Current subjects, Fall, 2014
This course focuses on the fundamentals of structure, energetics, and bonding that underpin materials science.
Theory and application of atomistic computer simulations to model, understand, and predict the properties of real materials.
Other subjects
Introduction to Modeling and Simulation provides an introduction into modeling and simulation approaches, covering continuum methods(e.g. finite element analysis), atomistic simulation(e.g. molecular dynamics) as well as quantum mechanics.
Materials for energy conversion and storage can be greatly improved by taking advantage of unique effects that occur at the nanoscale. In many cases, these improvements are due to fundamental microscopic mechanisms that can be understood and predicted by cuttingedge simulation methods. This course will provide students with the fundamentals of computational problemsolving techniques that are used to elucidate the atomicscale behavior of energy conversion and storage nanomaterials.
