Abstract The Interrelated aspects of thermo-mechanical behavior with a specific focus on microstructural characteristics and defects, such as partial and total dislocations densities and grain-boundaries (GBs) that span the nano to the micro, and how these characteristics affect failure modes,
Seminar of Prof. Jesús Pérez-Gil from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), entitled “Molecular Biophysics of Biomaterials at the Respiratory Surface, in Health and Disease”. November 28th, at 11:00 am in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: Abstract: The delicate alveolar structure of the mammalian lungs is stabilized against forces tending to its collapse, thanks to the coating of a complex lipid-protein network assembled by the pulmonary surfactant system. This material, assembled and secreted by type II pneumocytes,
Seminar of Camila Aguiar Teixeira, from Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT) Germany, entitled “Measuring twinning stress of CoCrFeNiMn high entropy alloy by in situ micromechanical testing”. Next November 29th, 2023, at 4:30 pm.
Abstract: The equiatomic CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloy (HEA) and its derivatives have attracted attention fromscientific community due to their mechanical properties, also at cryogenic conditions. Extensivemechanical twinning is mainly responsible for their outstanding mechanical response under
FYA of Jorge Redondo, entitled “Effect of Elastic Strains on The Activity of Catalysts for the Hydrogen Economy” on December 15, at 12:00 am in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: The current hydrogen economy is in a phase marked by the lowrate and efficiency of the hydrogenproduction from water and the energy generation by hydrogen oxidationinto water. This first yearassessment explores the possibility of exploiting the change ofelectronical configuration due
FYA of Saumya Sadanand, entitled “Selective laser melting of fe-sbased bulk metallic glasses for energy applications” on November 29, at 12:00 am in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: The on-going energy crisis demands extensive research into new alternatives for enhancing the energy efficiency in electric motors. As a probable solution to this, soft magnetic materials (SMM) portray excellent properties with high saturation magnetisation (JS) and low coercivity
FYA of Burcu Ozdemir, entitled “Developing Multi-Functional Nanocomposites: A Data-Driven Exploration of Composition, Processing Parameters, and Property Optimization” November 24, at 12:00 am in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: Modern technology demands the development of strong and flame-resistant multifunctional thermoplastic-based nanocomposites that are also compatible with three-dimensional (3D) printing, as this method has become a standard production process in essential industries. This study tackles
FYA of Gabriel Zarzoso, entitled “FFT implementation of a microscopic chemo-mechanical model for damage in lithium batteries”. October 27, at 12:00 am in the Seminar Room.
Abstract Modeling the damage and fracture of materials has been a recurrent topic in solid mechanics and materials engineering in the last century. In the present there is a strong interest to extend these studies to model complex multiphysical problems including explicitly the effect of the
Seminar of Prof. K. Jimmy Hsia, from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), entitled “Overcoming the adhesion paradox with shape memory polymers”. Next October 23rd, 2023.
Abstract: Animals such as geckos can climb vertical walls or even move about upside down on ceilings. Such locomotion requires strong and ubiquitous adhesion between their feet and various surfaces, yet easy detachment when needed. However, current smart adhesives made of elastomers suffer from
FYA of Elena Sánchez entitled “Mechanistic Study of Electrochemical Si-Li Alloy Reaction for Solid-State Battery Application”. October 6, at 12:00 am in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: The active materials used in current LIBs fall short in energetic terms due to their limited uptake of Li, so further development of these materials is needed. In contrast to the insertion materials usually used in the LIBs, alloy materials are not restricted by the sites in the host
FYA de Miguel Hernández titulado: “Development of an autonomous laboratory for the preparation and characterization of nanocomposite materials”. El día 4 de octubre, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.
Resumen: Nanocomposite materials based on a polymer matrix and nanomaterials (as Graphene Nanoplateletes, 2D clays or Metal Organic Frameworks) acting as additives are an exciting type of materials that bring the opportunity to create plastics with better properties (mechanical, thermal,
PhD Defense of Joaquín Fernández, entitled “Advanced deep Learning technologies for the smart manufacturing of structural composites” – October 4th, 2023
The PhD defence will take place in the “Salon de Grados” of the Montegancedo Campus (Boadilla) where the Facultad de Informática is based (ETSI). The dissertation is entitled «Advanced deep Learning technologies for the smart manufacturing of structural composites». It was advised
Seminar of Prof. Nik Chawla (from Purdue University), entitled “Unraveling the Construction of Honeycomb in the Apis mellifera Using Time-Resolved X-ray Microscopy (XRM)”– next October 11th, 2023.
Abstract: Honeycomb has fascinated humans for millennia. It is a naturally engineered structure that serves as storage for the bees, a place for the queen to lay eggs, rear their brood, among a multitude of additional functions. Even though honeycomb construction has been studied, results have
Seminar of Prof. Samuel Hemery, from Institut P prime, ISAE-ENSMA, Université de Poitiers (France), entitled “New insights into the relationships between microstructure and mechanical properties in Ti alloys”. Next October 19th, 2023.
Abstract Titanium alloys are widely employed in aerospace applications owing to superior properties such as a high specific strength and a good corrosion resistance. In particular, the variety of dual phase microstructures obtained through different thermo-mechanical processing routes enables
Seminar of Prof. Christophe Binetruy, from Nantes Université (France), entitled “Complex flow phenomea in composite processing: experimental evidence and modeling”. Next October 5th, 2023.
Abstract Functional and structural parts, made so far with metals, have been progressively reengineeredby replacing metallic materials by discontinuous fibre reinforced polymers and continuous fibrereinforced composites. Polymer composites are usually divided into two groups, advanced (orhigh
FYA of Nabil Abomailek entitled “From aerosols to aerogels: A study on aggregation and gelation of floating 1D nanoparticles”. – September 29, 2023.
Abstract: Floating Catalyst Chemical Vapor Deposition (FCCVD) is a method for the synthesis of 1D nanoparticles, i.e., nanotubes and nanowires, in the aerosol phase. Specifically, 1-D nanoparticles grow on the surface of spherical catalyst nanoparticles while floating through a gas reactor. An
Seminar of Dr. Federico Bosio, from the Technology Innovation Institute (Abu Dhabi), “State-of-the-art of additive manufacturing research activities at Technology Innovation Institute and recent advances in developing the next-generation alloys for Powder Bed Fusion – Laser Beam”. September 25th, at noon, in the Seminar Room.
Abstract:Powder Bed Fusion – Laser Beam (PBF-LB) paved the way for developing the next-generation alloys achieving unique properties that could not be guaranteed with the traditional manufacturing routes. The conventional metal alloys utilised for cast and wrought processes did not take full
Seminar of Prof. Ameya Rege, from German Aerospace Center (Germany) & Keele University (UK), “Computational description of aerogels”. September 25th, at 11:00 am in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: Reconstructing the morphology of aerogels presents significant challenges if 3D visualizations of their mesoporous nanostructure are desired. Available microscopic and tomographic tools find it difficult to probe into all types of aerogels for the purposes of reconstructing their 3D
Seminar of Prof. Humberto Terrones, Visiting Researcher of IMDEA Materials, “The Amazing world of 2D Materials”. September 19th, at noon in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: We all are very familiar with graphene and carbon nanotubes and their extraordinary electronic and mechanical properties. Both materials are composed of sp2 carbon atoms; their structures look very similar locally but exhibit different properties due to the way their atoms are arranged
FYA of Jingyi Zhang, entitled “Carbon Allotropes Inspired Acoustic and Mechanical Metamaterials” – September 22, 2023.
Abstract: Systems with broken continuous symmetry in ideal lattices cannot be rectified through rearrangement or deformation. Topological metamaterials featuring nontrivial, artificially induced phase transitions have emerged as pivotal constituents for engineering these topological defects,
PhD Defense of Akshya Kumar Pandey, entitled “Development of Ti-Fe-based powders for laser additive manufacturing of ultrafine lamellar eutectics” – September 14th, 2023
The PhD Defense will take place at 10:30 am, in the Aula de Grados (Padre Soler), of the University Carlos III of Madrid in Leganes. The dissertation is entitled “Development of Ti-Fe-based powders for laser additive manufacturing of ultrafine lamellar eutectics”. It was advised by Dr. Federico
PhD Defense of Sergi Bafaluy, entitled “Binder Jetting: A Microstructural Perspective” – September 22nd, 2023
The PhD Defense will take place at 11:30 am, in the Concepción Arenal Building, room 14.0.11, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Getafe Campus.The defense will have a public part and a confidential part. The dissertation is entitled “Binder Jetting: A Microstructural Perspective”. It was
PhD Defense of Keayvan Keramati, entitled “Development and Experimental Correlation of Machine Learning Models for Diagnosis of Processing Disturbances in Liquid Molding of Structural Composites” – September 15th, 2023
The PhD defence will take place at noon, in the “sala Verde” 3.S01.08 of the E. T. S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid. The dissertation is entitled « Development and Experimental Correlation of Machine Learning Models for Diagnosis of Processing Disturbances in Liquid
The 5 EU missions seen by IMDEA researchers (II) at the European Night of Researchers in Madrid 2023
On Friday, September 29, in the auditorium of the Madrid Student Residence, researchers from the IMDEA Institutes will tell us what lines of research and what specific projects are being developed in their centers, directly linked to one of the five missions of the EU, whose common goal is to
PhD Defense of Syed Wahaaj Ali Rizvi, entitled “Bioabsorbable composite laminates of PLA reinforced with surface-modified Mg wires for orthopedic implant applications” – July 24th, 2023
The PhD Defense will take place at 10:30 am, in the room 3.S01.08, Building Rey Pastor (library), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Leganés Campus. The dissertation is entitled “Bioabsorbable composite laminates of PLA reinforced with surface-modified Mg wires for orthopedic implant
PhD Defense of SyedAbbas Jamali, entitled “Fatigue behavior and fatigue crack initiation micromechanisms of rolled AZ31 Mg alloy” – July 19th, 2023
The PhD Defense will take place at 11:00 am, in the Sala Echegaray, E. T. S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid. The dissertation is entitled “Fatigue behavior and fatigue crack initiation micromechanisms of rolled AZ31 Mg alloy”. It was advised by Prof. J. LLorca and Dr. A.
Seminar of Dr. Phuong Thuy, postdoctoral researcher of IMDEA Materials, entitled “Atomistic modeling and simulation method in Materials: Investigating MOFs membrane and Ionic liquids in supercapacitor”. July 7th, at 12:00 pm in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: The structures of materials play a critical role in defining their unique properties and applications. In particular, the engineering of materials to enhance their performance or understand their defect, dislocation, impurity, or catalytic activity requires knowledge of atomistic-level
Seminar of Prof. Peter W. Voorhees, from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA), entitled “A Verified and Validated Model for Grain Structure Formation During Additive Manufacturing”. July 6, at 12:00 pm in the Auditorium.
Abstract: The morphology of grains produced during metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) can be very different from that given by conventional processing and is central to controlling the properties of the final build. In addition, the interfacial velocities and temperature gradients found during AM
Seminar of David Tilve, from the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal -CNRS- (France), entitled “Electrical Properties of Nanocarbon Based Composites 3d Printed by Digital Light Processing”. July 10th, at 12:00 pm in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: Digital Light Processing (DLP) is an additive manufacturing technology based on a Vat photopolymerisation process. 3D objects are manufactured layer upon layer by projecting 2D light patterns onto a liquid photocurable resin. This fast and accurate process is usually limited to
Seminar of Dr. Alexandre Ponrouch, from Institut de Ciència de Materials in Barcelona -ICMAB-CSIC- (Spain), entitled “Calcium Metal Anode Batteries: Status and recent progresses”. July 11th, at 12:00 pm in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: Various metals have been used as battery anodes in electrochemical cells ever since the birth of the batteries with Volta’s pile and in the first commercialized primary (Zn/MnO2, Leclanché 1866) and secondary (Pb/acid, Planté 1859) batteries. Li-MoS2 cells, employing Li metal anodes,
Seminar of Prof. José Manuel Torralba, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Director of IMDEA Materials Institute., entitled “Past, present and future of metallurgy: towards sustainable metallurgy”. June 28th, at 12:00 pm in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: What role has metallurgy played in the technological development of our civilization as we know it? How is metallurgy linked to the so-called green technologies? How is metallurgy related to the development of new ways of generating energy? What significant challenges does metallurgy
FYA of Marcos Rodríguez entitled, “Laser Powder Bed Fusion of a Soft Magnetic Bulk Metallic Glass for Energy-Saving Applications”. June 19, at noon in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: Fe-based soft magnetic bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) have shown unprecedented magnetization saturation and coercivity values and are thus envisioned as potential candidates to increase the efficiency of electromagnetic components. Laser powder bed fusion (LBPF) allows to manufacture
Seminar of Prof. Yoji Shibutani, from Osaka University (Japan), ” How far the defect interaction between dislocation and GB affects the inside of grain?”. September 1, at 12:00 pm in the Seminar Room.
Abstract:The modeling of plastic deformation over the length scales has still been a challengeable problem. One of the most crucial defect interactions related to the plasticity is the reaction between the dislocation and GB, that is, GB strengthening of Hall-Petch law from the materials science
FYA of Jose Hobson, “Biobased flame retardants for high performance polymer nanocomposites”. June 12, at 11:30 am in the Seminar Room.
Abstract The increasing awareness for the reduction of environmental damage caused by synthetic polymers is contributing to the growth of sustainable biopolymer sectors. In the last decade, numerous research resources have been devoted to replace the fossil-based polymers available in the
PhD Defense of Giulia Lo Dico, entitled “Facilitating development of special clays by incorporation of machine learning techniques” – June 12th, 2023
The PhD Defense will take place at 12:00 am, in the “Salón de Grados - Edificio Padre Soler” of the University Carlos III of Madrid in Leganes. The dissertation is entitled “Facilitating development of special clays by incorporation of machine learning techniques”. It was advised by Dr. Maciej
Seminar of Prof. Rocio Mercado, from Data Science and AI division at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, entitled “Deep generative models for biomolecular engineering”. June 13, at noon in the Seminar Room.
Abstract:AI is transforming our approach to molecular engineering. Driven by the goal of accelerating drug development, our aim is to develop AI-driven molecular engineering methods which will enhance our approach to biomolecular discovery, such as drug discovery, drug repurposing, and chemical
Seminar of Dr. Guangyin Yuan, from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, “Research & Development of biodegradable Mg-based vascular stent”. June 30, at 10:30 am in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: Biodegradable magnesium-based stents (BMgS) present outstanding potential to revolutionize the treatment of coronary artery diseases, in which full recovery of arteries without long-term irritation of implants is anticipated for averting adverse events associated with the permanent
Seminar of Dr. Mark Flores, from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, (USA), “Multiscale Performance Characterization of PMCs and AM-PMCs”. May 29, at 12:00 am in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: Developing a multiscale paradigm requires careful investigation of composite materials at the microscale. Experimental approaches that capture progressive damage of complex heterogeneous materials would enable a new understanding of failure phenomena. To further enhance our knowledge, a
PhD Defense of Shruti Banait, entitled “Effect of Microstructure on Architected Materials Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing” – June 8th, 2023
The PhD Defense will take place at 11:00 am, in the “Adoration Room of Michael 1.2.C16” of the University Carlos III of Madrid in Leganes. The dissertation is entitled “Effect of Microstructure on Architected Materials Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing”. It was advised by Dra. Maria Teresa
Seminar of Dr. Carlos Doñate, from the University of Wuppertal, “Laser synthesized nanoparticles to enhance additive manufacturing materials: From ODS steels to plasmonic and magnetic polymers ”. June 23, at 12:00 am in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: Photonics, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials are considered by the European Commission as key enabling technology due to the transcendental fields where these technologies have proved their capacity to provide solutions, as improved sensors, imaging and treatment in medicine, or
FYA of Biaobiao Yang, entitled “Deformation mechanisms of dual-textured Mg-6.5Zn alloy with limited tension-compression yield asymmetry” – May 28, 2023.
Abstract: Despite that Mg has a lot of possible applications, the easiest deformation mechanism in Mg alloys, basal slip, can only provide two independent slip systems, leading to large plastic anisotropy and poor mechanical properties of Mg alloys at room temperature, restricting the
Seminar of Dr. Rebeca Hernandez, from the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (CSIC), entitled “Design of Polymer Hydrogels as Biomaterial Inks for 3d Extrusion Printing”. April 28th, at 10:30 am, in the Seminar Room
Abstract: 3D extrusion printing has evolved as one of the most employed manufacturing techniques for the fabrication of polymer scaffolds for applications in tissue engineering. Within the context, the selection of the polymer hydrogel to be employed as biomaterial ink is crucial and several
Seminar of Prof. Micah Green, from Texas A&M University, entitled “Using Radio Frequency Fields for Heating, Curing, Welding, and 3D printing”. May 12, at 12:00 am in the Seminar Room.
Abstract Carbon nanomaterials show remarkable heating rates in response to applied radio frequency (RF) fields. We can now show that these responses may be generalized across a wide range of nanomaterial-loaded structures, including carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers, and laser-induced graphene.
Seminar of Dr. Pawel Dlutko, entitled “Topological signatures of porosity”, and Dr. Bartosz Naskrecki , entitled “Growth functions of periodic space tessellations”– April 25th, 2023.
First Year Assessment of Wei Shao, entitled “First principles prediction of Al-based binary phase diagram” – April 21st, 2023 – 12:30 hr.
Abstract: Aluminum alloys have been the primary material of choice for structural components of aircraft,among which Al-Li, Al-Ni, Al-Co and Al-Cu alloy have attracted much attention due to theirexceptional fracture toughness, corrosion resistance and so on. Understanding the relationshipsamong
Seminar of Dr. Miroslav Zezevic, from “Los Alamos National Laboratory” (USA), entitled “Large Strain Crystal Plasticity Gradient Model Based on FFTs: Formulation, Implementation and Application.”. March 8th, at 12:30 pm, in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: Robust and efficient full-field crystal plasticity models (based on finite element or FFT methods) have been developed over the past decades, and were extensively used for simulating and understanding different material phenomena at the macro- and mesoscales. On the other hand,
PhD Defense of Chandrashekhar Pilgar entitled “Microstucture sensitive simulation framework for additive manufactured Hastelloy-X” – February 24th, 2023.
The PhD Defense will take place at 11:00 am, in the “sala verde” of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos. The dissertation is entitled “Microstucture sensitive simulation framework for additive manufactured Hastelloy-X”. It was advised by Prof. Javier
The third edition of the "City and Science Biennial" will be held in Barcelona and Madrid between February 21 and 26, 2023. The organization of the Biennial will be done with the collaboration of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, promoted by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
Seminar of Dr. Jacobo Ayensa, from the Tissue Microenvironment Lab (TMELab), entitled “Physically-Guided Neural Networks with Internal Variables: from material unravelling to applications in biomedical engineering”. February 20, at noon in the Seminar Room.
Abstract:Material modelling has been for decades the centre of scientific efforts in the field of computational mechanics. A high number of parametric nonlinear families have been proposed for modelling elastic and inelastic solids. However, model selection and parameter identification and fitting
Seminar of Dr. Pedro Díaz Payno, postdoc in the Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine group (BIOMET4D EIC Pathfinder project at IMDEA Materials), entitled “Swelling-Dependent Shape-Based Transformation of a Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells-Laden 4D Bioprinted Construct for Cartilage Tissue Engineering” – February 10, 2023.
Abstract: 3D bioprinting is usually implemented on flat surfaces, posing serious limitations in the fabrication of multilayered curved constructs. 4D bioprinting, combining 3D bioprinting with time-dependent stimuli-induced transformation, enables the fabrication of shape-changing constructs.
Seminar of Prof. Jordi Sort, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, entitled “Recent progress in voltage control of magnetism using magneto-ionics and strain: fundamental aspects and prospective applications”. February 3rd, at noon in the Seminar Room.
AbstractMagnetic storage systems and magnetically actuated devices are ultimately controlled by magnetic fields generated using electric currents. This involves significant power dissipation by Joule heating effect. Manipulating magnetism with electric voltage has an enormous potential to boost
Seminar of Dr. Charles-André Gandin, from CNRS & Mines Paris PSL, France, entitled “Multiscale modeling of laser-powder bed fusion additive manufacturing”. January 17, at noon in the Auditorium.
Abstract: Most of Additive Manufacturing (AM) are solidification processes. As a result of the phase transformations, usual metallurgical features of arc welding processes are found, e.g., textured structures, intergranular hot tears, deviation from thermodynamic transformation paths, … The
Seminar of Dr. Valentin Vassilev, new incorporation to IMDEA Materials, entitled “In quest of accurate modelling of complex potential-energy surfaces: a Computational Chemistry and Machine Learning approach” – January 20th, 2023.
Abstract: Accurate modelling of chemical and physical interactions is crucial for obtaining thermodynamic and dynamical properties of any chemical system, enabling a myriad of possible applications. Many of these applications are computationally prohibitive when using advanced Computational
Seminar of Dr. Joaquín García Suárez, from the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL), entitled “Data mesh refinement”. January 9, at noon in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: Model-free data-driven computational mechanics (DDCM) is a new paradigm for simulations in solid mechanics. One of the its advantagesis the fact that it avoids regression-based, bias-prone constitutive modeling. However, many materials do display a simple linear response in the
PhD Defense of Thomas Isensee, entitled “Multiscale modeling of dendritic growth kinetics with liquid convection” – January 18th, 2023
The PhD Defense will take place at 11:00 am, in the “Sala Verde” of the “Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos” of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The dissertation is entitled "Multiscale modeling of dendritic growth kinetics with liquid convection". It was advised by Dr.
PhD Defense of Mohammad Elahi, entitled “Computational Modeling of Powder Bed Fusion Manufacturing of Metals” – December 2nd, 2022.
The PhD Defense will take place at 11:00 am, in the "aula C" of the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales. The dissertation is entitled "Computational Modeling of Powder Bed Fusion Manufacturing of Metals". It was advised by Prof. Ignacio Romero and Dr. Damien Tourret. Here is
First Year Assessment of Shuanglan Du, entitled “Marine-derived chitosan-based thermosensitive hydrogels and their applications in anti-aging» – November 23rd, 2022 – 12:00 hr.
Abstract: Anti-aging has become an important research topic in the field of modern life science. Hydrogels are interesting to consider for anti-aging applications due to their unique structure. In recent years, novel hydrogels based on marine-derived sustainable materials have been widely
Seminar of Dr. Sandra Camarero, from POLYMAT Institute, entitled “Form Follow Function vs Function Follows form: a shift in tissue regeneration”. December 2, at noon in the Seminar Room.
Abstract:Tissue Engineering emerged in the early 90´s on the basis of fabricating designer biomaterial scaffolds to guide cell attachment, distribution, differentiation and the deposition of an extra cellular matrix (ECM) characteristic of the targeted tissue. Cells are capable of sensing
First Year Assessment of Wen Ye, entitled“High-performance Flame-retardant Microspheres (FRMs) via Controllable Core-Shell Structure: Preparation, Characterization and Mechanisms» – November 11th, 2022 – 09:00 am (online)
Abstract:A novel series of FRMs was synthesized by suspension polymerization which had coreshell structure and complete spherical morphology. The core material is composed of a variety of flame-retardant components, some phosphate ester flame-retardant such as BDP, RDP, TPP etc. (or several of them)
Seminar of Dr. Carlos Ruestes, Marie Skłodowska–Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellow at IMDEA Materials, entitled “Deformation mechanisms in metals – Insights from molecular dynamics simulations”. November 11th, at 12:00, in the Seminar Room.
Abstract:The interpretation of experiments probing the mechanical properties of materials is often limited by the lack of adequate tools for an operando inspection of the deformation mechanisms. Molecular dynamics simulations offer the possibility to track microstructural changes in great detail,
First Year Assessment of Mingyang Zhang, entitled “Fire safety enhanced electrolytes for lithium ion batteries: materials, methods, and mechanism» –October 27th, 2022 – 12:00 hr.
Abstract: The development of advanced composite solid-state electrolytes (CSSEs) is considered to be one of the most promising directions for achieving breakthroughs in lithium battery technology. To enhance overall performance of electrolytes, such as mechanical properties, electrochemical
Seminar of Prof. Jose A. Rodríguez-Martínez from the department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis from the University Carlos III of Madrid, entitled “Dynamic plastic localization and fragmentation of porous printed metals: impact experiments and multiscale modeling”. October 24th, at 12:00 in the Seminar Room.
ABSTRACT: Understanding damage, localization and fracture in ductile solids and structures subjected to high velocity impacts or blast loadings has importance in aerospace industry, military applications, civil engineering and geophysical applications. Meteoric cratering, explosive behavior of
First Year Assessment of Yuyao Liu, entitled “Development of biodegradable polymers for tissue engineering» –October 14th, 2022 – 12:00 pm
Abstract: Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are currently seen as excellent alternatives for the rehabilitation or replacement of damaged tissues through the use of scaffolds. However, it is still a challenge that how to select materials and their manufacturing methods to fabricate
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 Dr. Raymundo Arróyave, from Texas A&M University, entitled “Towards 3D+ Printing of Metals and Alloys”. June 3rd, at 12:00 in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: The current paradigm that guides much materials and manufacturing research is to optimize a materials’ (hierarchical) structure to accomplish a specific function and to then assemble different components made with different materials into ever more complex arrangements in order to
PhD Defense of Alvaro Doñoro entitled “Stable lithium-sulfur batteries through electrode and interface engineering” – June 17th, 2022.
The PhD Defense will take place on the 17th of June, at 11:00 am, in the “Salon de Grados” (Module 8) of the Faculty of Sciences of the Autonomous University of Madrid (Cantoblanco). The dissertation is entitled “Stable lithium-sulfur batteries through electrode and interface engineering”. It was
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
PhD Defense of Clara Galera entitled “Fundamentals of solidification during selective laser melting of aerospace alloys” – May 24th, 2022.
The PhD Defense will take place the 24th of May at 11:00 am in the José Echegaray room (sala verde) of the Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The dissertation is entitled “Fundamentals of solidification during selective laser melting of
First Year Assessment of Moises Zarzoso, entitled «Machine Learning-based Structural Health Monitoring of Composites»- May 19th, 2022 -11:30 hr.
Abstract: Neural networks are able to approximate nonlinear functions with accuracy. This makes them suited for many fields far from their origin in computer science.In this work we will apply these neural networks to composite materials from two different perspectives: top-down, for structural
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
The PhD Defense will take place the 4th of May, at 10:30. The assistance will be remote:https://short.upm.es/t3l99 The dissertation is entitled “Perovskite for hybrid light emitting devices”. It was supervised by Prof. Dr. Rubén D. Costa and Prof. Dr. De-Yi Wang.
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
PhD Defense of Abdulmalik Yusuf entitled “Quest for Fire-safe Lithium-ion Batteries” – April 22nd, 2022.
The PhD Defense will take place on the 22nd of April, at 11:30 am. in the “Sala Verde” of the Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos at UPM. The dissertation is entitled “Quest for Fire-safe Lithium-ion Batteries”. It was advised by Prof. De-Yi Wang. Here is the link to the school
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
First Year Assessment of Oscar Contreras, entitled “NiTi-based devices for biomedical applications” – 8th of April, 2022 – 12:00 pm
Abstract: In recent years, combinatorial materials science has had a major impact helping to accelerate the discovery and development of new materials. The combinatorial approach encompasses the combinatorial synthesis and high-throughput characterization methods. Among the different
Today, 24th of March, took place at IMDEA Materials the first "3 minutes Thesis Talk " 2022. This activity is an internationally recognized research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in 2008. It is an activity in which doctoral students present their research
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
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
The 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
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
First Year Assessment of Miguel Castillón, entitled “Simulation of Interface Problems: Phase-Field Fracture” – 11th of February 2022 – 12:30 pm.
Abstract: There are several problems in physics that involve the presence of interfaces between different phases and the evolution of these interfaces with time. These problems include phase transformation, solidification, fracture, Li-ion transport in batteries, etc. In this work, the phenomenon
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
IAB Talk: “HP 3D Metal Jet Technology – Binder jet added value” by Rocio Muñoz Moreno; January 17th, 2022
Within the framework of the different initiatives of the IMDEA Materials´ Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), we are pleased to invite you to the talk of Rocio Muñoz Moreno, European Metal Materials Lead of HP. The talk, entitled “HP 3D Metal Jet Technology - Binder jet added value” will take place on
First Year Assessment of Andrea Gómez, entitled “Microstructural design in lightweight steels” – 14th of December, 2021 – 3:00 pm.
Abstract Pollution is a problem that affects us, and every day is more necessary to take into account the reduction of emission to environment. One of the proposal to reduce the pollution is decreasing the weight of automobiles. To reach this objective, it is necessary to develop new materials much
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
First Year Assessment of Mohib Mustafa, entitled “Nonlinear full-field simulation of lattice materials”– 24th of November, 2021 – 12:00 pm
Abstract: This report identifies key ingredients necessary for developing a robust numerical framework capable of performing full-field simulations of polymer base lattice materials. Direct simulation of components manufactured out of lattice materials is not deemed suitable on account of high
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