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New Members of the IMDEA Materials team – January, 2023

Every month, we welcome our new members of the IMDEA Materials team. Here, you can find a short profile of our most recent additions. Arley Garcia My name is Arley Garcia Carrero and I am from Santander, Colombia. I recently started an Industrial PhD at the Technical University of Madrid

Alumni in Focus – Dr. Paloma Hidalgo Manrique

From working on creating stronger magnesium alloys for the transport industry in her first postdoctoral position to her latest project related to biodegradable magnesium implants, Dr. Paloma Hidalgo Manrique’s professional research career to date has been heavily focused on getting the most out of

Alumni in Focus – Dr. Pablo Romero

Since the earliest stages of his scientific career, ex-IMDEA Materials researcher, Dr. Pablo Romero, has been searching for the perfect balance between his twin passions of conducting fundamental research and seeing it applied in the real world. Romero spent more than four years at IMDEA

Alumni in Focus – Dr. Olben Falcó

Given IMDEA Materials Institute only opened its doors in 2007, there haven’t yet been many opportunities for multiple generations of the same family to join its ranks. One of the rare exceptions, however, can be found in the case of former postdoctoral researcher Dr. Olben Falcó Salcines. Dr.

IMDEA Materials welcomes new MSCA fellow Dr. Carlos Ruestes

IMDEA Materials Institute welcomed a new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellow in August with Dr. Carlos Ruestes joining the IMDEA team. Dr. Ruestes is set to embark on the ambitious MeNaWir project to study the mechanical properties of nanoporous materials when exposed to radiation

Alumni in Focus – Dr. Bárbara Bellón

Dr. Bárbara Bellón has seen first-hand just how quickly IMDEA Materials’ International Reputation has grown in recent years. Bellón, who is currently working at the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research in Düsseldorf, completed her PhD at the Madrid-based research centre from 2015-2020. Since

Alumni in Focus – Dr. Antoine Jerusalem

Dr. Antoine Jerusalem admits it was a gamble joining a fledgling IMDEA Materials Institute back in 2008, but there’s no doubt in his mind that the bold bet more than paid off. Jerusalem, currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oxford, was one of the earliest

IMDEA Materials: An International Perspective

The need to reach beyond its own neighbourhood in the search for scientific talent is one of the key drivers behind IMDEA Materials’ international collaborations with some of the world’s leading universities. Such collaborations have led to the Madrid-based centre becoming one of Spain’s

Alumni in Focus – Dr. Francisca Martínez-Hergueta

Dr Francisca Martínez-Hergueta has highlighted the positive work and research environment provided by IMDEA Materials Institute as one of its most attractive features for current and prospective researchers. Martínez-Hergueta spent five years at IMDEA Materials from 2011 to 2015 where she

Anastasiia Mikhalchan

"We developed a method to enhance mutual alignment and stress-transfer in multiyarn CNT fabrics, which is a critical step for scaling up the CNT fabrics manufacturing process and further industrial implementation." Dr. Anastasiia Mikhalchan graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University of

Carl Boehlert

«Material scientists are always trying to push the envelop to develop that one material with that one microstructure that can be used for a variety of applications, and along the way materials development occurs and we find certain materials and microstructures that can be used for certain

Mauricio Terrones

«I strongly believe that it is important that everybody do something they like and motivate on a daily basis» Mauricio Terrones (Mexico DF, 1968) is a Physics Engineer by the Iberian-American University of Mexico City, did his PhD under the supervision of the former Nobel Laureate Harry Kroto and

Thomas Bieler

«Being curious about how the world works (from ‘why did this happen?’, to ‘why am I here?’) provides a motivation for asking critical questions, and provides the basis for successful research thrusts» Professor Thomas R. Bieler completed his Ph.D. in Materials Science (minor in continuum mechanics)

Teresa Pérez Prado

«IMDEA Materials has provided a unique opportunity both to mature as a scientist as well as to contribute to the creation and growth of a research institute in Spain» Dr. Pérez-Prado was born in Asturias, Spain. She completed an MSc in Physics at the Complutense University in Madrid (UCM) in 1994.

Damien Tourret

«Dendritic microstructures are present in nearly every piece of metal around us» Damien Tourret received an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from INSA Toulouse (France) in 2006 and a PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from École des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech, France) in 2009. Before