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Integrated Computational Materials Engineering: A Transformational Discipline for Improved Competitiveness and National Security
tools, by inertia in industry’s current product development processes, and by a lack of trained computational materials engineers. To overcome these challenges, industry has to develop an understanding of ICME and its capabilities, and government agencies have a critical key role to play in championing the development of ICME.
The MSE community also has a major role to play. While some aspects of ICME have been successfully implemented, ICME does not exist as a subdiscipline within MSE. For ICME to succeed, it must be embraced as a discipline by the MSE community, the community from which this committee is drawn, and changes in education, research, and information sharing must be brought about. The rate of progress in development of ICME will be proportional as well to the participation of academic researchers in information sharing, model integration, and development of an ICME infrastructure. Materials professional societies have their role to play, too, in establishing the ICME infrastructure, in the continuing education of professionals, and in communicating the progress and successes of ICME through programming and publications.