Training and Knowledge Transfer

The TYC offers a range of training and development opportunities specifically designed for the private sector. Our courses and hands-on training events can be tailored to suit your organisation’s needs; providing anything from a gentle introduction to the theory and simulation of materials to an in depth hand’s on exploration of the current state-of-the-art.

These courses afford excellent networking opportunities, the chance to forge new collaborations, and the chance to discuss modelling techniques, challenges, and the pitfalls often encountered with the experts.

What does our training include?

Course duration can start from half a day and content can be tailored to your specific requirements and, unless otherwise specified, we would always include time for discussion, networking with experts and refreshments. 

Who are these courses aimed at?

Through a flexible set of modules, TYC training events can be customised to target any audience, including:

(i) senior executives wishing to make more informed decisions about their organisation’s research capabilities in the theory and simulation of materials;

(ii) managers and research team leaders currently exploiting or considering exploiting computer simulation methods; or

(iii) researchers seeking a “refresher” in the field and an update on the current state-of-the-art.

Alternatively, you can simply attend one of the courses we routinely provide at our TYC Modelling workshops and conferences.

Who delivers the training?

Our training events are delivered by some of the world’s leading specialists in the theory and simulation of materials from four of London’s top universities (Imperial, King’s, Queen Mary and UCL) and the trainers can be tailored to suit your organisation's needs and interests.  If would like to hear from a particular TYC academic, we will do our best to arrange this. 



Module 1: Introduction to Materials Modelling Methods

  • Why use computer simulation approaches in your organisation?
  • Computer modelling of materials, a general introduction
  • Case studies of the application of computer simulation techniques to an industrial problem

Who is this module primarily for?
Senior and middle management as well as research staff. No background knowledge of the theory and simulation of materials required.


Module 2: Introduction to Atomistic Modelling Methods

  • Types of atomistic modelling approaches and introduction to forcefields
  • Forcefield methods I
  • Quantum mechanical approaches and Density Functional Theory
  • Density Functional Theory II. What properties can be computed?
  • How to design an atomistic modelling project, examples and case studies

Who is this module primarily for?
Management and research staff. Module 1 required as background.


Module 3: Multi-Scale Techniques: QM-MM, Coarse Graining and Continuum modelling

  • Quantum/classical hybrid methods
  • Larger Scales: Discrete versus continuum and fundamental principles of continuum modelling
  • Linkage of continuum and atomistic modelling
  • ‘Defects’ in materials

Who is this module primarily for?
Management and research staff. Modules 1 and 2 required as background.


Module 4: High precision chemical modelling

  • Materials modelling for surface processes
  • Modelling of catalytic processes
  • High precision techniques for solids and surfaces
  • Materials modelling of interface science

Who is this module primarily for?
Management and research staff. Modules 1 and 2 required as background.

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