Modeling Materials Short Course

At a Glance


Five-day short course on the fundamentals of continuum, atomistic and multiscale modeling of materials.


Prof. Ellad B. Tadmor (U. Minnesota, USA) and Prof. Ronald E. Miller (Carleton University, Canada).


Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai, China


July 1-5, 2013

About the Course

Material properties emerge from phenomena on scales ranging from angstroms to millimeters, and only a multiscale treatment can provide a complete understanding. Materials researchers must therefore understand fundamental concepts and techniques from vastly different fields. Quasicontinuum simulation of interaction of crack and grain boundary.

This course is an intensive 5-day introduction to the fundamentals required to understand state-of-the-art modeling and computer simulation of material behavior. The course includes a mix of theoretical lectures, exercises and hands-on practical computer calculations. The following topics will be covered (a complete outline is available on request):

Included with the course fees, all participants will receive copies of the textbooks “Modeling Materials” (Tadmor and Miller) and “Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Tadmor, Miller and Elliott) published by Cambridge University Press, 2011. (This is a 125 Euro value.)

About the Instructors

Professors Tadmor and Miller have both been teaching and researching the science of multiscale materials modeling for over 15 years. Between them, they have published nearly 100 scientific articles and two books. They have received numerous awards for both their research and teaching abilities.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for all graduate and post- graduate researchers from engineering, materials science, physics, chemistry and mathematics with an interest in materials modeling. No prior knowledge is assumed beyond an undergraduate education in one of the fields listed above.


Course Fee:3600 yuan (600 U.S. dollars)

The course fee covers tuition and the course material (including textbooks). Accommodations are extra. The organizers will help participants to arrange accommodations (standard is 300 yuan / day).


For more information and to register, visithttp://ModelingMaterials.org/short-courses