Deep Materials: Perspectives on data-driven materials research

Monday 10.09.2018 - Friday 14.09.2018
Zeunerbau ZEU147/148

TU Dresden (Germany)

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 – with a particular focus on Machine Learning and modern numerical approaches – and will offer a platform for discussions about future perspectives.  (Summer School FlyerAnnouncement Poster)

The summer school targets Master students, Ph.D. students and (early-stage) Postdocs interested in or working on topics related to machine learning and data-driven materials science. For excellent students, up to 10 all-inclusive grants (travel support, accommodation, participation) will be available. Deadline for the applications is June 19th.

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.


The school receives additional funding through the International Research Training Group iEGSEMP: Korea.


Scientific Board

Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti

Prof. Sibylle Gemming

Prof. Wolfgang Lehner

Organizing Board

Alexander Croy

Florian Pump

Claudia Müller



Prof. Jörg Behler (Universität Göttingen)

Dominik Alfke (TU Chemnitz)

Dr. Pasquale Pavone (HU Berlin, NOMAD)

Prof. Cecilia Clementi (Rice University)

Connor Coley (MIT)

Prof. Nicola Marzari (EPFL)

Prof. Roger French (Case Western University)

Prof. Frank Noe (FU Berlin)

Dr. Daniel Urban (Fraunhofer IWM, Freiburg)

Thomas Lehmann (TU Dresden)

Prof. Kristian Sommer Thygesen (Technical University of Denmark)

Prof. S. Mehdi Vaez Allaei (University of Tehran)

Josua Vieten (DLR German Aerospace Center)

Dr. Marc Mosch (Material Hub, Dresden)

Dr. Jörg Schuster (Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS)

Dr. Peter Steinbach (Scionics Computer Innovation GmbH)


Dr. Reinhard Scholz (TU Dresden)



The summer school will take place in the Zeuner building ZEU 147, ZEU 148 (George-Bähr- Straße 3, 01069 Dresden), which is located on the main campus of TUD.