The development of new technological materials is often dominated by trial and error strategies. In recent years however, the synergy among multidisciplinary sciences along with rapid advancements in computational resources has revolutionized the process of materials design and engineering. This area of research is perhaps one of the most exciting ones, where the scientific community has unprecedented opportunities today.
Dr. Vinit Sharma from Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, delivered a lecture on “Computational Materials Design: when intuition and experience weave into computation” on 20th May 2015 at the ITMUniversity. Gurgaon. The talk provided an opportunity in understand the design of new generation materials, suitable for many technological applications and secondly to see as to why research community is gradually migrating towards systematic computation driven materials selection paradigms.
The lecture was followed by a fruitful discussion with Dr. Sharma on various aspects of multi-scale materials modelling, designing high-throughout computational strategies for design of new materials and improve the existing materials for high-tech applications. The lecture provided an opportunity to both ITM faculty members and students in terms of future collaborations at the national and international level and learn more about the historic progress of materials science. The lecture was organized by Dr. Kamlesh Sharma of Applied Science Dept.