Oleg Yazyev is one of the world’s leading researchers in condensed matter physics. He is particularly recognized for his studies on defects in graphene, as well as for the computational discovery of novel materials. His numerous articles in well-regarded publications have become standard works of references and his research has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant and the EPFL’s Latsis Prize. Oleg Yazyev is a highly creative researcher and a dedicated teacher and mentor.
Florent Krzakala has employed his interdisciplinary approach to establish new areas of research at the intersection of mathematics, physics and computer science. He is a pioneer in the field of statistical physics applied to machine learning and to signal processing. In addition to establishing a research programme in these areas, this internationally acclaimed researcher brings an extensive network of contacts that will benefit EPFL.
Lenka Zdeborová is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of statistical physics who has won multiple awards, including an ERC Starting Grant in 2016. Her unparalleled expertise will make a significant contribution to the creation of new synergies with other research areas at EPFL, such as mathematics, materials science and information science, as well as with industry – and notably among leading IT companies.
“It’s been a great year for Chemistry in the EPF domain,” says Professor Lyndon Emsley, ISIC’s Director. Considering that only ten ACS awards went to scientists outside the USA, EPFL and ETHZ winning a total of five is pretty impressive.”