The new Institute for Digital Molecular Design and Fabrication at Imperial College London is a key priority of its Academic Strategy and a flagship project working across all faculties and departments.
The Institute’s vision is to transform chemical design and manufacturing by moving away from slow, labour-intensive manual methods, towards highly automated, data-driven approaches that capitalise upon advances driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The Institute capitalises on expertise and infrastructure already existing in College and not available in concert elsewhere, spanning molecular synthesis through to artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, sensor technologies, and big data. DigiFAB acts as a catalyst for the cross-faculty convergence of expertise in chemistry, medicine, engineering, computing, statistics, mathematics, automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as involving expertise from the Imperial College Business School. Thus, DigiFAB provides a single-entry point into the digital molecular design and fabrication expertise and facilities at the College.
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DigiFAB aims to deliver research objectives, build capacity through education for students and stakeholders, and work in partnership with industry and end users to generate measurable benefits for the economy and the society.
DigiFAB is led by its Director Professor Sophia Yaliraki and its work is informed and supported by the DigiFAB Executive (Dr Becky Greenaway, Dr Camille Petit, Professor Claire Adjiman, Dr Felice Torrisi, Dr Kim Jelfs, Professor Klaus Hellgardt, Professor Mimi Hii), its Research Board, and the External Advisory Board.