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EPSRC Reference: EP/V029142/1
Title: ATLAS - Automated high-throughput platform suite for accelerated molecular systems discovery
Principal Investigator: Petit, Dr C
Other Investigators:
Georgiou, Dr TK Heng, Professor JY Greenaway, Dr R
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
BASF SE BMG Labtechnologies Ltd BP
Centre for Process Innovation CPI (UK) Deregallera Ltd Genentech Inc
Henry Royce Institute Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Supergen Hub Polymateria
Department: Chemical Engineering
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 18 June 2021 Ends: 17 June 2024 Value (£): 1,281,110
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis Chemical Synthetic Methodology
Design of Process systems Materials Characterisation
Particle Technology
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Manufacturing
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
24 Nov 2020 EPSRC Strategic Equipment Interview Panel November 2020- Panel 2 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The materials design space is too large to be explored empirically. While experimental work can be directed by computational modeling to make this challenge more tenable, the number of tests/syntheses may still be too large on an experimental time-scale.

The goal of this project is to combine computational tools (e.g. molecular modelling, process modelling, computer-aided design) and automated HT synthesis and screening platforms to drive and accelerate the discovery and optimisation of new materials.

Specifically, ATLAS (Automated high-Throughput pLatform Suite) will comprise three robotic stations dedicated to the synthesis (two platforms) and screening (one platform) of materials. It will be located at Imperial College South Kensington Campus and be paired with materials characterisation equipment able to handle many samples owing to dedicated auto-sampling stations. By executing data-rich experiments, ATLAS will increase the pace of innovation, while enhancing reproducibility.

The research enabled by ATLAS will initially target challenges related to the discovery and optimisation of new medicines, sustainable polymers and clean energy materials.
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