Computational Materials will be the focus of this year's Materials Day, hosted by the Materials Processing Center and taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Computational methods have reached the point at which predictions of materials structures and properties can be made before they are demonstrated in the laboratory. This has led to new breakthroughs in materials design which have greatly accelerated the development of new materials and processes optimized for a wide range of applications.
Materials Day activities will include a one-day conference featuring speakers from both MIT and industry. A student poster session will follow featuring 50 to 100 posters with up-to-the minute research results from the broad materials research communities in MIT's schools of engineering and science.
Registration starts at 8 a.m in the lobby of Kresge Auditorium (Bldg. W16) with speaker sessions immediately following. The poster session will start at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center, La Sala de Puerto Rico (Bldg. W20, second floor).