Group for Fibre Optics (GFO)

The core research of our Group is oriented towards advanced applications of optical fibres that range from optical signal processing to sophisticated sensing techniques.

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EPFL bioengineering team wins global iGEM competition

— EPFL’s student bioengineering team has won the Grand Prize of the 2019 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, as well as the Best Environment Project. Their winning project, ViTEST, is a diagnostic test for grapevine disease.

Excitons will shape the future of electronic devices

— Excitons are quasiparticles made from the excited state of electrons and – according to research being carried out EPFL – have the potential to boost the energy efficiency of our everyday devices.

Science: Controlling superconducting regions within an exotic metal

— Researchers at EPFL have created a metallic microdevice in which they can define and tune patterns of superconductivity. Their discovery, which holds great promise for quantum technologies of the future, has just been published in Science.

EPFL's lightweight boat wins the 2019 HydroContest

— This weekend in Yverdon, the HydroContest EPFL Team took first place in the nautical competition with its lightweight boat, second place in endurance, and third place in speed with its heavyweight boat.

Studying heart cells with nanovolcanoes

— Researchers at EPFL and the University of Bern have developed a groundbreaking method for studying the electrical signals of cardiac muscle cells. The technology has numerous potential applications in basic and applied research – such as improving the search for mechanisms underlying cardiac arrhythmias.

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