Deep Mechanics

Monday 19.08.2019 - Friday 23.08.2019

TU Dresden (Germany)

Applications open in March!

Innovative materials are one of the key technologies for keeping products and industrial processes economically competitive and ecologically sustainable. Modern materials science requires a multi-discipline approach embracing chemistry, physics, engineering, as well as data science. This summer school will provide an overview of current developments in data-driven materials science involving Machine Learning and modern numerical techniques and will offer a platform for discussions about future perspectives. A particular focus is put on solid state and materials mechanics and respective approaches for modelling, simulations and analysis across scales.

The summer school targets Master students, Ph.D. students and (early-stage) Postdocs interested in or working on topics related to computational mechanics, machine learning and data-driven materials science. For excellent students, up to 10 all-inclusive grants (travel support, accommodation, participation) will be available. More information are provided below.


This summer school is part of TU Dresden's Institutional Strategy, funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments.

The school receives additional funding through the Helmholtz Excellence Network DCM-MatDNA.


Scientific Board

Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti

Prof. Sibylle Gemming

Prof. Markus Kästner

Organizing Board

Alexander Croy

Florian Pump

Claudia Müller



Arrival & Registration: Sunday, 18th August

Departure: Saturday, 24th August

 Monday 19.08.Tuesday 20.08.Wednesday 21.08.Thursday 22.08.Friday 23.08.
MorningWelcomeLecture 4TrainingLecture 7Keynote Presentations
Lecture 1Lecture 5Lecture 6Lecture 8
AfternoonLecture 2Postersession &
ExcursionContributed Talks
Lecture 3Closing
EveningGet-to-knowEvening Lecture &
Social Evening


Applications will be accepted from March 18th until May 6th. The summer school targets Master students, PhD students and early-stage post-docs working on or interested in computational mechanics and/or topics related to machine learning and data driven materials science. To apply for the school the following documents are needed (and have to be uploaded as PDF)

• cover letter motivating your participation in the school,
• short CV with list of publications (if any),
• title and abstract of a scientific contribution (poster or contributed talk),

• and at least one reference letter from your supervisor (to be sent separately via email).

The students who will receive a scholarship will be selected from the applications as soon as the application periods ends. Full scholarships will cover attendance fees, accommodation and travel costs. Additionally, partial scholarships will be availably upon request.

Note that in some cases you will need a visa to enter Germany. Please contact your consulate or embassy as soon as possible to request information about the application procedure. We will provide you with an invitation letter and try to support your visa application.


The summer school will take place on the main campus of TU Dresden (image copyright TUD, Dresden Marketing GmbH):