Prizes and awards

  • IBM Research Forschungspreis 2017 awarded to master student in Jürg Hutter's group

    Corina Keller, a student in Jürg Hutter's group at the University of Zurich, is awarded the IBM Research Forschungspreis for her MSc Thesis entitled “Simulation of Dynamic Atomic Force Microscopy Images". She will receive the prize from the president of the University next week during the Dies Academicus.

  • Former MARVEL postdoc Giulia Palermo nominated Assistant Professor at University of California Riverside

    Giulia Palermo is a computational biophysicist with expertise in molecular simulations. She was an early post-doctoral scientist in the NCCR MARVEL affiliated group of Prof. Ursula Röthlisberger at EPFL from 2014 until 2016, where she earned expertise in ab-initio molecular dynamics (MD) methods and in their application to biological systems.

  • Alexey Soluyanov awarded SNSF professorship

    Congratulations to Alexey Soluyanov, MARVEL researcher at ETH Zurich! He was awarded a SNSF professor position at the University of Zurich, with his project entitled "Topological Phases: From New Fermions to Materials and Devices".

  • HPC MaX Prize 2017 awarded to Nicolas Mounet and colleagues!

    Congratulations to NCCR MARVEL's Nicolas Mounet  and his colleagues on their HPC Max Prize 2017 for their research on “Novel two-dimensional materials from high-throughput computational exfoliation of experimentally known compounds” using the AiiDA code!

  • Clemence Corminboeuf receives the 2018 Early-Career Award in Theoretical Chemistry

    The PHYS awards committee of the ACS Physical Chemistry Division has selected Professor Clemence Corminboeuf, MARVEL group leader and head of the Laboratory for Computational Molecular Design at EPFL, to receive the 2018 Early-Career Award in Theoretical Chemistry for her development of novel methods and conceptual tools and their implementation and application to organic systems.

  • Anatole von Lilienfeld awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant

    Anatole von Lilienfeld, MARVEL group leader and head of a research group in the Chemistry Department of the University of Basel, was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council on 28 November 2017.

  • Nicola Spaldin receives the 2017 Mid-Career Researcher Award

    The Materials Research Society has chosen Professor Nicola Spaldin, MARVEL group leader and head of the Materials Theory group at ETH Zurich, to receive the Mid-Career Researcher Award for "her new theoretical framework describing multiferroics and service to the materials community".

  • Michele Ceriotti has been awarded the C10 Young Scientist Award 2018

    Michele Ceriotti, MARVEL group leader and head of the laboratory for Computational Science and Modeling at EPFL, has been awarded the C10 Young Scientist Award for 2018 "for his work on the development of novel and original algorithms to extend the scope and accuracy of molecular dynamics simulations, and to rationalize and predict the structure-property relations in complex materials".

  • Andrea Cepellotti has been awarded the APS Metropolis Prize 2018

    Andrea Cepellotti, former MARVEL PhD student in the group of Nicola Marzari, has been awarded the American Physical Society Nicholas Metropolis Award for his outstanding doctoral thesis work in computational physics.

  • Michele Parrinello wins the 2017 Dreyfus Prize

    Michele Parrinello, MARVEL group leader and professor of computational sciences at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, has been awarded the 2017 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences. He is honored "for his groundbreaking developments of molecular dynamics simulation methodology and associated landmark studies of chemical, material, and biomolecular systems".

  • First step towards scientific independence for two MARVEL members!

    In mid-August 2017, MARVEL members Marco Gibertini (EPFL) and Vladimir Rybkin (University of Zurich) were both awarded an Ambizione grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

  • Nicola Spaldin has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

    On 5 May 2017, Nicola Spaldin, MARVEL group leader and professor of Material Theory at ETH Zurich, has been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society for her outstanding contributions to science, in particular in the field of multiferroics.