The Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science (ACCMS) was set up in 2000 in order to nurture and promote research and development activities in computational materials in Asian countries. It has entered into its 16th year of its existence and 8 successful conferences and 10 general meetings of virtual organization have boosted the computational materials research in the Asian region. In order to optimally utilize our resources and manpower, it is widely felt that we should have theme meetings on the emerging areas of materials simulation. Scientists not only from Asian region but also from all around the world had exchanged their state-of-the-art research results in the previous working group/theme meetings in Japan, 2006 (on clusters and nanomaterials), in Singapore, 2008 (on hydrogen storage materials), in Korea, 2011 (on Nanodevice simulations), in India, 2012 ( Graphene and Beyond), in Taiwan, 2013 and in Kazakhstan, 2014 (on Computational Design of Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage).
Objective of Theme Meeting
With the rapid increase in the computational power provided by supercomputers over the past few decades, the scientific community has recognized that advances in theory and computation are inevitable in solving the problems of energy and environment. The development of energy devices involves common research themes such as ion transport, interfacial phenomena, catalytic capabilities, device design and its performance. Presently, the development of highly accurate computational approaches seems to be an integral part of device development.
The objective of this meeting is to provide a forum to discuss the recent advances in theoretical approaches and experiment and to gain mechanistic insights on energy devices. Invited and contributed talks will be pertaining to the present scenario of theory and experiment in energy research along with the future prospects, seeking to build a bridge between theory and experiment to tackle the energy and environmental challenges.
Research of SRM-RI in Energy :
Fundamental research (both by experiment and theory) in the fields of low temperature fuel cells, solar cells, Li batteries and ultracapacitors are major thirst areas focused by the researchers. In particular, the development of novel cathode catalyst (both Pt and non-Pt based) for oxygen reduction, catalytic poisoning, anode electrodes and electrolytes (gel and solid) for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), ultracapacitors, H2 production from biomass and CO2 to fuel are the topics of interest. Device fabrication and improving the efficiency without compromising the safety, cost and durability are the vision of this institute.
During the ACCMS-TM 2016, we offer invited speaker accommodation in SRM Hotel and SRM University guest house. For all Invited speakers there is no registration fee. And every invited speaker could attend the Banquet, and the half day tour of Mahabalipuram, etc.
Dr. T. P. Ganesan Auditorium, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India