From materials discovery to system optimization by integrating combinatorial electrochemistry and data science

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Insight generation from electrochemical experiments augmented by data science requires broad, systematic, and well-defined parameter variations which build upon automation, data management, and flexible instrumentation interfaces. Combinatorial electrochemical synthesis of interfaces and interphases with liquid electrolytes by automated high-throughput robots offers the required high reproducibility. However, automation of electrochemistry is not enough as data needs to be collected in ways that make it machine readable and interpretable. Once established this integration allows scientists and algorithms to transfer knowledge and insights from interfaces and interphases to systems like batteries. Herein, we present an overview of recent innovative methods of combinatorial electrochemistry and synthesis which have been integrated into our platform for accelerated electrochemical storage research (PLACES/R), targeting the entire battery research value chain.

Current Opinion in Electrochemistry
Fuzhan Rahmanian
Fuzhan Rahmanian
PhD Candidate at TUM

My research focuses on material acceleration and applied electrochemistry through sequential and machine learning algorithms. Different stages of my thesis compromise of hardware interfacing with python and visualization, using robots to perform AI accelerated experiments i.e. through active learning, benchmarking against linear models, and extracting the fundamental knowledge in reduced time over classical high-throughput experimentation for optimization of electrolyte formulations of post-Li ion battery systems.