École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The “École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne” (EPFL) – official website www.epfl.ch - is one of two federal technical universities in Switzerland. It has three missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level.

EPFL, in its location on the shores of Lake Geneva, brings together a campus of more than 10,000 people with more than 250 laboratories and research groups. The EPFL School of Engineering (STI) consists of more than 50 laboratories organized within 5 institutes at the intersection of mechanics, electrical engineering, micro-technology, and materials science.

In this project, EPFL will participate with the Theory and Simulation of Materials (THEOS) – official website http://theossry1.epfl.ch/ - which is part of the Institute of Materials (School of Engineering). It consists of one professor, 15 postdocs and 6 PhD students.

Its research activity focuses on the computational modeling of the physical properties of materials from first-principles, i.e., from the description of their most elementary constituents (atoms and electrons) and their interactions. It has access to both in-house, national and international computational facilities. 

EPFL role in NFFA Europe:

EPFL provides access to Theory and Simulation of nanostructures

EPFL contributes to Joint Research on e-infrastructure for data and information management; it contributes also to Innovation and networking activities