News

  • Dirk van der Marel wins 2016 APS Isakson Prize

    Professor Dirk van der Marel, group leader in MARVEL, and professor at the Department of Quantum Matter Physics at the University of Geneva, has won the 2016 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids Recipient of the American Physical Society. 

  • Volcano plots used for first time in homogeneous catalysis

    For the first time ever, MARVEL researchers in the group of Clémence Corminboeuf at EPFL used volcano plots – normally used in heterogeneous catalysis research – to study homogeneous catalysis.

  • 3 negotiation workshops for women in science

    The NCCRs MARVEL, QSIT - Quantum Science and Technology, Digital Fabrication, Synapsy, Kidney - control of homeostasis, MUST, RNA & Disease, SwissMAP, Bio-Inspired Materials, PlanetS, and the SCCER-FURIES are pleased to announce three negotiation workshops with Nancy Houfek for women in science. These workshops entitled "strong women/strategic performance: achieving success in meetings & negotiations" combine theater, negotiation and leadership techniques and are unique opportunities.

  • Ursula Röthlisberger elected to the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences

    Professor Ursula Röthlisberger, project leader in MARVEL, and head of the Laboratory of Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry at EPF, Lausanne, was elected to the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences together with five other new members. This election took place during the Academy annual meeting held in Beijing on June 7 and 8, 2015.

  • Nicola Spaldin receives the 2015 Körber Prize

    Professor Nicola Spaldin, group leader in MARVEL, and professor for Material Theory at ETH Zurich, has been awarded the Körber Prize, one of the most prestigious scientific awards in Europe. 

  • Software development engineers

    Up to three software development engineer positions will be available as of late summer / early fall 2015 at SISSA, Trieste.

  • Visualization contest winner

    Andrius Merkys, a MARVEL PhD student at EPFL, has won the first prize of the ACCES (Application-Centered Computational Engineering Science) visualization contest, in the image section. 

  • Alessandro Curioni named director of IBM Research, Zurich

    On 16 April 2015, Dr. Alessandro Curioni, project leader in MARVEL, has been named vice president and director of the IBM Research Lab in Zurich, Switzerland. 

  • Graphene Meets Heat Waves

    MARVEL researchers in the group of Nicola Marzari at EPFL have shed new light on the fundamental mechanisms of heat dissipation in graphene and other two-dimensional materials. They have shown that heat can propagate as a wave over very long distances. This is key information for engineering the electronics of tomorrow.