A new materials theory center at the National Institute of Standards and Technology is awarding eight grants to support theory and modeling workshops for academic, industry and government researchers.
The NIST Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science is funding workshops to form alliances between industrial researchers and theoreticians in academia and government. The electronically accessible center brings together researchers in government, academia and industry to attack key materials problems and materials processing obstacles. The center is part of the NIST Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory.
"We have a strong industrial focus," Dale Hall, center director, says. "We emphasize the formation of research teams to continue after the workshops are over." The center's mission is to develop and apply state-of-the-art theoretical and computational materials science techniques, and then help industry integrate them into technology development.
The first set of grants from the NIST Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science has been awarded to:
For workshop dates and information, contact James Warren, CTCMS Workshop Coordinator, A153 Materials Building, Gaithersburg, Md. 20899-0001, (301) 975-5708, email: jwarren [at] enh.nist.gov (via Internet).
Information on the NIST Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science is also available on the Internet's World Wide Web at URL http://www.ctcms.nist.gov.
As a non-regulatory agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, NIST promotes U.S. economic growth by working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements and standards.