Congrats to Ji Qi on the successful defense of his thesis!

Congratulations to Ji Qi for successfully defending his PhD thesis on Apr 12 2024. During his time in the Materials Virtual Lab, Ji has made extremely valuable contributions in the development and application of machine learning interatomic potentials (MLPs). He has applied MLPs to solid electrolytes, pushing the envelope of their application to extremely complex chemistries (7 element oxides!!!). He also developed an innovative DIRECT sampling method that enables the fitting of MLPs with much fewer / zero active learning steps. We wish him all the best in his new job at CATL.

Check out the recording of his PhD thesis defense below.