Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL

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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL   link
Location: Lausanne
Affiliation: Conseil des EPF / ETH Rat

EPFL is one of the two federal technical schools (university) in Switzerland. Like the ETH in Zurich, it has three missions: education of students, scientific research and technology transfer. EPFL is located near Lausanne on the shores of the Lake Geneva. It has a campus of more than 10,000 people. The school stimulates collaboration between students, professors, researchers and entrepreneurs. These daily interactions give rise to new and work in science, technology and architecture.


Environment - Nov 13
The next generation of ultra high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) has just been created at EPFL. The new material will be used to strengthen bridges and other structures - both new and old.
Materials Science - Nov 12
Materials Science

Chemical engineers at EPFL have developed a new method for atomic layer deposition, a technique commonly used in high-quality microelectronics.

Business - Nov 8

A new research program will combine the specialist knowledge of the Swiss Finance Institute @ EPFL with insights from the School's data scientists and digital trust experts. The financial markets affect pensions, investments and other major life decisions in often unexpected ways.

Innovation - Nov 7

Impresso Labs, a startup based at EPFL's Innovation Park, has developed a professional networking app that contains only verified profiles. It is one of five Swiss startups selected to be showcased at the Web Summit 2019 - and the only one from French-speaking Switzerland.

Environment - Nov 11

The acidification of the Pacific Ocean in northern Japan is increasing the natural production rate of N2O, an ozone-depleting greenhouse gas.

Computer Science - Nov 8
Computer Science

Researchers at EPFL have developed a novel way of predicting lightning strikes to the nearest 10 to 30 minutes and within a radius of 30 kilometers.

Environment - Nov 6

The EPFL-WISH Foundation will award this year's Erna Hamburger Prize to German marine biologist Antje Boetius.

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