EPFL Neuchâtel

Au cœur du pôle d’innovation Microcity, le canton de Neuchâtel accueille une partie importante de l'Institut de Microtechnique de l'EPFL (IMT). Celui-ci regroupe des activités de recherche dans des domaines comme la santé, les microsystèmes, le photovoltaïque ou l'horlogerie.
Microcity Neuchâtel EPFL

L'EPFL à Neuchâtel

Les chercheurs de l'EPFL sont situés dans le bâtiment éponyme du pôle d'innovation Microcity. Ils bénéficient de la proximité d'autres institutions de recherche et de sociétés manufacturières de haute technologie actives dans les micro et nanotechnologies et la fabrication avancée.

Google Faculty Research Award for Professor Volkan Cevher

— Google awarded Professor Volkan Cevher from the LIONS lab with the Google Faculty Research Award for 2018.

Engineering cellular function without living cells

— EPFL scientists have come up with a systematic method for studying and even predicting gene expression – without using cells. Using their innovative, quantitative approach, they measured important parameters governing gene regulation. This allowed them to design and construct a synthetic biological logic gate, which could one day be used to introduce new functions into cells. Their research has just been published in PNAS.

Robots enable bees and fish to talk to each other

— Through an imaginative experiment, researchers were able to get two extremely different animal species located far apart to interact with each other and reach a shared decision with the help of robots.

Virtual time-lapse photos can capture ultrafast phenomena

— EPFL scientists have developed a new image-processing method that can capture extremely rapid phenomena using any type of camera. Their method, called Virtual Frame Technique, delivers better performance than any commercial high-speed camera and is affordable and accessible to anyone.

MT180: First place for the artificial ligaments of Alvaro Charlet

— The winner of the fourth annual My Thesis in 180 Seconds competition, held last night at the Rolex Forum, was Alvaro Charlet – a PhD student in materials science. In just three minutes he explained to the 600 people in the audience how his hydrogels receipes could one day replace ligaments in the human body. His presentation – perfectly orchestrated and seasoned with humor – won over the jury.