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> November 15, 2012

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> Extended to January 18, 2013

Poster Abstracts Deadline:
> January 25, 2013

Manuscripts Due:
> March 8, 2013

Housing Reservation Deadline:
> June 14, 2013

Introduction to Computational Materials Science and Engineering Tools Short Course

Scheduled in conjunction with ICME 2013
July 11-12, 2013 • Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek • Salt Lake City, Utah

Computational techniques are becoming increasingly important in the design and development of new materials. As demonstrated in ICME success stories, researchers and engineers are now required to combine multiple tools in order to solve engineering problems, and therefore it is no longer sufficient to be familiar with one single technique or tool.

In this short course, participants will receive a brief introduction and hands-on practice with computational tools used in materials science and engineering, including computational thermodynamics, Density-Functional-Theory (DFT) calculations, computational kinetics, and computational mechanics (finite element analysis), all applied to problems relevant to the science and engineering of materials. This introductory course provides an overview of these tools so that the participants can get started in their own exploration in ICME. The materials are also designed to be implementable in core undergraduate courses, and thus the course is also of interest to educators.

The materials presented in this short course are based on the Summer School for Integrated Computational Materials Education, held at the University of Michigan, in 2011 and 2012, and to be held next at the University of California Berkeley in 2014.

There is a limited amount of financial aid in the form of reimbursement for the short course registration fee.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers and scientists who are interested in utilizing computational tools
  • Professors, postdocs, and graduate students interested in integrating computational techniques into the undergraduate curriculum at their institutions.


  • Larry K. Aagesen and Katsuyo Thornton, University of Michigan
  • Paul Mason, Thermo-Calc Software Inc.
  • Mark Asta, University of California, Berkeley


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