Piezo 2017

Cercedilla (Madrid) SPAIN          
February 19 to 22, 2017


View the Organizing committee here.


Piezo Institute
UPM de Madrid
Jecs Trust


Residencia Lucas Olazabal

IMPORTANT for your trip to Cercedilla:

METRO connection from Barajas T4 to downtown Madrid will not be operative from 26 January, see information here

PIEZO2017 Organicers recommend you to use "Cercanías" train from Barajas T4 to Madrid and Cercedilla.

PIEZO2017: Electroceramics for End-users IX" will take place in Cercedilla (Madrid, Spain) the next 19-22 February, 2017 and will be organised by CSIC and UPM. The meeting will continue its well established traditions of presenting the latest research and developments on piezoelectric and multifunctional materials, technologies and devices, and of bringing together academia and industry within the field for discussion and networking.

PIEZO2017 will gather together the first class touristic attraction of the city of Madrid and the possibilities of the Navacerrada sky resort. The site of the meeting, the The Forestry Residencia Lucas Olazábal of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) is inside the Protected Natural Park of "Sierra de Guadarrama".The more than 33.000 hectares (60% of which belongs to the Madrid Autonomous Community) of this Park provides attractions to enjoy nature in different ways.

Sierra de Guadarrama National Park (in Spanish: Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama) is the fifth largest in Spain's national parks system. The National Park extends over the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range, whose highest peak is the Peñalara summit (2,428 m). Other outstanding features include the Puerto de Navafría pass (1.773 m) and the La Morcuera (1796 m) and Siete Picos (2138 m) mountain ranges.

Precipitation is plentiful. Snow falls in winter and part of the spring. The area's cold temperatures generally cause rain to freeze into snow from the end of November to the middle of May. In the highest zones, snow may last until July. With the excellent communications this is a very popular area particularly at weekends and of course during the skiing season. Also, walking and hiking are activities available and most substantial towns have a network of routes available usually from the local tourist office or town hall. Quite a number of walks are clearly marked.

Puerto de Navacerrada ski resort is the closest ski resort to Madrid and Segovia. It is divided into two areas: the upper area, with intermediate/difficult pistes, and the lower area with intermediate/beginners’ pistes. They are well-sheltered pistes, running between pine woods.

Puerto De Navacerrada is, with 19 pistes, a medium sized ski resort with 9 ski lifts (5 chair lifts, 4 surface lifts) that offers skiers a respectable 415 metres (1360 feet) of vertical descent. There are 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) of cross country ski trails. A small proportion of the pistes are covered by snowmaking.



GPS coordinates: 40° 45’ 57.1″ N 4° 04' 14 .7″ W

Latitude = -4.070757

Longitude = 40.765856

By Train: From stations Atocha, Recoletos, Nuevos Ministerios and Chamartín, you can pick the Linea C2 commuter, direction to Cercedilla. It takes, approximately, one-hour and twenty minutes.

From Barajas Airport (Aeropuerto-T4) you can pick Linea C1 to Chamartín, and then transfer to C8B, direction to Cercedilla. It takes, approximately, one-hour and a half. (http://www.renfe.es)

By Bus: Buses to Cercedilla (line 684) departure from Moncloa ( C/ Princesa, 89 ).

Once you are at the train station of Cercedilla (by train or by bus) you have to catch the bus which leads to Hospital Fuenfría. The Residence is a short walk from there.

There is not public transportation all the way to the Forestry Residencia, but to the nearby Carretera de las Dehesas (1km away).

Transportation from there will be provided by the organization upon request in case of bad weather. Please, indicate this need together with your date and time for arrival at the on-line registration form

Residencia Lucas Olazabal

By Car: From Madrid, drive along A-6 roadway. Take exit 42 toward N-VI/Guadarrama, and then follow N-VI and M-622 to Ctra. de las Dehesas.

Residencia Lucas Olazabal

Cercedilla (Madrid) SPAIN
February 19 to 22, 2017.