My name is Rose Cersonsky and I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Laboratory of Computational Science and Modelling (COSMO) at the Ecolé Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

My research is focused on computer-aided materials design. In my PhD research, I ran simulations using statistical mechanics to understand the role that particle shape has in predicting colloidal self-assembly. This included a lot of geometry, physics, computer science, and mathematics (to my delight). I’ve taken an interest into the field of photonic crystals, and how we can use crystallographic analysis to understand them.

At EPFL, I work with Prof. Michele Ceriotti to develop advanced sampling methods for atomistic simulations. Specifically, I focus on the role of materials featurization in machine learning models.

In my spare time, I conduct community outreach, run, travel, and search for delicious food.