13th European Night of Researchers in Madrid

Researchers from the 7 IMDEAS institutes will talk about the five EU Missions seen by them (part I). Our colleagues Isabel Gómez y María Dolores Martín (Lola) will be the protagonists of this great meeting. The presenters of this act will be our Director, Prof. José Manuel Torralba, and Prof.

Seminar of Prof. Douglas E. Spearot, from the University of Florida and current visitor at IMDEA Materials entitled “Simulating Plasticity in Metals at Atomistic and Mesoscopic Length Scales”. September 22nd, at 12:00, in the Seminar Room

Abstract:The development of accurate models and simulations of plastic deformation in metallic materials requires an understanding of the behavior of defects and deformation modes in metals at multiple length and time scales. In this presentation, recent atomistic simulation and discrete dislocation

Seminar of Prof. Alan Luo, from Ohio State University and Director of the “Lightweight Materials and Manufacturing Research Lab”, entitled “Lightweight materials and sustainable manufacturing: the role of ICME”. September 5th, at 12:00, in the Seminar Room.

Abstract: Lightweight materials including aluminum, magnesium and titanium alloys and metal matrix composites are increasingly being used in the transportation and manufacturing industries to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint. Emerging materials including high entropy alloys,

Seminar of Dr. Ivan Fernández, from Nano4Energy SL, will give a Seminar entitled: “Research and development activities in Nano4Energy: from laboratory-scale development of thin films to industrial production”. September 8th at 12:00 in the Seminar Room.

Abstract: Nano4Energy is a technology-based company with great international projection. The main activity of Nano4Energy is the technological development of coatings with high added value through magnetron sputtering technology and the implementation of said coatings in industrial coating systems;

Seminar of Dr. Jesús Ordoño, from IGTP, entitled “Lactate as a novel signal for cardiac tissue engineering and regenerative medicine”. July 26th, at 12:00 in the Seminar Room.

Abstract:The increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases on the world population urge the development of efficient new therapies for the reestablishment of the cardiac function. The heart has a very limited regenerative ability, and so lost cardiomyocytes cannot be replaced, thus causing

PhD Defense of Ignacio López, entitled “Hierarchical Microstructures to Overcome the Conflict Between Strength and Toughness of Hard Coatings: Tin/Ni as a Model System” – June 21st, 2022.

The defense will take place on the 21st of June, at 5:00 pm, at the University of Texas in Arlington. It will be online. The dissertation is entitled “Hierarchical Microstructures to Overcome the Conflict Between Strength and Toughness of Hard Coatings: Tin/Ni as a Model System”. It was

Seminar of Dr. Kendell Pawelec, from Michigan State University, entitled “Engineering Materials for the Translation of Biomedical Devices”. June 27th, at 11:00 in the Seminar Room.

Abstract: The goal of regenerative medicine is to control an individual’s healing response after trauma, working at the cellular level to repair damaged tissue. However, to successfully intervene in tissue repair, there must be a basic understanding of the types of signals cells receive from

First Year Assessment of Ángela Castro, entitled  ”Alveolar-Capillary Membrane Chip: a new perspective for the study of lung diseases” – June 17th, 2022 – 12:00 pm.

ABSTRACT: The current global pandemic (COVID-19) and other recent major epidemics, including SARS and MERS and the historical Spanish flu, are caused by respiratory viruses that affect the lung. To better understand the pathophysiology of these diseases and develop preventive and therapeutic

Seminar of Prof. Jesús Ruiz from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, entitled “Residual stresses and hydrogen embrittlement”. July 13th, at 12:00 in the Seminar Room.

Abstract: Residual stresses are those that remain in the material after external loads have been removed. To satisfy static equilibrium, they are self-equilibrating. Residual stresses are generated as a response of the material to inhomogeneous permanent inelastic strains. The latter will induce

Seminar of Dr. Monsur Islam from the Institute for Microstructure Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, entitled “3D shaping of carbon to engineered living carbon materials”. May 31st, at 12:00 in the Seminar Room.

Abstract: Carbon microelectromechanical system (carbon MEMS) has emerged as a technique alternative to silicon-based MEMS technologies in the last two decades. Although carbon-MEMS allows for the fabrication of 3D carbon microstructures useful for several applications, complex architectures are

Seminar of Dr. Mauricio Ponga, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia,entitled:”Computational design of ultra-strong high-entropy alloys manufactured via additive manufacturing processes”. May 11th at 12:00 in the Seminar Room

Abstract a short bio down here: High-entropy alloys (HEAs) are multi-principal elements materials that challenge the traditional alloy design techniques. Due to their large design space and ample mechanical, optical, electrical, and thermal properties, HEAs are exiting material systems to explore

First Year Assessment of Javier García-Pérez, entitled “Hydrogels and Nanocomposites for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicin» –22nd of April, 2022 – 10:00 pm

Abstract: Hydrogels are used as scaffolds in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM) for different applications such as delivery vehicles for bioactive molecules, space filling agents and as three-dimensional structures hosting cells to stimulate the regeneration of the desired

PhD Defense of Nana Chen entitled “Tuning the mechanical properties of metastable beta titanium alloys through the control of microstructure and deformation mechanisms”– 23rd of March, 2022.

The PhD Defense will take place on the 23rd of March, at 9:30 am, online. The dissertation is entitled “Tuning the mechanical properties of metastable beta titanium alloys through the control of microstructure and deformation mechanisms”. It was advised by Prof. Jon Molina. The assistance will

PhD Defense of Andrea Fernández entitled “Recovery and re-use of carbon fibres from recycled end-of-life epoxy based composites” – April 1st, 2022.

The PhD Defense will take place on the 1st of April, at 11:00 am in room “3.S01.08 “of the University Carlos II of Leganes in Madrid. The dissertation is entitled “Recovery and re-use of carbon fibres from recycled end-of-life epoxy based composites”. It was advised by Prof. Jon Mikel

First Year Assessment of María Dolores Martin, entitled “Microstructure-Topology-Mechanical Properties relationship of 3D printed Mg-based scaffolds for biomedical applications (TOPOMAG-3D)” – 18th of March, 2022 – 12:00 pm

Abstract: Magnesium and its alloys are promising biodegradable metal scaffolds for potential bone regeneration applications, such as bioabsorbable implants. However, for this to be possible, further developments are necessary. On the one hand, Mg tends to corrode at a high rate, leading to

IMDEA Materials in the Fair Madrid for Science and Innovation.

From the 2nd to the 5th 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, the 4th and 5th

3D printing session in Madrid

Next 16th of March, IMDEA Materials will host the first "3D printing session in Madrid". The event will showcase developments done by IMDEA Materials in the project MAT4.0, funded by the regional government, CDTI funding opportunities for companies, the success case of the company Addvance

“3rd PhD day” of IMDEA Materials

What can I do once I finish the Master? Why not do a PhD in materials? IMDEA Materials Institute invites you to learn about the relevance of doing a doctorate in a multidisciplinary and international research center through the experience of our alumni and collaborating companies such as ITP Aero,

First Year Assessment of Elahe Kazemi, entitled “Data-driven development to predict the structure-property relations of polymers with machine learning and Group Interaction Modelling” – 17th of February 2022 – 12:00 pm.

Abstract: In this research work, the combination of the data-driven approaches based on the machine learning method and the group interactions modeling is used to predict the thermomechanical and mechanical properties of the vast number of polymers. The macroscopic properties of polymers were

Seminar of Prof. Jaime Marian, visiting scientist at the IMDEA Materials, entitled “Elasto-plastic stochasticity: the role of atomic level fluctuations on mesoscale deformation properties in metals”. February 15th at 12:00 pm in the Seminar Room.

Abstract: Materials deformation is ultimately controlled by physical processes at the atomic scale. In many cases, these processes are controlled by fluctuations characterized by highly stochastic behavior. While we have learned to subsume this stochasticity into continuum laws that describe

Seminar of Dr. David Rodney, from the Institute for Light and Matter (Institut Lumière Matière – iLM) from the University of Lyon (France), entitled “Alloy plasticity: insights from ab initio and elasticity”. February 11th at 11:00 in the Seminar Room.

Abstract: Solid solution strengthening is a classical metallurgical process that has been brought to the center stage by the development of high entropy alloys. Solutes may affect dislocations at different levels, from their core structure to their long-range glide, depending on the alloy

First Year Assessment of Guillermo Dominguez, entitled “Degradation studies and biological cytocompatibility of biodegradable materials for tissue engineering application” – 4th of February 2022 – 12:00 pm

Abstract: Biodegradable materials are an option where problems related with permanent implants induce complications in the long term, especially for bone and cardiovascular application. Research have focused on different materials for these applications, such as bioceramics, polymers, metals or

Seminar of Dr. Javad Kadkhodapour, from Stuttgart University, entitled “Modeling advanced materials across length scales: toward an application-specific computational design”. January 27th, at 11:00 pm in the Seminar Room.

Abstract: The combination of experiment, simulation, and data plays an important role in the development and characterization of advanced materials. In the first part of the presentation, this combination and the implications of the activities for advanced multiphase steels are described and

Seminar of Dr. Jaime S. Sanchez from the University of Technology (Sweden), entitled “All-Electrochemical Graphene Composite Multilayers Deposited on Carbon Fibers and 3D-Foams for Energy Storage” – January 27th, at 12:00 pm in the Auditorium.

Abstract: Major breakthroughs in batteries would require the development of new composite materials, with a precisely controlled nanoscale architecture. These materials can be synthesized directly on the electrodes using electrochemical methods, allowing sequential deposition, high structural

Seminar of Prof. Bianchi Mendez from the Materials Physics Department of “Universidad Complutense Madrid”, entitled “Nano-heterostructures based on wide bandgap semiconducting oxides: Synthesis and optical properties ” – 26th of November, at 11:00 am in the Auditorium.

Abstract: Wide band gap (WBG) oxides are currently attracting a lot of attention due to both their versatility in achieving a nanostructured architecture as well as from their capability of interacting with the ultraviolet radiation. In this talk, I will present our latest results concerning the

Madrid Science and Innovation Week at IMDEA Materials 2021

One more year, IMDEA Materials will be present at the Madrid Science and Innovation Week, which will be held from November 1 to 14, 2021. This year we will make the activities in person! The activities will have the following subjects (November 4 and 11): • Trees! An extraordinary source of

Seminar of Prof. Carlos Molpecere from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Laser institute), entitled “Laser bioprinting from single cell to tissue engineering” – 29th of October, at 11:00 am in the Seminar Room.

Abstract: Laser bioprinting is a very promising technique that has demonstrated an outstanding cell viability. With an appropriate process parameterization single cell printing is possible with high spatial accuracy. In this seminar, current developments at Laser center UPM in the field of

First Year Assessment of Junchen Xiao, entitled “Predicting the fire performance of flame retardant polymer composites with data-driven approach” – 29th of October, 2021 – 12:00 pm.

Abstract: Functional polymer composites are applied in various fields in industry and daily lives. To overcome the main weakness of polymer materials, the high sensitivity to fire and other high temperature sources, flame retardancy is requested to the polymer composites. Generally, it is to

First Year Assessment of Xiang Ao, entitled “Surface Protective Coating for enhanced fire safety and fire structural properties of Vinyl Ester Resin (VER) based Structural omposites” – 28th of October, 2021 – 12:00 pm.

Abstract: The fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are gaining increasing popularity due to their high strength to weight ratio, weight reduction properties. However, the heat/fire vulnerability of polymer-bsased tructural composites brings abrupt mechanical properties reduction with

PhD Defense of Venkata Sai entitled «Nanoscale engineered electrode materials for high performance lithium-ion batteries» – October 15th, 2021, at 11:00 am.

The PhD Defense will take place the 15th of October, at 11:00 am in the “Sala de Grados, modulo 8, Facultad de Ciencias” of the Autonomous University of Madrid. The dissertation is entitled “Nanoscale engineered electrode materials for high performance lithium-ion batteries”. It was advised by

First Year Assessment of Carmen Martínez, entitled “The effect of mechanical strains on the catalytic activity of transition metals for the hydrogen evolution and the oxygen reduction reactions.” – 1st of October, 2021 – 10:00 am

Abstract: Catalysts design has been one of the most relevant issues for the hydrogen economy during decades, especially for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). These catalytic processes are controlled by the electronic structure of the catalyst, that can

First Year Assessment of Venkatesh Sivagnana, entitled “New high entropy alloy formulations developed using advanced powder metallurgy routes for high temperature applications” – 1st of October, 2021.

Abstract: High entropy alloys (HEAs) have recently garnered significant research attention due to the variety of properties they offer, including high strength, fracture resistance, thermal stability, wear resistance, corrosion resistance and irradiation resistance. When it comes to processing of

Seminar of Prof. Johan Christensen from the Carlos III University of Madrid, entitled “Vibrant future for acoustic and mechanical metamaterials” – 24th of September, at 12:30 pm in the Auditorium.

Abstract The boost experienced by acoustic and mechanical metamaterial research during the past years has been driven by the ability to sculpture the flow of sound waves and vibrations at will. Metamaterials, which come in all kinds of shapes and forms, have initially been designed for

Seminar of Dr. Harun Tüysüz from Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Germany, entitled “Tailor-made Nanostructured Catalysts for Photo- and Electro-chemical Energy Conversion” – 22nd of September, at 12:00 pm in the Auditorium.

Abstract: The particular research interest of the speaker is the design and development of well-defined nanostructured materials and studying their structure-activity relationships for sustainable energy related catalytic transformations. After a brief introduction, the focus of the first part

Science, the Planet’s best ally

We all have a responsibility to try to preserve our environment as best we can. However, if you are involved in research, your responsibility is even greater. At least that is what the researchers at the IMDEA Institutes believe. They will show what projects they are carrying out to ensure a

Seminar of Sergio Sanchez González from Northumbria University in UK, entitled “Metallic materials for biodegradable implants and antimicrobial surfaces” – 22nd of July, at 12:00 pm in the Seminar Room.

Abstract Metallic materials are of interest in the healthcare sector because they can be used for multiple applications including as biodegradable implants and as antimicrobial touch surfaces for hospitals and other healthcare settings. With an ever-increasing demand for materials that need to

First Year Assessment of Isabel Gómez, entitled “Synthesis and Characterization of inorganic nanowires via Floating Catalyst Chemical Vapour Deposition” – 25th of June at 12:00, 2021.

Abstract: The work presented is the result of a year studying the growth of inorganic nanowires by floating catalyst chemical vapour deposition (FCCVD) with the objective of applying this technique to the synthesis of metal oxide nanowires. The differences between substrated-CVD and FCCVD

First Year Assessment of Lucia Cobian, entitled “Experimental-Numerical Analysis of Polymer Based Lattice Materials Fabricated with Additive Manufacturing” – 24th of June, 2021.

ABSTRACT: Lattice materials are materials constituted by the repetition of small cells composed of structural units as bars, beams or shells, which form a lattice. The cell geometry can be designed to have an outstanding macroscopic response such as very high specific stiffness or energy

PhD Defense of Mario Rueda entitled “Experimental and computational micromechanics of fibre-reinforced polymer composites at high strain rates” – June 25th, 2021. 

The PhD Defense will take place the 25th of June, at 12:00 pm in the "Sala Verde" of the Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de la UPM. The dissertation is entitled "Experimental and computational micromechanics of fibre-reinforced polymer composites at high strain rates". It was

First Year Assessment of Keayvan Keramati, entitled “Race Tracking Study during RTM and predict it with machine learning by CFD generated data” – 28th of May, 2021 at 11:00 am.

Abstract: Resin transfer molding (RTM) is a closed-mold procedure in the composite manufacturing process. The resin enters the mold from the inlet port, and the gradient pressure of the inlet and outlet makes the flow move into the mold. A common disturbance that happened during the process is

2nd PhD meeting of IMDEA Materials

Do you want to develop your career in the field of science and innovation? Would you like to do your Doctorate in a more applied research and closer to the market? Come to see the projects you could work with us on next May 13!

Andrea Fernandez, Inflencer 20.0.

Our colleague Andrea Fernández, research assistant in the Composite Materials group, considered “Influencer 20.0”! She has been protagonist of this consideration because of her research to help others and try to make a better world. In the following link you can see all the information and

Seminar of Prof. Dan Mordehai from Technion (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering) in Israel, entitled “Microstructure-based Plasticity of Metals – Going from the Atomic to the Continuum Scale” – 22nd of April, at 12:00 pm in the Auditorium

Abstract: Microstructural defects on the atomic level are known to be responsible to the macroscopic deformation of metals. Despite, the study of microstructure-based plasticity of metals is still a great challenge owing to the multiphysics and multiscale nature of plasticity. In this talk, I

First Year Assessment of Andres Sierra, entitled “Microstructural design in novel stainless steels via quenching and partitioning to improve their mechanical properties” – 12 of March, 2021.

Abstract: The quenching and partitioning (Q&P) process is a relatively new heat treatment (2003) aimed at the creation of a multi-phase microstructure of tempered martensite and stabilized retained austenite. This microstructure enhances the mechanical properties of the steel, achieving an

First Year Assessment of Alvaro Méndez, entitled “Harder and tougher AlTi(B)N coatings deposited by HiPIMS for high temperature applications” – 1st of February, 2021, at 12:00.

Abstract: A novel series of multilayered nanocomposite materials based on the AlTiN system with high Al content and the addition of B as the successful element for obtaining the amorphous phase are presented. The coatings were grown using co-deposition reactive HiPIMS from an alloyed TiAl(X)

The European night of researchers in Madrid

Researchers from the 7 IMDEAS institutes will talk about great researchers who have been or could be protagonists on the big screen. Our colleagues Monica Echeverry and Eugenia Nieto will be the protagonists of this great meeting. It will take place on November 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

First Year Assessment of Xiaolu Li, entitled “Highly-sensitive Flame-retardant Smart Sensor for Early Warning Fire Detection to Polymer-based Materials” – 23th of November at 2:30 pm

Abstract Fire hazard is one of the major disasters that threaten public safety seriously. Once a fire occurs, the fire will spread quickly along some flammable materials, which bring much difficulty to control the fire. The fire hazard will cause casualties, considerable property loss and medical

PhD Defense of Yunfu Ou entitled “Hybrid FRP/CNT veil hierarchical composites with enhanced interlaminar properties and integrated multifunctionalities” – November 20th, 2020. 

The PhD Defense will take place the 20th of November, at 12:00. The asistance will be remote. The dissertation is entitled "Hybrid FRP/CNT veil hierarchical composites with enhanced interlaminar properties and integrated multifunctionalities" Abstract: While FRP composites are extensively

Madrid Science and Innovation Week at IMDEA Materials

One more year, IMDEA Materials will have the Madrid Science and Innovation Week, which will be held from the 2nd to the 15th of November , 2020. This year the activities will be online with the following subjects: "Challenges of 3D printing of high strength composite materials" (November 3 and

PhD Defense of Barbara Bellón entitle “Multiscale Experimental Characterization and Modelling Validation of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Engineering Alloys” – September 8, 2020.

The PhD Defense will take place the 8th of September, at 4:00 pm, in the "Sala Verde" (1st floor) of the "Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos". The dissertation is entitled "Micromechanics based fatigue modeling using fast Fourier transform based homogenization".

Webinars on the dynamic properties of composites

Throughout July we will organize 4 webinars within the framework of the DYNACOMP project: 8, 15, 22 & 29 July These series of four free webinars aim providing specialized engineers and researchers in the field with a rapid knowledge of the state-of-the art regarding dynamic behavior of

IMDEA Materials opens a Technology Transfer and Innovation Unit

As part of our strategic plan 2020-2025, we have recently opened a Technology Transfer and Innovation Unit (TTIU) to promote and support the commercial exploitation of the R&D results obtained within our projects. The head of the TTIU, Dr. Javier Rubio, joined the Institute on the 1st of March

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

Experimentation Conference of ITP Aero

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

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