FLAMEL is a doctoral student training program designed to develop innovations in computing, mathematics, material science, and manufacturing in order to accelerate the creation of new high performance materials for applications.
Funded by a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program, FLAMEL will provide 24 two-year traineeships to doctoral students over a five-year period (2014-2019).
The goal of this program is to develop and employ advances in areas such as machine learning algorithms and modeling and simulation for materials applications in an emerging field known as materials informatics. The program was designed to bring together computing researchers, materials scientists, engineers and mathematicians to quantify the microstructures that comprise materials and develop new algorithms and software for their design.
The Georgia Tech program includes a focus on entrepreneurship to enable graduate trainees to transform technical innovations into commercial products and services.