The Penn State-Georgia Tech CCMD: ushering in the ICME Era
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This case study paper presents the origins, philosophy, organization, development, and contributions of the joint Penn State-Georgia Tech Center for Computational Materials Design (CCMD), a NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) founded in 2005. As a predecessor of and catalyst for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), the CCMD served as a basis for coupling industry, academia, and government in advancing the state of computational materials science and mechanics across a portfolio of process-structure-property-performance relations, with emphasis on education and training of the future workforce in computational materials design.
KeywordsICME MGI CCMD NSF I/UCRC Materials design Computational materials science
The authors are grateful for the long-term support of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Computational Materials Design (CCMD), including dues contributions of CCMD members, through grants IIP-0433033 (Penn State), IIP-0541674 (Penn State) and IIP-541678 (Georgia Tech) from 2005–2010, and IIP-1034965 (Penn State) and IIP-1034968 (Georgia Tech) from 2010 to 2013. The authors would like to thank our collaborators at Penn State and Georgia Tech for their enthusiastic and innovative contributions to CCMD projects and meetings over the years, including Co-PIs of the CCMD planning, phase I, and phase II proposals (Long-Qing Chen, Qiang Du, James Kubicki, Evangelos Manias, Padma Raghavan, and Jorge Sofo at Penn State, and Hamid Garmestani, Farrokh Mistree, Richard Neu, and Min Zhou at Georgia Tech), various additional Penn State and Georgia Tech faculty involved in CCMD proposals and projects, and students who conducted research with CCMD support. ZKL also acknowledges Penn State for further reduced overhead rate and Penn State MRI (Materials Research Institute) that provided partial support of the CCMD administrative staff. DLM also acknowledges the support of the Carter N. Paden, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Metals Processing. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF, Penn State, or Georgia Tech.
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