Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies and
Center of Interstellar Catalysis, Aarhus University, Denmark
Monday, 25 April 2022,16:00 s.t.
The talk will be given in hybrid mode.
You can join at:
Freihaus Hörsaal 7 (HS 7)
TU Freihaus, Yellow Area, 2nd floor
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8, 1040 Vienna
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Meeting ID: 927 3941 7554 Passcode: X74b82XE
Data-efficient and physics-inspired machine learning models to treat complex catalyst materials and reaction networks
Recently developed machine-learning methods hold great promise for simultaneously reducing the computational cost and increasing the accuracy in catalysis modeling, allowing us to capture more complexity, make our models more realistic, and perhaps even obtain new physical insights. I will introduce our work using the compressed sensing “SISSO” method to develop physics-inspired and interpretable models for the binding energies of atoms and small molecules at various types of facets and active site motifs present at transition metal alloys and doped transition metal oxides [1, 2, 3]. Additionally, I will discuss recent work aimed at describing more complex adsorbates with bi- or polydentate adsorption motifs at transition metals and their alloys . Further insights into the catalytic function of materials can be obtained by coupling density functional theory calculations (or machine-learning predictions thereof) with kinetic models. I will show examples of varying complexity ranging from materials screening using inexpensive mean-field models  to a detailed investigation of CO hydrogenation over Rh catalysts, employing more computationally demanding kinetic Monte Carlo simulations in combination with cluster expansion techniques to treat adsorbate-adsorbate interactions .