MICCoM Summer School

The first MICCoM Summer School on Computational Materials will be taking place at the Research Computing Center (RCC), located on the campus of the University of Chicago, on July 17th-19th, 2017.

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The school will include lectures and hands-on exercises which apply cutting-edge algorithms to simulations of soft and hard materials, utilizing codes developed by the MICCoM center: first principles molecular dynamics (Qbox), GW calculations (WEST), and free energy and reactive path sampling methods (SSAGES/COPSS). In particular, the school will focus on how these codes may be used and coupled in order to compute properties of complex heterogeneous systems and how to validate experimental data. Graduate students in molecular engineering, physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science who are interested in participating are invited to submit their application before April 15th, 2017. Accommodation will be provided on the campus of the University of Chicago. A limited number of travel grants is available.

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

Agenda

July 17th - Morning
Introductory lectures on classical and first principles molecular dynamics and GW methods
July 17th - Afternoon
Introductory lectures on Qbox, WEST, and SSAGES/COPPS
July 18th
Hands-on practice with Qbox, WEST, and SSAGES/COPPS
July 19th
Hands-on practice with Qbox, WEST, and SSAGES/COPPS

Please note that participants are expected to bring their own laptop. The Research Computing Center will provide access to computing clusters.

Instructors include:
  • Giulia Galli, University of Chicago & Argonne National Lab.
  • Juan de Pablo, University of Chicago
  • Marco Govoni, University of Chicago & Argonne National Lab.
  • François Gygi, University of California, Davis
  • Jonathan Whitmer, University of Notre Dame
  • Hythem Sidky, University of Notre Dame

  • Organizers

  • Giulia Galli, University of Chicago & Argonne National Lab.
  • Juan de Pablo, University of Chicago
  • Marco Govoni, University of Chicago & Argonne National Lab.
  • François Gygi, University of California, Davis
  • List of Participants

    First Name Last Name Affiliation
    Giuseppe Barbalinardo UC Davis
    Tamara Bidone University of Chicago
    Liev Birman University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Chase Brisbois Northwestern University
    Jordan Campbell UCSD
    Mu-Chieh Chang University of Chicago
    Feng Chen UCSD
    Wei Chen ANL
    Wyatt Davis North Dakota State University
    Rodrigo Freitas UC Berkeley
    Wade Fuerste University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Aathreya Ganapathy Subramanian UCSD
    Esteban Gavilanez University of Chicago
    Sean Griesemer Northwestern University
    Andrew Grorud University of Chicago
    Austin Han Northwestern University
    Katherine Harmon Northwestern University
    Mohammed Jabed North Dakota State University
    Xikai Jiang ANL
    Andrea Jokisaari Northwestern University
    Ericmoore Jossou University of Saskatchewan
    Airi Kawamura University of Chicago
    Kendra Letchworth Weaver ANL
    Ying Li ANL
    Zhixia Li University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Thamires Lima University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Xiaoying Liu University of Chicago
    Yun Liu MIT
    Rachael Mansbach University of Illinois
    Juraj Mavracic University of Cambridge, UK
    Sergio Mazzotti University of Chicago
    Jonathan McDonald Iowa State University
    Michael Mehl US Naval Academy
    Vishnu Nair University of Chicago
    Prithviraj Nandigrami Kent State University
    Dotun Oladimeji University of Saskatchewan
    Hari Pandey University of Nevada, Reno
    Huy Pham UCSD
    Sachin Poduval UCSD
    Debadutta Prusty Nothwestern University
    Takat Rawal University of Central Florida
    Sandeep Kumar Reddy UCSD
    Luis Y. Rivera-Rivera UMICH
    Marisol Rodriguez Arcos National Autonomous University of Mexico
    Chetan Rupakheti University of Chicago
    Janani Sampath Ohio State University
    Fatih G. Sen ANL
    Aayush Sharma Iowa State University
    Charlie Sievers UC Davis
    Ben Sikora University of Notre Dame
    Tyler Smart UCSC
    Srilok Srinivasan Iowa State University
    Maritha Wang University of Chicago
    Sarah Ward University of Cambridge, UK
    Hao Wu University of Chicago
    Yi Xia ANL
    Enshi Xu George Washington University, Washington DC
    Xun Zha Iowa State University
    Yizhi Zhu Cornell University

    Venue

    The Summer School will be hosted at the William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC), on the campus of the University of Chicago at:
    Room ERC 161, 5640 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637



    Lodging

    Accommodation will be provided on the campus of the University of Chicago.
    Please note, the University is paying for accommodations directly for the time period of July 16-July 20th.
    The University can accommodate a slightly later check out such as July 21/July 22 but not an earlier check in prior to July 16. Unfortunately the rooms are not available prior to July 16th.
    If you plan to arrive prior to July 16th, you will need to secure your own accommodations.
    Below are some hotel recommendations:

    A hotel close to the University of Chicago campus is Hyatt Place

    Hotel close to downtown Chicago: Chicago Club Quarters Hotel, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel-Chicago, InterContinental-Chicago, Hilton-Chicago.

    Breakfast and lunches will be provided throughout the School. A social dinner will be organized on July 18th.
    Where to eat: http://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/visiting/planning/where-to-eat

    For the participants listed on the Participants page:

    Some travel grants are available.
    In order to receive travel support for the MICCoM School, please complete the following items.

    Please remember to attach/include the following:
    · a scanned copy of your travel tickets with the amount you paid and ticket number
    · scanned copies of receipts
    · a valid proof of identity
    · wire transfer form (domestic or international)
    · if you prefer a check, please include preferred mailing address
    · travel breakdown form

    Return all forms via email to smarijan@uchicago.edu.
    All travel support will be issued after the MICCoM School event (after July 20th).

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

    Agenda

    Download the Program of the School.

    Application

    Applications are now closed.

    We thank all applicants for their interest.
    Accepted partipants are listed on the Participants page.