Javier Llorca - Curriculum Vitae#

  • Professor and Head of the research group on “Advanced Structural Materials & Nanomaterials”, Department of Materials Science, Polytechnic University of Madrid.
  • Director, Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials (IMDEA Materials Institute)

  • BEng & MEng in Civil Engineering with honours. Polytechnic University of Madrid (1983).
  • PhD in Materials Science, Polytechnic University of Madrid (1986). Award to the best PhD Thesis.


Project Title: MUDATCOM (Multifunctional and Damage Tolerant Composites)
Funding organization: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, project MAT2012-37552
Participants: Polytechnic University of Madrid, IMDEA Materials Institute, University of Girona
Duration: January 2013 to December 2015 PI UPM: Carlos González
Project focus: Development of multifunctional, damage-tolerant C fiber-reinforced composites by the synergistic combination of smart non-conventional configurations and the use of advanced nanofillers (graphene nano-platelets and carbon nanotubes).

Project Title: MICROMECH (Microstructure-based Material Mechanical Models for Superalloys)
Funding organization: European Union, Joint Technology Initiative, Clean-Sky program
Duration: October 2013 to September 2015 PI: J. Segurado
Project Focus: Development of of a multiscale model to predict the mechanical properties (strength, creep, fatigue of polycrystalline Ni-based superalloys at high temperature)

Project Title: VMD (Virtual Materials Design Platform)
Funding organization: Abengoa Research S. A.
Participants: Abengoa Research, IMDEA Materials Institute, CIMNE, Pablo de Olavide University
Duration: November 2012 to October 2014 PI IMDEA Materials: Javier LLorca
Project focus: Development of a multiscale modelling platform for virtual design of metallic materials.

Project Title: MAGMAN (Analysis of microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of Mg-Rare Earth alloys)
Funding organization: National Science Foundations of US and Spain (Materials World Network)
Participants: Michigan State University, IMDEA Materials Institute, Polytechnic University of Madrid
Duration: December 2011 to November 2014 PI UPM: Javier LLorca
Project focus: Analysis of the deformation and recrystallization mechanisms of novel Mg alloys alloyed with rare-earth through in situ mechanical testing and advanced numerical simulations.

Project Title: RADINTERFACES (Interface Design of Crystalline Materials with Improved Radiation Damage Resistance Based on Multiscale Modelling Concepts)
Funding organization: European Union, 7th Framework programme
Participants: GeorgiaTech-CNRS, IMDEA Materials Institute, & 7 partners
Duration: September 2011 to August 2014 PI IMDEA Materials: Javier LLorca
Project focus: Multiscale modelling and experimental validation of nanoscale metallic multilayers

Project Title: VANCAST (Next generation nozzle guide vanes)
Funding organization: ERA-NET MATERA+ (EU, 7th Framework programme)
Participants: IMDEA Materials, ITP, PCB, ESI-Calcom, Precicast, University of Applied Sciences
Duration: July 2010 to June 2013 Project coordinator: Javier LLorca
Project Focus: Design of an improved modelling tool to simulate mold filling, solidification, residual stresses and microstructure evolution during equiaxed casting processes of Ni-based superalloys.
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