TopicM: Modelling and Simulation
Materials innovations enable new technological capabilities and drive major societal advancements but typically require long and costly development cycles. Materials Genome Engineering aims at realizing the transition to a new paradigm in materials development from a traditional “trial and error” mode to a “rationally designed experiments” mode. In this highly promising approach, thorough and reliable theoretical prediction and high-throughput screening are followed by experimental verification and technological implementation. Complementary efforts and the seamless integration of theory, computation and experiment, will result in a remarkable acceleration of the pace of new materials discovery, design and deployment. To fully take advantage of its potential, this novel scheme has to rely on cross-innovation and convergence of various scientific fields such as materials science, computer science, physics, chemistry as well as information and data science.
This symposium will introduce the basic aspects of Materials Genome Engineering and highlight examples of successful implementations of this approach for different materials systems to be tailored for well-defined application scenarios.