When Bloomberg’s Market Magazine needed the scoop on the future of battery development, they turned to the Chief Scientist at Aionics, Inc. for the answers.
Venkat Viswanathan was the subject of a Q&A discussion on how robots and machine learning are playing a role in accelerating the process of battery development.
The article outlines Viswanathan’s accidental journey into the world of batteries to his predictions on the biggest changes in battery development over the next 10 years.
He also discusses the major problems the battery sector needs to tackle, how much machine learning is helping to speed up the time it takes for materials to go from the lab to commercial battery cells and how robotic experiments are utilized.
In addition to his role as Chief Scientist, Viswanathan is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he leads about 30 researchers working on technologies that can accelerate the transition to sustainable transportation and aviation.
Viswanathan Illustration: Ryan Melgar for Bloomberg Markets