News

  • New portraits added to the “Women in Materials” artwork at EPFL

    The installation, on display since 2018 in the entry hall of the Institute of Materials (IMX), has been expanded and updated with the addition of two more faculty members, and now showcases twelve EPFL professors active in the field of materials science.

  • Equal opportunity activities for young girls and boys in fall 2023

    MARVEL and EPFL's Science Outreach Department are pleased to announce equal opportunity initiatives targeting girls and boys. Registrations for the 2023-2024 edition of the mathematics workshops Maths en jeu (girls and boys 8 to 15 years old) are opening on 1st May 2023. Those for the science workshop Diamants, alu, caoutchouc, ils sont fous ces matériaux (girls 7-10 years old) are opening on 15 May 2023. Both will fill up quickly. The Coding club des filles is proposing workshops with registrations all along the year.

  • William Curtin receives the Irwin Gold Medal

    Professor William Curtin, head of the Laboratory for Multiscale Mechanics Modeling (LAMMM) at EPFL's School of Engineering and a NCCR MARVEL project leader, has been awarded the Irwin Gold Medal by the 2023 International Congress on Fracture (ICF). The award recognizes his "pioneering contributions to multiscale mechanics modeling of materials".

  • Meet former and current INSPIRE Potentials fellows as #NCCRWomen of MARVEL

    With this new MARVEL week in the #NCCRWomen campaign, meet former and current MARVEL INSPIRE Potentials fellows and discover their portraits on Twitter and Instagram. After Virginie de Mestral on Monday, Yuri Cho Tuesday,  Arianna Cantarella Wednesday and Linda Mauron yesterday, meet today Melika Honarmand. The MARVEL INSPIRE Potentials fellowships empower excellent women students to conduct a Master's research project in simulation and modeling in an NCCR MARVEL laboratory.  Next application deadline: 15 April 2023!

  • Meet some #NCCRWomen researchers of MARVEL

    With this new MARVEL week in the #NCCRWomen campaign, meet Giovanna Lani, Marija Stojkovic and Ksenia Briling, and discover their portraits on Twitter and Instagram. 

  • 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.