ENAC, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
The disciplines grouped in the school of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) are called upon to find solutions to the most important challenge of our time : to guarantee a sustainable living environment for humanity through a successful integration of human activities within the biosphere.
At ENAC, several scientific communities come together under one roof: environmental engineers, civil engineers, architects, and social scientists. Combining disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth, our teaching and research activities contribute to the common goal of finding solutions for a sustainable future by engaging together about the quality of our environment.
ENAC School has a long tradition of interdisciplinarity, such as realized in the teaching program Design Together and different research activities. Furthermore, the School supports initiatives fostering interdisciplinary student projects, such as the Swiss Living Challenge and the Student Kreativity and Innovation Lab (SKIL).
There exist many interdisciplinary research and teaching collaborations between the different ENAC laboratories. These common academic activities are visualized by the Affinity Map, which uncovers cohesion within the School in terms of joint teaching activities, co-supervision responsibilities, and co-authored publications.
The latest news
A blueprint for the EU's ecological transition
Two EPFL researchers have contributed to a discussion paper for new members of the European Parliament, published ahead of the resumption of parliamentary business this week. In their chapter, they suggest that reversing the tide of deindustrialization and redistributing industrial activities in Europe could cut energy consumption and CO2 emissions in the long run.
Benoît Ferrari takes over as director ad interim of the Ecotox Centre
Benoît Ferrari has been appointed interim director of the Ecotox Centre, located at EPFL and Dübendorf. He is an expert in sediment ecotoxicology. He entered into office on September 1st 2019. The current director, Inge Werner, will remain at the Ecotox Centre on a part-time basis until 2021.
New collection of critical essays about architecture
A new book by Christophe van Gerrewey, a professor of architecture theory and history at EPFL, provides a historical overview of the main schools of architectural thought from the 19th century to today. This collection of critical essays, which incorporates the author’s personal insights, is intended for students and anyone passionate about architecture. It will be published on September 1st.
At ENAC, students are offered world-class undergraduate and graduate courses, allowing them to become specialists in their own domain of study. Throughout their bachelor education, students acquire the foundation upon which they build their specialization in the master’s degree program.
Hands-on design projects with deliberate exposure to other disciplines add unique value in preserving a broad approach to knowledge and recognizing how each discipline directly or indirectly connects to others.
Mandatory internships in industry and academia give students early exposure to what awaits them after their graduation. Early on in their studies, students experience for themselves the potential and the challenge of interdisciplinary breadth and plant the seeds for their budding careers.
Training the future architects by giving them a solid polytechnic training is the key role of the EPFL Architecture Section: the Bachelor's years constitute a common base, the Master phase crowning the personal development.
EPFL's civil engineering studies enable our students to acquire the knowledge necessary for the development of large-scale projects as well as for their management and realization. The first three years of bachelor's studies focus on acquiring the basics necessary for understanding concepts, mastering construction techniques, evaluating these techniques and integrating them into our natural and built environment.
Our planet faces multiple challenges to the environment, some of the major ones being - climate change, depletion of resources such as drinking water, increasing pollution, human population growth and the loss of biodiversity.
Research within ENAC shapes the environment we live. As part of a world-class science with a strong interdisciplinary culture, it addresses many of the major challenges faced by society today through collaborative research projects.
With over 80 laboratories, ENAC researchers work at the interface between human activities and the biosphere, from underground microbial ecosystems to complex human urban systems.
The Institute of Architecture and the city was established to promote research in architecture and urban planning. This fundamental mission reflects the fact that high-quality architecture, well-constructed structures and buildings that fit in seamlessly with their surroundings, natural and urban landscapes and cultural heritage are clearly in the public interest.
The Civil Engineering Institute at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne performs research in the core disciplines of Civil Engineering : Geo-engineering, hydraulics and fluids, structures and materials, transport and mobility, buildings and energy systems.
IIE research units pioneer adaptation to environmental changes as part of sustainable design. Our emphasis is on translational science based upon rigorous understanding our environment, seamless integration of data and models, humans as integral parts of environmental systems, and development of novel, leading-edge technologies.
To facilitate and encourage outreach and innovation, ENAC actively promotes research partnerships with public and private organizations, tech-transfer, and the launch of spin-offs.
A dedicated industrial liaisons officier and a strategic vigil work with EPFL's Technology Transfer Office to identify promising technologies and provide assistance drafting patents, raising funds, and getting start-ups off the ground.
By partnering with laboratories at ENAC, companies and public entities gain access to some of the most advanced research teams and equipment.
InnoSeed ENAC is an incentive program to encourage innovation and technology transfer at EPFL’s School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering.
ENAC's Industrial Liaison Officer facilitates the connection with private and public partners. All new opportunities are welcome and special care is taken to build high quality long-term relationships.
Exposition « 50 ans de thèses EPFL »
Place and room: Rolex Learning Center
Behind the Scenes at EPFL
Marc Perrenoud, Marta Roca Escoda, Michael Meyer
Place and room: Hall du Rolex Learning Center
Infinity Room 2 - ArtLab exhibition
Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+)
Place and room: ArtLab pavillon B
Les humanités digitales se dévoilent
Institut et Master en Humanités Digitales de l'EPFL
Place and room: ArtLab, pavillon A (DataSquare)
Just finished [ Volkswagen Stiftung - World Knowledge – Structural Support for "Rare Subjects" | Research & Teaching Funding ]
Category: Call for proposal
Just finished [ Nutricia Research Foundation | Research funding – Fellowships – Short-term visits ]
Category: Call for proposal
Place and room:
BI A0 448
Category: Internal trainings
Building functional Materials from the nanoscale up
Dr Paul Ashby from Molecular Foundry - Berkeley Lab
Place and room: PH H3 31
Category: Conferences - Seminars
EESS talk on "Recent unprecedented state of Eastern Mediterranean Sea within the last millennium"
Dr Aldo Shemesh, professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science (IL) - was appointed full professor at Weizmann Institute of Science in 1989 after obtaining a PhD in Isotope Chemistry back in 1986. Since 2014, heads the De Botton Center for Marine Science, Weizmann Institute of Science as well as since 2003, the Sussman Family Center for Environmental Sciences at the same institution. His was head of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy research from 1997-2003.
His scientific interest lay in s Stable isotope geochemistry, climate change, biogenic opal oxygen isotopes, Mediterranean climate change records, vermetid stable isotopes, high and low latitude siliceous sediment, continental paleoclimate retrieved from biogenic opal, Southern Ocean paleo-productivity, meltwater isotope signals, coral calcification and isotope signal buildup, ocean acidification, deep-sea biogenic opal maturation to chert, autonomous underwater vehicle in the Mediterranean.
Place and room: GR C0 01
Category: Conferences - Seminars