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Aionics Senior Scientist Peter Schindler Joins Northeastern University

September 2022

Dr. Peter Schindler, former Senior Scientist at Aionics, has joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University.

Schindler joined Aionics in 2021 and went on to become a key contributor in several areas of Aionics’ growth, most notably in the development and launch of its Centaur DFT simulation capabilities. Aionics Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Lenson Pellouchoud says of Schindler: “He was a gift for Aionics, a hard-working unicorn right when we needed one. I can only applaud Northeastern for their fantastic decision to bring Peter on board. He will create excellence wherever he goes.”

Before joining Aionics, Schindler was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University under the late Prof. Evan Reed. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Vienna in 2015.

“Peter is more than just a brilliant technical mind – he is a selfless and enthusiastic teammate,” said Aionics Chief Executive Officer Dr. Austin Sendek. “We will miss having him in our weekly meetings, but we know he will do incredible things as a faculty member at Northeastern and we will continue to lean on his expertise as the newest member of our scientific advisory board.”

“I have been very lucky to have worked with such an ambitious and bright team at Aionics,” the newly-minted Prof. Schindler says. “What we have created is truly unique and the fast pace at which we tackled problems enabled me to grow beyond what I thought possible. Aionics is truly the leader in the AI-driven battery materials domain and the potential is limitless now with Centaur DFT unleashed.”

Schindler is now launching his research lab at Northeastern, where he says his new team will seek to discover novel materials for renewable energy applications using high-throughput, ab-initio calculations, and data-driven materials property predictions. He is actively searching for both Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars to join his lab; any interested applicants can reach him at .

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