Communications Materials (Dec 2022)

Bioplastic design using multitask deep neural networks

  • Christopher Kuenneth,
  • Jessica Lalonde,
  • Babetta L. Marrone,
  • Carl N. Iverson,
  • Rampi Ramprasad,
  • Ghanshyam Pilania

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 3, no. 1
pp. 1 – 10


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Biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates are promising replacements for non-degradable plastics. Here, neural network property predictors are applied to a search space of approximately 1.4 million candidates, identifying 14 polyhydroxyalkanoates that could replace widely used petroleum-based plastics.