The Department of Materials Science and Engineering presents:
The Challenges and Opportunities of Mesoscale Science
Roger H. French, PhD
F. Alex Nason Professor
Mesoscale sciencedata science and analytics (ref. 1) focuses on addressing the frontiers of complex systems, between quantum and classical, nano and macro, and across the four dimensions of space and time. Nanoscience continues to advance, and multi-scale approaches are used to bridge orders of magnitude in length scales, and ultrafast science has opened attosecond processes to study. The challenge of mesoscale science is to study larger systems in their true complexity, not just in their mean or average behavior, so that we can organize and integrate functionalities to achieve macroscale benefits for society. This challenge can draw upon the advances in reference 2, as a complement to high performance computing, to augment our scientific methods, accessing new data sources, and developing new un-biased analytics for our studies.
Fluctuations, disorder and degradation in mesoscale systems focuses on the time domain and spans 1024 orders of magnitude from fluctuations and disorderdegradation pathways (ref. 3), to dynamics, to degradation over lifetime. Mesoscopic systems represent one of the fundamental challenges for mesoscale science to elucidate reference 4, enabling development and control of systems with functionality imparted at multiple length and time scales.
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Tuesday, April 15
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44106