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Jose Mendoza-Cortes: Materials by Design, First-Principles for Future Batteries
January 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Materials by Design: First-Principles for Future Batteries
Computational chemistry and materials science algorithms are now powerful enough that they can predict many properties of materials and molecules before they are synthesized. By implementing and developing new approaches to calculate materials and chemical properties in supercomputers, we have predicted over 100,000 materials for energy storage and catalysis.
The computations predicted several new materials which were made and tested in the lab. The creation of our large amount of materials in-silico, has prompted to create our own type of materials genomes for
different purposes. We have implemented different machine learning methods using these materials genomes to find further materials design principles.
Some of the applications of the design principles of materials has been used towards developing an alternative way to generate and store energy; specifically, in the next generation batteries, Hydrogen (H2) and Artificial Photosynthesis.