Deep Mechanics

Monday 19.08.2019 - Friday 23.08.2019
TU Dresden (Germany)

Innovative materials are one of the key technologies for keeping products and industrial processes economically competitive and ecologically sustainable. Modern materials science requires a multi-discipline approach embracing chemistry, physics, engineering, as well as data science. This summer school will provide an overview of current developments in data-driven materials science involving Machine Learning and modern numerical techniques and will offer a platform for discussions about future perspectives. A particular focus is put on solid state and materials mechanics and respective approaches for modelling, simulations and analysis across scales.

The summer school targets Master students, Ph.D. students and (early-stage) Postdocs interested in or working on topics related to computational mechanics, machine learning and data-driven materials science. For excellent students, up to 10 all-inclusive grants (travel support, accommodation, participation) will be available. More information are provided below.  



Arrival & Registration: 
Sunday, 18th August

Saturday, 24th August

Monday 19.08.
Tuesday 20.08.
Wednesday 21.08.
Thursday 22.08.
Friday 23.08.
Morning Welcome 
Lecture 4 
Lecture 7 Keynote Presentations
Lecture 1 Lecture 5 Lecture 6 Lecture 8
Afternoon Lecture 2 
Postersession &
Excursion Contributed Talks
Lecture 3 Closing
Evening Get-to-know Evening Lecture &
Social Evening


Applications will be accepted until June 10th. The summer school targets Master students, PhD students and early-stage post-docs working on or interested in computational mechanics and/or topics related to machine learning and data driven materials science. To apply for the school the following documents are needed (and have to be uploaded as PDF)

• cover letter motivating your participation in the school,
• short CV with list of publications (if any),
• title and abstract of a scientific contribution (poster or contributed talk),
• and at least one reference letter from your supervisor (to be sent separately via email to

The students who will receive a scholarship will be selected from the applications as soon as the application periods ends. Full scholarships will cover attendance fees, accommodation and travel costs.
Additionally, partial scholarships will be availably upon request.

Note that in some cases you will need a visa to enter Germany. Please contact your consulate or embassy as soon as possible to request information about the application procedure. We will provide you with an invitation letter and try to support your visa application.



The summer school will take place 
on the main campus of TU Dresden


Scientific Board

Organizing Board

This summer school is part of TU Dresden's Institutional Strategy, 
funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State 

The school receives additional funding through the Helmholtz 
Excellence Network DCM-MatDNA.