Doctoral Programs in the Institute of Electrical Engineering

Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering Doctoral program offers a unique opportunity for

  • cutting-edge research in electrical engineering: micro/nano-electronics, circuits and systems, information
    technologies, electrical energy, and related disciplines,
  • interdisciplinary research spanning a wide spectrum of programs across the campus,
  • internships in leading industrial labs,
  • top employment after graduation.

The EE program is the focal point among those who develop micro/nano electronics circuits and systems, information technologies and electrical energy systems. Moreover, synergies between circuits and power systems as well as the design of intelligent power networks, where signal processing is applied to energy distribution, are important motivations for the EE doctoral program. The combination of devices, circuits, systems and algorithms, applied to micro/nano and power systems, gives to EE a consistent front of interlaced technologies.

The program exposes students to this multidisciplinary atmosphere of interlaced technologies through a cutting-edge curriculum composed of a lively combination of coursework, laboratory research and seminars.

EPFL is ranked as the top university in continental Europe in the area of engineering and the EE Doctoral Program will offer students the education necessary to become leaders in fast-paced, high-tech industries and academia.

Prospective PhD applicants are invited to match their scientific interests with those of the various thesis directors and laboratories according to the following themes:

  • Micro/Nano electronics, circuits, systems and computer engineering
  • Information technologies, automatic control, signal, image, and video processing
  • Electrical energy: systems and components
  • Wireless Communications, Electromagnetics and Wave Phenomena

More information on the EDEE program

Doctoral program in Microsystems and Microelectronics

The Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics (EDMI) covers a wide range of research topics ranging from MEMS to digital circuit design. Interdisciplinarity and technology innovation constitute core priorities of our doctoral program.

The EDMI lies at the intersection of micro/nano electronics, micro/nano systems, and bioengineering. We cover the knowledge chain from novel material systems (silicon, graphene, flexible/stretchable, etc) to new device and/or sensor principles up to their use in innovative system applications, including circuit design for micro/ nano-sensor interfacing and advanced power management for ambient intelligence applications.

Our PhD students are major users of the Center of micro/nano-technology (CMI), our world-class cleanroom that has a strong MEMS, Nanofabrication, and microfluidic focus. More than 20 EPFL laboratories and research groups are affiliated with the EDMI, all having strong interactions with Swiss and European industry.

EDMI program members focus their activities in three major fields :

  • MEMS & NEMS
  • Biosensors & bioengineering
  • Micro- & nanoelectronics

More information on the EDMI program

Doctoral program in Energy

Energy is a critical and societal subject, as well as a strong research topic at Institute of Electrical Engineering and at EPFL. Over 100 doctoral students are currently pursuing their thesis in the doctoral program in energy (EDEY). They stem from various backgrounds, ranging from electrical engineering, physics and mechanical engineering to architecture and maths amongst others. This is one of the most multidisciplinary doctoral programs at EPFL.

Professors and senior research scientists have two missions: to perform research in energy at an international level and to provide the highest quality education for EPFL students majoring in energy.