MARVEL Distinguished Lectures

In order to enhance the visibility of the NCCR, but also to bring high-profile lecturers in contact with MARVEL members, MARVEL sponsors a series of NCCR MARVEL Distinguished Lecturers.

These lectures can take place either at EPFL or in one of the other participating institutions.

They are recorded and are available on the Materials Cloud Learn section.

Upcoming Lectures

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Emily Carter

    Jun 17, 2019, from 16:15 until 17:15, EPFL, Room SV1717

    The 18th NCCR MARVEL Distinguished Lecture will be given by Prof. Emily Carter, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University on "Quantum Simulations of Sustainable Energy Materials".

Past Lectures

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Feliciano Giustino

    Dec 05, 2018, from 16:15 until 17:15, EPFL, Room MXF1

    The 17th NCCR MARVEL Distinguished Lecture will be given by Prof. Feliciano Giustino from the Department of Materials, University of Oxford, on "Electron-phonon physics from first principles".

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Sally Price

    Sep 06, 2018, from 16:15 until 17:15, EPFL, Room MXF1

    Thursday September 6, 2018, 16:15 pm, EPFL, Room MXF1, Prof. Sally Price (University College London, UK), Can we predict how pharmaceuticals will crystallize?

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Raffaele Resta

    May 23, 2018, from 16:15 until 17:15, EPFL, Room MXF1

    Wednesday May 23, 2018, 16:15 pm, EPFL, Room MXF1, Prof. Raffaele Resta (Democritos, IOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy), Geometrical observables of the electronic ground state.

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Kieron Burke

    Feb 20, 2018, from 16:15 until 17:15, EPFL, Room MXF1

    Tuesday February 20, 2018, 16:15 pm, EPFL, Room MXF1, Prof. Kieron Burke (University of California, Irvine), Machine-learning of density functionals for applications in molecules and materials

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Chris G. Van de Walle

    Sep 21, 2017, from 16:15 until 17:15, EPFL, room SG 0211

    Thursday September 21, 2017, 16:15 pm, EPFL, Room SG 0211, Prof. Chris G. Van De Walle (University of California, Santa Barbara), Using the right criteria for design and discovery

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Yang Shao-Horn

    Sep 11, 2017, from 16:15 until 17:15, EPFL, room MXF1

    Monday September 11, 2017, 16:15 pm, EPFL, Room MXF1,  Prof. Yang Shao-Horn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), The Future of Electrochemistry

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Steven G. Louie

    Jul 21, 2017, from 11:15 until 12:15, EPFL, MXF1

    Friday July 21, 2017, 11:15 am, EPFL, Room MXF1, Prof.  Steven G. Louie (University of California at Berkeley), The Fascinating Quantum World of Two-dimensional Materials: Interaction and Topological Effects

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Annabella Selloni

    May 16, 2017, from 16:15 until 17:15, EPFL, MXF1

    Tuesday May 16, 2017, 4:15 pm, EPFL MXF-1,  Prof.  Annabella Selloni (Princeton University), Photocatalysis on TiO2: insights from simulations

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Markus Reiher

    Mar 08, 2017, from 16:15 until 17:15, EPFL, MXF1

    Wednesday March 8, 2017, 4:15 pm, EPFL MXF-1,  Prof. Markus Reiher (ETH Zurich), Interactive and Automated Exploration of Reaction Mechanisms

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Laura Gagliardi

    Dec 20, 2016, from 17:15 until 18:15, EPFL, MXF1

    Tuesday December 20, 2016, 5:15 pm, EPFL MXF-1,  Prof. Laura Gagliardi (University of Minnesota, USA), Homogenous and heterogeneous catalysis:  two challenges for modern quantum chemistry

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Clare P. Grey

    Oct 26, 2016, from 17:15 until 18:15, EPFL, MXF1

    Wednesday October 26, 2016, 5:15 pm, EPFL MXF-1,  Prof. Clare P. Grey (University of Cambridge, UK), Structure and Dynamics in Batteries, Supercapacitors and Fuel Cell Materials: Application of New Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Study Function

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Gerbrand Ceder

    Jan 25, 2016, from 17:00 until 18:00, EPFL, MXF1

    Monday January 25, 2016, 5:15 pm, EPFL MXF-1, with live broadcast at ETHZ HIT E51 auditorium, Prof. Gerbrand Ceder (University of California at Berkeley, USA), The Materials Genome and the Transformation of Materials Science and Engineering

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Pierre Villars

    Nov 11, 2015, from 15:15 until 18:00, EPFL, MXF1

    Wednesday November 11, 2015, 4:15 pm, EPFL MXF-1, Dr. Pierre Villars (MPDS, Vitznau, Switzerland), The MARVEL Initiative and the Integration of the Fifth Paradigm of Science

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Leonid Levitov

    Oct 13, 2015, from 16:15 until 18:00, EPFL, MXF1

    Tuesday October 13, 2015, 4:15 pm, EPFL MXF-1, Prof. Leonid Levitov (MIT, Cambridge, USA), Atomic Collapse in graphene

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Sidney Yip

    Aug 31, 2015, from 16:15 until 19:00, EPFL, MXF1

    Monday August 31, 2015, 4:15 pm, EPFL MXF-1, Prof. Sidney Yip (MIT, Cambridge, USA), On the Mesoscale Science Frontier in Materials Theory and Simulation

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Gustavo Scuseria

    Jan 14, 2015, from 15:45 until 17:00, EPFL ELA-1

    Wednesday 14 January 2015, 4:15 pm, EPFL ELA-1, Prof. Gustavo Scuseria (Rice University, USA), The strong correlation problem: A quantum chemistry perspective

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Alex Zunger

    Oct 09, 2014, from 16:15 until 17:15, EPFL MXF-1

    Thursday 9 October 2014, 4:15 pm, EPFL MXF-1, Prof. Alex Zunger (University of Colorado, USA), The Inverse Problem in materials theory: Find the system that has a given target property