Functional performance of materials is controlled by properties and processes at the molecular scale. A fundamental understanding of structure property relationships and their evolution during the lifecycle of materials is the key for the development of solutions for the grand challenges in emission reduction and circular economy. The ever growing power of digital tools for simulation and data-driven materials science is revolutionizing how we design materials. Digital twins significantly accelerate material design, material testing and life cycle assessment.
The newly founded division Materials Informatics is integrated into the digital materials science initiative of BAM and focusses on computer assisted materials discovery and testing at the nanoscale. Via collaborations with the Department Materials Engineering and Department Component Safety we aim to offer digital services covering the entire material length scale. Our simulation activities are assisted by validation studies in cooperation with experimentalist groups at BAM and our network partners.