15. May 2022: Impressions from the Excellence Award Event of WS2021/22


15. May 2022: Excellence Award for best PPPs of WS2021/22

Congrats to CMS student Akshay Balachandran Jeeja for winning the Excellence award for the best PPP performed during the winter semester 2021/22. Mr. Jeeja was felicitated with an Excellence Certificate during the PPP Excellence award ceremony held on 07. April 2022 at the AUDIMAX.

As part of the event, Mr. Jeeja presented his work titled "Coupling of Peridynamics and XFEM for 2D Dynamic Crack Propagation".

PPP Excellence Award Event 2022

07. April 2022: Excellence Award Event for best PPPs of WS2021/22

As with each year, the Personal Programming Projects of CMS students that satisfy stringent criteria will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence. In this regard, a felicitation event has been planned for Thursday 14. April 2022, 16:00 hrs CEST

The award ceremony will take place in the AUDIMAX (AUD-1001).

During the event, the award winners will present their work and/or give a short demo of the program/code that they developed during the course of their project. Subsequently, they will felicitated with a certificate acknowledging their achievements. 

The event will also offer students who aim to do their PPP in the near future, an opportunity to interact with the prize winners. The lecturers will not be a part of this discussion in order to facilitate open discussion between students themselves.

The event is open to all! Please encourage your peers and acknowledge their work by attending the event.

Announcement: PPP Excellence Award Event 2022

30. March 2022: Open HiWi positions at the Chair of MicroMechanics and Multiscale Materials Modeling (M5)

A couple of HiWi positions are open in the MicroMechanics and Multiscale Materials Modeling group of Prof. Bernhard Eidel. The prospective candidate should have sound programming skills in Python and/or C++. 

For more information, please see the attached PDF: Hiwi Jobs at M5.

HiWi jobs at M5

8. March 2022: Prof. Bernhard Eidel elected Dean of Studies

Prof. Bernhard Eidel elected Dean of Studies

Prof. Bernhard Eidel, head of the Micromechanical Materials Modelling group, has been elected Dean of Studies of the CMS Master's program by the Faculty Council and takes over duties from Prof. Björn Kiefer.

4. February 2022: Novel course on Machine Learning scheduled

New course on Machine LearningA novel course titled  >>>Machine Learning for Materials Scientists<<< will enter the CMS curriculum already in the summer semester 2022. The course will be held by Prof. Bernhard Eidel and fosters the ongoing CMS teaching activities in the direction of Materials Informatics.

23. January 2022:

Paper by CMS Student Vimal Muthusamy

Congratulations to CMS Student Vimal Muthusamy for publishing his work in the reputed scientific journal Materialia. Vimal Muthusamy is now the second CMS student to have their research work conducted during their studies published in an international journal of high scientific repute. The paper is published open access and is available for download from the following link: Download paper - Vimal, Sandfeld, Prakash.

The work was performed in the group of Dr. Arun Prakash.

The paper introduces a new method to perform grain segmentation in atomistic simulations using unsupervised machine learning algorithms. The clustering method -- called OrISODATA -- developed in this work performs an iterative self-organizing data analysis in the orientation space and introduces model parameters that have intuitive physical meaning and are also similar to those used in experiments.

Congrats to Mr. Vimal Muthusamy, Prof. Stefan Sandfeld and Dr. Arun Prakash.

Paper: Orisodata by Vimal, Sandfeld, Prakash

1. January 2022: 

CMS: Applications WelcomeThe application period for the CMS Master's program for the Winter Term 2022/23 is now open for submissions. The last date for submission is 15. April 2022. Applications are welcome!


Paper by CMS Student Prince Henry Serrao

The quality of students in the CMS Master's program and the hard work that they put in rewards itself in many ways. One such example is the work of CMS Student Prince Henry Serrao from the batch of WS 2018/19. His work has now been published in the international journal SoftwareX

The work was done in the group of Dr. Arun Prakash

The authors developed an open-source software tool called OptiMic that can generate microstructures for both finite element as well as atomistic simulations. The nicety of the tool is that it can be used to tailor certain microstructural features like, grain size distribution, triple junction angles, grain boundary area, etc., to reflect those found in a target distribution.

The work is also an extension of the personal programming project (PPP) of Mr. Serrao developed under the supervision of Dr. Arun Prakash. This is the first time that a CMS Student has published their work which was developed during and as part of the course.

Congrats to Mr. Prince Henry Serrao, Prof. Stefan Sandfeld and Dr. Arun Prakash

OptiMic can be downloaded from the git repository on gitlab

Paper: Prakash + Serrao


Excellence Awards for the best PPPs

As is the case with every year, the best Personal Programming Projects, submitted as part of the CMS curriculum, are awarded an excellence award in appreciation of the fantastic work put in. This year four students have been able to satisfy the stringent criteria of the PPP Excellence Award. Due to the current CoViD restrictions, the event was once again a completely online affair. 

Congrats to Danush Kumar Venkatesh, Sai Karthikeya Vemuri, Sudarshan Manjunatha Pai and Viswambar Yasa for their excellent projects.

PPP Excellence Award Winners 2021


Excellence awards for best PPPs

Congratulations to Vikas Diddige, Meghal Shah, Sushanth Keshav, Vimal Muthusamy and Prince Henry Serrao for their excellent projects in the framework of the Personal Programming Projects of the CMS Master's course.

It is indeed a pleasure to see multiple students receive excellence awards, despite the stringent criteria.

Due to the lockdown conditions because of CoViD-19, the award event was an entirely online affair.

CMS Excellence Award winners 2020


Excellence awards to the best Personal Programming Projects

As part of their curricula, CMS students need to conceptualize, plan, develop and execute a programming project during the third semester of their study. The goal of this Personal Programming Project is that students obtain hands-on programming knowledge by developing a toolbox or software package, and thus enhance their programming skills which are now essential skill sets for both academia and industry.

The best projects that satisfy very stringent criteria qualify for the Excellence Award. This year, three students have been successful in achieving this award. Congrats to Deepalaxmi Rajagopal, Aytekin Demirci, and Pavan Chandra Vundurthy on obtaining this award.

PPP Excellence Award Winners


CHE Ranking: CMS among the top Master's program in Germany

The CMS Master's Program has been rated highly among the Materials Science Master's Program in Germany. The Student-Teacher interaction and the initial orientation for incoming students are some of the key factors that have been emphasized in the rating. Both the Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering, under which CMS resides, as well as the Materials Science Faculty (Fakultät 5), to which CMS is very closely related, have been rated among the top ten in Germany.


 Selection result

If your application number (18XXX) is NOT on the list, we thank you for your application. Unfortunately, we received a large number of applications, and you could not be selected to attend the course. We wish you good luck for your master studies in another program.

If your application number (18XXX) is on this list, you were selected by the selection committee (pending approval of the student office) to attend the master in Computational Materials Science offered at TU Freiberg, Germany. Non-officially, congratulations, and we are looking forward meeting you in Freiberg.

Best regards,
Selection Committee