Invited Speakers

What is the conference Game of Materials about?

The conference is aimed towards every researcher in the field of materials science, solid state physics (and even beyond that). Its purpose is to show what we can do today in practically every field - from catalysis, surface science, plasmonics, nanodevices to high throughput search for novel materials using machine learning and AI.

It will offer 26 invited talks by leading experts in the field of computational/theoretical materials science. Conference will also have a large poster session with experimental contributions as well.

It shows younger researchers (PhD students and postdocs) in which direction they can continue their career in the next postdoc or starting their own group. For senior researchers it offers a broad view of possible directions to extend collaborations.

Experimentalists should benefit the most by seeing what the state of the art theoretical research has to offer - making a contact and discussing collaborations.

Maria KY Chan
Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne national Laboratory, USA
Rickard Armiento
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Linköping University, Sweden
Materials Design on Three Fronts: Fundamental Theory, Automation, and Artificial Intelligence
Francesco Ricci
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
High-Throughput ab-initio computing for materials discovery
Shyue Ping Ong
University of California San Diego, USA
Accelerating Materials Science with Automation, Data and Machine Learning
Nicolae Atodiresei
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Hybrid Organic Magnetic Metal Interfaces
Stefan Blügel
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Ikutaro Hamada
Osaka University, Japan
Toward predictive density functional theory calculations of surfaces and interfaces
Branislav K Nikolic
University of Delaware, USA
Spin-orbit proximity effect in ferromagnetic metals: Fundamentals and spintronic applications
Ravindra Pandey
Michigan Technological University, USA
Phosphorene-based 2D Materials
Alex Urban
University of St. Andrews, UK
Atoms in Disarray: Simulating Disordered Materials
Pavel Jelínek
Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Science, Prague, Czech Republic
Molecular systems on surfaces: experiment and theory
Thomas Frederiksen
Donostia International Physics Center, Spain
Modeling tools for nanoelectronics
Daniel Sánchez Portal
Materials Physics Center, Spain
Insights into nanoplasmonics from first-principles time-dependent density functional simulations
Peter Saalfrank
University of Potsdam, Germany
Non-adiabatic molecular dynamics at surfaces
Reinhard Maurer
University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Switching, self-assembly, and catalysis: Ab-Initio prediction of controlled surface chemistry
Ali Hassanali
International Center for Theoretical Physics, Italy
Stefano Baroni
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avazati, Italy
Gábor Csányi
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
A new dawn of interatomic potentials
Pablo Ordejón
Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, Spain
Charge Density Waves in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
Stefaan Cottenier
Center for Molecular Modeling, Ghent University, Belgium
To boldly go where no experiment has gone before
Jiří Klimeš
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Towards reliable theoretical description of molecular solids
José Ortega Mateo
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Modelling Reactions in Biomolecules
Nongnuch Artrith
University of California Berkeley, USA
Thomas Bligaard
SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, Stanford University, USA
Kirill Belashchenko
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Igor Zutic
University of Buffalo, USA