WorkshopResearch Workshop

Mathematical and Computational Materials Science

Mathematical and Computational Materials Science

February 15-19, 2021

This workshop will take place online.


  • Qiang Du (Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia)
  • Irene Fonseca (Mathematics, CMU)
  • Richard James (Aerospace Engineering Mechanics, Minnesota)
  • Claude Le Bris (CERMICS, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees Paris)
  • Jianfeng Lu (Mathematics, Duke)
  • Danny Perez (Los Alamos National Lab)


Computational Materials Science is a well-established branch of the engineering sciences that lies at the intersection of many disciplines: mechanics, computational techniques, numerical analysis, mathematical theory. It describes how materials deform, are damaged, age. These phenomena can be studied at various scales, from microscopic scales described using the framework of quantum mechanics, to macroscopic scales modeled with continuum mechanics, via intermediate mesoscopic scales where atomistic and molecular dynamics techniques are key. This workshop aims to bring together leading experts from all these disciplines, in order to identify the challenging practical questions, of major relevance, where mathematics can play a significant role in the future.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Gregoire Allaire (Ecole Polytechnique)
  • Kaushik Bhattacharya (Caltech)
  • Ludovic Chamoin (ENS Paris-Saclay)
  • Selim Esedoglu (University of Michigan)
  • Manuel Friedrich (Universität Münster)
  • Vikram Gavini (University of Michigan)
  • Miranda Holmes-Cerfon (New York University)
  • Thomas Hudson (Warwick)
  • Tony Lelièvre (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech)
  • Lin Lin (UC Berkeley)
  • Chun Liu (Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • Mitchell Luskin (University of Minnesota)
  • Noa Marom (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Maria Giovanna Mora (Università degli Studi di Pavia)
  • Cyrill Muratov (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
  • Felix Otto (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig)
  • Christophe Ortner (University of Warwick)
  • Sylvia Serfaty (New York University)
  • Xiaochuan Tian (UC San Diego)
  • Peter Voorhees (Northwestern University)
  • Barbara Zwicknagl (Technische Universität Berlin)

In order to apply for this program, you must first register for an account and then login. Refreshing this page should then bring up the application form. Note that, due to requirements related to our NSF grant, you will only be able to apply for funding to attend if you have linked an ORCID® iD to your account. You will have an opportunity to create (if necessary) and connect an ORCID iD to your account once you’ve registered.