Actividades

Seminario del Prof. Morten Willatzen , del Instituto de Nanoenergía y Nanosistemas de Beijing, Academia China de Ciencias, titulado “Triboelectric Nanogenerators and Quantum-Mechanical Modeling of Contact Electrification”- el próximo 20 de marzo de 2024.

Resumen A general theory of triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) is presented for an arbitrary geometric setup consisting of two electrodes, a fixed dielectric, and a moving dielectric [1]. The two dielectric materials have opposite charges. Optimization of power output is computed for a general

Defensa del Doctorado de Eugenia Nieto-Valeiras, titulado «Efecto de los límites de grano en la deformación y fractura de policristales metálicos»- El viernes 16 de febrero a las 11h.

La defensa de la tesis tendrá lugar en la sala José Echegaray de la E.T.S de Ingenieros de Caminos (C/Profesor Aranguren 3), 28040 Madrid. La tesis se titula "Efecto de los límites de grano en la deformación y fractura de policristales metálicos". Ha sido asesorada por el Prof. Javier LLorca del

Defensa de la tesis doctoral de Cillian Thompson, titulada «Medical Grade Bioabsorbable Composites for the 3D Printing of Multi-Material Orthopaedic Devices»- martes 15 de Febrero de 2024.

La defensa doctoral tendrá lugar a las 11:00 en la Aula - 1.A.02 - Biblioteca de la Universidad Carlos III (Campus Puerta de Toledo). Cómo llegar: https://www.uc3m.es/about-uc3m/how-to-get-here/madrid-puerta-de-toledo. La disertación se titula "Medical Grade Bioabsorbable Composites for the 3D

IMDEA Materiales acogerá el 2º Seminario Internacional sobre Modelización, Simulación y Aprendizaje Automático para el rápido desarrollo de materiales porosos

El 2nd Seminario Internacional sobre Modelización, Simulación y Aprendizaje Automático para el rápido desarrollo de materiales porosos tiene como objetivo reunir a científicos jóvenes y seniors, pertenecientes a diferentes comunidades científicas dedicadas a la comprensión fundamental de los

FYA de Jorge Redondo titulado: «Effect of Elastic Strains on The Activity of Catalysts for the Hydrogen Economy». El día 19 de diciembre, a las 11:30 am, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: The current hydrogen economy is in a phase marked by the low rate and efficiency of the hydrogen production from water and the energy generation by hydrogen oxidation into water. This first yearassessment explores the possibility of exploiting the change of electronical configuration due

Seminario del Prof. Mohammed Zikry , de la Universidad de Carolina del Norte, titulado “Microstructural Induced Failure Modes in Crystalline Materials»- el próximo 15 de diciembre de 2023.

Resumen: The Interrelated aspects of thermo-mechanical behavior with a specific focus on microstructural characteristics and defects, such as partial and total dislocations densities and grain-boundaries (GBs) that span the nano to the micro, and how these characteristics affect failure modes,

Seminario del Prof. Jesús Pérez-Gil, de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), titulado: “Molecular Biophysics of Biomaterials at the Respiratory Surface, in Health and Disease”. El día 28 de noviembre, a las 11:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: The delicate alveolar structure of the mammalian lungs is stabilized against forces tending to its collapse, thanks to the coating of a complex lipid-protein network assembled by the pulmonary surfactant system. This material, assembled and secreted by type II pneumocytes, prevents the

Seminario de Camila Aguiar Teixeira, del Instituto de Tecnología de Karlsruher (KIT) Alemania, titulado “Measuring twinning stress of CoCrFeNiMn high entropy alloy by in situ micromechanical testing»- el próximo 29 de noviembre de 2023, a las 16:30.

Resumen: The equiatomic CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloy (HEA) and its derivatives have attracted attention fromscientific community due to their mechanical properties, also at cryogenic conditions. Extensivemechanical twinning is mainly responsible for their outstanding mechanical response under

FYA de Saumya Sadanand titulado: “Selective laser melting of fe-sbased bulk metallic glasses for energy applications”. El día 29 de noviembre, a las 12 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: The on-going energy crisis demands extensive research into new alternatives for enhancing the energy efficiency in electric motors. As a probable solution to this, soft magnetic materials (SMM) portray excellent properties with high saturation magnetisation (JS) and low coercivity

FYA de Burcu Ozdemir titulado: «Developing Multi-Functional Nanocomposites: A Data-Driven Exploration of Composition, Processing Parameters, and Property Optimization». El día 24 de noviembre, a las 12 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Modern technology demands the development of strong and flame-resistant multifunctional thermoplastic-based nanocomposites that are also compatible with three-dimensional (3D) printing, as this method has become a standard production process in essential industries. This study tackles

FYA de Gabriel Zarzoso titulado: «FFT implementation of a microscopic chemo-mechanical model for damage in lithium batteries». El día 27 de octubre, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen Modeling the damage and fracture of materials has been a recurrent topic in solid mechanics and materials engineering in the last century. In the present there is a strong interest to extend these studies to model complex multiphysical problems including explicitly the effect of the

Seminario del Prof. K. Jimmy Hsia, de la Universidad Tecnológica de Nanyang (Singapur) titulado “Overcoming the adhesion paradox with shape memory polymers»- el próximo 23 de octubre de 2023.

Resumen: Animals such as geckos can climb vertical walls or even move about upside down on ceilings. Such locomotion requires strong and ubiquitous adhesion between their feet and various surfaces, yet easy detachment when needed. However, current smart adhesives made of elastomers suffer from

FYA de Elena Sánchez titulado: “Mechanistic Study of Electrochemical Si-Li Alloy Reaction for Solid-State Battery Application”. El día 6 de octubre, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: The active materials used in current LIBs fall short in energetic terms due to their limited uptake of Li, so further development of these materials is needed. In contrast to the insertion materials usually used in the LIBs, alloy materials are not restricted by the sites in the host

FYA of Miguel Hernández entitled “Development of an autonomous laboratory for the preparation and characterization of nanocomposite materials”. October 4, at 12:00 am in the Seminar Room.

Abstract: Nanocomposite materials based on a polymer matrix and nanomaterials (as Graphene Nanoplateletes, 2D clays or Metal Organic Frameworks) acting as additives are an exciting type of materials that bring the opportunity to create plastics with better properties (mechanical, thermal,

Defensa de doctorado de Joaquín Fernández, titulada «Advanced deep Learning technologies for the smart manufacturing of structural composites»- 4 de Octubre de 2023

La Defensa de Doctorado tendrá lugar a las 12:00h , en el Salón de Grados de la ETSI de Informáticos de la UPM (Campus de Montegancedo, Boadilla). La disertación se titula "Advanced deep Learning technologies for the smart manufacturing of structural composites". Fue asesorada por el Prof.

Seminario del Prof. Nik Chawla (Universidad de Purdue), titulado “Unraveling the Construction of Honeycomb in the Apis mellifera Using Time-Resolved X-ray Microscopy (XRM)” – el próximo 11 de octubre de 2023.

Resumen Honeycomb has fascinated humans for millennia. It is a naturally engineered structure that serves as storage for the bees, a place for the queen to lay eggs, rear their brood, among a multitude of additional functions. Even though honeycomb construction has been studied, results have been

Seminario del Prof. Samuel Hemery, del Instituto Pprime, ISAE-ENSMA, Universidad de Poitiers (Francia), titulado «New insights into the relationships between microstructure and mechanical properties in Ti alloys». Próximo 19 de octubre de 2023.

Resumen: Titanium alloys are widely employed in aerospace applications owing to superior properties such as a high specific strength and a good corrosion resistance. In particular, the variety of dual phase microstructures obtained through different thermo-mechanical processing routes enables

Seminario del Prof. Christophe Binetruy, de la Universidad de Nantes (Francia), titulado “Complex flow phenomea in composite processing: experimental evidence and modeling”. El próximo 5 de octubre de 2023.

Resumen: Functional and structural parts, made so far with metals, have been progressively reengineeredby replacing metallic materials by discontinuous fibre reinforced polymers and continuous fibrereinforced composites. Polymer composites are usually divided into two groups, advanced (orhigh

Seminario del Dr. Federico Bosio, del Instituto de Innovación Tecnológica (Abu Dhabi), titulado: “State-of-the-art of additive manufacturing research activities at Technology Innovation Institute and recent advances in developing the next-generation alloys for Powder Bed Fusion – Laser Beam”. El día 25 de septiembre, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Powder Bed Fusion – Laser Beam (PBF-LB) paved the way for developing the next-generation alloys achieving unique properties that could not be guaranteed with the traditional manufacturing routes. The conventional metal alloys utilised for cast and wrought processes did not take full

Seminario del Prof. Ameya Rege, del Centro Aeroespacial Alemán (Alemania) y de la Universidad de Keele (Reino Unido) titulado: “Computational description of aerogels”. El día 25 de septiembre, a las 11:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Reconstructing the morphology of aerogels presents significant challenges if 3D visualizations of their mesoporous nanostructure are desired. Available microscopic and tomographic tools find it difficult to probe into all types of aerogels for the purposes of reconstructing their 3D

Seminario del Prof. Humberto Terrones, Investigador visitante de IMDEA Materiales (viene del Instituto Politécnico Rensselaer), titulado: “The Amazing world of 2D Materials”. El día 19 de septiembre, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: We all are very familiar with graphene and carbon nanotubes and their extraordinary electronic and mechanical properties. Both materials are composed of sp2 carbon atoms; their structures look very similar locally but exhibit different properties due to the way their atoms are arranged

FYA de Jingyi Zhang titulado: “Carbon Allotropes Inspired Acoustic and Mechanical Metamaterials”. El día 22 de junio, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Systems with broken continuous symmetry in ideal lattices cannot be rectified through rearrangement or deformation. Topological metamaterials featuring nontrivial, artificially induced phase transitions have emerged as pivotal constituents for engineering these topological defects,

Defensa de doctorado de Akshya Kumar Pandey, titulada «Development of Ti-Fe-based powders for laser additive manufacturing of ultrafine lamellar eutectics» – 14 de septiembre de 2023

La Defensa de Doctorado tendrá lugar a las 10:30 am, en el Aula de Grados (Edificio Padre Soler), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid-Leganés Campus, Madrid. La disertación se titula "Development of Ti-Fe-based powders for laser additive manufacturing of ultrafine lamellar eutectics". Fue

Defensa del doctorado de Keayvan Keramati, titulado “Development and Experimental Correlation of Machine Learning Models for Diagnosis of Processing Disturbances in Liquid Moulding of Structural Composites” – 15 de septiembre de 2023

La disertación se titula «Development and Experimental Correlation of Machine Learning Models for Diagnosis of Processing Disturbances in Liquid Moulding of Structural Composites». Fue asesorada por el Prof. Dr. Carlos Gonzales. Aquí está el enlace a la dirección de la escuela en Google

Defensa de doctorado de Syed Wahaaj Ali Rizvi, titulada «Bioabsorbable composite laminates of PLA reinforced with surface-modified Mg wires for orthopedic implant applications» – 24 de julio de 2023

La Defensa de Doctorado tendrá lugar a las 10:30 am, en la sala 3.S01.08, Edificio Rey Pastor (biblioteca), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – Campus de Leganés. La disertación se titula "Bioabsorbable composite laminates of PLA reinforced with surface-modified Mg wires for orthopedic implant

Defensa de doctorado de SeyedAbbas Jamali, titulada «Fatigue behavior and fatigue crack initiation micromechanisms of rolled AZ31 Mg alloy» – 19 de julio de 2023

La Defensa de Doctorado tendrá lugar a las 11:00 am, en la Sala Echegaray, E. T. S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid. La disertación se titula "Facilitating development of special clays by incorporation of machine learning techniques". Fue asesorada por el Prof. J. LLorca y

Seminario de Dr. Phuong Thuy, investigador postdoctoral de IMDEA Materiales, titulado: «Atomistic modeling and simulation method in Materials: Investigating MOFs membrane and Ionic liquids in supercapacitor». El día 7 de julio, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen, The structures of materials play a critical role in defining their unique properties and applications. In particular, the engineering of materials to enhance their performance or understand their defect, dislocation, impurity, or catalytic activity requires knowledge of atomistic-level

Seminario de David Tilve, del Centro de Investigación Paul Pascal –CNRS- (Francia), titulado: « Electrical Properties of Nanocarbon Based Composites 3d Printed by Digital Light Processing ». El día 10 de julio, a las 12:00 pm, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Digital Light Processing (DLP)[1] is an additive manufacturing technology based on a Vat photopolymerisation process. 3D objects are manufactured layer upon layer by projecting 2D light patterns onto a liquid photocurable resin. This fast and accurate process is usually limited to

Seminario del Dr. Alexandre Ponrouch, del Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona – ICMAB-CSIC- (España), titulado: «Calcium Metal Anode Batteries: Status and recent progresses». El día 11 de julio, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Various metals have been used as battery anodes in electrochemical cells ever since the birth of the batteries with Volta’s pile and in the first commercialized primary (Zn/MnO2, Leclanché 1866) and secondary (Pb/acid, Planté 1859) batteries. Li-MoS2 cells, employing Li metal anodes,

Seminario del Prof. Peter W. Voorhees, de la Universidad Northwestern (Evanston, IL, EUA), titulado: «A Verified and Validated Model for Grain Structure Formation During Additive Manufacturing». El día 6 de julio, a las 12:00 hr, en el Auditorio.

Resumen: The morphology of grains produced during metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) can be very different from that given by conventional processing and is central to controlling the properties of the final build. In addition, the interfacial velocities and temperature gradients found during AM

Seminario del Prof. José Manuel Torralba, Catedrático de Ciencia e Ingeniería de Materiales de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid y Director del Instituto IMDEA Materiales, titulado «Pasado, presente y futuro de la metalurgia: hacia una metalurgia sostenible». El día 28 de junio, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: ¿Qué papel ha jugado la metalurgia en el desarrollo tecnológico de nuestra civilización tal como la conocemos? ¿Cómo se vincula la metalurgia con las llamadas tecnologías verdes? ¿Cómo se relaciona la metalurgia con el desarrollo de nuevas formas de generar energía? ¿Qué desafíos

FYA de Marcos Rodríguez titulado: “Laser Powder Bed Fusion of a Soft Magnetic Bulk Metallic Glass for Energy-Saving Applications”. El día 19 de junio, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Fe-based soft magnetic bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) have shown unprecedented magnetization saturation and coercivity values and are thus envisioned as potential candidates to increase the efficiency of electromagnetic components. Laser powder bed fusion (LBPF) allows to manufacture

Seminario del Prof. Yoji Shibutani, de la Universidad de Osaka (Japan), titulado: » How far the defect interaction between dislocation and GB affects the inside of grain?». El día 1 de septiembre, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen:The modeling of plastic deformation over the length scales has still been a challengeable problem. One of the most crucial defect interactions related to the plasticity is the reaction between the dislocation and GB, that is, GB strengthening of Hall-Petch law from the materials science view

Defensa de doctorado de Giulia Lo Dico, titulada «Facilitating development of special clays by incorporation of machine learning techniques» – 12 de junio de 2023

La Defensa de Doctorado tendrá lugar a las 12:00 horas, en la “Salón de Grados - Edificio Padre Soler” de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid en Leganés. La disertación se titula "Facilitating development of special clays by incorporation of machine learning techniques. ". Fue asesorada por el

Seminario de la Prof. Rocio Mercado, de la división de ciencia de datos e inteligencia artificial en la Universidad de Chalmers en Gotemburgo (Suecia), titulado: «Deep generative models for biomolecular engineering». El día 13 de junio, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Abstract:AI is transforming our approach to molecular engineering. Driven by the goal of accelerating drug development, our aim is to develop AI-driven molecular engineering methods which will enhance our approach to biomolecular discovery, such as drug discovery, drug repurposing, and chemical

Seminario del Dr. Guangyin Yuan, de la Universidad Shanghai Jiao Tong, titulado: «Research & Development of biodegradable Mg-based vascular stent». El día 30 de junio, a las 10:30 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Biodegradable magnesium-based stents (BMgS) present outstanding potential to revolutionize the treatment of coronary artery diseases, in which full recovery of arteries without long-term irritation of implants is anticipated for averting adverse events associated with the permanent

Seminario del Dr. Mark Flores, del Laboratorio de Investigación de la Fuerza Aérea, Wright-Patterson AFB (EUA), titulado: «Multiscale Performance Characterization of PMCs and AM-PMCs». El día 29 de mayo, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Developing a multiscale paradigm requires careful investigation of composite materials at the microscale. Experimental approaches that capture progressive damage of complex heterogeneous materials would enable a new understanding of failure phenomena. To further enhance our knowledge, a

Defensa de doctorado de Shruti Banait, titulada «Effect of Microstructure on Architected Materials Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing» – 8 de junio de 2023

La Defensa de Doctorado tendrá lugar a las 11:00 horas, en la “Sala de Adoración de Miguel 1.2.C16” de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid en Leganés. La disertación se titula " Effect of Microstructure on Architected Materials Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing ". Fue asesorada por la Dra.

Seminario del Dr. Carlos Doñate, de la Universidad de Wuppertal, titulado: “Laser synthesized nanoparticles to enhance additive manufacturing materials: From ODS steels to plasmonic and magnetic polymers ”. El día 23 de junio, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Abstract: Photonics, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials are considered by the European Commission as key enabling technology due to the transcendental fields where these technologies have proved their capacity to provide solutions, as improved sensors, imaging and treatment in medicine, or

FYA de Biaobiao Yang, titulado: «Deformation mechanisms of dual-textured Mg-6.5Zn alloy with limited tension-compression yield asymmetry». El día 28 de mayo, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Despite that Mg has a lot of possible applications, the easiest deformation mechanism in Mg alloys, basal slip, can only provide two independent slip systems, leading to large plastic anisotropy and poor mechanical properties of Mg alloys at room temperature, restricting the applications

Seminario de la Dra. Rebeca Hernández, del Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros (CSIC), titulado: “Design of Polymer Hydrogels as Biomaterial Inks for 3d Extrusion Printing”. El día 28 de abril, a las 10:30 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Abstract: 3D extrusion printing has evolved as one of the most employed manufacturing techniques for the fabrication of polymer scaffolds for applications in tissue engineering. Within the context, the selection of the polymer hydrogel to be employed as biomaterial ink is crucial and several

Seminario del Prof. Micah Green, de la Universidad Texas A & M, titulado: «Using Radio Frequency Fields for Heating, Curing, Welding, and 3D printing ». El día 12 de mayo, a las 12:00 hr, en la sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Carbon nanomaterials show remarkable heating rates in response to applied radio frequency (RF) fields. We can now show that these responses may be generalized across a wide range of nanomaterial-loaded structures, including carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers, and laser-induced graphene.

Seminario del Dr. Miroslav Zezevic, de los Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA), titulado «Large Strain Crystal Plasticity Gradient Model Based on FFTs: Formulation, Implementation and Application.». El día 8 de marzo, a las 12:30 hr, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen, Robust and efficient full-field crystal plasticity models (based on finite element or FFT methods) have been developed over the past decades, and were extensively used for simulating and understanding different material phenomena at the macro- and mesoscales. On the other hand, nanoscale

Defensa de doctorado de Chandrashekhar Pilgar, titulada «Microstucture sensitive simulation framework for additive manufactured Hastelloy-X» – 24 de Febrero de 2023.

La Defensa de Doctorado tendrá lugar a las 11:00 horas, en la “sala verde” de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos. La disertación se titula «Microstucture sensitive simulation framework for additive manufactured Hastelloy-X». Fue asesorado por el Prof. Javier

Bienal Ciudad y Ciencia – 21 – 26 de febrero

La tercera edición de la Bienal Ciudad y Ciencia se celebrará en Barcelona y Madrid entre los días 21 y 26 de febrero de 2023. La organización de la Bienal se hará con la colaboración del Círculo de Bellas Artes, impulsada por la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT). Alíate

Seminario del Dr. Jacobo Ayensa, del Laboratorio de Microambiente de Tejidos (TMELab), titulado «Physically-Guided Neural Networks with Internal Variables: from material unravelling to applications in biomedical engineering». El día 20 de febrero, a las 12:00 hr, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: 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

Seminario del Dr. Pedro Díaz Payno, postdoctorado en el grupo de Biomateriales y Medicina Regenerativa (proyecto BIOMET4D EIC Pathfinder -IMDEA Materiales), titulado: «Swelling-Dependent Shape-Based Transformation of a Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells-Laden 4D Bioprinted Construct for Cartilage Tissue Engineering». El día 10 de febrero, a las 13:00 hr, en el Auditorio.

Resumen: 3D bioprinting is usually implemented on flat surfaces, posing serious limitations in the fabrication of multilayered curved constructs. 4D bioprinting, combining 3D bioprinting with time-dependent stimuli-induced transformation, enables the fabrication of shape-changing constructs.

Seminario del Prof. Jordi Sort, de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, titulado: «Recent progress in voltage control of magnetism using magneto-ionics and strain: fundamental aspects and prospective applications». El día 3 de febrero, a las 12:00, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen:Magnetic storage systems and magnetically actuated devices are ultimately controlled by magnetic fields generated using electric currents. This involves significant power dissipation by Joule heating effect. Manipulating magnetism with electric voltage has an enormous potential to boost

Seminario del Dr. Charles-André Gandin, del “CNRS & Mines Paris PSL – Francia” titulado: « Multiscale modeling of laser-powder bed fusion additive manufacturing». El día 17 de enero, a las 12:00, en el Auditorio.

Resumen: Most of Additive Manufacturing (AM) are solidification processes. As a result of the phase transformations, usual metallurgical features of arc welding processes are found, e.g., textured structures, intergranular hot tears, deviation from thermodynamic transformation paths, … The

Seminario del Dr. Valentin Vassilev, nueva incorporación de IMDEA Materiales, titulado: «In quest of accurate modelling of complex potential-energy surfaces: a Computational Chemistry and Machine Learning approach». El día 20 de enero, a las 12:00, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: 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

Seminario del Dr. Joaquín García Suárez, de la Escuela Politécnica Federal de Lausana (EPFL), titulado: «Data mesh refinement». El día 9 de enero, a las 12:00, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Abstract: Model-free data-driven computational mechanics (DDCM) is a new paradigm for simulations in solid mechanics. One of the its advantagesis the fact that it avoids regression-based, bias-prone constitutive modeling. However, many materials do display a simple linear response in the

Defensa de doctorado de Thomas Isensee, titulada «Modelado multiescala de la cinética de crecimiento dendrítico con convección líquida» – 18 de enero de 2023.

La Defensa de Doctorado tendrá lugar a las 11:00 horas, en la sala verde de la Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos. La disertación se titula "Modelado multiescala de la cinética de crecimiento dendrítico con convección líquida". Fue asesorado por el Dr. Damien Tourret y el Prof.

Defensa de doctorado de Mohammad Elahi, titulada «Modelado computacional de la fabricación de metales por fusión de lecho de polvo» – 2 de diciembre de 2022.

La Defensa de Doctorado tendrá lugar a las 11:00 horas, en el "aula C" de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales. La disertación se titula "Modelado computacional de la fabricación de metales por fusión de lecho de polvo". Fue asesorado por el Prof. Ignacio Romero y el Dr. Damián

IMDEA Materiales celebra la Semana de la Ciencia

El Instituto IMDEA Materiales celebró la Semana de la Ciencia 2022 con una visita de los alumnos del Colegio Retamar de Madrid. Los proyectos BIOMET4D y BioImplant-ITN fueron dos de los focos de atención de las actividades. Los investigadores predoctorales Ángela Castro María del grupo de

«First Year Assessment» de Shuanglan Du, titulado «Marine-derived chitosan-based thermosensitive hydrogels and their applications in anti-aging»- 23 de noviembre, 2022 – 12:00 pm.

Resumen: El antienvejecimiento se ha convertido en un importante tema de investigación en el campo de las ciencias biológicas modernas. Es interesante considerar los hidrogeles para aplicaciones antienvejecimiento debido a su estructura única. En los últimos años, nuevos hidrogeles basados ​​en

Seminario de la Dr. Sandra Camarero, del Instituto POLYMAT (Pais Vasco), titulado: «Form Follow Function vs Function Follows form: a shift in tissue regeneration». El día 2 de diciembre, a las 12:00, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen:La Ingeniería de Tejidos surgió a principios de los años 90 sobre la base de la fabricación de andamios de biomateriales de diseño para guiar la unión, distribución, diferenciación y depósito de una matriz extracelular (ECM) característica del tejido objetivo. Las células son capaces de

First Year Assessment of Wen Ye, entitled“High-performance Flame-retardant Microspheres (FRMs) via Controllable Core-Shell Structure: Preparation, Characterization and Mechanisms» – November 11th, 2022 – 09:00 am (online)

Abstract:A novel series of FRMs was synthesized by suspension polymerization which had coreshell structure and complete spherical morphology. The core material is composed of a variety of flame-retardant components, some phosphate ester flame-retardant such as BDP, RDP, TPP etc. (or several of them)

Seminario del Dr. Carlos Ruestes, postdoctoral de Marie Skłodowska-Curie en IMDEA Materials, titulado: “Deformation mechanisms in metals – Insights from molecular dynamics simulations”. El jueves 10 de noviembre, a las 12:00, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen:La interpretación de experimentos que prueban las propiedades mecánicas de los materiales a menudo se ve limitada por la falta de herramientas adecuadas para una inspección operativa de los mecanismos de deformación. Las simulaciones de dinámica molecular ofrecen la posibilidad de realizar

«First Year Assessment» de Mingyang Zhang , titulado «Fire safety enhanced electrolytes for lithium ion batteries: materials, methods, and mechanism»- 27 de octubre, 2022 – 12:00 pm.

Resumen: El desarrollo de electrolitos de estado sólido compuestos (CSSE) avanzados se considera una de las direcciones más prometedoras para lograr avances en la tecnología de baterías de litio. Para mejorar el rendimiento general de los electrolitos, como las propiedades mecánicas, el

Seminario del Prof. Jose A. Rodríguez-Martínez de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, titulado: «Localización plástica dinámica y fragmentación de metales impresos porosos: experimentos de impacto y modelado multiescala». El día 24 de octubre, a las 12:00, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Comprender el daño, la localización y la fractura en sólidos dúctiles y estructuras sujetas a impactos de alta velocidad o cargas explosivas tiene importancia en la industria aeroespacial, aplicaciones militares, ingeniería civil y aplicaciones geofísicas. Los cráteres meteóricos, el

Seminario del Prof. Douglas E. Spearot, de la Universidad de Florida y actual visitante en IMDEA Materiales, titulado: “Simulating Plasticity in Metals at Atomistic and Mesoscopic Length Scales”. El jueves 22 de septiembre, a las 12:00, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen:El desarrollo de modelos precisos y simulaciones de deformación plástica en materiales metálicos requiere una comprensión del comportamiento de los defectos y modos de deformación en metales en múltiples escalas de longitud y tiempo. En esta presentación, se resumirán los esfuerzos recientes

Seminario del Prof. Alan Luo, de la Universidad Estatal de Ohio y Director del “Laboratorio de Investigación de Fabricación y Materiales Ligeros”, titulado: “Lightweight materials and sustainable manufacturing: the role of ICME”. El día 5 de septiembre, a las 12:00, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Abstract: Lightweight materials including aluminum, magnesium and titanium alloys and metal matrix composites are increasingly being used in the transportation and manufacturing industries to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint. Emerging materials including high entropy alloys,

Seminario del Dr. Ivan Fernández, de Nano4Energy, titulado: « Actividades de investigación y desarrollo en Nano4Energy: del desarrollo a escala de laboratorio de láminas delgadas a producción industrial». El día 8 de septiembre, a las 12:00, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Nano4Energy es una empresa de base tecnológica de gran proyección internacional. La actividad principal de Nano4Energy es el desarrollo tecnológico de recubrimientos de alto valor añadido mediante la tecnología de “sputtering” magnetrón y la implementación de dichos recubrimientos en

Seminario del Dr. Jesús Ordoño de la IGTP, titulado: «Lactate as a novel signal for cardiac tissue engineering and regenerative medicine». El día 26 de julio, a las 12:00, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: The increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases on the world population urge the development of efficient new therapies for the reestablishment of the cardiac function. The heart has a very limited regenerative ability, and so lost cardiomyocytes cannot be replaced, thus causing

Defensa de Doctorado de Ignacio López titulada “Hierarchical Microstructures to Overcome the Conflict Between Strength and Toughness of Hard Coatings: Tin/Ni as a Model System” – 21 de junio de 2022.

La Defensa de Doctorado tendrá lugar el 21 de junio a las 5:00 pm en la Universidad de Texas en Arlington. Será de forma online. La disertación se titula “Hierarchical Microstructures to Overcome the Conflict Between Strength and Toughness of Hard Coatings: Tin/Ni as a Model System”. Ha sido

Seminario del Dr. Kendell Pawelec de la Universidad del Estado de Michigan, titulado: «Engineering Materials for the Translation of Biomedical Devices». El día 27 de junio, a las 11:00 am, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: The goal of regenerative medicine is to control an individual’s healing response after trauma, working at the cellular level to repair damaged tissue. However, to successfully intervene in tissue repair, there must be a basic understanding of the types of signals cells receive from their

First Year Assessment de Ángela Castro, titulado «Alveolar-Capillary Membrane Chip: a new perspective for the study of lung diseases»- 17 de junio, 2022 – 12:00 pm.

Resumen: The current global pandemic (COVID-19) and other recent major epidemics, including SARS and MERS and the historical Spanish flu, are caused by respiratory viruses that affect the lung. To better understand the pathophysiology of these diseases and develop preventive and therapeutic

Seminario del Dr. Raymundo Arróyave de la Universidad de Texas A&M, titulado: «Towards 3D+ Printing of Metals and Alloys». El día 3 de junio, a las 12:00 pm, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: The current paradigm that guides many materials and manufacturing research is to optimize a materials’ (hierarchical) structure to accomplish a specific function and then assemble different components made with different materials into ever more complex arrangements in order to realize

Defensa de Doctorado de Álvaro Doñoro titulada “Baterías estables de litio-azufre mediante ingeniería de electrodos e interfaces” – 17 de junio de 2022.

La Defensa de Doctorado tendrá lugar el 17 de junio, a las 11:00 hr, en el Salón de Grados (Módulo 8) de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Cantoblanco). La disertación se titula “Stable lithium-sulfur batteries through electrode and interface engineering”. Ha sido

Seminario del Prof. Jesús Ruiz de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, titulado: «Residual stresses and hydrogen embrittlement». 13 de julio, a las 12:00 pm, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Abstract: Residual stresses are those that remain in the material after external loads have been removed. To satisfy static equilibrium, they are self-equilibrating. Residual stresses are generated as a response of the material to inhomogeneous permanent inelastic strains. The latter will induce

Seminario del Dr. Monsur Islam del Instituto de Tecnología de Microestructuras, Instituto de Tecnología de Karlsruhe, titulado: «3D shaping of carbon to engineered living carbon materials ». 31 de mayo, a las 12:00 pm, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Carbon microelectromechanical system (carbon MEMS) has emerged as a technique alternative to silicon-based MEMS technologies in the last two decades. Although carbon-MEMS allows for the fabrication of 3D carbon microstructures useful for several applications, complex architectures are

Seminario del Dr. Mauricio Ponga, del departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica de la Universidad de Columbia Británica, titulado: «Computational design of ultra-strong high-entropy alloys manufactured via additive manufacturing processes». 11 de mayo, a las 12:00 pm, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen y bibiografía: High-entropy alloys (HEAs) are multi-principal elements materials that challenge the traditional alloy design techniques. Due to their large design space and ample mechanical, optical, electrical, and thermal properties, HEAs are exiting material systems to explore and

First Year Assessment de Javier García-Pérez, titulado «Hydrogels and Nanocomposites for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicin»- 22 de abril, 2022 -10:00 hr.

Resumen: Hydrogels are used as scaffolds in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM) for different applications such as delivery vehicles for bioactive molecules, space filling agents and as three-dimensional structures hosting cells to stimulate the regeneration of the desired tissue.

1ª edición del “3 minutes Thesis Talk (3MT)” de IMDEA Materiales

Hoy, 24 de marzo, en IMDEA Materiales, tuvo lugar el primer “Thesis Talk” 2022. Dicha actividad es un concurso de comunicación de investigación reconocido internacionalmente desarrollado por la Universidad de Queensland en 2008. Se trata de una actividad en la que los doctorandos presentan sus

Defensa de Tesis de Nana Chen titulada “Tuning the mechanical properties of metastable beta titanium alloys through the control of microstructure and deformation mechanisms”.– 23 de marzo de 2022.

La Defensa Doctoral tendrá lugar el miércoles 23 de marzo a las 09:30 am de forma remota. La disertación se titula “Tuning the mechanical properties of metastable beta titanium alloys through the control of microstructure and deformation mechanisms”. Ha sido supervisada por el Prof. Jon

Defensa de Tesis de Andrea Fernández titulada “Recovery and re-use of carbon fibres from recycled end-of-life epoxy based composites” – 1 de abril de 2022.

La Defensa Doctoral tendrá lugar el 1 de abril a las 11:00 am en la Sala “3.S01.08 “de la Universidad Carlos III de Leganes en Madrid. La disertación se titula «Recovery and re-use of carbon fibres from recycled end-of-life epoxy based composites». Ha sido supervisada por el Prof. Jon Mikel

First Year Assessment de María Dolores Martin, titulado «Microstructure-Topology-Mechanical Properties relationship of 3D printed Mg-based scaffolds for biomedical applications (TOPOMAG-3D)»- 18 de marzo, 2022 -12:00 hr.

Resumen: Magnesium and its alloys are promising biodegradable metal scaffolds for potential bone regeneration applications, such as bioabsorbable implants. However, for this to be possible, further developments are necessary. On the one hand, Mg tends to corrode at a high rate, leading to

IMDEA Materiales en la Feria Madrid de la Ciencia y la Innovación.

Del 2 al 5 de marzo se celebra en la Institución Ferial de Madrid (IFEMA) la Feria Madrid por la Ciencia y la Innovación en el marco de la semana de la educación. IMDEA Materiales participa activamente en este importante evento divulgativo para la Comunidad de Madrid, los días 4 y 5 de marzo,

Jornadas de impresión 3D en Madrid

El próximo 16 de marzo, IMDEA Materiales acogerá la primera edición de las "Jornadas de impresión 3D en Madrid". En el evento se mostrarán los desarrollos realizados por IMDEA Materiales en el proyecto MAT4.0, financiado por la Comunidad de Madrid, las oportunidades de financiación del CDTI para las

«3rd PhD day» de IMDEA Materiales

¿Qué puedo hacer una vez acabado el Máster? ¿Por qué no hacer un doctorado en materiales? El Instituto IMDEA Materiales te invita a conocer la relevancia de hacer un doctorado en un centro de investigación multidisciplinar e internacional a través de la experiencia de nuestros alumni y por compañías

First Year Assessment de Elahe Kazemi titulado «Data-driven development to predict the structure-property relations of polymers with machine learning and Group Interaction Modelling» – 17 de febrero, 2022 -12:00 hr.

Resumen: In this research work, the combination of the data-driven approaches based on the machine learning method and the group interactions modeling is used to predict the thermomechanical and mechanical properties of the vast number of polymers. The macroscopic properties of polymers were

Seminario del Prof. Jaime Marian, científico visitante de IMDEA Materiales, titulado: «Elasto-plastic stochasticity: the role of atomic level fluctuations on mesoscale deformation properties in metals». 15 de febrero, a las 12:00 pm, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Materials deformation is ultimate controlled by physical processes at the atomic scale. In many cases, these processes are controlled by fluctuations characterized by highly stochastic behavior. While we have learned to subsume this stochasticity into continuum laws that describe average

Seminario del Dr. David Rodney, del Instituto de Luz y Materia (Institut Lumière Matière) de la Universidad de Lyon, titulado: «Alloy plasticity: insights from ab initio and elasticity». 14 de febrero, a las 11:00 am, en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: Solid solution strengthening is a classical metallurgical process that has been brought to the center stage by the development of high entropy alloys. Solutes may affect dislocations at different levels, from their core structure to their long-range glide, depending on the alloy

First Year Assessment de Guillermo Domínguez titulado «Degradation studies and biological cytocompatibility of biodegradable materials for tissue engineering application»- 4 de febrero, 2022 -12:00 hr.

Resumen: Biodegradable materials are an option where problems related with permanent implants induce complications in the long term, especially for bone and cardiovascular application. Research have focused on different materials for these applications, such as bioceramics, polymers, metals or

Seminario del Dr. Javad Kadkhodapour, de la Universidad de Stuttgart, titulado: «Modeling advanced materials across length scales: toward an application-specific computational design». 27 de enero, a las 11:00 pm en la Sala de Seminarios.

Resumen: The combination of experiment, simulation, and data plays an important role in the development and characterization of advanced materials.In the first part of the presentation, this combination and the implications of the activities for advanced multiphase steels are described and

Seminario del Dr. Jaime S. Sanchez de la Universidad Tecnológica de Chalmers (Suecia), titulado «All-Electrochemical Graphene Composite Multilayers Deposited on Carbon Fibers and 3D-Foams for Energy Storage» – 27 de enero, a las 12:00 pm en el auditorio.

Resumen: 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

Seminario del Prof. Bianchi Mendez, del departamento de Fisica de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, titulado «Nano-heterostructures based on wide bandgap semiconducting oxides: Synthesis and optical properties» – 26 de noviembre 11:00 am en el auditorio.

Resumen: 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

Seminario del Prof. Carlos Molpecere, de la Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Centro Laser), titulado «Laser bioprinting from single cell to tissue engineering » – 29 de octubre 11:00 pm en la Sala de Seminario

Abstract: Laser bioprinting is a very promising technique that has demonstrated an outstanding cell viability. With an appropriate process parameterization single cell printing is possible with high spatial accuracy. In this seminar, current developments at Laser center UPM in the field of laser

First Year Assessment de Junchen Xiao titulado «Predicting the fire performance of flame retardant polymer composites with data-driven approach»- 29 de octubre, 2021 -12:00 hr.

Resumen: Functional polymer composites are applied in various fields in industry and daily lives. To overcome the main weakness of polymer materials, the high sensitivity to fire and other high temperature sources, flame retardancy is requested to the polymer composites. Generally, it is to find

First Year Assessment de Xiang Ao titulado «Surface Protective Coating for enhanced fire safety and fire structural properties of Vinyl Ester Resin (VER) based Structural omposites» – 28 de octubre, 2021 -12:00 hr.

Resumen: The fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are gaining increasing popularity due to their high strength to weight ratio, weight reduction properties. However, the heat/fire vulnerability of polymer-bsased tructural composites brings abrupt mechanical properties reduction with

Defensa de Tesis Doctoral de Venkata Sai titulada «Nanoscale engineered electrode materials for high performance lithium-ion batteries» – 15 de octubre, 2021, a las 11:00 am.

La Defensa Doctoral tendrá lugar el 15 de octubre a las 11:00 am en la Sala de Grados, modulo 8, Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. La disertación se titula «Nanoscale engineered electrode materials for high performance lithium-ion batteries». Ha sido supervisada por

First Year Assessment de Carmen Martínez titulado «The effect of mechanical strains on the catalytic activity of transition metals for the hydrogen evolution and the oxygen reduction reactions»- 1 de Octubre, 2021 – 10:00 am

Abstract: Catalysts design has been one of the most relevant issues for the hydrogen economy during decades, especially for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). These catalytic processes are controlled by the electronic structure of the catalyst, that can

First Year Assessment de Venkatesh Sivagnana titulado «New high entropy alloy formulations developed using advanced powder metallurgy routes for high temperature applications»- 1 de octubre, 2021.

Abstract: High entropy alloys (HEAs) have recently garnered significant research attention due to the variety of properties they offer, including high strength, fracture resistance, thermal stability, wear resistance, corrosion resistance and irradiation resistance. When it comes to processing of

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

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

IMDEA – Crime Scene Investigation (temporada 3)

Nuestros investigadores ayudarán a la Policía Científica con un nuevo caso en la tercera temporada de IMDEA-CSI. El próximo 27 de Septiembre a las 18:00 horas. ¿Te animas? Esta actividad es parte de La Noche Europea de los Investigadores Madrid 2019

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