April 2019

Engineering Industry Day a great success

The third edition of the Engineering Industry Day was attended by 150 companies, over 250 Master’s and PhD students, and 130 professors and researchers from EPFL. The event was organized by the EPFL School of Engineering in order to foster links – and create opportunities – among key players in research and innovation.

Engineering PhD Summit on Intelligent Systems

We are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the Engineering PhD Summit on October 2-4 2019. The workshop will feature exciting research talks from exceptional final year PhD students, selected from research institutions worldwide. The selected students will be invited to EPFL to compete for the prestigious EPFL Engineering PhD Summit Prize. The theme of the PhD summit 2019 is "Intelligent Systems". Interested candidates can find more details on our webpage and apply before May 31st.

A self-healing composite

Researchers from EPFL's Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites have developed a material that can easily heal after being damaged. This cutting-edge composite could be used in aircraft, wind turbines, cars and sports equipment.

Virtual time-lapse photos can capture ultrafast phenomena

EPFL scientists have developed a new image-processing method that can capture extremely rapid phenomena using any type of camera. Their method, called Virtual Frame Technique, delivers better performance than any commercial high-speed camera and is affordable and accessible to anyone.

Coordinating the movements of mother and baby to facilitate delivery

A team of researchers from EPFL and Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) has been awarded one of two Fondation Leenaards 2019 science prizes for its research into the biomechanics of labor. The aim of the project is to determine the best position for each mother to adopt in order to make vaginal delivery easier. 

Engineering cellular function without living cells

EPFL scientists have come up with a systematic method for studying and even predicting gene expression – without using cells. Using their innovative, quantitative approach, they measured important parameters governing gene regulation. This allowed them to design and construct a synthetic biological logic gate, which could one day be used to introduce new functions into cells. Their research has just been published in PNAS.


Faculty Position at the Interface of Engineering and Neuroscience

Faculty Position in Cancer Bioengineering

Faculty position in Data-Driven Engineering Design