CCMX – NCCR MARVEL Materials Science Day 2019

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, Welle 7, Bern

Don’t miss this chance to network with colleagues from the materials science scene in Switzerland.

CCMX and the NCCR MARVEL are co-organizing their third Materials Science day, featuring both experimental and modelling approaches to current challenges in materials science.

The morning will be dedicated to projects involving modelling and first experimental validation in the field of materials for energy. During the afternoon, the five CCMX Materials Challenges will present their research on topics ranging from coatings to additive manufacturing, from fiber science to nanoparticles and 2D materials.

The talks will give participants an excellent introduction to pre-competitive research going on throughout the country while the poster sessions, lunch and coffee breaks will give the chance to speak to researchers one-on-one, make new contacts and initiate collaborations. We hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity and join us!


Participation is free of charge, but for organizational purposes, please register using the form found online here by Friday 27 September, 2019.


The program for the morning session, run by NCCR MARVEL, will soon be available here. The program for the afternoon is as follows:

  NCCR MARVEL Morning Program
Overview of the NCCR MARVEL  
High-throughput computational screening for solid-state Li-ion conductors Leonid Kahle, EPFL
Multiferroics for energy-efficient magnetic memories Dr. Marisa Medarde, PSI
Coffee break   
11:15 Materials Innovation for Next-Generation Batteries Dr. Corsin Battaglia, Empa 
11:45 Presentation by industrial partner – TBC
  CCMX Afternoon Program
12:15 Lunch and poster session  
13:30 CCMX – An Update Prof. Karen Scrivener, EPFL
13:45 Smart Fibers for Wearable Sensors and Drug Delivery Prof. Fabien Sorin, EPFL and Prof. René Rossi, Empa
14:15 Coatings Competence Center Dr. Kerstin Thorwarth, Empa
14:45 Coffee break and poster session  
15:15 Rethinking the Materials Science Behind Additive Manufacturing Prof. Roland Logé, EPFL
15:45 Large Area 2D Materials Prof. Aleksandra Radenovic, EPFL
16:15 NanoScreen: 5 Years of Understanding Nanosafety Dr. Cordula Hirsch, Empa
16:45 Farewell coffee and poster session