Molecules of Life, Molecules of Dream
Science of the creation and pillar of all industries, chemistry is currently the central discipline of modern research, at the crossroads of all natural sciences.
Dreaming of and producing a new drug, creating a revolutionary material or a clean and safe manufacturing process, designing new energy sources for humanity’s future, understanding a biological mechanism as well as the subtle balances governing our environment to protect it: these are all missions that today’s chemists and chemical engineers have to perform.
The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Section trains scientists and engineers of the highest level in the field of chemistry, chemical engineering and biotechnology and offers a Bachelor as well as two Masters.
Holders of a Masters degree or an equivalent title can also undertake doctoral studies at the Doctoral School (EDCH).
The Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC) brings together different areas of research.
EPFL's first female student graduated in 1903 – disguised as a man
A review of Parisian newspaper archives by EPFL’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (LIA) has turned up some astonishing discoveries. Among them, we now know that reinforced concrete was developed in Lausanne by a previously unknown daughter of Gustave Eiffel – who also turned out to be EPFL’s first female student.
The Galactic Chloé Show: a new star in the EPFL universe
The Galactic Chloé Show, which was cleared for launch in September 2020, has just unveiled its fifth episode. In this Show, visitors to EPFL’s lunar campus share stories about their own worlds through lively interviews.
Augmented reality helps chemistry and biology courses
How do chemical bonds form? Can we relate the energy and distribution of electrons to physical and chemical properties of molecules? How do proteins bind DNA to read its genetic information? To answer such questions and explore these phenomena, some imagination and abstract thinking was needed so far. This is why EPFL developed a platform based on augmented reality where EPFL professors, high school teachers and students can manipulate atoms and molecules in real time.