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Solomon Oyakhire joins Aionics as Scholar-in-Residence

October 2023

Dr. Solomon Oyakhire, Schmidt Science Fellow at UC Berkeley and incoming faculty at Georgia Tech, has joined Aionics in the role of Scholar-in-Residence.

Dr. Oyakhire holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Stanford University and is widely acknowledged as a leader in the space of materials informatics and electrolyte design. His 2023 publication “Data-driven electrolyte design for lithium metal anodes” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) drew attention as one of the first efforts to use interpretable electrolyte descriptors to model and predict in situ cell-level performance in batteries.

As the inaugural Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Oyakhire will lead fundamental research efforts into data-driven and physics-based modeling of electrochemical systems with the goal of informing future product development. He will serve in this role on a part-time basis in addition to his role as a Schmidt postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley.

When asked “why Aionics?”, Dr. Oyakhire says, “I decided that the place to be for battery informatics within academia is UC Berkeley — and the place to be for battery informatics in industry is Aionics. I could not be more excited to join this team and push the frontier of data-driven materials science forward.”

Aionics CEO Austin Sendek added: “Solomon is a leading innovator in the field of electrolytes, batteries, and materials informatics and it’s a huge honor to have him on our team. I can’t wait to see what we build together.”

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