News

  • American NSF invests in designing materials for the future

    The US National Science Foundation has announced a $65.3M investment in 37 new awards in the Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future program.

  • Materials Cloud Software Engineer/Web developer (EPFL)

    An open position for a software engineer/web developer is available at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) in the NCCR MARVEL, within the Laboratory for Theory and Simulation of Materials (THEOS) at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, under the supervision of Prof. Nicola Marzari and Dr. Giovanni Pizzi.

  • Two postdoctoral positions: Spectral properties on accelerated architectures (EPFL)

    Two positions for computational physicists/computer scientists are available at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) in the group of Prof. Nicola Marzari. The positions are supported by the Swiss Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) and are renewable yearly; current funding is for 3 years each. If so desired, a possible working location at the Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen) in the newly created Laboratory for Materials Simulations may be possible.

  • #NCCRWomen — Meet Chiara Ricca, postdoc in computational chemistry

    "For me, doing research means never stopping learning and improving myself, all while contributing to a better future."

  • #NCCRWomen — Meet Jigaysa Nigam, PhD student in physics

    "Be curious, don't be afraid to ask questions and challenge what you are told. Curiosity doesn't kill as opposed to the common saying, rather it empowers you to perceive beyond what is tangible."

  • #NCCRWomen — Meet Emiliana Fabbri, senior researcher in materials science

    "My advice to young girls who want to pursue a scientific career: do it, because you can!"

  • #NCCRWomen — Meet Miriam Pougin, PhD student in computational chemistry

    "Without research, no progress is possible. To change things, you have to understand them."

  • #NCCRWomen — Meet Giuliana Materzanini, postdoc in computational materials science

    "If you want to become what you truly are, I don't just think it's important to believe in it, I think it's the only thing to do!" 

  • Joint Faculty Position in Mathematics & Materials (EPFL)

    The School of Basic Sciences and the School of Engineering at EPFL seek to appoint a Tenure Track Assistant Professor or a Tenured Associate Professor jointly between the Institute of Mathematics and the Institute of Materials. We have a keen interest in outstanding candidates whose research is dedicated to the development of mathematical theory (analytical, geometrical, numerical, computational/algorithmic, topological) underpinning the description of materials. Ideal candidates would have a strong interdisciplinary breadth rather than focus on specific subfields. Indicative fields of interest include, but are not restricted to, multi-scale modelling, topological properties of materials, metamaterials, soft matter, efficient and accurate electronic-structure algorithms, statistical mechanics of emergent phenomena, numerical methods for very high dimensional problems, theory of data-driven algorithms applied to materials discovery.

  • Professor in Physics of Imaging (EPFL) / Head of Mathematics and Physics of Imaging (PSI)

    The School of Basic Sciences of EPFL and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) invite applications for a tenured professor at EPFL who will also be Leader of a new group at PSI devoted to advancing new physical and mathematical methods for imaging at PSI. The holder of this joint EPFL-PSI position will develop new imaging paradigms inspired by disciplines ranging from quantum technologies to data science to fully exploit the new high brilliance X-ray sources SLS 2.0 and SwissFEL.

  • The #NCCRWomen are back!

    After a summer break the #NCCRWomen campaign continues with new portraits showing how women in Swiss research are changing the world!

  • Head, Laboratory for Simulation and Modeling (PSI) / Full Professor, Applied Computational Mathematics (EPFL)

    The Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Switzerland’s largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) are jointly seeking to appoint a dynamic personality with strategic thinking abilities as Head of the Laboratory for Simulation and Modeling (LSM) at PSI, and as tenured Full Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics at EPFL. This is a full-time position.