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  • Katherine Hollingsworth

UGM Presenter Spotlight: Stéphane Brice Olou’ou Guifo

This year’s UGM technical symposium features lectures from MedeA users in leading chemical, automotive, and engineering industries as well as contributions from key scientists and developers of the software technology such as VASP underlying the MedeA Environment. Our Spotlight today is on Stéphane Brice Olou’ou Guifo. Stéphane Brice Olou’ou Guifo is currently a PhD student at Volkswagen AG working on his dissertation: Theoretical and experimental investigations of anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.Stéphane Brice has a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Mannheim University of Applied Sciences. His masters thesis, also interning at Volkswagen AG, was a theoretical investigation of the diffusivity of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. His Bachelor thesis covered applications of statistical thermodynamics for the calculation of material properties.He has worked as a research assistant at Institute of Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics on the optimization of materials databases using new thermodynamic models and experimental data and the implementation of Direct Simulation Monte Carlo for analyzing the flow and the thermodynamics of dilute gases.Stéphane Brice's current research field is materials for advanced energy storage and conversion, working on thermochemistry, electrochemistry, and mechanics.

Presentation Computational Design of Advanced Energy Materials for Automotive EngineeringStéphane Brice will also present a poster showing the approach and results of his master thesis on: Atomistic Simulations of Lithium-Ion Diffusion in Cathode Materials. Other internationally renowned speakers at the User Group Meeting include: Antoine Claisse (Westinghouse, Sweden)

Arthur France-Lanord (MIT, USA)

Georg Kresse (University of Vienna, Austria)

James (Jimmy) P. Stewart (Stewart Computational Chemistry, USA)

Krzysztof Parlinski (University of Cracow, Poland)

Marianna Yiannourakou (Materials Design)

Moritz to Baben (GTT-Technologies, Germany)

Richard Catlow (Royal Society, U.K.)

Richard Smith (Naval Nuclear Laboratory, USA)

Ryan Thomas (Honeywell, USA)

Veronique Lachet (IFP-EN, France)

Wes Everhart (Honeywell, USA)


General Agenda:

Tuesday 15 October: Hands on MedeA Training Welcome Cocktail Reception Poster Session Wednesday 16 October: Scientific Program Customer Banquet Thursday 17 October: Scientific Program Technical Discussion


Technical Presentations:

Presentations cover a broad range of research and modeling areas that will educate and inspire. It is this type of research which fuels the development of our software and enriches its scientific foundation.


Attend Hands-on Training:

Tuesday October 15 will be dedicated to Hands-on MedeA training.

A Windows laptop will be provided for each participant for the training, and all participants receive a training booklet. Materials Design scientists will be in the classroom to answer any questions on training materials and your modeling scenarios. This training session provides an exclusive opportunity to learn about theMedeA Environment software and to meet and interact with application and research scientists and software developers. Lunch, coffee breaks, and refreshments will be provided.


Present Your Research: Poster Session:

As part of this year's technical program, Materials Design will hold its first annual UGM poster session. Materials Design invites all its attending customers to present their research in a poster session during a relaxed yet invigorating cocktail social hour on Tuesday, October 15th after the training. Posters will prominently remain on display throughout the UGM. The poster session will be dedicated to recent developments in materials science using MedeA. If you are interested in presenting a poster at this year's UGM, please contact Dr. Ray Shan at Please provide a title and a brief abstract for your proposed poster.


Network with Peers:

The Materials Design User Group Meeting represents an occasion to meet colleagues and developers, present results, learn about developments in MedeA, and see the latest developments in computational material science and engineering.



Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn Hietzinger Hauptstrasse

10-14 1130 Wien, Austria +43 (1) 87 804-0 Hotel Number +43 (1) 87 804-603 Room Reservations​

Negotiated Room Rates:

We have secured a special UGM room rate of €140/night (single occupancy) and €159/night (double occupancy) with the Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn.


Conference Registration:

Register now to secure your place at the 2019 Materials Design UGM. Registration for the User Group Meeting includes hands-on training, educational sessions, technical presentations and the opportunity for collaborative discussion with Materials Design and its network of collaborators October 15 – 17, 2019. Engage and network with MedeA users during a welcome cocktail reception, a customer banquet, a poster session, lunches, and coffee breaks, included when you register for the event. Registration is no cost for all current Materials Design customers.

If you have any questions, please contact

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