March 2018

Dean Sayed elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering

Prof. Ali H. Sayed, Dean of the EPFL School of Engineering (STI), has been appointed member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer in the United States.

Tobias Kippenberg wins ZEISS Research Award

Professor Tobias J. Kippenberg is one of the two winners of the prestigious ZEISS Research Award for 2018.

Feedback enhances brainwave control of a novel hand-exoskeleton

EPFL scientists are developing a lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton that can be controlled with brainwaves. The device enhances performance of brain-machine interfaces and can restore functional grasps for the physically impaired.

Making lighter vehicles with magnesium alloys

EPFL researchers have developed models of magnesium alloys to understand how to make the metal more pliable. Magnesium is the lightest metal on earth but cannot easily be shaped into usable forms. The researchers hope that with the models will lead to the discovery of new, more malleable alloys, so that carmakers can make lighter vehicles that consume less energy.

With Health EU, everyone will have an avatar to manage their health

In the future, will people have virtual twins to help monitor their health? That is what Health EU is proposing. This major project, led by a consortium headed by EPFL, is in the running to be a European Union FET Flagship project. If successful, it will receive €1 billion in financing over ten years.

Meet Tribot, the Swiss Army knife of robots for rescue missions

EPFL scientists are developing a three-legged robot for search and rescue missions that can crawl, roll, jump, and – like a Swiss Army knife – fold away into compact form, all on less power than your standard LED light.


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