May 9, 2017
Shell-NOMAD Collaboration creates a Virtual Reality experience for Materials Design
Shell Technology Center Bangalore, the 3rd technology hub for Royal Dutch Shell after Amsterdam and Houston, was inaugurated on 31st March, 2017. The inauguration saw the presence of distinguished guests from Indian Industry, Academia, Government and senior leadership of Shell coming together.
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At the event, an experience zone was set up where Shell researchers demonstrated their work on cutting-edge technologies for current and future Shell products. Teams of researchers from the Computational Center of Expertise (Computational Materials Science) showcased their ongoing work on new materials design for New Energies, including materials that aid conversion of Methane to value-added products. The team of researchers comprising of Shell Computational Materials Scientists Dr. Foram Thakkar, Dr. Sudip Roy, along with machine learning expert Dr. Praveen Pankajakshan showcased a Virtual reality (VR) experience to explain the trajectories of a moving Hydrogen atom in a membrane material for Hydrogen separation.
This VR experience was created in close collaboration with NOMAD researcher Dr. Rubén García Hernández (LRZ), who helped convert trajectory files from Shell materials simulations into VR-readable formats.
As Suchismita Sanyal, Team Lead, Computational Materials Science, Shell explained,