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  • NCCR MARVEL, CECAM support new ELLIS program on Machine Learning for Molecule Discovery

    The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) network has approved a new program on Machine Learning for Molecule Discovery, which will be represented at EPFL by Prof. Michele Ceriotti, head of the School of Engineering’s Laboratory of Computational Science and Modelling, with the support of NCCR MARVEL and the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM).

  • EAIFR’s Ndengué brings experience in quantum dynamics to photocatalytic water splitting project

    Prof. Steve Ndengué from the East African Institute for Fundamental Research, University of Rwanda, is working with EPFL's Prof. Nicola Marzari as part of the Junior Faculty Development programme (JFD) of EPFL-UM6P’s Excellence in Africa initiative. The JFD program is meant to foster collaboration between Africa-based young professors and EPFL professors on projects addressing African and global challenges. Ndengué and Marzari are working on a project called Embedded exact quantum dynamics for photocatalytic water splitting, meant to improve understanding of the photochemical processes that might be used in applications such as producing fuel simply from water and sunlight. This project will rely on a regional computational center located in Rwanda, supported by EPFL, to accurately simulate the dynamics of these chemical processes.

  • Four new INSPIRE Potentials fellows will join MARVEL for their Master's research projects

    We are happy to announce that Linda Mauron (EPFL), Noémie Hu (EPFL), Melika Honarmand (Tehran Polytechnic, Iran), and Eva Doloszeski (TU Wien, Austria) were granted INSPIRE Potentials – MARVEL Master's Fellowships after the October 2022 call. The four women will join MARVEL labs for a 6-month Master's research project — congratulations!

  • NCCR MARVEL-led Swiss consortium wins ETH Board funding for ORD practices project

    A consortium led by Dr. Giovanni Pizzi, project leader of NCCR MARVEL’s Pillar 3, “Digital Infrastructure of Open Simulations and Data,” and Group leader of the “Materials Software and Data” group at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), has won funding of almost CHF1.3 million for a three-year project dubbed PREMISE: “Open and reproducible materials science research”.  

  • Michael Schüler brings spectroscopy experience to merge theory and experiment in NCCR MARVEL's phase III

    Michael Schüler has been assistant professor at the University of Fribourg, and group leader "Light-matter interactions" in the "Laboratory of Materials Simulations" at the Paul Scherrer Institute since September 2022. He joined NCCR MARVEL in phase III as group leader in the Continued Support, Advanced Simulation Methods.

  • Simoncelli wins 2022 EPFL Doctorate Award for thesis on theory of heat conduction in solids

    Michele Simoncelli, a former doctoral student at the Theory and Simulation of Materials (THEOS) lab of Professor Nicola Marzari and NCCR MARVEL, has been awarded the EPFL Doctorate Award for his 2021 thesis “Thermal transport beyond Fourier, and beyond Boltzmann”.

  • Meet the #NCCRWomen PIs of MARVEL

    The #NCCRWomen are back. The campaign is relaunched with portraits and interviews of more women researchers in Switzerland and more exciting science. Meet them on Twitter and Instagram, starting with #NCCRWomen Principal Investigators of MARVEL, Clémence Corminboeuf, Sara Bonella, Ana Akrap, Sereina Riniker and Marta Gibert.

  • NCCR MARVEL Team Presents “Supercomputers for Science” at PSI’s Open Doors Day

    A team of NCCR MARVEL members participated in Paul Scherrer Institute’s “Tag der offenen Tür,” or Open Doors Day, on October 23rd, explaining magnons and phonons and the use of supercomputers to study them to children and adults alike. The event, hosted every five years, drew some 15,000 people.

  • Curtin receives the MMM Distinguished Career Achievement Award

    William Curtin, head of the Laboratory for Multiscale Mechanics Modeling (LAMMM) at EPFL's School of Engineering and project leader of NCCR MARVEL's Pillar 1, Design and Discovery of Novel Materials, has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Multiscale Materials Modelling Distinguished Career Achievement Award by the MMM International Advisory Board.

  • Giovanni Pizzi starting new position as Materials Software and Data group leader at PSI

    Dr. Giovanni Pizzi, now senior researcher in the group of Nicola Marzari and project leader of NCCR MARVEL's Pillar 3, Digital Infrastructure of Open Simulations and Data, is starting a new position as head of the "Materials Software and Data" group of the Laboratory for Materials Simulations at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI).

  • INSPIRE Potentials fellow Virginie de Mestral outlines highlights of program in new video

    INSPIRE Potentials fellow Virginie de Mestral, now PhD student in the group of Professor Mathieu Luisier at ETH Zurich, took a moment to explain the appeal of the program that empowers excellent women students to conduct a Master's research project in simulation and modeling in an NCCR MARVEL laboratory.  We encourage you to share the video, which is also available on our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

  • Professor Giuseppe Carleo brings expertise in quantum computing methods to NCCR MARVEL's phase III

    Giuseppe Carleo arrived at EPFL in September 2020 as assistant professor and is head of the Computational Quantum Science Laboratory in the School of Basic Sciences. He has joined NCCR MARVEL in phase III as project leader of the Bonus project Leveraging Quantum Computers and Algorithms for Materials Discovery.