Dr. James Saal specializes in the design of new materials and computational materials simulation. At Citrine, James manages government-funded programs at the cutting edge of materials informatics with academic, laboratory, and industrial collaborators. Before joining Citrine in 2018, James was Manager of Technology at QuesTek Innovations, leading programs in computational materials design. He earned his Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, where he focused on computational materials thermodynamics. He is the author of over 40 peer-review publications and has provided invited talks at several domestic and international conferences and workshops.