Symposium X – Frontiers of Materials Research

Cited from 2016 Spring MRS Meeting Scene



Gerbrand Ceder, University of California, Berkeley

What Is Next for Computational Materials Design?

Written by Arthur L. Robinson

“We know nothing” were the words with which Gerbrand Ceder contronted his listeners at his Wednesday Symposium X presentation, citing the small fraction of the up to 200,000 organic compounds about which the basic properties have not been measured. While this is too many to measure or even to calculate from theory, there is hope, he added, because computational materials science is now powerful enough that it can predict many properties of materials before those materials are ever synthesized in the laboratory.

Read more on Professor Ceder’s talk at the Spring 2016 MRS Meeting here: