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 4000 researchers worldwide.

News

  • 11 September 2017: Artem R. Oganov is elected member of Academia Europaea
  • 08 September 2017: Alexander G. Kvashnin gives an invited lecture at EHPRG conference
  • 01 September 2017: President Putin visits workshop for children led by Artem R. Oganov
  • 19 August 2017: Artem R. Oganov gives invited lectures at AIRAPT and IUCr congresses, and an IUCr popular science talk about NaCl to a distinguished audience
  • 27 June 2017: Artem R. Oganov co-leads two panels at World Economic Forum (Dalian, China)

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.