W2D2S2 - Machine Learning in Materials Science: Progress and Challenges



Online Via Zoom


The Western Washington Data-driven Discovery Seminar Series (W2D2S2) is hosting a series of events in partnership with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory again this Fall on Thursdays from 3:00-4:00pm! Please keep an eye out and email w2d2s2organizers@gmail.com for the zoom invite link!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ram Devanathan, PNNL

Title: Machine Learning in Materials Science: Progress and Challenges

Abstract: This talk will start with an overview of the application of machine learning to solve materials science problems. Existing materials data infrastructure, communities of practices, and results from the literature will be introduced. Next, the challenges of data quality and small data and the need to incorporate physics into the models will be presented along with recent progress at PNNL in these areas. The talk will conclude by presenting a strategy to advance energy and environment research at PNNL through data management and machine learning with emphasis on energy storage as a use case.

Bio: Dr. Ram Devanathan is the Director of the Energy Processes & Materials Division in the Energy & Environment Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington. He is passionate about advancing the clean energy revolution through decarbonization, electrification, and energy efficient advanced manufacturing. Dr. Devanathan’s technical interests include the design of materials for extreme environments, multiscale modeling, and machine learning for materials discovery. He serves as an active volunteer in the American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. He is a recipient of the US Department of Energy’s Outstanding Mentor Award for his efforts to involve high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in computational materials science, and the American Ceramic Society’s Richard M. Fulrath Award. Dr. Devanathan is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, the American Chemical Society, and the Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program.

See our W2D2S2 website for more information

Please email w2d2s2organizers@gmail.com for the zoom invite link!


The Fall 2022 W2D2S2 Organizing Committee

Sarah Akers, Ying Bao, Stefan Dernbach, Brian Hutchinson, Tim Kowalczyk, Kimihiro Noguchi, Mohammad Taufique