The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of three professors at EPFL.
Professor Patrick Barth was named as Associate Professor of Life Sciences in the School of Life Sciences (SV)
Patrick Barth has attracted international attention for his contributions on the structure of membrane proteins and the design of modified membrane proteins. At EPFL he intends to investigate how extracellular signals are transmitted through the membrane and trigger reactions in the cell. His discoveries have great potential in the field of cancer treatment. Patrick Barth has extensive knowledge of biophysics, structural biology, and cellular signal transmission combined with computer modeling. It will therefore greatly strengthen the strategic area of computational biology at EPFL.
Professor Georg Fantner was named as Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Microtechnology in the School of Engineering (STI)
Georg Fantner is a highly innovative scientist who was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2012. He has gained considerable acclaim for developing microelectromechanical systems for atomic force microscopes, as well as a measuring process that facilitates the real-time 3D visualisation of living cells at the nanoscale. Georg Fantner is making major multidisciplinary contributions in biophysics, materials science and molecular biology. As one of the world’s leading experts in his field, he contributes significantly to the excellent reputation of EPFL.
Professor Daniel Kuhn was named as Full Professor of Operations Research in the College of Management of Technology (CDM)
Daniel Kuhn is an internationally renowned scientist with an impressive list of publications to his name. He focuses his mathematics-based research on decision theory, and specifically on new modelling paradigms for decision-making under uncertainty. Daniel Kuhn has succeeded in applying his findings on robust optimization to a wide variety of problems, related to energy storage optimization, production planning, network optimization, process control or traffic planning.