Workshop on Complex Heterogeneous Systems (CHeSs)

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Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus


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EH14 4AS

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This workshop aims to bring together leading interdisciplinary researchers applying systematic, theoretical and computational methods for the reliable physical, mathematical, and thermodynamic description of transport, reactions, and flow/exchange of energy or information in Complex Heterogeneous Systems such as (random) networks, (porous) materials/catalysts as well as novel media. This event shall provide a platform for sharing ideas, methodologies, and promising research directions and stimulate the interaction between researchers. Thanks to the highly interdisciplinary research of the Invited Speakers, the workshop promises to combine rigorous, mathematical and physical methodologies with state-of-the-art research such as variational and thermodynamic analysis, optimization and control, gradient flows, statistical mechanics, stochastic analysis, and novel computational approaches for the development of novel ideas and strategies to address topics of increasing relevance for science, engineering, and society, ranging from the fundamental understanding of the capability of model formulations over the development of qualitative and quantitative measures for assessing the capability of neural networks (AI) up to design, control, and computation of Complex Heterogeneous Systems.


T. Ala-Nissila (Aalto University & University of Loughborough)

M.Z. Bazant (MIT Cambridge)

L. Banjai (Heriot-Watt University)

P. Berg (U. Alberta, Comrose)

K. Dadzie (Heriot-Watt University)

A. Elsheikh (Heriot-Watt University)

A. Gorban (University of Leicester)

B. Leimkuhler (University of Edinburgh)

G. Lord (Heriot-Watt University)

S. Kalliadasis (Imperial College)

H.C. Oettinger (ETH Zuerich)

P. Valluri (University of Edinburgh)

J. Vanneste (University of Edinburgh)

M. Wilkinson (Heriot-Watt University)


Monday, June 25, 2018

1pm - 5:30pm Opening and Talks

5:30pm - 6:30pm Wine reception

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

9:15 am - 11:00am Talks

11:00am - 11:30am Coffee break

11:30am - 12:30pm Talks

12:30pm - 2:15pm Lunch (individually on campus)

2:15pm - 4pm Talks

4pm - 4:30pm Coffee break

4:30pm - 6:30pm Talks

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

9:15am - 10:50am Talks

10:50am - 11:10am Coffee break

11:10am - 11:50am Last talks

12:00 - 1pm: Lunch (individually on campus)

1pm - 6pm: Data and Science meet Machine Learning

from 7pm onwards: Workshop dinner


We kindly ask all attendees to confirm their attendance via this website. Attendees interested in giving a talk and the workshop dinner (costs are only for invited speakers) should express their interest by sending an email with the subject line showing

``Talk, Your Name'' (for TALK only)

``Dinner & Talk, Your Name'' (for TALK and Workshop Dinner [payable on arrival/local registration])


and if available, a tentative title and abstract until April 2, 2018. There will also be time allocated for student talks/posters. As indicated in the announcement, the primary accommodation will be the newly built Marriott Hotel on campus. You can directly book your accommodation directly via the website

In case that there are no rooms available anymore, there will be alternative accommodations available from the following website


For any specific questions about the event and anything related to it, please do not hesitate to contact us

via the following email address

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