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Professor Richard Hennig Co-Chairs Organizing PASI 2012 - CMS4E workshop in Santiago, Chile

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Professor Richard Hennig, MSE, and Dr. Derek Stewart, CNF, are co-organizers of a workshop in Santiago, Chile in January.

The workshop is titled, "Computational Materials Science for Energy Conversion and Generation" from January 9-20, 2012 at the Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile.

The workshop will provide young researchers (graduate students and post-docs) from across the Americas with lectures and hands-on tutorials on computational material science for energy applications. Participants will also give presentations on their own research and work together in collaborative teams on challenge projects.  This two week workshop provides a unique opportunity to develop international connections and collaborations.

Energy Topics include: Thermoelectrics (electronic and thermal transport), Battery Design Optimization , Structure Searches for New Materials, Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting, Nanophotonics for Solar Energy Applications, Catalysis Design

Code Tutorials in: Density functional theory (Quantum Espresso, Siesta, OpenMX), Molecular dynamics (LAMMPS), Photonics (MEEP, MPB), Multiphysics (Elmer), and more

Registration Info: The registration procedure is available on the PASIwebsite.  All qualifying participants will receive travel and expenses support to attend the workshop.  Applicants must be doing research in a country in North or South America.  There are limited spots so please apply early.

Questions?:  Please contact the workshop organizers Derek Stewart ( or Richard Hennig (

Funding: This workshop is made possible through generous support from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG), the International Center for Materials Research (ICMR), and the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN).

Registration Deadline: Oct. 21, 2011

Travel funding available for participants

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