Overview of the research

With more than 60 faculty members installed on three sites (EPFL main campus in Lausanne, Microcity in Neuchâtel and Campus Biotech in Geneva), the Institute of Electrical and Micro Engineering (IEM) has excellent infrastructure in terms of personnel, buildings and laboratories.

IEM is steadily installed in the top 10 departments in Electrical and Electronics Engineering worldwide (QS ranking 2023). Some of our faculty are members of the most prestigious professional societies as the US National Academy of Engineering, The American Academy of Arts & Science, the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences or the Academia Europaea and have been awarded major prizes (Zeiss Research Award, IEEE Harry Goode Award, Helmoltz Prize, Fresnel Prize).

IEM develops its research in a wide range of core engineering disciplines that find applications in scientifically important and societally relevant transversal integrative domains.

Core engineering disciplines

Transversal integrative domains

Interdisciplinary integration

IEM is a key actor of the interdisciplinarity research integration by its contributions to many centers at EPFL. The following EPFL centers see a major involvement of IEM members, either as center scientific directors or as key scientific leader: