MSC2006 Research Conference

Materials and Process Simulation Center (MSC)
Caltech, Pasadena California

Thursday and Friday, April 6-7, 2006

Co-sponsored by Caltech Corporate Affiliates Program

The MSC research conference is held annually to inform the industrial and government sponsors about the progress made at the MSC each year. The mission of the MSC is to develop first-principles methods for describing the structures and properties of chemical, biological, and materials systems and to apply them to de novo design of industrial catalysts, drugs, nanoscale materials, and processes using a multiscale hierarchy based on quantum, atomistic, mesoscale, and continuum simulations.


Highlights of MSC2006 will include:


1.      3D structure and function of many GPCR’s (include lipids, peptides)

2.      Fuel Cells: H2 Storage, water free membranes PEM and SOFC

3.      Catalysts for methane activation, oxidation, fuel cells

4.      Reactive Force Fields for metal oxide catalysts, combustion, proteolysis

5.      Mesoscale simulations: lipids, polysaccharides

6.      New Density Functionals and Quantum Monte Carlo methods

7.      Nanotechnology: carbon nanotubes, DNA devices, nanoelectronics

8.      Molecular Electronics: hole mobilities, contact resistance

9.      Thermoelectrics, Ferroelectrics, Nonlinear optical Materials

10.  Multiparadigm Computational Materials Design Facility (CMDF)

MSC Industrial Participants

Sanofi-Aventis Pharma, Berlex Pharma Chevron, Dow Corning,

Intel, Nissan Corp, Pfizer Pharma

MSC Industrial Associates

Allozyne, Beckman Institute

Software Partners


Hardware Partners


MSC Federal Funding


PEER Associates

Exxon, Shell, Chevron, Aramco, Total, ENI

Caltech Industrial Associates Program Founders’ Circle members

3M Company, Aerospace Corp., Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharma, Beckman Coulter, Berlex, Bristol-Myers Squibb, California Technology Ventures, Cisco Systems, Dell, General Motors, Hitachi America, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Novartis Pharma, Pfizer, QUALCOMM, Raytheon, Sanofi-Aventis, SAFRAN, SeeBeyond Technology Corporation, Sumitomo Chemical America,

 Sun Microsystems.

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