On Tuesday March 13th, 2018, a delegation of CIMNE researchers led by Prof. Eugenio Oñate, director of CIMNE, visited the IMDEA Materials Institute, a non-profit independent research organisation promoted by the Madrid regional government to perform research in Materials Science and Engineering. CIMNE’s team was received at IMDEA premises located in Getafe (Madrid) by Prof. Ignacio Romero, director of IMDEA; Teresa Pérez Prado, deputy director of IMDEA; Miguel Ángel Rodiel, director of Technology and responsible Project Department; and members of the research team of the institution.
From left to right: Prof. Michele Chiumenti (CIMNE – Industrial Processes Group), Prof. Santiago Badia (CIMNE – Large-scale Scientific Computing Group), Dr. Cláudio Lopes (IMDEA researcher), Dr. Carlos González (IMDEA researcher), Dr. De-Yi Wang (IMDEA researcher), Mr. Ángel Diego Priegue (CIMNE TIC), Prof. Eugenio Oñate (Director of CIMNE), Dr. Teresa Pérez (Deputy director of IMDEA), Prof. Ignacio Romero (Director of IMDEA), Dr. Fernando Salazar (CIMNE Madrid), Dr. Julio Martí (CIMNE – Risk Assessment Group).
The meeting was also attended by Prof. Julio Garcia (CIMNE – Naval and Marine Engineering Group)
The meeting started with a presentation of both institutions given by their directors: Prof. Ignacio Romero presented the general objectives and activities of IMDEA and Prof. Eugenio Oñate spoke about CIMNE. During the day experts from both institutions carried out different talks that approached topics such as information technologies for material applications, materials under fire or additive manufacturing. The day was completed with a group discussions and a guided visit to IMDEA labs.
IMDEA Materials Institute belongs to the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies network, a new institutional framework created to foster social and economic growth in the region of Madrid by promoting research of excellence and technology transfer to industry in a number of strategic areas (water, food, energy, materials, nanoscience, networks and software).
IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to three main goals: excellence in Materials Science and Engineering research, technology transfer to industry to increase competitiveness and maintain technological leadership, and attraction of talented researchers from all over the world to work in Madrid in an international and interdisciplinary environment.