2021 – Nature electronics paper: Our paper on multichannel nanowire power devices was published in Nature electronics
2020 – Nature paper: Our paper on embedded microchannel cooling was published in Nature and featured in many news outlets:
Scientific American – Le Figaro – Le Temps – NRC – IEEE Spectrum – New Scientist – Nature podcast – Olhar Digital – RTS
2020 – ECCE-Asia best paper award – awarded to Armin Jafari for the best paper at the IEEE 9th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC2020 ECCE Asia)
2020 – University Latsis Prize – awarded to Elison Matioli for the development of Nanoscale devices for large-scale challenges: from efficient power electronics to bridging the terahertz gap
2020 – Best Doctoral Thesis Distinction (EDMI) – awarded to Jun Ma for the best PhD thesis in 2020 in the EDMI doctoral program
2020 – Gilbert Hausmann prize – awarded to Kerim Yildirim for the best master thesis in the fields of physics, electrical and mechanical engineering at EPFL.
2020 – Therminic best paper award – awarded to Remco van Erp at the 2020 International Workshop on Thermal Investigations of ICs and Systems (Therminic).
2020 – IEEE ISPSD Charitat Award – awarded to Luca Nela, as the first author and presenter of the best paper at the International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs.
2020 – IEEE iTherm best paper award – awarded to Remco van Erp at the 2020 IEEE Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems conference.
2020 – Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions fellowship (Horizon 2020) – awarded to Georgios Kampitsis to move to Imperial College in the UK.
2019 – Nature Electronics News and Views– Our work on multichannel power devices presented on IEDM2019 was featured on Nature electronics – news and views: Multi-channel power transistors shape up
2019 – IEEE APEC 2019 best presentation award – awarded to Remco van Erp at the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference 2019, CA, USA
Transistor-integrated cooling for a more powerful chip
EPFL researchers have created a single chip that combines a transistor and micro-fluidic cooling system. Their research, which has been published in Nature, should help save energy and further shrink the size of electronic components.
A nanoscale device that can see through walls
Researchers at EPFL have developed a nanodevice that operates more than 10 times faster than today’s fastest transistors, and about 100 times faster than the transistors you have on your computers. This new device enables the generation of high-power terahertz waves. These waves, which are notoriously difficult to produce, are useful in a rich variety of applications ranging from imaging and sensing to high-speed wireless communications. The high-power picosecond operation of these device also hold immense promise to some advanced medical treatment techniques such as cancer therapy. The team’s pioneering compact source, described today in Nature, paves the way for untold new applications.