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.; 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: 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