Abstract:Material modelling has been for decades the centre of scientific efforts in the field of computational mechanics. A high number of parametric nonlinear families have been proposed for modelling elastic and inelastic solids. However, model selection and parameter identification and fitting
Seminar of Dr. Valentin Vassilev, new incorporation to IMDEA Materials, entitled “In quest of accurate modelling of complex potential-energy surfaces: a Computational Chemistry and Machine Learning approach” – January 20th, 2023.
Abstract: Accurate modelling of chemical and physical interactions is crucial for obtaining thermodynamic and dynamical properties of any chemical system, enabling a myriad of possible applications. Many of these applications are computationally prohibitive when using advanced Computational
New members of the IMDEA Materials team – October, 2022
Every month, we welcome new members of the IMDEA Materials team. Here, you can find a short profile of our most recent additions. Burcu Ozdemir My name is Burcu Ozdemir and I am from Bursa, Turkey. I recently completed my Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering
Predicting plasticity and its benefits for industry
Visiting researcher Dr. Douglas Spearot is hopeful that his collaboration with IMDEA Materials will result in improved simulation techniques to predict plasticity and microstructure evolution in metals, providing key benefits for the aeronautical and automotive industries. Dr. Spearot has
First Year Assessment of Yuyao Liu, entitled “Development of biodegradable polymers for tissue engineering» –October 14th, 2022 – 12:00 pm
Abstract: Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are currently seen as excellent alternatives for the rehabilitation or replacement of damaged tissues through the use of scaffolds. However, it is still a challenge that how to select materials and their manufacturing methods to fabricate
13th European Night of Researchers in Madrid
Researchers from the 7 IMDEAS institutes will talk about the five EU Missions seen by them (part I). Our colleagues Isabel Gómez y María Dolores Martín (Lola) will be the protagonists of this great meeting. The presenters of this act will be our Director, Prof. José Manuel Torralba, and Prof.
Seminar of Dr. Ivan Fernández, from Nano4Energy SL, will give a Seminar entitled: “Research and development activities in Nano4Energy: from laboratory-scale development of thin films to industrial production”. September 8th at 12:00 in the Seminar Room.
Abstract: Nano4Energy is a technology-based company with great international projection. The main activity of Nano4Energy is the technological development of coatings with high added value through magnetron sputtering technology and the implementation of said coatings in industrial coating systems;
José Manuel Torralba is this year’s winner of the Ivor Jenkins Medal
- The Director of IMDEA Materials Institute, professor José Manuel Torralba, is only the second Spaniard to receive the Ivor Jenkins Medal. - The Ivor Jenkins Medal, awarded by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) in the United Kingdom, is the highest international recognition
Being a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at IMDEA Materials
Are you interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA PF)? Want to know what it's like to be an MSCA PF fellow in our Institute? Join us in this webinar on June 1st at 12:00 hours (Madrid time) and learn more about the hosting offers we have for call 2022 of
PhD Defense of Nana Chen entitled “Tuning the mechanical properties of metastable beta titanium alloys through the control of microstructure and deformation mechanisms”– 23rd of March, 2022.
The PhD Defense will take place on the 23rd of March, at 9:30 am, online. The dissertation is entitled “Tuning the mechanical properties of metastable beta titanium alloys through the control of microstructure and deformation mechanisms”. It was advised by Prof. Jon Molina. The assistance will
PhD Defense of Andrea Fernández entitled “Recovery and re-use of carbon fibres from recycled end-of-life epoxy based composites” – April 1st, 2022.
The PhD Defense will take place on the 1st of April, at 11:00 am in room “3.S01.08 “of the University Carlos II of Leganes in Madrid. The dissertation is entitled “Recovery and re-use of carbon fibres from recycled end-of-life epoxy based composites”. It was advised by Prof. Jon Mikel
A new generation of Spanish electric batteries
Juan José Vilatela, head of our group on multifunctional nanocomposites, explains the work Floatech company is doing for producing simpler, more sustainable batteries in this interview on Spain's National Radio.
Seminar of Dr. Jaime S. Sanchez from the University of Technology (Sweden), entitled “All-Electrochemical Graphene Composite Multilayers Deposited on Carbon Fibers and 3D-Foams for Energy Storage” – January 27th, at 12:00 pm in the Auditorium.
Abstract: Major breakthroughs in batteries would require the development of new composite materials, with a precisely controlled nanoscale architecture. These materials can be synthesized directly on the electrodes using electrochemical methods, allowing sequential deposition, high structural
First Year Assessment of Andrea Gómez, entitled “Microstructural design in lightweight steels” – 14th of December, 2021 – 3:00 pm.
Abstract Pollution is a problem that affects us, and every day is more necessary to take into account the reduction of emission to environment. One of the proposal to reduce the pollution is decreasing the weight of automobiles. To reach this objective, it is necessary to develop new materials much
Seminar of Prof. Bianchi Mendez from the Materials Physics Department of “Universidad Complutense Madrid”, entitled “Nano-heterostructures based on wide bandgap semiconducting oxides: Synthesis and optical properties ” – 26th of November, at 11:00 am in the Auditorium.
Abstract: Wide band gap (WBG) oxides are currently attracting a lot of attention due to both their versatility in achieving a nanostructured architecture as well as from their capability of interacting with the ultraviolet radiation. In this talk, I will present our latest results concerning the
Seminar of Prof. Johan Christensen from the Carlos III University of Madrid, entitled “Vibrant future for acoustic and mechanical metamaterials” – 24th of September, at 12:30 pm in the Auditorium.
Abstract The boost experienced by acoustic and mechanical metamaterial research during the past years has been driven by the ability to sculpture the flow of sound waves and vibrations at will. Metamaterials, which come in all kinds of shapes and forms, have initially been designed for
Seminar of Sergio Sanchez González from Northumbria University in UK, entitled “Metallic materials for biodegradable implants and antimicrobial surfaces” – 22nd of July, at 12:00 pm in the Seminar Room.
Abstract Metallic materials are of interest in the healthcare sector because they can be used for multiple applications including as biodegradable implants and as antimicrobial touch surfaces for hospitals and other healthcare settings. With an ever-increasing demand for materials that need to
Nanostructured fabrics to host new nanomaterials for advanced electrodes in energy storage and conversion
IMDEA Materials has developed a method to produce highly conducting nanostructured fabrics for use as current collectors or scaffold for active materials in composite electrodes for energy storage and conversion. Integration of these fabrics reduces electrode weight, improves cyclability/durability
First Year Assessment of Lucia Cobian, entitled “Experimental-Numerical Analysis of Polymer Based Lattice Materials Fabricated with Additive Manufacturing” – 24th of June, 2021.
ABSTRACT: Lattice materials are materials constituted by the repetition of small cells composed of structural units as bars, beams or shells, which form a lattice. The cell geometry can be designed to have an outstanding macroscopic response such as very high specific stiffness or energy
2nd PhD meeting of IMDEA Materials
Do you want to develop your career in the field of science and innovation? Would you like to do your Doctorate in a more applied research and closer to the market? Come to see the projects you could work with us on next May 13!
Success in call 2020 of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships
One Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship has been awarded to our center in call 2020, and 2 more are very high in the reserve list. A total 7 proposals were submitted by our center. They have received marks in the range 98.4 - 79.2 and are all above the threshold. Despite the fierce
AI-guided smart manufacturing of structural composites
Manufacturing in the EU is crucial, given that it is one of the main drivers in innovation, job creation and sustainable growth. It involves almost 2,000,000 companies that provide approximately 28.5 million jobs. Therefore, its impact is significant in terms of economic share, with it being ~18% of
First Year Assessment of Xiaolu Li, entitled “Highly-sensitive Flame-retardant Smart Sensor for Early Warning Fire Detection to Polymer-based Materials” – 23th of November at 2:30 pm
Abstract Fire hazard is one of the major disasters that threaten public safety seriously. Once a fire occurs, the fire will spread quickly along some flammable materials, which bring much difficulty to control the fire. The fire hazard will cause casualties, considerable property loss and medical
PhD Defense of Peikang Xia entitled “High Strain Rate Mechanical Behavior of Advanced High Strength Steels” – September 14, 2020.
The PhD Defense will take place the 14th of September, at 2:00 pm. The asistance will be remote. The dissertation is entitled "High Strain Rate Mechanical Behavior of Advanced High Strength Steels ". It was advised by Dr. Ilchat Sabirov.
Hosting offers for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships 2020
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
PhD Defense of Jingya Wang entitle “High throughput investigation of diffusion and solid solution hardening of HCP Mg alloys” – September 11th, 2019
The PhD Defense will take place, at 12:00, on next Wednesday 11th of September, in the seminar room of the Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, UPM. The dissertation is entitled “High throughput investigation of diffusion and solid solution hardening of HCP Mg alloys”. It was advised by Prof. Javier
Seminar of Zhouwen Zhao from Michigan State University, entitle “Critical Resolved Shear Stresses (CRSS) of Hexagonal Titanium from Nanoindentation Optimization” – July 18th at 1:00 pm, in the Seminar Room
Abstract: Titanium and its alloys are important engineering materials due to their low density, high strength, and good bio-compatibility. The study of critical resolved shear stress (CRSS) values of basal, prismatic, and pyramidal ⟨c + a⟩ slip systems has been a hot topic in the community as
Seminar of Dr. Enzo Liotti from the University of Oxford, entitle “In-situ x-ray imaging studies of solidification” – July 2nd at 12:30 pm, in the Seminar Room
I Abstract Synchrotron x-ray–based imaging techniques, such as radiography and tomography, have reached sufficient spatio-temporal resolution that they are now used almost routinely to investigate solidification in technologically important systems such as steel, Ni, Al, and other alloy