We are pleased to send you the 10th issue of the Industrial Newsletter of NCCR MARVEL, the Swiss Center on Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
This month, read about novel high-conductivity 2D semiconductors identified based on state-of-the-art density-functional perturbation theory and the Boltzmann transport equation. Learn too about how new computational analysis introduced surface coverage as a descriptor for screening semiconductor catalysts for water splitting, as well as about the ever-increasing adoption of the two key tools of Materials Cloud and AiiDA.
We also take the time to congratulate MARVEL PI Michele Parrinello, who 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. Moreover, MARVEL PIs Michele Ceriotti and Oleg Yazyev have been named associate professors by the ETH Board. Congratulations to all!
Don’t hesitate to listen to the next MARVEL Distinguished Lectures given by prominent experts. They were typically done on site, we are now continuing the series in webinar mode. The two next ones will be on December 15 and January 26.
We wish you all the best and a very productive end of 2020, even in these socially distant times...
Nicola Marzari, Director of the NCCR MARVEL
Pascale Van Landuyt, Industrial Liaison & Tech Transfer Officer