A3MD Co-Principal Investigator
University of Toronto

Prof. Jason Hattrick-Simpers


BSc (Rowan)
PhD (Maryland)

Jason Hattrick-Simpers is a Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto and a Research Scientist at CanmetMATERIALS. He graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Physics from Rowan University and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Maryland. Prof. Hattrick-Simpers’s research interests focus on the use of AI and experimental automation to discover new functional alloys and oxides that can survive in extreme environments and materials for energy conversion and storage. Specific topics of interest to the group include corrosion resistant ultra-hard alloys, oxides, nitrides, and carbides; thermoelectric materials for heat to energy conversion; novel metals for hydrogen fueling stations; and oxides for CO2 conversion.

Prior to joining UofT Prof. Hattrick-Simpers was a staff scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD where he co-developed tools for discovering novel corrosion resistance of alloys, developed active learning approaches to guide thin film and additive manufacturing alloy studies, and developed tools and best practices to enable trust in AI within the materials science community. He has published over 80 papers and given more than 50 invited seminars and talks.  He was an associate editor of ACS Combinatorial Science from 2017 – 2020 and is part of the organizing committee for the International Workshop on Combinatorial Materials Science and Technology.

Selected Publications

Accelerated discovery of metallic glasses through iteration of machine learning and high-throughput experiments
Authors: Fang Ren, Logan Ward, Travis Williams, Kevin J Laws, Christopher Wolverton, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, Apurva Mehta
Volume/Number: Science Advances, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaq1566
Year: 2018

The materials super highway: integrating high-throughput experimentation into mapping the catalysis materials genome
Authors: Jason Hattrick-Simpers, Cun Wen, Jochen Lauterbach
Volume/Number: Catalysis Letters, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-014-1442-y
Year: 2015

Applications of high throughput (combinatorial) methodologies to electronic, magnetic, optical, and energy-related materials
Authors: Martin L Green, Ichiro Takeuchi, Jason R Hattrick-Simpers
Volume/Number: Journal of Applied Physics, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4803530
Year: 2013