Predicting a protein's behavior from its appearance 11th December, 2019
Prof. Tobias Schneider awarded ERC Consolidator Grant 11th December, 2019
Professor Tobias Schneider from EPFL’s School of Engineering, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant for his project “PERTURB”. These highly prestigious grants are designed to support outstanding researchers who have a solid track record and a top-notch research project.
Liquid flow is influenced by a quantum effect in water 7th December, 2019
Researchers at EPFL have discovered that the viscosity of solutions of electrically charged polymers dissolved in water is influenced by a quantum effect. This tiny quantum effect influences the way water molecules interact with one another. Yet, it can lead to drastic changes in large-scale observations. This effect could change the way scientists understand the properties and behavior of solutions of biomolecules in water, and lead to a better understanding of biological systems.
Postdoctoral researcher Jonathan Cottet wins CENTRALP 2019 Award 6th December, 2019
Four EPFL Engineering Professors recognized as IEEE Fellows 2020 6th December, 2019
Four professors from the School of Engineering (STI) have earned the prestigious title of 2020 IEEE Fellows. IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.
“We could create devices like the ones you see in Star Trek” 3rd December, 2019
EPFL's student solves a 100-year-old physics enigma 2nd December, 2019
An EPFL Bachelor’s student has solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for 100 years. He discovered why gas bubbles in narrow vertical tubes seem to remain stuck instead of rising upwards. According to his research and observations, an ultra-thin film of liquid forms around the bubble, preventing it from rising freely. And he found that, in fact, the bubbles are not stuck at all – they are just moving very, very slowly.
An EPFL robot in space 26th November, 2019
Engineering solutions for kitchen challenges 22nd November, 2019
Eliminating cracks in 3D-printed metal components 21st November, 2019
Five members of the school of engineering listed as highly cited 19th November, 2019
Daniela Zöller receives the EDEE best Doctoral Thesis Award 19th November, 2019
PhD student Ezequiel González Debada wins Best Student Paper Award 15th November, 2019
Congratulations to PhD Student of the Electrical Engineering Institute Ezequiel González Debada who won the 1st best Student Paper Award at the 2019 IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 19), held in Auckland, New Zealand.
Using AI to predict where and when lightning will strike 8th November, 2019
Frédéric Giraud wins Best Poster Award at IROS 2019 7th November, 2019
EPFL bioengineering team wins global iGEM competition 5th November, 2019
Maartje Bastings featured as emerging investigator in two journals 31st October, 2019
PhD student Francesca Criscuolo wins Best Paper Award 31st October, 2019
Highlighting women in engineering 31st October, 2019
“Our work can seem like science fiction” 31st October, 2019
Analyzing gut bacteria more accurately 31st October, 2019
The microorganisms in our intestines could be linked to certain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Researchers from the AD-gut consortium have developed a novel method – combining optical DNA mapping and statistics – for accurately distinguishing and rapidly identifying the various species in the microbiota.
5,000 “eyes” will track the expansion of the Universe 30th October, 2019
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), is a US-led project that will measure the accelerated expansion of the Universe in order to reveal the nature of dark energy. The DESI project, which has received significant contributions from EPFL’s astrophysicists, is entering its final testing phase, gearing up to charter the skies.
Great success for the 2nd edition of the Engineering PhD Summit 30th October, 2019
The PhD Summit is a workshop for final year PhD students interested in a career in academia. Each year, we invite to campus, on a competitive basis, a group of exceptional graduating PhD students from institutions worldwide. In this 2ndedition, the Summit focused on the theme of «Intelligent systems».
E3 Program EPFL Excellence in Engineering 25th October, 2019
Technical Workshops at EPFL School of Engineering 25th October, 2019
EPFL School of Engineering has five prototyping workshops covering everything from advanced mechanical parts to complex printed circuit boards. The facility, known as the Technical Workshop Platform (PAT), meets the needs of the research labs and gives students an opportunity to rub shoulders with manufacturing professionals during their studies.
Bacteria must be “stressed out” to divide 24th October, 2019
Excitons will shape the future of electronic devices 23rd October, 2019
EPFL to host UltimateGaN European Consortium's first meeting 17th October, 2019
From 23-25 October, EPFL will host the first meeting of the European Consortium UltimateGaN, launched in May. This research project gathers 26 partners -including EPFL- from nine countries. Its funding of 48 million euros makes it one of the largest European research projects. The objective is to conduct research on the next generation of energy-saving chips based on the new semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN).
EPFL is developing next-generation soft hearing implants 16th October, 2019
Working with clinicians from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School, a team of EPFL researchers has developed a conformable electrode implant that will allow people with a dysfunctional inner ear to hear again. This new device could replace existing auditory brainstem implants, which have a number of shortcomings.
A smart speaker helps care for the elderly at home 14th October, 2019
Two students from EPFL's School of Engineering have developed a smart speaker with voice-activation technology that connects patients directly to their loved ones as well as caregivers and emergency services. The system, designed to save time and provide greater peace of mind, has already been tested by several home-care providers.
“I teach a subject that's notoriously hard to learn” 14th October, 2019
A high-precision instrument for ophthalmologists 29th October, 2019
Science: Controlling superconducting regions within an exotic metal 11th October, 2019
Awarded for his real-world teaching strategy 4th October, 2019
Artificial skin could help rehabilitation and enhance virtual reality 27th September, 2019
“I love being paid to think” 26th September, 2019
Nominations of Professors at the School of Engineering 26th September, 2019
Professor Reis Elected VP of the Society of Engineering Science 22nd September, 2019
Professor Gallaire Elected Fellow of American Physical Society 22nd September, 2019
EPFL develops solution for detecting deepfakes 20th September, 2019
Deepfakes – or fake videos produced to look real through the use of artificial intelligence – pose a growing challenge. That’s why an EPFL research group has been teaming up with the Swiss startup Quantum Integrity to develop a deepfake detection solution over the past two years. The team has been awarded an Innosuisse grant starting on 1 October, with deployment as early as next year.
Touradj Ebrahimi receives the first Multimedia Star Innovator Award 19th September, 2019
Touradj Ebrahimi, head of the Multimedia Signal Processing Group (MMSPG) at the School of Engineering, is recipient of the first ever Multimedia Star Innovator Award organized by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
A high-precision instrument for ophthalmologists 12th September, 2019
A smart artificial hand for amputees merges user and robotic control 11th September, 2019
EPFL's lightweight boat wins the 2019 HydroContest 10th September, 2019
Making and controlling crystals of light 9th September, 2019
Two spin-offs top the list of Switzerland's most promising startups 5th September, 2019
EPFL spin-offs Flyability and Lunaphore came in first and second place, respectively, in this year’s TOP 100 Swiss Startup Awards. The ranking is established every year by a panel of 100 startup experts from Switzerland. Two other EPFL spin-offs – Bestmile and Gamaya – also made it into the top ten.
Studying heart cells with nanovolcanoes 4th September, 2019
Researchers at EPFL and the University of Bern have developed a groundbreaking method for studying the electrical signals of cardiac muscle cells. The technology has numerous potential applications in basic and applied research – such as improving the search for mechanisms underlying cardiac arrhythmias.