Building a Materials Data Infrastructure: 

Opening New Pathways to Discovery and Innovation in Science and Engineering

The availability of increasingly sophisticated experimental and computational tools provides scientists and engineers with new opportunities, but harnessing the vast amounts of data generated from these new approaches presents a challenge. This study will focus on identifying barriers and developing recommendations related to data storage and data sharing, with an emphasis on tactics that can be implemented in the next two years. The ultimate goal of this effort is to help establish a robust materials data infrastructure that accelerates the discovery, development, and deployment of materials.

This study is led by TMS on behalf of the U.S. National Science Foundation, and TMS has convened a study team of ten experts representing academia, industry, and government to develop recommendations.

A final report summarizing the study’s findings will be released in May 2017 at the 4th World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME 2017). 

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Meet the Study Team
Charles Ward, Study Team Lead
Lead for ICME, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
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L. Cate Brinson
Jerome B. Cohen Professor of Engineering
Northwestern University
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Giulia Galli
Liew Family Professor of Electronic Structure and Simulations, Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago, and Senior Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
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Surya R. Kalidindi
Professor, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, and Lead MGI/ICME Strategist, Institute for Materials
Georgia Institute of Technology
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Apurva Mehta
Staff Scientist
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource
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Bryce Meredig
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Citrine Informatics
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Jonathan Petters
Data Management Consultant
Johns Hopkins University Data Management Services
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Brian Puchala
Assistant Research Scientist
PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science Center, University of Michigan
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Zachary Trautt
Material Research Engineer
Materials Measurement Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Vasisht Venkatesh
Materials Modeling Group Lead
Pratt & Whitney, Materials & Process Engineering
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