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  • NCCR MARVEL / CECAM team win EPFL Open Science Fund award

    A team made up of Giovanni Pizzi from NCCR MARVEL and Sara Bonella and Ignacio Pagonabarraga from the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM) won an EPFL Open Science Fund to build an open, collaborative online hub to host simulation and data-analysis tools. The project — called OSSCAR (Open Software Services for Classrooms and Research) — will effectively create an open-science environment that offers software tools as easy-to-use services requiring little or no setup time. 

  • Mathematics workshops Maths en jeu for girls and boys at EPFL

    Registrations for the 2019-2020 edition of the mathematics workshops Maths en jeu open on 4 Feb 2019. These workshops are taking place at EPFL and target girls and boys 8 to 15 years old. They are part of the equal opportunities actions of the EPFL Science outreach department supported by MARVEL.

  • Five new INSPIRE Potentials fellows will join MARVEL for 6-month research projects

    We are happy to announce that Tara Niamh Tosic (EPFL, Switzerland), Julieta Trapé (National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina), Sinjini Bhattacharjee (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India), Maria Syzgantseva (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia) and Chiara Devescovi (Sacred Heart Catholic University, Brescia, Italy) were granted INSPIRE Potentials – MARVEL Master's Fellowships after the October 2018 call. All five women will join MARVEL labs in the coming months -- congratulations!

  • Specialist Atomistic Simulation at Freudenberg Technology Innovation SE & Co. KG

    The Freudenberg Group, a global technology group with 48.000 employees in some 60 countries, develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments. The Corporate Function Freudenberg Technology Innovation SE & Co. KG has the task to strengthen the innovation power of the Freudenberg Group. For our department Tribology we are looking for a Specialist Atomistic Simulation (m/f/d).

  • Four postdoctoral/PhD positions in computational materials science at EPFL with Nicola Marzari

    Four positions are available at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne with Prof. Nicola Marzari. These positions would typically be suited for a postdoctoral or PhD candidate; if the latter, an early (MSc) track record in electronic-structure simulations is required. One of these positions would also be appropriate for a research software engineer. 

  • Three open positions for computational materials research software engineers (AiiDA and Materials Cloud)

    Three positions for  research software engineers/computational materials scientists are available in the group of Prof. Nicola Marzari at  EPFL in Lausanne,  Switzerland, under the supervision of Dr. Giovanni Pizzi. 

  • NCCR MARVEL PIs win swissuniversities grant to scale up computational open science platform Materials Cloud

    A team of NCCR MARVEL PIs has won a swissuniversities P-5 grant to further develop the Materials Cloud web platform for Computational Open Science. The project will ultimately allow users to autonomously contribute hundreds of different data entries in the different sections without having to interact with one of the platform maintainers. 

  • SNSF awards NCCR MARVEL a second tranche of 18 Million CHF

    The Swiss National Science Foundation has awarded MARVEL full funding of 18 million Swiss francs for its second phase, which will run until April 2022.  

  • Five MARVEL members to give invited talks at American Physical Society's annual meeting

    Two MARVEL postdocs and three PIs will give invited talks at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society, being held March 4- 8 in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Nicola Marzari Receives IBM Faculty Award for Curated Datasets on Demand

    Nicola Marzari, head of the Laboratory of theory and simulation of materials (THEOS) and director of the NCCR MARVEL has been granted an IBM Faculty Award—the first given to an EPFL professor—for the project “Curated Datasets on Demand”.

  • 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.