Awards and prizes
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Laura Alejandra Velázquez Villegas receives AXA Fellowship
Laura Alejandra Velázquez Villegas, a researcher at the lab of Kristina Schoonjans, has won a fellowship from insurance giant AXA for a research project on osteoporosis.
LESO-PB technology helps win the 2019 Watt d'Or
Railway company BLS SA has won this year’s Watt d’Or award for its highly energy-efficient NINA trains. Among the technology featured in the trains is a special kind of window glass developed at EPFL’s Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory (LESO-PB). The award was given out by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy at a ceremony on 10 January.
EU grants €14 million to Swiss researchers
The European Research Council (ERC) has given four scientists from the PSI, EPFL, ETH Zurich, and Stockholm University a €14 million grant to look “into the heart of materials” and uncover new quantum effects that have gone overlooked or have just been undetectable by previously employed methods. The so-called HERO project is expected to set off the next quantum revolution.
Awards for the EPFL research community
Every year, EPFL awards several PhD students and postdocs; learn more about the EPFL Research Awards.
The Piaget Scientific Award is a prestigious fellowship organized by EPFL and sponsored by Piaget that aims at supporting outstanding and groundbreaking research in the broad field of miniaturization and microengineering.