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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))



ITN 2016 – Coordinators Info Day

IMDEA Materials, as coordinator of the DYNACOMP network, attended an information day for ITN actions organized by the Research Executive Agency (REA) past 12/12/2012 in Brussels (Belgium). During the event, the REA (funding agency of the DYNACOMP project) provided detailed instructions and guidelines concerning recruitment, financial management, reporting, intellectual property, open access, ethics and communication of research results.


Kick-off meeting

The kick-off meeting for the project will take place next 18th of October 2016 at IMDEA Materials Institute headquarters. The main goal of this meeting will be to align partners understandings of project objectives, work procedures, timelines, roles and responsibilities. A detailed schedule for next 3 months will also be agreed.

Job vacancies available

We are still looking for 2 research assistants (Early Stage Researchers) to join the DYNACOMP project. Attractive job conditions and a really interesting research project in collaboration with top European companies!. See the job description and apply via Euraxess, Academic Positions or via IMDEA Materials website!. We expect to close the selection process pretty soon.

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