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.
Droplets perform daredevil feats on gel surfaces 8th February, 2021
Andrea Ruffino receives a Predoctoral Achievement Award 5th February, 2021
Nomination of Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst as Academic Director 4th February, 2021
With the restructuring of EPFL, the CIS Board of Directors proposed to adapt the structure of the Center for Intelligent Systems as well. We are happy to announce that EPFL’s Vice President for Academic affairs, Prof. Jan S. Hesthaven, upon proposition by the Associate Vice President for the Centers and Platforms, Prof. Anna Fontcuberta I Morral, decided to nominate Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst as Academic Director of CIS starting January 1, 2021 for a period of 4 years.
Artificial aorta can reduce patients' blood pressure 3rd February, 2021
Meet the company who has, literally, reinvented the wheel 2nd February, 2021
The personal mobility device sector is booming. But there’s a problem. Most mobility devices still don’t offer their users a comfortable or flexible experience. Mohsen Falahi from EPFL School of Engineering’s Biorobotics Laboratory has developed Allure - a new wheel technology – to help people with mobility difficulties rediscover lost freedom of movement. In this interview, he talks about the benefits of his invention and how Innogrant will help bring his vision to life.
Innovative mechanical system makes it easy to turn bedridden patients 2nd February, 2021
Dimitri Van De Ville named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer 1st February, 2021
Pedro Reis becomes President of the Society of Engineering Science 25th January, 2021
Lasers and virtual reality to revolutionize watch-crystal engraving 25th January, 2021
MRI helps unravel the mysteries of sleep 22nd January, 2021
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.