Prizes and awards

  • 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.

  • Sandra Luber receives the 2017 Clara Immerwahr Award

    Dr. Sandra Luber, MARVEL member in computational chemistry and materials science at the University of Zurich, has been granted the Clara Immerwahr Award 2017 for her outstanding research contributions to the field of catalysis.

  • Nicola Spaldin receives the 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards

    Professor Nicola Spaldin, group leader in MARVEL, and professor of Material Theory at ETH Zurich, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards “for her groundbreaking multidisciplinary work predicting, describing and creating new materials that have switchable magnetic and ferroelectric properties.”

  • Best poster award in materials science at PASC 2016 conference for Sandip De

    Sandip De, a MARVEL postdoc in the group of Michele Ceriotti at EPFL, won the best poster award in materials science at PASC 2016 conference held from June 8 to 10, 2016 at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Ursula Röthlisberger received the Doron Prize 2016

    Professor Ursula Röthlisberger, project leader in MARVEL, and head of the Laboratory of Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry at EPF, Lausanne, received the Doron Prize 2016.