Nanta Sophonrat

Schmidt AI in Science Fellow

Michigan Institute for Data Science

ML with chemist-in-the-loop to find reaction conditions for plastic recycling.

Plastic pollution is a huge environmental problem. Without viable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly pathways for recycling and upcycling, there is little incentive to change the way we think about and handle plastic waste today. I have always been passionate about finding solutions to this problem. As an AI in Science fellow, I would like to learn and combine the chemical knowledge with machine learning to efficiently find experimental conditions for plastic recycling via electrochemical pathways.

  • AI Mentor: Ambuj Tewari, Statistics, LSA
  • Science Mentor: Anne McNeil, Chemistry, LSA
  • Research Theme: Chemist in the loop ML for plastics recycling