Dani Kohen, Professor of Chemistry, is the recipient of a subaward with the University of Minnesota (led by Ilja Siepmann) on a Department of Energy funded project, “Development of Machine Learning and Molecular Simulation Approaches to Accelerate the Discovery of Porous Materials for Energy-Relevant Applications.” This is the first time that Carleton has received grant funding from the Department of Energy. The research team includes Alan Aspuru-Guzik of the University of Toronto, Haoyuan Chem at the University of Texas Rio Grande, and Randall Snurr of Northwestern University, in addition to Siepmann and Kohen. The team aims to develop, improve, and extend computational/theoretical chemistry methods and data-driven science approaches to study porous materials such as zeolites and metal-organic frameworks. These systems are important for adsorption cooling and separations applications. The funding will support both Prof. Kohen’s time and multiple summer research opportunities for Carleton undergraduates, and foster connections between the teams at Carleton and the University of Minnesota.