Our alumna Jingya Wang obtains the University award to the best doctoral thesis

The doctoral thesis of Jingya Wang, entitled “High throughput investigation of diffusion and solid solution hardening of HCP Mg alloys”, has obtained the Award of the Technical University of Madrid to the best doctoral thesis. The thesis was advised by Prof. J. LLorca and Prof. Y. Cui and it was

ENTENTE project starts

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

Helping industry to speed up the design of composites for impact applications

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

IMDEA Materials coordinates the new project DELIGHTED

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

Start up of the new Multi-FAM project

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

Launch of our 2019 Annual Report

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 opens a Technology Transfer and Innovation Unit

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

The conference EMMC17 has been canceled

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!

Miguel Herráez, extraordinary doctoral award 2017 – 2018 by the UPM

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

Open PhD day

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!

Word experts on 3D printing of metals meet at our Institute

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

Kick-off of the María de Maeztu programme

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.

Making plastics less flammable

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

Experimentation Conference of ITP Aero

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

Chasing new water treatment 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).

Winter School 3D Printing of Metals

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

María de Maeztu excellence award

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

Andrea Fernández, National Youth Award 2019 – Environment

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

MUVITCAPCOM project starts

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

IMDEA- Crime Scene Investigation (season 3)

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 receives the FEMS Materials Science & Technology prize 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

Miguel Herráez receives the AEMAC best PhD Thesis award

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,

HexaGB project starts

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

QPINOX project starts

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.

Great success in the last call of FET open!

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

8th edition of the scientific imaging contest

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 in the annual meeting of ITP Aero´s research centres network

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

Annual report 2018

Our latest annual report is availabe. Check here our outcomes and activities during the past year!

Interactive Periodic table RSEQ

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

Rubén Costa awarded the Young Researcher ChemPubSoc Prize by the RSEQ

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

Additive manufacturing at IMDEA Materials

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.

Collaboration agreement with Waseda University

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.

IV Edition of the Young Talent Awards

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

Women who design the future

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

New grant from the European Research Council

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

The bests in China, also the bests in Spain

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.

Sino-Spanish Joint Research Center of Advanced Materials

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,

Prof. Javier Llorca awarded by SOCIEMAT

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

Clean Sky 2 visit

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.

Summer School & Industry Day: Additive Manufacturing

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

MINIMAL project

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

Jon Molina awarded best young researcher by UC3M

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)

Large surface area lends superpowers to ultra-porous materials

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

Optoelectronics special issue

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:

Program “4ºESO+Empresa” at IMDEA Materials

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.       

CIMNE – IMDEA Materials Workshop

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