4th World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME 2017)

May 21–25, 2017 • Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest • Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA


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Workshop registration is now available through the ICME 2017 online form or through the PDF registration form.

About the Workshop

The PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Workshop will provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of and ability to use the PRISMS Software Tools. The course is comprised of expert training and hands-on computational exercises including code compilation, code structures, etc. The PRISMS software is written in C++; prior experience in C++ is helpful, but not required.


This workshop will be held at the PRISMS Center on the University of Michigan campus. The PRISMS Center is located about 10 miles (15 minutes) from the ICME 2017 congress location. For attendees staying at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest (the ICME 2017 congress location), bus transportation to and from PRISMS Center will be provided. Bus departure times are:


Depart Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti
at Eagle Crest to PRISMS Center
Depart PRISMS Center to Ann Arbor
Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
Thursday, May 25 Noon 5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 26 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Who Should Attend

Individuals involved in computational science and engineering in industry, universities, and government laboratories will benefit from attending this course.


The PRISMS Workshop is hosted by the PRISMS Center at the University of Michigan.

About the PRISMS Center and Software Tools

The PRISMS Software toolset is a powerful suite of massively parallel, open-source software capable of integrated multi-scale computational simulations for predicting microstructural evolution and mechanical behavior of metals and alloys. Under development for the past four years, these recently updated and free software modules provide an advanced state-of-the-art computational capability for those involved in metals research and engineering. Development of the PRISMS open-source computational tools are a major activity of the PRISMS Center, based at the University of Michigan. The PRISMS Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the Materials Genome Initiative. An important goal of the PRISMS Center is to provide these computational tools to the broader technical community free of charge. These tools are in a constant state of development with new features added at least annually. The PRISMS Center also hosts periodic workshops to train users and build the community. These following free tools are now available on GitHub:

Additional information on the PRISMS Tools can be found on the PRISMS Center website.

About the Instructors

John Allison is a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan, and is director of the Center for PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS Center). His primary research focus is on processing-structure-property relationships in light metals, integration of simulation, experiment and theory, and integrated computational materials engineering (ICME). He served as vice-chair of the influential National Academies study, ICME: A Transformational Discipline for Improved Competitiveness and National Security. Allison was the 2002 TMS President and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of TMS and ASM and a past-member of the US National Materials Advisory Board.

Stephen DeWitt is the lead developer of the PRISMS-PF code, and is a research faculty member of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. His primary focus is on the application of diffuse interface simulation techniques, such as the phase field method, for predictive simulations of microstructure evolution. Much of his current work is centered around predictions of precipitate morphologies in magnesium alloys. Previously, he has investigated microstructure evolution in electrochemical systems, including the growth/dissolution of faceted structures during electrodeposition and the self-organization of nanopores in anodic alumina films.

Brian Puchala is an assistant research scientist and member of the PRISMS Center at the University of Michigan. His research interests include development of both novel methods and basic infrastructure for integrated computational materials science and engineering. A particular focus is on computational modeling of materials thermodynamics and the kinetics of solid-state atomistic processes. He is a lead developer of CASM software, a first-principles statistical mechanical software package for the study of multi-component crystalline solids, and a domain scientist with The Materials Commons.

Veera Sundararaghavan is an associate professor and member of the PRISMS Center at the University of Michigan. His research interests in ICME include crystal plasticity modeling, multiscale deformation process modeling and optimization, materials informatics, uncertainty quantification, microstructure representation and reconstruction. He is a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award and Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Young Investigator Award, and is a lifetime member of TMS. His group develops the PRISMS Crystal Plasticity Module, a finite element code for simulating deformation of polycrystalline alloys.


Workshop registration fees include 1.5 days of instruction, refreshment breaks, lunch on both workshop days, course materials, and transportation between the hotel and workshop location. This workshop is held in conjunction with the 4th World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME 2017), but congress registration is not required to participate in the short workshop. Registration is available through the ICME 2017 online or PDF registration form.

Registration Fee:  $150

Please note: Class size is limited; individuals will be accepted on a first come, first served bases. TMS reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to low registration. Registrants will be notified of a cancellation at least three weeks in advance and will receive a full refund.

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