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
IMDEA Materials Institute celebrated Science Week 2022 with a visit from students from Colegio Retamar in Madrid. The BIOMET4D and BioImplant-ITN projects were a focus of the activities with predoctoral researchers Ángela Castro María from the Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine group (Dr.
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
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
On the 3rd of November, the IMDEA Materials Institute held the first meeting of its Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) at its premises. This meeting served as a touch base for the initiative, allowing the IAB members to know some of the latest research and technological developments made at the
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
First Year Assessment of Carolina Pereira, entitled “Self-Reinforced PLA composites for biomedical applications” – 21st of October, 2021 – 12:00 pm
ABSTRACT: This First Year Assesment is focused on the development of biodegradable self-feinforced composites to be used in biomedical applications. Self-reinforced composites are considered a new class of composites in which a single type of polymer (or family) acts as both reinforcement and
IAB Talk: The next technology to make aviation cleaner by Jaime Fernandez Castañeda; October 27th, 2021
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 Jaime Fernández Castañeda, Head of Research and Technology of ITP Aero. The talk, entitled “The next technology to make aviation cleaner” will take
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 Jorge Valilla, entitled “Physical and thermodynamic simulation of Functionally Graded Materials” – 4th of October, 2021 – 4:30 pm.
On Friday, 4th of October, Jorge Valilla will present his FYA entitled "Physical and thermodynamic simulation of Functionally Graded Materials". It will be a fully remote (zoom) event, at 4:30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86733563907 Abstract: With the up and
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
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
PhD Defense of Wenliang Feng entitled “Na-ion Hybrid Energy Storage Devices Based on Nanoengineered Electrode” – September 7th, 2021.
The defense will be carried out online on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, at 12:00 pm. It was advised by Prof. Vinodkumar Etacheri.
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
Additive manufacturing, or 3D metal printing, allows to build ultralight and resistant structures with geometries that are impossible to achieve using conventional machining and processing techniques, including complex structures named “lattice”. These are three-dimensional constructions,
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 Rodrigo Santos entitled “Analysis of precipitation hardening in metallic alloys by means of dislocation dynamics” – June 21st, 2021.
The PhD Defense will take place the 21st of June, at 11:30 pm in the "Sala Verde" of the Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de la UPM. The dissertation is entitled "Analysis of precipitation hardening in metallic alloys by means of dislocation dynamics". It was advised by Dr.
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
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!
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
We already know the winners of the 10th edition of the IMDEA Materials´ scientific imaging contest. This year the best images were: Category of charaterization: With open arms, Monica Echeverry Category of simulation: Solid-liquid interfaces of Al-Cu dendrites growing from the
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)
PhD Defense of Jing Zhang entitled “Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Derived Hierarchical Hybrids as Fire Retardants for Epoxy Composites” – January 22nd, 2021.
The PhD Defense will take place the 22nd of January, at 12:00 AM. The asistance will be remote. The dissertation is entitled "Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Derived Hierarchical Hybrids as Fire Retardants for Epoxy Composites"
PhD Defense of Jaime Castro entitled “X-Ray Tomographic Investigation of Resin Flow in Liquid Moulding of Composite Materials” – January 15th, 2021.
The PhD Defense will take place the 15th of January, at 10:00. The asistance will be remote. The dissertation is entitled "X-Ray Tomographic Investigation of Resin Flow in Liquid Moulding of Composite Materials".
First Year Assessment of SeyedAbbas Jamali, entitled “Multiscale analysis of fatigue in Mg alloys” – 17th of December at 3:00 pm
Abstract: The main objective of this first-year assessment is to establish a strong foundation for the study of the role of microstructural attributes (grain size, twin density, and texture) on the fatigue behavior of the rolled AZ31 magnesium alloy in different orientations. The mechanical
First Year Assessment of Maral Sarebanzadeh, entitled “Role of the grain boundary on the deformation of magnesium” – 22nd of December, 2020.
ABSTRACT Understanding and describing plastic deformation in polycrystalline materials is fundamentally challenging due to the complex atomic rearrangements that must occur at grain boundaries. Thus, there is a significant need to develop new techniques to study, correlate, and describe
Last Friday, November 27, the Residencia de Estudiantes de Madrid once again hosted the activity that the IMDEA Institutes organize within The European Researchers’ Night in Madrid, coordinated by the Madrimasd Foundation for Knowledge. The activity of -Great Scientists on the “Big Screen” -
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
The results of the ENERYARN MSCA IF on multifunctional CNT fabrics featured by the European Commission
In the MSCA IF ENERYARN project, Dr. Anastasiia Mikhalchan worked on the development of CNT yarn-stretching strategies and new ways of studying energy-storing composite materials. The new methods addressed the alignment problem. Using them, the researchers team demonstrated that fabrics made of
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 Peikang Xia entitled “High Strain Rate Mechanical Behavior of Advanced High Strength Steels” – September 14, 2020.
The PhD Defense will take place the 14th of September, at 2:00 pm. The asistance will be remote. The dissertation is entitled "High Strain Rate Mechanical Behavior of Advanced High Strength Steels ". It was advised by Dr. Ilchat Sabirov.
PhD Defense of Lu Zhang entitle “Filler surface functionalization for flame retardant epoxy composites” – September 11, 2020.
The PhD Defense will take place the 11th of September, at 12:00. The asistance will be remote from 11:00 am. The dissertation is entitled "Filler surface functionalization for flame retardant epoxy composites". It was advised by Dr. De-Yi Wang.
PhD Defense of Elisa Fresta entitle “Beyond traditional emitters in light-emitting electrochemical cells” – September 9, 2020.
The PhD Defense will take place the 9th of September, at 10:00 AM, at the "Universidad Autonoma de Madrid" (UAM). The asistance will be remote. The dissertation is entitled "Beyond traditional emitters in light-emitting electrochemical cells". It was advised by Dr. Rubén Costa.
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".
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 webinar: “Microstructure prediction through multiscale modeling of solidification processing”
We are glad to announce the second episode of the IMDEA Materials Institute webinar series, that will take place the 27th of May at 12.00 pm Madrid time Damien Tourret, Researcher at IMDEA Materials & Marie Skłodowska Curie fellow (CINEMA, GA nº 842795) will talk about
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
IMDEA Materials Institute launches the first episode of a scientific - technological webinar series given by its principal investigators . The aim is to disseminate the knowledge we have acquired throughout the years in order to study, develop and process better materials that can contribute to
PhD Defense of Sergio Lucarini entitle “Micromechanics based fatigue modeling using fast Fourier transform based homogenization” – March 10, 2020.
The PhD Defense will take place the 10th of March, at 11:30 hr, 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".
Seminar of Dr. Laurent Capolungo from Los Alamos National Laboratory , entitle “Twin transmission across grain boundaries in Mg” – 9th of March, at 12:00 pm, in the Seminar room
Abstract Transmission of mechanical twins across grain boundaries in Mg is a mechanism that can facilitate intergranular crack propagation by providing a path to cracks along along the twin interface. Clearly, understanding twin transmission requires us to understand twin
PhD Defense of Hugo Mora entitle “Development and characterization of advanced thin coatings on nanostructured titanium for biomedical applications” – February 7, 2020.
The PhD Defense will take place today, at 4:00 pm, in the Aula Adoración de Miguel 1.2.C16, at the building Betancourt of the University Carlos III. The dissertation is entitled "Development and characterization of advanced thin coatings on nanostructured titanium for biomedical