STFC engineer awarded prestigious Royal Academy Senior Research Fellowship

18 October 2018

Congratulations to STFC’s Dr Jacqui Cole on becoming a Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellow following her incredible work that addresses some of the biggest challenges facing the engineering industry.

Dr Cole, who has a joint appointment with Cambridge University and STFC’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, said: "This is a unique opportunity for a collaborative project between STFC, industry and academia. We aim to discover new materials which can help us with today's grand challenges of engineering by using advanced data science methods."

Dr Cole is designing new materials and chemicals for use in solar cells, magnetic devices and catalysts. The current trial-and-error nature of material design is a major bottleneck to technological innovation. Using the latest advances in artificial intelligence, high-performance computing and database development, Dr Cole will take a data-centric approach to material discovery, using advanced algorithms to search extensive chemical datasets for potential new materials that will meet the exact requirements of a particular product.

Find out more on the ISIS website.

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