On Saturday, 6 October 2018, the Magistrale, EPFL’s traditional Master’s degree graduation ceremony, was held at the SwissTech Convention Center. The event honored our two alumni awards, Pauline Baumgartner-Harris and Déborah Heintze, two new Doctor Honoris Causa recipients, a number of professors and of course the 1,043 students who received their coveted Master’s degree from… Read more »
On September 13, 2018, the alumni discovered the Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory directed by Prof. Christophe Ballif (EPFL alumnus PH’94 & PhD PH’98) and located at Microcity in Neuchâtel. The lab was founded in 1984 and has pioneered several new processes for the preparation of thin-film silicon, such as the introduction of very… Read more »
(The Financial Alumni Meeting 2018 was held in French) L’EPFL Alumni et l’association d’étudiants EPFL The Finance Association organisaient le 25 septembre 2018 le Finance Alumni Meeting. Ses objectifs: faire découvrir aux étudiants les activités et métiers de la finance à travers l’expérience d’alumni, et générer des échanges et contacts à l’occasion du cocktail dînatoire suivant… Read more »
The Luxembourgish chapter, together with the Luxembourgish Club of Former Students in Romandie, organised an afterwork drink at the Schueberfouer on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018. They welcomed around 30 alumni and went to the « Schwarzwaldhaus » stall where they could taste local beers and food.
On September 18, 2018, the Swiss Alumni committee (EPFL Alumni Montréal, ALUMNIL, Alumni UNIGE and Alumni IMD) organised their traditional welcome reception at the Swiss Consulate.
On September 22, 2018, the alumni visited the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. They discovered two top biotech labs where Prof. Sachin Kotak (Microbiology and Cell Biology, MCB) and Dr Sveta Chakrabarti (Molecular Reproduction Development and Genetics, MRDG) showed them their research.
The EPFL Alumni Eastern Switzerland association turned 90 in 2018. 90 years of friendly, cultural, scientific events – a perfect opportunity to celebrate! On August 26th, 2018, over 60 alumni met at Schartenfels Castle in Wettingen (AG), the very place where the association was founded. Alumni could join workshops to commemorate the most important milestones or discover… Read more »
On September 20th, 2018, the EPFL Alumni Geneva chapter organized a conference on Data Science at Pictet Asset Management. The conference was given by Florent Garcin, who coaches a team of data scientists at Pictet, exploring disruptive technologies and helping the company’s investissors to take documented and informed decisions. Florent holds a PhD in Artificial… Read more »
After its success at the international Solar Decathlon 2017 competition in Denver, USA, the NeighborHub came back to life at the smart living lab in Fribourg. The Swiss solar house, designed by the students and professors of four schools (EPFL, HEIA-FR, HEAD and UNIFR), was rebuilt on the blueFACTORY site. The NeighborHub offers alternatives that brings citizens together to encourage them to go… Read more »
(The event was in French) Le jeudi 6 septembre 2018, l’EPFL Alumni organisait à Paris une soirée exceptionnelle en présence de Prof. Marc Gruber, Vice-président de l’EPFL pour l’innovation, de Jean-Philippe Lallement, Directeur de l’EPFL Innovation Park, de Leïla Ojjeh, Directrice de l’EPFL Alumni, et de Lan Zuo Gillet, Directrice Programme Innosuisse. La soirée était l’occasion de réunir différents acteurs… Read more »