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.
Next 14th and 15th of January 2020, a Winter School on 3D Printing of Metals and Additive Manufacturing will be held at IMDEA Materials’ facilities. The program is divided in two parts: one focused on the Fundamentals and other on Applications. Get the program, all the information about the
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 Institute has been recognized as a ‘María de Maeztu’ unit of excellence. The Spanish Excellence Programmes of ‘Severo Ochoa’ Centres and ‘María de Maeztu’ Units identify and promote excellence in scientific research. They seek to boost Spanish science by recognising existing cutting-edge
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 project MUVITCAPCOM (Multiscale Virtual Testing Capability for Composites) has started. The project is funded by de the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), through the U.S. Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program. This program seek to foster revolutionary scientific
Our researchers will help the National Police solving a case in a new season of IMDEA-CSI. Next September 27 at 18:00 hours. Fancy joining us? This activity is part of the Researchers' Night Madrid 2019
Rubén Costa has been honored with the FEMS Materials Science & Technology prize 2019, which will be delivered during the EUROMAT2019 conference. The FEMS Materials Science and Technology prize is awarded to young European materials scientists or engineers in recognition of a significant
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,
The project HexaGB (Grain Boundaries in Hexagonal microstructures: Linking processing and properties in lightweight structural alloys) has started. The project is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities within the call Retos Investigación 2018. The project is a
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.
QPINOX is our third project within the European RFCS programme. The project will develop new martensitic stainless steels for lightweight structural applications in the automotive sector. More details about the QPINOX project here.
Two new collaborative European projects have just been awarded to our Institute in the last call of FET open. FET open is a funding instrument for breakthrough ideas requiring multidisciplinary research that can enable new technologies in the long run. Ruben Costa will coordinate a € 2.7 million
From left to right; Ignacio Romero (Director of IMDEA Materials), Rodrigo Santos, Jose Luis Jiménez, Anastasiia Mikhalchan, Moumita Rana and Andrea García-Junceda (Chair of the jury) We already know the winners of the 8th edition of the IMDEA Materials´ scientific imaging contest. This year the
IMDEA Materials participated in the V Annual Meeting of ITP Aero´s research centres that was held on the 28th of May in Lerma. The participants in this meeting, besides ITP Aero as organiser, were Fundación CTA, Ceit-IK4, UPV/EHU, Mondragon Unibersitatea, UPM and IMDEA Materials Institute. During
Our latest annual report is availabe. Check here our outcomes and activities during the past year!
Our Scientific Director, Javier Llorca, expresses his views about the next industrial revolution in this article published by «El Pais» journal.
The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table. Among the many activities that are being developed in Spain, the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) has just published an interactive periodic table where we can enjoy a short and didactic
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
Our colleague Rubén D. Costa, Senior Researcher of IMDEA Materials, has been awarded the Young Researcher ChemPubSoc Prize by the Real Spanish Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) for his advances in the field of thin-film electroluminescent devices based on sustainable materials such as copper complexes
Our new lab for alloy design for additive manufacturing is now in full operation. Including facilities for powder production, laser melting, post-processing and microstructure characterization at all length scales, and staffed with highly experienced metallurgy researchers.
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 Institute has just signed a reseach collaboration agreement with Waseda University related to new material development for energy production and storage. This agreement will allow exchange of research staff between both institutions.
2 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships have recently been awarded to our Institute, and 2 more are on the reserve list. That represents a 20% success rate. Our new fellows will work in top-notch areas such as the numerical exploration of metallurgical alloys and inducing doping in
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
Ruben Costa, head of the research group on Hybrid Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, has been awarded a Consolidator grant by the European Research Council. These grants allow ambitious top scientists to establish or strengthen their teams in Europe and be truly creative in their research. Ruben
Dr. Xiaomin Zhao and Dr. Lingwei Yang have received the award to the best Doctoral Thesis at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in the academic year 2016-2017. The Doctoral Thesis of Dr. Zhao was defended in the Chemical Engineering Program and was co-supervised by Dr. D.-Y. Wang and Prof. J.
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
On 15th September 2018, nine units from China and Spain (Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beihang University, The Going Global Confederation of China Petroleum & Chemical Industry from China, the Technical University of Madrid, IMDEA Materials Institute, the Department of Innovation,
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)
Last June, IMDEA Materials hosted the First International Workshop on Multi-functional Nanocarbon Fibres
Last June, IMDEA Materials hosted the First International Workshop on Multi-functional Nanocarbon Fibres. The meeting gathered leading international researchers working on nanocarbons developing the next generation of functional carbon fibres and fabrics based on nanobuilding blocks. There were
Prof. Javier Llorca, Scientific Director of IMDEA Materials Institute, has received the award to the best scientific career by SOCIEMAT Javier Llorca receiving the SOCIEMAT award to the best scientific career during the CNMAT 2018 conference
Dr. Rubén Costa has been awarded one of the 2018 Leonardo Grants to Researchers and Cultural Creators by the BBVA Foundation. Leonardo Grants are intended to directly support personnal projects of researchers and cultural creators in intermediate stages of their professional careers, between 30 and
The First International Workshop on Multi-functional Nanocarbon Fibres, which will take place at the IMDEA Materials Institute between 27-29 June, 2018, will gather leading researchers around the globe working on nanocarbons, with a view to developing the next generation of functional carbon fibres
Past tuesday 5th of June, representatives of the Clean Sky 2 visit our Institute as part of the Engine Integrated Technology Demonstrator (ITD) annual meeting, organized by ITP Aero. Our Instutute is currently participating in 3 Clean Sky 2 projects: REDISH, (CROR Engine Debris Impact SHielding.
On July 23rd and 24th IMDEA Materials Institute organizes a Summer School on Additive Manufacturing and an Industry Day where prominent companies (Siemens, ITP, Renishaw, HP, LPW Technologies, Mizar Additive) will discuss the progress of the field as well as the challenges ahead. This event is
One Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Innovative Training Networks (ITN) has recently been awarded to our Institute, representing a 17% success rate. This new project (BioImplant ITN) will train 12 young researchers in the area of development of bioresorbable materials for orthopaedic and vascular
MINIMAL is a research endeavour which will contribute significantly towards improving analysis/predictive tools for dislocation-interface interactions in metallic nanolaminates, which have attracted application as mechanical parts in Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). It is funded by the
Dr. Jon Molina has been awarded as one of the best young researchers by Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M). The full information of this award can be found in this link (in Spanish only)
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
A special issue organized by our colleague Rubén Costa on new materials and approaches for optoelectronics is free to read in ChemPlusChem through May! Check it out under this link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/21926506/83/4
Last week we participated in the program "4ºESO + empresa", through which high school students of the Lourdes School made an approach to an adult work environment and thus better understand the world of work.
On April 13, a bilateral technical meeting was held between the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) and the IMDEA Materials Institute. Twelve researchers from both institutions attended the workshop, which took place at IMDEA Materials’ facilities in Tecnogetafe, with
The paper entitled "Energy storage in structural composites by introducing CNT fiber/polymer electrolyte interleaves" is available for download at Scientific Reports journal. This is a recent work by the multifunctional nanocomposites group, headed by Dr. Juan José Vilatela. This work presents a
3 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships have recently been awarded to our Institute, and 2 more are on the reserve list. That represents nearly a 30% success rate. Our new fellows will work in top-notch areas such as nanostructured yarn composites for structural energy storage, new
Last Tuesday, February 8, IMDEA Materials opened the doors to children of the Community of Madrid to have the opportunity to know the great work done by women scientists and transmit them the enthusiasm they have in science. In the following link you can see a brief explanation of the activities
Researchers of our Institute collaborate with an international consortia to develop an ultra-fast processing process for steels. This approach is energetically more efficient than current methods. You can learn more about this technique in this article (Spanish only)
The Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory will support the research project entitled "Atomistic simulations of precipitate-strengthening for optimum design of light alloys for green transport", who will be carried out by Prof. J. LLorca, Dr. I. Papadimitrou and Mr. Gustavo
On 28th of November took place the 2nd IMDEA Materials Innovation Award. The Director of the Institute, Prof. Ignacio Romero, gave the award to Miguel Angel Valdes on his winner project entitle ““Ultra-rapid processing of advanced high strength steels”. The 2nd edition started with the last year´s
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
Francisca Martínez-Hergueta has received the award to the best doctoral thesis in the academic year 2015-2016 from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). The thesis was entitled "Multiscale analysis of the mechanical behaviour of needle-punched nonwoven fabrics " and was carried out at IMDEA
Researchers from IMDEA Materials, University of La Rioja and University of Alicante have set a new record in the energy efficiency of TiO2 solar cells (8.75 %). TiO2 is an affordable compound that makes these solar cells less expensive than traditional silicon solar cells. The research at IMDEA
Are you interested in learning how we contribute to improve 3D printing of metals?, do you want to manufacture composite materials or learn how to improve the fire behabiour of plastics?. You can visit us next November 14th as part of Madrid Science Week!
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.
Rubén Costa, head of the research group on hybrid optoelectronic materials and devices at IMDEA Materials, has been awarded talented young innovator by the MIT Technology Review. Rubén Costa is leveraging his educational background to guide his work developing a lower-cost, more
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
A delegation from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) recently visited IMDEA Materials Institute´s facilities with the objective of exploring possible future lines of collaboration in the field of materials science and engineering.
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
Prof. Carlos González, head of the research program on the "Next Generation of Composite Materials" at IMDEA Materials Institute, has been appointed Full Professor at the Department of Materials Science of Polytechnic University Madrid (UPM), in which he was an Associate Professor. Our
Last Friday, June 30th, the Director and Deputy Director of the Institute gave the awards to the winners of the 2016 edition of the IMDEA Materials Imaging Contest. From left to right: Jose Luis Jimenez, Miguel Ángel Valdés, Daniel del Pozo and Miguel Monclús. The winners of this year in the
Jingya Wang, Research Assistant at IMDEA Materials Institute, received the award to the best poster entitled “Computational Study of Atomic Mobility in HCP Mg-Al-Zn Ternary Alloys and Anisotropic diffusion in hcp Mg-Al alloys” at the International CALPHAD Conference. This Conference was first held
The MICROMECH II project is the follow up of the Clean Sky MICROMECH project and is focused on the development of more elaborated micromechanical models for Inconel 718 alloy (casted and forged). Check the whole description of the project.
Are you a researcher interested in carrying out your research with us?, do you want to apply for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fedllowship?. We have a selection of projects for your consideration!
Back in 2007, the European Commission established the European Research Council (ERC) with the mission to encourage excellent frontier research in Europe through competitive funding, supporting top researchers across all fields and of any nationality. Since then, the ERC has had a considerable
On April 28th, Javier LLorca stepped down as Director of IMDEA Materials Institute, after 10 years in this position. The newly appointed Director is Ignacio Romero, formerly Deputy Director of the Institute, and head of the Computational Solid Mechanics Group. Dr. Romero is Full Professor at the
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.
The past 4th of May, IMDEA Materials Institute took part in the “Graphene Market Place” event, organised by Airbus in Getafe (Madrid), which counted with the participation of the 2010 Physics Nobel Prize, Konstantin Novoselov. Novoselov gave a talk in which besides explaining the simple exfoliation
The outcome of the research activities performed during year 2016 is summarized in this document. The personnel, current research projects, research infrastructures as well as disseminations activities (publications, conferences and seminars, patents, theses, etc.) can be found in this annual report
First Year Assessment of Sergio Lucarini entittle “Developement of a FFT-based homogenization code in python” – 21st of April at 12:00 pm at the Seminar Room
Abstract: The mechanical behavior of heterogeneus materials such as composites, polycrystals or cellular materials, depends on their actual microstructure. Computational homogenization is a powerful tool that allows to link macroscopic behavior with microstructure by solving a boundary value
You can read our view on advanced simulation tools for Fibre-Reinforced Polymers in JEC Magazine (Issue #111 - March 2017, pp. 110 - 111)
The CRASHING II project is the follow up of the Clean Sky CRASHING project and is focused on the modelling and simulation of the crashworthiness of and aircraft front fuselage using numerical composite material models developed in the initial project. The cabin model will be simulated in different
An interview of Dr. Vinodkumar Etacheri, head of the Electrochemical Energy Storage group at IMDEA Materials Institute (Madri+d, in Spanish only)
Dr. Juan José Vilatela, Senior Researcher at IMDEA Materials, joins the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports. Scientific Reports is an online, open access journal from the publishers of Nature. It publishes scientifically valid primary research from all areas of the natural and clinical sciences.
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
Dr. Teresa Pérez Prado, Senior Researcher at IMDEA Materials, has been elected Board Member of the Spanish Society for Materials (SOCIEMAT). The mission of the Spanish Society for Materials (SOCIEMAT) is to foster and disseminate the important research and development efforts carried out in Spain in
Driven by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MEIC), Technological Platforms are public-private team-work structures led by the industry, in which all the stakeholders of the Science-Technology-Innovation Spanish system interested in a given technological field, work
Clean Sky Joint Undertaking 2 This project will develop revolutionary lightweight electrical energy storing composite materials for future electric and hybridelectric aircraft. Building on previous research in novel lightweight supercapacitor composites, structural battery and structural energy
Source(s): IMDEA Materials, Arcelor Mittal Within the framework of the coordinated project ACERCOM, coordinated by Arcelor Mittal, IMDEA Materials Institute will mainly carry out the modeling, fabrication and characterization of fiber metal laminates for application in marine wind energy. See the
On the Role of Alloy Composition and Sintering Parameters in the Bimodal Grain Size Distribution and Mechanical Properties of ODS Ferritic Steels
A. García-Junceda, M. Campos, N. García-Rodríguez, J.M. Torralba. On the Role of Alloy Composition and Sintering Parameters in the Bimodal Grain Size Distribution and Mechanical Properties of ODS Ferritic Steels. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 47, 5325–5333,
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A A. García-Junceda, M.J. Santofimia. Symposium on New steels for applications under extreme conditions. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 47, 5271–5271, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s11661-016-3766-2
Source(s): IMDEA Materials, Composite Structures E. I. Saavedra, S. Haldar. Micro-macro mechanical relations in Palmetto wood by numerical homogenisation. Composite Structures 154, 1-10, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.06.050
Energy dissipation during delamination in composite materials – An experimental assessment of the cohesive law and the stress-strain field ahead of a crack tip
Source(s): IMDEA Materials, Composites Science and Technology M. Jalalvand, G. Czél, J. D. Fuller, M. R. Wisnom, L. P. Canal, C. D. González, J. LLorca. Energy dissipation during delamination in composite materials - An experimental assessment of the cohesive law and the stress-strain field ahead of
Strengthening mechanisms in nanostructured Al/SiCp composite manufactured by accumulative press bonding
Source(s): IMDEA Materials, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A S. Amirkhanlou, M. Rahimian, M. Ketabchi, N. Parvin, P. Yaghinali, F. Carreño. Strengthening mechanisms in nanostructured Al/SiCp composite manufactured by accumulative press bonding. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A
The use of polymer based composite materials in aircraft structures has increased dramatically in the last decades and today they represent up to 50% in weight (Airbus A350 and Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircrafts) for wings, fuselage sections and tail surfaces. The driving force for the introduction of
Near Beta Ti project is firstly aimed at processing the selected near beta Ti alloy by high pressure torsion, characterizing the grain size and phase distribution of the resulting microstructures and measuring their mechanical behaviour. In addition, the development of phase transformations in near
IMDEA Materials Institute, TOLSA S.A. and the CELLMAT laboratory are developing, within the project NEOADFOAM, novel fire retardant additives capable of improving at the same time the thermal insulation, mechanical and fire resistance properties of expanded polystyrene and rigid polyurethane
Predoctoral Researcher Degree in Materials Engineering Salamanca University, Spain Research: Composite Materials