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  • 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. 

  • Corminboeuf Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant for Work in Photoswitchable Catalysis

    The European Research Council announced that 291 top scientists across Europe have been named as the recipients of its Consolidator Grant competition. MARVEL member Professor Clémence Corminboeuf is among them.  

  • Marzari, Spaldin, Yazyev Named in Global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List

    Annual list from Clarivate Analytics identifies researchers with multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year.

  • EPFL's Science Fair "Scientastic" Draws 17'000 Visitors to Stands Including MARVEL's

    Some 17'000 visitors took part in the fifth edition of EPFL’s science fair Scientastic on 10 and 11 November.  The theme of the fair was “digitalization at your fingertips” and presenters, including NCCR MARVEL, tackled the question of how to make digitalization easy to understand through a series of demonstrations, displays, talks and workshops. This was the fifth edition of EPFL’s science fair – the next will be held in Sion (Valais) on 18–19 May 2019. Some pictures from the MARVEL stand are below: all photo credits to NCCR MARVEL.

  • Artwork Honoring IMX's Women Faculty Now on Permanent Display

    An installation sponsored by NCCR MARVEL and EPFL's Institute of Materials now inspires those passing through the entry hall of building MX on the EPFL campus.   

  • MARVEL Members Part of Team Awarded 14-Million Euro 2018 Synergy Grant

    Gabriel Aeppli, professor at the Paul Scherrer Institute and a member of MARVEL's Scientific Advisory Board and Nicola Spaldin, professor at ETH Zurich and a MARVEL Group Leader, are part of a team that have been awarded a 2018 ERC Synergy Grant for their project "HERO" — Hidden, Entangling and Resonating Orders.