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.

Upcoming Lectures

  • 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?

Past Lectures

  • 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

Thursday October 9 2014 at EPFL MXF-1
Thursday 9 October 2014 , 4.15pm, 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