Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Section
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.
Perovskite solar cells exceed 25% power-conversion efficiency
Physical chemists and chemical engineers led by EPFL have used a chemical tweak to push the power-conversion efficiency and operational stability of perovskite solar cells to 25.6% and at least 450 hours respectively.
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.