Multiscale Materials under the nanoscope
Date: December 2018, 3-5 - Place: Georgetown University, Washington DC
In 2018, the annual workshop will take place at Georgetown University in Washington DC (USA), 3-5 December.
After Cambridge-US (2011), Zürich (2012), Monte Verita (2013), San Sebastian (2014), Cambridge-US (2015), Paris (2016) and Athens (2017), we look forward to welcoming you at Georgetown University Main Campus in Washington DC.
The idea of setting-up the Groupement de Recherche International Multi-scale Materials Under the Nanoscope (GDRI, M2UN), is structuring the Physics, Chemistry, Mechanics and Materials Science communities on a common ground for developing an integrated approach (combining both simulation and experiments) for the prediction of texture properties from angstroms to micron and their evolution in time from nanoseconds to years of complex multi-scale materials such as clays (soil), cement, nuclear solid fuels, steels and ceramics. The M2UN GDRI is an initiative organized under the auspices of CNRS (www.cnrs.fr). This international research organization aims at promoting scientific exchanges, collaborations, educational activities, as well as the emergence of a new field of research at the frontier between Science and Engineering.
The ambition of such a GDRI is formulating a conceptual tool named as the “nanoscope” that combines most advanced statistical Physics numerical simulations (such as accelerated Molecular Dynamics) and experiments (such as X-Ray tomography and microscopy…). This “nanoscope” tools aims at elucidating the 3D texture of those multi-scale (and most of the time porous) materials from the scale of atoms to microns focusing in particular of mechanical and transport properties. The coupling between numerical simulation and experiments is a major theme of the GDRI and is one of the most challenging issues in Material Science, Mechanics and condensed matter Physics.
GDRI 2018 Photographs by www.parenthesecitron.com
We anticipate the following sessions for this year's workshop:
- Synthetic multiscale porous materials
- Imaging of multiscale porous materials
- Dynamics and thermodynamics of confined fluids
- Nano and micro poromechanics
- Multiscale materials for energy storage (batteries, supercapacitors, structural supercapacitors, ....)
- Mutiscale materials for environmental applications (desalination, purification, nuclear wastes,...)
- Multiscale materials in cultural heritage
All submissions are welcome, even if you don't think that it would fit in one of these sessions.
- Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi, University of California Irvine
- Emanuela Del Gado, Georgetown University, Washington DC
- Pierre Levitz PHENIX, CNRS and Sorbonne U.
- Roland Pellenq, CNRS / MIT / Aix-Marseille U.
*Final Extended* Abstract submission: October 22, 2017
Notification of acceptance: November 1, 2017
Registration: November 1st, 2017
There is NO registration fee and the organization covers lunches, coffee breaks and the conference cocktail.
To all participants: Please register via this website.
Invited speakers (confirmed, list not complete):
The workshop will start on Monday December 3rd at 8:30am and will end on Wednesday December 5th at lunch time (see the full program online here).
The program of the Workshop can be downloaded from here.
The workshop will take place at the Lohrfink Auditorium, in the Main Campus of Georgetown University, Washington DC. The campus map can be found in GU_map file. For reaching to the workshop location on campus, please follow the instructions provided in direction details.
Dining in Georgetown
For convenient dining near workshop, please find the suggested dining attractions in Gerogetown neighborhood.
Participants should take care of their accommodation. Below you can find the list of nearby hotel links and their addresses with various quality/rates:
- Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center: 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057
- The Georgetown Inn: 1310 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
- Georgetown Suites: 1111 30th St NW, Washington, DC 20007
- Georgetown Suites Harbour: 1000 29th St NW, Washington, DC 20007
- Key Bridge Marriott: 1401 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22209
- Le Méridien Arlington: 1121 19th St N, Arlington, VA 22209