CECAM Workshop 2021

This workshop is organized on 20-21 July 2021 by the Joint Lab Virtual Materials Design (JLVMD) of the Helmholtz association, which synergistically combines the expertise of more than 60 researchers from four national labs (Hereon, HZB, FZJ, KIT).

Please visit the workshop homepage for further information and registration.

Numerous technological advancements are driven by materials development, in fields as diverse as energy, environmental protection, information technology, or medicine and health. Solving these major societal challenges strongly depends on the acceleration of materials development. We have realized that virtual materials design emerges as one of the grand challenges in this research field and have therefore instituted a joint lab virtual materials design. With this workshop we want to contribute to building a worldwide community of researchers who want to move from simulations as a tool to understand to simulation as a tool to design the behavior of materials.

The workshop will be organized in four sessions on Materials Acceleration, Digital Twins, Machine Learning, and Methods & Software with the following confirmed plenary speakers:

Materials Acceleration Digital Twins Machine Learning Software & Methods
Prof. Nicola Marzari Prof. Francisco Chinesta Prof. Jörg Behler Prof. Wolfgang Bangerth
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne ‐ EPFL, Switzerland Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France Georg-August-Universiät Göttingen, Germany Colorado State University, USA

Registration is open on the workshop homepage until Friday, 16 July 2021. If you wish to contribute poster presentation, please submit your abstract via the registration website. The extended deadline for abstract submission is Monday, 12 July 2021.

In addition, we will edit a special issue on 'Virtual Materials Design' in Frontiers in Materials where the participants are welcome to publish their contribution to the workshop or related work.

We're looking forward to meeting you at this exciting online workshop.