MARVEL Distinguished Lectures

Prof. Alex Zunger (University of Colorado, US)
The Inverse Problem in materials theory: Find the system that has a given target property
Thursday 9 October 2014 (4.15pm, MXF-1)
Abstract and Brief CV

Prof. Gustavo Scuseria (Rice University, US)
The strong correlation problem: A quantum chemistry perspective
Wednesday 14 January 2015 (4.15pm, ELA-1)
Abstract and Brief CV

Prof. Sidney Yip (MIT, US)
On the mesoscale science frontier in materials theory and simulation
Monday 31 August 2015 (4.15pm MXF-1)

Prof. Leonid Levitov (MIT, US)
Atomic collapse in graphene
Tuesday 13 October 2015 (4.15pm MXF-1)
Abstract and Brief CV

Dr. Pierre Villars (MPDS, Vitznau, Switzerland)
The MARVEL Initiative and the Integration of the Fifth Paradigm of Science
Wednesday 11 November 2015 (4.15pm MXF-1)

Prof. Gerbrand Ceder (University of California at Berkeley, US)
The Materials Genome and the Transformation of Materials Science and Engineering
Monday 25 January 2016 (5.15pm MXF-1)
Abstract and Brief CV

Prof. Clare P. Grey (University of Cambridge, UK)
Structure and Dynamics in Batteries, Supercapacitors and Fuel Cell Materials: Application of New Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Study Function
Wednesday 26 October 2016 (5.15pm MXF-1)

Prof. Laura Gagliardi (University of Minnesota, USA)
Homogenous and heterogeneous catalysis: two challenges for modern quantum chemistry
Tuesday 20 December 2016 (4.15pm MXF-1)

Prof. Annabella Selloni (Princeton University, USA)
Photocatalysis on TiO2: insights from simulations
Tuesday 16 May 2017 (4.15pm MXF-1)
Abstract (pdf)

Prof. Steven G. Louie (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
The Fascinating Quantum World of Two-dimensional Materials: Interaction and Topological Effects
Friday 21 July 2017 (4.15pm MXF-1)
Abstract (pdf)

Prof. Yang Shao-Horn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
The Future of Electrochemistry
Monday 11 September 2017 (4.15pm MXF-1)
Abstract (pdf)

Prof. Chris Van de Walle (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Using the right criteria for design and discovery
Monday 11 September 2017 (4.15pm MXF-1)
Abstract (pdf)

Prof. Kieron Burke (University of California, Irvine)
Machine-learning of density functionals for applications in molecules and materials
Tuesday 20 February 2018 (4.15pm MXF-1)
Abstract (pdf)

Prof. Raffaele Resta (Democritos, IOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy)
Geometrical observables of the electronic ground state
Wednesday 23 May 2018 (4.15pm MXF-1)
Abstract (pdf)