CCMX-MARVEL Materials Science Day 2019

Oct 08, 2019, from 9:00 until 17:30, Welle 7, Bern

NCCR MARVEL and CCMX, the Competence Centre for Materials Science and Technology, are co-organizing their third Materials Science Day where both experimental and modeling approaches will be addressed. The morning will be dedicated to MARVEL projects related to Materials for Energy, including modeling and first experimental validation. During the afternoon, we will present progress with ongoing CCMX Materials Challenges. Participants from industry and academia are welcome to discover new projects, make new contacts and initiate collaborations.

Talks will give participants an excellent introduction to pre-competitive research going on throughout the country while the poster sessions, lunch and coffee breaks will give the chance to speak to researchers one-on-one. We hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity and join us!


It is possible to register for a half-day or full day, and to join us for lunch, networking and a poster session. Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory . The deadline is Monday 30 September, 2019.  

Poster session

If you would like to present a poster on your MARVEL research, please inform Pascale Van Landuyt as soon as possible. The deadline for submitting a short abstract, with the title of the poster, the authors and their respective affiliations is Monday 30 September, 2019.  You will need to send the abstract by email to Carey Sargent and to Pascale Van Landuyt.

MARVEL morning - Materials for Energy

  • 9:00     Registration
  • 9:30     Overview of the NCCR MARVEL
                  Dr. Pascale Van Landuyt, EPFL, NCCR MARVEL
  • 9:45     High-throughput computational screening for solid-state Li-ion
                  Leonid Kahle, EPFL
  • 10:15   Multiferroics for energy-efficient magnetic memories
                  Dr. Marisa Medarde, PSI
  • 10:45   Coffee break 
  • 11.15   Materials Innovation for Next-Generation Batteries
                  Dr. Corsin Battaglia, Empa 
  • 11:45   Eco-friendly manufacturing methodology for lithium ion battery
                  Dr. Hilmi Buqa, Leclanche SA 
  • 12:15   Lunch + poster session 

CCMX afternoon - Annual Meeting

  • 13:30     Welcome and Introduction
                    Prof. Karen Scrivener, EPFL, CCMX Chair
  • 13:45     Smart Fibers for Wearable Sensors and Drug Delivery
                    Prof. Fabien Sorin, EPFL, Prof. René Rossi, Empa
  • 14:15     Coatings Competence Center
                    Dr. Kerstin Thorwarth, Empa
  • 14:45     Coffee break and poster session
  • 15:15     Rethinking the Materials Science Behind Additive Manufacturing
                    Prof. Roland Logé, EPFL
  • 15:45     Large Area 2D Materials
                    Prof. Aleksandra Radenovic, EPFL
  • 16:15     Farewell coffee and poster session 
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