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
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 goal of the EXTECP project, funded by the China Scholarship Council, is the development of coupled thermomechanical crystal plasticity models to simulate problems under extreme conditions: very large strain rates and high temperatures. See the whole description of the EXTRECP project.
Dr. Juan José Vilatela, Head of the Multifunctional Nanocomposites research group at IMDEA Materials Institute, has obtained the prestigious ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council. Dr. Vilatela will receive € 1.5 million along the next 5 years to
Position: Visiting Researcher Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences (Structural Engineering) University of California, San Diego, USA. Professor of Structural Engineering, Michigan State University Research Interests Multiscale assessment and design of tailored materials, devices and structures.
Position: Laboratory Technician BSc.: Telecommunications Engineering, Valencia University, Spain Contact: david.maldonado(AT)imdea.org
Position: Visiting Scientist PhD: Central South University, India Research: Computational Alloy Design Contact: jiang.wang(AT)imdea.org
Next Generation High Performance Epoxy-based Composites: Green Recycling and Molecular-level Fire Retardancy
The general objective of this project istwo fold: i) designing and developing of novel multifunctional high reactivity curing agents constituted of controllable functional cross-linking groups on the wall of beta-cyclodextrin structures (easily recyclable after end of lifetime) and ii) studying
Drs. Yuwen. Cui and Javier Segurado will carry out a research project in collaboration with the China Scholarship Council (China) to develop a high throughput diffusion multiple technique for screening of phase transformation kinetics in Ti alloys, which will be used
IMDEA Materials Institute and State Key Lab of Metal Matrix Composites has recently signed a two years colaboration agreement to promote joint research and development activities in the area of multi-scale modeling for functional materials and composites. In addition, this agreement opens a
See NEWQP project description
Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) confers Honorary Degree to Professor Subra Suresh, Dean of MIT School of Engineering. The ceremony will be held on January, 28th, at 11:00h am, in the Paraninfo of the UPM
Link to the complete text: UPM.es
Predoctoral Researcher: Multi-functional Graphene Thermoplastic Composite Materials. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Juan José Vilatela, leader of the research program on "Nanomaterials for Multifunctional Applications" at IMDEA Materials, leads this prestigious ERC Starting Grant from the European Union. Dr. Vilatela and his research group will develop new multifunctional structural composite materials that
Position: Researcher Associate PhD: Universidad de Barcelona Research: "Hybrids based on carbon nanotube fibres" Contact: email@example.com
IMDEA Materials Institute, STMicroelectronics, one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) have recently signed a partnership agreement to perform a join research project in the field of microelectronics. This three
Past august 2014, Dr .De-Yi Wang, head of High Performance Nanocomposites group at IMDEA Materials Institute, was elected “External Scientific Member” (IPF Fellow) at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF). IPF is one of the leading and largest polymer research
An article on the difficulties some of our foreign researchers face when coming to Spain has been published in “El Mundo”newspaper (nationwide publication).
Position: Research Asistant Research: Impact in composite materials Contact: miguel.herraez(AT)imdea.org
Position: Research Assistant Complutense University of Madrid, Spain Research: Computer simulation of dislocations Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
J. J. Vilatela, D. Eder. Nanocarbon Composites and Hybrids in Sustainability: A Review. ChemSusChem, 5, 456-478, 2012. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201100536
The worldwide demand of improving quality and efficiency of metallurgical processes and decreasing cost of the final products stimulates intensive research to reach these goals. However, large-scale industrial experiments are too expensive and very time-consuming. To decrease the research costs and
IMDEA Materials Director, Prof. Javier Llorca is part of the Spanish delegation of scientists visiting Japan
The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Science and Technology Japanese Agency signed the 11th of March an agreement to develop joint research on nanotechnology and new materials oriented to face the environmental challenges and obtain a sustainable development. A Spanish delegation,
Proyect Manager. PhD: University of Vigo, Spain. Contact: email@example.com
As part of the European project MICROMECH, carried out in collaboration with Industria de Turbopropulsores (ITP), the following results have been obtained Development of a new methodology for experimental characterization at the micro scale. This methodology is based on micropillar compression as
Position: Research Associate PhD.: Aerospace Engineering. Technical University of Madrid, Research: Blade Impact/Small Fragment Impact/Ice
A linear density, crimp and tensile tester for single fibres is now available at IMDEA Materials Institute. This system (FAVIMAT+, Textechno) can be used to characterize mechanical properties of single fibres. It can measure the mechanical resistance, lineal density and crimp. In addition, it is
Position: Visiting Scientist PhD: Sichuan University, China Research: Bio-based Fire Retardant Materials Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW EPOXY project will develop novel Graphene Oxide/Layered Double Hydroxide (GO/LDH) hybrids as multifunctional reactive fire retardants for epoxy resins. NEW EPOXY is a Marie Curie Action (International Incoming Fellowship, IIF) funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union. See NEW
Position: Research Assistant Research: Production and properties of thermoset nanocomposites Contact: alfonso.monreal(AT)imdea.org
The Metal Physics group, led by Dr. Teresa Pérez-Prado, has succeeded in stabilizing a Li phase with a hexagonal closed packed (hcp) structure at room temperature and 1 atm by the application of pressure to Mg-Li alloys. At atmospheric pressure, pure Li and Li-Mg alloys undergo a bcc to hcp
The granted patent, with publication number ES2342962, protects an invention which consists in a new process for the controlled fabrication of the stable beta phase under ambient conditions in the pure metals of group IV of the periodic table (Titanium, Zirconium, Hafnium). The process, which takes
Obama nominates Professor Subra Suresh, Trustee and Scientific Counselor of IMDEA Materials, <br />to lead NSF
It's official. President Barack Obama has chosen Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineering (MIT) Dean Subra Suresh to be the next director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prof. Suresh is member of the Board of Trustees and Scientific Council of IMDEA Materials. Link to the complete
IMDEA - Materials is beginning its activities following the successful meetings of the Scientific Committee and of the Board of Trustees. The inauguration of the provisional site of IMDEA-materials, which will be held on October 30th. Dr. Gary Savage, director of operations of Honda Formula 1
The newest Airbus and Boeing passenger jets flying today are made primarily from advanced composite materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic (extremely light, durable materials that reduce the overall weight of the plane by as much as 20 percent compared to aluminum-bodied planes). Such