PhD Defense of Iker Lizarralde, entitled “Dimensional stability of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers prepared by Infusion Processes”- On Friday, April 19th at 11:30am

The PhD defence will take place in “Sala Verde de ETSICCP (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos) de la UPM”.The dissertation is titled «Dimensional stability of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers prepared by Infusion Processes».It has been advised by Prof. Carlos

Seminar by Prof. Morten Willatzen from the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, entitled ‘Triboelectric Nanogenerators and Quantum-Mechanical Modeling of Contact Electrification’. Scheduled for March 20th, 2024

Abstract A general theory of triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) is presented for an arbitrary geometric setup consisting of two electrodes, a fixed dielectric, and a moving dielectric [1]. The two dielectric materials have opposite charges. Optimization of power output is computed for a general

PhD Defense of Eugenia Nieto-Valeiras, entitled “Effect of grain boundaries on the deformation and fracture of metallic polycrystals”- On Friday, February 16th at 11am

The PhD defence will take place in the José Echegaray room of the E.T.S de Ingenieros de Caminios (C/Profesor Aranguren 3), 28040 Madrid. The dissertation is titled "Effect of grain boundaries on the deformation and fracture of metallic polycrystals". It has been advised by Prof. Javier LLorca

PhD Defense of Cillian Thompson, entitled “Medical Grade Bioabsorbable Composites for the 3D Printing of Multi-Material Orthopaedic Devices”- On Thursday, February 15th at 11am

The PhD defence will take place in Aula -1.A.02- Library (Puerta de Toledo Campus) of the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M). How to get there: The dissertation is titled "Medical Grade Bioabsorbable Composites for the

FYA of Jorge Redondo, entitled “Effect of Elastic Strains on The Activity of Catalysts for the Hydrogen Economy” on December 19, at 11:30 am in the Seminar Room.

Abstract: The current hydrogen economy is in a phase marked by the low rate and efficiency of the hydrogenproduction from water and the energy generation by hydrogen oxidation into water. This first yearassessment explores the possibility of exploiting the change of electronical configuration due

Seminar of Prof. Mohammed Zikry, from the University of North Carolina, entitled “Microstructural Induced Failure Modes in Crystalline Materials”. Next December 15th, 2023.

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 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,

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

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

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 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

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

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)[1] 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

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

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

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. 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,

“City and Science Biennial” in Madrid from February 21 to 26, 2023

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

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

13th European Night of Researchers in Madrid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IMDEA Materials in the Fair Madrid for Science and Innovation.

From the 2nd to the 5th of March, the Fair Madrid for Science and Innovation will be held at the Trade Fair Institution of Madrid (IFEMA) within the framework of the education week. IMDEA Materials participates actively in this important dissemination event for Madrid´s region, the 4th and 5th

“3rd PhD day” of IMDEA Materials

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Madrid Science and Innovation Week at IMDEA Materials 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2nd PhD meeting of IMDEA Materials

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

Andrea Fernandez, Inflencer 20.0.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The European night of researchers in Madrid

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

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

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

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

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

Madrid Science and Innovation Week at IMDEA Materials

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

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

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

Webinars on the dynamic properties of composites

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

IMDEA Materials opens a Technology Transfer and Innovation Unit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experimentation Conference of ITP Aero

Last Friday 15th of November we hosted one of the Technological Knowledge Conferences of ITP aero. These events are organized by the engines and turbines manufacturer in collaboration with its network of research and development centres. The day focused on experimentation and testing technologies

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

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

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

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

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

IMDEA- Crime Scene Investigation (season 3)

Our researchers will help the National Police solving a case in a new season of IMDEA-CSI. Next September 27 at 18:00 hours. Fancy joining us? This activity is part of the Researchers' Night Madrid 2019

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