Frontiers of Materials Symposia

TMS2020 will feature two special symposia as part of the inaugural Frontiers of Materials Award, a competitive award given to top-performing early career professionals. As part of the award, the honoree organizes a symposium on a hot or emergent technical topic and delivers a keynote lecture during the symposium. Meet this year’s awardees and make time to hear these invited presentations.

Frontiers of Materials Award Symposium: Leveraging Materials in Topology Optimization

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Poster Session Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 4
Organizer: Natasha Vermaak, Lehigh University

Speaker: Natasha Vermaak, Lehigh University
Presentation Title: "Leveraging Materials in Topology Optimization"
Speaker: H. Alicia Kim, University of California San Diego
Presentation Title: "Multiscale/Level Design of Materials and Structures"
Speaker: Albert To, University of Pittsburgh
Presentation Title: "Topology Optimization for Additive Manufacturing"
Speaker: X. Shelly Zhang, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Presentation Title: "Nonlinear Composite Materials Design through Multi-material Topology Optimization Frameworks"
Speaker: Virginia San Fratello, San Jose State University
Presentation Title: "Materials, Design and Emerging Objects"
Speaker: James Guest, Johns Hopkins University
Presentation Title: "Topology Optimization for Architected Materials"
Speaker: Julia Daviy, The New Age Lab
Presentation Title: "Sustainable Fashion Design, 3D and 4D Printing, and The New Age Lab"

Presentations will be followed by the panel discussion, “Leveraging Materials in Topology Optimization,” and a poster session featuring posters by the invited speakers.

Frontiers of Materials Award Symposium: Machine Learning and Autonomous Researchers for Materials Discovery and Design

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Poster Session Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 4
Organizer: Keith Brown, Boston University

Speaker: Keith Brown, Boston University
Presentation Title: "Unraveling Hierarchical Materials using Autonomous Research Systems"
Speaker: Prasanna Balachandran, University of Virginia
Presentation Title: "Adaptive Machine Learning for Efficient Navigation of Materials Space"
Speaker: Aldair Gongora, Boston University
Presentation Title: "Combining Simulation and Autonomous Experimentation for Mechanical Design"
Speaker: Kristofer Reyes, University at Buffalo-the State University of New York
Presentation Title: "Closing the Loop in Autonomous Materials Development"
Speaker: Mija Helena Hubler, University of Colorado Boulder
Presentation Title: "Bayesian Methods for Concrete Creep Prediction and Learning Optimized Concrete Microstructure Design"
Speaker: Benji Maruyama, U.S. Air Force
Presentation Title: "Autonomous Research Systems for Materials Development"
Speaker: Vipul Gupta, GE Research
Presentation Title: "Application of Machine Learning and Federated Big Data Storage & Analytics for Accelerated Additive Process and Parameter Development"
Speaker: Shijing Sun, MIT Photovoltaics Research Laboratory
Presentation Title: "Design of Halide Perovskites via Physics-Informed Machine-Learning"
Speaker: Brian DeCost, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Presentation Title: "Autonomous Systems for Alloy Design: Towards Robust Closed-Loop Alloy Deposition and Characterization"
Speaker: Marc Miskin, University of Pennsylvania
Presentation Title: "Turning Statistical Mechanics Models into Materials Design Engines"