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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 allows to predict crystal structure with arbitrary P-T conditions by knowing only chemical composition of the material. Nowdays, it is used by over 5000 researchers worldwide.

News

  • 31 January 2019: A.Kvashnin won a grant with the project "Study of superconductivity with electron-phonon coupling mechanism in hydrides, borides and carbides of transition metals stabilized by pressure'".
  • 03 November 2018: New TV-documentary about Artem R. Oganov documentary film.
  • 17 September 2018: 17-19 September 2018 - Artem R. Oganov and V.S. Baturin conduct 15th USPEX workshop in Moscow.
  • 16 September 2018: Documentary TV-film about Artem R. Oganov documentary film.
  • 31 August 2018: Artem R. Oganov wins RFBR grant to develop thermobarrier coating materials.

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.