Philippe Schwaller joined EPFL as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering. He leads the Laboratory of Artificial Chemical Intelligence, which works on AI-accelerated discovery and synthesis of molecules. Philippe is also a core PI of the NCCR Catalysis, a Swiss centre for sustainable chemistry research, education, and innovation. He belongs to a new generation of scientists with a very wide-ranging set of skills – in his case a combination of chemistry, materials science, computer science, and experimental research.
Philippe received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from EPFL. While working for IBM Research, Philippe completed an MPhil degree in Physics at the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences with the Reymond group at the University of Bern.