, Volume 58, Issue 11, pp 25–27 | Cite as

Integrated computational materials engineering: A new paradigm for the global materials profession

  • John Allison
  • Dan Backman
  • Leo Christodoulou
Commentary Integrated Computational Materials Engineering


Integrated computational materials engineering is a field of study whose time has come. It promises to link manufacturing and design via advanced materials models in a seamless, integrated computational environment. The feasibility of ICME and its benefits have been demonstrated by several projects that have developed methods which are in use in the aerospace and automotive industries. To fully realize the potential of ICME, anumber of technical, cultural, and organizational challenges have been identified and must be overcome.


Integrate Computational Material Engineering Ford Motor Company National Material Advisory Integrate Computational Material Engineer Knowledge Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Allison
    • 1
  • Dan Backman
    • 2
  • Leo Christodoulou
    • 3
  1. 1.Ford Motor Company in Dearborn
  2. 2.Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester
  3. 3.Defense Advanced Research Agency in Arlington

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