Conferences - Seminars

20FEB
05MAR
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Are you interested in shaping the future of radio and media? Registration to Radio Hack Europe is now open and is FREE for EPFL / UNIL employees, researchers, and students using the discount code HKSPO19LS. Register here Radio Hack Europe by Radiodays Europe is a 48-hour hackathon around the theme “Radio and media of tomorrow”, ... Read more about "Radio Hack Europe 2019 (29-31 March, EPFL) – Register Now!"
21FEB
  09:00-16:00 Microcity Amphi, Neuchâtel

This annual meeting day has multiple objectives. One objective is to give our doctoral students a chance to get to know each other better and to network with other people interested in their research topic (the day is opened to a broader audience than EPFL). A second objective is to hear about other disciplines of ... Read more about "EDAM DAY"
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21FEB
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  16:30-17:30 INM 203

Bayesian models of opinion exchange are extensively studied in economics, dating back to the work of Aumann on the agreement theorem. An important class of such models features agents arranged on a network (representing, e.g., social interactions), with the network structure determining which agents communicate with each other. It is often argued that the Bayesian ... Read more about "Reasoning in Bayesian Opinion exchange Networks is Computationally Hard"
By Dr. Jan Hazla, MIT Jan Hązła is a Postdoctoral Associate ...
21FEB
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IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a business and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures. On December 12th we had announced the Swiss 10 finalists who entered the accelerator program. Since then, they have been working with their mentors to go ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! Local Finals"
By Marc Gruber Vice President for Innovation at EPFL Diego Dupouy ...
22FEB
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Abstract We provide a bare–bones framework that uncovers the circumstances which lead either to the emergence of equally-spaced and equally-sized central places or to a hierarchy of central places. We show how these patterns reflect the preferences of agents and the efficiency of transportation and communication technologies. With one population of homogeneous individuals, the economy ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: About the Origin of Cities"
By Prof. André de Palma, ENS Cachan - University Paris-Saclay
22FEB
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Abstract In the last few years, as Si electronics faces mounting difficulties to maintain its historical scaling path, III-V compound semiconductors have received a great deal of attention as possible alternatives. Sub-10 nm CMOS require high-aspect ratio 3D transistors with a fin or nanowire geometry. The enhanced degree of channel charge control of advanced 3D ... Read more about "Distinguished Speakers Seminar Series: Nanoscale III-V Electronics: InGaAs FinFETs and Vertical Nanowire MOSFETs"
By Jesús A. del Alamo, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director ...
25FEB
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Modern society is unsustainable: biodiversity loss is occurring at an unprecedented rate; anthropogenic activities dominate material cycles, putting upward pressure on resource supply; and the industrial system is forcing Earth’s climate towards the brink of a critical transition, on a scale never before experienced by humans. Facts such as these highlight the imperative for transformational ... Read more about "A sustainable materials system research agenda"
By Dr Rupert Myers, Chemical Engineering: Industrial Ecology, University of Edinburgh
26FEB
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Abstract: While most of the MEMS developments have been focused on low cost and low performance markets, driven by the automotive, consumer electronics and smartphone businesses, Safran Colibrys has taken up the challenge to develop medium cost and high performance MEMS inertial sensors dedicated to high reliability, harsh environment applications. A versatile accelerometer platform sensor ... Read more about "High-end accelerometer platforms for demanding applications"
By Dr. Christophe Kergueris
26FEB
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Abstract: In recent years, there has been significant interest in the applications of printed electronics in the realization of a range of low-cost, large area, flexible electronic systems such as displays, distributed sensors, and low-cost disposable tags. To make printed electronics a viable technology, however, there is a need for significant innovations across all aspects ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Tools and Processes for Printed Electronic Systems"
27FEB
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"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
27FEB
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  11:00-12:00 Martigny, room 106

We address the optimization of a computer model, where each simulation either fails or returns a valid output performance. We suggest a joint Gaussian process model for classification of the inputs (computation failure or success) and for regression of the performance function. We discuss the maximum likelihood estimation of the covariance parameters, with a stochastic ... Read more about "Gaussian process optimization with simulation failures"
By Dr. François Bachoc
27FEB
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  13:00-14:00 ME B3 31

It is a paradox that often the more severe a person's motor impairment, the more assistance they require and yet the less able they are to operate the very assistive machines created provide this assistance. A primary aim of my lab is to address this confound by incorporating robotics autonomy and intelligence into assistive machines---to ... Read more about "Human Autonomy through Robotics Autonomy"
By Prof. Brenna Argall Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ...
27FEB
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Mars’ ice caps hold the secret to the planet's climate, hydrological processes and is a likely place to contain traces of life, should they exist. A crewed mission to the surface of Mars, with the objective of drilling into the Northern ice cap and analysing the samples in-situ would therefore advance our knowledge of the ... Read more about "Systems Engineering and Design of a Mars Polar Life Research Base"
By Anne-Marlene Rüede
28FEB
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are an emerging class of solid-state materials built up from metal-based nodes and organic linkers. They exhibit permanent porosity and unprecedented surface areas which can be readily tuned through coordination chemistry at the inorganic node and/or organic chemistry at the linkers. The high porosities, ... Read more about "Programmable Smart Bio-Inspired Sponges"
By Prof. Omar K. Farha
Department of Chemistry,
Northwestern University,
Evanston ...
01MAR
  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract Liquefaction is one of the most spectacular phenomena of soil behaviour during which granular soil changes its properties from solid to liquid-like type. Due to its disastrous character, it has been a subject of investigations carried out by various researchers from many countries over many years. Although the basic factors governing the liquefaction phenomenon ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: Liquefaction of fully and nearly saturated granular soils, experimental investigations and theoretical approach"
By Prof. Waldemar Świdziński, Director of the Institute of Hydro-Engineering, Polish ...
04MAR
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/204283294 Abstract: Point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices hold great promise to significantly impact healthcare delivery and address health disparities by shifting the focus away from the utilization of high-cost specialized care for the treatment of late-stage ... Read more about "Toward Point-of-Care Assessment of Hemostasis Using Miniaturized Dielectric Coagulometry"
04MAR
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WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: It is widely accepted that the biophysical context of ligands and receptors has significant impact of downstream signaling, however the concept is poorly understood due to difficulties in controlling and analyzing the microenvironment on the nanoscale. I will talk about how we think that DNA-nanotechnology can be of ... Read more about "Using DNA Origami to Decipher Spatial Effects in Biology"
By Prof. Björn Hogberg, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm (SE)
04MAR
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If the capability to control photons and electrons in crystals has brought to an astonishing level of knowledge as well as to extraordinary technological achievements, the manipulation of phonons is still quite unexplored, despite it holds the promise of a quantum-mechanical control of heat transport [1]. The quantum-mechanical behavior of phonons may also enable the ... Read more about "Nano-Phononics and Nano-Photonics with Semiconductor Nanowires"
By Dr Marta De Luca, Department of Physics, University of Basel
05MAR
  12:15 SV 1717

The mechanisms that allow enteric pathogens to colonize the intestine in the presence of the microbiota and how host immunity and the indigenous microbiota regulate pathogen colonization remain poorly understood. Our laboratory is using Citrobacter rodentium, a mouse pathogen that models human infections by enteropathogenic E. coli, to understand the mechanisms that regulate the colonization ... Read more about "Gabriel Nuñez // Microbiota-Host Interactions in Health and Disease"
By Gabriel Nuñez, Department of Pathology and Rogel Cancer Center, University ...
05MAR
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical processes with stable oxide materials still lack the efficiency to justify industrial application, mainly due to insufficient light absorption, short charge carrier lifetimes, or dominant recombination. The presentation will present strategies including mesostructuring of complex semiconductor mixed oxide materials on the nanoscale to improve photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical activity for H2 generation ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Mesostructured Semiconductor Oxides for Solar Energy Conversion"
05MAR
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Abstract: Photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical processes with stable oxide materials still lack the efficiency to justify industrial application, mainly due to insufficient light absorption, short charge carrier lifetimes, or dominant recombination. The presentation will present strategies including mesostructuring of complex semiconductor mixed oxide materials on the nanoscale to improve photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical activity for H2 generation ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Mesostructured Semiconductor Oxides for Solar Energy Conversion"
06MAR
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  18:00-19:30 CO 2

Students from all sections, come and see us, be curious, all these companies are likely to engage you! To EPFL master's students looking for an internship for 2019 - 4 to 6 months available from July to September 2019 - you will be able to discover at a glance a choice of internships in 180 ... Read more about "Find your internship in 180 seconds"
07MAR
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"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
07MAR
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  13:00-17:00 Room CM1 103

Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS At EPFL on March 7h 2019 - Room CM1 103, at 13H00Learn how to use simulation to accelerate your research with real situation examples with the most recent ANSYS simulation tools in multiple physics. This workshop is in two parts. Part I: Introduction to ANSYS Multiphysics Structural ... Read more about "Ansys EPFL on March 7h 2019 - Room CM1 103, at 13H00"
By CADFEM Academics Switzerland
11MAR
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WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: Viral infections are among the main causes of death in the world. When prevention is not an option, antiviral drugs are the last resort to prevent the spread and the mortality of these infections. There are only a few effective drugs on the market, for the most part ... Read more about "Supramolecular Antivirals"
By Prof. Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Lausanne (CH)
11MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

In this talk, I will highlight some of our recent advances in the field of direct electrochemical reduction of CO2 into value‐added fuels and chemicals on metallic Cu‐based catalysts and nonmetallic carbon‐based MNC electrocatalysts with molecularly‐defined coordinative MNx metal‐nitrogen centers as active sites. Special focus will be placed on efficient production of CO at lab‐scale ... Read more about "Free electrons to molecular bonds and back – The dark side of solar fuels and solar chemicals"
By Prof. Peter Strasser, Chemical Engineering Division, Technical University Berlin
12MAR
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  12:00-18:00 SG 094.11

EPFL organizes every year a Specialized Master’s Day to present these programs more specifically to interested students. In 2019 this day will be organized on Tuesday March 12th, in the SG Hall. After each presentation, a snack will be offered to the participants. Program: From 12:00 to 18:00, presentations and information booths will give you ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day 2019"
12MAR
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Abstract: The trend towards integration of microsensors in a broad variety of devices and contexts is flourishing. This trend results in abundant product innovations striving to bring value to applications. Many of these innovations are dominantly triggered by progress in sensor miniaturization. In particular, monolithic sensor systems comprising the sensor element and signal processing on ... Read more about "Challenges in Smart Sensor Systems"
By Lucas Tschuor
12MAR
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Semi-artificial photosynthesis interfaces biological catalysts with synthetic materials and aims to overcome the limitations of natural and artificial photosynthesis. (1) It also provides an underexplored strategy to study the functionality of biological catalysts on synthetic scaffolds through a range of techniques. This presentation will summarise our progress in integrating biocatalysts in bespoke hierarchical 3D electrode ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Interfacing nature’s catalytic machinery with synthetic materials for semi-artificial photosynthesis"
14MAR
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  09:00-16:30 TBA

During this day, we will present different techniques and tools that will help you fully embrace the Open Science Way when writing scientific code. In the morning you will be able to follow three ex-cathedra presentations, whereas in the afternoon we are organizing a workshop. We have alimited number of places for the workshop. For ... Read more about "EPFL SoOpen 2019"
18MAR
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  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: Since Paracelsus’ (1493-1541) definition that the dose makes the drug, the basic treatment strategies have largely remained unchanged. Following diagnosis of a disease the doctor prescribes specific doses of small-molecule drugs or protein pharmaceuticals which interfere with disease-associated molecular targets. However, this treatment concept lacks any diagnostic feedback, ... Read more about "Designing Cell-Based Treatment Strategies of the Future"
By Prof. Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zürich, Basel (CH)
18MAR
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Crystallization by particle attachment (CPA)1 of amorphous precursors has been demonstrated in biominerals formed by several animals. Precisely the same precursors phases, hydrated (ACCH2O) and anhydrous calcium carbonate (ACC), have been observed spectromicroscopically in 3 diverse phyla: echinoderms2, molluscs3, and cnidarians4 (Figure 1). This is surprising because these groups diverged from one another long before ... Read more about "Nanoscale amorphous precursors and their phase transitions in diverse biominerals"
By Prof. Pupa Gilbert, Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
19MAR
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  13:00-16:30 CO 120

Demonstrations have been used to make lectures more interesting and accessible for a very long time – but is there any point in investing time and effort into demonstrations in the age of smartphones and instant YouTube clips? This workshop will discuss this question, as well as give practical tips on designing and using demonstrations ... Read more about "Lecture Demonstrations in the age of YouTube"
By Ilya Eigenbrot
20MAR
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  08:30-18:30 STCC

Innovation is one of the basic missions of EPFL and of primary importance to the School of Engineering (STI). After 2 successful editions with over 150 attending companies, we are organising the 3rd edition if the industry day on Wednesday March 20 2019. It offers different opportunities to companies, research laboratories of EPFL, as well ... Read more about "Engineering Industry Day"
By Session1: Engineering for life science and health Bart Deplancke – Laboratory ...
25MAR
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  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Ivan Martin, University of Basel (CH)
25MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Fracture of soft materials is a complex process coupling non linear mechanics and statistical physics[1]. Because of the large deformations involved before a crack propagates, molecular damage typically occurs in the bulk of the material and not only in the fracture plane[2]. This is particularly true for tough soft materials where bulk energy dissipation mechanisms ... Read more about "Molecular insight in fracture of soft materials"
By Prof. Costantin Creton, Soft Matter Science and Engineering Laboratory, ESPCI ...
26MAR
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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: MEMS mirror have been developed since the early 90’s, originally for telecom-switching application, but also in parallel for scanning-based laser projection systems with the great benefit of providing a projected image with very large color gamut, always-in-focus, ultra-small and low power. Originally Lemoptix was a spin-off from the EPFL Micro-Systems laboratory was one of ... Read more about "Laser-MEMS scanning mirror for ultra-miniature video projection"
By Dr. Nicolas Abelé
26MAR
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Complex three-dimensional (3D) structures in biology (e.g., cytoskeletal webs, neural circuits, and vasculature networks) form naturally to provide essential functions in even the most basic forms of life. Compelling opportunities exist for analogous 3D architectures in human-made devices, but design options are constrained by existing capabilities in materials growth and assembly. We report routes ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Mechanics-guided, deterministic 3D assembly"
26MAR
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The Ferrell lab studies signal transduction and cell cycle regulation, mainly focusing the spatial and temporal regulation of mitotic entry and exit. They explore how the individual proteins that regulate these processes work together in circuits, generating reliable systems-level behaviors, by using quantitative experimental approaches, modeling, and theory. Much of their work make use of ... Read more about "Trigger waves in cell signalling"
By Prof. James Ferrell, Prof. of Chemical and Systems Biology, Professor ...
28MAR
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Access to clean water along with sustainable energy and the protection of the environment are probably the greatest challenges of our society but also a unique opportunity to reshape our technology landscape. Major molecular separation issues underpin these areas. Take for instance CO2 capture: here, one wishes ... Read more about "Approaches to porous materials development to address separation challenges"
By Dr. Camille PETIT
Department of Chemical Engineering,
Barrer Centre, Imperial ...
01APR
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/805358547 Abstract: Robots today rely on rigid components and electric motors based on metal and magnets, making them heavy, unsafe near humans, expensive and ill-suited for unpredictable environments. Nature, in contrast, makes extensive use of ... Read more about "HASEL Artificial Muscles - Versatile High-Performance Actuators for a New Generation of Life-like Robots"
01APR
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Abstract: With approximately 1.8 million deaths each year, lung cancer has become the leading cause of cancer mortality in women and men worldwide. In the last fifteen years, great clinical progress has been made that offers new hope for patients, as exemplified by the advent of targeted therapies and more recently immunotherapies. Yet, current treatments ... Read more about "Mechanisms of lung cancer development: from tumor immunology to cellular metabolism"
By Dr Etienne Meylan
01APR
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Inkjet is known for decades to be used in graphical applications. In recent time, the use of inkjet technology for functional applications as printed electronics, additive manufacturing and bio printing started to evolve into emerging markets of digital production. Alone or in hybrid combination with other digital manufacturing processes, it will play an important role ... Read more about "Advanced manufacturing by inkjet technology"
By Prof. Fritz Bircher, HES-SO Fribourg, Switzerland
03APR
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  13:00-18:30 Theatersaal National, Bern

Last year, the SNSF launched PRIMA, its new funding scheme for outstanding women researchers. PRIMA grantees benefit from a first-rate leadership programme, which we are launching at a special event in Bern. Don't miss the opportunity to hear a thought-provoking keynote speech by the renowned leadership expert Margaret J. Wheatley and participate in discussions on ... Read more about "Save the date: PRIMA Leadership Programme - Kick-off event"
By Keynote - Margaret J. Wheatley: The essential role played by women ...
05APR
  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Limited data on strong earthquakes and their effects on structures poses one of the main challenges of making reliable risk assessments of tall buildings. For instance, while the collapse safety of tall buildings is likely controlled by large magnitude earthquakes with long durations and high low-frequency content, there are few available recorded ground motions to ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: Utilization of physics-based simulated earthquake ground motions for performance assessment of tall buildings – validation, collapse safety, and machine learning tools for regional risk evaluation"
By Dr. Nenad Bijelić, postdoctoral scholar at the Unit of Applied ...
08APR
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WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Chad A. Mirkin, Ph.D., is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry. Mirkin also is a professor of chemical and biological engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science & engineering, and medicine at Northwestern University. Mirkin is ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, Evanston. IL (USA)
08APR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Most of the current materials are isotropic, materials with anisotropic properties are in general much more difficult to prepare and much more difficult to characterize. In the past our team has introduced the so-called Layer-by-Layer (LbL) assembly method1,2) which has the largest choice of deployable components among all existing techniques for surface functionalization. It allows ... Read more about "Nanoscale Multimaterials with Complex Anisotropies"
By Prof. Gero Decher, Charles Sadron Institute, Strasbourg France
09APR
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Abstract: Graphene is an attractive candidate for carbon-based electronic devices. However the absence of band gap is a major hindrance for this promising application. There is a need to develop facile routes for engineering the band gap via molecular functionalizations. The challenge resides in the fact that graphene is assumed to be chemically inert. [1] ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Chemistry makes graphene interfaces great again: a first-principles investigation"
09APR
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Abstract: It is an exciting period for nanofluidics, the field exploring the transport of fluids at the nanoscales. Routes now exist to fabricate individual channels with nanometric and even sub-nanometric dimensions, while new instruments have also been invented to probe transport across these channels. And indeed, a number of quite exotic properties for water and ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Water flows at nanoscales and exotic ionic transport"
09APR
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  13:00-16:30 salle CO 120

To develop assessment techniques which are valid and objective, notably to test if students have met the required learning outcomes. Read more about "Assessment Matters"
By Roland Tormey
15APR
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  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Wilson Wong, Boston University, Boston, MA (USA)
15APR
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Nanoparticles have interesting analogies to molecules. Recent research has revealed that nanocrystals can align and fuse to larger single crystalline units (Oriented Attachment) or build self-assembled superstructures with mutual crystallographic order (Mesocrystals). These examples suggest that it should be possible to establish chemistry with nanocrystals as chemical building blocks. Nanocrystals are similar to molecules concerning ... Read more about "Nanocrystals as chemical building blocks"
By Prof. Helmut Cölfen, University of Konstanz, Physical Chemistry
29APR
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WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: Our lab is interested in the regulation of growth and metabolism by nutrients and for some time we have focused on the mTOR pathway, particularly the nutrient-sensing network anchored by mTOR Complex 1 (mTORC1). I will discuss our latest work on how mTORC1 senses cytosolic and lysosomal amino ... Read more about "mTOR and Lysosomes in Growth Control"
By Prof. David Sabatini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Whitehead Institute for ...
29APR
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The double gyroid (DG) microdomain structure is a complex 3D tubular network structure found in block copolymers as well as in butterfly wings and amphiphilic phases. We employ a slice and view electron microscopy technique to directly generate a 3D tomogram of the DG nanoscale structure. The material studied is a polystyrene (PS) – polydimethylsiloxane ... Read more about "3D Morphological Characterization of Complex Soft Matter Assemblies at the Sub-Unit Cell Level"
By Prof. Erwin Thomas, Thomas Research Group, Rice University Houston USA
30APR
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Abstract: Apix-Analytics, the leader in Nano-Sensor (NEMS) based gas chromatography (GC) system is a start-up company from CEA-LETI and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) founded in December 2011. The presentation will present why NEMS resonators offer a unique breakthrough technology in the GC field and will discuss how the key challenges such as industrialization, ... Read more about "APIX: NEMS-based gas chromatograph"
06MAY
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/997034286 Abstract: A new flexible hotoplethysmography (PPG) sensor patch measuring blood-flow volume (BFV) and blood pressure (BP) based on AI algorithms is successfully designed and prototyped. With this patch, the measurement on BFV and BP ... Read more about "A New Flexible Photoplethysmography (PPG) Sensor Patch for Continuous Measurement of Blood Flow Volume and Pressure based on AI algorithms"
06MAY
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WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Cheng Zhu, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (USA)
06MAY
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A new hybrid additive manufacturing process is introduced, combining Laser Shock Peening (LSP) with Selective Laser Melting (SLM), and called 3D LSP. LSP is a well-known surface treatment introducing plastic deformation and Compressive Residual Stresses (CRS) over a certain penetration depth into the material. By repeatedly applying LSP during the part fabrication, 3D LSP can ... Read more about "Hybrid Additive Manufacturing of metal parts with 3D control of internal stresses and microstructures"
By Prof. Roland Logé, Laboratory of Thermomechanical Metallurgy, EPFL
07MAY
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BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: Imagine a world in which we could adapt biology to manufacture any therapeutic, material, or chemical from renewable resources, both quickly and on demand. Industrial biotechnology is one of the most attractive approaches for addressing this need, particularly when large-scale chemical synthesis is untenable. Unfortunately, current approaches to engineering organisms remain costly ... Read more about "Repurposing Ribosomes for Synthetic Biology"
By Prof. Michael Jewett, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)
09MAY
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  12:00-13:30 MED 2 1522

"Introduction" workshop In this course, you will get an introduction to the main concepts of Research Data Management to apply them to your specific situation. Learning outcomes: Know the stakes around Research Data Management Discover how a Data Management Plan (DMP) can help you be more efficient in your research Get an overview of good ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
By EPFL Library Research Data team
13MAY
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WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Gilad Haran, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (IL)
13MAY
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Fibers and fabrics are among the earliest forms of human expression, and yet they haven’t changed much from a functional standpoint over the entire course of human experience. Recently, a new family of fibers composed of conductors, semiconductors and insulators has emerged. These fibers can achieve device attributes, yet are fabricated using scalable preform-based fiber-processing ... Read more about "From a Moore’s Law for Fibers To Fabrics as a Service"
By Prof. Yoel Fink, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT ...
14MAY
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Abstract: The integration of microsystems and, in particular, of MEMS devices continues to be a key element of many high technology application areas. If the devices themselves are crucial elements for innovation, their integration in a complete microsystem are essential for their successful commercialization. Hence development of 3D integration and packaging technologies are of the ... Read more about "Packaging and Hybridization: the Valorization of MEMS Technologies"
By Dr. Michel Despont
14MAY
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  13:00-16:30 salle CO 120

Explore ways to design lab experiments that help students develop a scientific approach which is transferable to real world complexity. Read more about "Leveraging Labs for Learning"
By Siara Isaac & Cécile Hardebolle
19MAY
22MAY
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The Latsis Symposium 2019 on Diamond Photonics at EPFL will be a unique event bringing together for the first time the worldwide leaders in diamond photonics. It will gather on EPFL campus the key international players of academic research in physics and photonics, in growth and fabrication technologies, together with companies engaged in bringing the ... Read more about "Latsis Symposium 2019 on Diamond Photonics"
By Keynote and Invited Speakers on www.diamondphotonics.org
19MAY
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Public Lecture as part of the Latsis Symposium 2019 on Diamond Photonics The lecture is open to the large public and introduces the topic of Diamond Photonics in general terms. We welcome in particular also young participants with an interest in science and engineering to join. The event is free of charge, but registration is ... Read more about "Shine on, you Nanostructured Diamond (Public Lecture)"
20MAY
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WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Claire Hivroz, Institut Curie, Paris (F)
20MAY
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Individual perfect nanocarbon structures have exceptional properties; the challenge is often how to exploit their potential in real macroscopic systems. Chemical functionalisation is critical to a wide range of nanocarbon technologies, but needs to be versatile and applicable at scale. Existing approaches tend to rely on liquid phase reactions, often requiring damaging sonication or lengthy ... Read more about "Versatile and scalable approaches to chemical processing of nanocarbons"
By Prof. Milo Shaffer, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London
27MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Fabian Theis, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich (D)
27MAY
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Atomically-resolved imaging of materials has become the mainstay of modern materials science, as enabled by advent of aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). However, the wealth of quantitative information contained in the fine details of atomic structure or spectra remains largely unexplored. In this talk, I will present the new opportunities enabled by physics-informed ... Read more about "Deep Neural Networks in Electron Microscopy of Quantum Materials: From Learning Physics to Atomic Manipulation"
By Prof Sergei Kalinin, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), Oak ...
28MAY
  16:15 SV 1717

The Bonger lab combines organic chemistry with molecular biology and biochemistry to target and answer biological questions related to autoimmune- and protein misfolding diseases. Active projects include Coordination-Assisted Bioorthogonal Chemistry, Selective targeting of autoreactive B-cells and Chemoenzymatic subcellular protein labeling. Read more about "TBA"
By Dr. Kimberley Bonger, Radboud University, Netherlands
03JUN
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/351365168 Abstract: I will review recent work on using dynamic optical elements, such as deformable mirrors and spatial light modulators, to increase the capabilities of laser micro fabrication and optical microscopy. In particular, I will ... Read more about "Dynamic optics for laser microfabrication and high-resolution microscopy"
01JUL
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The 11th World Conference of Science Journalists will be held from July 1st to July 5th, 2019, in Lausanne. Read more about "2019 World Conference of Science Journalists"
01JUL
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/983964754 Abstract: In the last decade, we have seen a convergence of microelectronics into the world of healthcare providing novel solutions for early detection, diagnosis and therapy of disease. This has been made possible due ... Read more about "CMOS Microelectronics for DNA detection using Ion-Sensitive Field Effect Transistors"