The Council is the body exercising participation rights in the sense of Art. 32 of the FIT Act (Federal Act on the Federal Institutes of Technology ruling the EPF). It provides comprehensive information to and ensures the participation of the Institute members. The Council expresses its opinion on strategic actions regarding the Institute’s research and planning that are submitted to its approval. The Council is the Institute’s body in charge of hearing proposals from Institute members (right to submit motions).


Next elections

The present term is ending on August 31st, 2020 and elections will soon be organized according to the following schedule to designate the new Council representatives:

  • Monday 18 May 2020: call for candidates
  • Friday 5 June 2020: deadline for candidate declaration
  • Monday 8 June 2020: publication of the lists of candidates
  • Friday 12 June 2020: opening of elections
  • Monday 29 June 2020: closing of elections
  • Wednesday 1 July 2020: communication of elections results
  • Tuesday 1 September 2020: start of mandate of new representatives (mandate of 2 years)

To obtain more information about the IPHYS Council, you can consult the IPHYS organization rules (section 4) or contact one of the present members of the Council (see below).



The present Council is composed of the following members:

Chair (Director of  IPHYS)

Harald Brune


Representatives of teaching staff

Rafaël Butté

Christophe Galland Jean-Philippe Hogge Georges Wagnières


Representatives of scientific staff

Duncan Alexander

Gaétan Giriat Vincent Lamirand Benoît Truc


Representatives of administrative and technical staff

Julien Burnens

Nadja Dekumbis

Anh Eymann

Pierre-François Isoz


Members ex officio

Olivier Schneider (Deputy Director of IPHYS)

Nicolas Grandjean ( Director of the Physics Section)

Frédéric Mila (Director of the Doctoral Program in Physics)

Blandine Jérôme (Scientific assistant, acting as Secretary)

Claire-Lyse Rouiller (Administrator)