COncurrent METAmaterial-Structure design using functionally graded metamaterials


Establish a network

Of interdisciplinary research groups.

Taking advantage

of the unique technological opportunity.


Constitutes a multidisciplinary

change of paradigm

TThe purpose of CoMetaS is to establish a network of interdisciplinary research groups to solve a new scientific and technological challenge of high practical interest for industry, consisting in developing an integrated, reliable and efficient multiscale methodology for Concurrent Metamaterial-Structure Design employing functionally graded mechanical metamaterials.

Taking advantage of the unique technological opportunity that the design freedom revolution of 3D-printing at microscales is bringing to industry and engineering, the purpose of CoMetaS is to help the European industry and future academic system by generating the needed interdisciplinary and intersectoral network of researchers and engineers capable of developing high-tech, value-added products to increase its technological leadership, critical for high living standards in a global market.

CoMetaS constitutes a multidisciplinary change of paradigm on how engineering structural design has been performed to date, integrating the metamaterial design concurrently with the structural design through double inverse analyses and surrogate continuum models obtained by data-driven techniques

CoMetaS is a highly multidisciplinary and intersectoral project, involving high-tech companies leading their fields and complementary leading academic research groups CoMetaS has the right combination of excellence in research, academic training, and industry experience, and high international and intersectoral mobility for fostering innovation-oriented, entrepreneurial, and creative researchers.

Through clearly defined research objectives

CoMetaS promotes high mobility, intersectoral, and transnational cooperation for excellent training,

science and technology, by involving 6 academic research groups and 4 technological companies from 5 different countries



Manufacturing and testing 3DP materials, metamaterial cells and FG metamaterials

Leader: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Dr. Daniel Barba).

Main innovations: Manufacture the AM material for different processing conditions and geometries. Microstructural analysis and mechanical characterization.  Metamaterial cell printing and characterization. Rationalisation of the interconnection between processing, material and mechanical properties.Printing and mechanical testing of functionally graded metamaterial cells (predictability analysis of models). Printing and testing of prototypes.



Constitutive models for 3D printed materials and metamaterials

Leader: Georgia Tech - Lorraine (Prof. Barrales Mora)

Main innovations: Develop constitutive models for the 3D printed material specially suited for 3D printed materials;Efficient homogenisation techniques for creation of constitutive manifolds.Development of parametric metamaterial cell efficient meshing codes for ulterior analysis with continuum models and scale. Development of continuum models for simulation of the 3DP metamaterial.


Manufacturing and testing 3DP materials, metamaterial cells and FG metamaterials

Leader: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Dr. Daniel Barba)

Main innovations: Development of machine learning schemes  and model order reduction techniques and generation of computational manifolds for inverse analysis. Generation of parametrized surrogate models (scale 3) for the metamaterial as a continuum.


Multiscale topology optimization algorithms

Leader: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Prof. F.J. Montáns).

Main innovations: Development of algorithms and codes for metamaterial cell topology optimization, including anchor points/lines/surfaces for FG metamaterials and concurrent structure-metamaterial optimization using constitutive manifolds for inverse analysis


Industrial prototypes: design, manuf. & testing

Leader: Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (Dr. María P Vallés).

Main innovations: Design printing and manufacturing of prototype components for the car and aerospace industry.


Integrated software solutions for virtual prototyping

Leader: ESI (Ms Anne Chambard)

Main innovations: Design and release of open-source codes to demonstrate the technology in academic environments. Integration of the results of CoMetaS in the professional virtual prototyping software: software and database of material behaviour

News & Secondments

María García Martínez

Dates of travel: 26 March 2023 – 19 Junio 2022Sending Institution: INTA (Spain)Host: Georgia Tech…

Clara Guilhaumon

Dates of travel: 1 February 2023 – 31 March 2023Sending Institution: AMVALOR (France)Host: Universidad Politécnica…

Beatriz González Caballero

Dates of travel: 26 March 2023 – 19 Junio 2022Sending Institution: INTA (Spain)Host: Georgia Tech…