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
IMDEA Materials participates in the document “R&D&I Industrial Priorities in Advanced Manufacturing”
The document has been elaborated by the Spanish Aerospace Technological Platform (PAE), with the support of a working group led by Aernnova and formed by ACITURRI, AIMPLAS, AIRBUS, AIRGRUP, AIMEN, CEIT, COMET Ingeniería, EHU/CFAA, FIDAMC, HEROUX-DEVTEK, ITP AERO, OBUU Tech and UPV. It defines 28
The project ENTENTE (European Database for Multiscale Modelling of Radiation Damage) has started on the 1st of September 2020 and it will last 48 months. The aim of this project is to design a new European experimental/modelling materials database to collect and store highly-relevant data on
The current design of composite materials follows a trial and error approach based on an expensive and time consuming testing pyramid that costs industry millions of euros and years of development each time a new composite material is introduced in an aircraft. In this video, you can watch how we
The aim of the DELIGHTED project is to gain fundamental understanding of principles of microstructural design for engineering of perspective austenitic lightweight steels to reach the combination of mechanical and performance properties suitable for applications. To read more about the scientific
The Multi-FAM project proposes the combination of materials with different functionalities, the additive manufacturing process by direct laser deposition (DED) and thermodynamic and process simulation, as enabling technologies to obtain multi-material and multifunctional 3D parts for direct
We are helping ITP Aero to produce the IPT (Intermediate Pressure Turbine) casing for the future Rolls-Royce UltraFan engine. So far, we have carried out the characterisation of the behaviour of the astroloy at containment and impact. Read more here.
Our colleague María Teresa Pérez Prado has been appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board of the European Space Agency (ESA). She will support the Agency as part of the Physical Sciences Working Group, particularly concerning their activities on micro-gravity research
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,
We are delighted to announce the launch of the IMDEA Materials 2019 report, available now for download. This annual report is designed to give you an overview of the Institute and main achievements in 2019. You will also find a description of the current Research Programmes highlighting
IMDEA Materials webinar: “Microstructure prediction through multiscale modeling of solidification processing”
We are glad to announce the second episode of the IMDEA Materials Institute webinar series, that will take place the 27th of May at 12.00 pm Madrid time Damien Tourret, Researcher at IMDEA Materials & Marie Skłodowska Curie fellow (CINEMA, GA nº 842795) will talk about
We are looking for post-doctoral researchers willing to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF), call 2020. Our Institute has a long track record hosting MSCA fellows and has obtained outstanding success rates in recent calls of MSCA IF. The following hosting
Webinars cycle on “Cross-sectional reflections during a pandemic: the importance of more and better science”. It will start on April 30th.
What will happen to “I+D+I” when the pandemic ends? Find out in the 9 #reflexionesciencia webinars that begin on April 30! https://sites.google.com/view/reflexiones-transversales/
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
As part of our strategic plan 2020-2025, we have recently opened a Technology Transfer and Innovation Unit (TTIU) to promote and support the commercial exploitation of the R&D results obtained within our projects. The head of the TTIU, Dr. Javier Rubio, joined the Institute on the 1st of March
In the light of the last events related to the COVID-19 situation in both Spain and Europe we are very sorry to inform you that we have decided to cancel the EMMC17 meeting in Madrid. It is a very sad situation since the conference pointed to be a great success! www.emmc17.org
During the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting of 2020, which took place in San Diego, (California, USA), Damien Tourret, Resarcher at the IMDEA Materials Institute, was awarded The Young Leaders Professional Development Award. This award provides an opportunity for
IMDEA Materials Institute launches the first episode of a scientific - technological webinar series given by its principal investigators . The aim is to disseminate the knowledge we have acquired throughout the years in order to study, develop and process better materials that can contribute to
Given the situation created by COVID 19, following the instructions of the health authorities and the Community of Madrid, the XI Madrid is Science Fair is postponed.
We received a high-level visit from Madrid Regional Government past Friday 21st of February, proof of their commitment to science and technology R&D.
Our alumny Miguel Herráez has received the extraordinary doctoral award of the course 2017-2018 by the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) for the thesis entitled ‘Computational Micromechanics Models for Damage and Fracture of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers’. Miguel received the award from the Rector
Our colleague Rubén Costa has reveived the Fundación Princesa de Girona award for scientific research 2020. The jury has recognized his work in the development of LEDs with biological components. Rubén Costa joined our Institute in year 2017 thanks to a the a talent attraction grant from Madrid
We got a 42% success rate in the last call of the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships! This means that 5 experience researchers will soon join our center to work in top-notch areas such as the functionalization of nanocellullose for smart materials, the next generation LEDs and lightweight
What if bacteria could produce cheaper, sustainable, and safer color filters for LEDs? LED lamps consist of a blue-emitting chip and an optical filter made of inorganic phosphors, rare earth minerals that transforms blue light into the white light we all use in our homes. This filter does not
Do you want to pursue a career in science and innovation? Are you interested in doing a PhD in an applied, close to market topic? Come and get to know the projects where you could work on!
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 Institute hosted past January 14th and 15th a workshop devoted to 3D printing of metals. The first day focused on the fundamentals, while the second day covered the many applications of this technology. World-renowned experts on the field participated in the event, such as Iain Todd (Director
Discover how our grandchildren's LEDs will be in this TEDx talk by our colleague Rubén Costa.
The recognition of our Institute as a ‘María de Maeztu’ unit of excellence started past December 16th and will run for an initial period of 4 years. The Spanish Excellence Programmes of ‘Severo Ochoa’ Centres and ‘María de Maeztu’ Units identify and promote excellence in scientific research.
Rubén Costa among the top 100 Spanish Economic Leaders for Tomorrow on the Choiseul Institute ranking 2019
Rubén Costa, head of our research group on Hybrid Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, ranked among the top 100 Spanish Economic Leaders on the Choiseul Institute ranking 2019. Ranking reflects leading Spanish professionals aged under 42. More information in this article by "Expansión" journal.
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
Past November 14th we hosted the 1st Annual Meeting of the Spain-China Joint Research Center on Advanced Materials. The goal of this initiative is to search solutions to industry problems related to advanced polymeric materials. During the meeting, the action plan for upcoming years was
Last Friday 15th of November we hosted one of the Technological Knowledge Conferences of ITP aero. These events are organized by the engines and turbines manufacturer in collaboration with its network of research and development centres. The day focused on experimentation and testing technologies
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.
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
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.
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