Final of the competition "My Thesis in 180 seconds"


Event details

Date 21.03.2024
Hour 17:4519:45
Speaker MT180 Finalists
Category Public Science Events
Event Language French, English

The 14 PhD Students finalists of the competition My Thesis in 180 seconds (MT180) will present their research in simple, straightforward terms in 3 minutes exactly, in English or in French, using humour, metaphores and examples.
A jury made up of people from the scientific community and the broader science world, the business world and the media will decide between the doctoral candidates and award a prize to the three best candidates. The prizes are CHF 1000, CHF 700 and CHF 400 for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

A special audience prize of CHF 400 will also be awarded by the public on site (no online voting): come to learn more about EPFL research and vote for your favorite candidate !

The 8th Edition of the EPFL Final My Thesis in 180 seconds is free and open to the public !

  • 17h30: Opening of the doors, free entrance, registration
  • 18h00: Beginning of the Final
MT180 EPFL Finalists Running Order:
  1. Marian Lumongsod-Thompson, « Effect of environmental transients on the corrosion of aged iron in inert porous media » (Dr Stefano Mischler), English
  2. Stella Laperrousaz, « Development of soft electronic and optoelectronic fibers via the thermal drawing process » (Prof. Fabien Sorin), Français
  3. Luc Bondaz, « An holistic approach for incorporating pores in single-layer graphene for gas separation application » (Prof. Kumar Varoon Agrawal), English
  4. Maria Marcinek, « Plant-beneficial bacteria as vectors for the active delivery of nanoagrochemicals » (Prof. Harm-Anton Klok), English
  5. Arthur Barakat, « The neurometabolism of motivation » (Prof. Carmen Sandi), English
  6. Eduardo Gutierrez-Prieto, « Harnessing mechanical instabilities of rotating structures towards the development of versatile centrifugal microfluidics devices » (Prof. Pedro M. Reis), English
  7. Sahar Rezapour, « Role of complex airfoil kinematics on dynamic stall » (Prof. Karen Mulleners), English
  8. Arthur Verdeyme, « Community detection and link prediction in networks » (Prof. Sofia Olhede), Français
  9. Calixe Bénier, « Tribology of lubricated micro-mechanical contacts» (Dr. Stefano Mischler), Français
  10. Alexandros Anastasiadis, « Role of kinematics, vorticity and sensing in single and collaborative undulatory swimming » (Prof. Karen Mulleners and Prof. Auke Ijspeert), Français
  11. Maria Sivers, « The Reuse Viability Index (RVI): Classification, Assessment and Prediction of the Sustainable Reuse of Building Components» (Prof. Corentin Fivet and Prof. Martin Fröhlich), English
  12. Beatrice Vaienti, « Jerusalem 1840-1940: a Genealogy of Cartographic Inventions » (Prof. Frédéric Kaplan and Dr. Isabella Di Lenardo), English
  13. Santhanu Ramanandan, « Germanium nanowires : a scalable platform for quantum computing » (Prof. Anna Fontcuberta i Morral), English
  14. Dorsan Lepour, « Multi-Actors Decision Making for Renewable Energy Communities» (Prof. François Maréchal), Français
Jury Composition:
  • Gisou van der Goot, President of the Jury, Professor at the Faculty SV and Vice President for Responsible Transformation
  • Ambrogio Fasoli, Jury Member, Professor at the Faculty SB and Delegate to the Provost
  • Marilyne Andersen, Jury Member, Professor at the Faculty ENAC and Academic Director of Smart Living Lab
  • Bastien Confino, Jury Member, Scientific Journalist RTS
  • Annalisa Buffa, Jury Member, Professor at the Faculty SB and Associate Vice President for Postgraduate Education
  • Mauro Lattuada, Jury Member, Technology Transfer Manager
  • Anne-Laure Gannac, Journalist
Welcoming Words:
  • Kahryn Hess Bellwald, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Outreach

Sponsor of the prizes: