What is the most used material in the world and the least researched?

José Manuel Torralba, IMDEA MATERIALES We live in a world of steel. It's so common that we use it as a metaphor for everyday life. Some people have nerves of steel, and the biceps of many muscular young individuals are made of ship steel. What is not a metaphor is that steel is everywhere we

“The possibility of seeing what no one has seen before in what everyone has already looked at”: Prof. Javier LLorca is awarded the National Research Prize in Engineering and Architecture

The possibility of seeing what no one has seen before in what everyone has already looked at. That is a large part of what drives Prof. Javier LLorca to continue his pioneering work after nearly four decades among the best in Spanish science and research. Scientific Director of IMDEA Materials

Do we have enough materials for the energy transition to be truly possible?

José Manuel Torralba, IMDEA MATERIALS y Miguel Ángel Rodiel, IMDEA Replacing fossil fuels brings with it challenges and side effects that must be considered by all parties involved in Europe's energy transition, vital to our future. To begin with, however, we must ask one seemingly obvious, but

Silence in the City: The New Wave of Topological Materials

Dr. Johan Christensen, IMDEA Materials Institute Imagine being on your way to a well-deserved summer vacation when suddenly you collide with another vehicle. Fortunately, the chassis of your car deforms in a controlled and programmed manner upon impact, creating a safe zone for the occupants to

IMDEA Materials Institute hosts final MAT4.0-CM Meeting as project wraps up

IMDEA Materials Institute today hosted the final meeting of MAT4.0-CM, a project designed to advance intelligent manufacturing of advanced materials for energy, transport and health. MAT4.0-CM is coordinated by IMDEA Materials and aims to promote the additive manufacturing of metallic materials

IMDEA Materials Institute celebrates its 12th Annual Imaging Contest

IMDEA Materials Institute has today celebrated the presentation of awards to finalise the 12th Annual Imaging Contest. This year's competition was dominated by the Materials Characterisation category, which contributed the majority of entries, ahead of Open Subject and Materials Simulation.

IMDEA Materials scores unprecedented success in latest MSCA Fellowship call

A new treatment for one of the world’s most prevalent tropical diseases, the discovery of cheaper alternative catalysts for hydrogen production, and the development of dynamic, load-bearing implants for tissue engineering. These are just three of the new projects that are set to get underway at

IMDEA Materials Institute represented among this year’s IOM3 award winners

IMDEA Materials Director, Professor José Manuel Torralba was on hand in London recently to receive the annual Ivor Jenkins award from the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3). And Prof. Torralba wasn’t the only award-winner with an IMDEA Materials connection on the night, as

The future of additive manufacturing on show at IMDEA Materials Institute

IMDEA Materials Institute has played host to some of the country's leading research centres and industrial partners at a technical conference on additive manufacturing. The morning session of the conference, which was organized by MATERPLAT and the Network of Excellence in Additive Manufacturing

IMDEA Materials Institute hosts first-ever research and innovation forum

The Madrid Institute of Advanced Research in Materials Science has today played host to the first-ever forum dedicated to the exchange of best practice in research and innovation between all of Spain´s 17 autonomous communities. In total, around 30 representatives from regional Ministries of Science

Scientific Highlight – 3D tissue models for studying and treating disease

3D tissue models can be used in vitro (in the lab) for the study of diseases and the testing of novel drugs, including their incorporation into microfluidic devices to form the so-called “organ-on-chip” systems. 3D tissue models can also be used in vivo (i.e. implanted in the body) to directly

Success in call 2021 of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

Two Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship have been awarded to our Institute in call 2021, and 2 more are high on the reserve list. We submitted 11 proposals, and they received marks in the range of 97 – 59 out of 100. Almost all are above the threshold. Despite the fierce competition, our