Materials Discovery

It can take over 10 years to come up with new materials. At IBM Research, we’re looking to accelerate the discovery process using new AI methods, robotics, the hybrid cloud, and quantum computers. Our goal is to unlock new properties and materials to address global challenges in years not decades.

Our work



Accelerator technologies

We're developing technological solutions to assist subject matter experts with their scientific workflows by enabling the Human-AI co-creation process.
  • Fairness, Accountability, Transparency
  • Materials Discovery
  • Accelerated Discovery
  • Human-Centered AI
  • Neuro-symbolic AI


Featured work

Project Photoresist

We used our accelerated discovery process to identify and synthesize a novel photoacid generator in less than a year — far quicker than it usually takes.

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