During the year 2022, and to accommodate the current global travel restrictions, CECAM-FI will foster local activities within the Finnish computational materials ecosystem. We will provide financial support for physical joint group retreats between different Finnish groups (2-3 groups, around 15-20 people).

The following aspects will be highly valued but not mandatory:
– Groups from different organizations
– Interdisciplinary between the groups
– Synergy between their research activities
– Online participation of research groups and participants from outside of Finland
CECAM-FI will also support the organization of hybrid workshops following the previous guidelines.

Application requirements

  • At least one group from a CECAM-FI consortium partner
  • One page summary of the planned group retreat with the following info:
    – List of participating groups, main organizers and institutions
    – Estimated number of physical participants
    – Topical areas of the main organizers & groups
    – Summary of the intent of the group retreat (max 100 words)
    – Duration of the retreat, location and requested budget

Decisions for applications will be taken within 7 days after each deadline. The group retreats can be scheduled as soon as 14 days after the application deadline.

Next application deadlines

  • TBD

Past application deadlines

  • July 29th 2022
  • May 31st 2022
  • March 31st 2022
  • January 31st 2022
  • May 24th 2021
  • March 22nd 2021
  • January 18th 2021
  • December 14th 2020

List of CECAM-FI group retreats

Joint group retreat between Computational Electronic Structure Theory Group (Aalto University) and Digital Materials Laboratory Group (University of Turku)
Organizers: Patrick Rinke, Milica Todorovic

Combining experiment & theory: How does one create a digital twin?
Organizers: Matti Rissanen, Theo Kurtén, Siegfried Schobesberger
Location: Hvitträsk
September 2022

Joint meeting on machine learning approaches to deformation and plasticity of soft and hard solids (Aalto University and Tampere University)
Organizers: Mikko Alava, Lasse Laurson

Joint group retreat between Computational Aerosol Physics Group, (University of Helsinki), Atmospheric Computational Chemistry Group, Department of Chemistry (University of Helsinki), Computational Electronic Structure Theory Group (Aalto University), Exploratory Data Analysis Group (University of Helsinki)
Organizers: Hanna Vehkamäki, Theo Kurtén, Patrick Rinke, Kai Puolamäki

Joint group retreat between Atmospheric Computational Chemistry (University of Helsinki), Molecular Electronics and Plasmonics (University of Jyväskylä), Computational Biomolecular Chemistry (University of Jyväskylä), August 2021
Organizers: Luis Duarte, Jussi Toppari, Gerrit Groenhof, Johannes Feist
August 2nd-3rd 2021

Joint group retreat between Computational Atmospheric Chemistry group (University of Helsinki), Radical Aerosol Physical Chemistry group (Tampere University), September 2021
Organizers: Theo Kurtén, Matti Rissanen

Top row: Rashid Valiev, Prasenjit Seal, Vili Salo, Matti Rissanen, Siddharth Iyer, Olga Garmash, Galib Hasan. Bottom row: Chris Daub, Theo Kurtén, Shawon Barua, Thomas Golin Almeida

Joint group retreat between Ecosystem Processes Group (University of Helsinki), Computational Aerosol Physics Group (University of Helsinki), X-ray Laboratory Group (University of Helsinki) September 2021
Organizers: Anna Lintunen, Stephen Ingram
September 13th-14th 2021