FOMMS 2015

FOMMS 2015: Molecular Modeling and the Materials Genome, July 12-16, 2015, The Resort at the Mountains, Mt. Hood, OR, USA


  • Randy Snurr (Northwestern)


  • Claire Adjiman (Imperial College)
  • David Kofke (University at Buffalo)

Scientific Advisory Committee:

  • Peter Cummings (Vanderbilt)
  • Joe Golab (INEOS)
  • Clare McCabe (Vanderbilt)
  • Jonathan Moore (Dow Chemical)
  • J. Ilja Siepmann (Minnesota)

Programming Committee:

  • Chandler Becker (NIST)
  • Coray Colina (Penn State)
  • Stefano Curtarolo (Duke)
  • Pablo Debenedetti (Princeton)
  • Michael Doherty (UCSB)
  • Carol Hall (NC State)
  • Ahmed Ismail (RWTH Aachen)
  • Bruce Murch (P&G)
  • Ivo Nezbeda (Prague)
  • Brian Peterson (ExxonMobil)
  • Susumu Okazaki (Nagoya University)
  • Hannes Schweiger (Materials Design)
  • David Sholl (Georgia Tech)
  • Frederico Tavares (Universidade Federal de Rio de Janiero)
  • Phil Westmoreland (NC State)
  • Thijs Vlugt (TU Delft)

Sessions and Speakers for FOMMS 2015

Future Trends in Modeling, Simulation, and Data Mining

  • Andrea Browning, Boeing
  • Jinghai Li, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard

Energy and Environmental Applications

  • Chris Wolverton, Northwestern University
  • Kristin Persson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Jonathan Moore, Dow Chemical

Catalysis and Interfaces

  • Joachim Sauer, Humboldt University Berlin
  • Daniella Kohen, Carleton College
  • Jeff Errington, University at Buffalo

Free energy, Phase Equilibria, and Self Assembly

  • Kristen Fichthorn, Penn State University
  • Ed Maginn, University of Notre Dame

Reactive Force Fields

  • Adri van Duin, Penn State University
  • Susan Sinnott, University of Florida
  • Marjolein Dijkstra, Utrecht University

Biomaterials and Biological Systems 

  • Sabrina Pricl, University of Trieste
  • Yiannis Kaznessis, University of Minnesota

    FOMMS 2015 will be the sixth triennial FOMMS conference showcasing applications of theory of computational quantum chemistry, molecular science, and engineering simulation.  The theme of the 2015 meeting is Molecular Modeling and the Materials Genome.  Past FOMMS meetings have attracted an interdisciplinary mix of participants that includes chemical engineers, chemists, physicists, and materials scientists from both academia (including students and postdocs), government laboratories, and industry.  The FOMMS meeting is a Gordon-style conference, with invited talks (plus ample discussion time) in the mornings and evenings, as well as poster sessions for contributed papers. We also hold hands-on workshops on research and educational topics.   A good amount of free time is built into the schedule for scientific discussions, and activities are planned that take advantage of the beautiful surroundings, including hiking, rafting, and local tours. In addition, the FOMMS medal will be awarded for the third time. Previous medal winners are Prof. Michele Parrinello (2009) and Prof. Keith Gubbins (2012).

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