Altering the properties of 2D materials at the nanometer scale
EPFL scientists have developed a method for changing the physical properties of 2D materials permanently using a nanometric tip. Their approach, which involves deforming the materials, paves the way to using these materials in electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Sauradeep Majumdar, winner of FameLab Switzerland 2020
Sauradeep Majumdar from EPFL won FameLab 2020 Switzerland, a competition held between 10 finalists from EPFL, ETH Zurich, and the Universities of Lausanne, Basel and Zurich. He will next represent Switzerland in the International Final. Sauradeep is a PhD Student in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (EDCH).
Frédéric Kaplan named director of Digital Humanities Institute
College of Humanities (CDH) professor Frédéric Kaplan, head of the Laboratory for Digital Humanities (DHLab), has been named director of the CDH’s Digital Humanities Institute (DHI) as of October 1st, 2020.
A PolySphère Award for the best adapted course during lockdown
This year, EPFL students gave out a new PolySphère Award for the best adaptation of a course to online format. The winner, Sylvain Roy, a bioengineer and physician, was also the recipient of a PolySphère Award from the School of Life Sciences.
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