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    09.11.18 — Mediacom Yusuf Leblebici, the head of EPFL’s Microelectronic Systems Laboratory, has been tapped to become the next president of Turkey’s Sabancı University. Founded in 1994 and funded by the Sabancı Foundation, this dynamic university ranks among the top three in the country, and number 10 in the “World’s Best Small Universities” listing of Times Higher Education. Read the whole article
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    09.11.18 — Group for Functionalized Biomaterials François received the PhD degree after his public defense! Read the whole article
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    08.11.18 — Institute of Physics On November 5th, 2018 took place the inauguration of AstroDome (Centre André Coliac) and of the new TELESTO telescope on the Observatory of Sauverny site. Read the whole article
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    08.11.18 — Mediacom For the past 15 years, EPFL’s Urban Sociology Laboratory has been showing students and researchers the value of incorporating social-science related concepts into engineering and architecture. We spoke with lab head Vincent Kaufmann about the importance of this approach. Read the whole article
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    08.11.18 — Gaznat Chair for advanced separations The AICHE annual meeting 2018 took place in Pittsburgh, PA from the 28th of October to the 2nd November. Read the whole article
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    08.11.18 — Basic Sciences | SB A material developed by EPFL scientists can rapidly extract trace amounts of gold from waste water, fresh water, ocean water, and even sewage sludge.  Read the whole article
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    08.11.18 — Resilient Steel Structures Laboratory Professor Lignos gave a keynote lecture during the second steel day in Switzerland that was organized by the Centre Suisse de la Construction Métallique (SZS) with the general theme Construction Industry Switzerland and 4.0. Read the whole article
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    08.11.18 — Resilient Steel Structures Laboratory Dr. Ahmed Elkady and Prof. Dimitrios Lignos released Version 1.1 of II-DAP software (Interactive Interface for Dynamic Analysis procedures) Read the whole article
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    08.11.18 — Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering | ENAC A cross-disciplinary study involving civil and environmental engineers at ENAC has developed concrete recommendations for boosting the resilience of microbial life in Switzerland’s streams. Read the whole article
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    08.11.18 — Mediacom Bits of genetic material in rivers make it possible to detect the organisms living in them – without having to collect these and examine them under the microscope. Researchers at Eawag, the ETH and the EPFL have now developed a computer model that with the help of single DNA measurements even simulates exactly where and how often the species are present in bodies of water. Read the whole article