Welcome from the Dean

Professor Ali H. Sayed
Prof. Ali H. Sayed

I welcome you to the pages of the School of Engineering at EPFL, one of the finest institutions of higher education in Europe and the World. Browse around and you will learn about the expanse of research activities that our faculty is pursuing in their quest for answers and new discoveries at the forefront of engineering science and research. Learn about a vibrant and dynamic environment, one that embraces students from their first steps in engineering and guides them through an engaging curriculum. Read about the many opportunities our students have to step out of the box and be involved in exciting projects and competitions, both at the national and international stages, from launching the tiny SwissCube satellite into space, to participating in Space Rocket competitions, and to finishing among the top three teams in the Hyperloop Pod competition with their EPFLoop design.
Our faculty and researchers are among the best in their fields, fearless in their pursuit of novelty and successful in their engagement with industry and research partners across Europe and beyond. We are leaders in innovation and technology transfer, accounting for close to 50% of all start-ups created at EPFL and close to 50% of all patent applications as well. According to the 2016 TOP 100 Swiss Startups ranking, 3 start-ups from the School of Engineering were among the top 10.

We are a compact engineering school with the right dose of ambition and drive to be players on the international field and to be leaders in engineering design and applied science. We invite you to visit our campus, spend time with our researchers and students, and get to know the many exciting projects they are involved in. You will discover an amazing variety of creative projects from less invasive cardiac assistance systems, to data-driven discoveries of new materials, to state-of-the-art robotic designs, to powerful imaging and inference methods, to new methods for energy generation and distribution, to life-changing neuro-technologies and prosthetics, to soft and smart materials, to advanced manufacturing and micro-machining concepts, to new immune-engineering methods for cancer treatment, as well as new approaches to personalized medical treatments. These are just samples of the vast range of topics and questions that keep our scientists on the move.

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