“We have a duty to Switzerland, and to the planet”
Professor Lyesse Laloui, who heads the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics (LMS) in EPFL’s Civil Engineering Section, has been elected to the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences. The accolade, announced in January this year, recognizes Prof. Laloui’s distinguished contribution to geomechanics – as an engineer, polymath and champion of cross-disciplinary approaches in fields ranging from the environment and renewable energy to carbon storage.
“Teaching is what makes me happy”
Civil engineering professor Jean-François Molinari has been named best teacher for his section.
Initiatives to support EPFL students before the winter exams
EPFL students are preparing for a second round of exams under coronavirus conditions. It's not easy to stay motivated given the challenges of distance learning, lack of social contact and difficulties in maintaining study habits. But help is available. EPFL is committed to supporting its students, and a range of initiatives have been rolled out to enable everyone to have a stress-free as possible end of the semester.