The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is unique in that it not only provides individual sponsorship for outstandingly qualified researchers but also integrates them in a world-spanning network of excellence during their entire lifetime. This "Humboldt Family" connects the world’s academic elite with Germany.
"Research in Germany - Land of Ideas" is an initiative by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and serves to promote German educational and research institutes across the world. The "Research in Germany" portal is an information platform and contact point for all looking to find out more about Germany's research landscape and its latest research achievements. Practical information here supports foreign scientists and researchers in their decision to collaborate with German research organisations or to complete a research stay in Germany.
The Newton International Fellowships Scheme was established in 2008 to select the very best early career postdoctoral researchers from all over the world, and enable them to work at UK research institutions for two years. The scheme is offered by the Royal Society, British Academy and Academy of Medical Sciences.
The Thomas Young Centre (TYC) is a dynamic and interdisciplinary alliance of London researchers which operate at the forefront of science to address the challenges of society and industry through the theory and simulation of materials, or materials modelling.
The TYC is currently made up of around 100 research groups from four London Colleges: Imperial College, King's College, QMUL (Queen Mary University London) and UCL (University College London). The academic departments involved include physics, materials, chemistry, earth sciences, biology, and several branches of engineering.
International Conference on the Structure of Surfaces (ICSOS) Series
The International Conference on the Structure of Surfaces series provides forums to assess the status of atomic-scale and nanoscale structure determination of surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures, and the relationships between such structure and physical and chemical properties.
Topics include atomic positions, bond lengths and bond angles of clean and adsorbate surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures; nanoscale morphology; their roles in determining electronic, optical, vibrational, chemical and dynamic properties; applications to phase transitions, disordering, defect formation, crystal growth, interface diffusion, segregation and chemical reactivity.
The meetings also serve to highlight the development of new and advanced experimental techniques for structure determination, and of sophisticated theoretical methods for modeling surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures.
American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database
This site is an interface to a crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, European Journal of Mineralogy and Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, as well as selected datasests from other journals. The database is maintained under the care of the Mineralogical Society of America and the Mineralogical Association of Canada, and financed by the National Science Foundation.
Open Access Crystallography Database
The goal of this project is to provide 3D visualizations of crystal structures and morphologies in order to help educating future materials scientists and engineers worldwide. This website is also used for research purposes by the Nanocrystallography Group and in class room demonstrations of introductory materials science and engineering courses at Portland State University (PSU). All collected data are freely available over the internet.
By computing properties of all known materials, the Materials Project aims to remove guesswork from materials design in a variety of applications. Experimental research can be targeted to the most promising compounds from computational data sets. Researchers will be able to data-mine scientific trends in materials properties. By providing materials researchers with the information they need to design better, the Materials Project aims to accelerate innovation in materials research.
Open Quantum Materials Database (OQMD)
The OQMD is a database of DFT-calculated thermodynamic and structural properties. This online interface is for convenient, small-scale access; for a more powerful utilization of the data, we recommend downloading the entire database and the API for interfacing with it.
Materials Cloud is built to enable the seamless sharing and dissemination of resources in computational materials science, offering educational, research, and archiving tools; simulation software and services; and curated and raw data. These underpin published results and empower data-based discovery, compliant with data management plans and the FAIR principles.
Novel Materials Discovery (NOMAD)
The NOMAD Laboratory maintains the largest Repository, for input and output files of all important computational materials science codes. From its open-access data, it builds several Big-Data Services helping to advance materials science and engineering.
This site is hosted and managed by the Hennig group at the University of Florida. All content is available for public use.
Computational Materials Repository (CMR)
The approach of the Computational Materials Repository (CMR) is to convert data to an internal format that maintains the original variable names without insisting on any semantics. Imported data can be implicitly grouped by user criteria and therefore maintain their natural connection in the database as well. Automatic data analysis is enabled through agents that analyze and group data based on predefined rules. Small projects can be handled without the need of database software while bigger projects one can use to improve performance.
An open computational database of two-dimensional materials from top-down and bottom-up approaches. This database was produced by Prof. Yuan Ping Feng's group at the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.
NRELMatDB is a computational materials database with the specific focus on materials for renewable energy applications including, but not limited to, photovoltaic materials, materials for photo-electrochemical water splitting, thermoelectrics, etc. The main goal of NRELMatDB is to enable and facilitate the access and exchange of computational data between different research groups following the guidelines outlined in the Presidential Materials Genome Initiative
Bilbao Crystallographic Server
Initiated in 1997, at the Materials Laboratory of the University of the Basque Country, Spain, the Bilbao Crystallographic Server has since been offering its crystallographic and solid state programs and utilities, free of charge.
The TOP500 project ranks and details the 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world. The project was started in 1993 and publishes an updated list of the supercomputers twice a year.