Recent progress in computational materials science has significantly enhanced the efficiency with which the understanding of fundamental phenomena, the improvement of materials performance, the optimization of processing, the discovery of new materials, and the design of structural components can be achieved. This symposium will focus on the high-throughput design, modeling, genome, informatics, and machine learning of ceramics and composites with different approaches in both computational research and experimental measurements across the length and time scales so as to further optimize their behavior and facilitate the design of new ceramics and composites with tailored properties. A broader perspective is desired including the interest related to ceramic genome, virtual materials design, informatics, and machine learning for new innovative materials and thermo-structure, integrated materials computational engineering, prediction of the structure and properties of crystals, glasses and defects, modeling materials behavior under extreme/harsh environments, application of novel simulation methods for materials processing and performance, simulation of novel ceramics for functional applications, and the modeling of surfaces, interfaces and grain boundaries at multiple scales.

Proposed Session Topics
  • Ceramic genome and big data
  • Informatics and machine learning in accelerated ceramic technology development and applications
  • Multi-scale modeling approaches for materials processing and performance
  • Integrated materials computational engineering
  • Modeling materials behavior under extreme/harsh environments (ultrahigh temperature, radiation, environmental damages, and severe mechanical load and stresses)
  • Prediction of the crystal structure and properties of new ceramics
  • Modeling defects and amorphous matter
  • Modeling of surfaces, interfaces, and grain boundaries at multiple scales

Symposium Organizers
  • Jingyang Wang, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Hyung-Tae Kim, Korean Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, Korea
  • Jian Luo, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Katsuyuki Matsunaga, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Sergei Manzhos, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Paul Rulis, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
  • Hans J. Seifert, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Sean Smith, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Valentino Cooper, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Gerard L. Vignoles, University of Bordeaux, France
  • William J. Weber, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Haixuan Xu, University of Tennessee, USA
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