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.
Theory and experiments to understand a contact between two filaments 26th April, 2021
New tech builds ultralow-loss integrated photonic circuits 22nd April, 2021
Two professors receive an ERC Advanced Grant project funding 22nd April, 2021
Thanh-an Michel Pham receives second prize at the ISBI 2021 20th April, 2021
Thanh-an Michel Pham, doctoral assistant at the School of Engineering’s Biomedical Imaging Laboratory (LIB), won the second prize for Best Paper Award at the ISBI 2021 for his work on "Diffraction Tomography from Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy: Numerical Feasibility”. This research is part of the GlobalBioIm project funded by ERC (European Research Council).
The School of Life Sciences (SV) has joined the Center for Intelligent Systems (CIS) to combine artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision and robotics with expertise in the life sciences, and create intelligent systems in life sciences. Being an equal partner alongside EPFL’s other schools will further strengthen the development of interdisciplinary projects across the campus and push the boundaries of research.
Bioprinted mini pancreas will help in the fight against diabetes 20th April, 2021
Scientists now able to map defects in 2D crystals in liquid 19th April, 2021
Three EPFL startups receive an Ignition grant 15th April, 2021
We are happy to announce that Blue Energy Leap, Arkaïya, and Condensation have been each awarded with a CHF 30K Ignition grant. This grant is the first step into the new EPFL Tech Launchpad program. The program is a tech path for startup projects to validate feasibility, accelerate and get market and investor-ready.
Gözden Torun receives the "Young Researcher Presentation Award" 15th April, 2021
During the international conference GLASS MEETING 2020, organized by the Glass division of the Ceramic Society of Japan, Mrs Gözden TORUN, doctoral student at the Galatea Lab at EPFL’s School of Engineering, won the gold prize for her work and presentation in the category "Young Researcher Presentation Award" for her paper entitled “Effect of high-repetition rate femtosecond laser pulses exposure on ternary tellurite glass“.
New hydrogel can repair tears in human tissue 14th April, 2021
Parkinson's disease: wearable sensors to track symptoms 13th April, 2021
Artificial intelligence to explore the biomolecular world 7th April, 2021
Self-healing composites extend a product's lifespan 2nd April, 2021
A promising future for soft bioelectronic interfaces 30th March, 2021
Bruno Correia awarded by the Protein Society 29th March, 2021
Contemplate the nature of robotics at EPFL Pavilions 26th March, 2021
New nanotransistors keep their cool at high voltages 26th March, 2021
Power converters play an essential role in electric vehicles and solar panels, for example, but tend to lose a lot of power in the form of heat in the electricity conversion process. Thanks to a new type of transistor developed at EPFL, these converters can perform at substantially improved efficiencies, especially in high-power applications.
Clean hydrogen can reduce the climate impact of industries 25th March, 2021
Mini-fuel cell delivers maximum performance 19th March, 2021
EPFL startup INERGIO has just unveiled a prototype for a lightweight, eco-friendly, high-performance fuel cell that can supply energy in situations where there’s no power grid. Its system can be used to run delivery drones, weather stations, environmental sensors, telecommunication antennae and even campsites.
IEL and IMT Institutes Joining Forces 18th March, 2021
EPFL Changemakers: Incubating tomorrow's business ideas 16th March, 2021
Retinal implants can give artificial vision to the blind 15th March, 2021
Three EPFL Startups receive an Innogrant award of CHF 100k 11th March, 2021
The project REA wins two more competitive grants 11th March, 2021
The Laboratory of Life Sciences Electronics (CLSE), led by professor Carlotta Guiducci, has worked with the Obstetrics unit of CHUV, led by Professor David Baud, to develop an innovative medical device to remotely monitor the risk of preterm birth from home.
Nominations of EPFL professors 5th March, 2021
Army of robots pushes the limits of astrophysics 5th March, 2021
One thousand newly-minted microrobots created in EPFL labs will soon be deployed at two large-scale telescopes in Chile and the United States. These high-precision instruments, capable of positioning optical fibers to within a micron, will vastly increase the quantity of astrophysics data that can be gathered – and expand our understanding of the Universe.
Water influences the stickiness of Hyaluronan 3rd March, 2021
Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a polysaccharide that helps establish the viscosity of bodily fluids. According to a new study by EPFL School of Engineering scientists, it also influences the behavior of far more water molecules than previously thought. Their findings – just published in Science Advances – open new avenues of research on the role water plays in the human body.
Cancer: a new killer lymphocyte enters the ring 2nd March, 2021
Novel sandwich technology improves sensitivity of rapid tests 17th February, 2021
EPFL School of Engineering well represented at the ISSCC Conference 16th February, 2021
Signs of burnout can be detected in sweat 10th February, 2021
EPFL engineers, working in association with startup Xsensio, have developed a wearable sensing chip that can measure the concentration of cortisol – the stress hormone – in human sweat. Enabling future quasi-continuous monitoring, their device can eventually help doctors better understand and treat stress-related conditions like burnout and obesity.
Building Sustainable Products – Creating Lasting Impact 8th February, 2021
In the second edition of the master’s course Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering (IEE) – jointly offered by STI and CDM – students responded to industry challenges, building prototypes in teams and analyzing the viability of businesses. Under this year’s theme of “Sustainable Technology” six teams of 3-5 students competed, each developing a product prototype, a business plan, and an impact assessment for at least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations.