101072732 - CINEMA (Horizon Europe)

Chemistry informed machine learning in emulsion polymerization processes and products

Reference: 101072732 - CINEMA (Horizon Europe)
Coordinator: UPV/EHU - POLYMAT
Partners: University of Cambridge, Universiteit Gent, Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Arkema France SA, BASF SE, Synthomer Deutschland GmbH and Covestro Resins BV.
Duration: 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2026
BCAM budget: 251,971.20€
Funding agency: MSCA-2021-DN-01: Marie Skłodowska-Curie
Tipo: International Project
Estado: Ongoing Project

Machine learning (ML) systems continue to revolutionize many aspects of daily life, but despite their immense potential have yet to impact significantly in polymer science. One major issue that is hindering the more widespread use of machine learning in polymer science, and many other physical sciences, lies in the challenges in amassing sufficient data to efficiently train machine learning models. This in itself is not necessarily a problem, and is an issue frequently encountered in the machine learning field, but can only be resolved by a thorough understanding of the science behind the problem of interest. CINEMA aims to providing a training platform that will allow the next generation of polymer scientists to take polymer science into the 21st century through incorporating the fundamental knowledge gained over many years of research into the training of machine learning systems. Such a knowledgedriven machine learning approach puts the scientific issues of CINEMA at the forefront of the use of machine learning in fundamental scientific problems, and also provides the perfect training platform for the next generation of scientists, for whom the use of AI will be an invaluable tool.