Dr. Dennis Sheberla brings to his role of Kebotix’s chief technology officer (CTO) an impressive multi-disciplinary background and passion to not only automate and discover fast new materials, but to apply these uses of AI, machine learning and robotics for a better world.
As the Kebotix’s CTO, Dennis is responsible for overseeing and integrating technical and technological aspects of building such platforms as a self-driving lab. A self-described interdisciplinary scientist, engineer and entrepreneur, Dennis said Kebotix and its mission – to accelerate the discovery of new materials in order to build a better world – combine for the right career opportunity at the right time. Dennis’ interdisciplinary expertise is in synthetic organic chemistry, device fabrication and characterization, in addition to computational chemistry, machine learning and computer science.
Prior to Kebotix, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Chemistry at both Harvard from 2016-2018 and Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2013 to 2016. Among Dennis’ accomplishments at each, respectfully, were predicting new singlet fission materials for organic photovoltaics via a combination of computational chemistry, software engineering and machine learning; and discovering a new family of one of the most electrically conductive porous materials known today. Before coming to Cambridge, Mass., Dennis from 2010 to 2013 served in a similar capacity at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, where he significantly improved properties of polyfurans (conductive polymers), among other accomplishments.
As an entrepreneur, Dennis prior to Kebotix co-founded Netwill Computer Communications and the non-profit organization Interface, and founded iVenera, the most popular online dating website focused on Israel’s Russian community.