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Plenary Speakers

Professor Michele Parrinello

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

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Machine Learning and Molecular Dynamics
October 28, 2021
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The Solid State Physics of Catalysis
10/10/2023 9:05

Michele Parrinello is currently principal investigator at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, Italy.

Professor Saad Fahaid Khalaf Alafnan

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

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Dr. Saad Alafnan is an associate professor in the petroleum engineering department at KFUPM. He has served as a faculty member of the petroleum engineering department since 2017.

Professor Georg Kresse

University of Vienna

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The Random Phase Approximation: A Practical Method Beyond DFT
October 14, 2020
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Placeholder 2021
October 13, 2021
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Δ-Machine Learning Beyond DFT: from Phase Transitions to Quantum Paraelectricity and CO Adsorption
October 18, 2022
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Machine learning and Beyond DFT methods: quantitative materials modeling at your fingertips
10/10/2023 11:00

Georg Kresse's main scientific focus lies in the fields of Theoretical Solid State Physics, Surface Sciences and Computational Materials Physics.

Professor Phuti Ngoepe

Phuti Ngoepe is a Professor of Physics at the University of Limpopo, South Africa and a director of Materials Modelling Centre and has been associated with the University for four decades.

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Phuti Ngoepe is a Professor of Physics at the University of Limpopo, South Africa and a director of Materials Modelling Centre and has been associated with the University for four decades.

Professor Ralf Drautz

Ruhr University

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From high-throughput density functional theory to the simulation of materials with the atomic cluster expansion
10/10/2023 14:30

Ralf Drautzis a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Ruhr-UniversityBochum, Germany and a director at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced MaterialsSimulation (ICAMS)

Dr. Anders Engström

Thermo-Calc Software AB

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Bridging Atoms and Microstructure
10/10/2023 15:45

Dr. Anders Engström is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Thermo-Calc Software AB

Dr. Edwin Knobbe

BMW Group

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Bridging the canyon between atomistic and continuum modeling for battery cells
10/10/2023 16:30

Dr. Rene Windiks

Materials Design SARL

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Understanding Interfacial Resistance in Batteries by Atomic-Scale Modeling
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MedeA Transition State Search: Calculating Energy Barriers of Chemical Reactions and Diffusion Processes with Ease
October 27, 2020
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MedeA VASP and Battery Applications
October 26, 2021
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MedeA Training: Simulations of Gas Separation Through Nanofiltration
October 6, 2022

René, an author of scientific papers employing density functional theory, is a Science & Support Specialist and Battery Industry Lead at Materials Design.

Thomas Pigeon

French Institute of Petroleum Energies

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Thomas Pigeon is a third year PhD student in theoretical chemistry under the supervision of Manuel Corral-Valero and Pascal Raybaud at IFPEN and Gabriel Stoltz and Tony Lelièvre at INRIA.

Dr. Jörg-Rüdiger Hill

Materials Design, Inc.

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MedeA Training: Polymer Applications
October 27, 2022
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Machine-learned potentials for eucryptite: A systematic comparison
10/11/2023 9:45

Jörg-Rüdiger Hill is a senior researcher at Materials Design. He received his PhD in chemistry from Humboldt University in Berlin working in the group of Joachim Sauer.

Professor Ryoji Asahi

Nagoya University

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Catalysis and the dynamics of nanoparticles
10/11/2023 10:30

Ryoji Asahi is a Professor at Institutes of Innovation for Future Society, Institute of Materials Innovation, Nagoya University in Japan.

Dr. Marthe Bideault

Materials Design SARL

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Catalysis and the dynamics of nanoparticles
10/11/2023 10:30

Marthe Bideault is a PhD student at University of Paris- Saclay, in partnership with Materials Design.

Dr. Garrett Tow

Materials Design, Inc.

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Modeling and Understanding Solid Propellants
10/11/2023 11:00

Garrett’s current position is with Materials Design, Inc. as a Support and Application Scientist.

Dr. Kyle Starkey

Materials Design SARL

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From the nanoscale to microstructures: a phase field approach
10/11/2023 11:30

Kyle Starkey is a Contract Researcher and a recent new hire at Materials Design focusing on extending the modeling capabilities of MedeA into the mesoscale through the phase field method.

Dr. Leonid Kahle

Materials Design SARL

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From the nanoscale to microstructures: a phase field approach
10/11/2023 11:30

Leonid Kahle is a research scientist at Materials Design, focusing on bridging time and length scales in materials simulations via mesoscale models and machine learning.

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