The Modelling & Simulation Lab (LaMS) was established by the Department of Studies on Structures at Università Roma Tre in October 2007 with the purpose of:
- gathering permanently the know-hows and skills needed for modelling and simulation activities;
- promoting interdisciplinary partnership with laboratories and R&D centres where prototypes are developed and experiments are performed that may motivate LaMS’ theoretical research activities and help benchmarking their results;
- promoting co-operation with laboratories and R&D centres sharing scientific interests and possessing complementary skills.
Building on these premises, LaMS has been highly successful in gathering a conspicuous group of young researchers with diverse backgrounds and complementary know-hows from hitherto non-communicating communities. Its lively collaboration with the Doctoral Programme in Physics and the CAD-PLM Lab (Dept. of Informatics and Automatics) at Roma Tre makes LaMS unique nationwide.
LaMS has started a permanent seminar (SeMS – Modelling & Simulation Seminar), whose initiatives have spurred interest and fostered discussion among a relatively large and composite group of scientists, thus establishing LaMS’ image both within and beyond Roma Tre.
Since 2009, LaMS co-operates with CASPUR. A first outcome of this growing collaboration was the jointly organized course “An Introduction to Multi-physics Modelling with the Finite Element Method”, held on CASPUR premises in December 1–3, 2009.
In 2010 the Tullio Levi Civita Foundation started co-operating with LaMS by funding two post-doc positions, while an agreement with Regione Lazio funded a three-year post-doc position associated with the Project “Multi-scale simulation techniques for the development of new materials: hybridizing molecular dynamics and continuum mechanics”.