Three EPFL engineering professors elected to SATW



SATW, the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, has announced the appointment of 14 new full members for 2024, three of whom are from EPFL's School of Engineering (STI).

In a press release on March 5, the SATW announced the 14 new full members, each of whom "possesses an impressive track record in the engineering sciences". The new members were elected in a secret ballot of eligible voters in a procedure directed by the Nomination Committee, bringing SATW's total number of full members to 375.

The election will be marked at the SATW General Meeting on May 13th by a certificate presentation ceremony.

The three new full members from EPFL, all in the School of Engineering, are listed below. View the full list of new members on the SATW website.

Jürgen Brugger (Microsystems Laboratory) has been appointed a full member of SATW in recognition of his contributions to the integration of new materials in micro- and nanotechnologies and for innovations in teaching for the next generations of microsystems engineers.

Anna Fontcuberta i Morral (Laboratory of Semiconductor Materials) has been appointed a full member of SATW in recognition of her outstanding and significant contribution to the development of materials that facilitate technological breakthroughs by exploiting nanometre-scale phenomena.

Francesco Stellacci (Supramolecular Nano-Materials and Interfaces Laboratory) has been appointed a full member of SATW in recognition of his exceptional, visionary contributions to materials science and nanoscience and his groundbreaking approaches to the development of broad-spectrum virucides.

About SATW

The Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences is the most important network of experts for engineering sciences in Switzerland and is in contact with the highest Swiss bodies for science, politics and industry. The network comprises elected individual members, member organisations and experts. SATW identifies industrially relevant technological developments on behalf of the Swiss Confederation and informs the government and public about their significance and consequences. As a unique expert organisation with high credibility, it conveys independent and objective information on technology as the basis for establishing informed opinions. SATW also promotes interest in and understanding of technology among the general population and particularly among young people. It is politically independent and non-commercial.

Author: Celia Luterbacher

Source: Materials Science and Engineering

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