STUDENT PROJECTS: Bringing Leonardo da Vinci’s designs to life
Fourteen mechanical engineering students spent a semester getting inside the head of Leonardo da Vinci. Using his drawings from the 15th and 16th centuries, the teams built ingenious machines – altering the design in some cases – in order to better understand how they worked.
Engineering discovery and fun at the EPFL Open Days
Members of the public enjoyed more than 20 engaging and educational activities on a wide variety of engineering topics, animated by researchers from the School of Engineering, at the 2023 edition of the EPFL Open Days on April 29 and 30.
Appointment of EPFL professors
The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment and promotion of professors at EPFL, including the School of Engineering (STI).
– Prof. Dr. Christian Rüegg, Director, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
– Dr. Gaudenz Koeppel, Chief Analytics Officer Trading & Sales, Axpo Group
– Dr. Christian Schaffner, Director, Energy Science Center (ESC)
– Dr. Matthias Galus, Head of Digital Innovation, Swiss Federal Office for Energy (SFOE)
– Dr. Marina Vaya Gonzalez, Head of New Technology at Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ)
– Dr. Matthias Gräber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
– Dr. Nils Rinaldi, Data Team Lead. Romande Energie
– Dr. Ralf Gerdes, CEO, Inspire AG
– Dr. Xiying Liu, Specialist Ancillary Services & Analytics, Swissgrid AG Place: ETH Zurich (AudiMax) Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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ACM Fellow Prof. Atienza: Shaping Sustainable Computing & Edge AI
EPFL Prof. David Atienza of the Embedded Systems Laboratory at the School of Engineering was interviewed by the organisation Association for Computer Machinery( ACM) on the occasion of a presentation that he gave as a Distinguished Speaker and Fellow. Here is a summary of that conversation.
Bringing Leonardo da Vinci’s designs to life
STUDENT PROJECTS – Fourteen mechanical engineering students spent a semester getting inside the head of Leonardo da Vinci. Using his drawings from the 15th and 16th centuries, the teams built ingenious machines – altering the design in some cases – in order to better understand how they worked.
New inspection drone uses wind to lengthen flight times
EPFL spin-off Elythor has developed a new drone whose wing shape can adapt to wind conditions and flight position in real time, reducing the drone’s energy consumption, in collaboration with the School of Engineering’s Laboratory of Intelligent Systems. The position of the drone’s wings can change, allowing it to fly vertically or horizontally. These features make it a perfect candidate for inspecting power plants.