Spanish newspaper El Mundo has highlighted IMDEA Materials Insitute's role in the CARDIOBOOST-CM project to find new ways to generate heart tissue and assist in the recovery of heart attack sufferers. You can read the article (content in Spanish), at the El Mundo website,
Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia has cast a spotlight on the efforts of IMDEA Materials researcher Dr. Adrián Boccardo to develop new computational tools to assist in the design and development of improved bone implants. You can read the article (content in Spanish), here:
World’s first scalable and continuous surface modification process for magnesium alloy wires – SURFAS
Trade publication SURFAS has highlighted the work of IMDEA Materials Institute and Meotec researchers in developing the world's first scalable and continuous surface modification process for magnesium alloy wires. You can check out the article at the link below (content in Spanish):
La Vanguardia newspaper has highlighted how IMDEA Materials and Meotec researchers have created the world's first continuous and industrially scalable process for the surface modification of bioabsorbable magnesium alloy wires. You can read the full article, here (original content in Spanish):
ABC.es has featured an article on Floatech, a startup and spin off of IMDEA Materials Institute which is set to open its first pilot plant for the industrial-scale production of its 100% silicon anodes. You can read the article (content in Spanish), here:
This article from The Conversation Spain, written by IMDEA Materials' researchers Prof. José Manuel Torralba and Dr. Ilchat Sabirov, explores the enigma of Damascus swords, famous for their sharpness and beauty. The article explores the forging and tempering technique used by the ancient
La Vanguardia Newspaper has featured an article on Project RETOVEN, a collaboration between the Spanish medical technology company ZoeTech and IMDEA Materials Institute to create a device which improves blood circulation. You can read the full article, here (content in Spanish):
Phys.org has showcased recent research from IMDEA Materials Institute and German medical equipment manufacturer Meotec GmbH outlining the development of the world's first industrially scalable surface modification process for bioabsorbable magnesium alloy wires. The findings, as reported in two
Batteries News has covered the news of Floatech's plans to open its first pilot plant for the industrial-scale manufacturing of its patented 100% silicon anodes for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. You can read the complete article, here:
TeleMadrid has featured IMDEA Materials researcher, Dr. Mónica Echeverry in its coverage of the Feria Madrid es Ciencia, 2023. You can check out the complete report, here:
La Vanguardia has highlighted IMDEA Materials' acquisition of a new tool to characterize, design and create new materials with a wide range of applications, including next-generation biomedical devices, which will reveal hidden secrets in materials and help combat future pandemics. You can read
With the arrival of snow, lovers of skiing and mountain sports can smile with peace of mind. It's time to open their closets and take out their clothes designed to withstand adverse and extreme conditions of cold, snow and wind… Interested to find out more? To continue reading this article, go to
TeleMadrid has highlighted IMDEA Materials' involvement in the Multiscale Optimisation for Additive Manufacturing of fatigue resistant shock-absorbing MetaMateriales (MOAMMM) project. You can read the full article, here (content only available in Spanish):
David Sañundo from Hoy Por Hoy on Cadena Ser, Madrid Sur, has interviewed IMDEA Materials researcher Mónica Echeverry and the UPM´s Miguel Jiménez Carrizosa about the DITTCe project to design and develop a new cerebral implant to treat brain tumours. You can listen to the complete interview here
National Geographic Spain journalist Sergi Alcalde has interviewed IMDEA Materials' Scientific Director, Prof. Javier LLorca about the Insititute's efforts to design and create a 3D-printable, magnesium implant to help repair broken bones. You can read the full article here (content available in
Madridiario has interviewed IMDEA Materials Senior Researcher, Dr. María Teresa Pérez Prado, to mark Women and Girls in Science Day. You can listen to the full report containing Dr. Pérez Prado's comments here (content available in Spanish only):
Our Director, José Manuel Torralba has spoken with Manuel Seara Valero on the popular Spanish science podcast A Hombros de Gigantes about Damascus steel and how a 2000-year-old manufacturing technique is inspiring the production of a new generation of steels. You can listen to the complete
IMDEA Materials researchers Dr. Maciej Haranczyk and Miguel Hernández speak to ABC.es about how the future of customised composites is being developed in Madrid. You can read the article (full content available in Spanish only):
Online trade publication 3D Printing Industry has showcased the ConstructAdd project, designed to facilitate the widespread introduction of steel 3D printing in the construction and automotive industries. IMDEA Materials will play a key role in the project which is being coordinated by the
IMDEA Materials researchers, Prof. Javier Segurado and Dr. Carlos Ruestes, have penned this fascinating article for The Conversation España about their ongoing project to develop new materials for the future of nuclear fusion reactors. You can read the article, here (content available in Spanish
The materials that make Formula 1 cars the fastest and safest machines on Earth – The Conversation Spain
The Conversation España has published the third article of our collaboration with The Conversation España. You can read the article with our director, José Manuel Torralba, about the materials that make today's Formula 1 cars possible, here (content in Spanish only):
The Service for Scientific News and Information (SINC) has highlighted IMDEA Materials' role, alongside the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), in the development of a new type of earthquake sensor. You can read the article here (content in Spanish only):
The second article in our ongoing collaboration with The Conversation Spain was recently published. You can read the article with our director, Prof. José Manuel Torralba about how to convert cement to garnets, here (content in Spanish):
Researchers develop materials that warn of imminent fire danger before flames break out – Cadena SER
Journalist David Callejo from Cadena SER Madrid Sur talks to our researcher Dr. Antonio Vázquez about IMDEA Materials' work in developing a new generation of fire sensors. You can listen to the full interview here (content in Spanish
Spanish national radio has featured an interview with IMDEA Materials Director, Professor José Manuel Torralba about the potential of high entropy alloys on its popular scientific podcast "On the Shoulders of Giants" with journalist Manuel Seara Valero. You can listen to the complete interview
Journalist Ángel Luis Jiménez from ConSalud.es has spoken with visiting IMDEA Materials researcher José Sánchez de Río Sáez about the design of a new "smart mask" that can track a wearer´s vital signs. The mask is one result of the Community of Madrid´s Materials and Models Against Pandemics
Tech Xplore has highlighted IMDEA Materials Institute's ongoing research into developing a new generation of fire safety systems. The complete article is available here: https://techxplore.com/news/2022-11-sensor-technology.html
Science X has featured the work of IMDEA Materials Institute and predoctoral researcher Mingyang Zhang into developing a solid-state electrolyte to improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries. You can check out the full article
Our director, Prof. José Manuel Torralba, speaks to Miguel Ángel Criado of El País about the role of artificial intelligence in the discovery of the materials of the future. You can read the full article here (full content in Spanish
Journalist Ángel Luis Jiménez from SaluDigital has spoken with IMDEA Materials' researcher Guillermo Domínguez about his work with a new generation of biodegradable implants for use as cardiovascular stents. You can see the full article (in Spanish)
Spain's most-read newspaper online, 20minutos.es, has featured IMDEA Materials Institute and our Director, Prof. José Manuel Torralba, in an article on the materials of the future and high entropy alloys. You can check out the full article (in Spanish)
Lola Martín Alonso had to choose between playing for Real Madrid's women's side and science: she had no doubts. She talks to journalist Pablo Fritschi on TeleMadrid's program Juntos about her decision to leave Real Madrid C.F. to follow her dream and dedicate herself to science. You can watch
Journalist Nieves Herrero has interviewed IMDEA Materials researcher Guillermo Domínguez on OndaMadrid´s Madrid Directo. You can listen to the full interview here:
IMDEA Materials Institute's role in the international Digital Method for Improved Manufacturing of Next-Generation Multifunctional Airframe Parts or DOMMINIO project has been highlighted in a number of outlets. Among these are Actualidad Aeroespacial, CompositesWorld, La Vanguardia and La Razon.
IMDEA Materials Scientific Director, Prof. Javier Llorca, talks with Cadena Ser about biodegradable implants
Professor Javier LLorca speaks with journalist David Callejo about IMDEA Materials' work developing a new generation of biodegradable, shape-morphing implants. Prof. LLorca highlighted the recently-launched, European Innovation Council-funded Horizon Europe BIOMET4D project as an example of IMDEA
Newspaper La Razón and television channel Telemadrid are two of the outlets to have covered the launch of the new Horizon Europe, European Innovation Council-funding BIOMET4D project. The €3.5 million inititiative to develop smart, biodegradable, shape-shifting implants is being coordinated by
El Mundo's Diario de Castilla y León talks to IMDEA Materials Institute researcher Carmen Martínez Alonso about receiving a prestigious Fulbright grant, her work in catalysis and the hydrogen economy, and her passion for literature and poetry. You can read the article here (full content
Today, on Women in Engineering Day, our researcher Lola Martin Alonso talks to ABC.es about her difficult decision to leave a professional contract with Real Madrid to pursue a scientific career at IMDEA Materials Institute, the importance of promoting greater female participation in engineering and
3D-printed prosthetics tailored to individual patients and curative implants that dissolve without leaving a trace once their work is done. Sound like science fiction? The newspaper El Mundo has published an article about the important and innovative work IMDEA Materials is doing in the field of
Pioneering work in the field of Carbon Nanotube (CNT) technology carried out by IMDEA Materials has been showcased in Actualidad Aeroespacial, highlighting its potential future importance in the aerospace sector. New developments in CNTs achieved by IMDEA Materials researchers were recently
Our researchers keep developing multi-scale simulation methods to optimize 3D-printed “lattice” structures under the MOAMMM project. Their predictions were recently checked in an egg drop challenge, as highlighted in this article by 3Printr.com magazine.
The ABC newspaper highlights the role of Floatech in its article “A research sprint to activate the full potential of silicon in batteries”
In this article, the ABC newspaper reviews the reasons why silicon has been identified as the material that should replace graphite in the next generation of lithium-ion batteries: ten times more storage capacity than graphite, greater abundance in the earth's crust and less geodependence than
Dr. Juan José Vilatela, head of our group on multifunctional nanocomposites, explains the work Floatech company is doing for producing simpler, more sustainable batteries in this interview on Spain's National Radio.
Several research lines of the IMDEA Materials Institute will contribute to building the economy of the future
In an article that highlights the relevance of the advanced materials sector in the economy of the future, the journal ABC includes among others different research lines developed at the IMDEA Materials Institute: the substitution of graphite in batteries by silicon nanowires which is giving its
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.
IMDEA Materials sets up cell culture and biomaterials lab to research innovative materials for health care
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 FEMS and 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
Carbon Hub, Rice University's zero-emissions research initiative, has awarded seed grants for six projects that will rapidly advance its vision for transforming the oil and gas sector into a leading provider of both clean hydrogen energy and solid carbon products that can be used in place of
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
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
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