2018 CCMX – NCCR MARVEL Materials Science Day

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 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 second 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. 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 28 September, 2018.


09:15      Registration

09:40      Welcome and introduction

              Dr. Pascale Van Landuyt, NCCR MARVEL

09:45      Presentation of NCCR MARVEL Phase II

10:00      NCCR MARVEL Industrial Project – Varinor

              Dr. Fanny Lalire, Varinor and Gianluca Prandini, EPFL

10:30      Coffee break and poster session

11:00       Multiscale modelling of metals

               Prof. Bill Curtin, EPFL

11:30       Multiscale modelling in the metal industry – case studies and current


               Dr. Cyrille Bezençon & Dr. Zeqin Liang, Novelis

12:00       Lunch and poster session

13:20       Welcome and Introduction to the CCMX Afternoon Session

               Carey Sargent, CCMX

13:30       Rethinking the materials science behind additive manufacturing

               Prof. Michele Ceriotti, EPFL

14:00       Large area 2D materials

               Prof. Aleksandra Radenovic, EPFL

14:30       Coffee break and poster session

15:00       Understanding nanosafety

               Dr. Cordula Hirsch, Empa

15:30       Advanced Fiber Technologies for Health Care

               Dr. Fabrizio Spano, Empa and Prof. Fabien Sorin, EPFL

16:00       Smart Implants: need for coatings? – Coatings Competence Center

               Dr. Kerstin Thorwarth, Empa

16:30       Farewell coffee and poster session