The Materials Genome Approach is a novel and powerful materials design strategy, which combines first principle base materials computation and modeling and experimental validations to discover, design, screen and optimize functional materials.

Example research: The discovery of the carbonophosphate compounds.  A group of computationally predicted novel carbonophosphate compounds with a general formula AxM(PO4(CO3) were successfully synthesized with hydrothermal method. The experimental validated the successful prediction of computation and also reveal the missing features in computation and indicated the direction to further improve the computations.

J. of Amer. Chem. Soc.  Chen HL, et al. 2012