• School of Engineering

    Reymond Clavel receives Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Award

    EPFL Emeritus Professor Reymond Clavel has received the world’s most prestigious robotics honor from the Association for Advancing Automation for the invention of the Delta robot.

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  • School of Engineering

    Self-powered solar campervan embarks on Swiss tour

    The Swiss technology innovation center CSEM has announced that Soleva, a campervan powered by 100% self-produced solar energy, has begun a tour of Switzerland. The project of EPFL alumni, the campervan is equipped with lightweight solar panel technology developed by CSEM in collaboration with EPFL’s Thin-Film Photovoltaics Lab (PV-Lab). Read more

  • School of Engineering

    Robots au chocolat for dessert?

    A fully edible robot could soon end up on our plate if we overcome some technical hurdles, say EPFL scientists involved in RoboFood – an EU-funded project that aims to marry robots and food.

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  • School of Engineering

    Once you’re comfortable, it’s time to think about the next challenge.

    Nako Nakatsuka, an analytical chemist and tenure track assistant professor in EPFL’s School of Engineering, shares her uncommon academic journey, peppered with achievements in both science and sport.

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  • School of Engineering

    Five PhD students receive STI Teaching Assistant Awards

    Five engineering PhD students have been selected to receive a School of Engineering (STI) Teaching Assistant Award for their outstanding commitment to education in EPFL bachelor and master courses.

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  • School of Engineering

    Stéphanie Lacour to give inaugural lecture at the Collège de France

    Stéphanie Lacour, the Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Neuroprosthetic Technology in EPFL’s School of Engineering and head of the Laboratory for Soft Bioelectronic Interfaces, will deliver her inaugural lecture on neurotechnology at the Collège de France on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

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Some highlights

RRL Demo Day: Discover how technologies can transform our daily lives

Since 2016, the RRL Demo Day has been an annual must-see event where students showcase their innovative soft robotic technologies. This event offers a unique opportunity to explore futuristic applications of these technologies in everyday life

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).

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Exoskeleton Day Workshop 18.6.2024 – 09:00 > 17:00 Speaker: •Prof. Dr. Sebastien Tobler, SCI-Mobility Lab, Haute école spécialisée bernoise •Dr. Jemina Fasola,Twiice •Dr. Luca Randazzo, Emovocare •Dr. Olivier Pajot, Groupe Sonceboz  •Mr. Max Erick Busse-Grawitz, maxon international ltd. •Ms. Chiara Meli, Auxivo •Mr. Ali Reza Manzoori, REHAssist – EPFL Place: BC 410 Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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First Swiss-wide Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition 18.6.2024 – 16:15 > 18:00 Speaker: EPFL Finalists: Maria Sivers, Sahar Rezapour and Santhanu Ramanandan Place: Zurich, RAA-G-01 Rämistrasse 59 Category Public Science Events Read more
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Join the Fall Edition of Innosuisse Business Concept Training: A Decade of Transforming Ideas into Success! 10.6.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Place: Category Deadline Read more
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The Future of Health Grant opens its fifth call for applications with a super-powered program for digital health startups! 3.6.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Place: Category Call for proposal Read more
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Biologically Inspired Neural Networks and Optimization: Neural Circuits Meet Contraction Theory 19.6.2024 – 11:00 > 12:00 Speaker: Veronica Centorrino, Ph.D. student in Modeling and Engineering Risk and Complexity, Scuola Superiore Meridionale, Naples, Italy Place: ME C2 405 Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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Data/Code Publication 20.6.2024 – 14:00 > 15:30 Speaker: EPFL Library Place: TBC Category Internal trainings Read more
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Swiss Final 20.6.2024 – 18:30 > 20:00 Speaker: Finalistes EPFL: Alexandros Anastasiadis, Stella Laperrousaz et Dorsan Lepour, Liste de tous les finalistes Place: UNIFR, Aula Magna Category Public Science Events Read more
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IMX Talks – Biological fabrication of hierarchically structured materials from protein condensates 21.6.2024 – 11:00 > 12:00 Speaker: Prof. Matthew J. Harrington, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Place: MXF 312 Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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First Tales of Dynamic Protein Assembly Design: Simple Concepts But… 21.6.2024 – 13:30 > 14:30 Speaker: Prof. Alena Khmelinskaia, Department Chemie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (DE) Place: SV 1717 Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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Study of flexible operating conditions in variable-speed hydraulic turbines : advanced models and experimental validation 21.6.2024 – 17:30 > 00:00 Speaker: Martin SEYDOUX Place: AU -1 7005 Category Thesis defenses Read more
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Functional Proteomics by Induced Proximity 24.6.2024 – 14:30 > 15:30 Speaker: Prof. Mikko Taipale, Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomedical Research, University of Toronto (CAN) Place: SV 1717 Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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The Genetics of Human Trait Variation – From Atoms to Organism 24.6.2024 – 15:30 > 16:30 Speaker: Prof. Pedro Beltrao, Department of Biology, ETH Zurich (CH) Place: SV 1717 Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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IMX Talks – More than physics, more than data: integrated machine-learning models for materials 25.6.2024 – 13:00 > 14:00 Speaker: Prof. Michele Ceriotti, COSMO Place: MXF 1 Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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Beyond the Lab PhD Summer School 25.6.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Prof Antony Patt (ETHZ), Dr Eleni Zika (ERC), Prof Michaël Aklin (EPFL) and more Place: Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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Synthetic and Chemical Biology Routes to Engineer Protein-Protein Interaction 26.6.2024 – 09:30 > 10:30 Speaker: Aerin Yang, PhD, Standford University School of Medicine, USA Place: SV 1717 Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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IMX Talks – Grain Boundaries are Natural Brownian Ratchets: directional GB anisotropy 26.6.2024 – 15:00 > 16:00 Speaker: Prof. David Srolovitz, The University of Hong Kong Place: COVIZ 2 Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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Fair real-time control of energy storage systems in active distribution networks in the presence of uncertainties 26.6.2024 – 17:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Plouton GRAMMATIKOS Place: MED 0 1418 Category Thesis defenses Read more
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Performing and Detecting Backdoor Attacks on Face Recognition Algorithms 27.6.2024 – 16:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Alexander Carl UNNERVIK Place: DIA 003 Category Thesis defenses Read more
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DC Power Distribution Networks with Direct Current Transformers 28.6.2024 – 16:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Renan PILLON BARCELOS Place: DLLEL 1 50 Category Thesis defenses Read more
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Top of the Books 21.5.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Place: Espace Découverte Category Exhibitions Read more
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Digital Dilemmas: Humanitarian Consequences 2.5.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Place: EPFL Pavilions, Pavilion A Category Exhibitions Read more
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Call for projects: CROSS 2025 (Collaborative Research on Science and Society) 23.4.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Place: Category Call for proposal Read more
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Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) | SWEET (SWiss Energy research for the Energy Transition) Call 1-2024 16.4.2024 – 00:00 > 12:00 Speaker: Place: Category Call for proposal Read more
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SNSF – COST projects in Switzerland 2024 8.3.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Place: Category Call for proposal Read more
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Geometric Learning: Leveraging differential geometry for learning and control 1.7.2024 – 16:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Bernardo FICHERA Place: MED 0 1418 Category Thesis defenses Read more
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4th Internal EPFL Symposium on Modeling Sensorimotor Function 5.7.2024 – 14:00 > 17:00 Speaker: TBD Place: Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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Frequency domain data-driven robust and optimal control 5.7.2024 – 17:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Philippe Louis SCHUCHERT Place: MED 0 1418 Category Thesis defenses Read more
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Context-Aware Monitoring of Hand Motor Primitives in Daily Life Activities: A Pathway to Objectively Assess Rehabilitation of Patients with Upper-Limb Neurological Impairment 5.7.2024 – 17:30 > 00:00 Speaker: Yasaman IZADMEHR Place: ELA 2 Category Thesis defenses Read more
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Neuro-X seminar: Prof Anne Andrews – Personalized medicine and predictive health and wellness: Adding the chemical component 9.7.2024 – 12:15 > 13:15 Speaker: Prof Anne Andrews Place: H8-1-D Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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Integrated Wireless Power, Data Communication, and Thermal Sensing System for Autonomous Multisite Brain Implants 9.7.2024 – 17:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Mohammad Javad KARIMI Place: ELA 1 Category Thesis defenses Read more
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Applicant workshop – CYD Fellowships – 10th call: A Talent Program for Cyber-Defence Research 9.7.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Place: Category Internal trainings Read more
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Second harmonic scattering of nanoparticles: A journey into the electrical double layer 10.7.2024 – 17:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Bingxin CHU Place: CM 1 100 Category Thesis defenses Read more
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Imaging Atomic Structure, Strain, and Disorder By Atomic Electron Tomography 10.7.2024 – 17:00 > 18:00 Speaker: Dr. Peter Ercius | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Molecular Foundry, USA Place: Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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Fullbright | Visiting Scholar Program 5.8.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Place: Category Call for proposal Read more
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Leading House South Asia and Iran Academia-Industry Training: India 5.8.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Place: Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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Idiap Create Challenge 13th Editon 20.8.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Place: Category Public Science Events Read more
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Future of Health Grant Annual Conference 27.8.2024 – 16:30 > 18:30 Speaker: Place: RLC E1 240 Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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Accurate and agile flight with winged drones 30.8.2024 – 16:30 > 00:00 Speaker: Valentin WÜEST Place: MED 0 1418 Category Thesis defenses Read more
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BRIDGE Proof of Concept: 3rd special call for BSc & MSc graduates 2.9.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Place: Category Call for proposal Read more
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CECAM 55 : “Fostering computational science for societal progress” 2.9.2024 – 14:00 > 17:00 Speaker: Place: BCH 2201 Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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Managing Innovation in the Era of Data and AI 18.9.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Dr. Andrea Dunbar, Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst Place: Category Miscellaneous Read more
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Inaugural Lecture: Nako Nakatsuka – Chemical Nanotechnologies for Human Health 20.9.2024 – 17:00 > 18:00 Speaker:  Nako Nakatsuka Place: BM 5202 Category Inaugural lectures – Honorary Lecture Read more
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TransformTech: Drive innovation with new technologies 23.9.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Place: Category Miscellaneous Read more
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EcoCloud Annual Event 8.10.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: There will be a range of speakers and two keynotes, from EPFL and Industry. Place: Lausanne Palace Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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CESS Seminar : Mechanics of Rapidly Compacted Granular Materials Across Length Scales: Insights from X-ray Imaging and Modeling 11.10.2024 – 12:15 > 13:15 Speaker: Prof. Ryan Hurley, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University Place: GC B1 10 Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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Call for Abstracts: Hybrid Mind Conference, Geneva, 17-18 October 2024 17.10.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Marcello Ienca, Georg Starke Place: Category Call for proposal Read more
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EPFL LATSIS SYMPOSIUM 2024 on Smart Microscopy 21.10.2024 – 09:00 > 18:00 Speaker: Speakers list  Place: RLC E1 240 Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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Showcase 2030: Embracing sufficiency in innovation 29.10.2024 – 09:00 > 18:00 Speaker: Around 30 speakers, among which: Julia Binder, Professor @ IMD  Maxime Blondeau, Cosmograph @ Sciences Po Paris & School of Mines  Guido Palazzo, Professor @ HEC – University of Lausanne Place: STCC 0 7127.1 Category Conferences – Seminars Read more
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PhD candidates: Welcome to EPFL! 4.11.2024 – 16:00 > 18:00 Speaker: Place: RLC E1 240 Category Convention Read more
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Marie Skłodovska-Curie Global Fellowships | Research and career funding 9.11.2024 – 00:00 > 00:00 Speaker: Place: Category Call for proposal Read more

Research

Miniaturizing a laser on a photonic chip

Scientists at EPFL have successfully miniaturized a powerful erbium-based fiber laser on a silicon-nitride photonic chip. Since typical erbium-based fiber lasers are large and difficult to scale down, the breakthrough promises major advances in optical communications and sensing technologies.

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Education

Eco-mouse wins student prize of innovation and entrepreneurship

In the fifth anniversary edition of the graduate course “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering,” students across many disciplines at EPFL tackled prototyping challenges related to the development of energy-efficient devices.

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Innovation

New technology can collect CO2 from a truck’s exhaust pipe

EPFL spin-off Qaptis has developed a system that can cut freight trucks’ carbon emissions by up to 90%. The company just installed a prototype of its technology at a freight carrier based in Tolochenaz in order to conduct pilot tests locally.

Innovation
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