Materials Design is closely monitoring developments of COVID-19 and its effects. The health and safety of our customers, colleagues, and partners are always our top priority. As such, we're following all safety advice and precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Because we are staying up to date on official guidance from governments and international authorities, we are now planning to hold a safer and successful event ONLINE throughout October 2020. More specific dates to follow. 

Materials Design User Group Meeting


Event Overview

Materials Design Annual User Group Meeting

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

Why Attend?

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 materials science and engineering.  We invite you to join the Materials Design User Group Meeting online this October. 

Present your Poster

The MedeA User Group Meeting is a unique forum for scientific and technical research communication and discussion. If you are interested in presenting a poster at this year’s UGM and you are a current customer, please contact Dr. Ray Shan 

( Please provide a title for and brief abstract for your proposed poster.

Technical Session

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. See the Speakers & Presentations section below for a list of speakers. Check back periodically for updates to this list.


Attend Hands on Training

 Training will be reserved for current customers and limited seats are available. All participants receive a training manual, and exploration of participant materials and systems and research projects are encouraged.  These training sessions provide an exclusive opportunity to learn about the MedeA Environment and to meet and interact with scientists and developers. 


Speakers & Presentations

  • Georg Kresse

  • Lindsay Roy

  • Richard Catlow

  • Rutger van Santen

  • Gus Hart


More internationally renowned speakers to be announced soon!

General Agenda

Check back for an updated agenda.


UPDATE: The UGM is Going Online

In response to the continuing effects of corona virus worldwide, Materials Design is replacing the Materials Design annual User Group Meeting (UGM) with a virtual meeting this year.


In place of a physical meeting, we plan to host a series of webinars in October accompanied by online and interactive training and poster sessions. The webinars will be open to all. Interactive training and poster sessions will be open only to Materials Design customers who are current in maintenance, and there will be a limited number of slots available. 


The training sessions will target a broad spectrum of simulation capabilities and will address topics covered in the main presentations. Customers who are current in maintenance and would like to contribute a talk or poster to the meeting, please let us know, and we will work with you to facilitate this.


Additional details on the program, timing, and registration arrangements will be available soon.


For those who have already made bookings for the UGM, we will be in touch to make the appropriate arrangements with you. Please bookmark the following page, where we will be providing updates and details of the virtual UGM schedule:


We will miss meeting friends and colleagues in-person this year. However, the virtual plenary presentations will provide an exciting and dynamic perspective on state-of-the-art computational materials science. The training sessions will be a unique experience, with hands-on assistance from experts and developers from Materials Design, and will provide attendees a platform for exploring computational materials science techniques. We hope that you will be able to attend and we are greatly looking forward to meeting with you (virtually) in October - if not sooner!

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