Bridging the Scales

Monday 16.08.2021 - Friday 20.08.2021
an online event organized by TU Dresden (Germany)

Innovative materials are one of the key technologies for keeping products and industrial processes economically competitive and ecologically sustainable. Modern materials science requires a multi-discipline approach embracing chemistry, physics, engineering, as well as data science. This summer school will provide an overview of current developments in data-driven materials science involving Machine Learning and modern numerical techniques and will offer a platform for discussions about future perspectives.

Materials innovations enable new technological capabilities and drive major societal advancements but typically require long and costly development cycles. A major challenge for materials development is the interplay of different time and length scales relevant for many advanced materials. Reliable theoretical predictions, their experimental verification and technological implementation are crucial in this context. Complementary efforts and the seamless integration of theory, computation and experiment, will result in a remarkable acceleration of the pace of new materials discovery, design and deployment. To fully take advantage of its potential, this scheme has to rely on cross-innovation and convergence of various scientific fields such as materials science, computer science, physics, chemistry as well as information and data science.

This online summer school targets Master students, Ph.D. students and (early-stage) Postdocs interested in or working on topics related to computational and experimental high-throughput approaches, machine learning and data-driven materials science.



In order to provide the possibility to participate in the Materials 4.0 summer school 2021 under the ongoing global challenge imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to again have a completely virtual event this year. Under the topic "Bridging the Scales", we will offer live-streaming / downloads of lectures, an online poster session, virtual hands-on training and "meet the experts" chats.

The schedule of the School and the presentation abstracts are available here: Click here to download.

Please note that all times are given in Dresden/Berlin time (CEST). To convert to your local time, please follow this link.


Applications will be accepted until the July 15th. The summer school targets Master students, PhD students and early-stage post-docs working on or interested in computational and experimental high-throughput approaches, topics related to machine learning and data driven materials science. To apply for the school the following documents are needed (and have to be uploaded as PDF):

The participating students will be selected from the applications as soon as the application periods ends (July 15th) and be informed about the decision shortly afterwards. The participation scholarships will include access to all the lecture material, the possibility to discuss with the lecturers and a certificate.