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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory
Dr Jacqui Cole awarded a Tier 1 data science project  by the  Argonne Leadership Computing Facility for "data-driven materials discovery for solar-powered windows".

Dr Jacqui Cole has been awarded a Tier 1 ALCF Data Science Program (ADSP) by the Argonnne Leadership Computing Facility (ACF) for her work on "Data--Driven Molecular Engineering of Solar--Powered Windows".  Materials discovery of better performing light-absorbing dye molecules will be enabled via a synergistic computational and experimental science approach, wherein machine learning and data mining are used in conjunction with large-scale simulations and experiments to facilitate a materials-by-design workflow. These dye molecules are needed to realize a next-generation technology of solar-powered windows, which are prospected to power buildings in future cities, in an entirely energy-sustainable fashion.

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility, has selected four projects to kick off the ALCF Data Science Program. The new initiative, targeted at big data problems that require the scale and performance of leadership-class supercomputers, will enable new science and novel usage modalities on these systems. The ADSP awards are for two years and will be renewed annually. Tier 1 projects will also be supported in part by postdoctoral researchers.

We congratulate Prof. Cole on her success in this highly competitive call.