News

  • Clémence Corminboeuf wins the Heilbronner-Hückel Lectureship Award 2021

    Clémence Corminboeuf, head of EPFL's Computational Molecular Design Laboratory, and MARVEL Executive Committee member, received the Heilbronner-Hückel Lectureship Award from the Swiss and German chemical societies.

  • Michele Parrinello 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, was 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. 

  • Materials Cloud as official repository for Open Research Europe

    We are very pleased to announce that the Materials Cloud platform developed by the NCCR MARVEL is now an official repository for Open Research Europe.

  • #NCCRWomen — This week, former QSIT INSPIRE awardees

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote in Switzerland, the 22 active NCCRs have joined forces in a campaign showing how in these 50 years women have come to occupy a central place in research in almost all scientific fields. During this campaign, these female researchers will be showing you who they are, what they do and why they are doing it.

  • Meet the #NCCRWomen

    Meet the NCCR women! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote in Switzerland, the 22 active NCCRs have joined forces in a campaign showing how in these 50 years women have come to occupy a central place in research in almost all scientific fields.

  • 11th edition of the Réseau romand de mentoring pour femmes

    The Réseau romand de mentoring pour femmes is opening the call for its 11th edition. It is a mentoring program for women researchers from universities in the French speaking part of Switzerland and the EPFL, aiming at encouraging women to pursue an academic career and facilitating their integration into the scientific community.

  • Nicola Spaldin named new member of the ERC Science Council

    The European Commission has just elected MARVEL project leader Nicola Spaldin of ETHZ as a member of the ERC Science Council.

  • Fix the leaky pipeline — One-to-one mentoring

    The "Fix the leaky pipeline!" program will start a 3rd round of the one-to-one mentoring program for female PhD students (3rd year or above) and postdocs in the ETH Domain.

  • Diamants, alu, caoutchouc, ils sont fous ces matériaux in January 2021

    MARVEL and EPFL Science outreach department announce a new edition of the science workshop Diamants, alu, caoutchouc, ils sont fous ces matériaux, an initiative of the equal opportunities actions targeted at young girls.

  • Discovery and design of novel materials in silico: current state of the field

    MARVEL project leader Oleg Yazyev writes about his views on computations as an instrument for the discovery and design of new materials. He provides a broad overview of the field and gives a few examples of interesting materials discovered in silico (i.e. on computer) in his group and later verified experimentally.

  • Sauradeep Majumdar wins the FameLab International 2020 competition

    MARVEL doctoral researcher Sauradeep Majumdar has won the FameLab International 2020 science communication competition with his three-minute talk explaining how scientists are using carbon capture to combat climat change.

  • Michele Ceriotti awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant of 2 million euro

    MARVEL Professor Michele Ceriotti, of EPFL's Laboratory of Computational Science and Modeling (COSMO), was awarded the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant.