Broader Impacts

The Nanoporous Materials Genome Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences under Award DE-FG02-12ER16362 (Nanoporous Materials Genome: Methods and Software to Optimize Gas Storage, Separations, and Catalysis) and DE-FG02-17ER16362 (Predictive Hierarchical Modeling of Chemical Separations and Transformations in Functional Nanoporous Materials: Synergy of Electronic Structure Theory, Molecular Simulations, Machine Learning, and Experiment).

The Center was started as part of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), a multi-agency initiative designed to create a research infrastructure at U.S. institutions that enables the research enterprise to discover, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials twice as fast, at a fraction of the cost.

Predictive Theory and Modeling of Chemical Systems are goals of the DOE Basic Energy Sciences Computational Chemical Sciences Initiative. Software developed by NMGC also contributes to the Exascale Computing Initiative.