612 Computational Materials Science and Mechanics of Energy Materials

Ratna Kumar Annabattula, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Sundararajan Natarajan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Narasimhan Swaminathan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Energy efficient future is one of the key objectives of governments across the globe. Development of materials and understanding their mechanical behavior plays a critical role in developing the necessary technologies to achieve this goal. Computational approaches applied to understanding the mechanical behavior of novel materials is expected to bring down the need for expensive experiments.

This symposium aims to bring together the researchers working in the area of computational materials science and mechanics (across several length and time scales) with a focus on materials pertaining to energy generation and storage. We hope that the platform enables discussions and kick-start potential collaborations in the area of energy materials aimed to solve several ongoing issues. Although, the main theme of the symposium is computational in nature, we look forward to presentations on computations inspired by experiments and vice versa. The major themes of the symposium include but not limited to

Battery materials
Fuel cells
Hydrogen storage
Solar energy
Nuclear energy
Thermal energy
Wind energy
Other energy sources