Phil is an expert in engineering AI and automation solutions for the physical sciences. Prior to joining BigHat he built the brain on a mobile robotic chemist at the Materials Innovation Factory in Liverpool. Phil continues to develop AI tools for materials science as a computational research associate at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He received his DPhil in Chemistry from Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, and a BS in Chemical Engineering at the University at Buffalo. Phil has developed an appreciation for interdisciplinary challenges, publishing across physics, chemistry, and biology.