Bringing experience utilising materials modelling, data driven approaches to contemporary technological problems and fundamental materials science to the Institute of Materials Discovery
Professor Hashibon received his PhD in 2002 in the field of Computational Physics and Materials Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. He founded and led the Materials Informatics Team at Fraunhofer IWM, Freiburg, Germany, that develops tools for interoperability, materials ontology, digitalisation and multiscale and multi-model coupling and linking workflows including the SimPhoNy open simulation platform, materials data space management systems and business decision support systems. After a short spell as an entrepreneur in 2021 when he founded Materially - The Materials Modelling Marketplace GmbH, he joined UCL as a Professor for Data Driven discovery.
Professor Hashibon brings his vast experience utilising materials modelling, data driven approaches to contemporary technological problems and fundamental materials science to the Institute of Materials Discovery.
His research focuses on developing methods and tools to enable harvesting and utilising the vast amount of data and knowledge available on materials and processes, to enable a deeper understanding of the interplay between various hierarchies of materials behaviour, from the electronic and atomistic to the continuum, device level scales.
Materials modelling, especially coupling and linking (multiscale) of various models, including Electronic Density Functional Theory (DFT), Atomistic and Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics (MD, and CGMD, respectively), and continuum models, especially Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) play a central role.
My group focuses on materials for various applications, from energy storage (Li-ion Batteries), energy harvesting (thermoelectrics), catalysis, and functional surfaces (wetting and de-wetting).