On the 19th March AI3SD hosted an AI for Materials Discovery Workshop at the University of Southampton. This was a very well attended workshop, with over 60 participants attending across the University of Southampton and representatives from many other Universities and Research Institutes, with some industry attendees also. This workshop ran across an afternoon and was made up of five keynote talks which generated a lot of questions and discussions! This was a great workshop for AI3SD as it brought in many new members and raised awareness of the Network+ across different research groups.
The Keynote speakers were:
- Professor Felix Studt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT): Theoretical Studies of CO and CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol and Conversion of Methanol to Olefins
- Dr Ben Mills, University of Southampton: LAISER: Putting the AI in Laser
- Professor Graeme Day, University of Southampton: Machine learning opportunities in prediction-led discovery of molecular materials
- Dr Vitaliy Kurlin, Materials Innovation Factory in Liverpool: Potential Solutions to Mathematical Challenges for Solid Crystalline Materials
- Dr Angeles Pulido, Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC): One million crystal structures: what can we learn?
The formal report for this event written by Dr Nicola Knight and Dr Colin Bird can be found here: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/432068/.