MatSQ Upcoming Webinar | Thu. 23rd of May: 8-9 AM EDT

MatSQ Upcoming Webinar | Thu. 23rd of May: 8-9 AM EDT

We are thrilled to announce another fascinating episode in our Webinar Series at Materials Square, to which you are all invited to participate!

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Webinar Title: “Accelerated Materials and Molecular Discovery with Self-Driving Labs”

Presenter: Prof. Milad Abolhasani ( Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department, North Carolina State University )

The current human-dependent nature of experimental research in chemical and materials sciences fails to identify technological solutions for healthcare and sustainability challenges in a short timeframe. This limitation necessitates the development and implementation of new strategies to accelerate the pace of discovery. Recent advances in reaction miniaturization, automated experimentation, and data science provide an exciting opportunity to reshape the discovery and manufacturing of new molecules and materials through human-machine teams. In this talk, I will present the recent work in my lab on the development of Self-Driving Labs (SDLs) as intelligent robotic assistants to human researchers to accelerate discovery, development, and manufacturing of advanced functional materials and molecules by 100×-1000× compared to the status quo. I will discuss how modularization of different chemical synthesis and processing stages in tandem with a constantly evolving machine learning modeling and decision-making under uncertainty can enable a resource-efficient navigation through high dimensional experimental design spaces (>1020 possible experimental conditions). Example applications of SDLs for the autonomous synthesis of specialty chemicals will be presented to illustrate the potential of autonomous robotic experimentation in reducing synthetic route discovery timeframe from >10 years to a few months. Finally, I will present the unique reconfigurability aspect of SDLs to close the scale gap in chemical and materials research through facile switching from the reaction exploration/exploitation to smart manufacturing mode.

The webinar will be held according to the following international schedules:

Thu, May 23, 2024, 05:00 ~ 06:00 | Los Angeles (PDT)

Thu, May 23, 2024, 08:00 ~ 09:00 | New York (EDT)

Thu, May 23, 2024, 14:00 ~ 15:00 | Paris (CEST)

Thu, May 23, 2024, 15:00 ~ 16:00 | Riyadh (KSA)

Thu, May 23, 2024, 17:30 ~ 18:30 | New Delhi (IST)

Thu, May 23, 2024, 21:00 ~ 22:00 | Seoul (KST)

As always, registration for Materials Square webinars is completely FREE. A participation certificate will also be made available for download to all members of the audience at the end of the event.

We look forward to welcoming you virtually!

The Virtual Lab Team