Keynote Speakers

Lilo D. Pozzo

Opportunities in AI-driven and high-throughput soft matter research

Lilo D. Pozzo
(University of Washington)

Pozzo will showcase how researchers in her group are developing and adapting hardware and software infrastructure to accelerate the pace of materials discovery in soft-matter systems (i.e. colloids, polymers, complex fluids and nanomaterials).

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Christoph Brabec

Accelerating emerging PV technologies

Christoph Brabec
(FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Brabec will present his team’s step-by-step approach to laboratory automation in materials science with a strong focus on fully functional solar devices.

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Confirmed Speakers and Panelists

Ben Alston
Gearu Labs

Alan Aspuru-Guzik
University of Toronto

Milad Abolhasani
North Carolina State University

Curtis Berlinguette
University of British Columbia

Christoph Brabec
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Keith Brown
Boston University

Maria Chan
Argonne National Laboratory

John Chodera
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Caroline Cloutier
National Research Council Canada

Ali Dolatabadi
University of Toronto

Joshua Gans
University of Toronto

Animesh Garg
University of Toronto

Johannes Hachmann
University at Buffalo

Jason Hattrick-Simpers
University of Toronto

Jason Hein
University of British Columbia

Thomas Heine
TU Dresden

Kedar Hippalgaonkar
Nanyang Technological University

Brett Helms
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Yousung Jung
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Eugenia Kumacheva
University of Toronto

Ha-Kyung Kwon
Toyota Research Institute

Benji Maruyama
Air Force Research Laboratory

R. J. Dwayne Miller
University of Toronto

Michelle Murphy
University of Toronto

Gabriella Pizzuto
University of Liverpool

Lilo D. Pozzo
University of Washington

Bradley Schmidt
Chemspeed Technologies AG

Joshua Schrier
Fordham University

Florian Shkurti
University of Toronto

Helge Stein
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Shijing Sun
Toyota Research Institute

Helen Tran
University of Toronto

Anatole von Lilienfeld
University of Toronto

Richard Walroth

Jie Xu
Argonne National Laboratory


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