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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at EPFL – Mission & Challenge

We appreciate your interest in our Institute. We provide an educational and research environment in the chemical sciences and chemical engineering for undergraduates, graduates and postgraduate researchers. The Institute is headed by Prof. Lyndon Emsley and develops activities on two main sites, one in Lausanne and one in Sion. Undergraduate teaching (bachelor and master programs) is organized by the Section of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering headed by Prof. Jérôme Waser, for more information see We also have a Doctoral School in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering for those interested in pursuing a PhD in our Institute. The Doctoral School is headed by Prof. Vassily Hatzimanikatis, for more information see Research and teaching activities at ISIC are supported by general services, including analytical platforms, workshops and chemical stores, managed by Prof. Sandrine Gerber, for more information see The links on this page should help to provide a more detailed picture of our Institute, showing it to be exciting environment in which to conduct research in the chemical sciences and engineering.


Nitrogen fixation in ambient conditions

EPFL scientists have developed a uranium-based complex that allows nitrogen fixation reactions to take place in ambient conditions. The work lays the foundation to develop new processes for synthesizing nitrogen products like cyanamide.<

New material cleans and splits water

Researchers at EPFL’s Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering have developed a photocatalytic system based on a material in the class of metal-organic frameworks. The system can be used to degrade pollutants present in water whi

H-index 100

According to google scholar Paul Dyson has reached an H-index of 100.