EDMX Affiliated labs & Research expertise


Research in Materials Science and Engineering at EPFL encompasses essentially all classes of materials including metals, ceramics, polymers, construction materials, semiconductors, and composites, aimed at a wide array of applications that span from nano-scale devices over hot blades of aircraft turbines to biomedical devices. Laboratories active in Materials Science and Engineering at EPFL comprise the various laboratories of EPFL’s Institute of Materials and many laboratories within other research Institutes of the School of Engineering Sciences, the School of Basic Sciences, and the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering.


  • Metallurgy
  • Ceramics
  • Polymers and Composite
  • Construction Materials
  • Structural Materials
  • Functional Materials
  • Materials Processing
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Materials Characterisation
  • Surface Science and Engineering
  • Biomaterials