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Prof. Nicola Marzari receives IBM Faculty Award for curated datasets

Nicola Marzari, head of the Laboratory of theory and simulation of materials (THEOS) and director of the NCCR MARVEL has been granted an IBM Faculty Award—the first given to an EPFL professor—for the project “Curated Datasets on Demand”. The IBM Faculty Awards is a competitive worldwide program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading ...

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The School of Engineering welcomes a talented new professor

Philip Moll, Laboratory of Quantum Materials – Using quantum materials to create the next generation of electronics Philip Moll joined EPFL’s Institute of Materials in June 2018 as an assistant tenure track professor. A German native, Moll previously worked at the Max Planck Institute CPfS in Dresden where he studied the exotic properties of quantum materials. More specifically, he ...

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Prof. Nicola Marzari Receives IBM Faculty Award for Curated Datasets on Demand

Nicola Marzari, head of the Laboratory of theory and simulation of materials (THEOS) and director of the NCCR MARVEL has been granted an IBM Faculty Award—the first given to an EPFL professor—for the project “Curated Datasets on Demand”. The IBM Faculty Awards is a competitive worldwide program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading ...

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Two School of Engineering Professors win SNSF Eccellenza Grants

Maartje Bastings, an assistant professor with the Programmable Biomaterials Laboratory has been awarded an Eccellenza Grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The Swiss National Foundation’s Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships and SNSF Eccellenza Grants are given each year to “highly qualified young researchers who aspire to a permanent professorship.” The goal is to support these scientists in leading generously funded research ...

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AI and NMR spectroscopy determine atoms configuration in record time

EPFL scientists have developed a machine-learning approach that can be combined with experiments to determine, in record time, the location of atoms in powdered solids. Their method can be applied to complex molecules containing thousands of atoms and could be of particular interest to the pharmaceutical industry. ...

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Maartje Bastings received the 2018 Young Investigator Research Grant

Maartje Bastings (head of the Programmable Biomaterials Laboratory PBL, jointly appointed in the IMX and IBI institutes) has been awarded a highly competitive 2018 Young Investigator Research Grant by the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), for a proposal titled "Detecting inequity in dendritic cells through bio-inspired synthetic T cells" (submitted jointly with Ralf Jungmann from ...

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Nanoskyrmionics

Kick-off meeting of the Sinergia network "Discovery and Nanoengineering of Novel Skyrmion-hosting Materials" on November 9, 2017 at IMX. [Click to read on] ...

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