Alán Aspuru-Guzik chosen for 2024 President's Impact Academy

March 18, 2024 by Alyx Dellamonica

Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik is among this year's recipients of the President's Impact Award, for his pioneering work in the fields of artificial intelligence and quantum computing for materials discovery.

The President's Impact Academy is a group designated by the University to discuss matters relevant to research impact. They offer advice to the Vice President of Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives, advocating for sustained excellence in research and innovation impact within and outside of the University.

An article about this year's laureates notes: "Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik’s research has had a significant impact on academia, industry, and society. He and his research group have pioneered the adoption of frontier technologies for solving problems in chemistry and materials science. In particular, Aspuru-Guzik is a pioneer in the development of algorithms for quantum computers to solve the electronic structure of molecules and materials. He and his group also pioneered the use of generative models for molecular discovery and the concept of self-driving laboratories (SDLs)."

To read more about Aspuru-Guzik, the President's Impact Award and the other 2024 Laureates, see the 2024 PIA article at the Research and Innovation site.