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Call for Papers

Symposium MD1—Materials, Interfaces and Devices by Design

The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) was announced in 2011 fueling the era of Materials by Design which combines theory, computation, experiment and data sciences to accelerate materials development and deployment.1 However, for new materials to help in addressing overarching societal challenges as envisioned by the MGI, these new materials must be integrated into Solutions (or Devices) by Design. This need is now increasingly recognized as evinced by recent academic and funding agency workshops aimed at bringing MGI-inspired research approaches to more applied technology development. To get to the desired Devices by Design capability, the domain of predictive theory and high-throughput experiment, currently focused on bulk material properties, must be extended to include interfaces, metastable materials and process optimization. In addition, there is still much foundational development to be done in the basic science and methodologies of Materials by Design. In short, both the breadth and depth of these approaches are improving rapidly. This symposium will bring together specialists and newcomers from academia, national laboratories, industry and government to further this development.


Topics will include:

  • Materials by Design: Moving Beyond Equilibrium Materials
  • Theory Guided Synthesis and Closing the Loop with Experiment
  • Material Stability: Predicting
  • Interfaces by Design: A Bridge to Devices by Design
  • Devices by Design: Bringing MGI Methods to Applied Problems
  • Clean Energy Genome
  • High-Throughput First-Principles Theory and Computation
  • Data: Storing It, Sharing It, Searching It and Mining It
  • Turning Data into Knowledge
  • Educating a MGI Literate Generation of Scientists
  • Materials Genome Initiative (MGI): Advancing the State of the Art
  • Materials Synthesis for High-Throughput Discovery and Development
  • Strategies and Tools for High-Throughput Materials Property Measurements
  • Data: Access Parity of Computational and Experimental Materials Data
  • Collaborative High-Throughput User Facilities in a Competitive World
  • Multiscale Materials Property and Device Performance Modeling
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Billy Bardin (Dow Chemical Company, USA)
  • Ronan Le Bras (Cornell University, USA)
  • Tonio Buonassisi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Stefano Curtarolo (Duke University, USA)
  • Giulia Galli (University of Chicago, USA)
  • John Gregoire (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Dan Gunter (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Robert Hanisch (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Matthew Kramer (Ames Laboratory, USA)
  • Stephan Lany (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Anatole von Lillienfeld (University of Basel, Switzerland)
  • Alfred Ludwig (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
  • Nicola Marzari (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Shyue Ping Ong (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Krishna Rajan (Iowa State University, USA)
  • David Scanlon (University College London, England)
  • Ichiro Takeuchi (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Kristian Thygesen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
  • Eric Toberer (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
  • Ji-Cheng Zhao (The Ohio State University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

John Perkins
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Materials Science Center
303-384-6606, john.perkins@nrel.gov

Carla Gomes
Cornell University
Department of Physics
607-255-9189, gomes@cs.cornell.edu

Geoffroy Hautier
Université Catholique de Louvain
Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN)

Vladan Stevanovic
Colorado School of Mines
Department of Physics
303-384-7947, vstevano@mines.edu