Technology deployed to support people with disabilities 1st July, 2022
Emad Oveisi receives the Rodolphe and Renée Haenny Prize 27th June, 2022
Andreas Mortensen receives SNSF Advanced Grant 22nd June, 2022
“I'd love to solve the biggest challenges in materials science” 21st June, 2022
Anirudh Raju Natarajan, recently appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor at EPFL’s School of Engineering, is passionate about materials. His interests are in using computational methods to design high-performance engineering alloys. In this interview, Prof. Natarajan shares insights into his unbridled curiosity.
Gian Luca Barbruni receives an award for his scientific paper 13th June, 2022
Gian Luca Barbruni, a doctoral student in the Integrated Circuits Laboratory and Medtronic Chair in Neuroengineering at the School of Engineering, had won the Best Student Paper Award for Electronics at the last International Conference on Modern Circuits and Systems Technologies (MOCAST 2022) on Electronics and Communications.
EPFL students acquire a taste for entrepreneurship 7th June, 2022
EPFL Racing Team bets on Artemis to bring home the wins 26th May, 2022
Turning drug discovery into speed dating 24th May, 2022
EPFL spin-off ArcoScreen has developed a platform that turns the discovery of new drugs for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and cancer from a marathon into a sprint. The firm’s microfluidic readout system assesses the response of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) to new substances, delivering significant time and financial gains for pharmaceutical companies.
Objects can now be 3D-printed in opaque resin 23rd May, 2022
Nominations of EPFL professors 20th May, 2022
NeuroMechFly: a digital twin of Drosophila 16th May, 2022
Teaming up to solve water-related problems in Ghana 12th May, 2022
Exoskeleton device helps stroke victims regain hand function 11th May, 2022
"Engineering is the most exciting part of research" 3rd May, 2022
Assistant Professor of Microengineering in the School of Engineering, Cristina Benea-Chelmus has a passion for building new things. As Deputy Director of EPFL’s new Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE), she will be exploring new hybrid photonic technologies that may benefit quantum applications, along with helping to build a world-class transdisciplinary research and education center.
When the animal world inspires science 2nd May, 2022
Improving the efficiency of tandem solar cells 29th April, 2022
Grants for Edge AI and blockchain technology startups 14th April, 2022
The EPFL Startup Launchpad has just granted two innogrants to ClearSky and Emissium - while the former is developing a technology that will use cutting-edge AI technology to transform the way our mobiles use our data, the latter is building a blockchain-based technology which has a vision to speed up the transition to more sustainable living by decarbonizing energy consumption.
How to compete with robots 14th April, 2022
“Science is an incredibly attractive career path” 13th April, 2022
A design class that gives students free rein 13th April, 2022
Maintaining the structure of gold and silver in alloys 8th April, 2022
EPFL engineers have developed a low-temperature annealing method that maintains the structure of gold and silver when the two metals are combined in an alloy. Their discovery will prove useful in the manufacture of contact lenses, holographic optical elements and other optical components, since the new alloys reflect the full spectral range.
Electric car batteries could soon get a second lease on life 31st March, 2022
EcoCloud center gets a makeover and expands its activities 30th March, 2022
SNSF awards NCCR MARVEL a third tranche of 12.33 Million CHF 30th March, 2022
Silicone raspberry used to train harvesting robots 30th March, 2022
Robotic wheelchairs may soon be able to move through crowds smoothly and safely. As part of CrowdBot, an EU-funded project, EPFL researchers are exploring the technical, ethical and safety issues related to this kind of technology. The aim of the project is to eventually help the disabled get around more easily.
Ortal Senouf receives an Apple scholarship 29th March, 2022
“I like to get out of my comfort zone” 28th March, 2022
EPFL opens a new Makerspace for project-based learning 25th March, 2022
Innovative arthritis treatment combines heat with exercise 22nd March, 2022
Nontoxic, variable-stiffness threads for dexterous cardiac catheters 21st March, 2022
EPFL offers three new Masters 17th March, 2022
EPFL is introducing three new Master’s programs to widen the offer of the School’s cross-disciplinary study programs in basic sciences and engineering: the Master’s in Neuro-X, the Master’s in Quantum Science and Engineering and the Master’s in Statistics. Their doors will open to motivated students as of September 2022. The application process for all Master’s programs is open until April 15th
Launching robots into lunar caves 15th March, 2022
Scientists create new lead-free piezoelectric materials 14th March, 2022
EPFL researchers have discovered that gadolinium-doped cerium oxide, a compound they created in the lab, could be a promising alternative to certain piezoelectric materials: it has the same proprieties yet may be 100 times more effective. It’s also lead-free, unlike the best piezoelectric materials, which means that it could be employed in bio-compatible medical applications. Further research will be conducted on this highly promising compound and similar materials.
A comprehensive review just published in Nature Review Materials 10th March, 2022
EPFL spin-off develops protein to boost immunotherapy 4th March, 2022
Ring my string: Building silicon nano-strings 2nd March, 2022
Intelligent Fitness Mat Wins IEE Smart-Sensor Prototyping Competition 24th February, 2022
In the latest edition of Véronique Michaud and Thomas Weber’s graduate course on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering (IEE), nine different teams worked with companies on a prototyping challenge. Under this year’s course theme of “Smart Sensing” companies such as Montblanc, Nestlé, and Vacheron Constantin submitted proposals for collaborative projects, taken up by interdisciplinary student teams and supported by a diverse group of faculty. The winner of this year’s IEE Prize, as judged by a panel of experts, was a product concept developed in collaboration with Sequent, a Swiss startup in the domain of self-charging smart watches. The students’ iMat proposes a sensor-enabled fitness mat with smart user feedback to enable guided exercising.
“I especially like people who can think outside the box” 23rd February, 2022
Sylvie Roke, new member of the SAWT 11th February, 2022
A shared passion for scientific communication 11th February, 2022
Giovanni De Micheli appointed AAAS Fellow 10th February, 2022
Professor Giovanni De Micheli, director of the Integrated Systems Laboratory (LSI) at the School of Engineering, has been elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
“Teaching is a civil service for the community” 10th February, 2022
David Atienza elected Chair of the EDAA 3rd February, 2022
Prof. David Atienza, head of the Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL) at EPFL School of Engineering and new Director of EcoCloud, has been elected as Chair of the European Design and Automation Association (EDAA). The EDAA pursues educational, scientific and technical activities for the advancement in the international community of electronic design and design automation.