MARVEL Junior Seminars

The MARVEL Junior Seminars aim to intensify interactions between the MARVEL junior scientists belonging to different research groups located at EPFL. The EPFL community interested in MARVEL research topics is very welcome to attend.

Each seminar consists of two presentations of 25 minutes each, allowing to present on a scientific question in depth, each presentation being followed by 10 minutes for discussion. The discussion is facilitated and timed by the chairperson of the day whose mission is to ensure active lively interactions between the audience and the speakers.

Pizza is served as of 11:45 in the MED hall (floor 0), and after the seminar at 13:30 you are cordially invited for coffee and dessert to continue discussion with the speakers.

The 2017/2018 MARVEL Junior Seminar Organizing Committee — Ariadni Boziki, Francesco Ambrosio, Davide Campi, Edgar Engel, Gloria Capano, Michele Pizzochero, Quang Van Nguyen, Kun-Han Lin, Francesco Maresca and Nathalie Jongen.

Next Seminars in 2018/2019

Thursday December 6, 2018, 12.15, EPFL ELA2

Title to be announced by Patrick Gono (EPFL, CSEA)
Title to be announced by Quansheng Wu (EPFL, C3MP)
Chairperson: Gloria Capano

Thursday January 17, 2019, 12.15, EPFL Room TBA 

Title to be announced by Michele Pizzochero (EPFL, C3MP)
Title to be announced by Predrag Andric (EPFL, LAMMM)
Chairperson: Davide Campi

Thursday February 14, 2019, 12.15, EPFL MED 0 141

Title to be announced by Davide Campi (EPFL, THEOS)
Title to be announced by Max Veit (EPFL, COSMO)
Chairperson: Francesco Maresca

Thursday March 14, 2019, 12.15, EPFL Room TBA

Title to be announced by Chiara Ricca (University of Bern)
Title to be announced by Stefan Heinen (University of Basel)
Chairperson: Francesco Ambrosio

Thursday April 11, 2019, 12.15, EPFL Room TBA  

Title to be announced by Giulio Imbalzano (EPFL, COSMO)
Title to be announced by Thomas Bischoff (EPFL, CSEA)
Chairperson: Michele Pizzochero

Thursday May 9, 2019, 12.15, EPFL Room TBA  

Both titles and speakers to be announced 
Chairperson: Edgard Engel

Thursday June 13, 2019, 12.15, EPFL Room TBA  

Both titles and speakers to be announced 
Chairperson: Kun-Han Lin

Past Seminars

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — November 2018

    Nov 08, 2018, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, ELA2

    Welcome to the 19th MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday November 8, 2018, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room ELA2. Daniele Ongari (EPFL, LSMO) gives a presentation on 'AiiDA for gas adsorption in nanoporous materials' and Francesco Nattino (EPFL, THEOS) on 'Continuum models of the electrochemical diffuse layer in electronic-structure calculations'. The seminar is chaired by Kun-Han Lin.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — October 2018

    Oct 04, 2018, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the 18th MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday October 4, 2018, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Benjamin Meyer (EPFL, LCMD) gives a presentation on 'Revealing the interplay between covalent and non-covalent interactions in organic molecular crystals under pressure with DORI' and Binglun Yin (EPFL, LAMMM) on 'First-principles-based prediction of yield strength in the RhIrNiPdPtCu high entropy alloy'. The seminar is chaired by Davide Campi.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — June 2018

    Jun 07, 2018, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the 17th MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday June 7, 2018, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Daniel Gosalbez Martinez (EPFL, C3MP) gives a presentation on 'Topological characterization of metals' and Felix Musil (EPFL, COSMO) on 'Machine Learning for molecular materials: stability, properties and experimental observables'. The seminar is facilitated by Francesco Maresca.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — May 2018

    May 03, 2018, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the 16th MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday May 3, 2018, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Nicola Colonna (EPFL, THEOS) gives a presentation on 'Koopmans-compliant functionals: A reliable and efficient tool for the prediction of spectroscopic quantities' and Francesco Maresca (EPFL, LAMMM) on 'Structure and mobility of the austenite/martensite interface in steels'. The seminar is facilitated by Davide Campi.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — April 2018

    Apr 19, 2018, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the 15th MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday April 19, 2018, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Igor Reshetnyak (EPFL, CSEA) gives a presentation on 'First principles description of Cu2V2O7: electron-hole interaction and thermal effects' and Kun-Han Lin (EPFL, LCMD) on 'High-Throughput Screening of Novel 2D Support Materials for Catalysis'. The seminar is facilitated by Francesco Ambrosio.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — March 2018

    Mar 01, 2018, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the 14th MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday March 1, 2018, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Marko Mladenovic (EPFL, LCBC) gives a presentation on 'First-principles calculations of halide perovskites' and Nicola Varini (EPFL, SCITAS) on 'Tackling performance engineering in Computational Material Science'. The seminar is facilitated by Kun-Han Lin.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — February 2018

    Feb 08, 2018, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the 13th MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday February 8, 2018, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Spyros Zoupanos (EPFL, THEOS) gives a presentation on 'Overview of some of the latest AiiDA developments' and Senja Barthel (EPFL, LSMO) on 'Zeolites, triply periodic minimal surfaces, tilings, and carbon'. The seminar is facilitated by Michele Pizzochero.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — January 2018

    Jan 18, 2018, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the 12th MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday January 18, 2018, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Antimo Marrazzo (EPFL, THEOS) gives a presentation on 'Prediction of a large-gap and switchable Kane-Mele quantum spin Hall insulator' and Venkat Kapil (EPFL, COSMO) on 'Accurate molecular dynamics and nuclear quantum effects at low cost using multiple time steps in real and imaginary time'. The seminar is facilitated by Quang Van Nguyen.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — December 2017

    Dec 07, 2017, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the eleventh MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday December 7, 2017, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Robert Baldock (EPFL, THEOS) gives a presentation on 'Calculating Multicomponent Phase Diagrams with Nested Sampling' and Alexander Hampel (ETHZ) on 'Describing the combined structural and metal-insulator transition in rare-earth nickelates with ab-initio (DFT+U and DFT+DMFT) methods'. The seminar is facilitated by Gloria Capano.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — November 2017

    Nov 09, 2017, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the tenth MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday November 9, 2017, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Bingqing Cheng (EPFL, COSMO) gives a presentation on 'Bridging the gap between atomistic and macroscopic models of homogeneous nucleation' and Jose A. Flores-Livas (University of Basel) on 'Computational screening of useful hole-electron dopants in SnO2'. The seminar is facilitated by Francesco Ambrosio.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — October 2017

    Oct 12, 2017, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the ninth MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday October 12, 2017, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Nicholas John Browning (EPFL, LCBC) gives a presentation on Genetic Optimization of Training Sets for Improved Machine Learning Models of Molecular Properties and Bing Huang (University of Basel) on The “DNA” of chemistry: Scalable quantum machine learning with “amons”. The seminar is facilitated by Francesco Ambrosio.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — June 2017

    Jun 08, 2017, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the eighth MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday June 8, 2017, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Francesco Ambrosio (EPFL, CSEA) gives a presentation on 'Redox levels in aqueous solution: theory and applications' and Leonid Kahle (EPFL, THEOS) on 'High-throughput search for novel Li-ion solid-state conductors'. The seminar is facilitated by Ariadni Boziki.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — May 2017

    May 11, 2017, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the seventh MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday May 11, 2017, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Piero Gasparotto (EPFL, COSMO) gives a presentation on 'Probabilistic Analysis of Molecular Motifs' and Ariadni Boziki (EPFL, LCBC) on 'Phase discovery of organic-inorganic halide perovskites'. The seminar is facilitated by Sandip De.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — April 2017

    Apr 06, 2017, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the sixth MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday April 6, 2017, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Vamshi Mohan Katukuri (EPFL, C3MP) gives a presentation on 'Material realization of Kitaev model on honeycomb lattice' and Quang Van Nguyen (EPFL, LIONS) on 'Quantum properties prediction from optimization point of view'. The seminar is facilitated by Fernando Gargiulo.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — March 2017

    Mar 09, 2017, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the fifth MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday March 9, 2017, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Assil Bouzid (EPFL, CSEA) gives a presentation on 'Redox levels through constant Fermi-level ab initio molecular dynamics' and Nicolas Hörmann (EPFL, THEOS) on 'Grand-canonical first-principles simulations of electrochemical interface'. The seminar is facilitated by Ariadni Boziki .

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — February 2017

    Feb 09, 2017, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the fourth MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday February 9, 2017, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Paramvir Ahlawat (EPFL, LCBC) gives a presentation on 'Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of nucleation and crystal growth of lead halide perovskites' and Giovanni Pizzi (EPFL, THEOS) on 'Automating materials discovery using AiiDA: provenance concepts and some use cases'. The seminar is facilitated by Quang Van Nguyen .

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — January 2017

    Jan 19, 2017, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the third MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday January 19, 2017, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Jianfeng Huang (EPFL, LNCE) gave a presentation on 'Morphological Evolution of Cu Nanocrystals During Electrochemical CO2 Reduction'. The seminar was facilitated by Francesco Ambrosio.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — December 2016

    Dec 15, 2016, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 2 1522

    Welcome to the second MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday December 15, 2016, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 2 1522. Zhendong Guo (EPFL, CSEA) gave a presentation on 'Band Alignment at semiconductor-water interfaces' and Sandip De (EPFL, COSMO) on 'Analysing and Rationalising Molecular and Materials Databases Using Machine-Learning'. The seminar was facilitated by Michele Pizzochero.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — November 2016

    Nov 17, 2016, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 2 1522

    Welcome to the first MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday November 17, 2016, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 2 1522. Nicolas Mounet (EPFL, THEOS) gave a presentation on 'Computational exfoliation of all known 3D materials' and Gabriel Autès (EPFL, C3MP) on 'High-throughput search for topological materials'. The seminar was facilitated by Fernando Gargiulo.