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Methods and Software Tools for 3D Microstructural Science Workshop
Thursday, July 14–Friday, 15, 2016 * St. Charles, Illinois

The focus of this 1.5-day workshop will be to teach participants how to reconstruct, quantify, and analyze 3D materials data using the open-source software package Digital Representation Environment for the Analysis of Materials in 3D (DREAM.3D). DREAM.3D is a freely available software tool that performs a wide range of functions for reconstructions of 3D microstructures, statistical analysis, and generation of representative volume elements.

Participants will learn the methodologies behind the analysis of 3D materials data, with a focus on practical application of workflows via hands-on tutorials. Participants will also learn how to utilize DREAM.3D to produce visualizations in the freely available software package ParaView. The goals of the workshop are to equip participants with the skills necessary to analyze 3D materials data and foster the development of novel 3D workflows.

A tour of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) facilities at Argonne National Laboratory on Thursday, July 14 will be included as a part of this workshop. All non-U.S. citizens are required to submit a visitor application form. See Tour Information section below for more details on the tour.

An Introduction to DREAM.3D and SIMPL Webinar is available as an OnDemand Recording (the live event was offered on March 17). The webinar, intended as an introduction to the workshop, will introduce the DREAM.3D software tool and its underlying data structure, the Spatial Information Management Protocol Library (SIMPL). Participation in the webinar is strongly recommended for workshop attendance, though it is not a requirement. For more details and to access the OnDemand Recording, visit the webinar page.


This workshop is targeted toward practicing researchers in either academia or industry who are interested in learning novel tools and methods for the quantitative analysis of 3D microstructural data.


Instructors: Mike Groeber and Sean Donegan

8:00 a.m.–8:15 a.m
Overview of Workshop by Marc DeGraef
8:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Reconstruction of Experimental Data
10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m
10:15 a.m.–Noon
Statistical Analysis of Data, Morphological and Crystallographic
Noon–12:30 p.m.
Lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Tour of Advanced Photon Source
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meshing and Smoothing Microstructures
5:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
5:15 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Generation of Synthetic Microstructures
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Happy Hour Reception
8:00 a.m.–10 a.m.
Image Processing in DREAM.3D
10:00 a.m.–Noon
Advanced Analyses in DREAM.3D, Correlation and Fusion
Workshop Concludes

A tour of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) facilities at Argonne National Laboratory on Thursday, July 14 will be included as a part of this workshop. Software links and instructions will be provided to registrants in advance of the workshop. Registrants will be bring their own PC’s for use during the workshop. Workshop registration is required for all tour participants.

Requirements for Access to APS:
All non-U.S. citizens, including legal permanent residents, must complete a visitor registration application no later than June 30, 2016. The application form requires supplemental information such as copies of INS documents, permanent resident cards, passports, visas, and other supporting information. Questions regarding APS tour applications can be submitted to

Approval of applications is automatic. In the unlikely instance that an applicant should not be approved by APS, the applicant and TMS will be notified seven to ten business days after application submission. Please note that you will not be officially registered for the tour portion of the workshop until you have received confirmation from the tour facility. APS reserves the right to limit participants based on visitor policies at the time of the tour.

A photo ID, such as driver’s license, or state or federal ID, is required the day of the tour in order to obtain the pre-approved visitor pass issued upon the group’s arrival at the gate. All attendees are required to use TMS-provided transportation, which is included as part of the workshop registration fee. The TMS tour bus will be used for the entire site visit and is subject to search by the facility at any point in time.

About Argonne National Laboratory:
Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology. The nation's first national laboratory, Argonne conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America's scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future.

The Advanced Photon Source (APS), an Office of Science user facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, is one of the most technologically complex machines in the world. This research facility provides the brightest high-energy X-ray beams in the Western Hemisphere to more than 5,700 scientists each year. These scientists come to the APS from academia, industry, medical schools, and other research institutions to carry out experiments that promise new discoveries in nearly every scientific discipline. The X-ray beams provided by this remarkable facility enable the collection of data in unprecedented detail and in amazingly short time frames.

Sean Donegan is a research scientist at BlueQuartz Software and is one of the primary developers behind the DREAM.3D project. He has broad experience in 3D materials science, including modeling and simulation at both the microstructure and continuum scales, statistical quantification of microstructure, generation of synthetic microstructures, and correlative data fusion and analysis across length scales. Since 2014, he has spearheaded the technical efforts to extend DREAM.3D from specialization in microstructure data to a generalized hierarchical framework for materials analysis in many dimensions. Donegan currently leads efforts to apply the DREAM.3D suite to analysis of process model output coupled with experimental measurements for correlative forecasting and materials process design.

Michael Groeber is currently a material research scientist in the Metals Branch of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. His research projects focus on the quantification and representation of microstructure for improving process and property modeling. Groeber is a principal developer and inventor of DREAM.3D, a unique software package that integrates several digital microstructure tools that will facilitate the advancement of integrated computational material science and engineering (ICMSE) in the Air Force and outside. Additionally, Groeber has worked on creating autonomous, multi-modal data collection systems that integrate real-time analysis to optimize microstructure data collection and analysis. Groeber received his bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from The Ohio State University in 2003, followed by a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 2007. Groeber has published over 35 peer reviewed journals and three book chapters, and has presented over 15 invited international presentations.
Workshop registration fees include a tour of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) facilities, Thursday evening happy hour, workshop materials, morning and afternoon beverage breaks, and lunch. Please note that this workshop is held in conjunction with the 3rd International Congress on 3D Materials Science, but congress registration is not required to participate in the short workshop.

Through June 10, 2016
After June 10, 2016
* Must be a full-time student at an accredited university to register at the student rate. Copy of valid student school identification card must accompany registration form

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