Workshop: Multiscale Materials Under the Nanoscope

The Workshop is promoted by the international research group Multi-scale Materials Under the Nanoscope (GDRI, M2UN), an international network funded by the French CNRS (Conseil National pour la Recherche Scientifique) and composed by 8 French research labs, 9 US and European Institutions. This international research organization aims at promoting scientific exchanges, collaborations, educational activities, as well as the emergence of a new field of research at the frontier between Science and Engineering. The ambition is formulating a conceptual tool named as the “nanoscope” that combines most advanced statistical Physics numerical simulations (such as accelerated Molecular Dynamics) and experiments (such as X-Ray tomography and microscopy…). This “nanoscope” tools aims at elucidating the 3D texture of those multi-scale (and most of the time porous) materials from the scale of atoms to microns focusing in particular of mechanical and transport properties. 

The Workshop is now at its 7th edition and comes to Georgetown after being hosted at MIT, ETH Zurich, Donostia International Physics Center in Spain, University Paris Sorbonne and the Acropolis Museum in Athens. The concept of the Workshop is to bring together researchers from Physics, Chemistry, Mechanics and Materials Science communities on a common ground for developing an integrated approach (combining both simulation and experiments) for the prediction of texture properties from angstroms to micron and their evolution in time from nanoseconds to years of complex multi-scale materials such as clays (soil), cement, nuclear solid fuels, steels and ceramics. 

The sessions for this year's workshop will include:

  • Synthetic multiscale porous materials
  • Imaging of multiscale porous materials
  • Dynamics and thermodynamics of confined fluids
  • Nano and micro poromechanics
  • Multiscale materials for energy storage (batteries, supercapacitors, structural supercapacitors, ....)
  • Mutiscale materials for environmental applications (desalination, purification, nuclear wastes,...)
  • Multiscale materials in cultural heritage

Wednesday, December 5

Rafik B. Hariri Building, Lohrfink Auditorium (December 3rd and 4th), Fisher Colloquium Room (December 5th)
37th and O St., N.W., Washington


Georgetown College, Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology




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All participants must register

Event Contact Name

Emanuela Del Gado

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