Anirudh Raju NatarajanTenure-Track Assistant Professor
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Anirudh received a B.Tech. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a M.S in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Ph.D. in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He set up the laboratory of materials design and simulation (MADES) at EPFL in 2022. His research interests are in the computational design and discovery of advanced engineering materials.
Alexandra MorrisonAdministrative Assistant
alexandra.morrison (at) epfl.ch
Yann Lorris MüllerDoctoral Assistant
yann.muller (at) epfl.ch
Yann received a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the EPFL in 2021. After working for one year at the EMPA laboratory for Advanced Processing and Additive Manufacturing, he began a Ph.D. in Materials Science in the MADES laboratory in 2022. He uses first-principles electronic structure calculations and statistical mechanics techniques to compute thermodynamic and kinetic properties of multicomponent refractory alloys.
Deepak SomaniDoctoral Assistant
deepak.somani (at) epfl.ch
Deepak graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP) in 2023 with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Thermal Science and Engineering. His research is focused on elucidating defect thermodynamics in alloys.
Claire PaetschDoctoral Assistant
claire.paetsch (at) epfl.ch
Claire received her B.S and M.S in Materials Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich. She worked as a research scholar predicting the energy landscape of Li-S at LBNL using first-principles. In 2023 she began her Ph.D. at EPFL’s MADES laboratory. Her current research focuses on developing methods to design alloys for hydrogen related applications.
Lorenzo PiersanteDoctoral Assistant
lorenzo.piersante (at) epfl.ch
Lorenzo received his Master of Physics from the University of Oxford. His PhD research focuses on the development of statistical mechanics approaches to the simulation of thermal processes in solid state systems, mainly metals.
Abdullah AydemirMaster's student
abdullah.aydemir (at) epfl.ch
Abdullah is pursuing his Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering at EPFL. His research focuses on the first-principles study of the thermodynamic and vibrational properties of metallic alloys.
Ayesha UldeVisiting Master's student
Ayesha Ulde is a final-year Interdisciplinary Dual Degree in Computational Engineering in the Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. She is pursuing her Master’s thesis under the MARVEL Inspire Potentials Fellowship at MADES, where she is predicting precipitation in magnesium alloys using first-principles techniques.