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Jul 15 - Jul 18, All Day

July 15 - 18th Computational Methods for Glass and Ceramics

For those interested in increasing their expertise in the field of ceramics and glasses, or those just being introduced, short courses are a good option. Designed for professionals in the ceramics and glass industry, these intensive courses offer a chance to update your knowledge of the field in a short period of time. Courses range from detailed, in-depth examinations of very specific topics to broader introductory classes.

July 15 - 18 Computational Methods for Glass and Ceramics

Who Attends
Engineers, scientists and technical professionals with a strong understanding of material processes and cursory experience in Python. Class limit of 14.

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Course Description
In this class we will cover simulation methods ranging from classical simulations such as molecular dynamics through quantum calculations, specifically density functional theory. Additionally, the class will include a day focused on an introduction to machine learning and a day where we review Python and computational calculus. Graduates of this class can expect to have a working knowledge of the most common computational techniques used in glass and ceramic industry and science.

Course Outline
Day 1: Review of Python and numerical calculus. 
Day 2: Introduction to molecular dynamics.
Day 3: Introduction to density functional theory (DFT).
Day 4: Introduction to machine learning.  Students can bring their own databases and professor will be available during lab using machine learning to make predictions.
Dr. Collin Wilkinson, Assistant Professor of Glass Science, Alfred UniversityDr. Collin Wilkinson is an Assistant Professor of Glass Science at Alfred University. Collin earned a Bachelor's in Physics at Coe College followed by a Ph.D. in Material Science at the Pennsylvania State University. He served as director of research and development and CTO of small startups focusing on next-generation recycling technology through material informatics. Collin is the inventor or co-inventor of several new glass compositions for green applications ranging from reducing greenhouse gases to improved glasses for renewable energy applications. Collin joined the faculty at Alfred University in 2022 and his current research revolves around building computational tools for simulations of extreme conditions, understanding the fundamental physics of glassy materials, and engineering better solutions for sustainable glass technology. Collin is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications and 4 patents. He is additionally the chair of the undergraduate research committee at Alfred University where he has created a research program for undergraduates from around the world in glass and ceramics.
Rebecca Welch, Visiting Scholar, Alfred UniversityRebecca Welch is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and a senior graduate student working with Dr. John Mauro at Penn State. She is also currently a Visiting Scholar at Alfred University working with Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad. Her research specializes in atomistic simulations as well as computational modeling of glass systems. She has a B.A. in Physics from Coe College and is set to graduate with a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 2024 from Penn State.

Course Fee
The course fee is $2,500.00. We do not issue refunds, however you may substitute someone else from your company in your place. Fee includes: Recordings of the lectures, access to the example codes, one dinner and three lunches.