Establishment of the EMMC
As a result of the Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) Meeting on 27th Feb. 2014 in Brussels, that was organized by the EC Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Directorate D — Key Enabling Technologies, Unit D.3 — Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies, a number of experts in the field of material modeling met in Covent-Garden in Brussels to discuss several issues pertaining to the future of material modeling in Europe. This assembly of scientists and experts formed the initial core of the European Material Modeling Council (EMMC).
The EU Material Modelling Community consists of many types of stakeholders who play many roles:
- Manufacturers (industrial end-users)
- Software owners (academic and commercial software providers to third parties)
- Electronic, Atomistic, Mesoscopic and Continuum Modellers.
Participation in the Council
If you want to participate you are of course welcome!
- The first step is to decide on what topic you want to work (see list here) and contact the respective work group contact person or deputy.
- The second step is to join the team and to agree your part in the work plan with them.
Aim of the Council
- The aim of the council (for the moment) is to do preparatory networking to establish activities necessary in the materials modelling field.
- The Council could build on existing activities happening in Europe and make use of the network to complement these activities.
More information can be found in the the report on the LEIT Materials Modelling Policy meeting in Feb. 2014.
The Role of the EMMC
Materials modelling is a strong activity in Europe and Europe plays a recognised leading role in the world. Yet, there is no organised European modelling community that represents all stakeholders. The EMMC Leadership Council has the goal to connect all activities happening in the field of materials modelling.
- Wide stakeholder consultation
- Stimulate complementary activities to what already exists
- Stimulate exploitation of existing materials modelling expertise
- Stimulate model development necessary for industrial applications
- Provide inputs for EC future visions/plans
First branch of the Council: Materials Modelling Policy
The Council could play a major role in providing input to the LEIT Policy on research road mapping in materials modeling.
Second branch of the Council: Operational Activities
The other branch of the Council is executing work. Some Council activities can be done with the current funding streams. Some preparatory work for new activities can be done by the Council to prepare the field for new tasks.