Taku Watanabe, PhD. is a Lead Researcher at Preferred Computational Chemistry Inc. He earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida and did postdoctoral research in Chemical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2012, he joined Samsung R&D Institute Japan and dedicated his career for all-solid-state battery research for nearly eight years. His current research interest extends to battery materials, nanoporous solids, surface science, and the application of machine learning technology to computational chemistry in general.