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Symposium CM7—Genomic Approaches to Accelerated Materials Innovation

The ability to design materials has long accentuated the development of technology and infrastructure. The ever-increasing spectrum of functionalities required for materials fundamental to modern civilization requires efficient paradigms for materials discovery. These paradigms must go beyond current serendipitous discoveries and classical synthesis-characterization-theory approaches. To bridge these complex issues will require integrated and direct feedback from multi-scale functional measurements to theory and must allow real-time and archival experimental data to be incorporated effectively. The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) approach in the US and similar approaches internationally seek to accomplish this integration and transform the way materials research is conducted. As a result, in recent years great strides have been made toward combining computational, experimental and data science into a single integrated workflow, creating the framework for accelerating materials innovations. However, many challenges remain. For instance, high-throughput experimental techniques could provide great opportunities for accelerating materials validation but have been infrequently applied in MGI workflows. Further, gaps exist between the conditions under which materials are synthesized and characterized in a lab setting and their environment in applications. Alternatively, theoretical models are now routinely performed at atomistic levels and at the continuum level, but effective “scale bridging” techniques generalizable to multiple materials problems are lacking. Moreover, a disconnect remains between the theoretical and experimental communities hindering wide-spread effective interactions and knowledge transfer between the groups. Finally, there is a lack of effective generalizable data mining tools available to turn existing data into actionable knowledge. This symposium will bring together established experts and newcomers from academia, national laboratories, and industry to present the latest advances and discuss pressing challenges facing the MGI.

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
  • Creating tools for educating the MGI generation workforce
  • Data formatting and measurement standards for MGI
  • Integration of theory and experiments as well as theorists and experimentalists
  • Materials synthesis for high-throughput combinatorial discovery and development
  • Strategies and tools for high-throughput materials property measurements

Invited Speakers:

  • Anastasia Alexandrova (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Toyohiro Chikyo (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Stefano Curtarolo (Duke University, USA)
  • Claudia Draxl (Humboldt University, Germany)
  • Martin Green (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Martha Grover (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jason Hattrick-Simpers (University of South Carolina, USA)
  • Satoshi Itoh (Japan Science Technology Agency, Japan)
  • Surya Kalidindi (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Alexey Kolmogorov (Binghampton University SUNY, USA)
  • Shunsuke Muto (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Kristin Persson (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Ichiro Takeuchi (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Alexander Tropsha (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
  • Koji Tsuda (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Naoto Umezawa (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Qiang Zhu (Stony Brook University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Carson Meredith
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Sergei Kalinin
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials and The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
865-241-0236, sergei2@ornl.gov

Momoji Kubo
Tohoku University
Institute for Materials Research
81-22-215-2050, momoji@imr.tohoku.ac.jp

Artem Oganov
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Skolkovo Innovation Center
Russian Federation
1-631-632-1429, a.oganov@skoltech.ru