INSPIRE Potentials fellows

The INSPIRE Potentials — MARVEL Master's Fellowships were introduced in 2016, with 2 calls per year, to empower excellent women students to conduct their Master's research project in simulation and modeling in a laboratory belonging to the NCCR MARVEL. In total, up to now, 52 fellows were granted for a Master's project in 23 different MARVEL groups in 7 institutions. Of these, 14 are already continuing at the PhD level (or will soon) in a present or past MARVEL group. Of those who left, at least 19 are continuing at the PhD level outside MARVEL abroad. For those continuing at the PhD level in the field of MARVEL, the INSPIRE Potentials projet is often crucial in the decision to stay in the domain.

April 2024 call

  • Sofiia Chorna (ENSTA, France) in the Ceriotti group at EPFL (anticipated evaluation)
    13 May 2024 – 23 August 2024
  • The other grantees of the April 2024 call will be announced shortly.

October 2023 call

  • Serena Bragadini (UNIMORE, Italy) in the Marzari group at EPFL
    1st March 2024 – 31 August 2024
  • Valentina Sanella (Univ. Milano-Bicocca, Italy) in the Marzari group at EPFL
    1st April 2024 – 30 September 2024
  • Hela Mhiri (ENIT, Tunisia and ENSTA, France) in the Holmes group at EPFL
    15 April 2024 – 14 October 2024
  • Jayashree Narayan (IISER Mohali, India) in the Bonella group at EPFL
    26 August 2024 – 25 February 2025

April 2023 call

  • Jente Clarysse (ETHZ, CH) in the Luisier group at ETHZ
    24 April 2023 – 23 October 2023
  • Anna Paulish (EPFL, CH) in the Marzari group at EPFL
    1st August 2023 – 31 January 2024
  • Ayesha Ulde (IITM, India) the Raju Natarajan group at EPFL
    16 August 2023 – 15 February 2024
  • Aude Maier (EPFL, CH) in the Zdeborová group at EPFL
    1st October 2023 – 31 March 2024
  • Laura Mismetti (EPFL, CH) in the Tavernelli group at IBM
    18 September 2023 – 17 March 2024

October 2022 call

  • Linda Mauron (EPFL, CH) in the Carleo group at EPFL 
    1st January 2023 – 30 June 2023
  • Noémie Xiao Hu (EPFL, CH) in the Smit group at EPFL 
    27 February 2023 – 26 August 2023
  • Melika Honarmand (Tehran Polytechnic, Iran) in the Ceriotti group at EPFL
    15 January 2023 – 14 July 2023
  • Eva Doloszeski (TU Wien, Austria) in the Riniker group at ETHZ
    18 September 2023 – 17 March 2024

April 2022 call

  • Arianna Cantarella (University of Parma, Italy) in the Pizzi group at EPFL
    1st October 2022 – 31 March 2023
MARVEL phase II closing event, 18 April 2022, EPFL. Present and previous MARVEL INSPIRE Potentials fellows. From left to right. Mathide Franckel, Mie Engelbrecht Jensen, Chiara Cignarella, Prof. Clémence Corminboeuf, Yuri Cho, Virginie de Mestral, and Dr Lidia Favre-Quattropani. © NCCR MARVEL.

October 2021 call

  • Virginie de Mestral (EPFL, CH) in the Luisier group at ETH Zurich
    1st October 2021 – 31 March 2022
  • Nataliya Paulish (EPFL, CH) in the Marzari group at EPFL
    15 September 2022 – 15 March 2023
  • Mie Engelbrecht Jensen (DTU, Lyngby, Denmark) in the Spaldin group at ETHZ
    21 February 2022 – 20 August 2022

April 2021 call

  • Nanchen Dongfang (University of Zurich, CH) in the Hutter group at UZH
    1st July 2021 – 31 December 2021
  • Emma Lumiaro (Aalto University, Finland) in the Ceriotti group at EPFL
    15 September 2021 – 15 March 2022
  • Mathilde Franckel (Ecole Européenne de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux de Strasbourg, France) in the Pasquarello group at EPFL
    15 February 2022 – 15 August 2022

October 2020 call

  • Elena Gazzarrini (King's College London, UK) in the Marzari group at EPFL
    15 January 2021 – 14 July 2021
  • Yuri Cho (University of Basel, CH) in the von Lilienfeld group at UniBas
    1st March 2021 – 31 August 2021

April 2020 call

  • Veronica Michel (ETH, Zurich, CH) in the Spaldin group at ETHZ
    18 May 2020 – 5 October 2020
  • Miriam Stuke (University of Basel, CH) in the von Lilienfeld group at UniBas
    10 August 2020 to 9 February 2021
  • Maria Pakhnova (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Russia) in the Ceriotti group at EPFL
    1st November 2020 to 30 April 2021

October 2019 call

  • Dune André (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France) in the Corminboeuf group at EPFL
    19 February 2020 – 19 August 2020
  • Yuting Chen (ETH, Zurich, CH) in the Passerone group at Empa
    1st March 2020 – 31 August 2020

April 2019 call

  • Jigyasa Nigam (Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Trivandrum, Kerala, India) in the Ceriotti group at EPFL
    15 August 2019 – 15 February 2020
  • Joanna Stoycheva (Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria) in the Spaldin group at ETHZ
    1st November 2019 – 30 April 2020
  • Linnea Mørch Folkmann (University of Copenhagen, Danemark) in the Ceriotti group at EPFL
    1st November 2019 – 30 April 2020 

MARVEL Review and Retreat, 5 September 2019, EPFL. Present and previous MARVEL INSPIRE Potentials fellows. From left to right. Jigyasa Nigam, Prof. Clémence Corminboeuf, Norma Rivano, Martina Danese, Julieta Trapé, Sinjini Bhattacharjee, Nataliya Lopanitsyna, and Dr Lidia Favre-Quattropani. © NCCR MARVEL.

October 2018 call

  • Tara Niamh Tošić (EPFL, CH) in the Spaldin group at ETHZ
    1st March – 31 August 2019
  • Julieta Trapé (National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, AR) in the Parrinello group at USI
    1st June - 30 Nov 2019
  • Sinjini Bhattacharjee (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, IN) in the Corminboeuf group at EPFL
    15 May - 15 Nov 2019
  • Mariia Syzgantseva (Lomonosov Moscow State University, RU) in the Smit group at EPFL
    15 April - 15 October 2019
  • Chiara Devescovi (Sacred Heart Catholic University, Brescia, IT) in the Soluyanov group at UZH
    1st May - 31 October 2019

April 2018 call

  • Charlotte Müller (University of Zürich, CH) in the Hutter group at UZH
    1st October 2018 – 31 March 2019
  • Maria Bilichenko (Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, UA) in the Hutter group at UZH
    1st January – 30 June 2019

October 2017 call

  • Henglu Xu (EPFL, CH) in the Smit group at EPFL
    1st February – 31 July 2018
  • Rong Zhang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) in the Marzari group at EPFL
    15 February – 15 August 2018
  • Chiara Cignarella (La Sapienza, Rome, IT) in the Hutter group at UZH
    1st March – 31 August 2018
  • Martina Danese (Università degli Studi di Trieste, IT) in the Passerone group at Empa
    15 March – 15 Septembre 2018
  • Melania D'Aniello (La Sapienza, Rome, IT) in the Goedecker group at UniBas

    15 August 2018 – 15 February 2019

April 2017 call

  • Andriani Keliri (ETHZ, CH) in the Spaldin group at ETHZ
    20 March – 25 September 2017
  • Özge Kadioğlu (Koç University, Istanbul, TR) in the Smit group at EPFL
    15 August 2017 – 31 January 2018
  • Nataliya Lopanitsyna (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, RU) in the Ceriotti group at EPFL
    1st October 2017 – 31 March 2018
  • Yuting Qian (University of Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, CN) in the Yazyev group at EPFL
    15 October 2017 – 14 April 2018
  • Simran Kumari (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, IN) in the Marzari group at EPFL
    1st December 2017 – 31 May 2018
Informal lunch with all the INSPIRE Potentials students present at EPFL in Aug 2017

October 2016 call

  • Alice Cuzzocrea (Università degli Studi di Trieste, IT) in the Ceriotti group at EPFL
    1st May – 31 October 2017
  • Cecilia Chiaracane (Università degli Studi di Trieste, IT) in the Yazyev group at EPFL
    1st May – 31 October 2017
  • Cecilia Vona (Università degli Studi di Trieste, IT) in the Röthlisberger group at EPFL
    1st May – 31 October 2017

May 2016 call

  • Norma Rivano (Università degli Studi di Cagliari, IT) in the Marzari group at EPFL
    1st March – 31 August 2017