Computational Materials Discovery Laboratory

Our lab develops novel methods for computational materials discovery, and applies them to a wide range of exciting scientific problems. Positions in the lab are extremely competitive and we choose the select the brightest young talents and nurture them. We use some of the world's most powerful supercomputers, and our lab has its own supercomputer. Importantly, we have developed unique computational codes and use state-of-the-art visualization tools. Each year we host many visiting researchers and students.

What is USPEX?

USPEX (Universal Structure Predictor: Evolutionary Xtallography...and in Russian "uspekh" means "success" - owing to the high success rate and many useful results produced by this method) is a method developed by the Oganov laboratory since 2004. The problem of crystal structure prediction is very old and does, in fact, constitute the central problem of theoretical crystal chemistry. USPEX method/code solves this problem and is used by over 3000 researchers worldwide. The First Blind Test of Inorganic Crystal Structure Prediction shows that USPEX outperforms other methods in terms of efficiency and reliability.

News

  • November 2016: We welcome you to take part in the upcoming 12th USPEX workshop. For workshop program, practical details and registration, see workshop website
  • July 2016: PCCP journal placed our research on the cover
  • December 2015: Artem Oganov is elected Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • November 2015: Artem Oganov gives a lecture in Armenia and meets Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and President of Armentian Academy of Sciences R. Martirosyan
  • October 2015: New release of USPEX code (v. 9.4.4)

Discoveries

For some of our discoveries of new materials and phenomena please see Research page.

People

Our lab develops novel methods for computational materials discovery, and applies them to a wide range of exciting scientific problems.

We invite all talented people to apply at any time. Positions in the lab are extremely competitive and we choose the select the brightest young talents and nurture them.

We use some of the world's most powerful supercomputers, and our lab has its own supercomputer.

Each year we host many visiting researchers and students.