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© 2024 EPFL / Lisa Ackermann
29 January 2024

Turning glass into a ‘transparent' light-energy harvester

EPFL physicists propose a novel way to create photoconductive circuits, where the circuit is directly patterned onto a glass surface with femtosecond laser light. The new technology may one day be useful for harvesting energy, while remaining transparent to light and using a single material.
A graphic representation of the exeperimental setup for listening for printing defects © 2023 EPFL / Titouan Veuillet - CC-BY-SA 4.0
05 December 2023

Laser Additive Manufacturing: Listening for Defects as They Happen

Researchers from EPFL have resolved a long-standing debate surrounding laser additive manufacturing processes with a pioneering approach to defect detection.
Scientists from EPFL's Galatea Laboratory make gigafemto lasers on a glass substrate. © 2023 EPFL/Jamani Caillet - CC-BY-SA 4.0
26 September 2023

Making a femtosecond laser out of glass

EPFL scientists show that it is possible to make a femtosecond laser that fits in the palm of one’s hand using a glass substrate.
© 2023 EPFL / CSEM
07 July 2023

EPFL and CSEM Achieve Landmark Photovoltaic Efficiency Milestone

Breakthrough in renewable energy technology offers promising path to cheaper and more efficient solar electricity with perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells.
© 2023 Titouan Veuillet / EPFL
21 June 2023

Open-Source MEWron Device Unleashes New Possibilities in 3D Printing

Engineers have turned a standard open-source 3D printer into a viable bioengineering research printer for a fraction of the cost.
Engineer showing a specific technology to a person in a wheelchair
04 April 2023

Making life more comfortable for wheelchair-using individuals with a 3D-printed medical-grade cushion

CSEM has teamed up with the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation (SPS) in Nottwil, Switzerland, to create a custom 3D-printed medical-grade cushion for wheelchair users....
The fiber pumps knit into fabric © LMTS EPFL
31 March 2023

Thread-like pumps can be woven into clothes

EPFL researchers have developed fiber-like pumps that allow high-pressure fluidic circuits to be woven into textiles without an external pump. Soft supportive exoskeletons, thermoregulatory clothing, and immersive haptics can therefore be powered from pumps sewn into the fabric of the devices themselves.
Example of a compliant mechanism for space applications developed at CSEM
29 March 2023

CSEM joins a key consortium of ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence

The Consortium for Materials Data and Standardisation aims to accelerate qualification and assist in the greater adoption of AM technologies. The initiative's approach is particularly focused on deter...
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18 January 2023

SNSF-funded project enhances THG microscopy for materials imaging

A cross-disciplinary project involving three EPFL units – the Hub for Advanced Image Reconstruction, the School of Engineering's Galatea Lab, and the AudioVisual Communications Laboratory (LCAV) – has received a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to study methods for speeding image capture in non-linear optical microscopy. Their work will be used to examine nanostructures in transparent materials.
© 2022 EPFL
10 November 2022

Two cortical prosthetics technologies receive enable grants

A pair of patent-pending technologies from a joint research project in the School of Engineering has received funding from EPFL’s enable program, which will support the development of prototypes.
Christophe Moser and Laura Kowalczuk with the "Cellularis" prototype which allows to see the pigmentary epithelium © 2022 Alain Herzog
28 October 2022

A new device for early diagnosis of degenerative eye disorders

Researchers at an EPFL lab have developed an ophthalmological device that can be used to diagnose some degenerative eye disorders long before the onset of the first symptoms. In early clinical trials, the prototype was shown to produce images with a sufficient degree of precision in just five seconds.
Advanced additive micro-fabrication allows the creation of very complex items. © CSEM
28 September 2022

A new advanced manufacturing center opens up in Neuchâtel

The manufacturing industry is going through a period of profound change, driven in part by the advent of 3D printing and other advanced technologies. In order to support Swiss industry at this critical juncture, EPFL and CSEM have joined forces to create the Micromanufacturing Science & Engineering Center (M2C), a new focal point for pure research, technology transfer and everything in between.
EPFL building in Neuchâtel
27 September 2022

Opening of the M2C

EPFL and CSEM open a new advanced manufacturing center to address technological challenges faced by swiss Industry....
3D printed metal pipe featuring pressure fittings, electrical feedtrough and Aerosol Jet Printed temperature sensor.
22 September 2022


CSEM will help develop 3D-printed pipes for CEN particle detectors and the international space station....
© Alain Herzog 2022 EPFL
23 May 2022

Objects can now be 3D-printed in opaque resin

A team of EPFL engineers has developed a 3D-printing method that uses light to make objects out of opaque resin in a matter of seconds. Their breakthrough could have promising applications in the biomedical industry, such as to make artificial arteries.