Activities

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 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 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

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

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

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

Annual report 2017 is out

The outcome of the research activities performed during year 2017 is summarized in this document. Information about the centre Principal Investigators, current research projects, research infrastructures as well as dissemination activities can be found in this annual report, together with scientific

Seminar of Prof. Marisol – Martín González, from the Instituto de Micro y Nanotecnología, entitle “Nanoengineering thermoelectrics to improve their efficiency: some examples” – At 12:00 am in the Seminar Room

Short summary of her group Functional Nanoscale Devices for Energy Recovery Group (FINDER) (Instituto de Micro y Nanotecnología) Their research is focused on the optimization of thermoelectric devices via nanostructuration. A thermoelectric device is  able to transform temperature differences into

Seminar of Dr. Thomas Bieler, from the department of Physical Metallurgy, Grain Boundaries, Crystal Plasticity from IMDEA Materials, entitle “The challenge of finding critical resolved shear stress values for meso-scale modeling of  titanium alloys” – At 12:00 am in the Seminar Room

Short bio: Professor Thomas R. Bieler earned a B.A. in Applied Mechanics at University of California at San Diego in 1978 followed by a M.S. In Ceramic Engineering at University of Washington (Seattle) in 1980.  He worked for five years at Sandia National Laboratory in Livermore on high rate

Seminar of Prof. Efstathios I. Melts, from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of Texas at Arlington, entitle “The Quest for New Materials: Interface-engineered Materials” – At 12:00 am in the Seminar Room

ABSTRACT Atomic interface structures provide a unique opportunity to design new materials that can provide promising solutions to future technological demands. This talk presents an overview of two diverse areas of activity at the Surface and Nano Engineering Laboratory at the University of Texas,

Seminar of Prof. Jiacheng Wang, from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), entitle “Emerging Materials for Electrocatalysis” – At 11:30 am in the Seminar Room

Abstract Platinum-based materials are highly active as the electrocatalysts both in hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in fuel cells, but high cost limits its wide applications. In this talk, the reporter summarized the recent research progress of designing and

First Year Assessment of Jing Zhang entitle “Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) derived hierarchically nanomaterials as multifunctional fire retardant for polymer nanocomposites” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract Fire hazards including the generation of heat, smoke and toxic vapor, cost a great number of lives and damage properties. Compared with natural polymers, the high flammability and the widespread use of synthetic polymers lead to serious safety and environmental problems. Therefore, methods

First Year Assessment of Andrea Fernández entitle “Recycling of composites by recovering carbon fibres of cured prepregs, and their re-use in hybrid laminates” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract: Recycling of composites by recovering carbon fibres of cured prepregs, and their re-use in hybrid laminates by Andrea Fernández Gorgojo The applications of composite materials are rapidly growing in several sectors. For example, in the aeronautical sector, composites can account for up

Seminar of Prof. John Allison entitle “The PRISMS Framework: An Integrated Predictive Multi-Scale ICME Capability for the Global Materials Community” – At 1:00 pm in the Seminar Room

The PRISMS Framework: An Integrated Predictive Multi-Scale ICME Capability for the Global Materials Community John Allison University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI The Center for PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) is a major Materials Genome Initiative effort creating a unique

Research Initiation Fellowships of Juan Manuel Moreno entitle “Optimization of electrolyte conductivities containing flame retardant. A computational experimentally-guided approach based on Genetic Algorithms combined with Machine Learning techniques (GAML)” – At 4:00 pm in the Seminar Room

Abstract Flame retardants are going to be such an important component in future Lithium-based batteries. However, these flame retardants have a major problem: they decrease the conductivity values of electrolytes. During this project we have been trying to use some new optimization techniques

First Year Assessment of Pablo García entitle “The fatigue behavior of advanced high-strength steels processed via quenching and partitioning” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

ABSTRACT The increasingly demanding environmental and safety goals imposed to the automotive industry have fostered fierce competition to develop new multi-phase steel types that are stronger, tougher, more formable, and fatigue-resistant. Among the various approaches in study, steels processed via

Presentación de la revolución tecnológica: BioLED

  En esta ocasión, smartLIGHITNG y el Instituto IMDEA Materiales, tiene el placer de invitarle a la presentación en absoluta primicia del BioLED, una tecnología que va acaparando premios y reconocimientos por todo el mundo de distintas organizaciones, como la del prestigioso y solvente,

Seminar of Prof. Javier García Martínez entitle “Design, Fabrication and Commercialization of new catalysts engineered at the nanoscale” – At 10:00 am in the Seminar Room

DESIGN, FABRICATION AND COMMERCIALISATION OF NEW CATALYSTS ENGINEERED AT THE NANOSCALE J. García-Martínez Laboratorio de Nanotecnología Molecular, Dpto. Química Inorgánica, Universidad de Alicante, Ap. 99, E-03690 Alicante, Spain. www.nanomol.es; Rive Technology, Inc., 1 Deer Park Drive, Monmouth

First Year Assessment of Yunfu Ou entitle “Understanding interlaminar toughening mechamisms in structural carbon fiber/epoxy composites interleaved with CNT veils” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

ABSTRACT: The susceptibility to delamination is one of the main concerns in fiber reinforced polymer composites (FRPs), while carbon nanotubes (CNT) carry the promise of enhancing this poor out-of-plane mechanical performance. This work reviews the progress to date towards methods of

Seminar of Dr. Juan Manuel Ortiz entitle “Microbial Electrochemical Technologies and waste water treatment: concepts and main applications” – At 11:00 am in the Seminar Room

ABSTRACT Microbial Electrochemical Tehnologies (MET) are a recent research field related to environmental biotechnology. The main concept for its development is related to the ability of the microorganisms of producing electricity from organic matter degradation, using an insoluble electron

Seminar of Mauricio Terrones entitle “Low-Dimensional Nano-Carbons: Form Doped Carbon Nanotubes and Doped Graphene to 3-D Hybrids and Biological Applications” – Seminar Room, 1:00 pm

Low-Dimensional Nano-Carbons: Form Doped Carbon Nanotubes and Doped Graphene to 3-D Hybrids and Biological Applications Mauricio Terrones1 E-mail: mut11@psu.edu 1Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Center for 2-Dimensional & Layered

First Year Assessment of Miguel Angel Valdés entitle “Study of Mechanical Properties on Macro- and Microscopes in AHSS by Ultra-Fast Heating” – In the Seminar Room at 11:00 am

Abstract Ultrafast heating (UFH) has recently attracted significant attention of steel research community due to its advantages over conventional heat treatment of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) including very short processing time, reduced energy consumption and low carbon footprint. The UFH

First Year Assessment of Eva M. Andrés López entitle “Coupled thermomechanical damage model in small strain elastoplasticity: A thermodynamic approach”- Seminar Room at 1:00 pm

Abstract The objective of the present project is the development and numerical implemen- tation of constitutive equations for the coupled thermomechanical damage problem in the speci c context of the in nitesimal strain approximation, within the framework of the thermodynamics of irreversible

Seminar of Dr. Markus Stricker – “Glissile junctions: Insights from discrete dislocation dynamics and development of a continuum model” -Seminar Room, 12:00 am

Glissile junctions: Insights from discrete dislocation dynamics and development of a continuum model Markus Stricker Karlsruhe Institute of Technology The understanding of the mechanisms governing plastic deformation of metals is the understanding of dislocation motion from single dislocations to

Seminar of Prof. José A. Rodríguez-Martínez – “A general overview on multiple necking and fragmentation problems in ductile solids subjected to high strain rates” – April 19th 2017, Seminar Room at 12:30 pm

Seminar: "A general overview on multiple necking and fragmentation problems in ductile solids subjected to high strain rates" Understanding the fragmentation of ductile solids and structures subjected to high velocity impacts or blast loadings has importance in aerospace industry, military

Seminar of Prof. Raúl Sánchez-Martín – “Introduction to Machine Learning with Python: Image Processing and Recognition” – April 4th 2017, Seminar Room at 5:00 pm

ABSTRACT: Machine learning, an important part of artificial intelligence, has made a huge impact on many different areas (baking, logistic, telecommunications, etc.) during the last years. Following this trend, there are clear indications that this data-driven technique will play a fundamental role

Seminar Prof. Jorge Alcalá – “Multi-scale mechanistic interpretations to indentation experiments across the material length scales: from continuum to atomistic” – Seminar Room (12:00)

Abstract We provide a fundamental contact mechanics background to the interpretation of spherical indentation experiments performed in polycrystalline aggregates, single crystalline units, thin films, and minute material scales comprising an atomistic ensemble. A central issue under examination is

Metals Winter Meeting 2017 (Seminar Room – 9:45 am)

METALS WINTER MEETING 2017 PROGRAM 9:45 Arrival and welcome Session I Chairman: Carmen Cepeda 10:00 Marcos Jiménez “Fatigue behaviour of INCONEL 718 under cyclic conditions” 10:15 Deng Xiangxing “Development of innovative materials for the cutting sector" 10:30 Marta

Training course DIMMAT: “Economic-business basic concepts”

The next training course “Economic bussines basic concepts” will be held at the Seminar Room, on March 2nd, 2017. The programme offered is suitable for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. · Place: IMDEA Materials Institute (Seminar room) Date: March 2nd, 2017 Time: 10:00 – 12:00 Attached

First Year Assessment of José Antonio Santiago entittle “Enhanced Diamond-Like Carbon coatings and tribomechanical properties via innovative sputtering processes”

Abstract:  Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coatings have been recognized as one of the most valuable engineering materials for various industrial applications including manufacturing, transportation, biomedical and microelectronics. Among its many properties, DLC stands out for good frictional behaviour