Monday, December 10 2018
2:00pm - 2:30pm
TSRB Auditorium
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IDEaS Short Talks Presents Rampi Ramprasad
IDEaS Short Talks and Networking Social
 
"Polymer Genome: An Informatics Platform for Rational Polymer Design"  by Rampi Ramprasad
 
Monday,December 10, 2018
Part of One Short 30-MinuteTalks from 2-3 pm
Networking Social from 3-3:30 pm
Technology Square Research Building (TSRB) Auditorium
(You are welcome to attend any part of these events as your schedule permits.)
 
IDEaS is running a series of short talks to learn about research across the Georgia Tech campus. The presentations are from broadly different topics and accessible to those in other research areas. Come chat with colleagues and learn more about what’s new in Data Science! 
 
Rampi Ramprasad
Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering
 
"Polymer Genome: An Informatics Platform for Rational Polymer Design"

Abstract: The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) has heralded a sea change in the philosophy of materials design. In an increasing number of applications, the successful deployment of novel materials has benefited from the use of computational, experimental and informatics methodologies. Here, we describe our recent polymer discovery efforts, highlighting the role played by computational data generation and screening, targeted synthesis and characterization, polymer fingerprinting and machine-learning prediction models. These efforts have culminated in the creation of an online Polymer Informatics platform (https://www.polymergenome.org) to guide ongoing and future polymer discovery and design. Challenges that remain are examined, and systematic steps that may be taken to extend the applicability of such informatics efforts to a wide range of technological domains are discussed.
 
Bio: Professor Ramprasad is presently the Michael E. Tennenbaum Family Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in the School of Materials Science & Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His expertise is in the virtual design and discovery of application-specific materials using computational and data-driven methods. Among his notable projects are a ONR-sponsored Multi-disciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) in the past to accelerate the discovery of polymeric capacitor dielectrics for energy storage. He is presently leading another MURI aimed at the understanding and design of dielectrics tolerant to enormous electric fields. Prof. Ramprasad is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and the Max Planck Society Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists. He has authored or co-authored over 180 peer-reviewed journal articles, 6 book chapters and 4 patents. He has delivered over 150 invited talks at Universities and Conferences worldwide, and has organized several international symposia. Prof. Ramprasad received his B. Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, an M.S. degree in Materials Science & Engineering at the Washington State University, and a Ph.D. degree also in Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

 

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