Publication Abstract

Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)- Education and Workforce Development

Horstemeyer, M., Sukhija, N., & Haupt, T. (2013). Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)- Education and Workforce Development. 2nd World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering- ICME Challenges and Education. Salt Lake City, UT.


Although Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) has recently been advocated by the National Academies as a potential to transform manufacturing related to materials processing in our country, it has yet to be fully diffused into industry. ICME entails cradle-to-grave history modeling and multiscale modeling of a material through its manufacturing process and in-service life; however, the tech transfer from the few researchers who have conducted ICME studies has not occurred. This presentation introduces a methodology to help diffuse the ICME technologies to academia and to industry. Anybody who wants to instruct/teach others about ICME tools; who wants to introduce a course at their school; or who wants to teach industry researchers and designers would have an interest in this presentation. Examples of ICME case studies will be presented as well as information to a self-contained course that can be used on-line. The on-line course has associated powerpoint lectures and access to ICME tools(www//icme.hpc.msstate.edu). This website was developed to help new students and researchers apply the ICME tools and integrate their experimental data with the modeling methodologies. It is a wiki-based website, so researchers can add their information and realize greater impact related to their research as well as learn more rapidly from the tutorials, etc. An associated course was first taught in Fall 2012 at Mississippi State University. The book entitled “Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) for Metals: Introducing Multiscale Modeling to Invigorate Engineering Design with Science” was designed for students to learn the history, methods, and systemization procedures.