Alumni 50th: programme of the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering section


Dear graduates in chemistry and chemical engineering,

We hope you have a fond memory of your time spent in the class rooms or laboratories of EPFL.

The EPFL’s 50th anniversary is a good opportunity for us to welcome you back to your lecture halls to meet your teachers, classmates, discover what is happening in your section today, meet the new generation of teachers and students, and share a lunch together. See you on Saturday, November 9!

Detailed programme:

From 09:30 Welcome at Rolex Learning Centre (RLC)

09:45-10:15 Optional visit of the institute facilities (meeting point at 09:45 from the RLC)
Please register here:

10:30-12:00 Short talks, new auditorium BCH 2201

10:30 Welcome and short presentation of the section, institute and doctoral school, as well a student associations

10:45 Kumar Varoon Agrawal, tenure track assistant professor, LAS
Atom-thick filters for separating molecules

11:00 Leila Schwery Bou-Diab, VP Value Chain Management, Johnson & Johnson, MSc CH’99
My ingredients for leadership success

11:15 Jeremy Luterbacher, tenure track assistant professor, LPDC, MSc CH’07
Protect and serve: chemical functionalization facilitates the production of platform chemicals from plants

11:30 Loïc Roch, spin-off/artificial intelligence, MSc CH’12
ChemOS: Accelerating process optimization and materials discovery with self-driving laboratories.

11:45 Yimon Aye, associate professor, LEAGO
The Ring Master: training of natural electrophiles for improved drug specificity & activity

12:00 Yves Auberson, Executive Director, Global Discovery Chemistry at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, MSc CH’86 & PhD CH’90
From EPFL to EFMC, following a path of discovery.

12:15-14:00 Standing lunch and poster session with professors, master and PhD students (salle polyvalente)

We hope to see you all on November 9th!
Your Chemistry and chemical engineering section