Javier LLorca, Professor of Materials Science of the Technical University of Madrid and director and founder of IMDEA Materials Institute has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Society of Engineering Science (SES). Founded in 1963, the Society of Engineering Science is a non-profit
FUTURALVE is a national R&D collaborative program carried out by a consortium of companies and led by ITP. The goal of the project is to create new materials and advanced fabrication technologies for the new generation of high speed turbines. Check FUTURALVE project description Check related
A Gel Permeation Chromatographer (GPC) is now available at IMDEA Materials Institute. The system (Waters) consists of a Waters 2414 refractive index detector, a Waters 2489 UV/Visible detector, a Waters 1500 column heater, and a series of Waters polystyrene GPC columns. It is used to determine
AMPI International (non-profit professional society which promotes the advancement of powder metallurgy (PM) and particulate materials as a science) recognizes the work of Prof. José Manuel Torralba (Deputy Director of IMDEA Materials). The 2015 AMPI fellow award recipients will receive
IMDEA Materials institute has an opening for a Researcher (tenure-track position) in the area of X-ray characterization of materials. More details and application process
Position: Research Associate PhD: Università di Bologna, Italy Research: Organic synthesis and multifunctional polymers Contact: carmine.coluccini(AT)imdea.org
Position: Research Associate PhD: Complutense University of Madrid, Spain Research: Synthesis of advanced materials based on carbon nanotube fibres Contact: belen.aleman(AT)imdea.org
Link to the complete new in Media Speech of the IMDEA Materials Institute Director (54.8 KB) Enlaces a otros medios: Consejería de Educación, Juventud y Deporte elEconomista.es madridiario.es
The group of Multifunctiional Nanocomposites of IMDEA Materials has started the research project DECOMP. The main idea of the project is to combine polymer matrices (thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers) and nano-reinforced fillers (layered silicates/clay/carbon nanotubes) to produce
Polymer matrix composites are currently used in many structural applications that require a significant reduction in weight for energy and/or environmental reasons. However, despite all existing information and actual knowledge about these materials, their complex mechanical behaviour (highly
Research Associate: Novel processing of Fe-Al intermetallics. PhD: Autonomy University of Barcelona, Spain Contact: email@example.com
REDISH is an European project funded by the Clean Sky Joint Technology Undertaking 2 within the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union. The goal of the REDISH project is the development and maturation of innovative shielding able to sustain impacts from high and low energy debris caused by
The PhD Thesis entitled "Mechanical Behavior of Hybrid 3D Woven Composites", carried out by Dr. Raúl Muñoz at IMDEA Materials Institute under the supervision of Dr. Carlos González and Prof. Javier Llorca, has been awarded by the Spanish Association of Composite
Position: Research Associate PhD.: Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain Research: Monte Carlo simulation of epitaxial growth for semiconductors Contact: juanpablo.balbuena(AT)imdea.org
Position: HHRR Project Manager Contact: rosa.bazan(AT)imdea.org
The general objective of this project is to study the mechanical behavior of metal/ceramic multilayers at the nanoscale. See NANOLAM project description
Position: Proffesor Guangxi University, China Research: DFT/MD of thermoelectric/phase change materials
The status of Fellow is awarded to members who have contributed significantly to the advancement of mechanics and related fields and it was granted to Prof. LLorca in recognition for his contributions to understand the relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties of materials by
IMDEA Materials Institute has installed a Digital Image Correlation System (DCI) to perform non-contact full-field displacement mapping by means of images acquired by an optical system of stereographic cameras.
IMDEA Materials member of the Steering Committee of the recently created Spanish Technological Platform of Advanced Materials and Nanomaterials (MATERPLAT)
The main goal of the new initiative is to develop a new collaboration framework between the companies, universities, technological/research centers interested in promoting the growth and application of advanced materials and nanomaterials. The horizontal approach of the Platform includes within its
NABISCO project, funded by the China Scholarship Council, deals with the development of strategies to integrate macroscopic fibres and films of CNTs into structural laminate composites. The aim is to improve the mechanical properties of traditional fibre-reinforced polymer composites, while
The objective of this investigation, with a focus on the Co-base high temperature alloys and funded by the China Scholarship Council, aims at developing a robust high throughput diffusion couple technique. The new technique will enable fast mapping of such information as phase
Dr. De-Yi Wang, head of the High Performance Polymer Nanocomposites group at IMDEA Materials Institute, has been selected as Associate Editor of "RSC Advances" since October 2015. RSC Advances is a high impact journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry. RSC Advances is an international,
Position: Project Manager Degree in Industrial Electronic Engineering, University of León, Spain MBA: International University of La Rioja, Spain
Position: Research Asistant MSc.: Lomonosov Moscow University, Russia Research: Nanostructured supercapacitors Contact: evgeny.senokos(AT)imdea.org
Position: Research Associate PhD: V. Lashkarev Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Ukraine Research: Epitaxial growth of SiGe and III-V materials Contact: andrey.sarikov(AT)imdea.org
The goal of this research collaboration is to identify and select new material concepts for possible use and incorporation into the future rear fuselages which operate at high temperature. See Pre-HITMAAS project description
Guanglong Xu has been awarded with a CALPHAD scholarship as a PhD student to give presentation at the coming international conference CALPHAD XLII to be held at San Sebastian (Spain) next May 26-31.
The thesis entitled "Micromechanical Characterization and Simulation of the Effect of Environmental Aging in Structural Composite Materials” represents the first doctoral thesis fully developed at the IMDEA Materials facilities since its research activities started at the beginning of
IMDEA Materials Institute participates in the FP7 European project RADINTERFACE, which aims at constructing a bottom-up framework (advanced predictive tool) allowing discovery and quantifications of materials damage mechanisms and effects on mechanical properties for novel crystalline materials with
"If Spain wants to get out of the crisis and create employment, the only way is to invest in technology and innovation". Link to the complete text: Madri+d
Research Assistant: High-strength steels. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher Phd: Engineering Sciences Polytechnic school of Louvain, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium Research "Virtual Design, Virtual Processing and Virtual Testing of Metallic Materials"
Various researchers from IMDEA Materials Institute participate in the following activities (ES): Investigadores en la empresa. European corner Dentro de la actividad Investigadores en la empresa. European corner tendreis la posibilidad de conocer a varios Investigadores
Position:Visiting Research Associate PhD.: Polytechnic University of Madrid Research: Computational solid mechanics Contact: david.portillo(AT)imdea.org
Position: Research Associate PhD: University of Manchester, UK Research: Crystal plasticity modeling Contact: david.gonzalez(AT)imdea.org
The High Performance Nanocomposites group lead by Dr. De-Yi Wang participates in COST action MP1105: Sustainable flame retardancy for textiles and related materials based on nanoparticles substituting conventional chemicals (FLARETEX). Dr. De-Yi Wang was appointed as the National Representative from
Position: Laboratory Technician Contact: miguel.delacruz(AT)imdea.org
The Multifunctional Nanocomposites group of IMDEA Materials Institute, led by Dr. Juan José Vilatela, has been awarded a prestigious Marie Curie Action Grant (CIG) to carry out a four-year research project on design and processing of Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube Fibre Nanocomposites. See MUFIN
Prof. Allison formerly was a senior technical leader with Ford Motor Co. He is recognized for contributions to automotive casting technology and computational materials engineering. Link to source new (Record Update, University of Michigan)
Airbus is already planning its A30X next generation aircraft to replace the A320, the standard Airbus jet airliner for short- to medium-range routes. The aircraft manufacturer has been evaluating new configurations through the European Union-funded Nacre (New Aircraft Concepts Research) project,
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The defense of the PhD thesis of Francisca Martínez " "Multiscale analysis of the mechanical behaviour of needle-punched nonwoven fabrics" will take place on Friday, February 5th at 12 noon at the E. T. S. de Ingenieros de Caminos of the Polytechnic
Mr. Mehdi Rahimian will defend his PhD thesis entitled "Physical simulation of investment casting of Mar-M247 Ni-based superalloy" next Monday 13th of July, at 12:00 h in Carlos III University, (aula de Grados), Leganés Campus (Madrid).
Position: Research Assistant MSc.: Shanghai Jiang Tong University, China Research: New Generation Fire Retardant Materials Contact: zhi.li(AT)imdea.org
Size effect in LiF plasticity: new insights into the lattice resistance contribution - 16 Jun 2014
Javier LLorca, director of IMDEA Materials Institute and professor of Materials Science at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, has been elected to the Academia Europaea in the Physics and Engineering section. The election took place during the Academy Council held in Wroclaw on September, 16th.
Position: Lecturer Xiamen University, China Research: Mg alloys
IMDEA Materials Institute y Pennsylvania State University has signed a two years colaboration agreement to promote joint research and development activities in the areas of processing, charaterization and simulation of advanced materials. In addition, this agreement opens a new range of
IMDEA Material Institute and AIRBUS Operations has strengthened their scientific partnership with a new R&D contract. The project aims at developing advanced numerical simulations for metallic small fragments impacts on composite fuselage and shields for critical systems protection.
Dr. Jerusalem, head of the Computational Mechanics of Materials group, analyze the current situation of the continuum simulations in the materials field. Link to the complete text: Madri+d
NANOLAM project is part of a collaborative research effort between IMDEA Materials and Arizona State University in order to study the high temperature nanoindentation and micropillar compression behavior of Al/SiC nanolaminates. Check the whole description of the NANOLAM project
The objective of this investigation, funded by the China Scholarship Council, is to develop high performance reinforced fire-retardant polymers via special molecular design, chemical functionalization of the reinforced fibers and advanced polymer processing. The fire behaviours, mechanical
Position: Researcher Associate PhD: Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Research: "Thermodynamics and Atomistics
Our internationalization strategy, based on mid-long term partnerships with key companies, highlighted in madri+d website. Read the whole story (ES)
A fatigue testing system is now available at IMDEA Materials Institute. The system (INSTRON 8802, INSTRON) allows a broad range of static and dynamic test applications from basic metals to larger scale component testing. Typical applications of this servohydraulic machines include fracture
Position: Accounting Assistant Contact: vanessa.hernangomez(AT)imdea.org
Position: Research Associate PhD: Mondragon University, Spain Research: Multiscale plasticity Contact: aitor.cruzado(AT)imdea.org
Position: Research Associate University of Alicante, Spain Research: Al and Mg nanocomposites Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Computational Mechanics of Materials group of IMDEA Materials Institute leads the European project SIMUCOMP which aims to help design and stress engineers assess the structural integrity and the damage tolerance of lightweight composite structures through provision of new accurate and predictive
"Only enterprises investing in technology will survive" Link to the complete text: Madridiario El profesor Javier Llorca, doctor ingeniero de Caminos, es catedrático y responsable del grupo de investigación en “Materiales Estructurales Avanzados y Nanomateriales” de la Universidad
Dr. De-Yi Wang has been recently elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Founded in 1841, RSC is the largest organization in Europe for chemical scientists and advancing the chemical sciences. RSC partners with industry and academia, advises governments on policy, and promotes the
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MicroTest is an industrial contract with the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) to study the mechanical properties and the fracture behavior in correlation with the microstructure using real parts and specimens produced in industrial conditions. See MicroTest project description.
The PhD Thesis entitled "High Temperature Mechanical Behavior of Al/SiC Nanoscale Multilayers" and “In-situ analysis of the high temperature deformation and fracture mechanisms of a ɣ-TiAl alloy", carried out by Drs. Saeid Lotfian and Rocío Muñoz at IMDEA
Dr. Ilchat Sabirov, head of the Physical Simulation group at IMDEA Materials Institute, has received the Young Researcher Award for outstanding contribution to nano-severe plastic deformation research at the NanoSPD6 conference held past June 30 – July 4 2014 in Metz (France).
During the past TMS2014 annual meeting and exhibition (San Diego, USA, 16-20/02/2014), Dr. Yuwen Cui was appointed as committee member of the ASM Alloy Phase Diagram (APD) for the next three years. ASM International is a materials science and engineering society where materials users,
IMDEA Materials Institute is achieving great success in the last calls of the 7th Framework Programme. To date, our researchers have secured 6 R&D projects belonging to different lines of this programme: MICROMECH project (Clean Sky I JTI (Joint Technology Initiative)) MODENA, ICMEG and
Vacuum Induction Melting and Casting System with Directional Solidification Device (VSG 002 DS, PVA TePla)
System employed for melting of a wide range of metals, alloys or special materials under high vacuum, fine vacuum or different gas atmospheres with subsequent casting into moulds or forms. In addition it is equipped with a directional solidification device, which enables growth of single crystals
See Development of carbon nanotube-based epoxy resins for high performance fibre cables project description
Ceremony of the placement of the first stone of the building of the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials (IMDEA Materials)
El Parque Científico y Tecnológico, Tecnogetafe, donde se ubicará el nuevo edificio es una iniciativa de la Comunidad de Madrid y el Ayuntamiento de Getafe. Con un área de cerca de 1 millón de metros cuadrados, es el Parque Tecnológico más grande de
Our Institute participates in COST action MultiComp, which is designed to bring together theorists, experimentalists and industrialists in the field of nano-carbon materials technology. See the whole description of the MultiComp network.
Predoctoral Researcher Industrial Engineer Universidad del País Vasco, Spain Research - "Multiscale Plasticity"
Predoctoral Researcher Degree in Materials Engineering Polytechnic University of Madrid Research: Steel development using high throughput methods
Position: Research Associate PhD.: University of Science and Technology of China, China, USA Research: Environmentally friendly fire retardant nanocomposites Contact: junhao.zhang(AT)imdea.org
Position: Research Assistant BEng: Technical University of Madrid, Spain Research: Modeling of ice impact on jet turbines Contact: daniel.pozo(AT)imdea.org
Position: Research Associate PhD: Illinois Institute of Technology, EEUU Research: Micromechanics of superalloys Contact: bin.gan(AT)imdea.org
In order to significantly reduce environmental burdens, lightweight metals and alloys play an increasingly important role because of their high specific strength and stiffness, corrosion resistance, and recyclability. Among them, magnesium (Mg), aluminum (Al), and titanium (Ti) alloys are widely
IMDEA Materials has installed the first dedicated high temperature nanoindentation instrument in Spain
This instrument allows nanoindentation to be carried out at temperatures up to 750°C, and also in inert environments. The instrument uses both tip and sample heating, ensuring stability for long duration testing, including creep tests. More info ….(+)
IMDEA Materials researchers bring Nanotechnology closer to the audience of the Spanish Public Radio (RNE1) program "En dias como hoy".
Research Associate: Electrochemical Energy Storage, Nanomaterials. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position: Predoctoral Researcher Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering. Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Research "Virtual Design, Virtual Processing and Virtual Testing of Metallic Materials"
A FEG S/TEM microscope is now available at IMDEA Materials Institute. The system (Talos F200X, FEI) combines outstanding high-resolution S/TEM and TEM imaging with an energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) integrated system fully compatible with high-resolution 3D tomography. It is also
Position: Research Assistant MSc Universidad Pontificia Católica de Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Research: Solidification processing and properties of Zn-Al hypoeutectic alloys
Position: Research Associate PhD.: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Research: Multiscale modeling of composites Contact: jian.xu(AT)imdea.org
Position: Research Assistant MSc: Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain Research: Electric curing of CNT/epoxy resins Contact: juancarlos.fernandez(AT)imdea.org
Prof. José Manuel Torralba (Deputy Director of IMDEA Materials Institute) received the European Power Metallurgy Association (EMPA) Distinguished Service Award 2013 during the Euro PM2013 conference held past September in Goteborg (Sweden). The EPMA Distinguished Service Awards are presented
Silvia Hernandez defended her PhD thesis entitled “Cure, Defects and Mechanical Performance of Fiber-Reinforced Composites” on March 11th at the Civil Engineering School of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). Her work was awarded the highest grade by the PhD committee. Dr.
See MODELQP project description
The research project “Grain size and temperature effect on mechanical behavior of an aluminum alloy”, have been supervised by the leader of the Physical Simulation Group of IMDEA Materials Institute, Dr. Ilchat Sabirov.
Foro de Ciencia y Tecnología: Perspectivas y nuevos desarrollos en materiales avanzados y nanociencia
Tras el éxito de la primera jornada del Foro de Ciencia y Tecnología madri+d en Nuevos Materiales y Nanotecnología, la segunda jornada presentará, entre otras, las actividades de los Institutos Madrileños de Estudios Avanzados IMDEA Materiales e IMDEA
DYNACOM is an European Industrial Doctorate (EID) programme focused on the design of the next generation of structural composite materials for high strain rate applications. Two of the major milestones of this EID are: (1) to offer 2 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) a multidisciplinary and
IMDEA Materials Institute will coordinate the European project OptiQPAP (Optimization of QP steels designed for industrial applications), funded by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RCFS, which is part of the Horizon 2020 framework programme). The Technological Centre CTM,
An X-ray diffractometer is now available at IMDEA Materials Institute. The system (Empyrean, PANalytical) allow for phase analysis, texture, and residual stress determination, as well as reflectometry. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art X-ray platform for the analysis of powders, thin films,
A Micro-scale combustion calorimeter is now available at IMDEA Materials Institute. This system, maufactured by Fire Testing Technology performs rapid laboratory scale test of the flammability of materials on milligram quantities (in the order of mg) according to standard ASTM D7309-07. Check the
Silicio Ferrosolar S.L., part of Ferroatlantica S.L. group, has signed an R&D contract with IMDEA Materials Institute to optimize the production of solar-grade silicon via purification in high vacuum furnace. More details on SICASOL project
MODENA is an European project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union. MODENA aims at developing, demonstrating and assessing an easy-to-use multi-scale software-modeling framework application under an open-source licensing scheme that delivers models with feasible computational
IMDEA Materials Institute has been awarded a new R&D contract by Airbus Operations to design composite shields against high energy impact of an open-rotor blade on the new NSA (New Single Aisle) aircraft fuselage concept. See BLADE IMPACT project description