5th Materials Chain International Conference – MCIC 2023

Materials Science Meets Artificial Intelligence – Advancements in Research and Innovation

MCIC 2023 will take place at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany on August 31, 2023.

About MCIC 2023

The foundation of the scientific method is reliable data. Digitalization provides more and more accessible data, including Materials Science. The amount and quality of available data, however, need new approaches to use the contained knowledge to its full potential. In Materials Science these new methods are developed and applied in the emerging field of Materials Informatics through the application of Artificial Intelligence methods.

The 2023 Materials Chain International Conference: Materials Science Meets Artificial Intelligence – Advancements in Research and Innovation (MCIC 2023) brings together scientists from experiments and simulations as well as industry. We will discuss current developments and open questions in data-driven materials science from atomistic to microstructure descriptions and structure-property relationships as well as in research data management.

Registration and abstract submission for poster contributions is open until August 8. The conference is free of charge.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome
Session 1 Data-driven Materials Science
9:10 – 9:40 a.m. Walid Hetaba (Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion, Germany): “FAIR research data infrastructure and its importance for data driven materials science – the role of FAIRmat.”
9:40 – 10:10 a.m. Tilmann Hickel (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Germany): “Research data infrastructures as enablers for materials design.”
10:10 – 10:30 p.m. Coffee Break
Session 2 Materials Informatics in Industry
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. James Saal (Citrine Informatics, USA): “Closed-loop materials design with artificial intelligence.”
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Michele Matsuo, Mauricio Santaella (Otto Fuchs, Germany): “Employing machine learning methods in an industry context at Otto Fuchs KG .”
11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Moritz to Baben (GTT-Technologies, Germany): “Materials informatics for phase stability simulations.”
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Postersession with snacks and cold drinks
Session 3 Materials Informatics for Simulations
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Karin Everschor-Sitte (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany): “In-materio reservoir computing based on magnetic skyrmions.”
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Jörg Behler (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany): “Four generations of neural network potentials.”
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Johannes Margraf (Fritz-Haber-Institut, Germany): “Science-driven chemical machine learning.”
3:00 – 3:20 p.m. Coffee Break
Session 4 Materials Informatics for Experiments
3:20 – 3:50 p.m. Ziyuan Rao (Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany): “Machine learning-enabled high-entropy Invar alloy discovery.”
3:50 – 4:20 p.m. Christoph Freysoldt (Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany): “Perspectives for machine-learning applied to data-rich experiments on complex materials.”
4:20 – 4:40 p.m. Coffee Break
Session 5 Research Data Management
4:40 – 5:10 p.m. Patrick Lambrix (Linköping University, Sweden): “Semantic access to materials databases using the materials design ontology.”
5:10 – 5:40 p.m. Johannes Frenzel, Andreas Schramm (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany): “Making data management feel easy – Integration of a data repository into the research process.”
5:40 – 5:50 p.m. Closing remarks

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Registration for MCIC 2023
Registration is closed. For further information, please contact mc@uaruhr.de.

  • Data-driven Materials Science
  • Industry 4.0
  • Materials Informatics for Experiments
  • Materials Informatics for Simulations
  • Research Data Management

MCIC 2023 will take place at Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s Convention Centre. It provides an attractive view over the green Ruhr Valley due to its location on the southern edge of the campus. The light-filled rooms are situated on one level and provide ideal meeting conditions for up to 800 people. MCIC 2023 will be held in room 1. The poster session will be held in room 2a.

Dr. Anastasiia Petrova
Denisa Voicu
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150 | 44801 Bochum | Germany
Building/room IC 02/577
Phone: +49-(0)234-32-19706
Email: mc@uaruhr.de