Activities

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

Winter School 3D Printing of Metals

Next 14th and 15th of January 2020, a Winter School on 3D Printing of Metals and Additive Manufacturing will be held at IMDEA Materials’ facilities. The program is divided in two parts: one focused on the Fundamentals and other on Applications. Get the program, all the information about the

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women in 3D Printing in Madrid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IMDEA Materials in the Fair Madrid for Science and Innovation.

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

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

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

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

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

Seminar of Prof. Anna Serra from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, entitle “Atomistic description of grain boundary dislocations and related processes” – At 12:30 pm, in the Seminar Room

Abstract: Grain boundaries (GB) are generally considered as static obstacles to dislocations and sinks for point defects and their clusters. But, in fact, the processes that take place at GBs is more complex and can reveal properties directly related to plasticity phenomena that go beyond the

Seminar of Prof. Eric Charkaluk (Directeur de Recherche CNRS – Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides & Associate Professor at Ecole Polytechnique in France), entitle “Thermoplasticity through the scales” – At 12:00 pm, in the Seminar Room  

ABSTRACT The Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes (TPI) applied to the mechanics of materials boomed significantly in France in the 60s and 70s, under the impulse of Paul Germain. The formalization of the Generalized Standard Materials, proposed in 1975 by Bernard Halphen and Quoc-Son Nguyen,

Seminar of Amaia Cipitria from Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam (Germany), entitle “Biomaterial physical properties in tissue regeneration” – At 12:00 pm, in the Seminar Room

Abstract: Cells respond not only to biochemical but also to physical cues, such as stiffness, geometry and matrix degradability. In-vitro studies showed that hydrogel elasticity or degradation properties alone can direct cell differentiation, while scaffold geometry can control tissue growth rate.

Seminar of Juan Pablo Fuenzalida from the University of Münster (Germany), entitle “Protein-based acoustic and photon spectroscopy: Applications from biomaterials to protein design” – At 12:00 pm, in the Seminar Room

Abstract: Evolution has provided us with the most abundant and versatile source of materials. In my talk, I will show how proteins can be used as labels and as building blocks. We will explore how an enzyme can be mutated and genetically conjugated to provide a tool for nanoparticle tracking and

PhD Defense of Marta Cartón entitle “Development and optimization of the properties of gamma/gamma´ co-based superalloys for high temperature applications”, under the supervision of Prof. José Manuel Torralba Castello and Prof. Mónica Campos Gomez.

The PhD Defense will take place,  at 11:30, on next Thursday 21st of February, in Carlos III University (Leganes) in the classroom 7.01.H01. The dissertation is entitled “Development and optimization of the properties of gamma/gamma´ co-based superalloys for high temperature applications". Here is

Seminar of Joshua Kiefer from Delft University of Technology, in Holand, entitle “An example case for Machine-Learning in Materials Science: A neural networks based framework for ‘smart’ computational micromechanics of composites” – At 2:30 pm, in the Seminar Room

Abstract: We shall present a ‘smart’ framework, developed to create surrogate models of complex phenomena in an automated way, based on a minimum amount of computer simulations. To do so, the framework combines Design of Experiments, Computational Modeling, and Neural Networks. While such a

Seminar of Dr. Christian Leinenbach from EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science & Technology), in Zurich, entitle “Microstructure control during laser additive manufacturing – what possibilities do we have?” – At 15:30 pm, in the Seminar Room

Abstract: During the last couple years, laser-based additive manufacturing (AM) technologies such as laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) and directed energy deposition (DED) have evolved from a mere prototyping technology to a real production technology that allow building parts with intricate 3D

Seminar of Dr. Lorenzo Malerba, from CIEMAT, entitle “On the radiation-induced origin of hardening and embrittlement in nuclear steels” – At 12:30 pm, in the Seminar Room

Abstract: Predicting the changes in macroscopic properties of steels subjected to irradiation is key for the improved and long term safety of nuclear power plants. Because of the inherent complexity of the processes involved, this is a long-lasting challenge for nuclear materials science.

First Year Assessment of Qi Wang, entitle “Design and preparation of nanocarbon/epoxy nanocomposites with advanced flame retardancy and mechanical performance” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract: Efforts were paid to obtain nanocarbon/epoxy composites with advanced flame retardancy and mechanical performance, and try to understand the mechanisms. In the first part of the work, when 20 wt% ammonium polyphosphate (APP) in the chosen flame-retardant APP/epoxy composite was replaced

Seminar of Prof. Kostas Danas, from The Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), entitle “Microstructured Magnetorheological Elastomers and Instabilities” -At 12:00 pm in the Seminar Room

Absract: Magnetorheological elastomers (MREs) are ferromagnetic particle impregnated rubbers whose mechanical properties are altered by the application of external magnetic fields. In addition, these composite materials can deform at very large strains due to the presence of the soft polymeric

First Year Assessment of Richard Schaeufele, entitle “Synthesis and Characterisation of Inorganic Nanowires and their Assembly into Macroscopic Structures” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract: SiNWs, which are rod-like structures with diameters between 1-100nm and lengths of up to several tenths of micrometers, are an auspicious approach to enhance solar cells, thermoelectric devices and energy storage devices. Their extremely high aspect ratio (classifi ed as 1D material)

The work “Deformation Mechanism Map of Cu/Nb Nanoscale Metallic Multilayers as a Function of Temperature and Layer Thickness”, done by some of our researchers, has been elected as best paper in structural materials for year 2018 by JOM journal.

IMDEA Materials Institute has received a new award. This time, an article signed by some of its scientists has been chosen as the best published in the international JOM magazine. JOM magazine is the communication organ of the TMS, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, professional and

First Year Assessment of Abdumalik Yusuf, entitle “Study of the influence of phosphorus based flame retardants on the flammability, thermal and electrochemical properties of gel polymer electrolytes” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract Today, almost every portable device is powered by a lithium ion battery. Despite the wide use of lithium ion batteries, they suffer from serious safety issues. Gel polymer electrolytes (GPEs) are one of the most promising candidates to solve safety issues such as fire and liquid

First Year Assessment of Donfeng Shi , entitle “Influence of alloying additions on the deformation mechanisms of Mg-X binary alloys” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract Magnesium is an attractive metal for various technological applications due to its low density (23% of steel and 66% of aluminum) and availability. Applications of magnesium in the automotive and aerospace industries aim for weight reduction and enhanced fuel efficiency. However,

3rd edition of the IMDEA Materials´ Innovation Award

The 3rd edition of the IMDEA Materials´ Innovation Awards was held the 28th of November in the Auditorium of its facilities. Each of the 5 candidatures had the chance to give a 10 minutes presentation to explain/defend, in front of the evaluation panel and rest of  IMDEA´s employees, why their

New bioresorbable materials for implant applications

Our Institute has started a new research line on novel bioresorbable materials for implant applications (see related news in Spanish). This work will be initially supported by the BIOIMPLANT project (funded by the European Union under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks).

First Year Assessment of Mostafa Barzegar, entitle “Multiscale Computational Mechanics of Hybrid & Non-hybrid Composites” – In the Seminar Room at 11:00 pm

Abstract: This study aims to increase the understanding of the tensile failure of unidirectional hybrid and non-hybrid composite when subjected to tensile loadings. To achieve this goal several models with increasing complexity have been developed and implemented and the effects of tensile loading

First Year Assessment de Xaquín Rodiles titulado “Molecular and chirality control of CNTs synthesized via FCCVD process”– En la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 hr

 ABSTRACT  Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been a focus of nanomaterial research over the past two decades, due to their wide range of potential applications. In recent years, studies have shown a high degree of molecular control of CNTs in terms of number of layer, morphology and alignment, as well

First Year Assessment of Clara Galera, entitle “Additive manufacturing of high strength aluminum alloys with ZrH2 addition” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract Additive manufacturing (AM) is a layer by layer process that has the potential to disrupt traditional fabrication methods. It allows fast manufacturing of three dimensional pieces from metallic powders, with great exibility of design, potential for weight reduction, fast production speed

First Year Assessment of Alejandro Rodríguez, entitle “Analysis of the nucleation and growth mechanisms of fatigue cracks in Ni-based superalloys” – In the Seminar Room at 4:30 pm

Abstract: Ni-based superalloys play an extremely important role in the aerospace industry due to their outstanding strength and chemical stability at high temperature. Most demanded components employed in jet engines are manufactured with these novel materials. Several statistical studies confirm

First Year Assessment of Cristina Gutierrez, entitle “Third generation γ-TiAl alloys for greener turbines: heat treatment and microstructure characterization” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

ABSTRACT The previous design of engines used for commercial aircrafts fan and turbine were driven with same shaft; new geared engines decouple fan and the low pressure turbine increasing angular velocity, and also centrifugal forces, so a change from conventional superalloy blades to lighter ones

First Year Assessment of Carmen Fernández, entitle “Rigid fluorescent protein coatings for highly efficient and stable bio-hybrid LEDs” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract Additive manufacturing (AM) is a layer by layer process that has the potential to disrupt traditional fabrication methods. It allows fast manufacturing of three dimensional pieces from metallic powders, with great exibility of design, potential for weight reduction, fast production speed

PhD Defense of Alfonso Monreal entitle ”Energy Harvesting Materials Based on Carbon Nanotube Fibre for Tough Electronics”, under the supervision of Dr. Juan José Vilatela

The PhD Defense will take place,  at 12 noon, on next Friday (26th of October) in the “sala verde”, on the first floor, in the Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, UPM (ETSI Caminos, Ciudad Universitaria)  The dissertation is entitled “Energy Harvesting Materials Based on Carbon Nanotube Fibre for

Seminar of Prof. Oana Cazacu, from the University of Florida, entitle “New models for description of plastic anisotropy of single crystals and polycrystals” – At 12:00 pm in the Seminar Room

 Abstract:  It is presented a rigorous framework developed for formulation of constitutive models. Based on representation theory for tensor functions and scale-bridging theorems, this framework enables the development of constitutive models that account for the influence of crystallographic

Seminar of Prof. Jesus Barrio, from the Ben-Gurion University (Israel), entitle “Rational Design of Carbon Nitride Materials by Supramolecular Preorganization of Monomers” – At 11:00 am in the Seminar Room

Abstract Over the past few years, graphitic carbon nitride (g-CN) has attracted widespread attention due to its outstanding electronic properties, which have been exploited in various applications, including in photo- and electro-catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, CO2 reduction, water splitting,

Seminar of Prof. Irene J. Beyerlein, from the University of California at Santa Barbara, entitle “Discrete slip crystal plasticity modeling of deformation in nanolayered materials” – At 12:30 pm in the Seminar Room

Discrete slip crystal plasticity modeling of deformation in nanolayered materials Irene J. Beyerlein1, Tianju Chen2, Rui Yuan2, Caizhi Zhou2,3 1 Mechanical Engineering Department, Materials Department, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara 93106, USA 2 Department of Materials

First Year Assessment of Venkata Sai, entitle “Nanoscale engineered electrode materials for high performance Lithium-ion batteries” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract Herein, highly ordered mesoporous pseudocapacitive electrodes for superior Li-ion storage are discussed. Hierarchical 1-D Co3O4nanorods of size ~20 nm with interfaces between the crystallites were synthesized using hydrothermal method followed by calcination. This 1D nanorods exhibited

First Year Assessment of Clara Galera, entitle “AAdditive manufacturing of high strength aluminum alloys with ZrH2 addition” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract Additive manufacturing (AM) is a layer by layer process that has the potential to disrupt traditional fabrication methods. It allows fast manufacturing of three dimensional pieces from metallic powders, with great exibility of design, potential for weight reduction, fast production speed

IMDEA Crime Scene Investigation

Researchers belonging to all IMDEA institutes solved a new crime in the activity "IMDEA-CSI" as part of the European Researchers' Night Madrid 2018. More information about the event in this podcast (radio show "Por tres razones", RTVE)

First Year Assessment de Wenliang Feng, titulado “Na-ion Hybrid Energy Storage Devices Based on Nanoengineered Electrodes” – En la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 am

Abstract In this study, dimension control and nanostructure design were applied in developing electrode materials for superior Na-ion storage. Firstly, hierarchical Co3O4nanorods with increased number of interfaces between individual nanocrystallites were prepared for enhancing pseudocapacitance

First Year Assessment of Maria Azzurra, entitle “Intermediate strain rate testing methodologies for composite materials characterisation” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 am

ABSTRACT: The main objective of this work is to create a physical platform for material characterization and parameter identification at macroscale as a function of applied strain rate, understanding how the strain rate affects the damage and mechanical response of three different composite material

Seminar of Prof. Piaras Kelly, from the University of Auckland (NZ), entitle “Advanced Composite Materials: manufacturing quality products efficiently” – At 12:00 pm in the Seminar Room

Abstract: Advanced composite materials are now used in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, marine, construction, transport and recreational sport. The ever-increasing pressure on producing quality parts effectively and efficiently has led to many innovations over the years in

Research Assistant Elisa Fresta awarded with best Master Thesis Prize

Research Assistant Elisa Fresta has been awarded a Prize for one of the best Master Thesis (year 2015/2016) from the University of Turin. The thesis was developed at both the University of Turin and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg under the supervision of Prof. Claudia Barolo and Dr. Rubén

New nanostructured material for capacitive deionization

Researchers from our institute have developed in collaboration with IMDEA Energy a new current collector-free  capacitive deionization architecture based on electrodes consisting of a porous metal oxide network interpenetrated into porous fibres of carbon nanotube. The full device has a large salt

First Year Assessment of Mario Rueda entitle “Nanoindentation impact testing methodologies for the high strain rate characterization of materials at the microscale” – In the Seminar Room at 09:30 am

Abstract: In view of the future application of polymer matrix composites for structural components subjected to impact loads, there is a need for development of experimentally calibrated constitutive models for polymers that include their inherent viscoelastic and viscoplastic behavior. These

PhD Defense – Miguel Herraez “Computational Micromechanics Models for Damage and Fracture of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers”, under the supervision of Prof. Carlos González and Dr. Cláudio Lopes.

The PhD Defense will take place,  at 12 noon, on next Friday (13th, July) in the seminar room of the Department of Materials Science at the School of Civil Engineering of UPM (ETSI Caminos, Ciudad Universitaria). The dissertation is entitled "Computational Micromechanics Models for Damage and

First Year Assessment of Verónica Fernández – Luna, entitle “Towards the understanding of FP-coating stability in Bio-LEDs” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

ABSTRACT Solid-state lighting (SSL) is one of the biggest achievements of the 20th century. It has completely changed our modern life with respect to general illumination (light-emitting diodes), flat devices and displays (organic light-emitting diodes), and small labelling systems (light-emitting

Seminar of Dr. Lukas Helfen, from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, entitle “Synchrotron Laminography: A Technique for In situ Observation of Damage and its Evolution Inside Engineering Materials ” – At 1:00 pm in the Seminar Room

Synchrotron Laminography: A Technique for In situObservation of Damage and its Evolution Inside Engineering Materials Lukas Helfen,1,2Mark N. Mavrogordato,3Thilo F. Morgeneyer,4T. Baumbach1 1 Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, PO Box 3640,

Seminar of Dr. Mariana Hamer, from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), entitle “Porphyrin-based nanomaterials: design, synthesis and applications” – At 11:30 am in the Seminar Room

Porphyrin-based nanomaterials: design, synthesis and applications  Abstract  The development of new nanomaterials and nanotechnology currently have a huge impact on modern science. Within this trend, a field that has taken relevance is the construction of nanometric supramolecular systems through

Seminar of Dr. Vilas G. Pol, from Purdue University, entitle “Engineered Electrodes for Efficient Energy Storage and Battery Safety” – At 12:00 pm in the Seminar Room

Abstract ViPER (Vilas Pol’s Energy Research) laboratory at Purdue University focuses their research activities on the development of high capacity electrode materials, their engineering for longer cycle life and improved safety. Considering the advantages and limitations of known synthesis

Seminar of Carlos M. Atienza, from the Biomechanics Institute of Valencia, entitle “3D printing technologies, new possibilities for customized products and services for TOC” – At 12:00 pm in the Seminar Room

3D printing technologies, new possibilities for customized products and services for TOC There will be first an introduction to the activities of the IBV (Valencia Biomechanics Institute), to then explain the biomechanical bases of additive manufacturing through EBV that led the IBV to work on this

First Year Assessment of André Rittner Pires Correa entitle “A numerical approach on thermoforming simulation of UD prepregs” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract Composite materials are a serious competitor for lightweight metals used in the aerospace and automotive industry. Fast production methods like thermo-folding, diaphragm forming or stamping can produce large numbers of CFRP components in a cost efficient way. The weight saving benefits of

Seminar of Dr. Indrat Aria, from Cranfield University, entitle “Synergistic CVD graphene and ALD alumina for permeation barrier applications” – At 1:00 pm in the Seminar Room

Abstract Permeation barrier films are critical to a wide range of applications ranging from food and medical packaging to organic electronics and photovoltaics. For some of these applications, not only low permeation values are required but also flexible and transparent. Here, I will present

Seminar of Dr. Eric Jägle, from the Max Planck Institute of Metals Research in Düsseldorf (Germany), entitle “Alloys for Additive Manufacturing, Alloys by Additive Manufacturing” – At 11:00 am in the Seminar Room

Abstract As Additive Manufacturing technologies are being adopted in more and more industries, the focus of research and development is shifting to the materials in use. On the one hand, limited processability of high-performance materials restrict the robustness of the process in some cases, while