Portrait of Lixin Sun

Lixin Sun

Senior Researcher


I am a researcher at Microsoft Research (Cambridge, UK) in the AI4Science team. My work is to accelerate materials R&D for sustainable technologies by developing machine learning methods. In particular, I am interested in accelerating atomistic modelling of long-time-scale evolution in energy materials via advanced force fields methods and dimension reduction techniques.

Before joining MSR, I received my PhD from MIT and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard. My previous research focused on applying and developing novel and highly accurate atomistic simulation methods to discover functional material systems for next-generation catalysis and energy technologies.