Boris Kozinsky

Boris Kozinsky

  • Associate Professor of Computational Materials Science

Profile

Boris Kozinsky works at the intersection of fundamental physics of materials properties, efficient computational algorithms, and data-intensive informatics approaches. The overall vision is to leverage the rapidly expanding power of computation and data science to accelerate discovery and design of new practical materials needed for breakthroughs in energy storage and conversion systems. Performance of these systems is controlled by atomic-scale transport and reaction mechanisms and their coupling at different length and time scales that are difficult to probe by experiment alone. Atomistic and electronic structure computations are emerging as a powerful tool for understanding and distilling the design rules governing quantum-level microscopic effects.

Boris Kozinsky studied at MIT for his B.S. degrees in Physics, Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and received his PhD degree in Physics also from MIT in 2007. He then established and led the atomistic computational materials science team at Bosch Research in Cambridge MA, working closely together with leading academic and industrial groups. Leveraging over a decade of experience in industrial application-driven research, Boris Kozinsky emphasizes technological relevance and rapid screening methods for high performance materials and devices, in close collaboration with experiments. His work on development and application of computational methods led to advances and inventions in a wide range of materials systems, including 1D and 2D materials, piezoelectrics, thermoelectrics, batteries, super-ionic conductors, catalysts, and functional polymers.

Current work is focused on:

  • Design and discovery of materials for next-generation batteries, fuel cells and sensors using computations of electronic structure of correlated oxides, electrochemical activity and stability, and ionic conductivity of cathodes and solid electrolytes.

  • Development of accurate and efficient computational methods by combining first-principles quantum calculations with multiscale analytical models of transport, lifetimes and coupling of electronic, thermal and ionic carriers.

  • Machine learning approaches for accelerated materials discovery by identifying structure-property relationships and computable descriptors of complex materials properties, and by enhancing accuracy and efficiency of computational methods.

  • Database-driven cloud infrastructure for intelligent automation of computational workflows, enabling exascale data generation, reusability and analytics.

Website

http://bkoz.seas.harvard.edu

Contact Information

Office:Pierce Hall 303
Email:bkoz@seas.harvard.edu
Assistant:Joel Veak
Assistant Office:Pierce Hall 225
Assistant Phone:(617) 495-2677

Positions & Employment

Bosch Research and Technology Center,  Cambridge MA

  • 2014 -  2017    Principal Scientist
  • 2010 -  2017    Technical Lead, atomistic design of functional materials
  • 2009 - 2014     Senior Scientist
  • 2007 - 2009     Research Scientist

Honors

  • MIT Presidential Fellow
  • DOE Graduate Computational Science Fellow
  • Joseph Henry Prize, Princeton University Department of Physics
  • NSF Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention

Patents Awarded

  1. “A Secondary Battery Recuperator System”, P. Albertus, J. Christensen, T. Lohmann, B. Kozinsky, N. Ravi, US Patent 20,160,093,904 (2016)
  2. P. Albertus, J. Christensen, T. Lohmann, B. Kozinsky, R. Sanchez-Carrera, ”Metal/Air Battery with Gas Driven Mixing”, Patent US9172123B2 (2015)
  3. J. Christensen, T. Lohmann, P. Albertus, B. Kozinsky, R. Sanchez-Carrera, A. Kojic “Electrolyte Additive for Metal-Air Batteries”, Patent US9093670B2 (2015)
  4. J. Christensen, B. Kozinsky, J. Ahmed, N. Chaturvedi, “Li-ion Battery with Load Leveler”, Patent US9123974B2 (2015)
  5. J. Christensen, N. Chaturvedi, B. Kozinsky, P. Albertus, J. Ahmed, A. Kojic, T. Lohmann, R. Sanchez-Carrera, “Lithium-Ion Battery with Life Extension Additive”, Patent US9048505B2 (2015)
  6. J. Christensen, B. Kozinsky, J. Ahmed, N. Chaturvedi, “Li-ion Battery with Selective Moderating Material”, Patent US8673491 B2 (2014)
  7. J. Christensen, B. Kozinsky, J. Ahmed, N. Chaturvedi, “System and Method for Pressure Determination in a Li-ion Battery”, Patent US8859123 B2 (2014)
  8. B. Kozinsky, J. Christensen, N. Chaturvedi, J. Ahmed, “Li-ion Battery with Anode Current Collector Coating”, Patent US8563173 B2 (2013)
  9. B. Kozinsky, J. Christensen, N. Chaturvedi, J. Ahmed, “Li-ion Battery with Porous Anode Support”,  Patent US8426052 B2 (2013)
  10. J. Christensen, B. Kozinsky, J. Ahmed, N. Chaturvedi, “Li-ion Battery with Over-Charge/Over-Discharge Failsafe”, Patent US8426046 B2 (2013)
  11. N. Chaturvedi, J. Christensen, J. Ahmed, B. Kozinsky, “System and Method for Charging and Discharging a Li-ion Battery”, Patent US8405351 B2 (2013)
  12. N. Chaturvedi, J. Christensen, J. Ahmed, B. Kozinsky, “System and Method for Charging and Discharging a Li-ion Battery Pack”, Patent US8354824 B2 (2013)
  13. J. Christensen, B. Kozinsky, J. Ahmed, N. Chaturvedi, “Li-ion Battery with Variable Volume Reservoir”, Patent US8329327 B2 (2012)
  14. J. Christensen, B. Kozinsky, J. Ahmed, N. Chaturvedi ,“Li-ion Battery with Blended Electrode”, Patent US8313864 B2 (2012)