Fiches de cours 2017-2018


Recent Events in Energy-2


Lecturer(s) :

Smit Berend
Stylianou Kyriakos
Vacat .
Züttel Andreas




Next time: Fall semester 2017


World leading Scientists from different instritutions and Professors or Senior Scientists from EPFL with expertise in the field of energy will be invited at EPFL Valais Wallis in Sion to present their research in lectures of 1 hour (14 invited scientists per semester).


Recent Events in Energy is a new series of seminars that will take place at EPFL Valais Wallis in Sion. The aim of these events is to have a better grasp of the leading research in energy by inviting World Leading Scientists from different institutions (9-10 per semester) and Professors or Senior Scientists from EPFL (4-5 per semester).

This will be highly beneficial for our PhD students in Sion (who must attend these seminars) as they will broaden their horizons in several research areas. They will also have the opportunity to meet the invited speakers, have lunch together with the aim to promote and encourage discussions between them. The invited scientists, experts in the fields of:

- Hydrogen storage,

- Metal organic frameworks,

- Membranes,

- Gas separations,

- Hybrid materials,

- Catalysis,

- Engineering of energy systems,

- Process systems engineering,

- Photovoltaics,

- Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry and

- Molecular simulations

will give a 45 mins presentation, followed by 15 mins of questions. The speakers will be invited to come at EPFL Valais Wallis in Sion each semester and give their talks on Thursdays from 4-5 pm. 

The invited speakers and talk titles will be announced at the beginning of each semester on a website.

Each student has to attend the seminar series for two academic semesters in order to collect 28 hours of attendance and thus gain 2 ECTS credits. During the meetings between the PhD students and speaker and/or over lunch, the student has to present and discuss his/her research activity with the invited speaker; this can be very beneficial for their personal development academically. Finally, at the end of each semester and as a further assessement (exam), each student has to choose one of the seminars presented and write a report - what did they like or dislike for example, which has to be submitted to and approved by the seminar series organizers.


Next session: Fall semester 2017



Energy, Research Talks

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Required courses




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