Congratulations to Prof. Alán Aspuru-Guzik, collaborator and newly announced Canada 150 Research Chair, on joining University of Toronto

Thu, 29 Mar 2018

Congratulations to Prof. Alán Aspuru-Guzik who has recently been announced as one of 20 Canada 150 Research Chairs, announced today by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan.

Aspuru-Guzik is a tenured professor at Harvard University, world-leading researcher in theoretical and computational chemistry and a Senior Fellow in CIFAR's Bio-inspired Solar Energy program. He is jointly appointed to the departments of chemistry and computer science as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Theoretical & Quantum Chemistry. This summer, he will arrive at U of T, which is internationally known for its strengths in chemistry and artificial intelligence.

We are excited to welcome Alán. You can read about his story in the Globe and Mail here:

Our recent paper in Nature linking the Sargent group and Aspuru-Guzik group on machine learning for materials discovery can be read here:

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