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Sunday, 22 July 2018 to Wednesday, 25 July 2018 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

ICC Sydney, Sydney, Australia



On behalf of the ACEMD18 organizing committee it is my pleasure to welcome Australian and international participants to the Australian symposium on Computationally Enhanced Materials Design, Sydney, July 22-25, 2018.

This second instantiation of the ACEMD meeting will be held at the brand new International Convention Centre ( in Darling Harbour near Sydney’s major attractions and will run conjointly with the prestigious International Symposium on Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis. Registrants to ACEMD will also have full access to the ISHHC conference sessions.

The ACEMD meeting will be run over three days with two parallel streams – one focussing on catalysis modelling (joint with the ISHHC) and a second stream focussing on other topics of materials design and development. Particularly relevant are studies exemplifying the critical inspirational and accelerating role of computational modelling in the process of discovering, designing and developing new materials and new materials technologies. Soft matter, hard matter and mixed phase systems are all of great interest within the context of ACEMD18, as are both applied studies and fundamental studies of new methods and algorithms.

I look forward to welcoming you in Sydney in July 2018 and trust you will enjoy a vibrant, cutting edge and stimulating conference as well as the many attractions that Sydney has to offer.

Sean Smith - Chair



ACEMD2018 Organising Committee:

Sean Smith - ANU
Julian Gale - Curtin
Irene Yarovsky - RMIT
Amanda Barnard - CSIRO
Asaph Widmer Cooper - USyd
Claudio Cazorla - UNSW
Chenghua Sun - Swinburne