Posts in other media about the School of Engineering

This wireless patch can predict a heart attack before it happens22nd March, 2018

Developed by health tech startup Smartcardia, it can supposedly determine whether you’re going to have heart complications before they happen. Read more in the Daily Dot.

A massive telescope for seeing the invisible22nd March, 2018

Some of the universe’s greatest mysteries could soon be resolved thanks to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a huge radio telescope that will be built in South Africa and Australia. Several EPFL labs are involved in this epic project.

The What, Why and How of Delta Robots22nd March, 2018

Engineering.com features Professor Reymond Clavel’s work, inventor of the delta robot.

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.

Feedback enhances brainwave control of a novel hand-exoskeleton14th February, 2018

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.


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.