Main Research Mechanical Behavior of Metals Multiscale Modeling Strength and Toughness of Composites Mechanics and Chemistry Events No events scheduled News Thirteen talented EPFL Researchers obtain ERC Grants 2013 Research 20.11.14 EPFL’s excellence, dynamism and creativity in research excelled once again in the European Research Council (ERC) awards 2013. The ERC awarded 13 grants with EPFL as host institution. William Curtin, Predictive Computational Metallurgy Research 20.11.14 The excellence of the research performed at EPFL has once again been recognized at an international level. William Curtin, head of Laboratory for Multiscale Mechanics Modeling at the School of Engineering, has been awarded an ADVANCED GRANT A Magic Formula to Predict Fracture in Steel Research 20.11.14 EPFL researchers have elucidated a century-old mystery: how hydrogen destroys steels. A new mathematical model predicts this failure in the presence of the destructive atoms.