Innovation Lecture Series: Computational Materials Design — Concept, Implementation and Future
Charlie Kuehmann, Vice President of Materials Engineering at SpaceX and Tesla Motors, will visit Georgia Tech as part of the Institute for Materials Innovation Lecture Series. Dr. Kuehmann will review examples for the design of materials for applications in aerospace and transportation. In additional, he'll touch on path to the future of materials design and the challenges for materials in our complicated and warming world.
Materials by Design started with a simple precept; with the advent of computational tools for thermodynamic, kinetics, and mechanics, can we design materials is the same way that mechanical and electrical components were being designed? Combining systems engineering principles, optimization schemes and advanced computational modeling for process-structure and structure-properties relationships, computational materials design accelerates new materials development to the point that they can be engineered concurrently with higher level mechanical and electronic systems. I’ll review examples for the design of materials for applications in aerospace and transportation. In additional I’ll touch on path to the future of materials design and the challenges for materials in our complicated and warming world.
Dr. Charlie Kuehmann has been a leader in computational materials design since its inception. In creating the first company dedicated to commercializing computational materials design, he’s innovated the first materials and alloys from this new technology; from high-performance steels for race cars, aluminum alloys for aircraft, gear materials for helicopters, high-temperature alloys for turbine engines, and even bubble-gum. As the computational materials design revolution has gained momentum, and been embraced by government and private R&D organizations through the Accelerated Insertion of Materials and Materials Genome Initiative, Dr. Kuehmann has brought the technology to the consumer electronics industry and most recently to electric vehicles and spacecraft. Dr. Kuehmann currently leads the materials engineering organizations at both Tesla and SpaceX, driving material solutions to enable the world’s transition to a sustainable future, the commercialization of space and a multi-planetary civilization.
The Institute for Materials is pleased to bring Charlie Kuehmann, vice president of Materials Engineering at SpaceX and Tesla Motors, to campus Sept. 7 as part of its Materials Innovation Lecture Series.
At SpaceX and Tesla Motors, Kuehmann leads the materials engineering organizations, driving materials solutions to enable the world’s transition to a sustainable future, the commercialization of space, and a multi-planetary civilization. Dr. Kuehmann was lured away from Apple and his own company, QuesTek, in 2016 by SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Kuehmann earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from Northwestern University in 1994 and co-founded QuesTek two years later with four other colleagues affiliated with Northwestern University to commercialize the work of his mentor and pioneer in the field of computational materials design, Prof. Gregory B. Olson, who has been called the “father of materials design” by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. An early leader in computational materials design, he will review examples for the design of materials for applications in aerospace and transportation. In additional, he'll touch on path to the future of materials design and the challenges for materials in our complicated and warming world.
For more about Dr. Kuehmann and his career and expertise, visit the following links:
This event is open to all Georgia Tech faculty, staff, students, and your affiliates. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is limited. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
|When:||Thursday 07 September, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT|
|Where:||Georgia Tech Student Center, Ballroom, 350 Ferst Drive, NW Atlanta, GA 30332-0458|
|Submitted by:||Aleksandr Blekh|