2018 MedeA用戶大會(9/18~9/20)


發佈日期 2018-06-15

2018 MedeA用戶大會(9/18~9/20)

2018 MedeA® User Group Meeting September 18th through 20th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We invite you to join the 2018 MedeA User Group Meeting September 18th through 20th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The 2018 Materials Design® User Group Meeting will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from the 18th to the 20th of September.  The meeting includes hands-on training session, a technical program dedicated to recent developments in computational materials science, and interactive sessions with MedeA® users and Materials Design® personnel. This year’s speakers include:

Georg Kresse, Professor for Computational Materials Physics, at the University of Vienna, the creator and architect of VASP, and the author of over 250 scientific publications. VASP is relied on by thousands of research groups and Professor Kresses commitment to improving the accuracy and applicability of density functional theory is widely recognized by the scientific community.
Berend Smit, Professor of Chemistry at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of the authoritative Understanding Molecular Simulations. Professor Smits highly cited research has spanned many applications including the identification of novel materials for carbon capture using computational screening.

Adri van Duin, Professor in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, at Pennsylvania State University, the creator and main developer of the ReaxFF reactive forcefield method. Professor van Duin has authored over 350 ReaxFF-related publications and has distributed the ReaxFF code to over 1000 university and industrial research groups worldwide.

Martijn Marsman, a leading computational materials science researcher and developer of VASP who works closely with Georg Kresse at the University of Vienna. In addition to his scientific coding work, Martin has authored around 80 scientific publications, and lectures widely on both his research work and the development and application of VASP.
James Kaduk, president and principal scientist of Poly Crystallography, Inc. and an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Professor Kaduk is an expert in the application of powder diffraction and computational methods in industrial and academic research with experience in the oil, gas, and chemicals industries. 

Leonardo Spanu, Senior Researcher R&D Chemistry, Shell Technology Center Houston. Leonardo has considerable experience in the application of a broad array of simulation methods to catalytic systems and is the author of more than 30 scientific papers on topics ranging from graphite layer interactions to hydrocarbon formation at geological temperatures and pressures.


General Agenda: 

Tuesday 18 September: Hands-on MedeA Training followed by a Welcome Cocktail Reception

Wednesday 19 September: Scientific Program & Customer Banquet 

Thursday 20 September: Scientific Program & Technical Discussion

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Attend Hands-On Training


Tuesday September 18, from 9am – 5pm, will be dedicated to Hands-on MedeA®training.  Computers will be provided for each participant with dedicated staff to guide you through modeling scenarios and provide one-on-one training. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, all participants receive a training manual, and exploration of participant materials and systems and research projects is encouraged.  This training session provides an exclusive opportunity to learn about the MedeA® simulation environment and to meet and interact with scientists and developers. 

Network with Peers

The Materials Design® User Group Meeting represents an occasion to meet colleagues and developers, present results, learn about developments in MedeA®, and see the latest developments in computational material science and engineering.  We invite you to join the Materials Design® User Group Meeting in Pittsburgh this September.

Present your Research

The MedeA User Group Meeting is a unique forum for scientific and technical research communication and discussion.  Contact Dr. Erich Wimmer (ewimmer@materialsdesign.com) if you are interested in presenting your work at this year’s UGM.  Please provide a title for your proposed talk


The Embassy Suites by Hilton in Downtown Pittsburgh: 

535 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 USA



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Negotiated Room Rates: 

We have negotiated a competitive room rate of $179.00 plus tax per night with the Embassy Suites by Hilton.

Conference Registration

Register now to secure your accommodation at the 2018 Materials Design® UGM. 
Registration for the UGM is free for all current Materials Design® Customers. It includes:  Training, Technical Sessions, Cocktail Reception, Daily Breaks, and the Customer Banquet.  Breakfast and lunch are included September 18-20, 2018.

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