Materials News

New light on cellular hydration

Researchers from EPFL’s Institute of Bioengineering and the University of Geneva have teamed up to develop new tools for studying water flow across cell membranes. (Click to read on)… ...

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Professor Michele Ceriotti was named as Associate Professor of Materials Science

Michele Ceriotti is regarded as a world leader in the field of enhanced simulations for computational materials research. He has initiated an unsupervised machine learning paradigm that combines accurate simulation of electronic structures with long time and large scale models, allowing the description of disordered or out-of-equilibrium systems His work thus opens new avenues for ...

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Maartje Bastings, a scientist reaching for new heights

Summer series – A calling for research. Maartje Bastings, the director of the Programmable Biomaterials Laboratory, has found the right balance between her passion for trail running, her DNA research and her family (Click to read on)… ...

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Using viscous metals in micro fibers

EPFL scientists have developed the first micro-structured fibers with a viscous metal inside – a perfect example of what cross-disciplinary teamwork can achieve. (Click to read on)… ...

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Using magnetic worms to engineer nanoscale communication systems

Researchers at EPFL have shown that electromagnetic waves coupled to precisely engineered structures known as artificial ferromagnetic quasicrystals allow for more efficient information transmission and processing at the nanoscale. Their research also represents the first practical demonstration of Conway worms, a theoretical concept for the description of quasicrystals. (Click to read on)… ...

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