Materials and Manufacturing Innovation Keynote Session: Autonomous Materials Research

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 221D
James Warren, National Institute of Standards and Technology

This special session will feature four leaders in the emerging discipline of autonomous materials research. Autonomous research employs artificial intelligence, robotics, and statistics to perform both experiments and simulations that optimally increase the information needed to map the performance-property-structure-processing linkages needed to design new materials.

Featured Speakers:

Stefano Curtarolo, Duke University
Presentation Title: "Data, Disorder and Materials"

Benji Maruyama, Air Force Research Laboratory
Presentation Title: "Autonomous Experimentation Applied to Carbon Nanotube Synthesis"

Carla Gomes, Cornell University
Presentation Title: "SARA: Scientific Autonomous Reasoning Agent to Accelerate Materials Discovery"

Jason Hattrick-Simpers, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Presentation Title: "Towards Autonomous Materials Research Systems"

The session will conclude with a panel discussion. 

Following the panel discussion, a one-hour session on the new National Academies report, Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Studywill be held in the same room.