Computational design of magnetic motors, generators, and sensors is common practice at the device level: Finite element software is used to optimise the geometry of magnetic motors. Sensor models are used in the software tools for electronic circuit layout. The functional properties at the device level depend on the magnetic properties of the materials that in turn arise from the interplay between the quantum physics electronic properties at the atomistic length scale and the material’s nanoscale and microscale structure. In order to address these vastly different length scales independently, there exist software tools that are mainly developed in academia. These disconnected tools are based on (i) density functional theory simulations to compute intrinsic magnetic properties, (ii) Heisenberg (also known as spin dynamics) models to study collective and stochastic behaviour of thousands to millions of atoms, and (iii) micromagnetic simulations using finite difference or finite element methods to compute the impact of shape and internal structure on the hysteresis properties of magnetic materials. MaMMoS will be built on this existing know-how and prepare a software suite for computational materials design for widespread use in European industry and research. MaMMoS will build data-driven models for magnetic materials at lengths ranging from the atomistic scale to device level through the fusion of characterisation and modelling data. MaMMoS aims to link the existing software tools across the different length scales, to establish standards for data exchange in applied magnetism, and tailor the software suite according to European industry needs.

Events & News

AI4AM2024 – Artificial Intellegence for Advanced Materials

From 02nd – 04th July AI4AM2024 takes place in Barcelona, Spain. Timoteo Colnaghi (Max Planck Computing and Data Facility) takes part in the conference with his contribution “The role of AI and ML in the development of a Multiscale modelling suite for sustainable magnetic materials

ICM2024 – International Conference on Magnetism

From 30th June to 5th July ICM 2024 took place in Bologna, Italy. A Focus Session under the topic of Magnetism in the age of AI was chaired by Thomas Schrefl (UWK) and with Heike Herper (Uppsala University) as invited speaker.

Materials Week 2024 – Strategic R&I for the Value Chains of the Future

From 17. to 21. June 2024 MaterialsWeek 2024 took place in Cypres.MaterialsWeek 2024 aims to bring togetheer – for the first time – the numerous small and large Research and Innovation (R&I) communities that are driving advances in materials innovation manifested across diverse calue chains and industrial markets.

Magnetic Multiscale Modelling Suite, Thomas Schrefl 

Lange Nacht der Forschung

On 24. May 2024, the Lange Nacht der Forschung took place at various venues across Austria. Our research booth in Krems showcased how micromagnetic simulations and artificial intelligence can accelerate the discovery of eco-friendly, sustainable, and cost-effective permanent magnets. Visitors actively participated in the research by drawing magnets with various phase distributions and crystal structures using felt-tip pens. Our trained AI then analyzed their designs, predicting their potential performance. Through discussions, we emphasized the importance of magnet research for the green energy transition in the fight against climate change.

2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of EMMC

Am 7. Mai fand das 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) von EMMC in Cambridge (UK) und online statt.

Revision of CWA 17815:2021: “Materials Characterisation - Terminology, Metadata and Classification”

The workshop orginazed from EMMC related initiative NanoMeCommons took place at 21st April 2024 online.

Joint Workshop Advanced Materials - Characterisation and Modelling Projects

26th.February 2024



Kickoff MaMMos

From 9th to 10th Januray 2024 Kickoff Meeting MaMMos took place in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.


Duration 01/01/2024 - 31/12/2027
Funding EU
Logo - European Union Funded by EU

Department for Integrated Sensor Systems

Center for Modelling and Simulation

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Univ.-Doz.Dipl.-Ing.Dr. Thomas Schrefl
Project members



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