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 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

Scientific Highlight: Computational discovery of hydrogen storage materials

IMDEA Materials has know-how and experience in developing computational high-throughput screening workflows for discovery of hydrogen storage materials. Our focus has been mostly directed towards advanced porous materials such as metal organic frameworks and related materials (Fig. 1). Our

Scientific Highlight: Fire retardant reprocessable epoxy-based composites

IMDEA Materials has developed a technology to produce Reprocessable Epoxy Resin (REP) composites with excellent fire retardancy and re-processability. Compared with pure epoxy resin with a Limited Oxygen Index (LOI) of 21.7 % and no rating in vertical burning test (UL-94), recyclable epoxy resin

Scientific Highlight: In-situ studies of defect-engineered electrodes

Diffusion independent pseudocapacitive ion storage is one of the recently investigated mechanisms for achieving ultrafast Li and Na-ion storage. It usually involves surface/ near surface charge-transfer reactions. Nevertheless, intrinsic pseudocapacitance of transition metal oxide anodes is not

Scientific Highlight: New 3D-printed alloys for extreme conditions

IMDEA Materials has recognized expertise on the design of alloys for high temperature, high strength and lightweight applications, which are suitable for the production of 3D printed components by laser-based or binder-jetting methods. Previous works include the design of superalloys for turbine