Energy Science and Research

One of the major societal challenges today relates to climate change, where it has become evident that it is necessary to reduce CO2 emissions for a more sustainable planet by pursuing and relying on alternative energy sources.

The School of Engineering is keen on supporting and enhancing EPFL’s leadership in Energy Science, where EPFL is currently ranked #4 in the World according to the 2022 Shanghai Rankings.

Our experts works, for example, in Thermal Transport and Energy, in Energy Storage Systems, in Battery Materials, in Hydropower, and in Energy Storage Systems. Learn more about the professors working on Energy Science.

The School of Engineering favors an integrated approach toward technologies for sustainable energy sources and carbon neutrality and aims to continue to strengthen its presence in the core domains of power and energy systems, hydropower, photovoltaics, energy storage technologies, synthetic fuels, and biofuels.

Explore the exciting frontier of sustainable technologies through our groundbreaking startups. These dynamic ventures, nurtured within our ecosystem, are driving transformative solutions to reshape the energy landscape.

We’re proud partners with EPFL’s leading centers dedicated to advancing sustainable solutions. These collaborative hubs are at the forefront of research, driving innovations in renewable energy, smart grids, and beyond.

Discover the unparalleled opportunities for education, research, and hands-on experience that the School of Engineering offers. Join the next generation of energy pioneers and contribute to a world powered by cutting-edge solutions.


Discover the latest strides in Energy Science at the School of Engineering. Our expert teams in diverse fields are driving innovations with a singular goal – positive societal impact. Explore the latest news on our groundbreaking work in renewable energy, efficiency, and more, as we shape a cleaner and sustainable tomorrow.


Watch some videos showcasing insights from our brilliant experts, dedicated research teams, and dynamic startups at the forefront of transformative energy solutions. Get ready to unravel the future of sustainable technologies and join us in shaping a greener, more efficient world.