"Simulation of chemistry-driven growth phenomena for metastable materials"
Rauischholzhausen/Germany, November 8-11 2015
Organizers: Ralf Tonner, Simon Elliott, Karsten Reuter, Jörg Neugebauer
Location: Schloss Rauischholzhausen/Germany
When: November 08, 2015 to November 15, 2015
Funded by: CECAM, Psi-k/ESF, EU COST-action HERALD, GRK 1782 Marburg
Deadline for registration: August, 15 2015
Deadline for submitting abstracts: August, 15 2015
Dear Colleagues and young researchers,
The controlled growth of thin films based on metastable materials by
chemistry-driven processes is of high technological importance for
topics like semiconductor devices or optical coatings. Computational
modelling of this inherently multiscale process is crucial for an
atomistic understanding and enables a decoupling and separate
optimization of the growth-determining factors of non-equilibrium
materials. This workshop will result in a joint effort by experts from
different modelling communities covering the necessary length and time
The workshop will take place in a beautiful castle one train-hour north
of Frankfurt in an environment fostering intense discussions.
The main idea of the workshop is to bring together experts which work on
the simulation of growth phenomena at the different scales and which due
to the different employed methodology hitherto meet usually in separate
conference and workshop formats. The central theme will be to introduce
the state-of-the-art and current challenges in the individual fields,
and to discuss ideas of bridging between them.
The workshop will be restricted to 40-50 participants for intense and
informal discussions. Invited experts will cover the various key
modelling areas, while a few eminent experimental colleagues present
keynotes overviewing contemporary materials and processes, and defining
the targets for the modelling.
The speaker list currently comprises:
Kerstin Volz (U Marburg, Germany)
Simon Elliott (Tyndall National Institute, Ireland)
Alexey Timoshkin (U St. Petersburg, Russia)
Stacey Bent (Stanford University, USA)
Peter Kratzer (U Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Francesco Montalenti (U Milano, Italy)
Matthias Scheffler (FHI Berlin, Germany)
Kristen Fichthorn (Penn State U, USA)
Chris Van de Walle (UC Santa Barbara, USA)
Talat Rahman (U Central Florida, USA)
Wolfram Miller (IKZ Berlin, Germany)
Ingo Steinbach (U Bochum, Germany)
Rochus Schmid (U Bochum, Germany)
Henrik Pedersen (U Linköping, Sweden)
Erwin Kessels (TU Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Young researchers will have the opportunity to present their own
research projects during a poster session.
Selected submissions will be upgraded to contributed talks.
Please register at:
With best regards,
(Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, e-mail:
[log in to unmask]).
To join or leave the molecular-dynamics-news email list, go to: