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The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has made changes to how data management plans are submitted as required components of a proposal. All proposals must now describe plans for data management and sharing of the products of research, or assert the absence of the need for such plans.

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA and Le Mans, France - January 11, 2011.

Since 1998, Dr. Eyert has been at the Institute of Physics and the Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism at the University of Augsburg in Germany where he played an essential role in initiating and leading multi-institutional advanced research projects in the field of solid-state materials. He has lectured on Computational Physics, Materials Science, and Electronic Structure Calculations, and is the author of a book on electronic structure methods and about 120 research articles and book contributions.

November 9, 2010

The integration of LAMMPS with the MedeA® software suite expands the breadth of its simulation methods into the realm of millions of atoms and complements the existing Gibbs program, which is widely used to simulate the behavior of fluids. Together with the electronic structure program VASP, MedeA® now offers a unique integration of state-of-the-art methods for the full range of atomistic simulations.

Santa Fe, NM, USA – November 2, 2010

Philippe Ungerer comes to Materials Design® from IFP Energies nouvelles (IFP New Energy), a public R&D and training organization in France that focuses on applied research and development in the field of oil and gas exploration and production, hydrocarbon processing, powertrain engineering, and new energy technologies such as CO2 storage and biofuels. For the last four years, he was Scientific Director of IFP Energies nouvelles, where he was in charge of exploratory research.

Where: ICM, University of Warsaw, Poland

When: 16-17 November 2010

Attend the European MedeA® workshop Atomic-Scale Modeling of Materials: Understanding Mechanisms and Predicting Properties. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM).

Raytheon's Technology Today describes the ongoing cooperation between Materials Design® and Raytheon as they work to find lead-free solder.

MedeA-VASP and the Transition State Search module are powerful tools in prescreening interesting candidates to eliminate toxic lead.
The goal is long-life: Lead is used to suppress whisker growth and preserve the amazing thermal properties of solder. The result? Contacts that last.

And we all know from the movies that high lead concentrations can shorten your life span.
Or as they say in the West "With MedeA® in his hand, nothing stands in his way."

Montrouge, France and Santa Fe, NM, USA – August 31, 2010

Materials Design® was named one of two industrial partners in the PREDIMOL Project. This project will demonstrate the applicability of computational methods in predicting physicochemical properties of chemical substances. Accurate knowledge of this data is required by the new EU regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals). This concerns more than 143,000 substances which have been pre-registered by 65,000 companies in order to allow their use before 2018.

Where: San Diego, California

When: 27-29 October 2010

Join us this year in San Diego at the Embassy Suites Hotel San Diego Bay for our annual MedeA Users Group Meeting.

Materials Design announces a joint presentation with University of Texas at Dallas, KAUST, and Texas Instruments at the 2010 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits on June 17th in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The presentation will describe the results of a close collaboration including experiment and atomistic simulation, and illustrates the power of this complementarity in guiding the development of materials and processes for microelectronic applications.

Materials Design, Inc. announces an exclusive distribution agreement with Taiwan Auto-Design Company (TADC). Under this agreement, TADC will distribute Materials Design® software and services in Taiwan.

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