used almost routinely to investigate solidification in technologically important systems such as steel, Ni, Al, and other alloy

First Year Assessment of Akshya Kumar Pandey, entitle “Developing Ti- and Fe-based powders for laser additive manufacturing of ultrafine eutectics” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Decades of academic research has gone into developing ultrafine eutectic and near-eutectic alloys of the systems Ti-Fe-Sn-Nb, Ti-Fe-Co, Fe-Ti-Si, Fe-Ti-Zr-B, etc., with remarkable mechanical properties. However, no conventional casting process exists that can provide high enough cooling rates

Seminar of Dr. Manas Upadhyay from the “Ecole Polytechnique” (Paris), entitle “Micromechanical response during biaxial load path changes of stainless steel: insitu neutron diffraction and multi-scale modeling” – June 10th at 12:00 pm, in the Seminar Room

Micromechanical response during biaxial load path changes of stainless steel: insitu neutron diffraction and multi-scale modeling Manas V. Upadhyay1,*, J. Capek2, Anirban Patra3, Wei Wen4, Tobias Panzner2, Steven van Petegem5, Carlos N. Tomé4, Ricardo A. Lebensohn6, Helena van

Seminar of Andrew Cole Bergan, Research Engineer at NASA Langley Research Center, entitle “Establishing Predictive Capability for Progressive Damage and Failure in Composite Structures: A Perspective on Virtual Testing”- 21st of May, at 12:00 am in the Seminar Room

Abstract: Virtual testing by means of progressive damage and failure analysis (PDFA) of composite structures holds the promise of reducing the timeline for certification of composite structures by complementing experimental testing. The focus of this talk is on recent investigations conducted at

IMDEA Materials in the Fair Madrid for Science and Innovation.

From the 28th to the 31st of March, the Fair Madrid for Science and Innovation will be held at the Trade Fair Institution of Madrid (IFEMA) within the framework of the education week. IMDEA Materials participates actively in this important dissemination event for Madrid´s region, showing and

PhD Defense of Deng Xiangxing entitle “Development of new Cr-based hardmetals by liquid phase sintering and spark plasma sintering”, under the supervision of Dr. Andrea García-Junceda. 

The PhD Defense will take place, at 11:30, on next Monday 25th of March, in Carlos III University (Leganes) in the classroom  3.S1.08. The dissertation is entitled  “Development of new Cr-based hardmetals by liquid phase sintering and spark plasma sintering". Here is the link of the

First Year Assessment of Nana Chen, entitle “Microstructure evolution and deformation mechanisms in metastable beta titanium alloy” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract: Metastable β titanium alloys constitute a promising family of alloys due to their high specific strength, high damage tolerance, workability, hardenability as well as corrosion resistance that has attracted great attention worldwide. However, their deformation mechanisms still remain