In this episode I'm joined by Greg Mulholland, Founder and CEO of Citrine Informatics, which is applying AI to the discovery and development of new materials.
Greg and I start out with an exploration of some of the challenges of the status quo in materials science, and what's to be gained by introducing machine learning into this process. We discuss how limitations in materials manifest themselves, and Greg shares a few examples from the company's work optimizing battery components and solar cells. We dig into the role and sources of data used in applying ML in materials, and some of the unique challenges to collecting it, and discuss the pipeline and algorithms Citrine uses to deliver its service. This was a fun conversation that spans physics, chemistry, and of course machine learning, and I hope you enjoy it.