New and improved drone mapping software
For his thesis, an EPFL PhD student has enhanced the accuracy and reliability of drone mapping – a technique that is gaining traction across many sectors of society.
How organic architecture can shape dense, diverse cityscapes
In a new book, researchers from EPFL examine the history of organic architecture, complete with telling examples of the genre, from its emergence in the early 20th century to the present day. They observe that the movement is enjoying a revival – particularly in Switzerland – that’s being driven by the demands of high-density urban development.
“All my flights were canceled in quick succession”
Phillip Huwiler began his PhD at EPFL's School of Engineering on 15 April. Here, he reflects on the challenges he faced in making the move from the United States to Switzerland.
How EPFL supports entrepreneurship and startups
Part of our remit as a world-leading university is to support pioneering technology – moving it from an idea in a lab, to a product with the potential to change people’s lives. Entrepreneurship and supporting the commercialization of ideas and technologies is the heart of what the Startup Unit is doing. As from 1st April 2020, the Vice Presidency for Innovation can count on a new team made up of Andre Catana as EPFL Head of the Startup Unit and Isabel Casado as EPFL Startup Program Manager.
Real-time food monitoring for better waste management
Niloufar Sharif, a researcher in food science and technology, recently joined EPFL’s Laboratory of Nanobiotechnology. She is working on a three-year research project that aims to develop intelligent packaging technologies. The solutions will address two of the biggest challenges in food and nutrition: food waste and food safety.
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