We just kicked off the iMPLANTS-CM project (Printing metamaterials using shape memory alloys and functional gradients for a new generation of smart implants) in collaboration with the Technical University of Madrid. The project aims to design and manufacture active implants capable of modifying
Floatech, our recently created first spin-off, wants to manufacture the electrodes for the next-generation batteries for electric vehicles and portable devices. You can learn more about this challenging project in this article by "El Español" journal.
We have created our first spin-off to manufacture revolutionary battery electrodes for electric vehicles.
With the centre’s support, researchers from our group on Multifunctional Nanocomposites have launched a company to produce silicon electrodes for batteries for electric vehicles and portable electronic devices. Figure 1: Structure of the silicon nanowire network used by Floatech to manufacture
We have set up a cell culture and biomaterials lab to research innovative materials for health care, thanks to Madrid regional Goverment and the state research agency (AEI). This space will allow us to analyse the response of living tissue to new tools, prostheses or devices for medical use, that
Our Director, José Manuel Torralba, has been awarded the European Materials Gold Medal 2021 by the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS). The European Materials Medal (Gold Medal), established in 1993, is the most prestigious award of the FEMSand is awarded in recognition of outstanding
Grupo Antolín, a worldwide supplier of technological solutions for car interiors, works with IMDEA Materials and IMDEA Energy Institutes in the development of flexible Lithium-ion batteries that can be integrated in interior components of vehicles. The objective is to develop Lithium-ion batteries
The science carried out in Madrid regions is amongst the world's best, thanks in part to the researchers at the IMDEA Institutes. More information in this article from ABC newspaper.
We will soon start collaborating with the Madrid-based start-up SmartHAPS to investigate materials for High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS). The work will be lead by Dr. De-Yi Wang, head of our research group on High Performance Polymers and Fire Retardants. More information about this project
Rice University's Carbon Hub is a zero-emissions research initiative to produce technologies that split hydrocarbons into hydrogen fuel and solid carbon materials that can be used to make buildings, cars, clothing and more. (Photo by Tommy LaVergne/Rice University) Carbon Hub, Rice University's
Our colleague María Teresa Pérez Prado and other women in science explain what they do to improve our lives in this interview recorded by cadena SER at IMDEA Energy as part of the International Women's Day 2021.
Javier LLorca talks about new materials for bone prosthesis in the RTVE radio program "El laboratorio de JAL" devoted to science dissemination pills. Follow the link and listen up the first pill to find out more about this hot research topic (content only available in
Javier Llorca, head of the Mechanics of Materials group, talks in the program “Marca España” from RNE about bioresorbable 3D printed scaffolds for bone regeneration. You can listen to the interview here (starting at minute 3:50)
ITP Aero and IMDEA Materials collaborate in an R&D program named ENVIDIA, whose goal is the development of software capable of simulating the production of aeronautic components by additive manufacturing technologies. The activities in this program began in mid 2018, with the objective of
IMDEA Materials research on biodegradable 3D printed structures for bone regeneration published in National Geographic
A team of Spanish engineers has succeeded in creating a magnesium-based scaffold that makes it possible to reconstruct large bone fragments. The new device, under study, is non-toxic, biodegradable and does not generate rejection. In addition, it allows the regeneration of tissue without
Madrid is the Spanish region that invests the most in research and development (1.71% of region gross domestic product). Behind these numbers there are thousands of hours devoted to understand the world around us and to find solutions to societal challenges. Since 2006 the IMDEA Institutes have
3.100 research & development projects per year are carried out in Madrid region, which makes it an international reference in research thanks to the work of its fourteen universities, the eight health research institutes, as well as the seven Madrid Institutes for Advanced Studies (IMDEA). More
The results of the ENERYARN MSCA IF on multifunctional CNT fabrics featured by the European Commission
In the MSCA IF ENERYARN project, Dr. Anastasiia Mikhalchan worked on the development of CNT yarn-stretching strategies and new ways of studying energy-storing composite materials. The new methods addressed the alignment problem. Using them, the researchers team demonstrated that fabrics made of
Teresa Pérez-Prado, head of the Physical Metallurgy group, talks in the program “Gente Despierta” from RNE about the potential of 3D printing. You can listen to the interview here (starting at minute 5:30)
Juan José Vilatela, leader of the Multifunctional Nanocomposites group and recent recipient of a Proof of Concept Grant of the European Research Council, talks in the program "Marca España" from RNE, about the potential of the silicon based electrodes developed in his group for electromobility
A research group from IMDEA Materials has developed a flexible silicon that will revolutionize electric vehicles
The batteries produced with this new material will make it possible to lighten the vehicles, increase the distance they can travel and reduce charging time. A group of researchers from the IMDEA Materials Institute in Madrid, led by Juan José Vilatela, has developed flexible silicon in sheets, a
We have partnered with e-Xstream to support the industry’s first microstructure modelling for metals
Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) is set to disrupt manufacturing as we know it. It is an engineering solution that spans across simulation disciplines and goes one step further in helping to tackle the challenges OEMs face in producing the ‘perfect’ part, whether that be time,
The Clean Sky magazine highlights the research and technological advances made during the SORCERER project, in which the Multifunctional Nanocomposites Group of IMDEA Materials is participating. The goal of the project is developing revolutionary lightweight composite materials that can store and
Ignacio Aguado, Deputy presisent of the Madrid region, has shown his satisfaction about the results achieved by the 7 IMDEA Institutes since their creation about ten years ago. The Madrid regional government funds around 50% of the budget of all IMDEA Institutes.
Our research group on High Performance Polymers and Fire Retardants, headed by De-Yi Wang, has found that a polystyrene that incorporates ultrafine particles of iron in a mesoporous silica matrix is much less likely to burst into flames or emit smoke when heated. This technique, which also slightly
Cleis Santos explains in this article for RETEMA magazine the prototype of water purification based on carbon nanotube fibers we have developed in collaboration with IMDEA Energy (page 26 onwards).
Our colleague Juan José Vilatela explains in this article for "El Mundo" journal his research on nanocarbon fibers, an option for creating a sustainable materials future.
REDISH project: results highlighted by the European Commission and used to evaluate how european research contributes to ACARE’s Flightpath 2050 roadmap
The results of the REDISH project have been highlighted by the European Commission in the 'Results in Brief' section at the CORDIS website. The project consortium, composed by IMDEA Materials and FIDAMC, applied a coupled experimental-numerical development approach to a number of possible
Our colleague Andrea Fernández explains in this video her research in the sector of the recycling of composite materials, for which she has obtained the National Youth Award 2019 by the INJUVE of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QoaDzpxYyU
The Regional Minister of Education, Rafael van Grieken, visited our facilities past July 22. During his visit, he made balance of the current regional plan for research and innovation.
Our alumny Miguel Herráez has received the best PhD Thesis award by the Spanish Association of Composite Materials (AEMAC). His work was supervised by Carlos González and Claudio Lopes. Miguel is now working at the Laboratory of Applied Mechanics and Reliability Analysis (LMAF-EPFL) in Switzerland,
This article in "El Mundo" journal (in Spanish only) explains how research on new materials keeps revolutionizing the world we live in.
This article in madridiario (in Spanish only) explains how we achieve economic sustainability while preserving academic quality
Andrea Fernández, research assistant in the Composite Materials group, has been awarded the Youth Prize 2019 for environment category by the Spanish Youth Institute (INJUVE). Andrea explains her research work in this article for "Diario 16" journal
Our colleague Cleis Santos explains in this interview for Mujeres a Seguir the water purification technology she is developing.
Our Deputy Director, Teresa Pérez Prado, works in optimization of metallic powders. This interview in "El Mundo" journal explains the ultimate goals of her research activity. Source | El Mundo
Our Scientific Director, Javier Llorca, expresses his views about the next industrial revolution in this article published by «El Pais» journal.
Javier Llorca, first Spanish elected fellow by the world’s most important materials science association
Javier Llorca, scientific director of the IMDEA Materials Institute and leader of the research group on “Advanced structural materials and nanomaterialss” of the Technical University of Madrid has been elected Fellow of the Materials Research Society. The category of Fellow is awarded to members of
Rubén Costa in El Confidencial: “The researcher that works so that you can have a BIOLED light bulb at home”
The work of our colleague Rubén Costa has been highlighted in this article in the newspaper El Confidencial in the section named "Hacia un futuro mejor" and sponsored by Banco Santander, that has the goal of disseminating the projects of people that transform society and thrust progress. Click
Great work of our workers at the Madrid Fair for Science and Innovation 2019 last March. Thank you all!
It was a great opportunity to have been able to transmit the research of excellence in science and materials engineering to all those attending the Fair. Helping to awaken the interest to solve the challenges of society and promote sustainable development in Madrid. Researchers from IMDEA Materials
MAT4.0-CM is the name of the new project led by the IMDEA Materials Institute. The acronym comes from the union of the word materials and the term 4.0 that defines the current industrial revolution marked by the application of Artificial Intelligence to productive processes. MAT4.0-CM is financed by
IMDEA Materials work in the SORCERER project, funded by Clean Sky 2, has been highlighted in the CompositesWorld magazine. Click here to check the whole article.
Our colleague Andrea Fernández Gorgojo, has been awarded one of the Young Talent Awards (premio Talento Joven-Carné Joven ) from the regional government of Madrid (Comunidad de Madrid) in the environmental category due to her innovative project focused in the application of new materials to obtain
In this opinion article in "El País" journal, our researcher Andrea García-Junceda claims the role of women in research centers, Universities and laboratories around the world. In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender
La Otra Ciencia visits the Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies for Materials (IMDEA Materials) where they met the researchers who are taking part in the battery revolution. In the second half of the program, they talked with the scientific director of IMDEA Materials, Professor Javier Llorca.
Juan José Vilatela, head of the Multifunctional Nanocomposites group at IMDEA Materials, has been awarded best researcher under 40 by the Madrid regional government. The award giving ceremony will take place next november 14th in Madrid (Spain).
Rubén Costa is working in a paradigm swift related to lightning technologies, based in biological LEDs. Read more about his research line on solar windows in this article published by "El Mundo" journal (in Spanish only).
The high content of blue light presented by current LEDs can be harmful to the human retina, especially for children, and has a negative impact on our brain´s chemistry. Rubén Costa, researcher at the IMDEA Materials Institute of Madrid; Elena Lalinde and Jesús Berenguer, from the University of La
Ruben costa, the sole spanish researcher selected to participate in the World Economic Forum meeting in Tianjin
Rubén Costa, senior researcher at IMDEA Materials, has been recognized as one of the best scientists in the world under the age of 40 by the Word Economic Forum. He will play an important role at the Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, which is taking place in Tianjin, People’s
Passion to face new challenges and cross new borders is a clear sign of virtue and vocation in science
Our Scientific Director and head of the Mechanics of Materials research group, Prof Javier Llorca, explains his vision of the researcher's career in this interview (in Spanish only)
Rubén Costa and his team (below) will develop the first solar window made of organic materials thanks to a grant awarded by the BBVA Foundation. You can read here a related article published by "El Confidencial" journal (Spanish)
Some materials are special not for what they contain, but for what they don’t contain. Such is the case with metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) – ultra-porous structures that are being developed for a variety of future applications from fire-proofing to drug-delivery. Read the whole article in HORIZON
Gas Natural Fenosa bestows a special mention on Rubén Costa for his pioneering contributions to the energy sector
Rubén Costa, head of the research group on hybrid optoelectronic materials and devices at IMDEA Materials, has been awarded with a special mention by Gas Natural Fenosa. This Spanish company is one of the biggest promotors of innovation, research, and development of technologies devoted to
The MICROMECH project, part of the Sustainable and Green Engines (SAGE) Integrated Technology Demonstrators (ITD) of Clean Sky, has successfully developed a multi-scale computational tool to predict the mechanical behaviour of the Ni-based superalloys used in the hottest parts of aircraft engines.
LED lights are the true heir to Edison’s electric bulb. They are a major breakthrough in lightning, but still require advances related to their manufacture using cheaper sustainable materials. In this interview (in Spanish), Rubén Costa (senior researher at IMDEA Materials) explains his vision of
Since the mid-50s the full-color display technology began its rise to success. The origins of this technology was the old-fashioned cathode ray tubes, which were displaced from the top about a decade ago by liquid crystal displays (LCDs) using a back-lighting system based on white inorganic
Rubén Costa, head of the research group on hybrid optoelectronic materials and devices at IMDEA Materials, has been selected as one of the Top Spanish Talents by the MIT Technology Review. He will be competing for a spot among the final list of Innovators Under 35 Europe 2017. Rubén
Take a moment to read this interview (in Spanish) with Rubén Costa, who is heading a new research line in the field of lightning and energy generation technologies.
An interview of Dr. Vinodkumar Etacheri, head of the Electrochemical Energy Storage group at IMDEA Materials Institute (Madri+d, in Spanish only)
J. Carlos Fernández-Toribio There is a clear evidence that composites are an increasing field of interest. Thus, the demand for composites end products has reached 22.2$ billion in 2015 . This is due to their low weight and high mechanical resistance. Therefore, lighter structural parts can be
Prof. Ignacio Romero, Deputy Director of IMDEA Materials, showcased the Institute’s scientific activity, our most well-known scientists and the available job positions for the coming months in the event “Science in Spain 2016 – Science Jobs Opportunities”, which took place past September 15th at the
The newest Airbus and Boeing passenger jets flying today are made primarily from advanced composite materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic (extremely light, durable materials that reduce the overall weight of the plane by as much as 20 percent compared to aluminum-bodied planes). Such
Dr. Juan José Vilatela, leader of the research program on "Nanomaterials for Multifunctional Applications" at IMDEA Materials, has received the young investigator award from the European Society of Composite Materials (ESCM). This award recognizes the accomplishments of a young researcher who has
An article on future raw materials scarcity and its impact on business has been published in “El Mundo”newspaper (nationwide publication).
Interview with Juan José Vilatela, Head Researcher of the Multifunctional Nanocomposites group of IMDEA Materials
"I am convinced that the carbon nanotube fibre will revolutionize the composite materials field". Juan José Vilatela has a BSc in Engineering Physics (Hons) from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, and a PhD from Cambridge University, obtained in 2009. Before joining IMDEA