EPFL Neuchâtel

At the heart of the Microcity pole of innovation, the Canton of Neuchâtel is hosting an important part of EPFL’s Electrical and Microengineering Institute (IEM). This institute’s research activities covers topics such as health, microsystems, photovoltaic or watchmaking.
Microcity Neuchâtel EPFL


EPFL has opened its associated campus in Neuchâtel in 2009. Since then EPFL has strenghtened its presence through the development of the 10th EPFL laboratories based Neuchâtel, the creation of the Micro-Manufacturing Science and Engineering Center and the opening of the Center for Artifical Muscles.

Microcity building today hosts 10 Chairs, 2 centers and over 230 EPFL employees.


EPFL scientists in Neuchâtel have developed a tandem solar cell that can deliver a certified efficiency of 29.2%. © Christian Wolff / EPFL

Improving the efficiency of tandem solar cells

— EPFL scientists in Neuchâtel have developed a tandem solar cell that can deliver a certified efficiency of 29.2%. This achievement was made possible by combining a perovskite solar cell with a textured silicon solar cell.

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Mr. Enrico Casamenti received the ‘3D Printing 2022 Best Paper Award'

— Advancements in the field of femtosecond laser three-dimensional micro-manufacturing of glass

© 2021 Adrien Miqueu

A best practices guide to PhD programs at EPFL

— EPFL has published a guide that sets out the rules of its PhD programs, as well as the rights and responsibilities of PhD students and their thesis supervisors.

The new joint doctoral programme is especially aimed at Master’s graduates from the STEM fields. © Alain Herzog 2021 EPFL

EPFL and ETH Zurich launch their first joint doctoral programme

— Switzerland’s two federal institutes of technology have teamed up to offer a new joint doctoral programme in the learning sciences. It aims to train experts to draw on their technological and scientific knowledge in the interests of forwarding the research, teaching and learning.

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EPFL's new gender-neutral and eco-friendly bathrooms

— Work is underway at the Ecublens campus to install gender-neutral bathrooms designed to protect people’s privacy. In addition, menstrual products are now made available free of charge.

EPFL has adopted a series of prevention, support and follow-up measures against harassment.© Alain Herzog/EPFL

EPFL is acting on harassment

— EPFL has adopted a series of prevention, support and follow-up measures that were recommended by the School’s Harassment Task Force. In a recent survey of the EPFL community, 80% of respondents indicated that they were satisfied with the overall climate on campus but that improvements were needed in terms of safety, equality and efforts to fight discrimination.

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EPFL wants campus events to be more sustainable

— The Sustainability Unit and Mediacom Events have just published a series of sustainability recommendations for campus events, covering everything from food planning and waste management to issues of equality.

Marc-André Berclaz, Fadi Bayoud, Danielle Desravines, Martin Gonzenbach, Marcella Giovannini and Franco Vigliotti. © 2021 EPFL / Alain Herzog - CC BY-SA 4.0

EPFL's associated campus managers

— Meet the five people in charge of operations at our associated campuses in Fribourg, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Sion and Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.

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ICLAB members wins the 2020 IEEE EDS George E. Smith Award !

— Congratulations to Dr. Arnout Beckers, Dr. Farzan Jazaeri and Prof. Christian Enz for the winning paper entitled “Theoretical Limit of Low Temperature Subthreshold Swing in Field-Effect Transistors"

Solar power is poised to play a pivotal role in the transition to a carbon-neutral society. ©istock

Flexibility will be key to a large-scale rollout of solar power

— The successful deployment of solar power will depend on many factors, including how well grid operators are able to balance supply and demand in order to incorporate renewable energy into their low-voltage grids. An EPFL PhD thesis looks at how power utilities can promote flexibility to achieve that goal.

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