Institute of Nanotechnology

Explore, Predict, Discover and Validate: the Future of Materials Science

Because of the Corona pandemic the FMS symposium can not take place  with speakers and audience on-site. Instead we will hold a series of online presentations, beginning on June 24th.


Explore, Predict, Discover and Validate: the Future of Materials Science

The availability of novel simulation tools, big data, artificial intelligence and high throughput experiments are currently changing the approaches to study and to develop advanced materials. In the past, intuition based on long-term experience has been the main driver of new materials concepts, such as metallic glasses, nanocrystalline materials or high entropy materials. In the future, materials science research will be changed to make effective use of the new possibilities arising from the systematic use of information technologies. The prediction of the structure and the structural and functional properties of new materials optimized for functions followed by experimental validation will become more and more common in materials research. At the same time this approach must continue to be supported by curiosity-driven exploration of new concepts. The seminar series at the Institute of Nanotechnology will provide a forum for international experts in the field to present their ideas and to discuss new concepts related to the future of materials science.



June 24th, 2020 at 04:30 PM
Prof. Frank Mücklich, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany:
“About manifold functionalities on material surfaces through periodic microtopography and
microstructures based on laser interference”

Meeting-ID: 816 5340 6350 | Passwort: 931112


July 1st, 2020 at 04:30 PM
Prof. Ralph Spolenak, ETH Zürich, Switzerland:
“The small, the big and the sustainable – nanomaterials in the next decade”
Meeting-ID: 867 1164 9026 | Passwort: 856228



July 8th, 2020 at 04:30 PM
Prof. Dierk Raabe, Max Planck Institut für Eisenforschung Düsseldorf, Germany:
“Theory-guided design of materials, microstructures and processes”
Meeting-ID: 831 4367 2752 | Passwort: 121359