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    13.10.17 — Spin Orbit Interaction Spectroscopy After four years of devoted work Stefan Muff successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Manipulation of the two-dimensional states at titanate surfaces studied by ARPES”. Read the whole article
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    13.10.17 — Laboratory for Water Quality and Treatment The journal of the Swiss Chemical Society CHIMIA highlights a chemiluminescence-based method developed at the LTQE for the analysis of total N-nitrosamines concentration in water published in 2017 in Analytical Chemistry. Breider F., von Gunten U., Quantification of Total N-Nitrosamine Concentrations in Aqueous Samples via UV-Photolysis and Chemiluminescence Detection of Nitric Oxide, Analytical Chemisty, 89, 3, 2017. Read the whole article
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    13.10.17 — Reconfigurable Robotics Lab Robots with muscle-like actuators made of silicone rubber elastomers have been created by roboticists in Switzerland Read the whole article
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    13.10.17 — Laboratory for Water Quality and Treatment Mr Karim-Alexandre Essaïed has won the CSD Environment Award 2017 for his Master thesis on the development of a new analytical method for measuring the total concentration of potent mutagenic and carcinogenic N-Nitrosamines in water. This award rewards an excellent master project whose quality is distinguished by solutions that increase the quality of life and the environment. The method developed by Mr. Essaïed is simple to apply and constitutes the basis for new developments at the Laboratory for Water Quality and Treatment. Read the whole article
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    13.10.17 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies The Ecoparc Forum 2017, held on September 8 at Microcity, the EPFL antenna in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, was the occasion to present the prototype of a new façade constructive system. The prototype is the result of a partnership between the CSEM, the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) of the EPFL and the company H.Glass. It is part of the PV 2050 research project, realized with the support of the Swiss National Fund (SNF) in the framework of the National Research Programs "Energy Turnaround" (NRP 70). Read the whole article
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    13.10.17 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies The 9th edition of the Ecoparc Forum has brought together about a hundred participants on September 8 in the Auditorium of Microcity, the EPFL antenna in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Entitled "Solar potential of urban areas : towards new paradigms ?", this forum was organized in partnership with the ACTIVE INTERFACES research project, within the framework of the national research program PNR 70 "Energy Turnaround" of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Speakers included Prof. Emmanuel Rey, head of the LAST at EPFL and president of the organization committee, Prof. Christophe Baillif, head of the PV-Lab at the EPFL, Dr. Laure-Emmanuelle Perret-Aebi, sector leader at the PV Center of the CSEM, Dr. Hans Curtius from the Institute for Economy and the Environment of the University of St-Gall, Karl Viriden, founder of the architectural firm Viriden & Partner in Zurich, and Raphaëlle-Laure Perraudin, director of the office Jourda Architectes Paris. Read the whole article
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    13.10.17 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies Organized by SwissEngineering, in partnership with the Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, the Cercle Littéraire de Lausanne and PONT12, the lecture series entitled "The future of the past" has closed on September 7 with a lecture of Prof. Emmanuel Rey from the Laboratory of architecture and sustainable technologies (LAST). Entitled "From urban disused areas to sustainable neighborhoods", his lecture highlighted the strategic dimension of regenerating these areas in the perspective of finding alternatives to urban sprawl and functional segregation. Read the whole article
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    12.10.17 — Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Daniel Kuhn delivered a plenary talk at the 18th French-German-Italian Conference on Optimization (FGI 2017) held in Paderborn, Germany, September 25-28, 2017. Read the whole article
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    12.10.17 — Safety, health & prevention Seasonal flu vaccination free of charge at the Point Santé on November - only for EPFL staff (including assistant doctorant). Read the whole article
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    12.10.17 — Swiss Finance Institute The paper, “Why does fast loan growth predict poor performance for banks?”, is coauthored with Robert Prilmeier of Tulane University and Rene Stulz of Ohio State University, and has been accepted for publication in the Review of Financial Studies, one of the top three journal of this field. Read the whole article