Posts in other media about the School of Engineering

High-breakdown slanted tri-gate gallium nitride power transistors22nd March, 2018

Jun Ma and Elison Matioli of the EPFL School of Engineering have used slanted tri-gate structures to enhance the breakdown voltage of gallium nitride (GaN) metal-oxide-semiconductor high-electron-mobility transistors (MOSHEMTs) by 500V. They claim a record 1.2GW/cm2 high-power figure of merit.

New technology powers record-fast optical distance measurement1st March, 2018

Scientists in Europe have demonstrated the fastest optical distance measurement on record. Prof. Tobias Kippenberg’s work is featured in United Press International.

Ultra-thin optical fibers offer new way to 3-D print microstructures28th February, 2018

For the first time, researchers have shown that an optical fiber as thin as a human hair can be used to create microscopic structures with laser-based 3-D printing. Read more about the Laboratory of Applied Photonics Devices work in Science Daily.

Using haptic feedback joysticks to fly drones28th February, 2018

A new joystick developed by startup MotionPilot lets users fly drones with just one hand in a fun, intuitive way. It has been developed in a School of Engineering lab and is featured in Phys.org.

Lego-like vacuum robot climbs walls and sorts your containers22nd January, 2018

A robot that sorts your plastic containers, cleans your windows, and brings you a drink may be on its way. It comes from Jamie Paik’s lab, you can read more about it in New Scientist.

Woman receives bionic hand with sense of touch19th January, 2018

Scientists have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside a laboratory. The development team included engineers, neuroscientists, surgeons, electronics and robotics specialists from Italy, Switzerland and Germany.

Jamie Paik’s robots are making waves15th January, 2018

Prof. Jamie Paik has appeared in two separate feature articles of the New Scientist, for her work about origami robots.

BBC features Prof. Floreano’s work on bio-inspired flight15th January, 2018

Prof. Floreano’s lab is the subject of a BBC special feature, with their drones that fly with artificial feathers: BBC  -> more on this story

National Radio covers the two European projects to be led by Tobias Kippenberg15th January, 2018

Swiss National Radio features the two European Horizon 2020 projects awarded to Prof. Tobias Kippenberg: RTS  -> more on this story

Harvard and EPFL have released a video about their joint work on brainstem implants15th January, 2018

Harvard and EPFL have released a video describing their work carried out in conjunction with the Bertarelli Program in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering: Advances in Auditory Brainstem Implants  -> more on this story