Dr Michele Ceriotti from the Institute of Materials, École Polytechnique, Switzerland has been awarded the C10 Young Scientist Award for 2018
"For his work on the development of novel and original algorithms to extend the scope and accuracy of molecular dynamics simulations, and to rationalize and predict the structure-property relations in complex materials. "
Prof. Michele Ceriotti holds an undergraduate degree in Materials Science from the University of Milano – Bicocca, he received a Ph.D. in Physics from ETH Zürich. He spent three years in Oxford as a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, funded from a Royal Society Newton Fellowship and a Marie Curie Fellowship.
Since 2013 he has been working as an assistant professor at the Institute of Materials at EPFL, leading the laboratory for Computational Science and Modeling. His research interests focus on the development of methods for molecular dynamics and quantum simulations of hydrogen-bonded materials, machine-learning study of complex systems at the atomistic level, and on their application to problems in chemistry and materials science. Previously, he had been awarded the IBM Research Forschungspreis in 2010, the Volker Heine Young Investigator Award in 2013, and an ERC Starting Grant in 2016.