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The Materials for Tomorrow, Today
Add to Calendar 2024-04-02T18:30:00 2024-04-02T19:30:00 UTC The Materials for Tomorrow, Today 301A Chemistry
Start DateTue, Apr 02, 2024
2:30 PM
End DateTue, Apr 02, 2024
3:30 PM
Presented By
Alan Aspuru-Guzik - University of Toronto
Event Series: Joseph Priestley Lecture Spring 2024
Alan Aspuru-Guzik


Alan Aspuru-Guzik, University of Toronto

Joseph Priestley Lecture

Host: Lukas Muechler


"The Materials for Tomorrow, Today"

Abstract: In this talk, I argue that for materials discovery, one needs to go beyond simple computational screening approaches followed by traditional experimentation. I have been working on the design and implementation of what I call “materials acceleration platforms” (MAPs). MAPs are enabled by the confluence of three disparate fields, namely artificial intelligence (AI), high-throughput quantum chemistry (HTQC), and robotics. The integration of prediction, synthesis and characterization in an AI-driven closed-loop approach promises the acceleration of materials discovery by a factor of 10, or even a 100. I will describe our efforts under the Mission Innovation umbrella platform around this topic.