Materials Studio
Developer(s)Accelrys, now BIOVIA
Initial release2000; 22 years ago (2000)[1]
Stable release
5.5.2[2] / 2017; 5 years ago (2017)
Operating systemWindows 7, 8
PlatformIA-32, x86-64
Available inEnglish
TypeMaterials science, chemistry
LicenseProprietary commercial
As of7 August 2016

Materials Studio is software for simulating and modeling materials. It is developed and distributed by BIOVIA (formerly Accelrys), a firm specializing in research software for computational chemistry, bioinformatics, cheminformatics, molecular dynamics simulation, and quantum mechanics.[3]

This software is used in advanced research of various materials, such as polymers, carbon nanotubes, catalysts, metals, ceramics, and so on, by universities (e.g., North Dakota State University[4]), research centers, and high tech companies.

Materials Studio is a client–server model software package with Microsoft Windows-based PC clients and Windows and Linux-based servers running on PCs, Linux IA-64 workstations (including Silicon Graphics (SGI) Altix) and HP XC clusters.

Software components

Basic workflow

See also


  1. ^ "Materials Studio References". DS BIOVIA. Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Materials Studio - Updates". DS BIOVIA. Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  3. ^ BIOVIA Materials Studio overview, BIOVIA website
  4. ^ "NDSU CHPC/Software/MS Home Page". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007.
  5. ^ DMol3