Institutos Universitarios

Mathematical Models in Science and Technology with an Interdisciplinary Approach (Momat – IA)

Brief description

One of the main goals of research is to solve problems that arise in a social, economical and technological context of society. In order to address these problems effectively, the multidisciplinary contribution of researchers of different scientific fields is needed. In this way, Mathematics are increasingly becoming an essential ingredient for new technological and scientific challenges, which in turn enrich this Science. The general aim of this scientific program is to do research, from a mathematical point of view, on several topics of interest for society, collaborating with other mathematicians and researchers of other scientific fields, as well as companies and other institutions or agencies. In particular, we will focus on mathematical modeling, which has become a powerful tool for computer simulation, optimization and control of processes. This allows, among other things, to avoid a large amount of experimental work in the laboratory, which is usually time consuming and expensive.
The scientific program is divided into 4 objectives:
1. Mathematical modeling of the spreading and impact of epidemics.
2. Modeling of Lithium batteries.
3. Modeling of oil spills and optimization of its recovery with skimmers.
4. Other topics.
Our goal is to develop suitable mathematical models (or improving the existing ones), analyze them mathematically, develop algorithms for their numerical resolution, simulate study cases, solve associated optimization problems and to draw relevant conclusions.

 

Researchers

  • Ángel Manuel Ramos del Olmo. Professor (Catedrático), School of Mathematical Sciences (Facultad de CC Matemáticas), UCM (PI)
  • José María Rey Cabezas. Associate Professor (Profesor Titular), School of Mathematical Sciences (Facultad de CC Matemáticas), UCM (PI)
  • Juan Antonio Infante del Río. Associate Professor (Profesor Titular), School of Mathematical Sciences (Facultad de CC Matemáticas), UCM
  • Benjamín Ivorra. Professor (Catedrático), School of Mathematical Sciences (Facultad de CC Matemáticas), UCM
  • Alicja Barbara Kubik Gladis. PhD Student (Becaria en Investigación), School of Mathematical Sciences (Facultad de CC Matemáticas), UCM
  • María Vela Pérez. Associate Professor (Contratada Doctora), School of Mathematical Sciences (Facultad de CC Matemáticas), UCM

 

Publications

 


News

  • 21 de septiembre de 2023. Solar News. Diseñando el futuro de la energía solar. La importancia del espectro lumínico en la optimización de paneles solares (véanse las páginas 24-26 de este link). Artículo sobre un trabajo realizado por Benjamin Ivorra (IMI) en colaboración con otros investigadores de la Universidad de Málaga, de la Universidad de Almería, de la Universidad de Antofagasta y de la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.


  • 10 July 2023. Alicja Barbara Kubik Gladys (PhD student supervised by B. Ivorra and A.M. Ramos; all three IMI members) and Paula Terán Viadero (PhD student under supervision by F. J. Martín Campo, IMI member, and by A. Alonso Ayuso, URJC member) have been awarded two of the four second prices granted by the Jornada PhDay jury, which took place on 3 July 2023, in the Facultad de Ciencias Matemáticas of the UCM. The two first prices went to Pablo Hidalgo Palencia and Guillermo Sánchez Arellano, while the two other second prices were awarded to Joaquín Domínguez de Tena and Joao Gabriel Gomes de Oliveira.  Congratulations to the six of you!

     

     

     

     

     

  • 13 de junio de 2023. El Mundo. La profesora que denuncia que "los alumnos pueden sacar un 10 estudiando la mitad del temario en SelectividadMaría Vela Pérez, miembro del IMI, nos cuenta un punto débil de la "Selectividad".



  • 9 June 2023.The Complutense University of Madrid approves three innovation projects led by IMI members. These are two INNOVA-QUALITY MANAGEMENT projects ("Project for the control and monitoring of the quality of the scientific production of the IMI" and "Development of a rubric for the evaluation by tutors and tribunals of TFG and TFM", led by Ángel Manuel Ramos del Olmo and Juan Antonio Infante del Río, respectively) and one INNOVA-TEACHING project ("Interdisciplinary Mathematics, building professional transitions", led by Inés M. Gómez-Chacón ).


  • 9 June 2023. Appointment of the new Editorial Board of Boletín del IMI, which is formed by the following persons:
     
    Editor-in-Chief
    Ángel Manuel Ramos del Olmo
     
    Editors
    -Ángel René Arroyo García (Coordinator of the following sections: “1+400. Divulgación con 1 imagen y 400 palabras”, “La viñeta matemática” and “Math Art”)
    -Rutwig Campoamor Stursberg (Coordinator of the following sections: “IMI Publica” and “Math Puzzle”)



  • 3 de mayo de 2023. Unidad de Cultura Científica - UCM. El espectro de la luz, clave para optimizar la instalación de placas solaresUn estudio llevado a cabo por varios grupos de investigación de España y Chile, entre los que se encuentra el grupo MOMAT del Instituto de Matemática Interdisciplinar (IMI), muestra la importancia de tener en cuenta el espectro de la luz de la zona de instalación a la hora de diseñar placas solares, para aumentar su eficiencia. Nos lo cuenta Benjamin Ivorra (miembro del Grupo MOMAT, del IMI), junto con otros autores del trabajo de la Universidad de Málaga, de la Universidad de Almería, de la Universidad de Antofagasta y de la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.



 

 

 

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