Materialism: A Materials Science Podcast
An exploration of the past, present, and future of materials science and engineering.
3 months ago

Episode 84: The ICME Method with QuesTek

Meeting the demands of next-generation technologies will require materials to be designed and qualified at faster rates than ever before. The ICME (integrated computational materials engineering) approach is at the forefront of this innovation, blending advanced computational modeling with experimental validation to accelerate the development of new materials and open up the possibility of concurrent design. In this episode, we sit down with Jason Sebastian from QuesTek to learn how they have successfully applied the ICME method to the design of aerospace alloys and ICMD® software they built to enable other companies to implement the method.

Selected References

  • Wang et al. Integrated computational materials engineering for advanced materials: A brief review [LINK]
  • Case Study: QuesTek’s Ferrium C64 & Additive Manufacturing Process Make Army Helicopters Tougher, Lighter, and Safer [LINK]
  • Case Study: QuesTek’s Single Crystal Nickel Answers the Department Of Energy’s Call [LINK]

This episode of Materialism is sponsored by QuesTek’s ICMD® software, a cutting-edge materials design and engineering platform for ICME in a cloud-based SaaS format. Backed by computational models honed through numerous engagements with industry leaders like NASA, SpaceX, and Apple, ICMD® empowers materials engineers to predict how various factors affect material properties such as strength, toughness, corrosion resistance, and fatigue - enabling rapid design, development, and deployment of innovative materials. Visit to find out how it help solve your materials challenges.

The Materialism Podcast is sponsored by Cal Nano, leading experts in spark plasma sintering and cryomilling technologies. You can learn more about their work and services by visiting their website.

This Materialism Podcast is also sponsored by Materials Today, an Elsevier community dedicated to the creation and sharing of materials science knowledge and experience through their peer-reviewed journals, academic conferences, educational webinars, and more.

Thanks to Kolobyte and Alphabot for letting us use their music in the show!

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Materialism Team: Taylor Sparks (co-host, co-creator), Andrew Falkowski (co-host, co-creator), Jared Duffy (production, marketing, and editing).

Keywords: Materials Innovation AI ICME ICMD integrated computational materials engineering