Curt Breneman

Changing the World by Mining the Materials Genome

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Dr. Curt Breneman, dean of science at Rensselaer, will discuss the work of the Materials Genome Initiative, a project that brings together materials science and data science to facilitate the development of advanced materials. The Materials Genome Project replaces trial-and-error experimentation with databases, algorithms, simulations, and other computational tools to expedite the processes of research, design, and implementation of new materials. The ability to rapidly develop materials with desirable properties to meet problems holds enormous potential to impact the built environment and enable new technologies.

Emily Zimmerman

Dr. Curt M Breneman is professor of chemistry & chemical biology and dean of science at Rensselaer. Dr. Breneman’s research is in the field of computational chemistry and predictive cheminformatics, with emphasis on both computational drug discovery methodology and materials informatics methods. His materials informatics work led to his appointment as an advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy/ National Institute of Standards in Technology Materials Genome Initiative program. Dr. Breneman is founder and director (2005–present) of the interdisciplinary School of Science-based Rensselaer Exploratory Center for Cheminformatics Research (RECCR).

Dr. Breneman received his BS in Chemistry from UCLA and his PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Curt Breneman
April 7, 2015, 12PM
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