One of the most downloaded articles of Light: Science & Applications 15th September, 2021
Christian Enz and Arnout Beckers receive the George E. Smith Award 14th September, 2021
Christian Enz, director of the Integrated Circuits Laboratory at the School of Engineering, and Arnout Beckers, a PhD student, were awarded a prize for their research entitled Theoretical Limit of Low-Temperature Subthreshold Swing in Field-Effect Transistors
New immunotherapy method turns activated specifically in tumor 13th September, 2021
STI faculty journalist awarded 8th September, 2021
Flexibility will be key to a large-scale rollout of solar power 6th September, 2021
The successful deployment of solar power will depend on many factors, including how well grid operators are able to balance supply and demand in order to incorporate renewable energy into their low-voltage grids. An EPFL PhD thesis looks at how power utilities can promote flexibility to achieve that goal.
Prof. Giovanni De Micheli receives Technical Achievement Award 1st September, 2021
Professor Giovanni De Micheli, head of the Integrated Systems Laboratory (LSI) at the School of Engineering, has been awarded with the 2021 IEEE TCCPS Technical Achievement Award "For sustained contributions to smart sensors, wearable and implanted electronics, and cyber-medical systems."
“It's our duty to share the discoveries we make” 31st August, 2021
Optical technology can slash the energy required by AI 25th August, 2021
Asclepios: Shooting for the Moon 20th August, 2021
As part of the Asclepios project, a simulated mission to the Moon run by EPFL students, six would-be astronauts spent over a week living on a mock lunar base. Their extraterrestrial habitat was actually right here on Earth – at the Grimsel Test Site, to be precise. Here we look back on an adventure that was (almost) out of this world.
Swimming robot gives fresh insight into locomotion and neuroscience 12th August, 2021
Thanks to their swimming robot modeled after a lamprey, EPFL scientists may have discovered why some vertebrates are able to retain their locomotor capabilities after a spinal cord lesion. The finding could also help improve the performance of swimming robots used for search and rescue missions and for environmental monitoring.
EPFL gets its first fast-charging station for electric vehicles 5th August, 2021
Brain fingerprints help doctors detect neurological disease 27th July, 2021
EPFL now has its own Hyperloop test track 23rd July, 2021
Engineers at EPFL’s DESL lab, working in association with EPFL spin-off Swisspod, have built a Hyperloop test track on the Lausanne campus. They will use the loop – a large vacuum tube for ultra-high-speed travel – to test a linear induction motor. The research is being funded by an Innosuisse grant.
Ali H. Sayed receives the prestigious 2022 IEEE Fourier Award 21st July, 2021
“My robots can assist us in our daily lives” 20th July, 2021
Nominations of EPFL's School of Engineering professors 16th July, 2021
A 3D printer made entirely at EPFL 8th July, 2021
A new collaboration points to the future of data 1st July, 2021
Pumped to assist the heart with an artificial aorta 30th June, 2021
Scientists from EPFL and University of Bern have successfully implanted – in vivo – their first artificial tubular muscle that augments the aorta and assists cardiac function in pumping blood. Based on these results, the Werner Siemens Foundation has provided the green-light for granting an extra 8 million CHF over 8 years to develop artificial muscles for human disorders.
Charitat Award for Luca Nela at the ISPSD'21 28th June, 2021
The paper entitled “High-Performance Enhancement-Mode AlGaN/GaN Multi-Channel Power Transistors” presented by Luca Nela from the School of Engineering's POWERlab has received the Charitat Award at the 33rd International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD 2021), held in Nagoya, Japan. This is the second Charitat Award in a row after the previous one at ISPSD 2020 in Vienna with the paper “High-Frequency GaN-on-Si power integrated circuits based on Tri-Anode SBDs” also by Luca Nela, Elison Matioli, and co-authors from the POWERlab.
The “prix des matériaux” for a secondary school student 25th June, 2021
A virus to identify small peptide mimics of antifreeze proteins 24th June, 2021
The secret to acquiring professional skills 18th June, 2021
While it is important for students to work in groups during their studies, that is not enough for them to acquire many of the transversal skills needed in the professional world. A recent EPFL study highlights the need for engineering courses to explicitly address professional skills through a combination of theory and feedback.
Next-generation implants will be biodegradable and non-invasive 18th June, 2021
Tailored optical stimulation for the blind 17th June, 2021
EPFL scientists in a European collaboration propose a personalized protocol for optimizing stimulation of optic nerve fibers, for the blind, which takes into account feedback from the viewer’s brain. The protocol has been tested on artificial neural networks known to simulate the physiology of the entire visual system, from the eye to the visual cortex. The stimulation protocol will be tested in clinical trials with partners in Rome.
New Imaging Center Pools the Know-How of Five EPFL Schools 16th June, 2021
EPFL has just opened a new imaging center to serve as a hub for state-of-the-art technology in imaging systems. The only one of its kind in Switzerland, the center pools the imaging expertise that is currently housed at nearly a hundred laboratories in five EPFL schools. The goal is to facilitate cross-disciplinary research and anchor EPFL’s position at the cutting edge of imaging technology for research applications.
Clara Moldovan receives an Innosuisse grant 15th June, 2021
Democratising robotics with artificial intelligence 14th June, 2021
The difficulty of programming robots makes the technology inaccessible to many companies, especially the small batch manufacturers that define Swiss industry. AICA, a new AI-driven software co-founded by Professor Aude Billard, Lukas Huber, and Dr. Baptiste Busch, aims to change that.
Modeling the friction between pages in a book 14th June, 2021
Cutting edge solutions for water-energy conservation 11th June, 2021
In June 2021, Droople entered a partnership with the Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL) at the School of Engineering and the ALTIS Group (Valais) to implement the joint Research and Development project WaSTeLeSS. The project is planned to run until 2023 and achieve significant water savings in buildings through an advanced monitoring system based on distributed intelligence.
Silvestro Micera receives 2021 EMBS Technical Achievement Award 10th June, 2021
Microscope reveals the secrets of a material's structure 9th June, 2021
Using light to monitor cancer 8th June, 2021
Moving one step closer to personalized anesthesia 31st May, 2021
Swiss Solar Boat competes with a revolutionary design 28th May, 2021
The vast majority of drugs on the market are poorly soluble, meaning that their ability to dissolve in a solvent is not optimal, which causes them to be poorly absorbed, behave unpredictably, and may even induce an undesirable immune response. The EPFL startup Oryl Photonics composed of has tackled this problem by developing a novel device to rapidly and efficiently measure the solubility of substances at an affordable price. A very worthwhile workaround, given that in Switzerland one in two people over the age of 15 takes at least one medicine every week! Such is the importance of the solution developed by Oryl Photonics, which FIT is now supporting with a Tech Seed loan of CHF 100’000.
How healthy is your digital twin? 14th May, 2021
Digital twins – a savvy combination of artificial intelligence and personal data – have already begun to revolutionize the way healthcare is provided. But they raise a lot of ethical and legal questions, especially given the vast amounts of medical data that must be collected to train artificial intelligence algorithms. So should we be worried about the eventuality of a digital clone? We spoke with experts from a variety of fields to find out.
Cold chips can control qubits 12th May, 2021
Light meets superconducting circuits 12th May, 2021
A laser will track lightning on the Säntis 11th May, 2021
Register for the 2021 Engineering PhD Summit 6th May, 2021
What is it like to study engineering at EPFL? 4th May, 2021
“I will be an engineer!” is a quadrilingual (French, German, Italian and English) video campaign that pulls together the story of six very individual journeys of EPFL Bachelor’s and Master’s students from the School of Engineering into one narrative. Join our students, who invite us to explore their thoughts and experiences on what it is like to study engineering at EPFL, from what led them to deciding to join EPFL to what they wish for themselves as future engineers. This campaign is the result of a close collaboration between the Education Outreach Department and the School of Engineering.
Antibody testing can be a powerful tool for tracking the spread of SARS-CoV2 infections, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of scientists from EPFL, UNIGE and HUG have now developed a reliable and cheap antibody test that can analyze more than 1,000 samples at once and requires a small drop of blood, such as that from a finger prick.
Startup Champion Seed Night: 10 years of discovering new talent 29th April, 2021
The 10th edition of Startup Champion Seed Night is taking place this Thursday, 29 April 2021. Nicolas Durand, CEO of Abionic – an EPFL spinoff that specializes in rapid testing based on nanofluid technology – looks back on his involvement in the competition’s first edition in 2012 and how his company has developed over the past decade.
Linking EPFL Schools via Interdisciplinary Projects 28th April, 2021
With the idea to promote and encourage collaboration among scientists, the College of Management of Technology (CDM) has initiated a new Interdisciplinary Strategy to seed new collaborative research ties between key research areas of the College and other research domains present at EPFL.
This strategic program aims both at boosting the huge potential of interdisciplinary projects which already feature at EPFL and at fostering the integration of the College on the EPFL campus.