Data-driven exploration and design of materials

Monday August 21st - Friday August 25th 2023
an International Summer School
organized by the
Dresden Center for Computational Materials Science (DCMS), the Dresden Center for Intelligent Materials (DCIM) and the D³ Research Training Group 2868

New and optimized materials are the key for a sustainable future. These materials are developed more and more in a multidisciplinary context. The paradigm of data-driven materials exploration combines and bundles the insights from different fields, such as chemistry, physics, computer science and engineering.
The new Research Training Group 1868 "Data-Driven Design of resilient meta materials" (D³) aims at realizing a fully digital, data-driven approach to design meta-materials for the sectors of energy, medicine and mobility. Together with the Dresden Center for Materials Science (DCMS) and the Dresden Center for Intelligent Materials (DCIM), we organize this year's joint summer school from Monday August 21st to Friday August 25th 2023 in Dresden.
Internationally renowned speakers from D³, DCMS, DCIM and from abroad will present their perspectives in a 5-day workshop in the spectrum of data-driven design of materials and structures. The program will be enriched with hands-on training on big-data models, as well as lab visits at our partner institutes and the TU Dresden. The application deadline will be June 30th. We hope for your excellent applications!

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Confirmed Speakers


On every day, there will be a keynote by an internationally renowned scientist. There will be lectures by the members of the GRK2868 and the Dresden Center for Intelligent Materials ( about the subjects of the day. They will give a beginner-friendly introduction to their specific methods of their field. In the afternoon, our speakers will give insights into cutting-edge research with contributed talks and hands-on training. On the end of the days, we will visit our member institutes in Dresden: The IPF Dresden, the Helmholtz-Center Dresden Rossendorf and the TU Dresden. There will also be the possibility for a conference barbecue at the TU Dresden campus and, optionally, a guided tour at the Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden.


Applications will be accepted until June 30th. The summer school targets Master students and early PhD students working on or interested in computational and experimental materials science and topics related to synthesis, modelling and integration of intelligent/smart/active materials, novel fabrication methods and high-throughput methods. To apply for the school the following documents are needed and have to be uploaded as a PDF in the
online form.

The participating students will be selected from the applications as soon as the application period ends (June 30th) and be informed about the decision shortly afterwards. Participation scholarships will be awarded, which include access to all the lecture material, the possibility to discuss with the lecturers and a certificate. All applicants are automatically considered for the scholarship, there is no additional application needed.


Important for applicants who need a visa to travel to Germany:

Scientific Board/Organizers

Organizing Board


This Summer School is supported by the TU Dresden School of Engineering Sciences and is part of its internationalization strategy.