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Tutorial MD1: Creating the Materials Innovation Infrastructure for Materials by Design

Monday, March 28, 2016
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
PCC North, 100 Level, Room 121 B

The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), launched by President Obama in 2011, envisions the creation of a three-component materials innovation infrastructure where computational tools, experimental tools and digital data are brought together along with a cultural shift in materials research towards more collaborative and open research to accelerate advanced materials development and deployment. The MGI (aka Materials by Design) approach is a theory-driven approach where computational design of new materials and materials properties directly guides the experimental materials development. The morning segments of the tutorial will focus on the methods and techniques of materials by design. The afternoon segments will explore the application of these methods to real materials development, with demonstrations via a series of example cases.
The integrated panel of instructors, experts at the forefront of Materials by Design, will cover all components of the materials innovation infrastructure and demonstrate, through example, how the envisioned collaborative MGI research environment can be realized. The perspectives of both senior researchers and younger scientists who are normalizing this new approach will be presented.

Part I: David Ginley
Overview: The Materials Genome Initiative—Opportunities and Challenges

Part II: Marco Buongiorno Nardelli
Theory for Computational Materials Design


Part III: Andriy Zakutayev
High-Throughput Experiment for MGI Part IV: Michael Toney

In-situ and Synchrotron-based Measurements


  • David Ginley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Michael Toney, Stanford University
  • Marco Buongiorno Nardelli, University of North Texas
  • Andriy Zakutayev, National Renewable Energy Laboratory