Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, & Discovery of Interface Materials

An NSF Materials Innovation Platform



The PARADIM Materials-By-Design Toolbox is a repository designed for users interested in educating themselves about all facets of the Materials-By-Design process: film/bulk crystal growth, characterization, theory, and collaborative research. This toolbox contains:

Educational Resources

PARADIM annually hosts summer schools at Johns Hopkins University and Cornell University. These approximately one-week long schools combine lecture and hand-on experiences. If you were unable to attend one of our summer schools, you have access to the full lecture series for each summer school via this website.

Links to on-line summer school lecture video series:

  1. Bulk Crystal Growth: Johns Hopkins, 2016
  2. Density Functional Theory (DFT) for Experimentalists: Cornell, 2016
  3. Materials Growth and Design: Design-Driven Synthesis of Topological Materials: JHU, 2017 – coming soon!
  4. Electron Microscopy: Cornell, 2017 – coming soon!

In addition to the technical content, PARADIM summer schools also offer content designed to address the challenges of working effectively and creatively in interdisciplinary teams. You will also find this content within the webpage for each of the summer schools listed above.

Computational Resources

This on-line toolbox also contains open-source software, databases, written instructions, and tutorials that support the design and creation of materials.