Yevgeny Rakita Shlafstein joined Simon Billinge’s group and explores data harvesting during chemical synthesis using an approach known as MOSY: Movement Motivated Synthesis. The goal of his project is to harvest the entire history of a chemical reaction by parsing the components and sequences during synthesis of materials into a consequent set of actions that characterize a material with all of its physical properties. His aim is to create a “global-intuition” that is based on every experiment (successful and failed ones) relating to the process and property of materials. His background is in chemistry and material-sciences, with a focus on energy-related and biomedical materials, and he has an expertise in developing multidisciplinary frameworks for material fabrication and characterization. He completed his Ph.D. at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, where he studied the mechanical, structural, and opto-electronic properties of thin films and single crystals of photovoltaic materials. During his doctoral studies, he focused on halide perovskites and oxides that were self-fabricated using novel fabrication methods. Previously, he was involved in a research project on simulating soft-matter interactions (poly-electrolytes) in an ionic medium for energy-storage applications. He likes hiking, watching old movies, cooking and skiing.