Andras Kis and Dario Floreano Elected IEEE Fellows 5th December, 2022
Andras Kis and Dario Floreano have been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for 2023, in recognition of their contributions to the development of 2D materials and electronic devices, and to bio-inspired drone development and evolutionary robotics, respectively.
Luca Nela wins Thesis Award in Microsystems and Microelectronics 5th December, 2022
Francesco Mondada receives prestigious Polytechnik-Preis 2022 2nd December, 2022
Photonics chip allows light amplification 1st December, 2022
"Computing is like potato chips - there's never enough!" 29th November, 2022
Steerable soft robots could enhance medical applications 28th November, 2022
Apply to the E3 EPFL Excellence in Engineering Program 2023 25th November, 2022
The application portal for the 2023 edition of the E3 EPFL Excellence in Engineering Summer Internship Program is now open. The program is organized by the EPFL School of Engineering and offers an intensive research training opportunity to bachelor and master students from all around the world, with various scientific backgrounds.
Tales from a Robotic World, MIT Press 24th November, 2022
Raphaël Liégeois selected for 2022 ESA astronaut cohort 24th November, 2022
Six new CROSS projects on the theme of crisis 23rd November, 2022
EPFL's Highly Cited Researchers in 2022 22nd November, 2022
Scientists unlock nature's secret to super-selective binding 22nd November, 2022
EPFL researchers have discovered that it is not just molecular density, but also pattern and structural rigidity, that control super-selective binding interactions between nanomaterials and protein surfaces. The breakthrough could help optimize existing approaches to virus prevention and cancer detection.
Institute of Mechanical Engineering @EPFL 18th November, 2022
2022 EEDE Thesis Award & Distinctions 18th November, 2022
EPFL Doctorate Award - 2022 - Michele Simoncelli 15th November, 2022
Gilbert Hausmann Award - 2022 - Joowon Lim 15th November, 2022
Professor René Wasserman Award - 2022 - Inès Richard 15th November, 2022
Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Award - 2022 - Vytautas Navikas 15th November, 2022
“Why do we throw away electronics when they break?” 15th November, 2022
Naïg Chenais receives the Prix Retina 2022 11th November, 2022
Giulia Tagliabue receives SNSF Starting Grant 11th November, 2022
Tenure-track assistant professor Giulia Tagliabue, head of the Laboratory of Nanoscience for Energy Technologies (LNET) in the School of Engineering, has been awarded a Starting Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
Researchers open door to stain-free labeling of cellular components 11th November, 2022
Scientists at EPFL and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), the University Federico II, and CEINGE-Biotecnologie avanzate in Naples, Italy, have developed a new method to screen individual cells quickly and reliably without fluorescence labeling. Their work, published in the journal Nature Photonics, opens new avenues in early tumor diagnosis and drug development.
Two cortical prosthetics technologies receive enable grants 10th November, 2022
Yves Bellouard elected Optica Fellow 10th November, 2022
Professor Yves Bellouard, head of the Galatea Laboratory at EPFL’s School of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow Member of the Optical Society (Optica) at the Society’s recent Board of Directors meeting.
“Our role is to bridge the gap between the two worlds” 8th November, 2022
Kyojin Choo receives a SFN grant 7th November, 2022
'Artificial photosynthesis' project wins Engineering Discovery grant 3rd November, 2022
School of Engineering (STI) professors Sophia Haussener, Esther Amstad, and Giulia Tagliabue have received the school’s first Engineering Discovery Grant for their interdisciplinary research project aimed at producing droplet- and bubble-based “mini refineries” for solar-driven electrochemical CO2 reduction.
Robots come out of the research lab 31st October, 2022
This year’s Swiss Robotics Day – an annual event run by the EPFL-led National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Robotics – will be held at the Beaulieu convention center in Lausanne. For the first time, this annual event will take place over two days: the first day, on 4 November, will be reserved for industry professionals, while the second, on 5 November, will be open to the public.
A new device for early diagnosis of degenerative eye disorders 28th October, 2022
Researchers at an EPFL lab have developed an ophthalmological device that can be used to diagnose some degenerative eye disorders long before the onset of the first symptoms. In early clinical trials, the prototype was shown to produce images with a sufficient degree of precision in just five seconds.
Concrete - a game changer in climate technology 27th October, 2022
Tough stuff - that suits her. Karen Scrivener is a renowned expert on the world's most widely used building materials: concrete and cement. But cement as a binding agent has fallen into disrepute as a "climate killer". The professor disagrees. The head of the Laboratory for Building Materials at EPFL's School of Engineering in Lausanne can point to more than just pioneering research into more energy-efficient concrete production. She also has her eye on global construction activity - and has big plans.
EPFL to push quantum sensing in the mid infrared through MIRAQLS 26th October, 2022
AI to rank the synthesizability of materials for carbon capture 24th October, 2022
EPFL researchers, together with colleagues in Paris and the U.S., have applied artificial intelligence (AI) to a long-standing problem in materials science – identifying which structures within massive computer-generated databases are good candidates for actual fabrication. NCCR MARVEL’S Michele Ceriotti, professor at the School of Engineering, and coworkers focused their study on hypothetical zeolites, materials that show promise for capturing carbon dioxide emissions, as well as for catalysts for green chemistry.
The coolest microchips around: designer swimwear by POWERLab 21st October, 2022
“We have to be forward-looking” 21st October, 2022
Touradj Ebrahimi, a professor of multimedia signal processing at EPFL's School of Engineering, has been selected for this year’s Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) Progress Medal – the most coveted award in the field of image processing. We spoke with this visionary engineer, who almost pursued a career in robotics.
Flexible surgical needle offers enhanced precision 21st October, 2022
Engineers from EPFL and the University of Strasbourg have developed an innovative surgical needle whose trajectory can be corrected on the fly, thanks to a flexible tip controlled with a simple button. Intended for use in image-guided surgery, the needle offers greater precision in surgeon’s movements and reduces the risk for patients.
“I am continually floored by the versatility of cellulose” 18th October, 2022
Prof. Curtin receives the MMM Distinguished Career Achievement Award 14th October, 2022
William Curtin, head of the Laboratory for Multiscale Mechanics Modeling (LAMMM) at the School of Engineering, has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the MMM Distinguished Career Achievement Award by the MMM International Advisory Board.
POWERlab team awarded the 2021 IEEE TPEL Prize Letter Award 13th October, 2022
The EPFL School of Engineering’s Power and Wide-band-gap Electronics Research Laboratory (POWERlab), headed by professor Elison Matioli, has received the selective 2021 IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Prize Letter Award, for their paper entitled High-Accuracy Calibration-Free Calorimeter for the Measurement of Low Power Losses authored by Armin Jafari et al. and published on IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL).
Inauguration of the Neuro-X Institute 12th October, 2022
“I'd love to do some teaching one day!” 11th October, 2022
Lightweight, ultra-connected seaborne containers 5th October, 2022
The composite containers developed by AELER, an EPFL startup, deliver better performance across the board: they’re stronger, have a bigger payload, are better insulated, allow for enhanced tracking and can help cut carbon emissions. More than 60 of the containers are currently crossing oceans around the world, and the firm hopes to grow this number substantially starting next year.
1245 students graduate with EPFL Master's degrees 1st October, 2022
A new advanced manufacturing center opens up in Neuchâtel 28th September, 2022
The manufacturing industry is going through a period of profound change, driven in part by the advent of 3D printing and other advanced technologies. In order to support Swiss industry at this critical juncture, EPFL and CSEM have joined forces to create the Micromanufacturing Science & Engineering Center (M2C), a new focal point for pure research, technology transfer and everything in between.
Juergen Brugger receives MNE Fellow Award 2022 26th September, 2022
EPFL School of Engineering's Microsystems Laboratory Director, Juergen Brugger, has been named the recipient of the 2022 MNE Fellow Award. This award recognizes outstanding researchers/engineers who made a significant advance in Micro- and Nanoengineering and related fields covered by the MNE conference.
Appointment of EPFL's School of Engineering professors 23rd September, 2022
Time-reversal methods can make power transformers more reliable 21st September, 2022
Kazuhiro Morimoto: “rising star” of nanoscience 12th September, 2022
Managing variety in MRI scans can lead to better stroke diagnoses 5th September, 2022
Giant wheel used to test a linear motor 31st August, 2022
Transforming concentrated solar light, heat and water into hydrogen 24th August, 2022
Researchers at the Laboratory of Renewable Energy Science and Engineering (LRESE) and the Group of Energy Materials (GEM), at EPFL’s School of Engineering, have demonstrated a high-temperature electrolysis reactor transforming concentrated solar light and water into hydrogen. By using high temperatures (> 700°C), the reactor requires no rare and expensive materials for the electrochemical reaction. This integrated approach has the potential to reach solar-to-fuel efficiencies larger than that of conventional non-concentrated, solar-driven electrolysis approaches.