Kozinsky named American Physical Society Fellow

Professor honored for work in the discovery and understanding of materials for energy storage and conversion

Boris Kozinsky

Boris Kozinsky (Credit Eliza Grinnell/Harvard SEAS)

Boris Kozinsky, the Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Computational Materials Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

Election to the APS fellowship is considered one of the highest honors for a physicist, recognizing exceptional contributions to advances in physics through original research, innovative applications, teaching, and leadership. Each year no more than 0.5 percent of the APS members, excluding student members, are awarded the status of fellow.

Kozinsky was chosen for his work in the “development of innovative computational and machine learning methods to study microscopic transport and dynamic phenomena, and for their application to the discovery and understanding of technologically relevant materials for energy storage and conversion.”

Kozinsky’s Materials Intelligence Research group is working to accelerate the discovery and design of new practical materials needed for technological breakthroughs by combining physics, computational chemistry, and mathematics with machine learning to understand materials at the quantum and atomistic level. 

Kozinsky and his group members were also recently named finalists for the Gordon Bell Prize, the most prestigious award in the field of supercomputing, given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), for his group’s work developing equivariant neural network models that can quickly and accurately simulate millions of atoms.

Kozinsky joined SEAS in 2018 after establishing and leading the computational materials science team at Bosch Research. He received his B.S. degrees in Physics, Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and PhD degree in Physics from MIT. 

Topics: Applied Computation, Computer Science, Materials, Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering

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