Nominations of EPFL professors

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© 2021 EPFL

The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of professors at EPFL.

New appointment at EPFL

Dr Andreas Fuster, currently Economic Adviser in the Department of Financial Stability at the Swiss National Bank, as Associate Professor of Finance at the College of Management of Technology at EPFL (CDM)
Andreas Fuster’s work focuses on analysing the real estate market, household indebtedness, financial regulation and the formation and evolution of macroeconomic expectations. His empirical work relies on machine learning, big data, as well as experimental approaches. The appointment at EPFL will enable Andreas Fuster to pursue his research in an area of vital importance to Switzerland, and give him the opportunity to help educate the next generation of financial engineers.

Promotions at EPFL

Professor Drazen Dujic, currently Tenure Track Assistant Professor at EPFL, as Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Electronics in the School of Engineering (STI)
Drazen Dujic is a leading international expert in power electronics, particularly in the area of power supply and medium voltage direct current power transmission. He was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2018. Drazen Dujic will enhance this area of study at EPFL by attracting important academic and industrial partnerships, providing high-quality teaching, conducting innovative research, and forging links between different fields of science and engineering.

Professor Jeremy Luterbacher, currently Tenure Track Assistant Professor at EPFL, as Associate Professor of Chemical Process Engineering in the School of Basic Sciences (SB)
Jeremy Luterbacher’s work on biomass conversion technologies includes looking for an alternative to oil for manufacturing plastics and other common chemicals. He has won a number of prizes (including an ERC Starting Grant in 2017) for his outstanding results in the field of chemical engineering. This highly creative researcher is head of the Laboratory of Sustainable and Catalytic Processing, a field in which he is internationally regarded as a rising star.

Professor Aleksandra Radenovic, currently Associate Professor at EPFL, as Full Professor of Bioengineering in the School of Engineering (STI)
Aleksandra Radenovic’s main focuses are nanophotonics and nanofluidics. Her most important scientific breakthroughs as an experimental physicist have been the manufacture of nanopores and their application in osmotic power generators and DNA sequencing. She is a world leader in the highly competitive field of nanotechnology and has filed three patents. Her innovative research and high-quality teaching make a key contribution to the education of engineers at EPFL.

Award of the title of Professor

Dr Oleg Boyarkine, currently Senior Scientist at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences (SB), as Adjunct Professor at EPFL
Oleg Boyarkine’s research focuses on experimental molecular spectroscopy using lasers, and its application in a variety of areas. He was instrumental in EPFL’s success with the spectroscopy of cryogenically cooled biomolecular ions from the outset and played a pioneering role in this field internationally.

Dr Hugo Dil, currently Scientist at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences (SB), as Adjunct Professor at EPFL
Hugo Dil investigates the physics of condensed matter and has achieved groundbreaking results using the dedicated experiment station he developed at the Swiss Light Source (SLS) at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). Researchers from all over the world now compete to use this unique installation at the PSI and benefit from his expertise.

Dr Marcel Drabbels, currently Senior Scientist at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences (SB), as Adjunct Professor at EPFL
Marcel Drabbels conducts research in the field of superfluid helium nanodroplets. His outstanding achievements in the area of molecular beam machines contributed to the construction of the low density matter (LDM) beamline for the FERMI free electron laser project in Trieste. This still functions on the same principles and is currently FERMI’s most successful beamline.