Rapid Bayesian Optimisation For Synthesis Of Short Polymer Fiber Materials

Condensed Matter journal club

Rapid Bayesian Optimisation For Synthesis Of Short Polymer Fiber Materials

  • Event time: 11:30am until 12:30pm
  • Event date: 29th March 2019
  • Speaker: (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: 2511

Event details

The discovery of processes for the synthesis of new materials involves many decisions about process design, operation, and material properties. Experimentation is crucial but as complexity increases, exploration of variables can become impractical using traditional combinatorial approaches. We describe an iterative method which uses machine learning to optimise process development, incorporating multiple qualitative and quantitative objectives. We demonstrate the method with a novel fluid processing platform for synthesis of short polymer fibers, and show how the synthesis process can be efficiently directed to achieve material and process objectives.

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