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Registration Now Being Accepted for NIST MGI Grand Challenges Summit Webinars

Posted on: 08/01/2013
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting a series of webinars in early August to solicit feedback on the five materials technology areas that comprised the U.S. Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) Grand Challenges Summit held in June. The purpose of the Summit was to identify the key challenges and opportunities where the MGI should focus its efforts.

Separate webinars will be conducted for each of the five technology areas examined at the Summit. Each will open with a 20 minute overview to report the findings, followed by a 15 minute feedback session in which attendees can offer comments and ask questions. The webinars will be recorded and posted on the NIST website at a later date.

The webinars are scheduled as follows, along with registration information:

Light Weight and Structural Materials
August 5, 2013, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST
Session Chair: Chuck Ward, Lead, Integrated Computational Materials Science and Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
E-mail to Register: mgi-gcs-light-weight-structural@nist.gov

Electronics and Photonics Materials
August 7, 2013, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST
Session Chair: Sadasivan Shankar, Design and Technology Solutions, Technology and Manufacturing Group Intel Corporation
E-mail to Register: mgi-gcs-electronics-photonics@nist.gov

Energy Storage
August 7, 2013, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST
Session Chair: Yet-Ming Chiang, Kyocera Professor of Ceramics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 24M Technologies, Inc.
E-mail to Register: mgi-gcs-energy-storage@nist.gov

Catalysts
August 8, 2013, from 10 to11a.m. EST (tentative)
Session Chair: Mark Barteau Director, Energy Institute DTE; Energy Professor of Advanced Energy, Research Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
E-mail to Register: mgi-gcs-catalysts@nist.gov

Correlated Electron Materials
August 9, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. EST
Session Chair: Peter Littlewood, Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory
E-mail to Register: mgi-gcs-correlated-electrons@nist.gov

The Materials Genome Initiative has the goal of increasing U.S. global competitiveness by significantly accelerating the pace at which new materials are discovered, developed, and transitioned into manufactured products.

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