BACKGROUND&MOTIVATIONSPONSORS

  The basic foundations of our technology, and its foreseen development in the 21st century, basically lie on the physical sciences and, if one desires to distinguish, also material science. To meet the ever-increasing demand for novel materials, and at the same time satisfy the growing public concern for the energy/power consumption and environmental impacts, novel routines other than relying on the age-old tradition of trial-and-error/hit-and-miss would be necessary. Given these circumstances, we need to develop novel theoretical routines and techniques that could quickly and efficiently find novel materials for synthesis, that would suit our purposes. The theoretical routines and techniques necessary should incorporate quantum mechanics per se, and should not be dependent on experimental results and/or empirical parameters. Ab-Initio/First Principles Calculations satisfy all these requirements. With recent developments in computational techniques, coupled with the rapid progress in computer efficiency, ab-initio/first principles-based COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS DESIGN (CMD®) is now a reality. Its impact/influence on industrial R&D should increase with the passing years. The purpose of these series of workshops is to provide the participants with a first-hand experience of how COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS DESIGN (CMD®) is carried out, provide them with the basic knowledge and techniques, to better prepare them for the new paradigm in materials science research.


COURSE OFFERINGS

Lectures, as well as hand-on sessions, will be conducted for the purpose of imparting on the participants various quantum simulations techniques, that could be applied in performing ab-initio based design of nano-materials and nano-devices.

  1. Fundamentals of AB-INITIO calculations
  2. Materials Design -from the basics to actual applications-
  3. MACHIKANEYAMA2002(training)
  4. STATE-Senri(training)
  5. Osaka2k(training)
  6. ABCAP(training)
  7. HiLAPW(training)
  8. NANIWA-Series(training)
  9. ES-OPT(training)
  10. RSPACE(training)
  11. ecalj(training)
  12. et alia

SPONSORS

Institute for NanoScience Design (INSD),Osaka University
Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
Tokyo University of Science
Osaka University Quantum Engineering Design Research Initiative (OU-QEDRI)
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "3D ACTIVE SITE SCIENCE"
Professional development Consortium for Computational Materials Scientists (PCoMS)
Center for Spintronics Research Network (CSRN)
National Institute of Technology, Akashi College, Japan
Center for Spintronics Research Network, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Center for Spintronics Research Network, Tohoku University
Spintronics Research Center, Keio University
The Surface Science Society of Japan

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF

The Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), the University of Tokyo

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 
Tamio OGUCHI (Professor, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University), Chairperson
Hiroshi KATAYAMA-YOSHIDA (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)
Hisazumi AKAI (Professor, The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo)
Hideaki KASAI (President, Akashi National College of Technology)
Naoshi SUZUKI (Professor, Faculty of Engineering Science, Kansai University)
Tadashi ITOH (Professor, Vice Director of INSD, Osaka University)
Noriaki HAMADA (Professor, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science)
Masaaki GESHI (Specially Appointed Associate Professor, INSD, Osaka University)Secretariat


STEERING COMMITTEE CMD®CONSORTIUM

Hisazumi AKAI (The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo, OU-QEDRI)
Hideaki KASAI (President, Akashi National College of Technology, OU-QEDRI)
Hiroshi KATAYAMA-YOSHIDA (Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, OU-QEDRI)
Naoshi SUZUKI (Faculty of Engineering Science, Kansai University)
Kouichi KUSAKABE (Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, OU-QEDRI)
Hiroshi NAKANISHI (Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, OU-QEDRI)
Masako OGURA (Forschungszentrum Julich)
Wilson Agerico DIÑO (Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, OU-QEDRI)
OU-QEDRI (Osaka University Quantum Engineering Design Research Initiative)


CONTACT

"Computational Materials Design (CMD®) Workshop"
Chairperson Tamio OGUCHI (Professor, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University)
Secretariat Masaaki GESHI (Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Institute for NanoScience and Design, Osaka University)

Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531,JAPAN
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