Actividades

Seminario del Prof. Johan Christensen, de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, titulado «Vibrant future for acoustic and mechanical metamaterials» – 24 de septiembre a las 12:30 pm en el Auditorio.

Resumen: 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

Seminario del Dr. Harun Tüysüz del Instituto Max-Planck für Kohlenforschung en Alemania, titulado «Tailor-made Nanostructured Catalysts for Photo- and Electro-chemical Energy Conversion» – 22 de septiembre a las 12:00 pm en el Auditorio.

Resumen: The particular research interest of the speaker is the design and development of well-defined nanostructured materials and studying their structure-activity relationships for sustainable energy related catalytic transformations. After a brief introduction, the focus of the first part

La ciencia, la mejor aliada del Planeta

Todos tenemos la responsabilidad de intentar preservar el medio ambiente lo mejor posible. Sin embargo, si te dedicas a la investigación, tu responsabilidad es aún mayor. Al menos eso es lo que creen los investigadores de los Institutos IMDEA. El próximo viernes 24 de septiembre, en el marco de la

Seminario del Sergio Sanchez González de la Universidad Northumbria, titulado «Metallic materials for biodegradable implants and antimicrobial surfaces» – 22 de julio las 12:00 pm en la Sala de Seminario.

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

First Year Assessment of Lucia Cobian, entitle «Experimental-Numerical Analysis of Polymer Based Lattice Materials Fabricated with Additive Manufacturing» – 24th of June, 2021, a las 12:00 pm.

Resumen: 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

First Year Assessment de Isabel Gómez titulado «Synthesis and Characterization of inorganic nanowires via Floating Catalyst Chemical Vapour Deposition»- 12:00 pm, 25 de Junio, 2021.

Resumen: The work presented is the result of a year studying the growth of inorganic nanowires by floating catalyst chemical vapour deposition (FCCVD) with the objective of applying this technique to the synthesis of metal oxide nanowires. The differences between substrated-CVD and FCCVD

Defensa de Tesis Doctoral de Mario Rueda titulado «Experimental and computational micromechanics of fibre-reinforced polymer composites at high strain rates» – 25 de junio, 2021.

La Defensa Doctoral tendrá lugar el 25 de junio a las 12:00 pm en la "Sala Verde" de la Escuela de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de la UPM. La disertación se titula "Experimental and computational micromechanics of fibre-reinforced polymer composites at high strain rates" Ha sido supervisada por

First Year Assessment de Keayvan Keramati titulado «Race Tracking Study during RTM and predict it with machine learning by CFD generated data»- 28 de Mayo, 2021, a las 11:00 am.

Resumen: Resin transfer molding (RTM) is a closed-mold procedure in the composite manufacturing process. The resin enters the mold from the inlet port, and the gradient pressure of the inlet and outlet makes the flow move into the mold. A common disturbance that happened during the process is

«2nd PhD Meeting» de IMDEA Materiales

¿Quieres desarrollar tu carrera en el ámbito de la ciencia y la innovación? ¿Te gustaría hacer tu Doctorado en una investigación más aplicada y cercana al mercado? ¡Ven a ver los proyectos en los que podrías trabajar con nosotros el próximo 6 de Febrero!

Andrea Fernández, considerada “Influencer 20.0”.

¡Nuestra compañera Andrea Fernández, considerada “Influencer 20.0”! Ha sido protagonista de esta consideración gracias a su investigación para ayudar a los demás y tratar de hacer un mundo mejor. En el siguiente link podréis ver toda la información al igual que el video donde le hacen una

Seminario del Prof. Dan Mordehai de Technion (Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica), titulado «Microstructure-based Plasticity of Metals – Going from the Atomic to the Continuum Scale» – 22 de abril a las 12:00 pm en el Auditorio.

Resumen: Microstructural defects on the atomic level are known to be responsible to the macroscopic deformation of metals. Despite, the study of microstructure-based plasticity of metals is still a great challenge owing to the multiphysics and multiscale nature of plasticity. In this talk, I will

First Year Assessment de Andres Sierra titulado «Microstructural design in novel stainless steels via quenching and partitioning to improve their mechanical properties»- 12 de Marzo, 2021.

Resumen: The quenching and partitioning (Q&P) process is a relatively new heat treatment (2003) aimed at the creation of a multi-phase microstructure of tempered martensite and stabilized retained austenite. This microstructure enhances the mechanical properties of the steel, achieving an

First Year Assessment de Alvaro Méndez titulado «Harder and tougher AlTi(B)N coatings deposited by HiPIMS for high temperature applications» – 1 de febrero, 2021, a las 12:00.

Abstract: A novel series of multilayered nanocomposite materials based on the AlTiN system with high Al content and the addition of B as the successful element for obtaining the amorphous phase are presented. The coatings were grown using co-deposition reactive HiPIMS from an alloyed TiAl(X)

La noche Europea de los investigadores en Madrid

Investigadores de los 7 institutos IMDEA hablarán de grandes investigadoras que han sido o podrían ser protagonistas en la gran pantalla. Nuestras compañeras Monica Echeverry Rendon y Eugenia Nieto Valeiras serán las protagonistas de este gran encuentro. Tendrá lugar el 27 de noviembre de

First Year Assessment de Xiaolu Li, titulado «Highly-sensitive Flame-retardant Smart Sensor for Early Warning Fire Detection to Polymer-based Materials» – 23 de noviembre a las 14:30 hr

Resumen: 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

Defensa de Tesis Doctoral de Yunfu Ou titulado «Hybrid FRP/CNT veil hierarchical composites with enhanced interlaminar properties and integrated multifunctionalities» – 20 de noviembre, 2020

La Defensa Doctoral tendrá lugar el 20 de noviembre a las 12:00 hr. La asistencia será a modo remoto. La disertación se titula "High Strain Rate Mechanical Behavior of Advanced High Strength Steels" Abstract: While FRP composites are extensively used in structural components due to their

Los resultados del proyecto MSCA IF ENERYARN sobre tejidos multifuncionales de CNTs han sido destacados por la Comisión Europea

En el proyecto MSCA IF ENERYARN , Dr. Anastasiia Mikhalchan trabajó en el desarrollo de estrategias para estirar hilos de nanotubos de carbono (CNTs) y en nuevas formas de estudiar materiales compuestos capaces de almacenar energía. Los nuevos métodos trataron el problema del alineamiento de las

Semana de la ciencia y la Innovación de Madrid en IMDEA Materiales

Un año más, IMDEA Materiales estará presente en la Semana de la Ciencia y la Innovación de Madrid, que se celebrará del 2 al 15 de noviembre de 2020. Este año las actividades serán de forma «online» con la siguiente temática: “Retos de la impresión 3D de materiales compuestos de alta resistencia”

Defensa de Tesis Doctoral de Elisa Fresta titulado «Más allá de los emisores tradicionales en células electroquímicas emisoras de luz» – 9 de septiembre, 2020

La Defensa Doctoral tendrá lugar el 9 de septiembre a las 10:00 hr, en la Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM). La asistencia será a modo remoto. La disertación se titula "Más allá de los emisores tradicionales en células electroquímicas emisoras de luz". Ha sido supervisada por el Dr. Rubén

Defensa de Tesis Doctoral de Barbara Bellón titulado «Multiscale Experimental Characterization and Modelling Validation of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Engineering Alloys» – 8 de septiembre, 2020

La Defensa Doctoral tendrá lugar el 8 de septiembre a las 16:00 hr, en la "Sala Verde" (1ª planta) de "ETSI Caminos Canales y Puertos" La disertación se titula "Multiscale Experimental Characterization and Modelling Validation of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Engineering Alloys".

Seminarios web sobre las propiedades dinámicas de los compuestos.

A lo largo de julio organizaremos 4 seminarios web en el marco del proyecto DYNACOMP: 8, 15, 22 y 29 de julio Esta serie de cuatro seminarios web gratuitos tiene como objetivo proporcionar a los ingenieros e investigadores especializados en el campo un rápido conocimiento del estado del arte con

Seminario del Dr. Laurent Capolungo del Laboratorio Nacional de Los Álamos, titulado «Twin transmission across grain boundaries in Mg»- 9 de marzo a las 12:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

Abstract Transmission of mechanical twins across grain boundaries in Mg is a mechanism that can facilitate intergranular crack propagation by providing a path to cracks along along the twin interface. Clearly, understanding twin transmission requires us to understand twin growth. Traditionally,

Defensa de Tesis Doctoral de Hugo Mora titulado «Development and characterization of advanced thin coatings on nanostructured titanium for biomedical applications» – 7 de febrero, 2020

La Defensa Doctoral tendrá lugar el 7 de febrero a las 16:00 hr, en el Campus de Leganes de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.  Aula: Adoración de Miguel 1.2.C16 en el edificio Betancourt La disertación se titula "Development and characterization of advanced thin coatings on

First Year Assessment de Thomas Isensee «Three-dimensional needle network model for dendritic growth with fluid flow»- 17 de Enero, en la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 hr

Resumen: In metals and alloys, complex solidification microstructures, such as dendrites, arise from a subtle interplay between phenomena occurring at much different scales: from atom attachment kinetics to macroscopic transport of heat and species in the different phases. As such, solidification

Seminario de Dr. Jennifer Patterson de BIOFABICS en Portugal, titulado «Next Generation Biomaterials for Health Care» – 16 de enero a las 12:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

Biomaterials are traditionally defined as materials that are intended to interact with biological systems, and a number of metals, ceramics, and polymers have been developed over the years as biomaterials for use in medical devices or implants. However, new challenges in application areas such as

Seminario del Dr. Monica Echeverry de la Universidad Shanghai Jiao Tong, titulado «Development of Biodegradable Magnesium-Based Supports for Stem Cell Therapy of Vascular Disease» – 9 de enero a las 12:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

Resumen: Magnesium (Mg) is a widely used material in industrial applications due its low weight, ductility and good mechanical properties. For clinical applications such as non-permanent implants Mg is considered as a good option because it is biodegradable and its degradation products are not

First Year Assessment de Alvaro Doñoro, titulado «Stable lithium-sulfur batteries through electrode and interface engineering» – 20 de diciembre, en la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 hr

Abstract: Rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have become one of the most convenient options for advanced energy storage technologies, getting to dominate the battery market. Nevertheless, they cannot satisfy the ever increasing demand of energy density that is needed for both nowadays and

Defensa de Tesis Doctoral de Jifeng Li titulado “Crystal Plasticity Simulation of the Thermo-mechanical Coupled Behavior in Polycrystalline Metals” – 17 de diciembre, 2019  

La Defensa Doctoral tendrá lugar, a las 12:30 hr, el próximo martes 17 de diciembre en la Sala de Seminarios del departamento de Materiales de la Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, UPM. La disertación se titula “Crystal Plasticity Simulation of the Thermo-mechanical Coupled Behavior in

Seminario del Dr. Michalis Agoras de la Universidad de Tesalia (Grecia), titulado Homogenization Methods For Elasto-Viscoplastic Composites» – 18 de diciembre a las 12:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

ABSTRACT In this work, following Agoras et al. [1], we develop a homogenization procedure for particulate composites with elasto-viscoplastic constituents. By employing a standard time-discretization scheme for the local stress rate, we show that the associated time-incremental homogenization

First Year Assessment de Anna Espasa titulado «Polymer-protein phosphors for optoelectronic applications»- 29 de Noviembre, en la Sala de Seminarios a las 10:00 hr

Polymer-protein phosphors for optoelectronic applications Resumen: Bio-hybrid light-emitting diodes (Bio-LEDs) are lighting devices merging inorganic light-emitting diodes with fluorescent proteins (FP) acting as both color down-conversion and encapsulation systems. This new lighting concept

Jornada de Conocimiento Tecnológico ITP Aero

El pasado 15 de noviembre se celebró en nuestras instalaciones una de las Jornadas de Conocimiento Tecnológico de la empresa ITP Aero. En estas jornadas, que organiza el fabricante de componentes y motores aeronáuticos junto con sus centros de I+D estratégicos, se dan cita expertos de ambas partes

Defensa de Tesis Doctoral de Vanesa Martínez titulado “Design, Manufacture and Evaluation of Partially-Cured Composite Materials” – 12 de noviembre, 2019

La Defensa Doctoral tendrá lugar, a las 12:00 hr, el próximo martes 12 de noviembre en el edificio Betancourt de la sala Adoración de Miguel 1.2.C16 de la Universidad Carlos III de Leganes. La disertación se titula “Design, Manufacture and Evaluation of Partially-Cured Composite Materials”. 

Seminario del Dr. Ana González de la Universidad de Cambridge – Emerson Inc., titulado «Meeting climate targets with both eyes open: How can we meet the growing demand for materials without destroying the environment?» – 22 de noviembre las 11:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

Meeting climate targets with both eyes open: How can we meet the growing demand for materials without destroying the environment? Presenter: Dr Ana González Hernández (Emerson) – Sustainability and Decarbonisation Manager. Collaborator and Author: Dr Jonathan M. Cullen (Resource Efficiency

Seminario del Dr. Enrique Martínez del Laboratorio Nacional de Los Álamos, EUA, titulado «Outstanding Radiation Resistance of Tungsten-based High Entropy Alloys» – 5 de noviembre las 12:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

Outstanding Radiation Resistance of Tungsten-based High Entropy Alloys O. El-Atwani1, N. Li1, M. Li2, A. Devaraj3, J. K. S. Baldwin1, M. M. Schneider1, D. Sobieraj4, J. S. Wrobel4, D. D. Nguyen-Manh5, S. A. Maloy1, and E. Martinez6 1 Materials Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos

Winter School 3D Printing of Metals

Los próximos 14 y 15 de enero de 2020, se llevará a cabo una escuela de invierno sobre impresión 3D de metales y fabricación aditiva en las instalaciones de IMDEA Materiales. El programa se divide en dos partes: una centrada en los fundamentos y otra en las aplicaciones. Descarga el programa, toda

Seminario del Prof. Sabu Thomas de la Universidad Mahatma Gandhi (India), titulado «Interfacial Modification in Nanocomposites to Tailor Functionalities» – 21 de octubre a las 12:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

Resumen The talk will concentrate  on various approaches being used to engineer materials at the nanoscale for various applications in future technologies. In particular, the case of clay, carbon  nanostructures (e.g. nanotubes, graphene), metal oxides, bionanomaterials (cellulose,

Seminario del Dr. Gustavo M. Castelluccio de la Universidad de Cranfield (Inglaterra), titulado «Physics-based models for fatigue damage» – 17 de octubre a las 13:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

Resumen: Physics-based models for fatigue damage. Fatigue failure prognosis requires understanding the mechanical response of materials under myriads of service conditions. Most approaches that predict the response of metals rely on correlations between phenomenological formulations

First Year Assessment de Cristina Madrona titulado «Intercalation of Carbon Nanotube Fibers: Exploiting Low-Dimensional Properties of Carbon Nanotubes in Macroscopic Yarns for Charge Transfer and Storage»- 8 de Octubre, en la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 hr

Abstract: The project topic is gas phase intercalation of carbon nanotube fibers (CNTFs), with the intention of enhancing their conductivity without introducing defects in the carbon lattice. Furthermore, the main structural parameters of bundles of carbon nanotubes required for an homogeneous

First Year Assessment de Iker Lizarralde titulado «Dimensional Stability of CFRP Prepared by Infusion Processes»- 4 de Octubre, en la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 hr

The aeronautical structures manufactured by composite laminates experience damage as a result of the severe thermal and chemical conditions to which they are subjected during flight. Microcracks are one of the most common manifestations in terms of damage. Therefore, the study of its generation and

«Women in 3D Printing» en Madrid

El próximo 24 de Octubre acogeremos la siguiente reunión de “Women in 3 Printing”,a las 17:45. Algunos de nuestros investigadores presentarán los proyectos en los que están trabajando, y posteriormente se realizará una visita a las instalaciones del instituto. Muchas gracias a María Teresa Pérez

First Year Assessment de Juan Luis de Pablos titulado «Formulation, implementation and statistical analysis of material models for metals subjected to high strain rates and high temperature»- 26 de septiembre, en el Auditorio, a las 12:00 hr.

Abstract The commercial aviation industry is a field of innovation and vanguard technology application, in which competitiveness is a critical need. As a consequence, new materials and techniques take place continuously with the purpose of creating a significant advantage in relation to other

First Year Assessment de Alba Martínez titulado «Integration and properties of carbon nanotube fiber electrodes and new electrolytes in dye-sensitized solar cells»- En la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 hr

Resumen: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) are a promising alternative to Si solar cells, with efficiencies of 14% under sunlight and 28.9% under ambient light. DSSCs’ components can separately be optimized. One of the major challenges is replacing Pt-counter-electrode (CE), due to its

Defensa de Tesis Doctoral de Almudena Casado titulado “Wettability and infiltración of liquid Silicon on serveral substrates” – 16 de septiembre, 2019

La Defensa Doctoral tendrá lugar, a las 11:00 hr, el próximo lunes 16 de septiembre en el aula adoración de Miguel 1.2.c.16 de la Universidad Carlos III de Leganes. La disertación se titula “Wettability and infiltración of liquid Silicon on serveral substrates”.  Ha sido supervisada por el

Seminario del Dr. Ysmael Verde del «Tecnológico Nacional de México», titulado «Doped carbon nanostructures for electrochemical energy devices» – 13 de septiembre a las 11:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

Abstract: Carbon nanotubes, graphene and graphene oxides have been under development due to their suitable properties to be applied in electrochemical energy devices such as supercapacitors, batteries and fuel cells. Recently, carbon nanostructures doped with heteroatoms have demonstrated to play

Defensa de Tesis Doctoral de Jingya Wang titulado “High throughput investigation of diffusion and solid solution hardening of HCP Mg alloys” – 11 de septiembre, 2019

La Defensa Doctoral tendrá lugar, a las 12:00 hr, el próximo miercoles 11 de septiembre en la Sala de Seminarios de la Universidad Caminos, Puertos y Canales de la UPM. La disertación se titula “High throughput investigation of diffusion and solid solution hardening of HCP Mg alloys”.  Ha

Defensa de Tesis Doctoral de Juan José Torres titulado “A study of the factors influencing air removal in Out-of-Autoclave processing of composites” – 29 de julio, 2019

La Defensa Doctoral tendrá lugar, a las 12:00 hr, el próximo lunes 29 de julio en la Sala Verde de Caminos, Puertos y Canales de la UPM. La disertación se titula “A study of the factors influencing air removal in Out-of-Autoclave processing of composites”. Ha sido supervisada por el Prof. Carlos

Seminario del Zhouwen Zhao de la Universidad de Michigan, titulado «Critical Resolved Shear Stresses (CRSS) of Hexagonal Titanium from Nanoindentation Optimization» – A las 13:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

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

Seminario del Dr. Enzo Liotti de la Universidad de Oxford, titulado «In-situ x-ray imaging studies of solidification» – A las 12:30 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

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 systems.

Seminario del Dr. Manas Upadhyay, de la Universidad Politecnica de Paris, titulado «Micromechanical response during biaxial load path changes of stainless steel: insitu neutron diffraction and multi-scale modeling» – A las 12:30 hr en la Sala de Seminarios  

Micromechanical response during biaxial load path changes of stainless steel: insitu neutron diffraction and multi-scale modeling Manas V. Upadhyay1,*, J. Capek2, Anirban Patra3, Wei Wen4, Tobias Panzner2, Steven van Petegem5, Carlos N. Tomé4, Ricardo A. Lebensohn6, Helena van

Seminario de Andrew Cole Bergan, Investigador en el Centro de Investigación Langley de la NASA, titulado «Establishing Predictive Capability for Progressive Damage and Failure in Composite Structures: A Perspective on Virtual Testing»- 21 de Mayo, a las 12:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

Abstract: Virtual testing by means of progressive damage and failure analysis (PDFA) of composite structures holds the promise of reducing the timeline for certification of composite structures by complementing experimental testing. The focus of this talk is on recent investigations conducted at

Defensa de Tesis Doctoral de Chuanyun Wang titulado «Fast Mapping of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties in Titanium Alloys by Kinetic Diffusion Multiple Approach»

La Defensa Doctoral tendrá lugar, a las 12:00 hr, el próximo martes 28 de marzo en la Sala de Seminarios de la Escuela de Caminos, Puertos y Canales de la UPM. La disertación se titula  "Fast Mapping of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties in Titanium Alloys by Kinetic Diffusion Multiple

Defensa de Tesis Doctoral de Deng Xiangxing titulado “Development of new Cr-based hardmetals by liquid phase sintering and spark plasma sintering» supervisado por el Dr. Andrea García-Junceda

La Defensa PhD tendrá lugar, a las 11:30, el próximo lunes 25 de marzo en la Universidad Carlos III (Leganes), en el aula 3.S1.08. La disertación se titula  “Development of new Cr-based hardmetals by liquid phase sintering and spark plasma sintering" Este es el link de cómo llegar por

First Year Assessment de Nana Chen titulado «Microstructure evolution and deformation mechanisms in metastable beta titanium alloy» – En la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 hr

Abstract: Metastable β titanium alloys constitute a promising family of alloys due to their high specific strength, high damage tolerance, workability, hardenability as well as corrosion resistance that has attracted great attention worldwide. However, their deformation mechanisms still remain

Seminario de la Prof. Ana Serra, de la Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña, titulado “Atomistic description of grain boundary dislocations and related processes» – A las 12:30 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

Abstract: Grain boundaries (GB) are generally considered as static obstacles to dislocations and sinks for point defects and their clusters. But, in fact, the processes that take place at GBs is more complex and can reveal properties directly related to plasticity phenomena that go beyond the

Seminario del Prof. Eric Charkaluk (Directeur de Recherche CNRS – Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides & Associate Professor at Ecole Polytechnique, en Francia), titulado “Thermoplasticity through the scales» – A las 12:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

ABSTRACT The Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes (TPI) applied to the mechanics of materials boomed significantly in France in the 60s and 70s, under the impulse of Paul Germain. The formalization of the Generalized Standard Materials, proposed in 1975 by Bernard Halphen and Quoc-Son Nguyen,

Seminario de Amaia Cipitria de Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam (Germany), titulado “An example case for Machine-Learning in Materials Science: A neural networks based framework for ‘smart’ computational micromechanics of composites» – A las 12:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

Abstract: Cells respond not only to biochemical but also to physical cues, such as stiffness, geometry and matrix degradability. In-vitro studies showed that hydrogel elasticity or degradation properties alone can direct cell differentiation, while scaffold geometry can control tissue growth rate.

Seminario de Juan Pablo Fuenzalida de la Universidad de Münster (Germany), titulado “Protein-based acoustic and photon spectroscopy: Applications from biomaterials to protein design» – A las 12:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios  

Abstract: Evolution has provided us with the most abundant and versatile source of materials. In my talk, I will show how proteins can be used as labels and as building blocks. We will explore how an enzyme can be mutated and genetically conjugated to provide a tool for nanoparticle tracking and

Defensa de Tesis Doctoral de Marta Cartón titulado “Development and optimization of the properties of gamma/gamma´ co-based superalloys for high temperature applications» supervisado por el Prof. José Manuel Torralba Castello y la Prof. Mónica Campos Gomez.

La Defensa PhD tendrá lugar, a las 11:30, el próximo jueves 21 de febrero en la Universidad Carlos III (Leganes) en el aula 7.01.H01. La disertación se titula “Development and optimization of the properties of gamma/gamma´ co-based superalloys for high temperature applications". Este es el link de

Seminario de Joshua Kiefer de Delft University of Technology (Holanda), titulado “An example case for Machine-Learning in Materials Science: A neural networks based framework for ‘smart’ computational micromechanics of composites» – A las 14:30 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

Abstract: We shall present a ‘smart’ framework, developed to create surrogate models of complex phenomena in an automated way, based on a minimum amount of computer simulations. To do so, the framework combines Design of Experiments, Computational Modeling, and Neural Networks. While such a

Seminario del Dr. Christian Leinenbach de EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science & Technology), (Zurich), titulado «Microstructure control during laser additive manufacturing – what possibilities do we have?”” – A las 15:30 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

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 3D

Seminario del Dr. Lorenzo Malerba, de CIEMAT, titulado “On the radiation-induced origin of hardening and embrittlement in nuclear steels” – A las 12:30 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

Abstract: Predicting the changes in macroscopic properties of steels subjected to irradiation is key for the improved and long term safety of nuclear power plants. Because of the Inherent complexity of the processes involved, this is a long-lasting challenge for nuclear materials science.

First Year Assessment de Qi Wang titulado “Design and preparation of nanocarbon/epoxy nanocomposites with advanced flame retardancy and mechanical performance” – En la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 hr

Resumen: 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 was replaced by

Seminario del Prof. Kostas Danas, de la Universidad «Ecole Polytechnique» (Paris), titulado“Microstructured Magnetorheological Elastomers and Instabilities” – A las 12:00 hr en la Sala de Seminarios

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

First Year Assessment de Richard Schaeufele titulado “Synthesis and Characterisation of Inorganic Nanowires and their Assembly into Macroscopic Structures” – En la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 hr

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 as 1D material)

Un artículo firmado por investigadores de IMDEA Materiales, elegido como el mejor del año 2018 por la principal asociación internacional de científicos e ingenieros de materiales

El Instituto IMDEA Materiales ha recibido un nuevo premio. Esta vez, un artículo firmado por algunos de sus científicos ha sido elegido como el mejor de los publicados en la revista internacional JOM. La revista JOM es el órgano de comunicación de la TMS, The Minerals, Metals & Materials

First Year Assessment de Abdumalik Yusuf titulado “Study of the influence of phosphorus based flame retardants on the flammability, thermal and electrochemical properties of gel polymer electrolytes» – En la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 hr

RESUMEN: 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 safety issues such as fire and liquid

First Year Assessment de Donfeng Shi titulado “Influence of alloying additions on the deformation mechanisms of Mg-X binary alloys”– En la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 hr

Abstract Magnesium is an attractive metal for various technological applications due to its low density (23% of steel and 66% of aluminum) and availability. Applications of magnesium in the automotive and aerospace industries aim for weight reduction and enhanced fuel efficiency. However,

3ª Edición de los Premios a la Innovación de IMDEA Materials

La 3ª edición de los Premios a la Innovación de IMDEA Materiales se celebró el 28 de noviembre en el Auditorio de sus instalaciones. Cada una de las 5 candidaturas tuvo la oportunidad de dar una presentación de 10 minutos para explicar / defender, frente al panel de evaluación y al resto de los

First Year Assessment de Mostafa Barzegar, titulado “Multiscale Computational Mechanics of Hybrid & Non-hybrid Composites” – En la Sala de Seminarios a las 11:00 hr

Abstract: This study aims to increase the understanding of the tensile failure of unidirectional hybrid and non-hybrid composite when subjected to tensile loadings. To achieve this goal several models with increasing complexity have been developed and implemented and the effects of tensile loading

First Year Assessment de Xaquín Rodiles titulado “Molecular and chirality control of CNTs synthesized via FCCVD process”– En la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 hr

 ABSTRACT  Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been a focus of nanomaterial research over the past two decades, due to their wide range of potential applications. In recent years, studies have shown a high degree of molecular control of CNTs in terms of number of layer, morphology and alignment, as well

First Year Assessment de Clara Galera, titulado “Additive manufacturing of high strength aluminum alloys with ZrH2 addition” – En la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 hr

Abstract Additive manufacturing (AM) is a layer by layer process that has the potential to disrupt traditional fabrication methods. It allows fast manufacturing of three dimensional pieces from metallic powders, with great exibility of design, potential for weight reduction, fast production speed

First Year Assessment de Alejandro Rodríguez, titulado “Analysis of the nucleation and growth mechanisms of fatigue cracks in Ni-based superalloys” – En la Sala de Seminarios a las 16:30 hr

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

First Year Assessment de Cristina Gutierrez, titulado “Third generation γ-TiAl alloys for greener turbines: heat treatment and microstructure characterization” – En la Sala de Seminarios a las 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 ones

First Year Assessment de Carmen Fernández, titulado “Rigid fluorescent protein coatings for highly efficient and stable bio-hybrid LEDs” – En la Sala de Seminarios a las 12:00 pm

Abstract Additive manufacturing (AM) is a layer by layer process that has the potential to disrupt traditional fabrication methods. It allows fast manufacturing of three dimensional pieces from metallic powders, with great exibility of design, potential for weight reduction, fast production speed