Themenkreise für die Frühjahrstagung in Dresden vom 15. März bis 20. März 2020

Die Anmeldungen für Beiträge gliedern sich in folgende Themenkreise:

  • Computational materials modelling: DFT, atomistic-, mesoscale- and macroscale modelling, materials design
  • Interface-dominated phenomena: segregation, nucleation and phase transformations (Topical session of MM)
  • Liquid and amorphous metals
  • Materials for energy storage and conversion
  • Mechanical properties: plasticity, fracture, fatigue, wear
  • Microstructure and phase transformations
  • Nanomaterials
  • Materials for sensors and actuators
  • Structural materials (steels, light-weight materials, high-temperature materials)
  • Transport (diffusion, conductivity, heat)
  • Data driven materials science (topical session of MM)

Eingeladene Hauptvortragende:

  • Dr. Christian Greiner (KIT, Karlsruhe, Deutschland)
  • Prof. Nina Gunkelmann (TU Clausthal, Deutschland)
  • Prof. Carolin Körner (FAU Erlangen, Deutschland)
  • Dr. Fritz Körmann (TU Delft, Niederlande)
  • Dr. Christian Liebscher (MPIE Düsseldorf)
  • Prof. Jörg Löffler (ETH Zürich, Schweiz)
  • Prof. Douglas Spearot (University of Florida, USA)

Auf der DPG-Frühjahrstagung 2020 finden folgende Symposien statt

Symposium SYBD (fachübergreifendes Symposium mit CPP und O): Big Data Driven Materials Science


Combining concepts from big data analytics with experimental and theoretical techniques in solid state physics has opened exciting new routes to designing materials with superior mechanical, electronic or optical properties as well as to enhance resolution and performance of established experimental techniques as e.g. electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, or atom probe tomography. The symposium will bring together leading experts who pioneer the application of these techniques for their respective fields. The intention is to show success stories but also to critically discuss present limitations as well as emerging areas. A critical aspect that will be in the focus of the symposium is that big data analytics alone, i.e. without a deep understanding of the underlying physics, turns out to be insufficient in successfully addressing experiment or materials related challenges.

Topics to be addressed in the symposium are: Exploring high-dimensional chemical, crystallographic and microstructural compound spaces by big data analytics; Linking physical, chemical, and mechanical theories with materials data platforms across scales; Pushing resolution limits of atomic-scale and meso-scale experimental techniques in microscopy, spectroscopy, and tomography; Applications ranging from structural materials surviving extreme conditions to soft matter and solid-state surfaces.

Eingeladene Sprecher:

  • Prof. Mario Boley (Monash Univ., Australia)
  • Prof. Claudia Draxl (Humboldt University Berlin)
  • Prof. Andrew Ferguson (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Prof. Surya Kalidindi (Georgia Tech, USA)
  • Prof. Chris Wolverton (Northwestern University, USA)


Prof. Jörg Neugebauer, MPI für Eisenforschung Düsseldorf,

Prof. Matthias Scheffler, Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG Berlin,

Prof. Kurt Kremer, MPI für Polymerforschung Mainz,


MM Topical Session Interface-dominated phenomena: segregation, nucleation and phase transformations


The overall properties of modern nano-structured metals and alloys are to a large extent determined by the mechanical and kinetic behavior of the interfaces in their microstructure. Therefore, a precise characterization and understanding of the processes at interfaces is a key to effective alloy development. In this symposium, we want to review the state of the art in theoretical and experimental analysis, as well as in modeling of interface structure and evolution as a response to annealing, segregation, irradiation, and mechanical deformation, as well as the coupling between these processes. In particular, we welcome contributions on atomistic, micro- and multiscale simulations of interface dominated microstructures, on the experimental characterization and mechanical testing of such structures, as well as on the development of thermodynamic and micromechanical models of interfacial effects.

Eingeladene Sprecher:

  • Xavier Sauvage (University of Rouen, France)
  • Sybrand van der Zwaag (Technical University Delft, The Netherlands)
  • Lorenz Romaner (Materials Center Leoben, Austria)
  • Reza Darvishi Kamachali (Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany)


Rebecca Janisch, ICAMS, Ruhr-Universität Bochum,

Sergiy Divinski, Institut für Materialphysik, Universität Münster,


Topical session: Data driven materials science


This topical session covers innovative high-throughput and materials-informatics approaches for the discovery, description and design of materials. The contributions should address recent developments in the fields of data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence for the identification of structure-composition-property relationships in the highly diverse, but often sparse materials data space. Contributions from experiment such as diffraction and various tomography techniques, materio-graphic feature identification, as well as simulation results from the atomistic up to the continuum level are foreseen. A particular focus will be on the consideration of extended materials defects (grain boundaries, stacking faults, dislocation cores) and microstructures. Furthermore, submissions of contributions on accumulating, analyzing, interpreting, storing, and sharing fundamental knowledge about materials are solicited. Contributions may range, and preferably bridge, from physics-based materials understanding to data-driven and application-oriented development. If you are performing experiments or simulations in this emerging field, you are most welcome to contribute your abstract. Please note that this topical session is not identical with the symposium SYBD "Big data driven materials science", which is on invitation only. Our session in MM is more focused on structure-composition-property relationships in materials science. 

Eingeladene Sprecher:

  • Tilmann Beck (TU Kaiserslautern)
  • Cecilie Hebert (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Jan Janssen (MPIE Düsseldorf)
  • Marcus J. Neuer (BFI Düsseldorf)
  • Stefan Sandfeld (TU Freiberg)


Tilmann Hickel, MPI für Eisenforschung Düsseldorf,

Eric Bitzek, FAU Erlangen,

Ralf Drautz, ICAMS, Ruhr-Universität Bochum,