July 2019: THEOS/MARVEL researchers (I. Timrov, R. De Gennaro, T. Chiarotti) contributed to the lecturing and practical hands-on sessions about DFT and DFT+U at the Eastern Africa School on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications: electrochemical energy storage and conversion materials, held at the Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia). More information about the school can be found here.

Sep 2018: Robert Baldock and Michele Simoncelli won two of the best poster prizes at the COMDI conference, held at the Swisstech Convention Centre. From left to right in the picture: Robert Baldock (EPFL), Menno Bokdam (University of Vienna), Narges Atrak (University of Iceland) and Michele Simoncelli (EPFL).

Mar 2018: Oliviero Andreussi on the cover of EPFL Magazine.

Mar 2018: Nicolas Mounet and all the team are in Nature Nanotechnology this month with their work on Two-dimensional materials from high-throughput computational exfoliation of experimentally known compounds; Giovanni Pizzi makes the Cover!

Feb 2018: Michele Simoncelli won the ACCES Visualization Contest, presenting an image entitled Molecular dynamics in a supercapacitor. The image provided an intuitive idea of the ion-adsorption mechanism which allows to store energy in a supercapacitor.

Sep 2017: Dr. Davide Campi and Dr. Iurii Timrov won two of the best poster prizes at the annual MARVEL Review and Retreat, held on Sep 7 at the Swisstech Convention Centre. Davide's poster was on high-throughput screening of novel 2D materials for electronic, optoelectronic and energy applications and Iurii's poster on Hubbard interactions from density-functional perturbation theory. See below a picture of Iurii receiving the prize from the Acting Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, Prof. Risto Nieminen (Aalto University).

Sep 2017: Michele Simoncelli won the second best poster prize at the Paris International School on Advanced Computational Materials Science, presenting a poster on Thermal transport in layered and 2D materials within the relaxon picture.

Aug 2017: Dr. Marco Gibertini has been awarded an Ambizione Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. This competitive and prestigious funding scheme is meant to promote young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. Marco will start this new experience in November at the University of Geneva, where he will join the group of Prof. Morpurgo.

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