Summer school sucess

Young scientists and engineers have wrapped up their three-day course on the nature and structure, processing, properties and applications of composite materials at IMDEA Materials Institute in Getafe (Spain).

14 students from ATG Europe B.V, University of Castilla la Mancha, Wroclaw University of Technology, Coventry University, Ideko S.Coop and IMDEA Materials Institute attended daily lectures by leading scientists from academia and industry. In the afternoons, the students were given practical lessons on the processing on composites and modeling.

The summer school on composite materials was supported by the DYNACOMP project, as part of the training of the 2 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) of the network.


Opening of the conference by Dr. Jon Molina (coordinator of the DYNACOMP project) and Prof. Ignacio Romero (Director of IMDEA)

Dr. Martin Simmons (HEXCEL), delivering an introduction to composites


Participants manufacturing composite panels on day 1


Prof. Javier Llorca (IMDEA) explaining the virtual testing of composites on day 2


Tamara Blanco (AIRBUS) explaining the new challenges composites face for aeronautical applications on day 3

Summer school on composite materials

GETAFE (SPAIN) 11 – 13 JULY 2017


Composite materImage for flyerials are nowadays extensively used in applications where outstanding mechanical properties are necessary in combination with weight savings. Their increased use has presented new challenges to engineers, largely due to the highly complex failure mechanisms of composite materials but also due to the many uncertainties that can exist in their manufacturing process. This summer school aims providing young engineers and researchers a rapid knowledge of the state-of-the art in the field (nature and structure, processing, properties and applications in different sectors) via a hands-on training experience.


Renowned experts in the field of composite research, producers of advanced composites and developers of testing equipment from IMDEA Materials Institute, HEXCEL Composites and Airbus. Speakers from other industries will also participate (see the program below).

This event is organized as part of the DYNACOMP (Dynamic behaviour of composite materials for next generation aeroengines) training network, funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions under grant agreement nº 722096.


Download the program here


The registration fee is € 200,00 (VAT included) per participant, including coffee, lunch, shuttle service from central Madrid and course materials. Attendance is limited to 30 people in order of registration.

In order to register, please fill the registration form below and send it via email to After registration, an invoice will be issued to the attendee (to be paid via bank transfer).

Download the registration form here


IMDEA Materials Institute (seminar room), Eric Kandel 2, Tecnogetafe, 28906, Getafe (Madrid), SPAIN


For more information, please contact Mariana Huerta (Public relations and events management at IMDEA Materials Institute,, +34 91 5493422 (extension 1047))



The DYNACOMP project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 722096