About the ME section

Mechanical engineering addresses some of humankind’s most challenging and persistent questions. With its roots in an understanding of the fundamental laws of nature, mechanical engineering encompasses the development, design and manufacture of machines and systems that harness those forces to benefit society. As the broadest engineering field, mechanical engineering plays a role throughout a range of scientific domains, three of which are touched upon here:

Responsible use of natural resources: mechanical engineers conceive and construct solar, wind, thermal, and hydraulic energy transformation installations, and continue the development of other energy domains, from fuel cells to heat pumps.

Transport: from bicycles to rockets, trains to planes; the innovation of mechanical engineering has been most spectacularly expressed in the domains of transport, with its challenge of producing an optimal response while respecting environmental and societal concerns.

Production of goods for society: Mechanical engineering plays a crucial role in the fabrication process, and advances in the field contribute to the evolution of industrial processes, improving yields, optimizing energy, and minimizing environmental impact.



Section Director
Prof. François Gallaire (LFMI)
tél. + 41-21- 69 33365 / 69 32955
Adjunct to the Director
Dr Alain Prenleloup
tél. + 41-21- 69 37834
Section secretary
Anne Mireille Legrand
tél. + 41-21- 69 32947
Exhange study advisor
Prof. Giancarlo Ferrari Trecate (SCI STI GFT)
tél. + 41-21- 69 34212 / 69 33845



Foundation and Bachelor programs /
Responsible for Passerelle HES

Dr Alain Prenleloup

Master program Specialization advisors:
Prof. Tobias Schneider

Prof. Salman Sakar

Prof. Jürg Schiffmann

Prof. Guillermo Villanueva

Prof. Alireza Karimi

Prof. Giulia Tagliabue



Bachelor program:

MAN Elections in Springtime
1st year
Sara Le Bihan / Pierre-Louis Peter
2nd year
Alexandre Carlhammar / Nathan Jacot
3rd year
Garance Rocheteau / Alan Wicht


Master program:

1st year
Roberto Garcia Cobeta / Victoire Tchatat Njieyep
2nd year
Maxime Dulon / Francesca Nicoletti



Foundation cycle
Prof. P. Reis
1st year bachelor Prof. G. Tagliabue
2nd year bachelor Prof. J. van Herle
Master cycle
Prof. G. Villanueva
Master’s Project
Prof. G. Ferrari Trecate



Executive office

Specializations advisors

Students, class delegates