4th World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME 2017): Plenary IV
Program Organizers: Paul Mason, Thermo-Calc Software Inc.; Michele Manuel, University of Florida; Alejandro Strachan, Purdue University; Ryan Glamm, Boeing Research and Technology; Georg J. Schmitz, Micress/Aachen; Amarendra Singh, IIT Kanpur; Charles Fisher, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Thursday 10:20 AM
May 25, 2017
Room: Salon II, III, IV
Location: Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest


10:20 AM  Invited
European Materials Modelling Council: Nadja Adamovic1; Pietro Asinari2; Gerhard Goldbeck3; Adham Hashibon4; Kersti Hermansson5; Denka Hristova-Bogaerds6; Rudolf Koopmans7; Tom Verbrugge8; Erich Wimmer9; 1TU Wien; 2Politecnico di Torino; 3Goldbeck Consulting Limited; 4Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM ; 5Uppsala University; 6Dutch Polymer Institute; 7Koopmans Consulting; 8DOW Benelux B.V.; 9Materials Design SARL
     The aim of the EMMC is to establish current and forward looking complementary activities necessary to bring the field of materials modelling closer to the demands of manufacturers (both small and large enterprises) in Europe. The ultimate goal is that materials modelling and simulation will become an integral part of product life cycle management in industry, thereby making a strong contribution to enhance innovation and competitiveness on a global level. Based on intensive efforts in the past two years within the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC) which included numerous consultation and networking actions with representatives of all stakeholders including Modellers, Software Owners, Translators and Manufacturers in Europe, the EMMC identified and proposed a set of underpinning and enabling actions to increase the industrial exploitation of materials modelling in Europe. EMMC will pursue the following overarching objectives in order to establish and strengthen the underpinning foundations of materials modelling and bridge the gap between academic innovation and industrial application: 1. Enhance the interaction and collaboration between all stakeholders engaged in different types of materials modelling, 2. Facilitate integrated materials modelling in Europe building on strong and coherent foundations, 3. Coordinate and support actors and mechanisms that enable rapid transfer of materials modelling from academic innovation to the potential beneficiaries in industry, 4. Achieve greater awareness and uptake of materials modelling in industry, in particular SMEs,5. Elaborate Roadmaps that (i) identify major obstacles to widening the use of materials modelling in European industry and (ii) elaborate strategies to overcome them.

11:00 AM  Invited
Workforce Development for Materials Science & Engineering of the Future: Katsuyo Thornton1; Mark Asta2; 1University of Michigan; 2University of California, Berkeley
    Modeling and simulation have become a key component of materials science and engineering, and computational tools are becoming more accessible and abundant. To take full advantage of these resources, workforce development in the field of computational materials science and engineering must be extended to those who do not specialize in computational approaches. This talk will begin with review the state of computational materials education and training, summarizing the various programs around the United States. A few of the programs will be highlighted, including the NSF-sponsored Summer School for Integrated Computational Education that facilitates the implementation of computational modules within existing required MSE curriculum. The talk will conclude with a discussion on potential approaches to reach a broader community, including those already in the workforce.

11:40 AM Concluding Comments