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Unraveling the secrets of microplastics released by tires
In Switzerland, tire and road wear particles are one of the biggest sources of microplastics released into the environment, yet the chemical compounds contained in those particles – and their effects – remain largely a mystery. To remedy that knowledge gap, scientists at EPFL and two other Swiss research institutes are conducting a study of the toxicity of tire-particle compounds and how readily they’re absorbed by living organisms. The first phase of the study has just been completed.
Scientists unlock nature's secret to super-selective binding
EPFL researchers have discovered that it is not just molecular density, but also pattern and structural rigidity, that control super-selective binding interactions between nanomaterials and protein surfaces. The breakthrough could help optimize existing approaches to virus prevention and cancer detection.
“I knew I'd become a teacher even before I knew what I'd teach”
Flavio Noca, the winner of this year’s best teacher award in the mechanical engineering section, has been drawing airplanes since he was a child. Even today, aircraft still feature prominently in the examples he uses in class – to the delight of his students.
“In academia I have more intellectual freedom”
“Where are they now?” series Nada Amin is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University where she explores new ways of computer programming.
Eleven EPFL resarchers are among the most highly cited scientists in 2022.
More than 14’000 people, children, teenagers and adults, came to EPFL last weekend to participate in the 10th edition of the science festival.
The Catering and Shops Unit (RESCO) has teamed up with several partners to prevent food from ending up in the bin.
Located in Switzerland, EPFL is one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan science and technology institutions.
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Through five schools and two colleges, EPFL community tackles the biggest challenges of our time through education, research and innovation.
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Femtech is here to stay and we are seeing progress in gender equity and advances in innovative solutions improving the quality of life of women every day. We are so proud of our cohort for pushing the boundaries and…
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