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MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit | Virtual

  • December 6th 2021 - December 8th 2021
  • 2:00pm – 11:00pm CET
    1:00pm – 10:00pm GMT
    8:00am – 5:00pm EST
    5:00am – 2:00pm PST
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MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit | Virtual

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The MRS meeting will showcase breakthrough materials research in both fundamental and applied areas.

Networking events, professional development opportunities, and a lively exhibit of international manufacturers, suppliers and developers round out the enriching meeting experience that will shape the future of materials research.


Join Max Petersen for his talk  ‘From Instruments to Insights: A Platform Approach to Lab Data Automation’

Talk Abstract:
The ability to deliver innovative products to the marketplace is at the core of many chemicals and materials companies. One of the main obstacles in doing so are high R&D cost and long development timelines. As a promising solution, data-driven R&D has made its way on executive agendas. At the same time, the underlying IT infrastructure required to provision R&D data to these data-modeling initiatives is often overlooked and/or under resourced. Consequently, many initiatives that aim at implementing data-driven R&D are facing data accessibility challenges, including insufficient data quality, lack of data contextualization or incomplete data sets because of poor system adoption.

The solution to this problem is a uniform platform approach that can directly ingest data from their point of creation and serve up these data to lab managers, scientists, or directly to data modeling tools. This approach is a departure from traditional R&D IT infrastructure designs, as it avoids compartmentalizing data in silos e.g., in LIMS, ELN, or SDMS databases. This is especially important for materials innovation, as workflows are highly variable and generated by scientists from multiple disciplines, leading to data aggregation and curation issues across data silos.

Our unified, data-driven platform that allows for flexible configuration of workflows and roles that naturally contextualizes R&D data. This is paired with a set of scientific data intelligence capabilities, that spans data querying across heterogeneous data sources, data analytics, and advanced scientific data visualization applications. The platform can operate in conjunction with other IT systems and data sources or as a standalone system that includes lab digitalization. This presentation reviews the general aspects of this approach and discusses various customer scenarios of digitalization efforts in the chemicals and materials space.

Presentation: Available at our Virtual booth


Max Petersen

Associate VP of Chemicals & Materials Marketing

Max Petersen is the Associate VP of Chemicals & Materials Marketing at Dotmatics. In this role, Max is responsible for developing Dotmatics’ strategy for the chemicals & materials industries.
Max has over 20 years of experience in informatics and simulation technologies in chemicals, materials and life sciences applications. He held business consulting and various technology leadership positions and also managed a lab automation company. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society and a masters in Physics from Technische Universität Berlin.

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