MT180: Public Selections


Event details

Date 03.02.2023
Hour 12:0013:45
Speaker PhD Students / doctorantes et doctorants
Category Public Science Events
Event Language French, English

The selections of the contest My Thesis in 180 seconds (MT180) will be held on Wednesday 25 January, Tuesday 31 January and Friday 3 February 2023 face-to-face (not remote). For each participant, the goal is to present his or her research in simple, straightforward terms in 3 minutes before an audience. This is thus an exercise in popularizing the thesis and explaining it, in French or English, in a clear, concise and compelling manner – all with the support of a single slide !
The public is welcome to listen and encourage the candidates during the selections and nominate his/her favourite candidate. A prize of CHF 200 will be awarded after each selection session (12 January,m 18 January and 4 February) to the candidate selected by the public. Fourteen participants will be selected following the sessions for the EPFL Final which will take place on 30 March 2023.

The selections are not recorded or broadcast live to the public. Only the public on site can vote for the selections.

Opening of doors for the public:

  • 12:00 to 12:15 - be on time ! Doors are closing at 12:15

Running Order - Selection 3 February
  1. André Donadon Servelle, Bridging Monte Carlo worlds: A new framework for accelerators simulations», Particle Accelerator Physics Lab (Prof. Mike Seidel), English
  2. Lucie Chanvillard, «Balancing NAD+ Metabolism and Senescence in Chronic Kidney Disease», Institut des Sciences de la Santé, Nestlé (Dr. Jerome Feige), Français
  3. Davide Bernardo Preso, «Gas effects in cavitation bubbles collapse», Hydraulic Machines Lab (Prof. Mohamed Farhat), English
  4. Eugénie Mas, «Impact of tree species interactions on tree water relations under warmer and drier climate», Labo écologie végétale (Prof. Charlotte Grossiord), Français
  5. Anna McCann, «Finding information-rich representations of electrocardiogram signals in atrial fibrillation, for the characterization of disease dynamics and progression», Labo traitement des signaux (Prof. Jean-Marc Vesin), Français
  6. Loris Di Natale, «Physics-inspired Deep Learning for Building Modeling and Control», Automatic Control Lab 3 (Prof. Colin Neil Jones), English
  7. Yong Zhu, «Rational design of novel multivalent antiviral molecules», Supramolecular Nano-Materials and Interfaces Lab (Prof. Francesco Stellacci), English
  8. Eva Baur, «Granular elastomers for 3D printing applications», Labo de la matière molle (Prof. Esther Amstad), Français
  9. Chuen-Ru Li, «Selectively permeable microcapsules», Soft Materials Lab (Prof. Esther Amstad), English
  10. Dorian Herle, «NEMS optomechanical switches for reflective display applications», Advanced Nano-electromechanical Systems Lab (Prof. Guillermo Villanueva), English
  11. Aman Sharma, «UAV-based wind determination with applications to autonomous navigation and environmental engineering», Geodetic Engineering Lab (Prof. Jan Skaloud), English
  12. Yamin Sepehri, «Smart Edge in Hierarchical Vision Systems», Signal Processing Lab 4 (Prof. Pascal Frossard and Dr Andrea Dunbar), English
  13. Mina Akhyani, «High brilliance neutron source optimized for very high pulsed magnetic field experiments», Quantum Magnetism Lab (Prof. Henrik M. Ronnow), English

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Service de promotion des sciences / Science Outreach Departement


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