In collaboration with ETHZ

Welcome on board

The goal of the NCCR-MARVEL is to radically transform and accelerate invention and discovery in science and technology, and especially to transform and accelerate the design and discovery of novel materials in order to achieve improved properties and performance, or to witness the emergence of original physical properties. We will achieve this goal by exploiting the predictive accuracy that quantum-mechanical simulations have now reached for realistic, complex systems, the treasure trove of ever-increasing computational power ideally suited to intrinsically parallel problems, and the powerful synergies arising with the computer science of heterogeneous data management, data mining, and machine learning.

Ming Shi

Ming Shi is an experimental group leader in Platform Project 7. Read more

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — January 2017

    January 19 2017 at EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the third MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday January 19, 2017, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Davide Tiana (EPFL, LSMO) will give a presentation on 'SION-1 and SION-2 a A comprehensive study on how to engineering the optical response in metal-organic frameworks' and Jianfeng Huang (EPFL, LNCE) on 'Morphological Evolution of Cu Nanocrystals During Electrochemical CO2 Reduction'. The seminar will be facilitated by Francesco Ambrosio.

  • MARVEL School on Variationally Enhanced Sampling

    from 14 to February 17 2017 at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano

    This MARVEL school will cover the use of variationally enhanced sampling for obtaining free energies and kinetic rates both from classical and ab initio molecular dynamics. Other methods such as metadynamics will also be covered. Focus will be made on the use of these methods for applications related to materials science. The school will include hands-on tutorials using PLUMED 2 with various molecular dynamics codes. 

  • MARVEL site visit 2017

    from 25 to April 26 2017 at EPFL

    The third MARVEL site visit will take place at EPFL on April 25-26, 2017.