New metamaterial offers reprogrammable properties 21st January, 2021
Edoardo Charbon's research featured in "Physics" 19th January, 2021
Biomass-driven technology allows for enhanced energy conversion 15th January, 2021
Organic waste – whether from households, agriculture or agroforestry – can be used as energy resource, but is often underexploited. A team of the School of Engineering scientists has developed a methodology to better incorporate this resource into existing power grids and gas distribution systems, depending on local availability and demand.
The technology keeping the world moving through AI 14th January, 2021
Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease caused by the wearing down of cartilage in the joints and affects over 500 million people in the world . The Inmodi team, led by Dr Jérôme Thevenot and Olga Motovilova from the School of Engineering's Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement (LMAM), plan to change the future of those suffering from knee pain. We caught up with these recent Innogrant winners to find out more about their startup.
Light-based processors boost machine-learning processing 8th January, 2021
An international team of scientists have developed a photonic processor that uses rays of light inside silicon chips to process information much faster than conventional electronic chips. Published in Nature, the breakthrough study was carried out by scientists from EPFL, the Universities of Oxford, Münster, Exeter, Pittsburgh, and IBM Research – Zurich.
Adrian Ionescu wins ERC Proof of Concept Grant 7th January, 2021
Proteins à la carte expand beyond Nature's repertoire 4th January, 2021
“I teach students how to work in teams” 29th December, 2020
The first endovascular technology that can explore capillaries 23rd December, 2020
Francesco Gramuglia receives the First Place Student Paper Award 21st December, 2020
Initiatives to support EPFL students before the winter exams 18th December, 2020
EPFL students are preparing for a second round of exams under coronavirus conditions. It's not easy to stay motivated given the challenges of distance learning, lack of social contact and difficulties in maintaining study habits. But help is available. EPFL is committed to supporting its students, and a range of initiatives have been rolled out to enable everyone to have a stress-free as possible end of the semester.
Ali Sayed receives the Norbert Wiener 2020 Award 18th December, 2020
Making industrial robots smarter and more versatile 17th December, 2020
EPFL spin-off Aica has developed AI-based software that makes industrial robots easier to program and more capable of adapting. The software is designed in a modular format so that operators can build a customized application based on their needs. Aica’s advancement expands the range of tasks that robots can perform while cutting implementation costs.
“After taking my class,students will look at the objects differently" 16th December, 2020
Digipredict digital twin will predict the evolution of Covid-19 16th December, 2020
New synthetic molecule can kill the flu virus 15th December, 2020
Nominations of EPFL professors 11th December, 2020
Michele Ceriotti awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant of 2 million euro 9th December, 2020
eSeed: a fund for collaboration between the STI's laboratories 7th December, 2020
An EPFL study among the 30 greatest discoveries in optics 3rd December, 2020
New cancer-fighting method leverages the mechanical force of T cells 30th November, 2020
“You can count yourself lucky when you fail” 26th November, 2020
Philippe Renaud, an EPFL professor, has just won the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Electrophoresis Society for his exceptional contribution to the fields of dielectric cytometry and nanofluidics. We spoke with him about his career marked by teaching success and scientific innovation.
Sandro Carrara reappointed editor-in-chief of the IEEE Sensors Journa 24th November, 2020
Kazuhiro Morimoto receives two prizes for his doctoral thesis 23rd November, 2020
Isochronic winner of the Innovation by Design Challenge 20th November, 2020
Giulia Tagliabue receives an SNSF grant of 1.5 million francs 20th November, 2020
New process narrows the gap between natural and synthetic materials 19th November, 2020
Three spin-offs make the finals of a deep tech startup competition 18th November, 2020
Silke Pan wins silver in the Cybathlon with the TWIICE exoskeleton 14th November, 2020
New fiber optic sensors transmit data up to 100 times faster 13th November, 2020
“The foundation has to be solid before building on it” 11th November, 2020
New European research platform for photonics 10th November, 2020
The School of Engineering launches MyKompas 9th November, 2020
The School of Engineering at EPFL has launched a new communication tool for its faculty members that aims at providing them with access to different dashboards under a unique platform. The dashboards provide faculty with continuous and up-to-date statistical information about teaching, research, and infrastructure activities related to their laboratories, and allow a global view of the contributions of the School of Engineering in these domains.
Giulia Tagliabue receives the 2020 Rising Stars of Light Award 6th November, 2020
New light on cellular hydration 5th November, 2020
Salamanders provide a model for spinal-cord regeneration 5th November, 2020
Next-generation computer chip with two heads 5th November, 2020
Deep Learning Algorithms Helping to Clear Space Junk from our Skies 29th October, 2020
University Latsis Award EPFL 2020 – Elison Matioli 29th October, 2020
Raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail 28th October, 2020
Data centers need to consider their carbon footprint 20th October, 2020
Altering the properties of 2D materials at the nanometer scale 15th October, 2020
Hatice Altug and Camille Brès elected as Fellow Members of The OSA 9th October, 2020
A $6.6 million grant to develop neurostimulator for mental disorders 7th October, 2020
Professor Mahsa Shoaran, leading the Integrated Neurotechnologies Laboratory of EPFL, has been awarded a prestigious grant from the US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to develop a new implantable brain stimulation system that can measure and control oscillatory brain networks to treat severe psychiatric illness, especially mood and anxiety disorders.
Microcomb-injected pulsed lasers as variable microwave gears 2nd October, 2020
Optical frequency combs can link frequencies in the microwave domain to high-purity laser emissions, yielding unprecedented precision in time-keeping and metrology. Now EPFL scientists and their colleagues have generated variable low-noise microwave signals by building variable microwave gears with two compact optical frequency combs.
David Atienza receives the ICCAD award 1st October, 2020
David Atienza, professor at the School of Engineering and Head of the Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL), has received with his co-authors the IEEE/ACM ICCAD Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award for the scientific publication entitled « 3D-ICE: Fast compact transient thermal modeling for 3D-ICs with inter-tier liquid cooling »
New tools to unravel the mysteries of water 28th September, 2020
Sylvie Roke, professor in bioengineering at EPFL, has just been elected by her peers as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). This is a rare distinction, that is awarded for her “seminal contributions to scattering and imaging technologies to enable pioneering studies of complex aqueous systems and their interfaces.”