Promotion at ENAC
Tamar Kohn and Dimitrios Lignos, currently associate professors at EPFL, are promoted as full professors.
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Professor Tamar Kohn, currently associate professor at EPFL, as full professor of environmental engineering in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC)
Tamar Kohn works in the field of environmental chemistry and environmental virology, in which she has established herself as one of the world’s leading researchers. Her current focus is on the fate of human viruses in the natural and built environment, such as in sewage treatment plants or in aerosol particles. During the COVID-19 pandemic, her research results enabled SARS-CoV-2 viruses to be identified and tracked in wastewater. She serves on a number of expert bodies, has been appointed to advisory committees of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is an Adjunct Researcher at Eawag.
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Professor Dimitrios Lignos, currently associate professor at EPFL, as full professor of civil engineering in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC)
Dimitrios Lignos conducts research with emphasis on the performance-based design of earthquake-resistant steel and composite structures. His work on integrated computational modelling and multi-scale experimentation for the fundamental understanding and simulating structural collapse has influenced international codes and standards with regards to seismic safety of building infrastructure. This internationally acclaimed researcher has received numerous awards including the prestigious Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (2019). Since September 2021 he has been the director of the Civil Engineering Institute at EPFL.