Posts in other media about the School of Engineering

Research team uses excitons to take electronics into the future25th July, 2018

Excitons could revolutionize the way engineers approach electronics. Prof. Andras Kis explains why in Phys.org.

Incredible insect-inspired drone has wings that collapse ‘like origami’ when it hits obstacles so it never breaks25th July, 2018

The new drone is so flexible that it can absorb shocks without breaking before springing back to its initial shape. Prof. Dario Floreano explains more about his research in MailOnline.

Switzerland retains crown as ‘world’s most innovative nation’11th July, 2018

Switzerland has been named the world’s most innovative country by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for the eighth year in a row. Read the full story in The Local.

EPFL produces 25.2% silicon-perovskite tandem, ‘cost competitive’ production claimed2nd July, 2018

Crystalline silicon tandem cell structures show great promise in delivering efficiencies beyond the limits of conventional c-Si. Read more about the technology in PV Magazine.

Diamond watch components2nd July, 2018

School of Engineering researchers have developed a new technique for carving materials to create micromechanical systems. In particular, they have created a miniscule watch component out of synthetic single-crystal diamond. Their work is featured in Phys.org.

A dual-therapy approach to boost motor recovery after a stroke20th June, 2018

Scientists have shown that combining a brain-computer interface (BCI) with functional electrical stimulation (FES) can help stroke victims recover greater use of their paralysed arm, even years after the stroke.

An elastic fiber filled with electrodes set to revolutionize smart clothes29th May, 2018

School of Engineering scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. This breakthrough method opens the door to new kinds of smart textiles and medical implants, it is discussed in Science Daily.

Sun protection without blinds29th May, 2018

Researchers are working on a window glass that keeps out the heat in summer and at the same time allows a clear view of the outside world.

Robotic spies among bees29th May, 2018

Researchers from several Universities are developing little robots able to interact within animal societies. A lab at the EPFL School of Engineering has worked on a zebrafish that learn how they communicate with each other and make them change direction or come together. Read more in Phys.org.

A new JPEG format for virtual reality, drones and self-driving cars23rd April, 2018

With this new format, the image-compression process uses less energy, and higher-quality images can be sent with low latency over broadband networks like 5G. This technology is featured in Phys.org.