News

  • Flexibility Grants: The SNSF support for researchers with families

    "Pursue your career while raising a family." This is what the SNSF proposes with the Flexibility Grants.

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

    We are happy to announce that Elena Gazzarini (King's College, London) and Yuri Cho (UniBas) were granted INSPIRE Potentials – MARVEL Master's Fellowships after the October 2020 call. The two women will join MARVEL labs for a 6-month Master's research project — congratulations!

  • Faculty position in metals at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking to fill a tenured or tenure track faculty position at any rank in the area of metals, with an emphasis on experimental research. All qualified candidates will be considered; senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply. Faculty members in the department are expected to initiate and sustain a vigorous research program. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors. 

  • Michele Simoncelli wins the 2020 Chorafas Foundation Award for his contributions to the quantum theory of heat conduction in solids

    Michele Simoncelli, a doctoral student at the Theory and Simulation of Materials (THEOS) lab of Professor Nicola Marzari and NCCR MARVEL, has been awarded the 2020 Chorafas Foundation Award for his contributions to the theory of heat conduction in solids. His PhD thesis is about two novel equations: the first sheds light on how heat propagates at the quantum mechanical level, and the second generalizes the 200-year old Fourier heat equation for the temperature, explaining why heat propagation can become fluid-like, rather than diffusive in electronic or phononic devices. His contributions have already been applied in the fields of renewable energies, aerospace and electronics. 

  • PhD position in experimental solid state physics: Topological matter under extreme conditions

    In the framework MARVEL's Agility Plus grant, the group of Ana Akrap at the University of Fribourg is looking for a motivated PhD student in experimental solid state physics.

  • Michele Parrinello to be awarded 2021 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry

    Michele Parrinello, professor of Computational Sciences at ETH Zurich and the Università della Svizzera italiana as well as group leader in NCCR MARVEL's Design & Discovery Project 1, will be awarded the 2021 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry along with Roberto Car of Princeton University in recognition of their exceptional achievements in the field of molecular dynamics.

  • Two MARVEL researchers named associate professor by ETH Board

    MARVEL PIs Michele Ceriotti, involved in Design and Discovery Projects 1 and 2 and Oleg Yazyev, involved in Design and Discovery Project 6, have been named associate professors by the ETH Board.

  • Emiliana Fabbri receives SNSF PRIMA grant

    Emiliana Fabbri, senior researcher in the Electrocatalysis and Interfaces group at PSI, has been awarded a PRIMA grant from the SNSF to support her research. She has been associated with MARVEL since May 2020 as group leader in Design and Discovery Project 4 with an Agility Plus grant on "Search for MOF-based catalysts for the electrochemical splitting of water".

  • Tenure-track faculty position at EPFL in computational materials science

    The Institute of Materials of EPFL invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in computational materials science, as part of the long-term support measures for the National Centre for Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials MARVEL, as it enters its 3rd phase (2022-26). EPFL seeks exceptional individuals who will develop and drive a research program at the forefront of the field, who have strong dedication to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and who will be proactive members of their professional and university communities.

  • Two MARVEL papers among the 10 most cited Physical Review Materials articles

    Physical Review Materials has collected a selection of 10 of the most-cited papers that the journal published between 2017 and 2019. Two of these papers were published in the context of the NCCR MARVEL.

  • MARVEL groups join BIG-MAP consortium to accelerate battery research

    A new European project with a budget of about 20 million euros, led by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is aiming to develop the next generation of super batteries.

  • The Charpak-Ritz Prize 2020 is awarded to Philipp Werner

    Philippe Werner, professor of computational physics at the University of Fribourg, and group leader in MARVEL’s Design and Discovery 5 project, is this year’s recipient of the Charpak-Ritz Prize.