A. Multiscale Simulations and Modeling for Integrated Materials Engineering

Symposium Organizers

Jörg Neugebauer (Max-Planck-Institute für Eisenforschung), David Wu (IHPC Singapore), Peter Gumbsch (Fraunhofer IWM), Krishna Rajan (Iowa State University), David McDowell (Georgia Tech), Vasily Bulatov (LLNL)

Symposium description

In recognition of their growing accuracy and computational efficiency, multiscale models and simulations are being increasingly utilized in practical materials engineering. The concept of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) focuses on engineering applications of materials simulations and places its emphasis on the need to integrate information derived from materials modeling and characterization into tools and approaches used for materials development, manufacturing, and product design. There is an obvious need to engage both scientific and engineering communities to couple MMM with ICME to mutual benefit in a symposium within the bi-annual MMM conference.

A focused symposium for materials modelers and materials engineers will be organized to share concepts and practical experiences in integrating multiscale modeling and high throughput approaches into materials engineering and process or product development. Speakers are encouraged to focus on critical issues and relevant capability gaps and the degree of ICME-readiness of the various MMM components. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • ICME and Materials Genome Initiative case studies;
  • Materials informatics approaches for integration of modeling and experiments in materials development;
  • High throughput and combinatorial strategies for identifying process-structure and structure-property relations;
  • Inverse approaches, including data mining and machine learning, to search for desired materials constitution and microstructure;
  • Development of experimental and MMM techniques to analyze/describe/quantify materials microstructure on all scales;
  • Computational components and strategies of accelerated materials discovery and development, including computational thermodynamics and kinetics, process modeling, and links to manufacturing.

We plan a joint session with Symposium E focused on the analysis, quantitative representation and reconstruction of 3D microstructure.

Abstract acceptance notifications will be sent to the submitting authors by the end of April 2014. At the discretion of the symposium organizers, a small number of contributed abstracts may be elevated to the invited status.

Confirmed Invited Speakers
  • Dennis Dimiduk (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Christian Elsässer (Fraunhofer IWM, Germany)
  • Somnath Ghosh (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Ghanshyam Pilania (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Radislav Potyrailo (GE Global Research, USA)
  • Cem Tasan, Max-Planck Institute for Iron Research, Germany)


Key dates

  • Early registration deadline:
    August 15, 2014