Professor Yimon Aye, at EPFL’s Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, has won the 2020 Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry.

The ERC Starting Grants are given each year to researchers of any nationality and in any field of research with 2-7 years of research experience after the completion of their PhD and who show a promising scientific track record, and offer an excellent research proposal.

Raffaella Buonsanti has been awarded a ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Raffaella Buonsanti has been awarded the 2019 Lecture Award from the European Chemical Society.

The teaching excellence award 2019 of SCGC goes to Prof. Clemence Corminboeuf for her outstanding contribution to teaching in first year, in computational chemistry and outreach for children, especially young girls!

Professor Chergui, of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, has won the award for pioneering picosecond and femtosecond X-ray spectroscopy of molecular species in solutions.

Professor Cramer, of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, has won the award for the development of chiral cyclopentadienyl ligands and Pd(0)-catalysed asymmetric C(sp3)–H activations.

Professor Hu, of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, has won the award for original contributions to base metal catalysis, particularly in C–C and C–N coupling of alkyl electrophiles and in functionalization of alkenes and alkynes.


The European Research Council’s (ERC) Consolidator Grants are given annually to researchers of any nationality with 7-12 years of research experience after completion of their PhD, as well as “a scientific track record showing scientific talent and an excellent research proposal”.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is “the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society”, publishing the Science family of research journals.

The Werner Prize is awarded annually to promising young Swiss scientists or scientists working in Switzerland under 40 to recognize “their outstanding research in the field of chemistry.”

The American Physical Society (APS) is the world's largest organization of physicists. It was founded in 1899 with the aim to “to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics".

Paul Dyson receives the European Sustainable Chemistry Award

at the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress in Liverpool. Congratulations !

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker or GDCh) is a learned society and professional association. It was founded in 1949 to represent the interests of German chemists in both Germany and internationally.

Microscopy Today is the official, bimonthly magazine of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA), published since 1992. Each year, the magazine awards ten innovations that “will make microscopy and microanalysis more powerful, more productive, and easier to accomplish.”

The ERC Starting Grants are given each year to researchers of any nationality and in any field of research with 2-7 years of experience since their PhD, with a promising scientific track record and an excellent research proposal.

Professor Kumar Varoon Agrawal at EPFL’s Institute of Chemical Science and Engineering has been awarded a Young Membrane Scientist Award from the North American Membrane Society.

Professor Majed Chergui is one of the five laureates of the 2018 Khwarizmi International Award.

2018-Early-Career Award in Theoretical Chemistry from the ACS Physical Chemistry Division.
For her development of novel methods and conceptual tools and their implementation and application to organic systems.


Professor Xile Hu, an expert in catalysis at EPFL’s Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, has been awarded the 2017 National Latsis Prize.

Jerôme Waser (EPFL Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering) have been awarded Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council.

The Rusnano Group has awarded Professor Michael Grätzel their annual Prize.

Professor Michael Grätzel has been named Doctor honoris causa of the École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay.

After winning the Air Liquide challenge in November, Professor Kevin Sivula received the Prize during a visit by senior representatives of the Air Liquide group to EPFL.

Ulrich Lorenz and Jeremy Luterbacher from Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering have been awarded Starting Grants from the European Research Council.

EPFL Chemist Professor Xile Hu has won the "2017 Tajima Prize" from The International Society of Electrochemistry for his work in electrocatalysis.

Prof. Grätzel, director of LPI, is being honored for "transcendent merits in development of low cost and efficient solar cells, known as ‘Grätzel cells", for which Grätzel is world-famous.

Professor Xile Hu has won the “2017 Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship Award” from the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and Organic Letters.


His winning project is titled: "chromo-SUMMIT: Decoding dynamic chromatin signaling by single-molecule multiplex detection."

He is considered to be one of the most creative and innovative experts in the field of chemical biology.

Has been awarded for his "significant contributions to the advancement of materials and methods for photoelectrochemical energy conversion".

Hu is known for his work in developing catalysts from earth-abundant elements for use in chemical transformations of synthesis, energy, and sustainability.

The awarded project is "HY-CAT" and it focuses on multifunctional hybrid platforms, based on colloidal nanocrystals, to advance CO2 reduction studies.

This grant is designed to back up researchers who want to establish their research teams and continue developing a successful career in Europe.

This grant is designed to back up researchers who want to establish their research teams and continue developing a successful career in Europe.

Michael Grätzel and Jieping Zhu have won the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Centenary Award and Natural Product Chemistry Award respectively.

Charge carrier Dynamics in Metal Oxides. Transition metal (TM) oxides (e.g., TiO2, ZnO, NiO) are large gap insulators that have emerged as highly attractive materials over the past two decades for...

The Doron prizes have been awarded for 31 years, granted by the Swiss Foundation for the Doron Prize, based in Zug.

The European Research Council’s (ERC) Consolidator Grants are given annually to researchers of any nationality with 7-12 years of research experience..

Jérôme Waser has received the Springer Heterocyclic Chemistry Award 2016.


Majed Chergui has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award (Edward Stern Prize) from the International X-Ray Absorption Society (IXAS).

Xile Hu has been awarded the 2015 European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS) Young Researchers Award, recognizing his work in catalysis for water-splitting reactions and organic synthesis.

Within the framework of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences (IAQMS), which took place on June 7th-8th, 2015 in...

Professor Majed Chergui has been elected a Fellow of the European Physical Society.

Professors Paul Joseph Dyson and Lyndon Emsley from EPFL’s Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC) have won the 2015 Royal Society of Chemistry Bioinorganic Chemistry Award and Bourke Award respectively.

Le Mérite cantonal vaudois distingue celles et ceux qui s’engagent de façon exceptionnelle à mettre leur talent au service de la population.

Winner Dr Rudolf Griss (c/o Prof K. Johnsson)
"Bioluminescent sensor proteins for point-of-care therapeutic drug monitoring"
Dr Griss was awarded with the ISIC Best Thesis Prize at the ceremony by Prof V. Hatzimanikatis, EDCH program director, and Prof P. Dyson, ISIC Director.

Professor Michael Grätzel has won the 2015 King Faisal International Prize in Science, recognizing his work in developing photo-electrochemical systems for solar energy conversion.


The Council of the Section of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering that took place last Monday awarded the first Mention of Excellence in Teaching in the form of an engraved medal and a diploma to Prof. Christos Comninellis

Majed Chergui is awarded the prestigious Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics of the American Physical Society

Design, in vitro and in vivo evaluation of tumor-selective organic and organometallic anticancer drugs, Thesis director: Prof. Paul Dyson

Jean-Luc Fuchs, apprenti laborantin en chimie à l’ISIC, a remporté la médaille d’argent lors du Championnat Suisse des Métiers 2014 dans la catégorie laborantins en chimie.

Xile Hu has been awarded the European Medal for Bio-Inorganic Chemistry for 2014, recognizing his achievements in biomimetic chemistry.

Congratulations to Prof. Urs von Stockar, emeritus professor in ISIC, who received the 2014 Lavoisier medal from the International Society of Biological Calorimetry. For further information see,

Vassily Hatzimanikatis has been named the recipient of the 2014 International Metabolic Engineering Award.

Professor Hubert H. Girault is selected by the American Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry for the 2015 Charles N. Reilley Award

The work of Elena Dubikovskaya (ISIC-LCBIM) in targeted breast cancer chemotherapy is recognized with the prestigious Leenaards award for 2014

That will be presented at the International Mass Spectrometry Conference later this year in Geneva.

Stephan Niklaus Steinmann, PhD graduate Prof Clémence Corminboeuf-Computational Molecular Design Laboratory (LCMD)


Professor Nicolai Cramer (ISIC-LCSA), is one of two recipients of the Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry for 2013.

Professors Clémence Corminboeuf (ISIC-LCMD) and Jérôme Waser (ISIC-LCSO) have each been awarded the Werner Prize 2014 from the Swiss Chemical Society.

We are pleased to inform that the "Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research" of the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA has just chosen Prof. Michael Graetzel as the FIRST recipient of their Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy 2013.

Congratulations to all

For his contributions to catalytic processes and the development of new catalysts that selectively activate and functionalize asymmetric carbon-hydrogen bonds.

Each year the Credit Suisse Foundation rewards an EPFL lecturer or education team for their contribution to excellence in teaching

Winners of the Best Oral and Poster Presentation Award at the Fall Meeting 2013.

for LEPA group member Dr. Andreas Lesch was awarded from the division of Applied Electrochemistry of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) with the Promotion Prize 2013 in the Field of Electrochemistry.

Michael Grätzel, known for his work on dye-sensitized solar cells, is the recipient of the 2013 Benoist prize.

For his outstanding research contribution to catalytic processes in the synthesis of biologically active molecules.

Congratulations to our EDCH program PhD students for the Travel Award 2013

<A Madame Sandrine Gerber, Dr MER, Laboratoire de synthèse et produits naturels - LSPN

has decided to confer the degree of Dr. honoris cause
to Prof. Michael Graetzel.