The Center for Engineering Concepts Development manages a number of symposia in areas of current interest:
The International Detonation Symposium (IDS)
Held every four years, the International Detonation Symposium is managed by the Center for Engineering Concepts Development in conjunction with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Tech Division in Indian Head, MD and United States Department of Defense and Department of Energy volunteers. The 15th IDS was held from July 13th to 18th at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco, CA, with 300+ attendees. The object of the symposia is to bring together scientists actively engaged in research on detonation and associated phenomena from all over the world. The papers presented are peer-reviewed (refereed), and published as proceedings.
Computation Enabled Materials Discovery Symposium
The CECD’s Computation Enabled Materials Discovery Symposium at the University of Maryland, College Park, on May 20, 2015 served as a forum to examine in a retrospective manner the challenges of developing and transitioning science and engineering software and codes (SESCs) from inception at mathematical levels, to deployment, to adoption. The focus of this one-day symposium was on topics related to mathematical and computational aspects of material science, and the event was attended by representatives from education, government and industry. The overall objectives were to identify common threads via shared experiences and success stories through a case-study approach and thereby offer new perspectives and insights about the genesis of contemporary scientific infrastructure. The longer term goals are to develop new educational and research programs in computational sciences, engineering, mathematics, and natural sciences that are more informed about expected challenges and more deliberate about contributing to new vibrant communities of computational scientific infrastructure creation.
Related Materials: 2015 Computation Enabled Materials Discovery Symposium report (21mb PDF)
On May 15, 2014, the Center for Energetic Concepts Development together with the Department of Mechanical Engineering hosted a one-day symposium on autonomy. The Symposium was attended by representatives from industry, government laboratories, and faculty members from the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland. Participants were welcomed by Prof. Davinder K. Anand, Director of CECD, and Prof. Bala Balachandran, Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department. The Honorable John L.Bohanan, Jr., Democrat, District 29B, St. Mary’s County, made a special appearance at the symposium and addressed the participants, highlighting the role universities play in the skilled workforce development. Present at the symposium was also Prof. Darryll Pines, Dean of the Clark School of Engineering. The event created a continuing platform for discussion and establishing and strengthening working and ongoing relationships amongst a varied group of professionals.
National Capital Region Energetics Symposium (NCRES)
Held biennially, the objective of the National Capital Region Energetics Symposium is to provide researchers, developers, engineers, scientists, and program managers in Washington D.C, Maryland, and Virginia (government, academia, and industry) a forum for the exchange of information on current work related to the advancement of the technology and application of energetics and energetics systems.