News

  • Equal opportunity activities for young girls and boys at EPFL in 2019

    MARVEL and EPFL's Science outreach department announce three equal opportunity initiatives targeting girls and boys. They will take place at EPFL in 2019.

  • Scientific Advisory Board Member Galli Wins Materials Theory Award

    Professor Giulia Galli, a member of MARVEL Scientific Advisory Board, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering at the Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) and professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago and a senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), was awarded the 2018 Materials Theory Award from the Materials Research Society. 

  • Corminboeuf Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant for Work in Photoswitchable Catalysis

    The European Research Council announced that 291 top scientists across Europe have been named as the recipients of its Consolidator Grant competition. MARVEL member Professor Clémence Corminboeuf is among them.  

  • Marzari, Spaldin, Yazyev Named in Global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List

    Annual list from Clarivate Analytics identifies researchers with multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year.

  • EPFL's Science Fair "Scientastic" Draws 17'000 Visitors to Stands Including MARVEL's

    Some 17'000 visitors took part in the fifth edition of EPFL’s science fair Scientastic on 10 and 11 November.  The theme of the fair was “digitalization at your fingertips” and presenters, including NCCR MARVEL, tackled the question of how to make digitalization easy to understand through a series of demonstrations, displays, talks and workshops. This was the fifth edition of EPFL’s science fair – the next will be held in Sion (Valais) on 18–19 May 2019. Some pictures from the MARVEL stand are below: all photo credits to NCCR MARVEL.

  • Artwork Honoring IMX's Women Faculty Now on Permanent Display

    An installation sponsored by NCCR MARVEL and EPFL's Institute of Materials now inspires those passing through the entry hall of building MX on the EPFL campus.   

  • MARVEL Members Part of Team Awarded 2018 Synergy Grant

    Gabriel Aeppli, professor at the Paul Scherrer Institute and a member of MARVEL's Scientific Advisory Board and Nicola Spaldin, professor at ETH Zurich and a MARVEL Group Leader, are part of a team that have been awarded a 2018 ERC Synergy Grant for their project "HERO" — Hidden, Entangling and Resonating Orders.   

  • Nicola Marzari Named Best Teacher, Materials Science and Engineering Section at EPFL

    NCCR MARVEL director Nicola Marzari, best teacher in the Materials Science and Engineering section at EPFL, says he demands "students' full attention".

  • Oleg Yazyev wins a Latsis University Prize

    NCCR MARVEL’s Professor Oleg Yazyev, who holds the Chair of Computational Condensed Matter Physics C3MP at EPFL, has been awarded a Prix Latsis universitaire 2018 for his work in the computer simulation of two-dimensional and topological materials. 

  • Materials Science Day — "Very interesting: top rate presentations and good discussions"

    More than 50 people from the materials science scene in Switzerland gathered in Bern on Thursday, 4 October to learn about ongoing CCMX and NCCR MARVEL projects and network. The second Materials Science day featured both experimental and modelling approaches to current challenges in materials science. 

  • COMDI 2018 was a success!

    Attracting more than 170 participants, the first edition of the International Workshop on Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials (COMDI 2018) held on September 10-12 at the SwissTech Convention Center was a success!

  • High school students tackle materials simulation

    MARVEL and EPFL have organized the first edition of a  two-week summer camp for high school students destined to graduate next year, in which 13 of them could learn the basics of programming to study materials.