IMDEA Materials to put the present and future of materials science on show in Madrid

Curious about the materials that make up the world around us? Are you interested in learning about the materials required to create next-generation batteries, medical implants or aircraft components, among others?

Then make your way down to the Círculo de Bellas Artes tomorrow anytime between 11am and 7pm where researchers from IMDEA Materials Institute will be showcasing some of the latest developments in materials science. 

The activity forms part of the weeklong Biennial Ciudad y Ciencia organised by the Spanish Foundation of Science and Technology (FECYT) with the collaboration of the Círculo de Bellas Artes.

Researchers from a variety of the Institute’s research groups will be present to share their expertise, including Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine, High Performance Polymers and Fire Retardants and Modelling and Simulation of Materials Processing.

One of those will be predoctoral researcher José Agustín Hobson, whose own research is focused on the fire behaviours of polymer materials.

“The Biennial Ciudad y Ciencia is an exciting event for all of the researchers involved as it allows us to share with the general public our work in some of the most cutting-edge areas of science,” said Hobson.

“While the research that we do is usually confined to the laboratory, its real-world impact affects everyone in society. From the sustainability of the transport we use, to quality of healthcare options available, to the fire safety of the buildings we live and work in.”

“All of these are examples of areas where materials science can play a role in bringing positive change to society, and where IMDEA Materials is working tirelessly to achieve that goal.” 

IMDEA Materials will be on show in the María Moliner Room (Sala IMDEA) of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid from 11am to 7pm on Saturday, February 25. Entry is free.

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