The technological marvels of the silicon age have fostered an era of notable progress. Yet technology also may introduce unintended consequences that pose safety risks to humanity and our planet.
MDRI aims to discover and characterize materials that address those safety risks. By modifying the chemical composition and structure of existing products to create new and better materials, we strive to resolve the critical challenges of producing resilience for a sustainable future and protecting individual and societal health. Among our top priorities is research designed to reduce the adverse impacts of humanity’s reliance upon fossil fuel resources and to enable a transition to renewable energy sources. Our research builds on our commitment to a safer, more sustainable future.
Our approach taps into the potential of advanced computers.
By using automated high-throughput experimental techniques capable of rapidly analyzing and synthesizing new material designs, we greatly accelerate the pace of discovery. High-powered computational tools simultaneously evaluate many potential materials using complex simulations — generating results far more quickly than traditional one-at-a-time materials discovery testing.
The knowledge we produce will support the safe and equitable use of novel materials throughout the world.