Institute for Digital Molecular Design and Fabrication (DigiFAB): Launch Event


Admission fee:Free


May 18, 2021

13:30 - 16:30





Institute for Digital Molecular Design and Fabrication (DigiFAB): Launch Event

You are warmly invited to attend the virtual Launch of DigiFAB at Imperial College London.

A new Imperial College London Institute for Digital Molecular Design and Fabrication (DigiFAB) will be launched on Tuesday 18 May 2021 13.30-16.30 (BST). It is a unique Institute dedicated to digital molecular design and fabrication. DigiFAB is a key priority of Imperial’s Academic Strategy and it is a flagship project working across all faculties and departments.

DigiFAB’s vision is to transform chemical design, discovery and manufacturing by moving away from slow, labour-intensive manual methods, to highly automated, data-driven approaches that capitalise upon advances driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and work with both academic and industrial partners.

The Institute is led by Professor Sophia Yaliraki  working together with the DigiFAB Executive (Dr Becky Greenaway, Dr Camille Petit, Professor Claire Adjiman, Dr Felice Torrisi, Dr Kim Jelfs, Professor Klaus Hellgardt, Professor Mimi Hii), its Research Board, and the External Advisory Board. The Institute is underpinned by four research pillars: Automation; Data and Modelling; Synthesis and Processes; and Sensors and Characterisation Platforms.

The Launch Programme (Subject to change)

Tuesday 18 May 2021 (13.30-16.30, BST)

13.30: Welcome

13.35: DigiFAB – an Imperial Academic priority

Professor Ian Walmsley FRS, Provost, Imperial College London

13.50: DigiFAB – its vision and introduction to the Institute

Professor Sophia Yaliraki, Director of DigiFAB, Imperial College London

14.20: Digital molecular design and fabrication funding strategy and landscape (TBC)

14.40: Computers and automated synthesis, learning to work together to accelerate porous material discovery

Dr Kim Jelfs, Dr Becky Greenaway, DigiFAB Leads, Imperial College London

15.20: Keynote: Universal Synthesis Machines and Chemputation

Prof. Lee Cronin FRSE, FRSC, Regius Chair of Chemistry, University of Glasgow

15.50: Digital molecular design and fabrication – the international landscape

Professor Donna Blackmond, The Scripps Research Institute and Chair of the DigiFAB External Advisory Board

16.20: Closing remarks

Professor Oscar Ces, Head of Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London

16:30: End of event

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