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2015 MRS Fall Meeting Logo2015 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 29-December 4, 2015 | Boston
Meeting Chairs: T. John Balk, Ram Devanathan, George G. Malliaras, Larry A. Nagahara, Luisa Torsi

Symposium CCC—Integrating Experiments, Simulations and Machine Learning to Accelerate Materials Innovation

Materials by Design is rapidly becoming a reality, and has sparked public interest as evidenced by the Materials Genome Initiative. The past 3 years have seen innovations in strategies and techniques for materials development and discovery, however, there are still a great many challenges to overcome. New tools for high-throughput first-principles theory have resulted in multiple databases for theory based material properties. These database tools have yet to be properly integrated with experimental materials synthesis and evaluation, with theory providing guidance to the experimentalist while experimental data provides necessary input for improved theoretical predictions. This need is spurring new concerted efforts between theoreticians and experimentalists to develop collaborative models and readily accessible databases of both theoretical and experimental results. In the process of developing new integrated strategies, key advances have also been made in the core fields of high-throughput theory, combinatorial materials synthesis and evaluation, data handling, data mining, and design of experiments. This symposium will bring together specialists and newcomers from academia, national laboratories, and industry to present the lattest advances and discuss pressing challenges to high-throughput materials innovation.

Topics will include:

  • High-Throughput First-Principles Theory and Computation
  • Materials genome initiative
  • Materials by design: Strategies and approaches
  • Theory driven materials development
  • Transforming data into knowledge
  • Informatics, data mining, and enabling software
  • Sharing materials data: Web based portals and tools
  • Integrating theory and experiment as well as theorists and experimentalists
  • Materials synthesis for high-throughput combinatorial discovery and development
  • Strategies and tools for high-throughput materials property measurements
  • Advancing materials into applications: combinatorial device optimization and design
  • Sharing materials data: overcoming the ownership issue
  • Synthesis strategies and tools for quantifying materials behavior at interfaces
  • Transforming data into knowledge and creating tools for educating the MGI generation workforce
  • Development of data formatting and measurement standards for combinatorial studies

Invited Speakers:

  • Eva Campo (Bangor University, England)
  • Gerbrand Ceder (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Stefano Curtarolo (Duke University, USA)
  • Carla Gomes (Cornell University, USA)
  • Marc de Graef (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • John Gregoire (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Danielle Kennedy (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia)
  • Bryce Meredig (Citrine Informatics, USA)
  • Gregory Mulholland (Citrine Informatics, USA)
  • Ichiro Takeuchi (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Chris Wolverton (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Arie Zaban (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
  • Andriy Zakutayev (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Alex Zunger (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Aaron Gilad Kusne
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Materials Measurement and Science Division

Jochen Lauterbach
University of South Carolina
Department of Chemical Engineering

Alfred Ludwig
Ruhr University Bochum
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Marco Buongiorno Nardelli
University of North Texas
Department of Physics