Activities

Seminar of Dr. Christian Leinenbach from EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science & Technology), in Zurich, entitle “Microstructure control during laser additive manufacturing – what possibilities do we have?” – At 15:30 pm, in the Seminar Room

Abstract: During the last couple years, laser-based additive manufacturing (AM) technologies such as laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) and directed energy deposition (DED) have evolved from a mere prototyping technology to a real production technology that allow building parts with intricate

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First Year Assessment of Qi Wang, entitle “Design and preparation of nanocarbon/epoxy nanocomposites with advanced flame retardancy and mechanical performance” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract: Efforts were paid to obtain nanocarbon/epoxy composites with advanced flame retardancy and mechanical performance, and try to understand the mechanisms. In the first part of the work, when 20 wt% ammonium polyphosphate (APP) in the chosen flame-retardant APP/epoxy composite

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Seminar of Prof. Kostas Danas, from The Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), entitle “Microstructured Magnetorheological Elastomers and Instabilities” -At 12:00 pm in the Seminar Room

Absract: Magnetorheological elastomers (MREs) are ferromagnetic particle impregnated rubbers whose mechanical properties are altered by the application of external magnetic fields. In addition, these composite materials can deform at very large strains due to the presence of the soft polymeric

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First Year Assessment of Richard Schaeufele, entitle “Synthesis and Characterisation of Inorganic Nanowires and their Assembly into Macroscopic Structures” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract: SiNWs, which are rod-like structures with diameters between 1-100nm and lengths of up to several tenths of micrometers, are an auspicious approach to enhance solar cells, thermoelectric devices and energy storage devices. Their extremely high aspect ratio (classifi ed

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The work “Deformation Mechanism Map of Cu/Nb Nanoscale Metallic Multilayers as a Function of Temperature and Layer Thickness”, done by some of our researchers, has been elected as best paper in structural materials for year 2018 by JOM journal.

IMDEA Materials Institute has received a new award. This time, an article signed by some of its scientists has been chosen as the best published in the international JOM magazine. JOM magazine is the communication organ of the TMS, The

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First Year Assessment of Abdumalik Yusuf, entitle “Study of the influence of phosphorus based flame retardants on the flammability, thermal and electrochemical properties of gel polymer electrolytes” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

Abstract Today, almost every portable device is powered by a lithium ion battery. Despite the wide use of lithium ion batteries, they suffer from serious safety issues. Gel polymer electrolytes (GPEs) are one of the most promising candidates to solve

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PhD Defense of Juan Carlos Fernández, entitle “Microstructure-properties relations for hierarchically structured CNT fibres”, under the supervision of Prof. Juan José Vilatela

The PhD Defense will take place at 12 noon, on next Thursday (10th of January), in the Green Room of the Escuela de Caminos of the UPM. Here is the link of the school address in google map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/UPM:+Escuela+T%C3%A9cnica+Superior+de+Ingenieros+de+Caminos,+Canales+y+Puertos/@40.4467369,-3.7340319,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0xd42283192e73a23:0x17ad49d3b682dcda!8m2!3d40.4467369!4d-3.7318432

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New bioresorbable materials for implant applications

Our Institute has started a new research line on novel bioresorbable materials for implant applications (see related news in Spanish). This work will be initially supported by the BIOIMPLANT project (funded by the European Union under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks).

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First Year Assessment of Alejandro Rodríguez, entitle “Analysis of the nucleation and growth mechanisms of fatigue cracks in Ni-based superalloys” – In the Seminar Room at 4:30 pm

Abstract: Ni-based superalloys play an extremely important role in the aerospace industry due to their outstanding strength and chemical stability at high temperature. Most demanded components employed in jet engines are manufactured with these novel materials. Several statistical studies confirm

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First Year Assessment of Cristina Gutierrez, entitle “Third generation γ-TiAl alloys for greener turbines: heat treatment and microstructure characterization” – In the Seminar Room at 12:00 pm

ABSTRACT The previous design of engines used for commercial aircrafts fan and turbine were driven with same shaft; new geared engines decouple fan and the low pressure turbine increasing angular velocity, and also centrifugal forces, so a change from conventional superalloy blades to lighter

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