Research Groups



IMDEA Materials (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials) is a non-profit independent research institute promoted by the Madrid regional government (Comunidad de Madrid) to perform research in Materials Science and Engineering. 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).

Pincipal researcher: María Teresa Pérez Prado




The ICMM-CSIC (Materials Science Institute of Madrid) is an institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), (Spanish National Research Council) that belongs to the Area of Science and Technology of Materials.

The ICMM mission is to create new fundamental and applied knowledge in materials of high technological impact, their processing and their transfer to the productive sectors at local, national and European scales, the training of new professionals, and the dissemination of the scientific knowledge.

Pincipal researcher: Ignacio Jiménez Gerrero




The IFN (Institute of Nuclear Fusion) of the Polytechnical University of Madrid (UPM) is essentially devoted to Nuclear Research (basic and applied) focus on activities related to Nuclear Fusion. The Materials group objective is the development, characterization, qualification and modeling of existing and new materials for applications in Nuclear Fusion.

Pincipal researcher: Antonio Rivera de Mena




The MATERALIA Group aims to be the Spanish leader in the study and modeling of solid – solid phase transformations and optimisation of mechanical properties of steels both pure thermal and thermomechanically treated.

The investigations made in the Group lead to the tailored design of materials, conceived in order to fulfil properties and established requirements “a priori” by the type of industrial application to which they are destined.

Pincipal researcher: Carlos Capdevila Montes




The Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) Powder Technology Group comprises a multi-disciplinary team of experts in developing solutions in the field of Powder Technology / Powder Metallurgy, studying the behaviour of materials in service, characterizing and designing new materials with improved features and high added value.

Pincipal researcher: Mónica Campos Gómez




The Ultra Rapid Laser Center (CLUR) of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) is a Center of Assistance to the research that develop lines of investigation in which ultra rapid pulsed lasers (femtoseconds; 1 fs = 10-15 seconds and nanoseconds = 10-9 seconds) are the essential tools.

The aim of this Center is to offer to the University and Scientific Community, in general, a range of techniques based on using high-power pulsed lasers combined with ion-laser multiphoton Spectroscopy and time of flight mass Spectrometry.

Pincipal researcher: Luis Bañares Morcillo




The “Advanced Structural Materials and Nanomaterials” group of researching at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM-MMEAN) has been focus on the systematic application of computational tools (molecular dynamics, dislocation dynamics, crystal plasticity, computational micromechanics, homogenization theory, etc.) and multiscale modeling strategies (in the range nm to m) to establish the link between the microstructure and the macroscopic mechanical behavior of materials.

Pincipal researcher: Francisco Rafael Gálvez Díaz-Rubio