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An Intelligent Manufacturing Platform of Polymers: Polymeric Material Genome Engineering
Shanghai Key Laboratory of Advanced Polymeric Materials, Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, Frontiers Science Center for Materiobiology and Dynamic Chemistry, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China
Polymeric materials with excellent performance are the foundation for developing high-level technology and advanced manufacturing. Polymeric material genome engineering (PMGE) is becoming a vital platform for the intelligent manufacturing of polymeric materials. However, the development of PMGE is still in its infancy, and many issues remain to be addressed. In this perspective, we elaborate on the PMGE concepts, summarize the state-of-the-art research and achievements, and highlight the challenges and prospects in this field. In particular, we focus on property estimation approaches, including property proxy prediction and machine learning prediction of polymer properties. The potential engineering applications of PMGE are discussed, including the fields of advanced composites, polymeric materials for communications, and integrated circuits.