The 8th Multiscale Materials Modeling (MMM) international conference will be held during the week of October 9-14, 2016 in France at the Dijon 'Palais des Congres' in the heart of the Burgundy region.

The MMM conference series is the world’s largest theoretical and computational materials science forum. Held every two years in Europe, North America and Asia since 2002, the MMM conferences have gathered about 500 participants from around the world. Presentations, with their interdisciplinary scope and equal attention to methods and applications, set the current state-of-the-art in the field.

Plenary speakers will give lectures on important recent advances. The 14 symposia will focus on a broad range of topics addressing traditional and emerging themes of MMM through invited and contributed talks and poster sessions. Participation by students and early career scientists is welcome and encouraged. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Dijon!

List of confirmed plenary speakers

  • Wei Cai (Stanford University, CA, USA)

  • Claudia Draxl (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany)

  • Somnath Ghosh (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA)

  • L. Mahadevan (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA)

  • Normand Mousseau (Université de Montréal, Canada)

  • Alfonso H.W. Ngan (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

  • Pierre Suquet (Lab. de Mécanique et d’Acoustique, Marseille, France)

  • Helena Van Swygenhoven-Moens (Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland)

  • Axel Voigt (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

  • Stefano Zapperi (University of Milan, Italy)

List of symposia

A    Architected and porous materials: modeling and experiments across scales
B Materials design: where condensed-matter physics and big-data informatics meet
C Mathematical theory and computational techniques for multiscale materials modeling
D Mechanical behavior of amorphous materials: collective dynamics, emergent behavior, and memory effects
E Microstructure evolution in materials: mechanisms, properties, manufacture
F Minimum energy paths and dynamical pathways of activated processes in materials
G Modeling dislocation and hardening processes from atomic scale to microstructure
H Modeling transport and phase transformations driven by irradiation, electrochemical and mechanical forces
I Multiscale mechanics of polymers and soft materials
J Multiscale modeling of interfaces and their effect on the mechanical and thermodynamic properties of crystalline materials
K Multiscale modeling of nanoalloys and metal-based nanohybrids
L Solidification across the multiscale landscape
M Synergy between modeling and experiments: from atomic to macroscopic scales
N Tribology: mechanics, physics and chemistry of solid-solid and solid-liquid interfaces


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Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (oral):
    February 15th, 2016
  • Abstract acceptance notification:
    April 1st, 2016
  • Abstract submission deadline (poster):
    May 31st, 2016
  • Application deadline for student and post-doc grants:
    July, 18th 2016
  • Early registration deadline:
    September 5th, 2016
  • Image competition deadline
    September 15th, 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    September 30th, 2016