The weekend read: Materials in the circular economy

Published September 14, 2020


An article in PV (photovoltaics) magazine reporting on companies racing to find new materials to replace toxic or otherwise unsafe elements in PV modules includes research by Krishna Rajan, a materials informatics expert in the Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI).

“The use of AI methods in material sciences have now become part of the lexicon,” says Rajan, who is the Erich Bloch chair of MDI, Suny Distinguished Professor and leads  the Collaboratory for a Regenerative Economy (CoRE) center at UB. “In fact, these tools that were very complicated to use are getting easier and more acceptable as computers become more powerful. A key objective of our work is to establish a science platform for AI  driven materials chemistry discovery that meets the dual objectives of chemical performance, and human and environmental health and safety."

Read the story here.