Scientific Program Committee - Laura Bartolo

lbartolo_vita_2 Present position

Professor and Director
Center for Materials Informatics
College of Arts and Sciences
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001


  • 1973, B.A. John Carroll University (cum laude) in Sociology/Psychology (3.8 GPA)
  • 1979, MILS State University of New York at Buffalo

Academic appointments

  • 2008- Professor and Director, Center for Materials Informatics, College of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University
  • 2005-2008 Professor, Materials Informatics Lab, College of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University
  • 2001-2004 Associate Professor, Materials Informatics Lab, College of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University
  • 1998-2001 Associate Professor, Libraries and Media Services, Kent State University
  • 1996-2002 Senior Research Investigator Center for Advanced Liquid Crystalline Materials
  • 1992-1998 Assistant Professor, Libraries and Media Services, Kent State University

Selected published papers (peer reviewed publications only)

  1. D.J. Yaron et al. (2011). Core Components for Re-use IN Enhancing STEM Learning with Online Resources, Social Networking, and Digital Libraries PART IV: DIGITAL LIBRARIES: CREATING, REFINING, STORING, AND DISSEMINATING ONLINE RESOURCES: Vol 1060 pp 235-262.
  2. Bartolo, L.M., Osman, T.M., Hunt, W.H. (2009). Open Efforts for Computational Materials Research and Education: A NSDL MatDL and TMS Pilot with the Materials Community. Journal of Materials Education, 31, 1-8.
  3. Bartolo, L.M., Glotzer, S.C., Lowe, C.S., Powell, A.C., Sadoway, D.R., Warren, J.A., Tewary, V.K., Krane, M.J.M. and Rajan, K. (2008). Materials informatics: Facilitating the integration of data-driven materials research with education. Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, 60(3), 51-52.
  4. Bartolo, L.M., Rumble, J. (2005). International scientific data, standards, and digital libraries. Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries.
  5. Bartolo, L.M., Lowe, C.S. Sadoway, D.R., Powell, A.C., Vieya, J., and Stenman, K. (2004). Use of MatML with software applications for e-learning Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries.

Synergistic activities

  1. Co-Chair, ICSU CODATA Task Group on Exchangeable Materials Data Representation to support Scientific Research and Education, October 2006 -.
  2. Ex-officio member, National Academy of Sciences Board of Research Data and Information, 2011-
  3. Vice Chair/Chair Elect, ASM Materials Database Committee, 2007 - .
  4. Vice Chair/Chair Elect, Education Committee, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), 2011-2014.
  5. Member, Editorial Board, Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352), Open-access journal, 2010 -.

Selected invited talks

  1. Introduction to Scripts and Scripting for ICMEd University of Michigan Computational Summer School Program, July 25, 2011.
  2. Graphene-Based Materials: Opportunities for Research, Education, and Data Management Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, November 8, 2010.
  3. Improving student learning using the Digital Resources. NSF Conference of the Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Program, Washington Washington, DC USA, August 2009.
  4. Materials Digital Data: Creating an Evolvable Learning and Research Environment. Symposium on New Materials Education Resources and Curriculum. International Union of Materials Research Society, Sydney, Australia, July 2008