Past Events

MICCoM Special Seminars: Dr. Logan Ward and Dr. Alexey Galda (5/20/2021)

Dr. Logan Ward, Assistant Computational Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory presented a talk titled "Integrating AI and Molecular Simulations," while Dr. Alexey Galda, Research Assistant Professor at James Franck Institute, University of Chicago, presented a talk titled "Pulse-level control of quantum computers for physics and materials science applications." The Special Seminars were free and open to the public.

APS March Meeting 2021

March 15th - 19th, 2021 - Online

de Pablo Group talks:

Ferguson Group talks:

Galli Group talks:

Whitmer Group talks:

MICCoM All Hands Meeting (12/4/2020)

MICCoM will hold a virtual All-Hands meeting on Dec. 4, 2020. All MICCoM PIs and participants will discuss current work and future directions of the center.
Agenda Overview: After a short introduction, we will discuss three themes: 1) Code Coupling, 2) Porting codes to GPUs, 3) Verification, Validation, and Data.
Full Agenda

Giuila Galli talk at PKU-UChicago Joint Seminar Series (10/26/2020)

The talk is titled "Quantum Simulations of Heterogeneous Materials on Classical and Near-term Computers," and will be presented within the PKU-UChicago Joint Series: Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry. Prof Galli will present strategies to predict and design materials for next generation technologies by combining theories based on quantum mechanics, and algorithms and codes running on high performance classical computers, and, in some cases, on near-term quantum computers. The talk is based on MICCoM research that was featured by Argonne.

Materials for Water Webinar - Chicago Water Week (10/2/2020)

Presented by Argonne National Laboratory as part of the Chicago Water Week hosted by Current, the webinar will focus on how manufacturing innovations figure significantly into solving the global water crisis and how pioneering technologies can deliver next-generation purification materials. The 90-minute free webinar will feature industry and science leaders speaking on the use of advanced characterization, data analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to transform next-generation materials manufacturing.

AI for Water Webinar - Chicago Water Week (9/29/2020)

To look at the intersection of artificial intelligence and water science and technology, Argonne National Laboratory is hosting a webinar on “AI for Water” as part of the Chicago Water Week hosted by Current. The 90-minute free webinar will feature five presentations by Argonne researchers exploring different aspects of how AI can be applied to solve challenges in the water space.

Maria Chan talk on Theory-Informed Machine Learning (9/22/2020)

Dr. Maria Chan delivered a virtual talk titled "Theory-informed Machine Learning for Experimental Data Inversion" at 4:00 PM CST on Sept. 22nd. Chan was recently awarded an Early Career award from the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences. Chans's awarded project is titled "Theory-informed Artificial Intelligence for Accelerating Materials Characterization," and aims to use a theory-informed artificial intelligence and machine learning framework to determine atomic positions in real-time from experimental characterization data.

MICCoM Scientific Advisory Board Meeting (5/2020)

The Scientific Advisory Board meeting took place virtually on May 28-29, 2020. Members of the Scientific Advisory Board met with MICCoM PIs and participants to discuss current work and future directions of the center. The agenda included highlights from ongoing research as well as discussions on developments of software and hardware within the center.

March Training Event Canceled (3/2020)

Due to uncertainties and health concerns caused by the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, we cancelled the training event of MICCoM codes originally planned to be held at Argonne on March 30-31, 2020. We will be in touch with all participants in order to reschedule it online.

2019 MICCoM All-Hands Meeting

The 2019 MICCoM All-Hands meeting was held on Nov. 4, 2019 at Argonne National Laboratory.

Kick-off meeting, University of Chicago, August 13th, 2019

DOE visit (Dr. Jim Davenport and Dr. Matthias Graf), ANL, October 26th, 2018

2018 MICCoM SAB Meeting

The Scientific Advisory Board meeting of MICCoM was held on September 20-21, 2018.

2018 MICCoM All-Hands Meeting

The 2018 MICCoM All-Hands meeting was held on June 28th, 2018 at Argonne National Laboratory.

2017 EFRC-Hub-CMS PI Meeting

July 24-25, 2017 - Washington, D.C.

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MICCoM Computational School 2017

The first MICCoM Summer School on Computational Materials took place at the University of Chicago July 17 - 19, 2017.

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The MICCoM Computational School 2017 was endorsed by the Materials Research Society®

2017 Midwest Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics conference

June 4-6, 2017 at the University of Notre Dame

The conference, in its 30th year, focuses on the latest developments in experimental, computational and theoretical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics research.

Visit the website of the conference. Contact: Jonathan Whitmer

Paris Meeting 2017

"Computational Materials: Challenges and Future Opportunities"

May 31 - June 2, 2017

The University of Chicago Center in Paris, 6 rue Thomas Mann, 75013 Paris, France

This meeting will bring together the senior principal investigators of computational materials science centers, and of major computational materials efforts worldwide.

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2017 NSF Workshop: Advancing and Accelerating Materials Innovation

May 18 - 19 in Arlington, VA

Advancing and Accelerating Materials Innovation Through the Synergistic Interaction among Computation, Experiment, and Theory: Opening New Frontiers

Physics Next: Materials Design and Discovery

Workshop organized by Giulia Galli (University of Chicago) and Mercouri Kanatzidis (Northwestern University) at Long Island, NY on May 15 - 17, 2017.

For questions about logistics, contact Eunice Toro (☎ 631-591-4000).

Early Career Network National Meetup at the APS March Meeting 2017, New Orleans, LA

We organized the first 2017 national meetup of the Early Career Network (ECN)! ECN is a group of early career scientists from current DOE funded Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC), Energy Innovation Hubs, and Computational Materials Science centers. ECN is promoting more graduate student and postdoc activity within the centers through webinars and social events at national conferences.

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Seminar

"Scalable, Efficient All-Electron First-Principles Simulation Approaches to Materials, Molecules, and Large Nanostructures"

Speaker: Volker Blum, Duke University

February 16, 2017 - 11AM


SAB and All-Hands Meeting AGENDA

Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and All-Hands Meeting took place at Argonne National Laboratory on October 18-19, 2016.

One year anniversary of the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) workshop

Friday, July 29, 2016, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington D.C.

The workshop will bring together leaders from industry, academia, and government to learn about the NSCI’s first year of progress. The White House would like to hear individual views from attendees about the opportunities for discovery and innovation that NSCI will afford, as well as solutions to the challenges that the high-performance computing community faces in achieving the visionary goals of the initiative.

Seminar: Which Superlattices are Possible with Nanocrystals?

By Michael Engel

Institute for Multiscale Simulation, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

August 15, 4PM - GCIS E223


The assembly of functional nanoscale building blocks has led to the development of novel materials. Nanocrystals are particularly promising because their shape and ligand shell can be tuned continuously through control of the synthesis procedure and the assembly conditions. Just like atoms, nanocrystals nucleate ordered seeds that gradually grow into superlattices. Interestingly, but maybe not surprisingly, many superlattices with nanocrystals are iso-structural to crystals found with atoms and vice versa. In this presentation we address this relationship. First we demonstrate how we can reproduce and understand experimentally observed superlattice formation in computer simulations for nanocrystals with anisotropic shape and in binary mixtures. By systematic searches in parameter space, coupled with advances in coarse-graining models, we aim to expand the library of achievable superlattices. Many superlattices iso-structural to crystals of the chemical elements are rediscovered plus some new, exotic ones.

CPMD 2016, Chicago, May 18-20, 2016

APS Meeting 2016, Baltimore, March 14-18, 2016

Talks by MICCoM members

ACS Meeting 2016, San Diego, March 13-17, 2016

Talks by MICCoM members

MICCoM kick-off meeting, October 19, 2015