The MMM Hub: Accelerating Materials & Molecular Modelling


The MMM Hub: Accelerating Materials & Molecular Modelling
Event on 2017-09-14 13:00:00
You are invited to the launch of the Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub (MMM Hub), co-hosted by The Science and Engineering South Consortium (SES) and the Thomas Young Centre at UCL in London this September The significance of High Performance Computing in materials research has recently been recognised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the award of £4 million to a consortium of partners to create a new national supercomputing centre, the Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub.  The launch of this Tier 2 supercomputer on the 14 September has been designed to raise awareness amongst the entire UK Materials and Molecular Modelling community of the accessibility and capabilities of this new UK-wide High Performance Computing Hub.  We would like to encourage researchers, support staff, academics and industry members from across the interdisciplinary field of materials, be they physicists, chemists, engineers, materials scientists, biologists, geologists and more to join us for a lively and edifying day.  We will host speakers who are leaders in the field, including Dr Susan Morrell (EPSRC), Prof. Mark Miodownik (UCL) and Massimo Noro (Science Leader High Performance Computing at Unilever). Come and join us to help establish an MMM Hub community and to foster the cross fertilisation of ideas which can bring about world leading science.  Attendance at the launch is FREE.  Register before the 25th August to secure your place. Programme Professor Angelos Michaelides, UCL Dr Susan Morrell – EPSRC Professor Mark Miodownik, UCL – Materials for the 21st Century: What Will We Dream Up Next? Massimo Noro, Unilever – Modelling for Industrial Applications Dr Francesca Baletto, Kings College London – Modelling 'magic' nanoparticles Professor Chris Pickard, Cambridge – Random explorations of material structure space Dr Rachel Crespo-Otero, QMUL – Modelling aggregation induced emission in molecular crystals Dr Elton Santos, Belfast – Atomistic Control of the Dynamical Properties of Nano-Scale Energy Materials and Beyond Professor Daniele Dini, Imperial – Advanced Modelling of Surfaces and Interfaces with Focus on Tribological Applications Machine Q&A session Materials for the 21st Century: What Will We Dream Up Next?Prof. Mark Miodownik (UCL) Mark Miodownik is Director of Institute of Making at UCL where he teaches and runs a research group. He received his Ph.D in turbine jet engine alloys from Oxford University in 1996 and since then has published more than 100 research papers. His current research interests are animate materials, innovative manufacturing, and sensoaesthetic materials. For more than ten years he has championed materials research that links the arts and humanities to medicine, engineering and materials science. This culminated in the establishment of the UCL Institute of Making where he is Director and runs the research programme. In 2014 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Prof Miodownik is a well known author and broadcaster. He regularly presents BBC TV programmes on engineering which have reached millions of viewers globally.  He is author of Stuff Matters, a New York Times Best Selling book, which won the Royal Society Winton Prize in 2014 and the US National Academies Communication Award in 2015. In 2016 he was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science Prize for Public Engagement with Science. Modelling for Industrial ApplicationsMaissimo Noro (Unilever) Massimo Noro is a Science Leader at Unilever R&D Port Sunlight (UK), the largest global research laboratory of the company. Unilever is a large multinational and a market leader in the fast moving consumer goods business, with well-known products in home care, personal care, refreshments and foods. He received his undergraduate education at University of Padova (IT), with a degree in Chemistry (Laurea, Magna-Cum-Laude), and completed a PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (USA). He received a Marie Curie EU Fellowship for post-doctoral work at FOM-AMOLF, in Amsterdam (NL). Massimo joined Unilever in 2000 and since then he assumed a variety of roles and responsibilities, ranging from Project Leader, Modelling Group leader and Operations Manager for the Director of the Laboratory. He is the director of the Unilever strategic partnership with the Hartree Centre – STFC Tier-1 high performance computing. He leads the High Performance Computing team at Unilever. Modelling 'Magic' NanoparticlesDr. Francesca Baletto (King's College London) Dr. Baletto's research focuses on the development and application of numerical simulations, both ab-initio and classical, for the investigation and the design of nanomaterials. Her work includes growth and nucleation; structural transitions; adsorption, magnetic, and optical properties, and electron transfer processes in metallic nanoalloys, metallic surfaces and water systems. Her research is funded by different research bodies, including EPSRC, EU COST-Action, FAPESP-KCL, CNPq. She is author of more than 40 publications with a h-index of 20; a book chapter for the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience (ed. Nalwa, 2004), and a chapter on “Modelling Janus Nanoalloys” for “Metal Clusters and Nanoalloys: From Modeling to applications” (ed. Springer, 2013). Random Explorations of Material Structure SpaceProf. Chris Pickard (The University of Cambridge) Chris Pickard is the inaugural Sir Alan Cottrell Professor of Materials Science in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge. Previously he was Professor of Physics, University College London (2009-2015), and Reader in Physics, University of St Andrews (2006-2008). He has held both EPSRC Advanced and Leadership Research Fellowships, and is currently a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder (2015). He is a lead developer of the widely used CASTEP code, and introduced both the GIPAW approach to the prediction of magnetic resonance parameters and Ab Initio Random Structure Searching. In 2015 he won the Rayleigh Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics. Atomistic Control of the Dynamical Properties of Nano-Scale Energy Materials and BeyondDr. Elton Santos (Queens University Belfast) Dr. Santos was educated at Harvard University and Stanford University where he was an advanced graduate student and a postdoc fellow. He obtained his initial training in materials science with honor from the Danish Technical University and the Donostia International Physics Center where he received a European M.Sc. (2008) and a Ph.D. (2011) in nanoscience and theoretical condensed matter physics. He was awarded the John A. Paulson Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Fellowship from Harvard University to perform independent postdoctoral research in computational materials science in energy and functional materials. He moved to Stanford University in 2013 to be named SunCat Research Fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering and SLAC National Laboratory, and in 2015 Research Associate in Energy Materials. He was appointed as a Lecturer and Queen’s Fellow in 2015 at the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen's University Belfast. Modelling Aggregation Induced Emission in Molecular CrystalsDr. Rachel Crespo-Otero (Queen Mary University of London) Dr Rachel Crespo Otero graduated with a degree in Chemistry from the. She did the PhD within a collaborative program between the University of Havana and the Autonomous University of Madrid. From 2010 to 2013, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Mario Barbatti at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research (Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany) on the topic of excited states and non-adiabatic dynamics. In October 2013, she joined the group of Prof. Aron Walsh at the University of Bath in the UK to work on metastable materials and water splitting. Since January 2015, she is a Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. Advanced Modelling of Surfaces and Interfaces with Focus on Tribological ApplicationsProf. Daniele Dini (Imperial College London) Professor Daniele Dini is Head of the Tribology Group at Imperial College London. Prior to joining Imperial College in 2006, Professor Dini studied for a D.Phil. in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford (2004). He leads the advanced modelling research within the Tribology Group and collaborates closely with its experimentalists. His passion for research and mentoring has been recognised at Imperial College by a Medal in Research Supervision (2012). His current individual research portfolio supports a team of 16 researchers focused on studies related to the modelling of tribological systems and materials.  Most of these projects are multidisciplinary and range from atomic and molecular simulation of lubricant, additives and surfaces to the modelling of machine or biomechanical components. His group performs world-leading fundamental research, while successfully supporting the application of tribology in industry; the strong links with industrial partners have been recently recognised by the President’s Award and Medal for Excellence in External Collaboration and Partnerships (2017).  Professor Dini has also been the recipient of a number of individual awards, he has also been elected a Fellow of the IMechE in 2014, and is the recipient of the prestigious EPSRC Established Career Fellowship, awarded in 2016. Panel Members Dr. Owain Kenway (UCL), Dr. Scott Woodley, Prof. Matt Probert (United Kingdom Car-Parrinello Consortium (UKCP)), Peter Maccallum (UCL)

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