Summer School On Computational Materials Science Across Scales

College Station, Texas, USA

July 22 – Aug. 2, 2019  

Photos from the 2018 Summer School

The 8th summer school on Computational Materials Science, CMS3, will take place on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. It is organized by the Center for intelligent Multifunctional Materials and Structures (CiMMS), the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, the Data-enabled Discovery and Design of Energy Materials program at Texas A&M University (D3EM) and the Laboratory for Molecular Simulation (LMS).

Purpose:  To provide a platform for knowledge exchange and for academics as well as training for graduate students interested in the area of Computational Materials Science across multiple scales of space and time.

Objectives:  At the end of this course, attendees should have a thorough overview of some of the most important tools currently in use to investigate materials phenomena at multiple scales, ranging from the continuum to the electronic structure level.

Structure:  The School is organized in thematic sessions focused on different computational techniques. The themes will be organized in a bottom-up manner, starting with simulation tools at the atomistic level (Module 1), mesoscale (Module 2) and continuum (Module 3), with a final integrative module on informatics/data Science (Module 4). The final program will be updated on the website by March 8th, but it is expected to be very similar and with a similar set of instructors as the 2018 edition, found at the CMS3 website.

The course duration will be 10 days over two weeks. Morning sessions will consist of an overview of the method, with the afternoon sessions dedicated to hands-on computational laboratory activities.

Who should attend:  The course should appeal to graduate students in the broader field of materials science with an interest in learning more about computational materials science.

This year the course will be offered on-site and remotely.  For remote participation, good internet connection is required. For on-site participation, please bring your personal laptop.  You should choose your own preference in the application form.

Financial Support:  A limited number of fellowships will be made available to qualified applicants.

How to Apply:   To apply to the school, please follow this link.  

Applications Due By: May 31st, 2019

Contact Information: Olga G. Sauseda (

Main Organizers:  Amine Benzerga, Raymundo Arroyave, Ankit Srivastava, Xiaofeng Qian, Lisa Perez, Honggao Liu, Darren Hartl, Aitor Cruzado.

Support is generously provided by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OAC-1829799: CyberTraining: CIC: The Texas A&M University Computational Materials Science Summer School (CMS3), as well as CIMMS, D3EM and TAMU-MSEN.