Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


EPFL is one of the two Ecoles Polytechniques Fédérales in Switzerland. Like its sister institution, ETHZ, it has three missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level. Associated with several specialized national research institutes (EAWAG, EMPA, WSL/SLF, PSI), the two EPFs form the EPF domain, which is directly dependent on the Federal Department of Home Affairs. EPFL brings together a campus of more than 10,000 people. By its novel structure, the school stimulates collaboration between students, professors, researchers and entrepreneurs. These daily interactions give rise to new and groundbreaking work in science, technology and architecture. EPFL enjoys high international rankings and is consistently ranked in the top five Engineering Schools in Europe and ranks number three in the total number of ERC awards. The Laboratory of Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology (EFLUM) is part of the EPFL School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), an internationally leading department with excellent competences in the respective areas. The explicit promotion and implementation of interdisciplinary collaboration within the department together with its close links to industry and the public sector are additional assets. The EFLUM laboratory is specialized in the measurement and simulation of natural and urban environments and centres its research efforts on complex environmental systems in the domains of alpine hydrology, atmospheric boundary layer meteorology and cryosphere. Currently, the lab hosts 1 full professor, 2 staff scientists, 5 post-docs, and 7 PhD students.


Key Personnel:

Prof. Dr. Marc B. Parlange
Dr. Hendrik Huwald