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Computer-generated database of diffusion values is shared online

Dane Morgan

Dane Morgan
Professor
Materials Science & Engineering

University of Wisconsin—Madison engineers recently used powerful computers to quickly and accurately develop the world’s largest computed database of information about an important materials-mixing process called diffusion.

Led by Dane Morgan, Harvey D. Spangler Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at UW–Madison, the researchers published details of their advance July 19 in the journal Scientific Data. They also made the entire database freely available online, along with an online application to easily search and visualize the data and a utility called the Materials Simulation Toolkit (MAST) for engineers across the globe to access and use in their own materials design applications.

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Stephen Wright, five others appointed to WARF professorship

Steve Wright

Steve Wright
Professor
Computer Science

Stephen J. Wright, George B. Dantzig Professor of Computer Sciences, works on theory and applications of mathematical optimization, a field that concerns itself with techniques for finding the best element (as measured by a mathematical function) from a large or infinite set of possible alternatives. Wright has served as chair of the Mathematical Optimization Society and three terms as a trustee of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. – See full article by Chris Barncard