Institute for Data Driven Dynamical Design

ID4 Vision and Mission

Vision: By revolutionizing the design cycle of molecules, materials, and structures, ID4 aims to reveal new mechanisms for fabrication and function across length scales.

Mission: ID4 aims to transform the design cycle for scientists and engineers. From chemistry to civil engineering, we seek to create platforms that accelerate the discovery of new mechanisms and dynamics through the complementary union of human and machine intelligence. We aspire to create the next generation of leaders in this transformative approach and to cultivate a vibrant, inclusive community committed to data-driven approaches.

Research Themes & Applications

Our research is organized around four cross-cutting methodological themes:

Navigating complex design spaces

Custom AI for domain-specific simulations

Knowledge distillation

Human engagement and guidance

These research themes are inspired by, and tested in, the following application areas:

Ion transport

Structural metamaterials

Photochemistry and photoredox catalysis

Metal-organic frameworks

News and Events

Members of the ID4 Adriaenssens group, with external collaborators, won the 2024 Forge Prize for their Mile Zero steel shade structure! Congratulations!

ID4 awarded the first annual ID4 Excellence Awards to our graduate students and postdocs. Congratulations to the winners and thank you for your contributions!

ID4 is hosting or co-sponsoring multiple workshops on cross-cutting foundations of data science and data-intensive research in science and engineering. Find out more here.

The Institute for Data Driven Dynamical Design (ID4) is supported by the National Science Foundation through award #2118201

Director: Eric Toberer
Project Manager: Emily Freed