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ENAC SCHOOL AUDIT 2011 ACTIVITY REPORT

VOLUME B


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Institute of architecture and the city – IA CIVIL ENGINEERING Institute – IIC Institute of Urban and Regional Sciences – INTER Environmental Engineering Institute – IIE

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Institute of architecture and the city - IA

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Informatics and Visualization Laboratory / LIV Abou Jaoudé, Georges

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Transportation and Mobility Laboratory / TRANSP-OR Bierlaire, Michel

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Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design / LIPID Andersen, Marilyne

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Urban Transport Systems Laboratory / LUTS Geroliminis, Nikolaos

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Laboratory of Urban Architecture / LAURE Bassi, Andrea

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Urban Sociology Laboratory / LASUR Kaufmann, Vincent

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Urban, Rural and Architectural Planning Laboratory / UTA Berger, Patrick

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Chôros Laboratory / LAC Lévy, Jacques

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Design Studio on the Conception of Space / ALICE Dietz, Dieter

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Urban and Regional Planning Community / CEAT Schuler, Martin

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Archives of Modern Building / ACM Frey, Pierre

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Economics and Environmental Management Laboratory / REME Thalmann, Philippe

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Theory and History of Architecture Laboratory 3 / LTH3 Gargiani, Roberto

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Study Group on the Spatiality of Risks – ESpRI / GR-VN November, Valérie

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Laboratory of Techniques and Preservation of Modern Architecture / TSAM Graf, Franz

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Bioenergy and Energy Planning Research Group – BPE / GR-GN Gnansounou, Edgard

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Laboratory for the Production of Architecture / LAPA Gugger, Harry

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Media and Design Laboratory (ENAC/IC) / LDM2 Huang, Jeffrey

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Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Mobility / LAMU Lamunière, Inès

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Environmental Chemistry Modeling Laboratory / LMCE Arey, Jeremy Samuel

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Theory and History of Architecture Laboratory 1 / LTH1 Lucan, Jacques

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Ecological Engineering Laboratory / ECOL Barry, David Andrew

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Theory and History of Architecture Laboratory 2 / LTH2 Marchand, Bruno

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Environmental Remote Sensing Laboratory / LTE Berne, Alexis

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Studio of Architecture and the City’s Institutions / AIC Mestelan, Patrick

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Environmental Microbiology Laboratory / EML Bernier-Latmani, Rizlan

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Construction and Conservation Laboratory / LCC Ortelli, Luca

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Ecological Systems Laboratory / ECOS Buttler, Alexandre

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Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies / LAST Rey, Emmanuel

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Geographic Information Systems Laboratory / LASIG Golay, François

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Laboratory for Water Quality and Treatment / LTQE von Gunten, Urs

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Prof. Hering Group in Environmental Chemistry / UPHCE Gordon Hering, Janet

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Laboratory for Environmental Biotechnology / LBE Holliger, Christof

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Environmental Chemistry Laboratory / LCE Kohn, Tamar

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Distributed Intelligent Systems and Algorithms Laboratory / DISAL Martinoli, Alcherio

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Geodetic Engineering Laboratory / TOPO Merminod, Bertrand

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Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory / EFLUM Parlange, Marc

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Wind Engineering and Renewable Energy Laboratory / WIRE Porté-Agel, Fernando

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Laboratory of Ecohydrology / ECHO Rinaldo, Andrea

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Central Environmental Laboratory – CEL / GR-CEL De Alencastro, Luiz Felippe

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Atmosphere Regolith Vegetation Group – ARVE / GR-KAP Kaplan, Jed Oliver

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Applied Hydroeconomics and Alpine Environmental Dynamics Group – AHEAD / GR-PER Perona, Paolo

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EPFL-PSI Joint Professorship on Solid Waste Treatment / EPFL-PSI Ludwig, Christian

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Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory / LHE Ancey, Christophe

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Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Laboratory / EESD Beyer, Katrin

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Structural Maintenance and Safety Laboratory / MCS Brühwiler, Eugen

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Traffic Facilities Laboratory / LAVOC Dumont, André-Gilles

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Composite Construction Laboratory / CCLAB Keller, Thomas

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory / LMS Laloui, Lyesse

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Steel Structures Laboratory / ICOM Lebet, Jean-Paul

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Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory / LSMS Molinari, Jean-François

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Structural Concrete Laboratory / IBETON Muttoni, Aurelio

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Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory / LESO-PB Scartezzini, Jean-Louis

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Hydraulic Constructions Laboratory / LCH Schleiss, Anton

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Applied Computing and Mechanics Laboratory / IMAC Smith, Ian

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Chair of Timber Construction / IBOIS Weinand, Yves

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Rock Mechanics Laboratory / LMR Zhao, Jian

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Intermodality and Transport Planning Group – LITEP / GR-TZ Tzieropoulos, Panagiotis

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Informatic and Visualization Laboratory

Georges Abou Jaoudé

Associate Professor

Georges Abou-Jaoudé was born in Beirut in 1958. After completing his baccalaureat in Nancy, he started his study of architecture at Université Saint-Esprit De Kaslik in Lebanon and then at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and finally at EPFL, where he completed his diploma in 1984. From 1984 until 1988 he was assistant to Professor Charles Rapin at EPFL. He was lecturer from 1989, then professor of architecture and computing at EAUG, University of Geneva, starting in 1990. Named extraordinary professor at the department of architecture at EPFL in 1992, he gives courses on computing and architecture and leads research in the domain of modeling, representation and simulation. Parallel to his academic activities, he worked as an architect on different projects in Switzerland and abroad and directed applied research in computer graphics, notably for RBA SA in Lausanne and for the Spanish government. Current group

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Associate Professor Scientific Collaborator Assistants Technical Assistant Administrative Assistant PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS The lab is mainly oriented towards simulation and visualization processes. We manage and participate in multidisciplinary projects that range from architecture to industrial design to flight simulators, math, physics and life science. Our know-how links high-power computing to visualization, computer virtual animations and rapid prototyping to product design, special effects and numerical animations to conceptual representation. Current projects include: neocortical column activity, Blue Brain project; stem cell simulation and computing, Dynamics of Cells project; flight simulation, Solar Impulse; airplane conception, Clip-Air project; multi-sensing wireless, I-Petri; after-stroke rehabilitation, Tej; special effects for movies, for students and Saga collaboration; new programming languages for simulation, with Digipen. Keywords Simulation, representation, computing, visualization, rapid prototyping.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Since we cover multiple disciplines, we try to publish as much as possible in each discipline: In art Skira, in architecture Lotus, plus exhibitions in museums for image production. Research and student’s work in the Photography Museum in Vevey, 2010.

selected PhD theses Hybrid Representation and Visualization Methods Applied to Neuronal Microcircuits. Lasserre, Sébastien; Abou Jaoudé, Georges (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010. Conception d’un modèle d’Endo/Exo-squelettes anthropomorphique. Kung, Samuel; Abou Jaoudé, Georges (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

Latest publications linked to our activities with life sciences: Majo, F., Rochat, A., Nicolas, M., Abou Jaoudé, G., Barrandon, Y. (2008). Oligopotent stem cells are distributed throughout the ocular surface. Nature 456, 250-254. Epub 2008 Oct 1. Research Highlights in Nature Reports Stem Cells Epub Oct 9, 2008. Sébastien Lasserre, Juan Hernando, Sean Hill, Felix Schürmann, Pedro de Miguel, Georges Abou Jaoudé, Henry Markram, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VISUALIZATION AND COMPUTER GRAPHICS, Visualizing Simulated Neuron Activity With Realistic 3D Mesh Models. “Espace, temps, architecture numérique.” For PPUR, in production.

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LIV http://liv.epfl.ch

2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Collaborations & Networks

BACHELOR

Academic institutions

ENAC week “Espace, Lumière, Temps”

Blue Brain Project with Henry Markram, Brain Mind Institute, EPFL

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Dynamics of stem cells with Yann Barrandon, Life Sciences, EPFL

Computered modelisation and representation I

Doppler imagery with Theo Lasser, Optics, EPFL

Computered modelisation and representation II UE ENAC Conception, simulation and computer science

Interactive brain computer interface with Olaf Blanke, Brain Mind Institute, EPFL

UE I Representation like visualisation and scientific visualisation

New programming languages for real time simulation, Digipen, Redmond, USA

PhD program

High Power Computing and Visualization with Pedro De Miguel, Sytem Architecture, Faculty of Computer Science, Polytechnico de Madrid, Spain

Theory of Representation and Visualization

Continuing Education 3rd Cycle in Computer Graphics with Daniel Thalmann, stopped in 2008, will be replaced with a common program with Digipen (in construction)

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Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design

Marilyne Andersen

Associate Professor

Marilyne Andersen has a Master of Science in Physics and specialized in daylighting through her PhD in Building Physics at EPFL in the Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory and as a visiting scholar in the Building Technologies Department of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. Before joining EPFL as associate professor in September 2010, she was a tenure-track assistant professor, then associate professor in the Building Technology Group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture and Planning and the head of the MIT Daylighting Lab that she founded in 2004. She is the author of more than 70 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences and the recipient of the Taylor Technical Talent Award (IESNA, 2009), the Mitsui Career Development Professorship (MIT, 2008) and the Chorafas Foundation prize (EPFL, 2005). Current group

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Associate Professor Administrative Assistant Research Scientists PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS LIPID, launched in the autumn of 2010, focuses its activities around the integration of building performance considerations in the architectural design process. With daylighting and passive solar strategies as strategic areas, research conducted at LIPID ranges from new façade technologies to interactive visualization methods or climate-based performance metrics with a common overarching goal of promoting energy-efficiency and human comfort and health within buildings. Some of LIPID’s current projects are conducted in synergy with MIT in the U.S., where the group head was a faculty member until 2010 and is still affiliated with as a visiting scientist and through student advising (http://daylighting.mit.edu). Ongoing research activities include new calculation methods, evaluation tools, new façade technology and metrics developments that aim to support this integration effort in the course as well as the lab environments. Keywords Sustainable architecture, daylighting strategies, energy-efficient design, façade technology, human comfort and health in buildings, climate-responsive envelopes.

2006-2010 Significant Publications SELECTED Peer-reviewed Journal Papers J.M.L. Gagne, M. Andersen, A Generative Façade Design Method Based on Daylighting Performance Goals, Journal of Building Performance Simulation, in press. J.M.L. Gagne, M. Andersen and L. K. Norford, An Interactive Expert System for Daylighting Design Exploration, Building and Environment, vol. 46(11), pp. 2351-2364, 2011. M. Andersen, E. Stokes, N. Gayeski, C. Browne, Using Digital Imaging to Assess Spectral SolarOptical Properties of Complex Fenestration Materials: A New Approach in Video-Goniophotometry, Solar Energy, vol 84 (4), pp. 549-562, 2010. J. Mardaljevic, B. Painter, M. Andersen, Transmission illuminance proxy HDR imaging: A new technique to quantify luminous flux, Lighting Research and Technology, vol. 41 (1), pp. 27-49, 2009. M. Andersen, S. Kleindienst, L. Yi, J. Lee, M. Bodart, B. Cutler, An intuitive daylighting performance analysis and optimization approach, Building Research and Information, vol. 36 (6), pp. 593-607, 2008. C.S. Pechacek, M. Andersen, S.W. Lockley, Preliminary Method for Prospective Analysis of the Circadian Efficacy of (Day)Light with Applications to Healthcare Architecture, LEUKOS – The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, vol 5 (1), pp. 1-26, 2008.

J.L. Gagne, M. Andersen, L.K. Norford, An Interactive Performance-Based Expert System for Daylighting Design, In Proceedings of PLEA 2009 – Architecture and Sustainable Development, Louvain-la-Neuve, July 13-15, 2011. K. Thuot, M. Andersen, A Novel Louver System for Increasing Daylight Usage in Buildings, In Proceedings of PLEA 2009 – Architecture and Sustainable Development, Louvain-la-Neuve, July 13-15, 2011. J.M.L. Gagne, M. Andersen, Multi-Objective Façade Optimization for Daylighting Design Using a Genetic Algorithm, In Proceedings of the 4th National Conference of IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2010, New York, August 11-13, 2010. S. Kleindienst, M. Andersen, Solar Heat Surplus and Solar Heat Scarcity: the Inclusion of Solar Heat Gain in a Dynamic and Holistic Daylight Analysis, In Proceedings of the 4th National Conference of IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2010, New York, August 11-13, 2010.

S. Kleindienst. M. Bodart, M. Andersen, Graphical Representation of Climate-Based Daylight Performance to Support Architectural Design, LEUKOS – The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, vol 5 (1), pp. 39-61, 2008.

Other Publications M. Andersen, Delight in Greener Daylight, Lulu Book, Paperback, 91 p., ISBN 978-0-557-67159-5, October 2010.

M. Andersen, J. de Boer, Goniophotometry and assessment of bidirectional photometric properties of complex fenestration systems, Energy and Buildings, vol. 38 (7), pp. 836-848, 2006.

selected PhD theses Jaime Lee Gagne, PhD in Building Technology, MIT: “An Interactive Performance-Based Expert System for Daylighting in Architectural Design,” February 2011.

C.F. Reinhart, M. Andersen, Development and validation of a Radiance model for a translucent panel, Energy and Buildings, vol. 38 (7), pp. 890-904, 2006. M. Andersen, Validation of the performance of a new bidirectional video-goniophotometer, Lighting Research and Technology, vol. 38 (4), pp. 295-313, 2006.

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RECENT Peer-reviewed Conference Papers S. Dave, M. Andersen, A comprehensive method to determine performance metrics for complex fenestration systems, In Proceedings of PLEA 2009 – Architecture and Sustainable Development, Louvain-la-Neuve, July 13-15, 2011.

Siân Kleindienst, PhD in Building Technology, MIT: “Time-Varied Daylighting Performance to Enable a Goal-Driven Design Process,” February 2010.

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2006-2010 AWARDS Marilyne Andersen – Taylor Technical Talent Award, awarded by IESNA to recognize superior application papers 2009 Marilyne Andersen – 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Grant, awarded to recognize outstanding new faculty for the quality and pertinence of their research 2009 Marilyne Andersen – Mitsui Career Development Professorship, awarded in recognition of research and teaching accomplishments at MIT 2008 Siobhan Rockcastle (MSc advisee, MIT) – SMArchS Prize 2011 Christopher Pechacek (MSc advisee, MIT) – SMArchS Prize 2008 Edward Rice (MSc advisee, MIT) – Ralph Adams Cram Award 2006

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

2010-2011 Teaching Activities

Current funding (period 01.09.2010 (EPFL appointment) to 31.01.2011)

Restructuringeffortfortheoreticalclassesin“SustainableArchitecture & Building Technologies,” BA level – co-steering of with Prof. E. Rey

Project “Integrated Natural Ventilation and Façade Design for Energy Efficiency of Tokyo Office Buildings,” 2009-2012 HULIC Co, Ltd (as co-PI, MIT grant) US$ 450,000.Project “Assessment of the energy savings potential of leading-edge façade technologies with new performance metrics” 2009-2011 MITEI Seed Grant Fund (as PI, MIT grant) US$ 100,000.-

Selected prior funding (2006-2010) AS PI (MIT) Exhibition “Delight in Greener Daylight” at Wolk Gallery, MIT Museum, 2010 Swissnex Boston / Consulate of Switzerland US$ 19,210.“Design for a Sustainable Future,” 2009-2010 MITEI Energy Education Task Force Curriculum Development Funding US$ 45,306.“Towards a Balance between Light, Heat and Comfort: Angularly and Spectrally Selective Envelopes for Energy-Efficient Buildings,” 2008-2009 MITEI Junior Faculty Ignition Grant US$ 40,000.Project “Pioneering Daylighting Design Tool to Combine Architectural Form with Advanced Technology: The LightSolve Project” 2007 Boston Society of Architects Research Grant US$ 10,000.PATH: Video-based assessment of advanced light redirecting components in windows and luminaires to optimize lighting in buildings 2005-2008 NSF Award #0533269 US$ 299,999.-

Bachelor Studio BA4 DENSE AGAIN – From Urban Design to Constructive Detail (guest lecturer, advisor, juror mid/final critiques) UE ENAC Sustainable Construction, spring 2011 (co-instructor) Construction elements and materials IV & VI, spring 2011(guest lecturer)

Master UE M – Space & Light: The Lighting Project, fall 2010 (main instructor) UE K – Construction & Environmental Criteria: Bio-climatic Façades, spring 2011 (main instructor) UE G – Digital Design & Production: Glass, spring 2011 (coinstructor)

Collaborations & Networks Prof. Emmanuel Rey, Head of Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies, EPFL (2010-present) Prof. Wolfgang Einhäuser-Treyer, Philipps-Universität Marburg (Department of Neurophysics), Germany (2011-present) Prof. Leon Glicksman, MIT (Building Technology Program), USA (2009-present) Dr. John Mardaljevic, De Montfort University (Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development IESD), UK (2010-present) Prof. Steven Lockley, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School (Division of Sleep Medicine), USA (2006-present) Prof. Barbara Cutler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Computer Science Department), USA (2005-present) Dr. Rosa Urbano-Gutierrez, University of Liverpool (School of Architecture), UK (2007-present) Dr. Magali Bodart, Université Catholique de Louvain (Architecture et Climat), Belgium (2006-present) Prof. Christoph Reinhart, Harvard University (GSD Sustainable Design), USA (2003-present) Lisa Heschong, Heschong Mahone Group, USA (2007-present)

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Laboratory of urban architecture

Andrea Bassi

Associate Professor

Andrea Bassi completed his architecture degree in 1991 at the University of Geneva’s School of Architecture. After spending several years working for town planning and architecture firms in Siena, Zurich and Geneva, he opened his own studio in Geneva in 1997. Mr. Bassi has designed several different styles of projects, such as houses, educational and administrative buildings, urban developments and façades. This includes the La Maladière primary school in Neuchâtel, the teaching complex in Geneva’s Ouches district, and the façades and reception areas of the Pictet & Cie bank in Les Acacias. Bassi’s design was just awarded the first prize in a competition for a biotechnology and communal services center in Plan-lesOuates. Bassi was awarded the Swiss Architecture Award in 2006 and has published numerous articles and reviews.

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Full Professor Administrative Assistant PhD Student Scientific Assistants Technicians

LAB ResearcH InterestS Energy consciousness hasn’t stopped growing in the daily life of society over the course of the last ten years. These new aspirations increase thermal requirements, which lead to the inevitable thickening of the building skin. The thickening of façade walls leads to significant reductions in the usable area of buildings. These walls therefore occupy areas that are worth three times their own cost. The purpose of research is to obtain walls of minimal thickness in order to increase the inhabitable areas of constructions, without also reducing their thermal and static values and general sustainability. The walls don’t exceed a thickness of 26 centimeters, but remain competitive in terms of the cost of construction. The objective is to obtain products that correspond to the MINERGIE-P and MINERGIE-ECO norms. Keywords High density, energy efficient, mixed use, structure, prefabrication concrete, design of public space, load-bearing, sandwich.

2006-2010 Significant Publications

2006-2010 AWARDS

Nuevo Estilo, extra diseño y arquitectura. Madrid, n°81, Mayo, “plástico plástico,” 2006.

Andrea Bassi – Distinction Romande d’Architecture (DRA) 2006 – Lauréat

AD Architectural Design, London, n°9-10, “La Maladière Primary School, Neuchâtel,” 2007. Faces, Genève, n° 65, “Mon béton est plus beau que la pierre,” Jacques Lucan, 2007. AMC, Paris, hors série, “Matière – Siège d’une Banque,” 2009. Architecture & Urbanism, Teheran, n°98-99, “Contemporary Swiss Architecture – Andrea Bassi,” 2010. AS Architecture Suisse, Lausanne, n°179, 4- “UEFA, Centre de services à Nyon,“ 2010.

Andrea Bassi – Prix suisse d’architecture et d’ingénierie parasismiques, 2007 Andrea Bassi – Lauréat Distinction Romande d’Architecture (DRA) 2010

BASSICARELLA ARCHITECTES SA, Genève:

DBZ Deutsche BauZeitschrift, Berlin, n°7 “Ein Haus träg Kappe, UEFA-Verwaltungsgebäude in Nyon,” Michael Brüggemann, 2010.

- 1st prize for the competition “Conservatoire du jardin botanique à Genève,” 2007

Werk, Bauen+Wohnen, Zürich, n°9, “Espace de vie enfantine Champs-Fréchets, Meyrin,” 2010.

- 1st prize for the competition “Centre de services pour l’UEFA à Nyon,” 2008

Journal “24 Heures” “L’avenir du béton en question,” 2010. “Batimag” Colloque Interdisciplinaire à l’EPFL, “Le Béton, matière en devenir,” 2010. “Domobat” N° 4, “Le béton une matière en devenir,” 2010. “Werk, bauen + wohnen,” “Préfabriqué,” Thierry Voellinger, 2011.

- 1st prize for the competition “Immeubles d’habitation HLM la Chapelle-Les Sciers,” 2009 - 1st prize for the competition “Centre biotechnologique et services communaux à Plan-les-Ouates,” 2010

selected PhD thesis Procédé d’analyse pour optimiser de éléments en façade en béton composites, porteurs, minces et à hautes performances thermiques. Thierry Voellinger, thesis in progress.

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LAURE http://laure.epfl.ch

2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Collaborations & Networks

Teaching Method

ITT College of Architecture, Chicago, USA, Prof. Thomas Brock

A progressive method touching upon all stages of an architectural project, from urban to construction details. A succession of topics highlighted by projects of renown and a review of theoretical elements.

EPFL / ENAC / ENAC-SSIE / SSIE-ENS Industrial ecology and production of materials, Prof. Suren Erkman

Work and responsibilities 40% offices, 40% housing and 20% activities derived by having a construction density of 3.0 minimum, keeping the original industrial, artisanal or commercial activity while integrating these activities within the new complex. The quality of public space is of importance as well as how this space is linked to its environment.

Tools A common vocabulary highlighted by graphic icons adapted to various themes, a graphic language adapted to the projects’ focus and scale, and guidelines covering model building.

EPFL / ENAC / IIC / LESO Pb Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory Energetic and analysis of cement’s cycles, Prof. Jean Louis Scartazzini EPFL/ STI / IMX /LMC Construction Materials Laboratory Research on cement and concrete, Prof. Karen Scrivener ENTREPRiSES / PSE-EPfL / Société PSE / ECOINTESYS Concrete ecological assessment, Dr Sébastien Humbert EPFL / ENAC / IA / LTh3 Theory and history of Architecture Laboratory 3 Concrete construction history, Prof. Roberto Gargiani

Results

EPFL / ENAC / IIC / IBETON Structural concrete Laboratory Civil engineering research, Prof. Aurelio Muttoni

Eight series of 20 projects highlighting contemporary urban strategies and showcasing problems found in everyday urban sites.

Interdisciplinary colloquium on concrete in three years (http://beton-colloque.epfl.ch)

2009/2010 Studio BA5 Praille Acacias Vernets, Genève – Forme urbaine, mixité, préfabrication Studio BA6 Densité urbaine, mixité programmatique, hybridation, préfabrication, matérialité 2010/2011

This colloquium generates collaborations with other EPFL and UNIL laboratories and highlights the research work carried out by doctoral students. List of those involved: - School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, ENAC

Studio BA5 Densité urbaine, mixité programmatique, hybridation, préfabrication, matérialité

- School of Engineering, STI

Studio BA6 La ville dense, interprétation programmatique, mixité-hybridation, logements/bureaux/activités

- Laboratory of Construction Materials, LMC

PhD program(s) March 2010 “Répresenter l’architecture”

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS “Analytical process for optimizing highly insulated, structural, composite concrete façade elements” 2008-2010 Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency CTI CHF 330,250.Swiss industry partners PRELCO, SWISSPOR SA, ESTIA SA CHF 35,000.“Advanced fenestration design method” 2010-2012 Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency CTI CHF 177,364.-

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- Environmental Science and Engineering Section, SSIE - Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory, LESO-PB - Theory and History of Architecture Laboratory, LTH - Structural Concrete Laboratory, IBETON - IPTEH, UNIL - Institute of Land Use Policies and Human Environment, IPTEH, UNIL - Archizoom, EPFL - Société des Ingénieurs et Architectes Suisses, SIA - BETONSUISSE - Creabéton SA - Element SA - Prelco SA”

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Urban, Rural and Architectural Planning Laboratory

Patrick Berger

FULL Professor

Patrick Berger was born in Paris in 1947 and studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He became a DPLG architect in 1972 and earned the third cycle Doctorate in urbanism from the Université Paris/Val de Marne in 1977. Freelance since 1975, he has been awarded several prizes in national and international competitions. Parallel to his practice of architecture, he has also devoted himself to teaching and research. He was named professor of architecture at the Ecole d’Architecture of St-Etienne in 1977, a position he held until 1990, when he became professor of architecture at the Ecole de Paris-Tolbiac. His work and achievements resulted in several exhibitions in France, Italy, Austria, the U.K. as well as in the Netherlands and the U.S. He has received the following distinctions: 1990, Equerre d’Argent “Mention” for the Ecole d’Architecture in Rennes; 1996, Médaille d’architecture, Fondation Le Soufaché, 2004, Grand Prix National d’Architecture (France). He is also the author of several books and essays. Current group 1 Associate Professor 1 Scientific Assistant 1 Doctoral Assistant 3 Assistants 1 Secretary

LAB ResearcH InterestS The architectural project is an operation that consists of resolving the encounter between a program and a site. The architectural form that results needs to optimize a combination of three figures for the project: the sociological figure of utility value; an appropriate system of construction; a signifying constructed sign. In this challenge particular to the genesis of an architectural form, thinking of the program as a figure of space and as a form of life is a fundamental prerequisite; the morphology that results is the optimization of the superposition of two systems: a system of space and a system of circulation. Axes of research include: new representations of the natural and constructed states; program as actor in urban and architectural morphogenesis; the problem of multi-scales for project development; optimization of the architectural form: geometral or floor plan; density, diversity; interaction between the architectural object and the site. Keywords Morphology and morphogenesis, optimization and geometry, density and diversity, program and localization.

2006-2010 Significant Publications UTA, “Projet sur la métropole, Madrid, cahier 3, Torre Windsor,” polycopié + publication des travaux d’étudiants (mars 2006, octobre 2006). UTA, “Morphogenèse > Bâle, Genève, Zürich, cahier 1, densité,” polycopié (octobre 2006). UTA, “Morphogenèse > GE, cahier 2, densité,” polycopié (mars 2007).

selected PhD theses Morphogenèse de la ville contemporaine: essai sur la multi-échelle. Park, Jong-Jin; Berger, Patrick (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009. Conception et évaluation d’un prototype de simulation de la morphogenèse urbaine par agents vecteurs multi-échelles. Silva, Vitor; Golay, François (dir.); Berger, Patrick (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

UTA, “Hybridation densité > GE,” polycopié + publication des travaux d’étudiants (octobre 2007, avril 2008). UTA, “Gipuskoa, projets dans le corridor urbain Bayonne-San Sebastian et la baie dechingoudy, continuité-opportunités,” publication des travaux d’étudiants (août 2008). UTA, “Densité I,” polycopié (septembre 2008). Claudio Carneiro, Francois Golay, Vitor Silva, Corinne Plazanet, Jong-Jin Park, “GIS and LIDAR Data Analysis for the Integration of Multidimensional Indicators on Urban Morphogenesis, Multi-agent Vector Based Geosimulation,” Geocomputation and Urban Planning, Studies in Computational Intelligence, volume 176, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2009. Jong-Jin Park, “Morphogenèse de la Ville Contemporaine: Essai sur la multi-échelle,” Thèse EPFL, no 4953 (2009), Dir.: Patrick Berger, François Golay. UTA, “Densité II,” polycopié (février 2009). UTA, “Paris-Ivry: une bibliothèque hors murs,” polycopié (septembre 2009). Patrick Berger, “Lux Sonus,” Leçons du Thoronet, presses de l’Imprimerie Cci, Marseille (juin 2010). Vitor Silva, “Conception et évaluation d’un prototype de simulation de la morphogenèse urbaine par agents vecteurs multi-échelles,” Thèse EPFL, no 4761 (2010). Dir.: François Golay, Patrick Berger.

Collaborations & Networks Title of the research: Morphogenesis of the metropolis. An interdisciplinary EPFL/VPAA/Fonds 590612 research project, started in 2005, completed in 2008, Dr. Corine Plazanet in collaboration with the Laboratory of Geographic Information Systems LASIG, Prof. François Golay. This research resulted in two doctorates. This research looked at the modelling and the simulation of the morphogenesis of today’s metropolises on the basis of the dynamic laws that rule them. This new representation is phenomenological because it introduces notions of effects at the time of the localization of every architectural program. This simulation is concerned with researching another operating tool for urban projects by exploring development trends in the selforganization of the city.

UTA, “Agropôle,” polycopié (février 2010). UTA, “Condition d’école d’architecture,” polycopié (septembre 2010).

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2009-2011 Teaching Activities

2006-2010 AWARDS

Master

Patrick Berger and Jacques Anziutti, Paris:

La Figure architecturale (2009/2010)

- 1st prize for the competition Rénovation du Forum des Halles, la Canopée, Ville de Paris, 2007

Structure enveloppe (2009/2010) Structure plan (2009/2010) Trame (2009/2010) Program as generator of the architectural form: - une histoire des bibliothèques (2009-2010) - formes de vie (2009/2011) - architecture animales et architecture humaine; analyse comparative du point de vue de l’optimisation (2009/2010) Vers des villes autosuffisantes; le rôle de l’agriculture urbaine (2009/2010) Condition d’exercice et d’école d’architecture (2010/2011) Figures et systèmes d’espaces (2010/2011) Eléments d’architecture (2009/2011) Circulation, disposition, structure (2009/2011) Enveloppe, matérialisation, économie (2009/2011) Représentation (2009/2011) Espaces publiques et monumentalité (2010/2011) Programmes et localisations (2010/2011)

- 1st prize for the competition Rénovation du pôle d’échanges Châtelet-les-Halles, RATP, 2008 - 1st prize for the competition maison d’église à la Plaine-SaintDenis, Diocèse de Saint-Denis, 2007

Dr Bassel Farra and Olivier Fazan, Lausanne: - 1st prize for the competition Place de la gare, Renens, 2007 - 1st prize for the competition les Estudiantines, EPFL, StSulpice, 2006-2010

Philippe Bonhôte and Julia Zapatta, Genève: - 2nd prize Concours sur présélection pour un immeuble de logement, rue du Cendrier, Genève, 2006 - 2nd prize Concours de projet pour la réalisation d’un bâtiment de logements et d’un espace de vie enfantine, Cologny, 2008 - 1st mention, 2nd row Concours de projet sur présélection pour la réalisation d’un bâtiment de logements HLM, Les Communailles, Onex, 2008

Dirk Brockmann and Marc Stierlin, Zurich: - 2nd prize for the competition Um- und Zubauten inklusive Mantelnutzungen Eishalle Ochsenbühl, Arosa, 2009 - 1st prize for the competition Erweiterung Wohnüberbauung am Hohlweg, Rapperswil-Jona, 2010

Catherine Cotting and Jean-Gilles Décosterd, Lausanne: - 1st prize for the competition Egremont Castle Pavilion, U.K., 2008

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Design Studio on the Conception of Space

dieter dietz

ASSOCIATE Professor

Dieter Dietz studied at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), at Cooper Union in New York and received his architecture degree from ETHZ in 1991. He has worked with Diane Lewis Architects in New York and with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel and is a founding member of Zurich-based UNDEND Architecture, established in 1997. UNDEND had winning entries in national and international competitions and is working on housing, industrial and residential projects at several scales. In 2006, Dietz was named associate professor for architectural design at EPFL and director of the ALICE lab, which offers an experimental approach to design in architecture. Recent ALICE work includes ‘evolver’, an installation for the Zermatt Festival; a first-prize-winning pavilion at the London Festival of Architecture in 2008; the contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale in the Swiss Pavilion in 2008 and a winning entry in 2007 for the Helsinki Vision 2050 Competition. Current group 1 Associate Professor 1 Administrative Assistant 1 Senior Scientist 17 Assistants 2 PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS The key hypothesis of ALICE research puts built space in the focus of human and technological processes. What is the interaction between society, technology and the environment if translated into spatial parameters and how can they be reflected in a synthetic design process? How can the result be rendered with accuracy and implied within the realization process of the built environment without losing creativity? The evolving environmental concept challenges architecture in many ways: urbanization is becoming a megatrend; mobility is increasing; boundaries of the conscious world stretch through innovation; built space gives a constraining interaction between the virtual and the physical. We look for non-deterministic, synthetic design methods driven by creativity, hypotheses and data. We investigate tools needed to establish the link between different spatial frames at the interstices of the natural environment and artificial surroundings. Keywords Architecture, embodiment, presence, synthetic design approach, cognitive neuroscience, immersive realities / immersive virtual reality, environment interaction, virtual design tool.

2006-2010 Significant Publications

2006-2010 AWARDS

Gravity, pamphlet Vol. 1, 2007, EPFL-STUDENT-162716.

Shin Koseki – MS thesis, Prix Arditi 2010

Lighthouse Project, pamphlet Vol. 02, 2008, EPFL-STUDENT-162717.

Johanna Daniels – MS thesis, Prix Construction et Développement durable (BG Ingénieurs-Conseils) 2010

Overflow, pamphlet Vol. 03, 2008, EPFL-STUDENT-162718. La Biennale di Venezia, pamphlet Vol. 04, 2008, EPFL-STUDENT-162719. Altitude, pamphlet Vol. 05, 2008, EPFL-STUDENT-162720. Alpine Motel, pamphlet Vol. 06, 2009, EPFL-STUDENT-162721. Evolver, pamphlet Vol. 07, 2009, EPFL-STUDENT-162722. Dietz Dieter. Exploring Uncommon Territories: A Synthetic Approach to Teaching Architecture, Birkhäuser, Basel – Boston – Berlin, 2008. Dietz Dieter. SWISS UNLIMITED 42: ALICE, Atelier de la Conception de l’Espace, Archithese 1/2009, Swiss Performance 09.

Joël Meylan and Nicolas Sedlatchek – MS thesis, Prix Arditi 2009 Students of the laboratory – London Festival of Architecture, National Architecture Student Festival: prize for the best overall project and prize for the best signpost theme, London, 2008 Isabella Pasqualini, Dieter Dietz, Daniel Pokora – prize at the competition Greater Helsinki Vision 2050, 2007

UNDEND Architecture Zurich, Dieter Dietz, Urs Egg, Christian Meili, Raffael Baur, Dieter Vischer: - 1st prize for the competition Parking Altenrhein, Altenrhein, Switzerland, 2010

Pasqualini Isabella. Urban Jam – liquid, fluids, l’architecture fluviale du Léman, Unité d’enseignement ENAC, Project report 2009.

- 1st prize for the competition Studio Building Lehrterstrasse 57, Berlin, Germany, 2007

Dietz D., Dubach A., Ottevaere O., Pokora D. ASD Project, London Metropolitan University, 2009, MARKEY Anne, GUETERBOCK Pippa, Editors, National Architecture Student Festival 2008.

- 1st prize for the competition Bächtelen5, Housing Project, Bern Köniz, 2007

Dietz D., Dubach A., Ottevaere O., Pokora D., Pasqualini I., Ritz K., Hauswirth F. evolver / STUDIO ALICE EPFL, AMATEUR / evolve magazine 004, Switzerland, 2009. selected PhD theses Pasqualini Isabella, Virtual Spaces – Cognitive and Digital processes in the realization of Architecture, expected graduation 2011. Koseki Shin, La localisation, une production de l’espace par sa praxis, research plan in development, expected graduation 2014. Seraj Wahid, Transforming political & psychological spaces: a radical spatial practice, research plan in development, expected graduation 2014. 14

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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

Collaborations & Networks External EPFL

External sponsoring / London Biennale of Architecture / Venice Biennale 2008

CHF 22,500.-

External sponsoring – materials / tools 2008

CHF 10,000.-

Vision Helsinki 2050, Award 2008

CHF 33,000.-

External sponsoring – materials / tools 2009

CHF 40,000.-

External sponsoring – installation EspaceTilt Renens 2010 SNSF 2010

CHF 8,000.CHF 100,000.-

Superstudio, Cooperation Project (PI: Prof. Jeffrey Huang LDM; EPFL): ETHZ, Prof. Laurent Stalder, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Mendrisio, Pao Sola-Morales London Festival of Architecture: London Metropolitan University, Department of Architecture and Spatial Design Urban Body. Tsinghua University, Beijing, Department of Environmental Art Design

Internal EPFL Superstudio: LDM, Prof. Jeffrey Huang (PI)

2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Space Impact / Virtual Spaces: LNCO, Prof. Olaf Blanke

2009/2010

Urban Body: LASIG, Michael Kalbermatten, Prof. François Golay

Studio BA3 “Buoyant Forces” Borderlands Studio BA4 “Buoyant Forces” Château d’Eau BIG (Basis of Graphic Computing for architects) I + II Urban Body I + II 2010/2011 Studio BA1 Théorie et critique du projet Studio BA2 Théorie et critique du projet Exchange Workshop with students and faculty of EPFL and Tsinghua.

London Festival of Architecture: EPFL+ECAL Lab, Director Nicolas Henchoz Virtual Spaces: LNCO, Prof. Olaf Blanke VRLAB, Prof. Daniel Thalmann Zermatt Festival: EPFL+ECAL Lab, Director Nicolas Henchoz Virtual Spaces: LNCO, Prof. Olaf Blanke VRLAB, Prof. Daniel Thalmann EspaceTilt Project: EPFL+ECAL Lab, Director Nicolas Henchoz

Summer Workshop in Beijing (2 weeks)

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Archives of Modern Building

PIERRE FREY

Professeur Titulaire

Pierre Frey was born September 10th, 1949. He obtained his PhD from EPFL in 1998 after earning secondary school teaching qualifications in 1986 and a master’s degree from the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne in 1984. Frey’s position at EPFL allowed him to create in 1988 ACM, a center for the collection, study and valorization of the archives of architects, engineers and companies. In 20 years, the center has gained recognition on national and international levels. ACM’s methods, particularly computing methods, have been recommended in the International Council on Archives’ manual. Frey has independently taken on all of the scientific, technical and strategic aspects as well as management of the center and the recruitment and training of personnel. He has focused his research on the theme “Learning from vernacular” since 2009.

Current group 1 Professeur Titulaire 1 Administrative Assistant 3 Seniors Scientists 1 Technician

LAB ResearcH InterestS Scientific research conducted at ACM has been separated into two branches since the beginning of 2009. The first branch is research conducted by Pierre Frey on vernacular architects, which consists of bringing together experience coming from vernacular traditions and contemporary practices in the art of construction. The research is divided into fundamental theoretical research and empirical field work. The results obtained in 2010 form the basis for objectives formulated for the following years. The second branch of research, conducted by Antoine Baudin et Joëlle Neuenschwander Feihl, consists of thematic research or monographs based on the archival collection preserved at ACM. The work of Antoine Baudin is concentrated on the archival collection of Alberto Sartoris, while Joëlle Neuenschwander Feihl’s work is more oriented towards thematic axes linked to her teaching and her publications. Keywords Modern architecture, architectural photography, vernacular architecture, architectural archives, exposition of architecture, built/ architectural heritage, teaching.

2006-2010 Significant Publications

Journal Articles J. Grisel and B. Michelon, Nahr-El-Bared (Liban): reconstruction participative, in “Urbanisme,” vol. 374, p. 31-34, 2010. M. Jaquet, Henry Correvon: un jardinier sur les sommets, in “Patrimoine Suisse, Prix Schulthess des jardins 2007: Jardins alpins”, p. 19-24, 2007. Books J. Neuenschwander Feihl (et al.), “Guide artistique de la Suisse, tome 4b”, Société d’histoire de l’art en Suisse, Berne, 2011.

selected PhD thesis J. Grisel, “Le processus de projet dans la reconstruction urbaine suite à une catastrophe,” Ph.D. Thesis under the supervision of P. Frey, No 4853, EPFL 2010.

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor UE ENAC Learning from vernacular 2009/2010

P. Frey, “Learning from vernacular”, Actes Sud, Tours, 2010 (fr & en).

ENAC week The Hornbach experience, learning from vernacular 2009/2010

A. Baudin, “Julius Shulman dans les collections des Archives de la construction moderne”, Acm, 2008.

ENAC week The landscape of risk 2010/2011

J. Gubler, “Jean Tschumi – architecture échelle grandeur”, Acm, PPUR, Lausanne, 2008. J. Neuenschwander Feihl, “La Gare de Lausanne”, Société d’histoire de l’art en Suisse, Berne, 2007 (Guides de monuments suisses, No 804). P. Frey, “Heidi et Peter pour la vie – Wenger architectes”, Acm, PPUR, Lausanne, 2006. Book Chapters J. Grisel, La reconstruction du village de Gondo. Gestion des risques et projet d’architecture, in V. November (dir.), “Habiter les territoires à risques” (à paraître).

Master Contest engineering and design departments, history and topicality 2009/2010 & 2010/2011 UE 1&3 City and gardens: History and project 2009/2010 UE 1&3 Urban public space, documentation and historical analysis 2010/2011 UE ENAC Learning from vernacular 2010/2011

P. Frey, Form, Struktur, Umwelt. Viollet-le-Duc in Lausanne: drei Untertitel für ein Vermächtnis, in U. Hassler (et al.), “Das Prinzip Rekonstruktion, vdf Hochschulverlag”, Zurich, 2010. A. Baudin, Le Corbusier et Hélène de Mandrot, une relation problématique, in “Le Corbusier, la Suisse et les Suisses”, Ed. de la Villette, Paris, 2006, p. 148-165. J. Neuenschwander Feihl, Naissance et développement de la villégiature à Ouchy – Genèse et évolution architecturale du premier palace lausannois, in N. Maillard (dir.), “Beau-Rivage Palace. histoire(s)”, Lausanne, 2008, p. 26-32, 186-210.

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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

Collaborations & Networks

ArAcm (Association romande des archives de la construction moderne), funds of various origins:

Vitra Design Museum à Weil-am-Rhein, Austria

2006 2007 2008 2009

Conseil éditorial de la revue Tracés

CHF 16,200.CHF 29,000.CHF 113,000.CHF 27,500.-

Domaine de Boisbuchet à Lessac, France Conseil de Fondation SIA – concours bureaux d’études 2008-2010 Global Award for sustainable architecture gta/ETH Zurich

ACAAT (Association pour un centre Architecture, Anthropologie, Territoire): Financing of the exhibition “Learning from vernacular”, 2010 CHF 200,000.-

Services du patrimoine, des monuments et sites de la Ville de Lausanne et du canton de Vaud UNIL, faculté des Lettres (Prof. O. Lugon, Ph. Kaenel, D. Lüthi: expertise et direction conjointe de mémoires de Master) Colloque romand des d’historien-ne-s des monuments

Bourse Geisendorf: Construction of the diploma project of Annalisa Caïmi and Milo Hofmann in Orissa, India, 2004-2007 CHF 90,000.-

Monitoring group of the SNSF project: “Système touristique et culture technique dans l’arc lémanique” (Cédric Humair, UNIL)

Exhibitions organized “Photographie et architecture moderne: la collection Alberto Sartoris,” en collab. avec le Vitra Design Museum: Weil-am-Rhein et Séville en 2005, Vienne en 2006, Lucca en 2007. “Des Alpes à la mer: L’architecture d’André Gaillard,” Genève, 2006 “Heidi & Peter Wenger architectes,” Archizoom EPFL, 2006 “Julius Shulman dans les collections des Archives de la construction moderne,” Archizoom EPFL, 2008 “Jean Tschumi,” Archizoom EPFL, 2008 “Learning from vernacular I,” Domaine de Boisbuchet, Lessac, France, 2009 “2 hôtels, 2 destins,” in collaboration with the Musée du Vieux Pays d’Enhaut, Château-d’Œx, “Learning from vernacular II,” Rossinière, 2010 “Deidi von Schaewen – Pérégrination,” ligne du Golden Pass, Montreux – Gstaad, 2010

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Theory and History of Architecture Laboratory 3

Roberto Gargiani

FULL Professor

Roberto Gargiani obtained his master’s degree in Florence in 1983 and completed his PhD thesis in history of architecture and urbanism in 1992. Gargiani taught the history of architecture in Florence, Rouen and Paris then, beginning in 1999, at the Faculty of Architecture at Roma Tre, where he was appointed full professor in 2001. In 1999, he became visiting professor at EPFL, teaching the history of architecture to 3rd and 4th year students. In March 2005, he was appointed full professor of history of architecture and construction at the School of Architecture of ENAC and has been managing LTH3 since then. Gargiani has published several works on Perret, Le Corbusier, Labrouste, Semper and Brunelleschi.

Current group 1 Full Professor 1 Lecturer 3 Visiting Professors 1 Administrative Assistant 2 Postdoctoral Fellows 4 PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS LTH3’s main topic is the history of construction and the lab has been researching several architectural experiences of the Sixties and the Seventies. In 2006, the LTH3 director wrote an essay dedicated to the work of Rem Koolhaas/OMA. After that, LTH3 organized in 2007 at EPFL an exhibition on Archizoom, which has since travelled to Florence and Mendrisio. The research resulted in a book, “De la vague pop à la surface neutre. Archizoom Associati, 1966-1974,” published in 2007. Following this thread, LTH3 started researching another influential group of Italian architects called Superstudio in 2008. This resulted in a monograph study co-written by Gargiani and Beatrice Lampariello, “Superstudio,” published in 2010. This led to a new project on Aldo Rossi, realised by Lampariello with an SNSF grant. LTH3 has also published a collection of essays on the history of construction, from antiquity to present day. The lab is now involved in a vast research project on the world history of concrete financed by an ERC Advanced Grant. Keywords Archizoom, Superstudio, Koolhaas, OMA, column, architraves, floors, concrete, formworks

2006-2010 Significant Publications Book chapters, articles Entre unité et assemblage: apologie du joint, R. Gargiani, matières, num. 8, p. 83-101, 2006. Les colonnes en plusieurs pièces ornées dans l’architecture du Quattrocento en Italie, R. Gargiani. La colonne. Nouvelle histoire de la construction, p. 116-125, 2008. Les extrémités du fût des colonnes selon Serlio, Jules Romain et Capra, R. Gargiani, La colonne. Nouvelle histoire de la construction, p. 134-137, 2008.

selected PhD theses Origini costruttive della colonna greca: documenti. Barone, Maria Chiara; Gargiani, Roberto (dir.); Adam, Jean-Pierre (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010. Viollet-le-Duc, architetto. Chemolli, Giulia; Gargiani, Roberto (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2011. Le strategie del rivestimento nell’architettura olandese contemporanea: Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, UNstudio, Wiel Arets. Sanguigni, Giampiero; Gargiani, Roberto (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

La colonne creuse de Pardies et les conduites d’eau, R. Gargiani, La colonne. Nouvelle histoire de la construction, p. 144-147, 2008. La résistance des colonnes: expériences sur la qualité des matériaux et calculs de la forme parfaite au cours du XVIIIe siècle, R. Gargiani, La colonne. Nouvelle histoire de la construction, p. 172-191, 2008. La Maison de campagne en briques de Mies van der Rohe. “Transfiguration esthétique” de l’espace de l’habitation bourgeoise, R. Gargiani, matières, num. 9, p. 31-51, 2008. Books Storia dell’Architettura contemporanea. R. Gargiani and G. Fanelli, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2006. Rem Koolhaas/OMA, R. Gargiani, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2006. Archizoom Associati 1966-1974, de la vague pop à la surface neutre, R. Gargiani, Electa, Milano, 2007, 978-88-370-5334-5. Archizoom Associati 1966-1974, dall’onda pop alla superifcie neutra, R. Gargiani, Electa, Milan, 2007. La colonne. Nouvelle histoire de la construction, R. Gargiani, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne, 2008, 978-2-88074-714-5. RemKoolhaas / OMA. The Construction of Merveilles, R. Gargiani, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne, 2008, 978-2-9400222-22-3. Histoire de l’architecture moderne. Structure et revêtement, G. Fanelli and R. Gargiani, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne, 2008, 978-2-88074-703-9. Superstudio, Roberto Gargiani & Beatrice Lampariello, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2010. 18

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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

Bachelor

“Science en chantier au XVIIIe siècle: a resistentia solidorum et les coupoles de Florence, Rome et Paris,” 2008-2009 SNSF CHF 69,950.-

History of architecture I (Prof. Jean-Pierre Adam) History of architecture II (Prof. Roberto Gargiani) History of architecture III (Prof. Pier Nicola Pagliara) History of architecture IV (Prof. Roberto Gargiani) History of architecture V (Prof. Roberto Gargiani) History of architecture VI (Prof. Roberto Gargiani)

Master History of architecture VII (Prof. Roberto Gargiani) 2009/2010 History of architecture VIII (Prof. Tim Benton)

“Aldo Rossi: les oeuvres du rationalisme exalté,” 2009-2011 SNSF CHF 169,725.“The surfaces of cement and reinforced concrete. A story of the formworks and processing of the surface, 1870-2008,” 2009-2014 ERC Advanced Grant EUR 660,000.Constructing identity: visual, spatial, and literary cultures in Lombardy, 14th to 16th, 2011-2013 SNSF Sinergia CHF 161,000.-

2010/2011 History of architecture VIII (Prof. Michel Thévoz)

Phd program(s) Histoire, Théorie, Patrimoine

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Laboratory of Techniques and Preservation of Modern Architecture

Franz Graf

Associate Professor

Since September 2007, Franz Graf has been associate professor in theory and criticism of architectural design at ENAC, where he obtained his architectural diploma in 1983. He taught architecture and construction at the University of Geneva (1989-2006), where he was in charge of the program “Material history of built structure” and project work in the DEA postgraduate cycle “Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Built Heritage.” In 2005, he was appointed visiting professor in technology at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, where he runs 2nd and 4th year theory courses as well as participating in studio practice and diploma work. His research focuses on knowledge of modern and contemporary systems of construction and his publications have appeared in reference works and scientific journals.

Current group 1 Associate Professor 1 Scientific Assistant 1 Doctoral Assistant 3 Assistants 1 Secretary

LAB ResearcH InterestS The lab develops and advances knowledge concerning the techniques and conservation of modern and contemporary architectural heritage. This multidisciplinary field involves historical research as well as materials and building practice, economics and environment. It also involves working to develop specific strategies relating to project design (maintenance, conservation, restoration, rehabilitation, renovation, re-use and extension) in which theoretical and technical knowledge come together. The primary objectives of TSAM are teaching, research and the development of services in the lab’s specialist areas of building technologies and building services engineering and conservation and re-use of modern architecture.

Keywords Modern and contemporary architecture, preservation, history, techniques, construction, thermal upgrading.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Books Honegger Frères – Architectes et constructeurs 1930-1969. De la production au patrimoine. Graf, Franz; Bischoff, Christian; Delemontey, Yvan; Grandvoinnet, Philippe; Graf, Franz (ed.) Gollion: InFolio, 2010. ISBN: 978-2-88474-189-7.

“Préfabrication: “haute couture” (IGECO) versus “prêt à porter” (HA). Les systèmes constructifs en béton pour le logement en Suisse romande (1950-1975)”. Graf, Franz; Hassler, Uta (ed.) Dumont d’Ayot, Catherine (ed.) In Bauten der Boomjahre. Paradoxien der Erhaltung, 2009, p. 120-133. Zurich, Golion: IDB-ETHZ, Infolio, 2009.

L’istituto Marchiondi Spagliardi di Vittoriano Vigano. Graf, Franz; Graf, Franz (ed.); Tedeschi, Letizia (ed.) Mendrisio: Mendrisio Academy Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-888762443-4.

“Jean Prouvé par le détail: les assemblages” and “La maison usinée est une maison confortable”. Graf, Franz In: Jean Prouvé. La poétique de l’objet technique, 2006, p. 60-77, p. 290-301. Vitra design museum, 2006.

XXe. Un siècle d’architectures à Genève. Promenades. Bischoff, Christian; Courtiau, Catherine; Delaune Perrin, Mélanie; Delemontey, Yvan; Marino, Giulia et al.; Courtiau, Catherine (ed.) Gollion: Patrimoine Suisse Genève – InFolio, 2009. ISBN: 978-2-88474-078-4. Un Monument historique controversé: la Caisse d’Allocations Familiales du XVe arr. à Paris – 19532008. Marino, Giulia; Marino, Giulia (ed.) Paris: Picard éditions, 2009. ISBN: 978-2-7084-0846-3. Un chef d’oeuvre de l’architecture des années 1950 à Genève – Les salles de sport de la rue du Stand, Paul Waltenspühl architecte, 1951-1953. Graf, Franz (ed.); Bischoff, Christian (ed.); Marino, Giulia (ed.) Lausanne: EPFL-ENAC, 2007.

selected PhD theses Les dispositifs du confort comme enjeu dans l’architecture du XXe siècle: histoire et devenir. Giulia Marino, thesis in progress. De la conception matérielle et environnementale des bâtiments du XXe siècle aux théories et pratiques de leur conservation-restauration. Vanessa Fernandez, thesis in progress.

2006-2010 AWARDS

PAUL WALTENSPÜHL architecte. Bischoff, Christian; Delaune Perrin, Mélanie; Graf, Franz et al.; Bischoff, Christian (ed.); Claden, Isabelle (ed.); Oberwiler, Erwin (ed.) Gollion: InFolio, 2007. ISBN: 978 2 88474 451 5.

Elena Broncano – Bachelor, Distinction GCO (Groupe spécialisé pour la conservation des ouvrages) 2010

Book Chapters “La costruzione dell’architettura. Il restauro della costruzione.” Graf, Franz; Navone, Nicola (ed.); Reichlin Bruno (ed.) In: Il Bagno di Bellinzona, 2010, p. 44-68. Mendrisio: Mendrisio Academy Press, 2010.

Bruno Duarte – MS thesis, Distinction GCO 2009

“Le strutture in tensione come sentimento della costruzione. Le opere romane degli anni Sessanta”. Graf, Franz; Reichlin Bruno (ed.); Tedeschi Letizia (ed.) In: Luigi Moretti. Razionalismo e trasgressività tra barocco e informale, 2010, p. 386-397. Milan: Electa, 2010.

Vogel – De Muralt – Bischoff, architects Geneva:

“The architecture of Angelo Mangiarotti: a journey through his Works – Architecture”. Graf, Franz; Burkhardt, François (ed.) In: The architecture of Angelo Mangiarotti: a journey through his Works, 2010, p. 20-37. Milan: Motta Architettura, 2010.

2nd Prize competition for the Geneva City Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Geneva, 2007

Nikolaos Sofras – MS thesis, Distinction GCO 2009 Manuel Potterat – MS thesis, Distinction GCO 2009 Laetitia Bernasconi – MS thesis, Distinction GCO 2008 4th Prize competition for extension of the Museum of Ethnography, Geneva, 2008

Franz Graf and Julien Menoud, architects Geneva: Nomination for the “Distinction romande d’architecture (DRA)” 2006

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Collaborations & Networks

Bachelor

At the Techniques and Preservation of Modern Architecture Laboratory (TSAM), Franz Graf is leading research on the development of energy, economic and heritage values in lightweight façade systems and also the “Critical Encyclopedia of re-use and restoration of twentieth-century architecture” (Project leaders: Franz Graf, EPFL; Bruno Reichlin, USI; Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, ETHZ), a 48-month project funded by the Conférence Universitaire Suisse (Swiss architecture schools cooperation initiative).

Studio BA6 2011 “The CERN power plant, Geneva, Peter Steiger, Rudolf Steiger architects, 1954-1960” Studio BA5 2010-2011 “Flaine Ski Resort (France), Marcel Breuer architect, 1969-1971” Studio BA6 2010 “Voirie des Vernets, Geneva, Jean-Pierre Dom, François Maurice architects, 1964-1967” Studio BA5 2009-2010 “Voirie des Vernets, Geneva, JeanPierre Dom, François Maurice architects, 1964-1967” Studio BA6 2009 “Site LC/E-1027, Roquebrune Cap Martin (France) – Villa E-1027, Eileen Gray architect, 1926-1929 – Le Cabanon, Le Corbusier architect, 1951” ENAC week Radon and energy in the built environment

Master ENAC Projects Strategies and techniques for the re-use of 20th century architecture

Continuing Education

Accademia di Architettura, USI, Mendrisio (Prof. Bruno Reichlin) Archives of Modern Building (ACM), EPFL (Prof. Pierre Frey and Joëlle Neuenschwander Feihl) Centre d’histoire des techniques et de l’environnement (CDHTE), CNAM, Paris (Prof. André Guillerme and Valérie Nègre) Dipartimento Architettura e Planificazione, Politecnico di Milano (Prof. Alberto Grimoldi and Carolina di Biase)

Radon in buildings: a scientific, technical and legal approach

Estia SA, PSE EPFL (Bernard Paule)

Continuing Education course run by the EPFL in collaboration with the University of Lausanne (UNIL), University of Switzerland at Lugano (USI), Federal Bureau of Public Health (OFSP) and Swiss Society of Engineers and architects (SIA)

GTA / Institut für Städtebau, ETH Zurich (Prof. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani)

Groupe Energie, PSE Université de Genève, (Prof. Willi Weber)

Structural Maintenance and Safety Laboratory (MCS), EPFL (Prof. Eugen Brühwiler)

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Ville de Lausanne – Direction des travaux – Service d’urbanisme, 2008

CHF 13,500.-

Etat de Genève – DCTI – Office du patrimoine et des sites, 2009-2012 CHF 140,000.Etat de Genève – DCTI – Office du patrimoine et des sites, in collaboration with DT – ScanE / Service de l’Energie and Comité central du Lignon, 2008-2011 CHF 40,000.Etat de Genève – DCTI – Office du patrimoine et des sites, in collaboration with DT – ScanE / Service de l’Energie and Commune de Meyrin, 2010 CHF 15,000.Coopération entre les écoles suisses en architecture (CEPF), 2008-2012

CHF 300,000.-

Ville de Genève – Conservation du patrimoine architectural, 2009 CHF 15,000.2010 CHF 6,500.-

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Laboratory of the production of Architecture

HARRY GUGGER

FULL Professor

Harry Gugger studied architecture at ETHZ, receiving his degree in 1989. His collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron began in 1990, and from 1991 to 2009 he was a partner of the firm, responsible for projects such as the Tate Modern in London; the Schaulager in Basel, and the Laban Dance Centre in London, which was awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2003. After 19 years of partnership at Herzog & de Meuron, Gugger founded his own practice in 2010: Harry Gugger Studio. Gugger has been a member of the Cityscape Commission in Basel and a trustee of the Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum in Basel. He is currently a trustee of the Holcim Foundation and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Qatar Museum Authority. In 2005, Gugger became a full professor at EPFL and founded LAPA. In 2010, Gugger and LAPA were responsible for the exhibition “Reclaim,” for the Kingdom of Bahrain, which won the Golden Lion at the Biennale d ‘Architecturra di Venezia. Current group

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Full Professor Administrative Assistant Research Associate Research Assistant Teaching Assistants

LAB ResearcH InterestS LAPA merges analytical research methods with creative design, seeking to develop and refine methodologies that produce ideal solutions for specific programs, locations, technologies or conditions. LAPA engages its teaching and research with three interconnected topics: 1. Design as mediator of the urban context; 2. Environmental and energy technologies and their changing influence on architecture and urban systems; 3. Digital tools and their influence on the design and production of architecture. From 2006 to 2010, the digital production workshop (lapa lab) was created to foster experimentation, research and production of 1:1 scale architectural constructions using digital design. Urban research was conducted through the following master studios: 2006/7: Havana – 10 de Octubre; 2007/8: London Southwark; 2008/9: Strategic visions for Geneva; 2009/10: Bahrain – Cultural Masterplan; 2010/11: Athens – City of Immigrants – Architecture of Integration. Keywords Urban analysis, urban design, architectural design, responsive architecture, parametric urbanism.

2006-2010 Significant Publications

2006-2010 AWARDS

Geiser R. (ed) “EXPLORATIONS IN ARCHITECTURE: Teaching, Design, Research” Exhibition catalogue documenting the lapa participation in the Swiss pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2008. Pub: 2008 – Issued by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Berne.

Salome Gutscher – MS thesis, Prix SIA Architecture 2007

Gugger, H. “HAVANA LESSONS: Teaching and Research in Architecture” Pub. 2008: lapa BOOK, outlining the processes and results of 1 year investigation in Havana, Cuba.

Prof. Harry Gugger, Leopold Banchini, Noura Al Sayed – 2010 Golden Lion, Biennale d’Architettura, Venezia for exhibition “Reclaim” representing the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Loveridge, R. (ed.) reForm() – Building a better tomorrow Proceedings from the 29th annual conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC); Chicago, IL. 2009: Conference Proceedings. Gugger, H. “GENEVA LESSONS: Teaching and Research in Architecture” Pub. 2010: lapa BOOK, outlining the processes and results of 1 year investigation in Geneva, CH. Gugger, H. “BAHRAIN LESSONS: Teaching and Research in Architecture” Pub. 2010: lapa BOOK, outlining the processes and results of 1 year investigation on the “Cultural Master Plan for the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Herzog & de Meuron Architekten Basel: Premio de Urbanismo y Construcción de la Ciudad, X Bienal Española de Arquitectura for the CaixaForum Madrid 2009

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

Al Sayed, N & Banchini, L (ed.) RECLAIM Pub. 2010: Catalogue, Kingdom of Bahrain National Participation, 12th International Architecture Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia 2010. Issued by Ministry of Culture – Kingdom of Bahrain (pub).

Project “Havanna – Urban Potential” 2006 Staatssekretariat für Bildung & Forschung Komission für Forschungspartnerschaften mit Entwicklungsländern

CHF 13,000.-

Loveridge, R. “Fantastic Forms: Digital Design as Fiction and Fact.” (Research Paper) 6th Swiss Design Network Conference: Negotiating Futures – Design Fiction October 2010: University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, Basel, CH.

Project “Havanna – Urban Potential” 2007 Holcim Foundation

CHF 10,000.-

Project “Architecture Biennale Venice” 2008 BAK – Bundesamt für Kultur (CH)

CHF 15,000.-

Loveridge, R. “Parametric Materiality” (Conference Paper) CAADRIA 2010 – NEW FRONTIERS April 2010: CHUK – Chinese University Hong Kong, China. Gugger, H. “LONDON LESSONS: Teaching and Research in Architecture” Pub. expected 2011: lapa BOOK, outlining the processes and results of 1 year investigation in London 2007/8. Gugger, H. “ATHENS LESSONS: Teaching and Research in Architecture.” Pub. expected 2011: lapa BOOK, outlining the processes and results of 1 year investigation in Athens GR. selected PhD thesis Process bifurcation and the digital chain in architecture. Russell Loveridge, thesis defence summer 2011. 22

Nathanaël Chollet & Yann Gramegna – MS thesis, Asea Brown Boveri Ltd. (ABB) Award 2009, 3rd Place

CHF 11,070.-

Project “Geneva visions” 2008 Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry CHF 100,000.SNSF Digital Production Equipment Lab 2009 CHF 202,119.Project “Strategic visions for Geneva” 2009 Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry Project “Cultural Masterplan, Kingdom of Bahrain” 2010 – Ministry of Culture and Information Bahrain

CHF 80,450.-

CHF 500,000.-

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2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Collaborations & Networks

Master Studio

Technical University of Havana (CUJAE) & Centre for Urban Studies of Havana: “Havana – 10 de Octubre,“ Urban study & planning proposal

The lapa master studio is a comprehensive, two semester, full year master’s course which investigates urban and architectural design through analysis and development of planning and projects in a specific location. The autumn semester is dedicated to regional and urban planning. The spring semester populates this constitution with architectural design projects. 2009/2010 StudioMA1/MA2/MA3“BahrainCulturalMasterplan,”Kingdomof Bahrain, conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Information, Kingdom of Bahrain, and with the School of Architecture at the University of Bahrain 2010/2011 Studio MA1/MA2/MA3 “Athens – City of Immigrants / Architecture of Integration,” conducted in collaboration with The National Technical University of Athens

Borough of Southwark, London, UK, London School of Economics – Cities Program: “London Southwark” Urban study & planning proposal Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “Strategic visions for Geneva,” Urban study & planning proposal Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) & Centre d’Art Neuchatel (CAN): “Fantastic Form,” Pavilion installed at the 2009 NIFFF Ministry of Culture and Information – Kingdom of Bahrain & Faculty of Architecture, University of Bahrain: “Bahrain Cultural Masterplan,” Urban study & planning proposal Alcan Engineered Products Switzerland: “Constructo Cube” – Digital design and production project

DD+P: Digital Design + Production

Ministry of Culture and Information – Kingdom of Bahrain: “Reclaim,” Bahrain National Exhibition entry to the Venice architecture Biennale 2010

Single semester, master’s “Unité d’Enseignement” option course: investigating digital design and the use of CNC fabrication machines for production output.

National Technical University of Athens: “Athens – City of Immigrants / Architecture of Integration,” Urban study & planning proposal

2009 Spring Semester: FANTASTIC FORM

Studer Handels AG Switzerland: Storage Space – Digital design and production project

2010 Spring Semester: DATA DESIGN

Alcan Innovation Cells – EPFL (ongoing industry collaboration): Collaboration for architectural technologies and innovation project assessment. Ongoing efforts to create and submit a collaborative (EPFL/industry) project proposal

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Media and Design Laboratory

JEFFREY HUANG

FULL Professor

Jeffrey Huang heads the Media x Design Lab at EPFL, where he is a full professor at ENAC, and the School of Computer and Communication Science (I&C). His research examines the convergence of physical and digital architecture. Huang is also a Berkman Fellow at Harvard University, as well as co-founder and principal of Convergeo, an international architecture firm; Eversitas, a software company; and Thinkstudio, a Geneva-based think tank. Before coming to EPFL, Huang was a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Huang has published and lectured widely on topics such as digital architecture, organicity, telepresence and parametric urbanism. His work has appeared in a variety of media including CNN, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Science. A native of Rome and a Swiss citizen of Chinese origin, Huang received his DiplArch from the ETHZ, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard University, where he was awarded the Gerald McCue medal. Current group 1 Full Professor 1 Administrative Assistant 1 Postdoctoral Fellow 4 PhD Students 1 Assistant 2 Visiting Researchers

LAB ResearcH InterestS The Media x Design Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research laboratory that examines the effects of digitalization on architecture and contemporary cities. Our research targets the intersection of computer science and architecture. Recent projects include “Superstudio,” an inquiry into the future of design studios where humans and machines co-design; “Organicity,” an exploration of code-driven design methods for generating ecological architectures; “Cityrank,” an experiment with bottom-up/crowdsourced rankings, “Food Urbanism,” an exploration of parametric design methods to index and find sites suitable for urban agriculture; and “Towards an Alliance between the Performing Arts and Sciences,” an investigation of the variability of performance space under the condition of new technologies. The lab has a vast network of collaboration with international partners, including the Tsinghua Media and Arts and Science Lab Beijing, of which we are a founding partner. Keywords Digital architecture, parametric design, urban computing, typological changes, artificial morphogenesis, spatial interfaces, performance space, crowdsourcing.

2006-2010 Significant Publicationsg S. Flaxman, J. Huang, J. Stephenson, and X. Comtesse. (2010), “CityRank: a dynamic tool for exploring and generating new indices of cities.” Information Design Journal, 17:3, January 2010. Costanza, E., Giaccone, M., Küng, O., Shelley, S., Huang, J. “Ubicomp to the Masses: A Large-scale Study of Two Tangible Interfaces for Download”, in Proceedings Ubicomp 2010, September 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark. Dillenbourg, P., Huang, J., Cherubini, M. (eds), (2009), Interactive Artifacts and Furniture Supporting Collaborative Work and Learning, Springer Verlag. Huang, J., Zuelzke, N., Labelle, G., and Nembrini, J., (2009), “Organicités,” in Beyond Media, Proceedings of the 9th international festival for architecture and media, Florence. Huang, J., Cherubini, M., Nova, N., and Dillenbourg, P., (2009) “Why Would Furniture Be Relevant for Collaborative Learning?” in P. Dillenbourg, J. Huang, and M. Cherubini, (eds.) Collaborative Artefacts and Interactive Furniture. CSCL Book Series, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. Meagher, M., van der Maas, D., Abegg, C., and Huang, J. (2009) Dynamic Ornament: The Design of Responsive Surfaces in Architecture. In Proc. ACSA Southeast Regional Meeting, 2009. Costanza E., Huang J., (2009) “Designable Visual Markers” in ACM CHI2009, April 2009, Boston, MA, USA. Full Paper. Nominated for Best Paper Award. LaBelle, G, Nembrini, J, Huang, J., (2009), Programming framework for architectural design ANAR+: Object oriented geometry” Full Paper, in Proceedings of the 12th International CAAD Futures Conference. Winner of Best Paper Award. Huang, J., Waldvogel, M. (2008), Interactive Spaces,” In: Transdisciplinary Digital Art: Sound, Vision And The New Screen, vol. 7, 2008, p. 377-391, Springer, New York. Waldvogel, M., and Huang, J. (2007), Open Cities, book chapter in Chatelet, V. (ed.), Interactive Cities, Paris: HYX Publishing. Sun, X., Chiu, P., Huang, J., Back, M., Polak, W. (2006), Implicit Brushing and Target Snapping: Data Exploration and Sense-making on Large Displays, in Proceedings of Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI2006, A. Celentano (ed.), Gallipoli (Venice), Italy, ACM Press.

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Huang, J., (2006) “Inhabitable Interfaces,” (book chapter) in Messaris, P., and Humphrey, L, (eds.) Digital Media: Transformations in Human Communication, New York, Peter Lang. selected PhD theses Designable Visual Markers for Mobile Human-Computer Interaction. Costanza, Enrico; Huang, Jeffrey (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010. Dynamic Ornament: The Design of Responsive Architectural Environments. Meagher, Mark; Huang, Jeffrey (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Project “Towards an Alliance between the Performing Arts and Sciences,” with other labs at EPFL, Manufacture, Munich, ZHdK, 2010SNSF/SINERGIA CHF 1,400,000.Project“FoodUrbanism.”Co-PI,withVWA(PI),ETHZ,Agroscope, from total CHF 538’000.-, 2010NRP65 CHF 83,000.Project “Superstudio,” in collaboration with Laurent Stalder, Fabio Gramazio, Pau Sola Morales, 2009Swiss Cooperation Program in Architecture CHF 330,000.Project “Phototropism in Architecture,” 2008Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 175,000.Project “Life Organizer in Space and Time,” industrial research with Nokia, 2009Nokia Research Center CHF 63,000.Project “CommonSense,” with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2008Département fédéral des affaires étrangères CHF 300,000.-

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Project “Mapping the Digital World,” 2007-2008 Nokia Corporation CHF 50,000.Project “Bank of the Future,” with Convergeo: Banque Cantonale Vaudoise Project “Interactive Ceiling,” 2006VPAA FIFO grant

CHF 50,000.CHF 150,000.-

Collaborations & Networks Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Joint PhD supervisions BCV, Research on Bank of the Future University of Calgary, (Prof. Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz), SNSF project on Phototropism in Architecture Nokia Corporation, Mapping the Digital World/Life Organizer

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor ENAC week Home 2.0

ETHZ Department of Architecture, (Prof. Fabio Gramazio, Prof. Laurent Stalder), Swiss Cooperation Program in Architecture

Master

Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, (Prof. Pau Sola-Morales), Swiss Cooperation Program in Architecture

Studio MA 1&3 2009 “Organicité – (un)natural selection”

CSEM, (Prof. Jean-Dominique Decotignie), Home 2.0

Studio MA 2 2010 “Organicités: Thickness”

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, CommonSense

Studio MA 1&3 2010 “Organicité – Ras Al Khaimah”

DEZA, Bern, CommonSense

Studio MA 2 2011 “EPFL Middle East Campus”

ETHZ Department of Agricultural Economics, (Prof. Bernard Lehmann), SNSF/NRP65 project on Food Urbanism

2006-2010 AWARDS

Tsinghua University, Beijing, Founding Partner of the new Tsinghua Media Arts and Sciences Lab

Jeffrey Huang – recipient of Berkman Fellowship, Harvard University 2010

Verzone Woods, (Craig Verzone), SNSF/NRP65 project on Food Urbanism

“Home 2.0” – selected for Exhibition at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai

Agroscope, SNSF/NRP65 project on Food Urbanism ZHdK, (Prof. Anton Rey), SNSF/Sinergia project

LaBelle, G., Nembrini, J., Huang, J. – winners of Best Paper Award at the 12th International CAAD Futures Conference 2009

La Manufacture, HETSR, SNSF/Sinergia project

“Organicités” – selected for 9th international festival for Architecture and Media in Florence 2009

Harvard University, Berkman Center, Fellowship program

Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, (Prof. Christopher Balme), 2010 for SNSF/Sinergia project

Selected for exhibition at Swissnex San Francisco 2009 (Newscocoons), Media Facades conference, in collaboration with Pro Helvetia Costanza E., Huang J. – nominated for Best Paper Award at CHI 2009, Boston, MA, USA David van der Maas – runner-up for Ivan Petrovic Prize, eCAADe 2009 Jeffrey Huang – selected for exhibition at National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing 2008

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Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Mobility

INES LAMUNIèRE

FULL Professor

Inès Devanthéry-Lamunière. Master in Architecture at EPFL 1980, then scientific member of the Swiss Institute in Rome. Assistant at the ETHZ (1985-88). In 1991 she was appointed adjunct professor of Architecture and Design at ETHZ, and in 1994, full professor at EPFL (part time 80%). In 2001 she founded and became head of the Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Mobility (LAMU-EPFL). Co-editor of Faces – Journal d’architectures, University of Geneva (1989-2005). In 1996, 1999 and 2008 she was visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is Vice-President of the EPFL-WISH Foundation, member of the board ARCHIZOOM and since September 2008, chairwoman of the Department of Architecture at EPFL. In parallel, she co-directs with Patrick Devanthéry, dl-a, designlab-architecure. Devanthéry & Lamunière, architects in Geneva, Switzerland (complete portfolio of works, see: www.dl-a.ch). N.B. Inès Lamunière was severely ill (cancer) and under medical treatment from August 2006 to December 2007. Before her sickness she had been appointed visiting professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, she thus honored this invitation only later, during the spring semester 2008. In May 2008 she was appointed chairwoman of the Department of Architecture at EPFL. During this total period of four years (2006-2010), she ran the LAMU, but with the full help of Jean-Paul Jaccaud who was nominated invited professor at LAMU to fulfill the lab’s day to day teaching and research activities.

JEAN-PAUL JACCAUD

VISITING Professor

Jean-Paul Jaccaud obtained his master’s degree in architecture at EPFL in 1995 and established Jean-Paul Jaccaud Architects in Geneva in 2004. He was visiting professor at EPFL from 2006 to 2010. Other teaching activities include guest appointments at the Architectural Association in London, Cambridge University, University of Cardiff, ETH, Ecole d’Architecture des Villes et du Territoire in Marne la Vallée, HLSU Lucerne and the AUB in Beirut. Current group 1 Full Professor(80%) 4 Research and Teaching Assistants 3 PhD Students 1 Administrative Assistant 1 Student Assistant

LAB ResearcH InterestS LAMU aims to develop and analyze theory of both architecture in urban environments and theoretical and formal consequences imposed and facilitated by modern, mobility-driven lifestyles. LAMU explores new ways of understanding architectural and urbanist developments of the 20th century, integrating the approaches into a contemporary vision. LAMU focuses on large-scale architectural design in interaction with mobility infrastructures in iconic 20th- and 21st-century metropolises. Another focus is the hypothesis of integrative urbanization generated by infrastructures connected with protection from natural dangers. Investigations conducted via complex, interactive projects encompassing both theory and technical structures yield innovative solutions for densification compatible with sustainable development: an avalanche-proof hotel, a Faraday cage building, a sea wall terminal, etc. Finally, LAMU is dedicated to the critique and theory of modernist and contemporary design. Keywords Architecture, mobility, urban, density, natural, complex design, infrastructure, criticism in architecture

2006-2010 Significant Publications Books Lamunière Inès, Devanthéry Patrick. IN-DETAILS, dl-a architects. Archibooks + Sautereau éditeur, Paris, 2010. Lamunière Inès, Oliveira Castro Roberto, Jaccaud Jean-Paul. Natural and Urban, Green and Grey – Studies on specificities of contemporary urban architecture. GSD Harvard & EPFL, Cambridge, Lausanne, 2009. Lamunière Inès. Habiter la menace. PPUR, Lausanne, 2006. Lamunière Inès. Fo(u)r Cities. PPUR, Lausanne, 2005. Lamunière Inès, Devanthéry Patrick. Devanthéry & Lamunère – Pathfinders. Birkhäuser, Basel, 2005. Book Chapters Diba Darab. A Swiss Legacy: Integrated Design & Respect of the Environment – Lamunière, Inès; Devanthéry, Patrick; A/U Architecture & Urbanism, Teheran, 2009, no. 92/93 pp. 48-53.

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Lamunière Inès in: GSD 08Platform, A year of research (…), Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, 2008, pp.50-63. Mueller Balz, Donohue Mark. 5x2, Research and the Making of Architecture – INES LAMUNIERE & PATRICK DEVANTHERY, California College of the Arts and University of California Berkeley College of Environmental Design, San Francisco, 2007, pp 61-93. Lamunière Inès in: Dupraz Christian, André Gaillard, architecte. FAS, Geneva, 2006, pp.3-15. Lamunière Inès in: various authors, Territoires Méditerranée, Labors et Fides, Geneva, 2005, pp.170172. EPFL publications Jaccaud Jean-Paul, Kaufmann Vincent, Lufkin Sophie, Littlejohn Karl, Schaer Antoinette. Densification des friches ferroviaires urbaines 1. LAMU/IA/ENAC/EPFL, Lausanne, 2009. Jaccaud Jean-Paul, Easton Victoria, Fornet Julien, Piccolo Deborah. Densification des friches ferroviaires urbaines 2, LAMU/IA/ENAC/EPFL, Lausanne, 2009.

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selected PhD theses Le vide: nouvelles stratégies urbaines. Bender, Stéphanie; Devanthéry-Lamunière, Inès (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2011. Entre ville et campagne: stratégies de densification qualitative ciblée des friches ferroviaires régionales. Lufkin, Sophie; Devanthéry-Lamunière, Inès (dir.); Kaufmann, Vincent (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010. The city transforms: changing perceptions of urban identity: (case study – the path of remembrance and comradeship in Ljubljana). Diskin, Stephen Philip; Devanthéry-Lamunière, Inès (dir.); Gazvoda, Davorin (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2008.

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS “Densification of Disused Railway Areas” National Research Programme NRP 54, various external fundings CHF 204,866.“Visages de la densité” (Aspects of density), 2006 Canton of Vaud CHF 12,892.Sophie Lufkin grant, 2008 Erna Hamburger Foundation

CHF 10,000.-

Collaborations & Networks 2006-2010 AWARDS

Academic institutions

Inès Lamunière – first prize at the first forum of 100 leading figures in the arts and education, Magazine L’HEBDO No 24, 2005

SNSF NRP54 “Densification of Disused Railway Areas” association with EPFL lab LASUR (Prof. Kaufmann)

Inès Lamunière – listed as one of Switzerland’s 20 top business leaders, Magazine BILAN No 200, 2006 Laurent Eller & Luc Larnaudie – MS thesis, Prix SIA suisse et section vaudoise (mention) 2006 Sophie Gottret – MS thesis, Prix de la Commune d’Ecublens 2007 Sophie Lufkin, PhD student – Erna Hamburger grant 2008 Loïc Fumeaux – MS thesis, Prix Construction et développement durable (construction and sustainable development prize) 2008; Prix SIA suisse et section vaudoise (mention) 2008 Lorraine Beaudoin & Christophe Joud – MS thesis, Prix Arditi 2009 Martin Latham – MS thesis, Prix SIA suisse et section vaudoise (mention) 2009 Cyril Royez-Reussner – MS thesis, Prix Construction et développement durable (construction and sustainable development prize) 2010 Elisa Moresi – MS thesis, Prix Construction et développement durable (construction and sustainable development prize) 2010 Inès Lamunière – listed as one of Switzerland’s 300 most influential people, Magazine BILAN No 300, 2010 Inès Lamunière – Prix Meret Oppenheim 2011

“Habiter la menace” team work with University of Geneva (Prof. November) and Haute École de Gestion HEG (Prof. Maeder) “Green and Grey, Urban and Natural” team work with GSD Harvard and various architecture practices in New York SNSF NCCR proposal “Dynalp, Dynamics of Built and Natural Alpine Environments” (not accepted) in association with Prof. Rinaldo and ten EPFL/ENAC labs SNSF proposal Prodoc “ComplexDesign – Thinking at a large scale” in association with EPFL labs LAPA (Prof. Gugger) and LTH2 (Prof. Marchand), University of Fribourg (Prof. Zufferey) and University of Neuchâtel (Prof. Crevoisier)

EXPERTISE Inès Lamunière, member of numerous juries, expert groups, research committees and peer review bodies, including: GSSAP Columbia University GSD Harvard University School of Architecture Yale University Department of Architecture ETH Zurich EPFL Présidence IDHEAP Lausanne Université de Montpellier

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Studio MA1/MA2/MA3 “Damascus fragment & fabric” Studio MA1/MA2/MA3 “blue hub evian”

PHD Program(s) Architecture Summer School: first session

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Theory and History of Architecture Laboratory 1

Jacques Lucan

Associate Professor

Graduating in architecture in Paris in 1972, Jacques Lucan was editor-in-chief of the journal Architecture-Mouvement-Continuité (AMC) from 1978 to 1988. He was appointed to the School of Architecture in Paris-Belleville in 1981 and to the post of professor of the theory of architecture (60%) at EPFL’s Department of Architecture in October 1997. From 2006 to 2008, he directed the doctoral program “Architecture, City, History” of ENAC. His research has led to a number of publications in numerous international journals and to contributions to monographs on contemporary architects. He is the author of several books.

Current group 1 Associate Professor 1 Scientist 1 Scientific Assistant 2 Doctoral Assistants 1 Secretary 3 PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS LTH 1 explored specific problematical issues leading to an understanding of the ways in which an architectural project is conceived. The LTH1’s work developed, particularly, in two main directions: 1. The history of compositional procedures and 2. On-going questions related to non-compositional processes. The synthesis resulted in two main publications: Composition & Non-Composition (608 pages), by Jacques Lucan at PPUR in 2009 and, by Colette Raffaele, Cahier de théorie for 2010 at the PPUR: Eugène Beaudouin et l’enseignement de l’architecture à Genève (168 pages). LTH 1 continues research about new positions in architectural conceptions.

Keywords Conception, contemporary architecture, composition, non-composition, processes, teaching.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Besson Adrien, “Architecture et indétermination”, matières, n° 8, 2006, pp. 58-68. Lucan Jacques, “Espacialidad texturada y caos petrificado”,“Textured Spatiality and Frozen Chaos”, Introduction, 2G, no 37 (“Valerio Olgiati”), 2006, pp. 4-11. Lucan Jacques, – “Masse und Textur”, Introduction à Giuliani.Hönger. Dreidimensional, GTA Verlag, Zurich, 2006, pp. 7-16. Schärer Cédric, “Géométries indexées et formes continues”, matières, no 8, 2006, pp. 47-57. Lucan Jacques, “Athènes et Pise. Deux modèles pour l’espace convexe du plan libre,” in Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale et urbaine, no 22/23 (“Le Corbusier. L’atelier intérieur”), 2008, pp. 59-78. Lucan Jacques, “Hypothèse pour une spatialité texturée”, matières, no 9, 2008, pp. 6-17. Tapparelli Cornelia, “Memoria condensata. La “Casa Bardill” di Valerio Olgiati”, Casabella, no 771, 2008, pp. 11-20. Lucan Jacques, Composition, non-composition. Architecture et théories, XIXe-XXe siècles, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne, 2009, 607 p. (ISBN: 978-2-88074-789-3). Tapparelli Cornelia, “Filigrane Stahlkonstruktion versus massiven Betonbau”, Werk, Bauen und Wohnen, no 9, 2009, pp. 60-61.

selected PhD theses Stratégie versus composition. Besson, Adrien; Lucan, Jacques (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009. La création d’une japonité moderne (1870-1940), ou Le regard des architectes européens sur le Japon: J. Conder, R. Mallet-Stevens, B. Taut et C. Perriand. Vogel Chevroulet, Irène Elizabeth; Lucan, Jacques (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009.

2006-2010 AWARDS Léopold Banchini – MS thesis Prix Arditi 2007 Léonard De Rham & Albert Schrurs – MS thesis Prix Béton Holcim 2009 Martin Latham – Prix SIA suisse et section vaudoise 2009 (mention) Khuê Tran – Wish Community Career Investment 2009 Khuê Tran – Prix de la Commune d’Ecublens 2009 Alexandre Aviolat – Prix SIA suisse et section vaudoise 2010 (mention)

Lucan Jacques, “Kasuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA Rolex Learning Center, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne No-Stop Building: l’orizzonte interno di un oggetto”, Casabella, no 790, 2010, p. 6. Tapparelli Cornelia, “Essere bosco – die Schule in Carouge”, Bauwelt, nº 38, 2010, pp. 14-21. Raffaele Colette, Eugène Beaudouin et l’enseignement de l’architecture à Genève, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne, 2010, 168 p. (ISBN: 978-2-88074-791-6).

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Bachelor

Ecole d’architecture Marne-la-Vallée: Final juries

Theory of Architecture I

ETHZ, ARchENA: Opening lecture of the exhibition “Giuliani. Hönger. Dreidimensional”

Theory of Architecture II Theory of Architecture III Theory of Architecture VI

Master Theory of Architecture VIII

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS “European architects’ perception of Japan” 2005-2007 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 131,500.“European architects’ perception of Japan (2)” 2007-2008 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 70,500.-

Université catholique de Louvain: Opening lecture of the academic year “Architecture: entre composition et non-composition” Université libre Bruxelles: Opening lecture of doctoral program Institut La Cambre Bruxelles: Seminar and lectures on contemporary architecture Ecole d’architecture Strasbourg: Lecture on contemporary architecture Ecole d’architecture Lyon: Lecture on contemporary architecture Scuola di dottorato IUA Venezia: Lecture “Architettura: tra composizione et non-composizione” Ecole d’architecture Lille: Lecture on contemporary architecture Ecole d’architecture Toulouse: Lecture on contemporary architecture

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Theory and History of Architecture Laboratory 2

Bruno Marchand

FULL Professor

Bruno Marchand studied architecture at EPFL and graduated in 1980. He obtained his doctorate at EPFL in 1992. He was appointed assistant professor at EPFL in 1993 and became visiting professor at the School of Architecture in Nantes in 1995. In 1997, he was appointed associate professor of the theory of architecture and became the director of the LTH2 in 1999. In 2002, he created the “Architecture, City and History” doctoral program, which he directed until 2006, when he became the director of the Institute of Architecture, ENAC. He was appointed full professor of the theory of architecture at ENAC in April 2009. Since 2001 he has been a senior associate of DeLaMa, which develops studies on regional and urban design.

Current group 1 Full Professor 4 Scientific Assistants 1 Doctoral Assistant 2 Lecturers 4 PhD Students 1 Secretary

LAB ResearcH InterestS LTH2’s mission is to cultivate and revitalize thought and study in the fields of the history and theory of architecture. Its main tasks – in addition to providing services to outside partners and developing exchanges with foreign institutions and schools of architecture – are to apply its knowledge and experience in these areas, to generate research on questions both within its own fields and of an interdisciplinary nature and to promote the results of this research through the organization of presentations and conferences and the production of specific publications. The last few years we have been developing research in two specific fields: the architecture of the post-Second-World-War period (from the 1940s to the end of the 1960s) and housing theory, notably contemporary production. The two fields have been covered by doctoral theses and have been successfully published in books and expositions. Keywords Theory of architecture, history of architecture, housing, typology, complex design, conceptual analysis.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Marchand Bruno, “Spirit of materials”, in Galletti & Matter. Collection of places. Buildings & projects, Birkhäuser, Bâle, 2006, pp. 4-9. Marchand Bruno, “La nature organique des formes de croissance. Le cas particulier des structures en nappes horizontales”, matières, n° 8, 2006, pp. 20-34. Marchand Bruno, “ «C’est ici que commence un lieu historique...» Urbanisation et patrimonialisation d’un secteur de Versoix-la-Ville” in Gilles Bienvenu & Géraldine Texier-Rideau (sous la direction de), Autour de la ville de Napoléon. Colloque de la Roche-sur-Yon, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2006, pp. 289-298. Marchand Bruno [ed.], Jean-Marc Lamunière – Regards sur son œuvre, Infolio, Gollion, 2007, 248 p. (ISBN 978-2-88474-568-0). Marchand Bruno, “En résonance. Notes amusées (et désabusées) à propos des colonnes de Siza”, in Roberto Gargiani (dir.), La colonne. Nouvelle histoire de la construction, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne, 2008, pp. 496-505. Marchand Bruno, Fretton Tony, Mann Graeme, Capua Mann Patricia, Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann, Infolio, Gollion, 2008, Collection Archigraphy Lémaniques, 144 p. (ISBN 978-2-88474-452-2) and Birkhäuser, Basel, 2008, Collection Archigraphy Lémaniques, 144 p. (ISBN 978-3-7643-8835-5). Marchand Bruno, Katsakou Antigoni, Concevoir des logements. Concours en Suisse 2000-2005, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne, 2008, 155 p. (ISBN 978-2-88074-553-0). Mivelaz Philippe, “Alexandre Sarrasin (1895-1976) et l’esthétique de l’ingénieur”, matières, n° 9, 2008, pp. 121-123. Bassand Nicolas, Challand Didier, Frank Frédéric, “Profondes, sérielles, ponctuelles: innovation architecturale de trois formes urbaines”, in Luca Pattaroni, Vincent Kaufmann & Adriana Rabinovich, L’habitat en devenir, Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, Lausanne, 2009, pp.173222 (ISBN 978-2-88074-785-5).

Marchand Bruno, “A l’échelle du paysage: Le Lignon et le changement de paradigme dans l’urbanisme genevois,” in Uta Hassler et Catherine Dumont d’Ayot (dir.), Architectures de la croissance. Les paradoxes de la sauvegarde / Bauten der Boomjahre. Paradoxien der Erhaltung, Actes du colloque organisé les 28 et 29 février 2008 par l’Institut für Denkmalpflege und Bauforschung (IDB) de l’ETH Zurich, ETH, Zürich / Infolio, Gollion, 2009, pp. 148-163 (“Nach dem Massstab der Landschaft: Le Lignon und der Paradigmenwechsel im Genfer Städtebau”, pp. 304-308). (ISBN 978-2-88474-181-1). selected PhD theses Alexandre Sarrasin (1895-1976) et l’esthétique de l’ingénieur. Mivelaz, Philippe; Marchand, Bruno (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2007. Densité et logement collectif: innovations architecturales et urbaines dans la Suisse contemporaine. Bassand, Nicolas; Marchand, Bruno (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009. La densification des espaces urbains, une problématique contemporaine interrogée par le logement collectif. Frank, Frédéric; Marchand, Bruno (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009.

2006-2010 AWARDS Aleksis Dind & Bastian Ehrbar – Prix Construction et développement durable (BG Ingénieurs-Conseils) 2006 Stéphanie Dreyfuss & Noémie Goldman – Prix SIA suisse et section vaudoise (mention) 2006 Claire Bufflier – Prix SIA suisse et section vaudoise (mention) 2008 Marie Dougoud – Prix SIA suisse et section vaudoise (mention) 2010

Marchand Bruno, Quartier Ecoparc Bauart # 2, Birkhäuser, Bâle, 2009, 116 p. (ISBN 978-3-7643-9945). Marchand Bruno, François Maurice, architecte, Infolio, Gollion, 2009, 224 p. (ISBN 978-2-88474-149-1).

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Bachelor

Academic institutions

Theory of Architecture IV

École d’Architecture de Versailles, France, Prof. Michaël Darin, researcher at LADRHAUS (started before 2006 and ended during the period)

Theory of Architecture V

Master Theory of Architecture VII UE B Architectural Criticism

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Project “Built density and collective housing: architectural and urban innovation in contemporary Switzerland,” 2004-2006 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 59,600.Terraced apartments: definitions and main characteristics, 2005-2006 Service de l’aménagement du territoire du canton de Neuchâtel CHF 6,000.Research into and creation of documentation covering examples of high-quality housing in Switzerland, 2005-2006 Service de l’environnement, de l’hygiène et du logement de la ville de Lausanne CHF 15,000.Project “Open city: the urban villa’s renewed actuality,” 2006-2008 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 86,800.Project “The densification of suburban spaces: a contemporary problematic interrogated by mass housing,” 2007-2009 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 85,000.Recensement de l’architecture du vingtième siècle dans le canton de Vaud, 2007-2009 Ville de Lausanne CHF 115,500.Project “Architectural competitions of collective housing organised between 1995 and 2006: impact of this form of competition on architectural concepts and innovation,” 2008-2011 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 156,600.Support in the form of donations for the exposition and publication of the work “Jean-Marc Lamunière – Regards sur son œuvre,” 2006-2008 Cantons, communes, individuals CHF 49,500.Support in the form of donations for the publication of the work “François Maurice, architecte,” 2008 Cantons, communes, individuals CHF 17,000.Support in the form of donations for the publication (to come) of a book on the architecture of the canton of Vaud in the 20th century, 2010 Cantons, communes, individuals CHF 17,300.-

University of Genève on the Certificate in Heritage and Tourism (started before 2006 and still going on) Faculty of Architecture of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal, Prof. Maria Manuel Godinho de Almeida (started before 2006 and still going on) Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany, Prof. Hannes Hubrich (started before 2006 and still going on) Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, DAPA, Ministère de l’Écologie, du développement et de l’aménagement durables (started during the considered period and still going on) Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa, Portugal, Prof. Ana Tostoes (started during the considered period and still going on) Institute of Urban and Regional Sciences (INTER/ENAC) in the context of the Master of Advanced Studies MAS, EPFL

Other kind of collaborations Expert to the Ministry of Culture and Communication – France (started before 2006 and still going on) Member of the Habitat Group of the International Union of Architects as a representative of the Swiss section (started before 2006 and still going on) Member of the CIAUD’s (Research Center in Architecture, Urbanism and Design at Faculty of Architecture of the Tecnical University of Lisbon) Consultant’s Board (started during the considered period and still going on) Expert of the Commissione per la Ricerca dell’Università della Svizzera italiana, 2006 (started during the considered period and still going on) Expert to the Swiss National Science Foundation (started during the considered period and still going on) Chairman of the peer review of the Faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico of Milan, 2008 Collaboration with the Fondation Braillard, Geneva (grants for Phd research) Member of the Consultative Commission on Architecture and Town Planning of the Canton of Fribourg Member of the Consultative Commission on Town Planning and Architecture of the Canton of Vaud Member of the Commission of Historical Monuments of the Canton of Vaud Member of the Consultative Commission on Town Planning, Architecture and Landscape of Payerne Member of the Consultative Commission on Town Planning of Pully Member of the Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) Member of the Federation of Swiss Architects (FAS)

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Studio of Architecture and the City’s institutions

PATRICK MESTELAN

FULL Professor

Patrick Mestelan received his diploma from ETHZ in 1972. He worked in Algeria from 1972 to 1974 before becoming senior assistant and lecturer with Prof. Jean-Marc Lamunière at EPFL from 1974 until 1986. He was a visiting professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Geneva from 1982 until 1984 and was appointed associate professor there in 1985. He was named full professor at EPFL in 1988 and was dean of the department of architecture from 1994 until 1997. In 1993, he was named visiting professor at the The Graduate School of Fine Arts of the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Together with Bernard Gachet, he also runs an architecture firm in Lausanne. Completed projects include the Ecole de la construction and the administrative buildings of the Entrepreneurs’ Federation of the Canton of Vaud in Tolochenaz, the Collège de Gland, the University’s Medical Polyclinic, the extension of the Collège d’Entre-Bois, the church of Saint-Amédée Parish and the Administrative Center of Flon-Ville in Lausanne. Current group 1 Full Professor 1 Scientific Assistant 3 Assistants 1 PhD Student

LAB ResearcH InterestS The laboratory’s research focuses on a critical theory of architecture. Taking its bearings from both the history of architecture and from modernity, the laboratory’s research attempts to measure out certain concepts concerning the definition of space, its implementation and its depiction. In more precise terms, it homes in on the complex relations between architecture and its territory or the city in which its edifices are erected, on the meaning of the symbolism of architectural and urban apertures and on the great architectural archetypes which assimilate the public institutions of western society along the route that defines public space and urban structure. Above and beyond these concerns, the conception, evolution and transformation of an urban structure have their reasons in the history of the Islamic town. Keywords Critical theory of architecture, architecture and territory, symbolism and apertures, architectural archetype and public institution, public space and urban structure, Islamic town and architecture.

2006-2010 Significant Publications

2006-2010 AWARDS

Mestelan Patrick, L’ordre et la règle. Vers une théorie du projet d’architecture, PPUR, Lausanne, 2005, ISBN: 2-88074-649-3, pp. 304.

- 1st prize and commission, development plan of the historic village of Saxon, Valais, 2007

Bâtir, n° 5, ADMANE, ANNIE, “Architecture urbaine. Vision Flon-Ville”, May 2007, pp. 29-39.

- 1st prize, development plan of the centre of Vionnaz, Valais, 2007

Edifice Magazine, n° 3, FRANCELET, ANNE-MARIE, “Au Flon à Lausanne, une passerelle vers le future”, June 2007, pp. 60-65. Tracés, n° 21, DIONNE, CAROLINE, “Lausanne miniature (Flon)”, October 2007, p. 27-32. Le Temps Dimanche, 15.11.2009, “L’architecture repose sur des valeurs de dignité humaine”, p. 28. Hochparterre, no 3, March 2009, “Sonnen- und Schattenseiten des Flon Lausanne. Wie Lausanne dem Industriequartier neues Leben einhauchte”, pp. 30-34. Viso Architecture, 02/09, 2Le complexe Flon-Ville à Lausanne”, p. 42. Viso Architecture, 02/09, “Le quartier du Flon à Lausanne, Trois façades, trois approches”, pp. 47-51. AS Architecture Suisse, 174I 3-2009 A VII16, “Le Flon 1009-2008 Lausanne VD2, pp. 174-11 to 174-16. Architettura 27.I, Dessin de P. Mestelan, Concours Nuits temps – Centre funéraire à Nyon, CH, réalisé con matita e pastelli su carta da schizzo Architettura Cesena, Università di Bologna, Decennale, Annuario.

- 2nd prize, competition for the creation of a socio-cultural municipal centre, a medico-social centre and protected housing. Planning of human-powered mobility in the quarter of Croset, Ecublens, Canton of Vaud, 2008 - 1st prize and commission, St-Marc Auditorium, Le Châble, Canton of Valais, 2008 - 2nd place (mention), La Tuilerie Secondary School, StMaurice, Valais, 2008 - 1st prize and commission, Ennetbaden School, Canton of Aargau, 2008 - 1st prize and commission, overall renovation, Strassenverkehrsamt Schafisheim, Canton of Aargau, 2008 - 1st prize – competition for an extension to the Gässliacker Senior Citizens’ Residence Centre, Obersiggenthal, 2009

Architettura 37.II, Conférence: Louis I. Kahn, architetto. Una breve interpretazione della sua opera (chiesa dello spirito Santo), 7 June 2001.

- 2nd prize – competition for Würenlingen Old People’s and Nursing Home, 2009

Tracés, n° 21, “Le Rolex Learning Center ou la bibliothèque évanouie”, pp. 18-21.

- 4th prize – competition for the enlargement and transformation of the Pinchat Daycare Centre, Carouge, Geneva, 2009

Tracés, n° 4, “Construction d’un établissement de détention pour mineurs à Palézieux (VD), 2nd degree.” selected PhD theses Vers de nouvelles formes d’espaces publics commerciaux: “architecturaliser” la périphérie. Bucher, Astrid; Mestelan, Patrick (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis Lausanne: EPFL, 2008. Le concept et le langage dans l’architecture de Louis I. Kahn. Pieczara Marta, thesis in progress.

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- 3rd prize, St.Johann Park, Basel, 2007

- 3rd prize – competition for the Station Square and town planning, Monthey, 2009 - 4th prize and shortlisted for the 2nd round – competition for the construction of a detention centre for minors, Palézieux, Canton of Vaud, 2009

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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS 2006

CHF 14,200.-

2007

CHF 15,500.-

2008

CHF 19,200.-

2009

CHF 21,500.-

2010

CHF 24,000.-

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Studio BA3 & BA4 2009/2010 “De la montage au lac” Studio BA3 & BA4 2010/2011 “Architecture de l’esprit”

Master Introductory seminar “Méthodologie du Projet De Master” and teaching/supervision of theoretical master’s courses

Collaborations & Networks Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Genève

Société Suisse d’Acoustique (SSA), Yverdon

Ecole Athenaeum, Lausanne

IMMOCHAN Executive Board, Paris

Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP)

Nicolas Schwery, Professor, Ecole de Jazz et Musique Actuelle (EJMA), Sion

Canton of Valais, Cantonal Heritage Committee / Health Network Municipality of Monthey – Heritage Inventory & Construction and Planning Services Municipality of Port-Valais, Urban Planning and Development Economic Council of the Canton of Vaud Development Planners’ Forum – Urbanism Ecole Nationale d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme, Tunis Ecole Polytechnique d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme, Algiers University of Bologna, Faculty of Architecture Joëlle Neuenschwander, Art Historian, Lausanne Roland Margueron, Gallery Director, Geneva Philippe Meier, Professor, Architect, Geneva Nicola Braghieri, Professor, Milan Polytechnic, Milan Guy Cristina, Director of the Stained Glass Arts and Fine Arts College, Monthey Michel Voillat, Architect, Martigny Gaëtan Cassina, Professor at University of Lausanne

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Construction and Conservation Laboratory

Luca Ortelli

Full Professor

Luca Ortelli completed his diploma in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1983 and was an assistant at ETHZ from 1983 to 1986. He was professor of design and architectural theory at the Scuola Tecnica Superiore in Lugano from 1985 to 1989 and was a visiting critic at the University of Miami, U.S. in 1987. He was a full professor at the University of Geneva from 1992 to 1997 and a visiting professor at the South California Institute of Architecture in Vico Morcote from 1994 to 1996. Ortelli was named a full professor of design and architectural theory at EPFL in 1997.

Current group

1 1 1 1 3 3 5

Full Professor MER Administrative Assistant Postdoctoral Fellow Scientific Assistants PhD Students PhD External Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS The European city is the LCC’s privileged subject of study, as part of its teaching and research activities. Rather than a purely geographical entity, the European city is meant as the cultural context of an important number of architectural and urban experiences. The European city thus represents a heritage at large, regarding the built forms it has generated as well as the social changes it has aroused. The fields of competences of the laboratory are urbanism, housing, architectural and urban rehabilitation, approached with a theoretical and operational point of view. The LCC revisits established concepts and conceptualizes new projecting fields.

Keywords Housing, urban theories, urban and architectural rehabilitation.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Ortelli, Luca, L’Ordre et la révolution, in L’architecture du cinéma. Hans Schmit, architecte; Agbar, Genève, Metispresses, 2008. Ortelli, Luca, A proposito di Collage City, in L’architettura come testo e la figura di Colin Rowe, Venezia, 2010

Te Tearanel / Etapes marquantes du développement urbain de La Chaux-de-Fonds – de CharlesHenri Junod à Charles-Frédéric Knab / 2011.

Ortelli, Luca, Alltagsarchitektur, Auf der Suche nach einer Theorie der Architektur, HfbK Hamburg, under publication.

Perreten Agnès / “Echappée urbaine” Outils de projetation pour une identité des territoires périurbains / 2011 ongoing.

Ortelli, Luca, Entries Stoccolma, Biblioteca Municipale di Stoccolma, Cimitero Sud di Stoccolma, Municipio di Stoccolma, Esposizione di Stoccolma 1930, Como, Dizionario Einaudi di architettura del Novecento, Torino, under publication.

Zannone Milan Graziella / Antonio Croci 1823-1884: Architetto ticinese fra tradizione e cultura cosmopolita / 2011.

Cogato Lanza, Elena, Les experts de la Reconstruction. Figures et stratégies de l’élite technique dans l’Europe d’après 1945, Genève, Metispresses, 2009 (co-edited with Patrizia Bonifazio).

Conti Luca / Low-rise high-density – Nouvelles formes d’habitat en Suisse / 2012 ongoing.

Cogato Lanza, Elena, “Villes européennes contemporaines en projet” (co-authored with Novarina, Gilles) in Y. Tsiomis (ed.) Echelles et temporalités des projets urbains, Paris, PUCA-jeanmichelplace, 2007. Cogato Lanza, Elena, “L’espace de la grande échelle et les acteurs de la maîtrise d’ouvrage. Introduction”, dans Ph. Louguet, C. Tiry, F. Vermandel (dir.), La grande échelle, numéro spécial des Cahiers thématiques de l’Ecole d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille, N° 6, Paris, décembre 2006. Cogato Lanza, Elena, “‘Maurice Braillard et ses urbanistes’: progetti urbani e territoriali per Ginevra”, dans P. Pellegrini, P. Viganò (dir.) Comment vivre ensemble. Prototypes of idiorhythmical conglomerates and shared spaces, Milano, Officina, 2006. Di Campli, Antonio,“Relazioni virtuose tra processi ecologici e costruzione degli spazi urbani” In Franceso Domenico Moccia, a cura di, I valori in urbanistica tra etica ed estetica, Napoli, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, Napoli, 2009. Di Campli, Antonio, “Sostenibilidad, paisaje y deseo de orden” in dearquirectura, Revista del Departamento de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Los Andes, dearq Publicaciones, Bogotà, 2010. Conti, Luca, Fabio Reinhart. Architettura della coerenza, Cesena, 2007, edited by Saverio Fera and Luca Conti. Zerbi, Stefano, Fassaden aus Massiv-Baustein. Chancen und Möglichkeiten, in: Abstract Volume. Fachtagung NVS Naturstein-Fassaden, Zug, April 22, 2009. 34

selected PhD theses Tosolini Paola / Contaminations linguistiques – L’architecture moderne face à l’architecture rurale / 2009.

Zerbi Stefano / Constructions en pierre massive en Suisse / 2011. Salvione-Deschamps Marie-Dina / Les rôles de l’éclairage dans l’architecture sacrée d’après-guerre: les églises de Werner Max Moser / 2012 ongoing. (Joint doctorate IST Lisbon – EPFL) Wall Gago Catarina / Habitação corrente em Lisboa e Porto análise de tipos e estudo comparativo de intervenções actuais / 2012 ongoing.

2006-2010 AWARDS Luca Ortelli – Best Teacher Award of ENAC assigned by the EPFL Student Association 2007 Denis Dorsaz – MS thesis, Prix Construction et Développement durable (BG Ingénieurs-Conseils) 2008 Christa Balmer, Annina Inäbnit, Ann Linder – MS thesis, Prix SIA, Distinction GCO Transformation/conservation d’ouvrages construits 2009 Fabian Lüthi, Elisa Moresi, Marlies Zimmermann – MS thesis, Prix Construction et Développement durable (BG IngénieursConseils) 2010 ENAC Audit 2011 – Vol. B Laboratories © EPFL 2011


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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

2009-2011 Teaching Activities

SNSF, 2007-2010

CHF 162,550.-

2009/2010

SNSF, 2009-2012

CHF 166,270.-

Studio BA1 (Théorie et critique du projet)

CHF 5,800.-

Studio BA2 (Théorie et critique du projet)

SNSF Publication Grants, 2009

Swiss Cooperation Programme in Architecture, 2009-2011 CHF 153,000.-

Building technology and materials I + II

ReHAB project, 2010

Building technology and materials V + VI

CHF 60,000.-

Commission for Technology and InnovationCTI, 2010-2011 CHF 84,907.-

Building technology and materials III + IV ENAC week Les carrières de pierre naturelle et leur intégration dans l’environnement ENAC week Survey and mapping of the built environment

Collaborations & Networks E. Cogato Lanza: Member of the Scientific Committee for the interdisciplinary research program “L’architecture de la grande échelle” (French Ministry of Culture and Communication) E. Cogato Lanza: Teaching Fellow at Institut de Géographie de l’Université de Neuchâtel L. Ortelli: Visiting Professor Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia – Design Studio Architettura e città 4th year L. Ortelli: Visiting Lecturer Facoltà di Architettura dell’Università di Palermo – Lectures series

UE ENAC Réhabilitation urbaine durable UE ENAC Photographie et territoire ou l’observatoire du territoire “De la carrière au mur” course given in the UE ENAC Murs de soutènement “L’exploitation des géomatériaux. Les carrières suisses de pierre de taille” course given in the course of Geology II Urban theories I Urban theories II Building technology and materials VII

L. Conti: Assistant Facoltà di Architettura dell’Università di Bologna – Design Studio Prof. Fabio Reinhart

UE F Architecture and rehabilitation

E. Cogato Lanza: Co-Director of the research Résistance et projet. Du destin des Grottes (1930-2030), partnership between EPFL (LCC and LASUR) and Fondation Braillard Architectes

UE J spring Territory and landscape

UE J autumn Territory and landscape UE K Environmental concepts and criteria 2010/2011

E. Cogato Lanza: Member of the Scientific Board and of the Scientific and Technical Commission of the “Grand Pari(s) de l’agglomération parisienne competition” (French Ministry of Culture and Communication)

Building technology and materials V + VI

E. Cogato Lanza: Co-Director of the research 1 km Wellbeing. The Urban Landscape Observatory (with Prof. Christophe Girot, NSL-D-ARCH, ETH Zurich), in the framework of Swiss Cooperation project in Architecture financed by CRUS and CEPF.

UE ENAC Learning from vernacular

L. Ortelli: Responsible and initiator of the Swiss Cooperation project in Architecture financed by CRUS and CEPF for the Section of Architecture EPFL.

Theories of urban design I ENAC week Deep city à Paris ENAC week Re-lever de l’environnement construit UE ENAC Photographie et territoire ou l’observatoire du territoire Studio MA1 + MA3 Housing Frankfurt am Main Studio MA2 Housing Wien Building technology and materials VII UE F Architecture and rehabilitation UE J autumn Territory and landscape

PhD program(S) “Architecture et sciences sociales: rencontres théoriques et methodologiques”

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Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies

Emmanuel Rey

Assistant professor tenure track

Emmanuel Rey earned his architecture degree at EPFL in 1997, followed by a European postgraduate diploma in architecture and sustainable development conferred jointly by EPFL, the Université Catholique de Louvain, ENSA Toulouse and the AAASA in London in 1999. In 2006, he completed his PhD at the Université Catholique de Louvain and was awarded the Gustave Magnel Prize for the quality of his thesis in 2009. Rey has worked at the architecture and urban design firm Bauart, based in Bern, Neuchâtel and Zurich, since 2000 and became a partner in 2004. In that position, Rey is involved in many projects, competitions and realizations, which have been published, exhibited and awarded prizes on several occasions. In 2010, he was appointed tenure-track assistant professor at the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering and founded LAST. Current group 1 Tenure Track Assistant Professor 1 Administrative Assistant 1 Lecturer 4 Assistants

LAB ResearcH InterestS Research at LAST aims at contributing to the sustainability of the built environment by optimizing the integration modalities of environmental, sociocultural and economical parameters in the architectural project. To be thus in line with the objective of quality understood in a wide sense, research projects focus on supporting the emergence of new knowledge in the field of sustainable architecture, revealing innovation potential transposable in architectural production and identifying optimization processes of constructions. Translating in concrete terms the development concepts involved in the respective scales of a neighborhood, a building or a construction component, the steps taken by the laboratory lie in a holistic, interdisciplinary and evaluative approach. Founded in August 2010, LAST is initiating several interdisciplinary research projects in this starting development phase. Keywords Sustainable architecture, urban and architectural project, regeneration of urban wasteland, sustainable districts, energy efficient buildings, sustainable construction technologies.

2006-2010 Significant Publications JOURNAL ARTICLES Rey E., “From Derelict Railway Area to Sustainable Housing. Residential Buildings in the Ecoparc District of Neuchâtel (Switzerland)”, Revista de Edificacion, 2011 (accepted). Rey E., “Das Quartier ist ein ideales Labor für die Entwicklung einer neuen Urbanität”, Forum Raumentwicklung, 2010, num. 3, pp. 27-28. Rey E., “Quartiers de villas, friches du futur ?”, Tracés, 2009, num. 7, p. 7-8. Froidevaux H., Rey E.,“Les friches industrielles, un réservoir de nouvelles urbanités”, Tracés, 2009, num. 4, p. 26-30. Rey E., “Quels processus pour la création d’un quartier durable: l’exemple du projet Ecoparc à Neuchâtel”, Urbia, num. 4, 2007, p. 123-145. BOOK CHAPTERS Rey E., “Durabilité à l’échelle du quartier: des enjeux théoriques aux expériences pratiques” in Le grand Genève au XXIe siècle: une mosaïque urbaine en quête de durabilité, Fondation Braillard, 2011 (in press). Rey E., Processus de densification urbaine: expériences liées au développement du quartier durable Ecoparc à Neuchâtel (Suisse) In Les nouvelles formes de l’aménagement. Paris: ADEF, 2009, pp. 77-98. BOOKS Rey E., “Régénérer la ville. Des friches urbaines aux quartiers durables”. Lausanne: Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2012 (in press). Rey E., “Régénération des friches urbaines et développement durable. Vers une évaluation intégrée à la dynamique du projet.” Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2011 (in press). Rey E., “Quartiers durables”. Bern: Office fédéral du développement territorial / Office fédéral de l’énergie, 2011. Rey E., “Nachhaltige Quartiere. Herausforderungen und Chancen für die urbane Entwicklung”. Bern: Bundesamt für Raumentwicklung / Bundesamt für Energie, 2011. Rey E., “Quartieri sostenibili. Sfide e opportunità per lo sviluppo urbano”. Berna: Ufficio federale dello sviluppo territoriale / Ufficio federale dell’energia, 2011.

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CONFERENCE PAPERS Rey E., “Quartiers de villas: vers une inversion de tendance ?” in Actes du colloque “La maison individuelle, vers ou envers des paysages soutenables ?”. Paris, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, 2011 (à paraître). Frei W., Rey E., “Du territoire au détail” in “ClimatS”, Les Conférences de Malaquais, Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais Paris Malaquais, Paris, 2011 (in press). Rey E., “Construire la ville sur la ville: l’exemple du quartier Ecoparc à Neuchâtel (Suisse)” in “Pour limiter l’étalement urbain, l’urbanisation autour des gares”, Séminaire “Repères européens”, Agence d’urbanisme pour le développement de l’agglomération lyonnaise, 2010, pp. 77-91. Rey E., “Integration of energy issues into the design process of sustainable neighborhoods” in Proceedings of PLEA 2006, 23rd international Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Geneva, 2006, pp. 679-682.

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Sustainable Districts 2009-2011 Federal Office for Territorial Development HOLISTIC 2007-2012 Concerto European Research Programme

CHF 18,500.CHF 1,200,000.-

Comparative analysis of energy issues of urban and rural districts 2006-2007 Federal Office for Energy

CHF 20,000.-

USE IT 2006-2007 Federal Office for Housing and private partners

CHF 92,000.-

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Collaborations & Networks

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Academic institutions

European Gustave Magnel Prize 2009

Prof. Marilyne Andersen, head of LIPID, EPFL

ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS (AS BAUART PARTNER)

Prof. Olivier Crevoisier, head of GRET, University of Neuchâtel

Distinction Romande d’Architecture (DRA) 2010 – Nomination Holzpreis Schweiz – Prix Lignum 2009 – Distinction Prix cantonal du développement durable en entreprise (PRIDE) 2008 – Nomination Prix Section Suisse Occidentale de l’Association suisse pour l’aménagement national (ASPAN-SO) 2007 DIFA Award 2006 – Nomination Distinction Romande d’Architecture (DRA) 2006 – Nomination

ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS (AS BAUART PARTNER) Bauart Architectes et Urbanistes SA Neuchâtel, Willi Frei, Stefan Graf, Peter C. Jacob, Emmanuel Rey, Yorick Ringeisen, Marco Ryter: - 1 prize Microtechnologies Institute Building, Neuchâtel, 2010 (collaboration with ERNE) st

- 1st prize Multifunctional building, ARA Region Bern AG, Bern, 2008 - 4th prize New office complexe, Liebefeld, 2007 - 1st prize Conversion of the Progymnasium, Bern, 2007 (collaboration with Allreal) - 1st prize Conversion of the Cadolles Hospital area, Neuchâtel, 2006 (collaboration with Bernasconi EG) - 5th prize IDHEAP Building, Lausanne, 2006 - 1st prize Masterplan for the area between the railway station and the lake, Yverdon-les-Bains, 2006 - 1st prize University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland Building, Olten, 2006

Prof. André De Herde, head of Architecture et Climat, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium Prof. Niels De Temmerman, head of Transformable Structures, Brussels Faculty of Engineering, Belgium Prof. Pascal Gontier, Full Professor at the ENSA ParisMalaquais and Administrator of ICEB, Paris Prof. Vincent Kaufmann, head of LASUR, EPFL Dr. Sylvain Perret, Human Ecology Group, University of Geneva

Public agencies Anne-Claude DuPasquier, Sustainable Development, Federal Office for Territorial Development, Bern Alain Garès, Head of Urban and Sustainable Development, City of Toulouse and Grand Toulouse Michel Kammermann, Federal Administration observer in the Steering Committee of the Swiss National Research Programme NRP 54 Ulrick Liman, resp. Sustainable Development, City of Lausanne Yves Roulet, Head of Energy and Environment Unit, Canton of Vaud

Privates companies Cyril Baumann, ERNE Holzbau AG, Laufenburg Prof. Pierre Chuard, Director, Sorane SA, Lausanne Alain Guye, Director, Globalité, Neuchâtel Dr. Louis Laret, Head of Sustainable Construction Department, SECO, Belgium

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor

Steffi Neubert, Associate, Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG, Basel Pierre Renaud, Director, Planair, La Sagne

Studio BA3 DENSE AGAIN – From Urban Design to Constructive Detail Studio BA4 DENSE AGAIN – From Urban Design to Constructive Detail Building technology and materials II Building technology and materials VI ENAC week Energy and the City meet to the challenges of sustainable development UE ENAC Sustainable construction

Master UE K Environmental concepts and criteria

In progress – Reorganization process Theoretical courses in the domain “Sustainable Architecture and Buildings Technologies” (co-steering with Prof. Marilyne Andersen)

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Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory

Christophe Ancey

Associate Professor

Christophe Ancey has a PhD and an engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale de Paris (1997) and the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (1993). Trained as a hydraulics engineer and fluid mechanician, he did his doctoral work on theoretical aspects in fluid mechanics. He has done consulting work in the field of avalanches and torrential floods since 1997. He was appointed in 1998 at Cemagref in Grenoble to investigate fluid rheology problems of particular relevance to geophysics. He arrived at EPFL in late 2003. International scientific recognition has allowed him to work with scientists at the cutting edge of fluid mechanics and geophysics. He was also asked to serve on the editorial board of scientific journals (e.g., Water Resources Research in 2004). In late 2008, he was tenured as an associate professor at EPFL.

Current group 1 Associate Professor 1 Administrative Assistant 1 Postdoctoral Fellow 4 PhD Students 2 Technicians 1 Apprentice

LAB ResearcH InterestS LHE strives toward a better understanding of physical processes, with emphasis on hydraulic and geophysical flow problems. Research includes rheology and fluid dynamics of geophysical flows and the resulting hazards, with the aim of modeling water-induced hazards such as torrential floods and avalanches. We experimentally investigate various problems: (1) the dynamics of free-surface flows on steep slopes (e.g., motion of a fixed volume of fluid down a slope); (2) the physics of particulate flows (e.g. particle transport in a turbulent flows); (3) hydrodynamics of waterways (e.g., coupling between turbulence and bedforms in shallow streams).

Keywords Rheology, fluid dynamics, mudflows, debris flows, avalanches, sediment transport, inverse problem, granular flow, suspension, two-phase flow. 2006-2010 Significant Publications S. Wiederseiner, N. Andreini, G. Épely-Chauvin and C. Ancey, Refractive index matching in concentrated particle suspensions: A review, Experiments in Fluids, (on line), 2011. S. Wiederseiner, N. Andreini, G. Épely-Chauvin, G. Moser, M. Monnereau, N. Gray, and C. Ancey, Experimental investigation into segregating granular flows down chutes, Physics of Fluids, 23, 013301, 2011.

C. Ancey, R. M. Iverson, M. Rentschler, and R. P. Denlinger, “An exact solution for ideal dam-break floods on steep slopes,” Water Resources Research 44 (2008) W01430. Ancey, C., A. Davison, T. Böhm, M. Jodeau, and P. Frey, Entrainment and motion of coarse particles in a shallow stream down a steep slope, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 595, 83-114, 2007.

J.M.N.T. Gray and C. Ancey, “Multi-component particle size segregation in shallow granular avalanches,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 678 (2011) 535-588

C. Ancey, Cochard, S., Wiederseiner, S. and Rentschler, M., Existence and features of similarity solutions for non-Boussinesq gravity currents, Physica D, 226, 32-54, 2007.

V. Hergault, P. Frey, F. Métivier, C. Barat, C. Ducottet, T. Böhm, & C. Ancey, “Particle tracking velocimetry for the study of bedload transport of two-size mixtures of spherical particles in a supercritical flow,” Experiments in Fluids 49 (2010) 1095-1107.

C. Ancey, Plasticity and geophysical flows: A review, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, (142) 4-35, 2007.

C. Ancey, Stochastic modelling in sediment dynamics: the Exner equation for planar-bed incipientbedloadtransport conditions, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, F00A11, 2010. N. Gray & C. Ancey. Segregation, recirculation and deposition of coarse particles near twodimensional avalanche fronts, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 629, 387-423, 2009. C. Ancey & S. Cochard, The dam-break problem for Herschel-Bulkley fluids down steep flumes, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 158, 73-84, 2009. C. Ancey, S. Cochard, & M. Andreini, “Dam-break problem for viscous fluids in the high-capillarynumber limit,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 624 (2009) 1-22. J. Fang, A. Parriaux, M. Rentschler, and C. Ancey, “Enhancing SPH for incompressible viscous flows using a corrected particle approximation within an energy-based framework,” Applied Numerical Mathematics 59 (2009) 251-271. S. Cochard & C. Ancey, “Experimental investigation of the spreading of viscoplastic fluids on inclined planes,” Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 158 (2009) 73-84.

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S. Cochard & C. Ancey, Tracking the free surface of time-dependent flows: Image processing for the dam-break problem, Experiments in Fluids, 44, 59-71, 2008.

B. Turnbull, J. McElwaine, C. Ancey, The Kulikovskiy-Sveshnikova-Beghin Model of Powder Snow Avalanches: Development and Application, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, F01004, 2007. C. Ancey, S. Cochard, S. Wiederseiner and M. Rentschler, Front dynamics of supercritical nonBoussinesq gravity currents, Water Resources Research, 42, W08424, 2006. C. Ancey, T. Böhm, M. Jodeau, and P. Frey, “Statistical description of sediment transport experiments,” Physical Review E 74 (2006) 011302. T. Böhm, C. Duccotet, C. Ancey, P. Frey and J.-L. Reboud, “Two-dimensional motion of a set of particles in a free surface flow with image processing,” Experiments in Fluids 41 (2006) 1-11. selected PhD theses Measurements of time-dependent free-surface viscoplastic flows down steep slopes. Cochard, Steve; Ancey, Christophe (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2007. Rheophysics of concentrated particle suspensions in a Couette cell using a refractive index matching technique. Wiederseiner, Sébastien; Ancey, Christophe (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Kraftwerk Göschenen AG, 2010 OFEN, 2009-2011

Collaborations & Networks CHF 21,520.CHF 138,000.-

AXA, 2009/postdoc, 2010-2011

EUR 60,000.-

MICS, PH3, 2009-2011

CHF 93,150.-

Anton Schleiss, EPFL CCES-funded project Advanced process understanding and prediction of hydrological extremes and Complex Hazards Project “Erosion unduced by dam break flows on steep slopes” (Swiss Federal Agency of Energy)

MICS, PH2, 2005-2009

CHF 186,370.-

CCES APUNCH, 2008-2011

CHF 106,975.-

CCES EXTREMES, 2007-2010

CHF 146,000.-

CCES TRAMM, 2006-2010

CHF 171,000.-

CCES-funded Project Spatial extremes and environmental sustainability: Statistical methods and applications in geophysics and environment

SNSF, 200021-129538, 2011-2013

CHF 173,040.-

Physics of sediment transport

SNSF, R’Equip, 2010-2011

CHF 125,000.-

Paolo Burlando, ETHZ, Dieter Rickenmann, WSL

SNSF, 200021-105193, 2005-2008

CHF 219,889.-

SNSF, 200020-109349, 2005-2006

CHF 34,640.-

Project Apunch, Advanced process understanding and prediction of hydrological extremes and complex hazards

SNSF 200020-100383, 2003-2007

CHF 135,516.-

Peter Lehman, WSL, Dani Or ETHZ

Monte-Verità Foundation/SNSF

CHF 20,000.-

CCES-funded Project Tramm, Triggering of rapid mass movements in steep terrain

EU–HYDRALAB-IP, 2006-2010

EUR 183,319.-

Marc Parlange and Anthony Davidson, EPFL

Jean-Daniel Rouillier and Eric Bardou, Crealp (Canton of Valais) Field survey of sediment transport for the Navisence river

Edoardo Charbon, (EPFL) TU Delft

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Fluid Mechanics

Master Dam Breaks and Floods Hydrologic Risk Management

PhD program(s) Fluid Rheology and Dynamics

MICS-funded Project “Real-Time Avalanche and Landslide Analysis through Sensor Networks” MICS-funded Project “Sensor Networks in the Environment”

Neil Balmforth, Ian Frigaard, University of British Columbia Organisation of conference in Monte Verità on viscoplasticity

Nico Gray, University of Manchester Joint work on segregating granular flows

Roger Denlinger, Richard M. Iverson, U.S. Geological Survey Collaboration on debris flow mechanics Numerical simulation of granular suspensions

Philippe Frey, Cemagref (Grenoble) Experiments on sediment transport in mountain streams

Bernard Pouligny, University of Bordeaux Rheometry of concentrated suspensions

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Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Laboratory

Katrin Beyer

Assistant professor tenure track

Katrin Beyer earned a diploma in civil engineering at ETHZ in 2001. From 2001-2003 she worked for the Advanced Technology Group of Arup in London on projects related to seismic engineering, structural dynamics and impact engineering. She then continued her studies at the ROSE School in Italy, where in 2007 she completed a doctorate in seismic engineering. From 2008-2010 she was a post-doctoral researcher at ETHZ. In March 2010, she was appointed assistant professor at EPFL. Beyer is on the teaching board of the ROSE School and a board member of the Swiss Society of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.

Current group 1 Assistant Professor 1 Administrative Assistant 4 PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS EESD is focused on three research projects, all related to the performance-based seismic design of reinforced concrete (RC) and unreinforced masonry (URM) structures. The projects concern: the seismic behavior of mixed RC-URM wall buildings; the seismic behavior and design of RC core wall buildings and the force-deformation characteristics of spandrel elements in URM buildings. The lab combines experimental testing of critical components with numerical and mechanical modeling with the objective of deriving new design guidelines and modeling recommendations that capture the real behavior of structures during earthquakes. EPFL facilities will allow the lab to perform quasi-static cyclic tests of structural components and sub-assemblages. The lab will also conduct dynamic tests of an entire building constructed at half-scale at the TREES laboratory in Italy. Preparatory work includes the development of reduced-scale model brick masonry with similar properties as the prototype. Keywords Performance-based seismic design and assessment of structures, displacement-based design, seismic behavior of reinforced concrete and unreinforced masonry structures, large-scale testing, structural dynamics.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Beyer, K., Dazio, A. (2011) “Quasi-static monotonic and cyclic tests on composite spandrels” Accepted in: Earthquake Spectra. Beyer, K. and Dazio, A. (2011) Modelling of spandrel elements in URM structures with RC slabs or ring beams. Proceedings of the 11th North American Masonry Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 5-8, 2011. Dazio, A. and Beyer, K. (2011) Experimental investigation of the effect of the longitudinal reinforcement content of rung beams on the cyclic behaviour of masonry spandrels. Proceedings of the 11th North American Masonry Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 5-8. Beyer, K., Dazio, A. and Priestley, M.J.N. (2011) “Shear deformations of slender RC walls under seismic loading,” ACI Structural Journal 108(2), p. 167-177. Dazio, A. and Beyer, K. (2010) “Comportamento e analisi non lineare di nuclei in calcestruzzo armato (Behaviour and nonlinear analysis of RC core walls),” Progettazione sismica 2(2), p. 35-55, 2010. Beyer, K. and Wenk, T. (2010) “Das Verhalten von Gebäuden mit Stahlbetontragwänden während des Erdbebens Centro-Sur in Chile am 27.2.2010 (Behaviour of buildings with reinforced concrete walls during the Centro-Sur earthquake on February 27, 2010),” Der Bauingenieur 85, S10-S20.

selected PhD theses Seismic behaviour of mixed RC-URM wall structures and their force-based design and assessment. Alessandro Paparo, since April 2010. Deformation-based design of URM and mixed RC-URM buildings. Sarah Petry, since Dec. 2010. Seismic design and analysis of RC core subjected to multi-directional loading. Raluca Constantin, since Jan. 2011.

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Seismic behaviour of mixed reinforced concrete – unreinforced masonry wall structures (CoMa-WallS), 2007-2013 European Community’s 7th Framework Programme CHF ~140,000.Seismic design and assessment of reinforced concrete core walls, 2011-2013 Swiss NSF Division II Project Grant CHF 198,000.-

Dazio, A. and Beyer, K. (2010) “Seismic behaviour of different types of masonry spandrels,” Proc. of the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ohrid, Macedonia. Braun, B., Rupf, M., Beyer, K. and Dazio, A. (2010) “Quasi-static cyclic tests of two prefabricated, reinforced masonry walls,” Proc. of the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ohrid, Macedonia. Beyer, K., Abo-El-Ezz, A. and Dazio, A. (2010) “Experimental investigation of the cyclic behaviour of unreinforced masonry spandrels,” Proc. of the 9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Canada.

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2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Collaborations & Networks

Master

Dr. Alessandro Dazio, Reinforced Concrete Research Section, EUCENTRE, Italy

Seismic Engineering

Prof. Guido Magenes, Dr. Andrea Penna, Dr. Maria Rota, Masonry and Monuments Research Section, EUCENTRE, Italy Prof. Avigdor Rutenberg, Technion, Israel Dr. Pierino Lestuzzi, IMAC, EPFL Dr. Christoph Butenweg, RWTH Aachen, Germany Prof. Baris Binici and Prof. Altug Erberik, METU, Turkey

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Structural Maintenance and Safety Laboratory

Eugen Brühwiler

Full Professor

Eugen Brühwiler completed his diploma in civil engineering at ETHZ in 1983 and received his doctoral degree from EPFL in 1988 with a thesis entitled “Fracture Mechanics of Dam Concrete Subjected to Quasi-static and Seismic Loading Conditions.” He has been professor of structural engineering at EPFL and head of the Laboratory of Maintenance, Construction and Safety for Civil Structures (MCS), often considered the first chair worldwide devoted exclusively to existing civil structures, since 1995. He was project manager and structural engineer with the management of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) from 1991 to 1994.

Current group

1 1 1 7

Full Professor Administrative Assistant Senior Scientist (MER) Doctoral Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS Methods for the detailed examination of existing structures (“examineering”) are developed with the ultimate goal of limiting construction intervention (and thus the owner’s expenditure) to a strict minimum. If interventions are necessary, their objective is to improve the structure. This goal is clearly in agreement with the principles of sustainable development. MCS research activities have the following two main goals: 1) Development of more detailed “examineering” methods for civil structures to enable more sustainable maintenance and life cycle approaches by using on-site measurements of material and structural properties as well as data from monitoring. 2) Dissemination of MCS’s innovative approach for durable maintenance interventions on existing concrete structures using ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete and other improved materials. Keywords Existing structures, examineering, Ultra-High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete, sustainable structures, maintenance interventions, time dependent response of fibre reinforced cementitious materials.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Conciatori, D., Laferrière, F., Brühwiler, E., Comprehensive modeling of chloride ion and water ingress into concrete considering thermal and carbonation state for a real climate, Cement and Concrete Research, 40, 2010, p.109-118.

Charron, J.-P., Denarié, E., Brühwiler, E. (2006) Permeability of Ultra High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concretes (UHPFRC) under high stresses, Materials and Structures, Vol. 40, No 3 (March), 2007, pp. 269-277.

Wuest, J., Denarié, E., Brühwiler, E., Tamarit, L., Kocher, M., Galluci, E., Tomography analysis of fiber distribution and orientation in Ultra High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Composites with high-fiber dosages. Experimental Techniques, Volume 33, Issue 5, September/October 2009, pp. 50-55(6), (Published Online: Oct 9 2008), Society for Experimental Mechanics.

Habel K., Denarié E., Brühwiler E., Experimental Investigation of Composite Ultra-High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete and Conventional Concrete Members, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 104, No 1, 2007, pp. 93-101.

Kamen, A., Denarié, E., Sadouki, H., Brühwiler, E., Evaluation of UHPFRC activation energy using empirical models, Materials and Structures, Vol. 42, No 7, 2009, pp. 527-537.

Habel K., Denarié E., Brühwiler E., Structural response of elements combining Ultrahigh-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concretes (UHPFRC) and reinforced concrete, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 132, No. 11, November 2006, pp. 1793-1800.

Ludescher, H., Brühwiler, E., Dynamic amplification of traffic loads on road bridges, Structural Engineering International, Volume 19, Number 2, May 2009, 190-197(8).

Habel K., Charron J.P., Denarié E., Brühwiler E., Autogenous deformations and viscoelasticity of UHPFRC in structures, Magazine of Concrete Research, vol. 58, No. 3, April 2006 pp.135-156.

Conciatori, D., Brühwiler, E., Morgenthaler, S., Calculation of reinforced concrete corrosion initiation probabilities using the Rosenblueth method. International Journal of Reliability and Safety, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2009, pp. 345-362.

selected PhD theses Structural Response of Reinforced UHPFRC and RC Composite Members. Oesterlee, Cornelius; Brühwiler, Eugen (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

Menétrey, Ph., Brühwiler, E., Design and experimental investigation of the joints of inclined struts for the widening of bridge deck slabs, Structural Engineering International, IABSE Zurich, November 2008, pp. 337-342.

Reinforced concrete bridges under increased railway traffic loads: fatigue behaviour and safety measures. Herwig, Andrin; Brühwiler, Eugen (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2008.

Conciatori, D., Sadouki, H., Brühwiler, E., Capillary suction and diffusion model for chloride ingress into concrete, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 38, Issue 12, December 2008, pp. 14011408.

Comportement au jeune âge et différé d’un BFUP écrouissant sous les effets thermomécaniques. Kamen, Aicha; Brühwiler, Eugen (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2007.

Kamen, A., Denarié, E., Sadouki, H., Brühwiler, E., Thermo-mechanical response of UHPFRC at early age – experimental study and numerical simulation. Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 38, Issue 6, June 2008, pp. 822-831.

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Menétrey, Ph., Brühwiler, E. – 2008 IABSE Outstanding Paper Award

Bachelor

Noshiravani, T., Brühwiler, E. – Award for the 2nd best paper, 8th fib PhD Symposium 2010

Master

Safety and reliability Aesthetics of civil structures Existing structures I: Security and continuity

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

Existing structures II: Interventions

Structural examination of railway bridges for future traffic demands using monitoring data, 2010-2014 VALE, Brazil CHF 743,000.-

Materials and structures

Risk management UE: Environment and civil engineering

TEAM – Training in European Asset Management, 2009-2013 EU, FP7 – Marie Curie Project CHF 685,000.-

UE F: Architecture and rehabilitation

Fatigue of bridge deck slabs strengthened with reinforced UHPFRC, 2009-2012 OFROU (Swiss Federal Highway Agency) CHF 268,000.-

Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue of Structures

Time-dependent mechanical response of strain hardening UHPFRC under high tensile stresses, 2008-2010 SNSF – Swiss National Science Fund CHF 122,000.-

PhD Program(s) Experimental Investigation in Structural Mechanics

Collaborations & Networks

Early age behaviour of “green” UHPFRC with high GGBFS content, 2006-2007 SNSF – Swiss National Science Fund CHF 89,000.-

Prof. Thomas Vogel, Prof. Michael Faber, Prof. Bryan Adey, ETH, BAUG, Zürich

ARCHES – Assessment and Rehabilitation of Central European Highway Structures, 2006-2009 EU, FP6 CHF 502,000.-

Prof. Joan Casas, Technical University (UPC) of Barcelona

UHPFRC for increasing the efficiency of the maintenance of reinforced concrete road structures, 2006-2008 OFROU (Swiss Federal Highway Agency) CHF 230,000.-

Dr. Johannes Hugenschmidt, EMPA, Dübendorf Prof. Pierre Rossi, LCPC, Paris Prof. Manfred Curbach, Technical University Dresden, Germany Prof. Karsten Geissler, Technical University Berlin, Germany Prof. Lennart Elfgren, University of Lulea, Sweden

UHPFRC and steel reinforcement for improving structural behaviour of composite UHPFRC, 2006-2009 RC members CTI, Cemsuisse, Swiss Steel CHF 670,000.-

Prof. Ales Snidaric, University of Ljubliana, Slovenia

Sustainable Bridges – Fatigue of existing RC railway bridges under higher traffic loads, 2003-2007 EU, FP6 CHF 343,000.-

Prof. Victor Saouma, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Prof. Eugene O’Brien, Prof. Ciaran McNally, University of Dublin, Ireland Prof. Dan Frangopol, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA Prof. Branko Glisic, Prof. David Billington, Princeton University, USA Prof. Jean-Philippe Charron, Prof. Bruno Massicotte, Ecole Polytechnique Montréal, Canada Prof. Ayaho Miyamoto, Yamaguchi University, Ube, Japan Prof. Minoru Kunieda, Nagoya University, Japan Prof. Keitetsu Rokugo, Gifu University, Japan Prof. Tulio Bittencourt, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Traffic Facilities Laboratory

AndrE-Gilles Dumont

Full Professor

André-Gilles Dumont was born in la Brévine (NE) in 1951 and obtained his diploma in civil engineering from EPFL in 1976. He then worked at an engineering bureau and managed construction of various buildings until 1979. Afterwards, he joined LAVOC to develop a methodology for the fullscale testing of road superstructures. This activity is being continued at an international level by two groups of scientific experts at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD. Parallel to the development of LAVOC and the execution of a number of mandates for third parties, he has been the author of many studies in the domain of granular materials and bituminous materials modified by polymers. He has been professor and director of LAVOC since 1991.

Current group 1 Full Professor 1 Administrative Assistant 1 Senior Scientist 5 PhD Students 1 Laboratory Manager 2 Laboratory Technicians 1 Apprentice 1 Archivist 1 Computer Engineer

LAB ResearcH InterestS Three main themes are currently being developed: higher-performance roads (strong sound absorption, minimal environmental impact, high adherence); the optimization of traffic flow (detection of risk, use of emergency lanes); railway infrastructures (reduction of maintenance procedures, optimization of ballast tamping).

Keywords Road materials, road security, traffic modeling, railway infrastructure, maintenance of ballast.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Mapping Personal Trip OD from Probe Data. E. Chung and M. Kuwahara. International Journal of ITS Research, vol. 5, num. 1, p. 1-6, 2007. Development and implementation of the areawide Dynamic ROad traffic NoisE (DRONE) simulator. A. Bhaskar, E. Chung and M. Kuwahara. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, vol. 12, num. 5, p. 371-378, 2007. Urban network travel time estimation from stop-line loop detector data and signal controller data. A. Bhaskar, E. Chung, M. Kuwahara, O. de Mouzon and A.-G. Dumont. Urban Transport XIII: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century, p. 147-156, WIT Transactions on The Built Environment, Vol 96, 2007. Can safety indicators assess and monitor road traffic risk in real-time? Investigation of two safety indicators on Swiss motorways. O. de Mouzon, M.-H. Pham, N.-E. El Faouzi and E. Chung. Advances in Transportation Studies. An International Journal, vol. 15, p. 81-96, 2008. Projet initial – Enrobés bitumeux à faibles impacts énergétiques et écologiques. N. Bueche, A.-G. Dumont, A. Angst, USS 2008/502.

Real-Time Identification of Risk-Prone Traffic Patterns Taking into Account Weather Conditions. M.-H. Pham, N.-E. El Faouzi and A.-G. Dumont. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, January 24-27, 2011. Methodology for Developing Real-time Motorway Traffic Risk Identification Models Using Individual Vehicle Data. M.-H. Pham, A. Bhaskar, E. Chung and A.-G. Dumont. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, January 24-27, 2011. selected PhD theses Dynamic urban origin-destination matrix estimation methodology. Bert, Emmanuel; Dumont, AndréGilles (dir.); Chung, Edward (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009.

Estimation of travel time on urban networks with midlink sources and sinks. A. Bhaskar, E. Chung and A.-G. Dumont. Transportation Research Record, num. 2121, p. 41-54, 2009.

A methodology (CUPRITE) for urban network travel time estimation by integrating multisource data. Bhaskar, Ashish; Dumont, André-Gilles (dir.); Chung, Edward (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009.

Actions microclimatique et environnementale des ouvrages d’art routier. D. Conciatori, E. Brühwiler and A.-G. Dumont. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 36, num. 4, p. 628-638, 2009.

Comportement du ballast sous l’action du bourrage et du trafic ferroviaire. Paderno, Chiara; Dumont, André-Gilles (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

Warm asphalt bituminous mixtures with regards to energy, emissions and performance. N. Bueche. Young Researchers Seminar (YRS), Torino, June 03-05, 2009.

2006-2010 AWARDS

Transport Simulation: Beyond Traditional Approaches. E. Chung and A.-G. Dumont. EPFL Press, Lausanne, 2009, 9781420095098.

Patrick Rychen – 2nd ENAC poster prize, EPFL 2010

Analysis for the Use of Cumulative Plots for Travel Time Estimation on Signalized Network. A. Bhaskar, E. Chung and A.-G. Dumont. International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Research, 2010.

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Random Forest Models for Identifying Motorway Rear-End Crash Risks Using Disaggregate Traffic Data and Meteorological Information. M.-H. Pham, A. Bhaskar, E. Chung and A.-G. Dumont. 13th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Madeira Island, Portugal, 19-22 September 2010.

Ashish Bhaskar – VSS prize for his thesis 2010 Minh-Hai Pham – COST-TUD Prize Conference Grant for Early Stage Researchers 2011

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2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Collaborations & Networks

Bachelor

NEARCTIS

Transport infrastructures design

NEARCTIS is an academic network gathering the main teams working on the field of traffic management and optimisation, with a particular focus on cooperative systems for road traffic optimisation, but it covers a wider scope as it appears that cooperative systems have to be integrated into the whole traffic management systems.

Urban and regional planning and equipments UE ENAC Urban neighborhoods, infrastructures and sustainable development UE ENAC Acoustics and mobility

Master

Environment and civil engineering

This aims to develop systems able to cope with what are the main problems at stake: safety, energy consumption, environmental impacts and congestion as an obstacle to elaborating the main elements of this research institute: building a consistent research program, defining a set of shared resources (data, experimental means, bibliographical databases), organising the spreading of knowledge and research results.

PhD program(s)

OPTIMUM

Intelligent Transportation Systems

In this project three leading research teams collaborate with the aim of developing innovative solutions for intelligent urban mobility to address urban mobility challenges. The collaborating partners have complementary expertise and common vision and interest for ITS research. The partners involved are two European institutions (EPFL and INRETS) and one Australian university (QUT).

Transport infrastructures Transport and Telematic Infrastructure maintenance management Integration within the environment

Continuing Education Training for VSS safety auditors

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

TRACE

OFROU financing

40%

COST financing

20%

CTI financing

20%

TraCE is the interface between EPFL and the external world (private and public sectors) for all questions related to the transportation and mobility of people and goods.

VALE financing

20%

LITEP Prof. Dumont became responsible for LITEP on January 1st, 2008. A strong link is being established between the two laboratories and contacts are engaged in common with the SBB railway themes.

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Composite Construction Laboratory

Thomas Keller

Full Professor

Thomas Keller obtained a degree in civil engineering from ETHZ in 1983. He then worked for several years at the architecture and engineering office of Santiago Calatrava. In 1992, he received his PhD from ETHZ. In 1998, he was elected to the position of associate professor, and, in 2007, full professor of structures at EPFL. Thomas Keller founded the Composite Construction Laboratory (CCLab) in 2000. During the last five years, he has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and participated in 19 scientific committees of international conferences. Thomas Keller is a founding and council member of the International Institute for Fiber-reinforced polymers in Construction (IIFC) and a founding and executive committee member of the Composite Bridge Alliance Europe (COBRAE).

Current group

1 1 2 8

Full Professor Administrative Assistant Senior Scientists PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS The CCLab’s research mission is to make significant contributions to the development of a new generation of innovative high-performance infrastructure systems. Research interests are focused on composite or hybrid materials and engineering structures with an emphasis on lightweight structures and fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials. Current research at the CCLab focuses on five research areas: material-tailored structural concepts (lightweight, hybrid, freeform, sandwich structures); connection technologies (adhesive bonding); system safety (system ductility and redundancy, fire endurance); multi-functionality (integration of static, architectural, building physics, energy supply functions); long-term performance (fatigue, environmental durability). Keywords Fiber-reinforced polymers, lightweight structures, sandwich structures, adhesive bonding, multi-functionality, fatigue, fire endurance.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Manshadi BD, Vassilopoulos AP, Keller T. Shear Buckling of Thin-Walled GFRP Beam Webs. Journal of Composites for Construction, in press. Keller T, Vassilopoulos AP, Manshadi BD. Thermomechanical behavior of multifunctional GFRP sandwich structures with encapsulated photovoltaic cells. Journal of Composites for Construction 14/4 (2010) 470-478. Zhang Y, Vassilopoulos AP, Keller T. Mixed-mode fracture of adhesively-bonded pultruded composite lap joints. Engineering Fracture Mechanics 77/100 (2010) 2712-2726. De Castro J, Keller T. Design of robust and ductile FRP structures incorporating ductile adhesive joints. Composites Part B 41/2 (2010) 148-156. Bai Y, Keller T. Modeling of mechanical response of FRP composites in fire. Composites Part A 40/6-7 (2009) 731-738.

Through-thickness performance of adhesive connections between FRP bridge decks and steel main girders. Schollmayer, Martin; Keller, Thomas (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009. Hybrid FRP-lightweight concrete sandwich system for engineering structures. Schaumann, Erika; Keller, Thomas (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2008.

2006-2010 AWARDS Thomas Keller – Innovation Award of JEC Composites 2007 Thomas Keller – Promotion from associate to full professor 2007 Thomas Keller – Mirko Ros Silver Medal, Best Paper Award 2006

Schaumann E, Vallée T, Keller T. Modeling of direct load transmission in sandwich beams with lightweight concrete. ACI Structural Journal 106/4 (2009) 435-444.

2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Bai Y, Keller T, Vallée T. Modeling of stiffness properties of FRP composites under elevated and high temperatures. Composites Science and Technology 68 (2008) 3099-3106.

Structures and materials I

Keller T, Haas Ch, Vallée T. Structural concept, design and experimental verification of a GFRP sandwich roof structure. Journal of Composites for Construction 12/4 (2008) 454-468.

Bachelor Structures and materials II UE ENAC Architecture and structures – lightweight construction

Zhang Y, Keller T. Progressive failure process of adhesively bonded joints composed of pultruded GFRP. Composites Science and Technology 68/2 (2007) 461-470.

Master

Keller T, Bai Y, Vallée T. Long-term performance of a glass fiber reinforced polymer truss bridge. Journal of Composites for Construction 11/1 (2007) 99-108.

Complex structures

Keller T, Tracy C, Hugi E. Fire endurance of loaded and liquid-cooled GFRP slabs for construction. Composites Part A 37/7 (2006) 1055-1067.

PhD program(s)

Keller T, Gürtler H. Design of hybrid bridge girders with adhesively bonded and compositely acting FRP deck. Composite Structures 74/2 (2006) 202-212.

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selected PhD theses Material and structural performance of fiber-reinforced polymer composites at elevated and high temperatures. Bai, Yu; Keller, Thomas (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009.

UE E Architecture and structures Advanced Composites in Engineering Structures Selected Topics on Advanced Composites in Engineering Structures

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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

Collaborations & Networks

Development of a hybrid-FRP sandwich bridge deck, 2010-2013 3A Composites, Altenrhein CHF 815,000.-

Collaborations

Thermomechanical long-term behavior of composite sandwich structures with encapsulated photovoltaic cells, 2010-2013 EPFL Middle East, RAK CHF 233,300.Fatigue life prediction methodology for adhesively-bonded FRP joints under spectrum loading patterns, 2008-2011 Swiss National Science Foundation NSF CHF 309,450.Multipurpose hydraulic testing system, 2008-2009 Swiss National Science Foundation NSF CHF 150,000.EPFL-VPAA CHF 150,000.Multifunktionales Bausystem aus GFK Zellkernsandwichen für tragende Gebäudehüllen, 2008-2011 Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency CTI CHF 195,000.Scobalit AG, Ernst Basler+Partner AG CHF 195,000.Fiber reinforced polymer composites under elevated and high temperature – Phase 2, 2007-2009 Swiss National Science Foundation NSF CHF 104,450.Survey of winterized tents, 2007 UNHCR

CHF 40,000.-

Fatigue of adhesively bonded joints from pultruded GFRP composites – Phase 2, 2006-2008 Swiss National Science Foundation NSF CHF 100,863.Strukturelle Klebstoffe für Brücken: Charakterisierung und Dauerhaftigkeit, 2006-2009 Swiss Federal Roads Authority FEDRO CHF 260,000.Sika AG CHF 90,000.Ultralight photovoltaic structures – Strategic project Solar Impulse, EPFL joint project of the laboratories LTC (Manson), ICOM (Hirt), LPI (Grätzel), CMCS (Quarteroni), 2006-2008 Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency CTI, CCLab portion CHF 91,500.-

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EPFL: LTC, LMAF, LESO, within Structural Engineering Group (GIS) of IIC EMPA (Profs. Meier and Motavalli), started before 2006, ongoing Virginia Tech, USA (Prof. Lesko), started before 2006 and ended during 2006-2010 University of Lyon, France (Prof. Hamelin), started before 2006, ongoing Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany (Prof. Sedlacek), started before 2006, ongoing Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany (Prof. Lange), started before 2006, ongoing University of Porto, Portugal (Prof. Correia), started before 2006, ongoing Ibaraki University, Japan (Prof. Wu), started before 2006, ongoing University of Bristol, UK (Dr. Sebastian), started during 200610, ongoing Univ. of Southern Queensland, Australia (Prof. Aravinthan), started during 2006-10, ongoing Monash University, Australia (Prof. Yu), started during 200610, ongoing Tsinghua University, China (Prof. Feng), started during 200610, ongoing

Networks IIFC: International Institute for FRP in Construction, 2003-present (founding member) COBRAE: Composite Bridge Alliance Europe, 2001-present (founding member) ISIS: Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structures, network in Canada, 2000-present

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Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Lyesse Laloui

Professeur Titulaire

Lyesse Laloui has been the director of the Soil mechanics laboratory since 2008. He received a master’s degree in civil engineering in 1987 at ENTP Algiers. He continued his studies at Ecole Centrale Paris with an advanced master’s in soil and structural mechanics in 1989, and a PhD (summa cum laude) in 1993. After a post-doc at Ecole Centrale Paris, he joined EPFL in 1994. In 2007, he was also appointed adjunct professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University. His main research areas are computational geo-mechanics, environmental geo-mechanics, and the mechanics of multiphase geo-media. He has more than 220 publications, including 95 papers listed in ISI Science Citation Index with an h-index factor of 11. He is a book series editor for Wiley-Iste and member of the editorial board of six international journals. Laloui is the recipient of the IACMAG Excellent Contributions Award in 2008.

laurent vulliet

Full Professor

Laurent Vulliet obtained his diploma in civil engineering from ETH Zurich in 1980 and became an assistant at the ISRF soil, rock and foundations laboratory at EPFL. He completed his PhD in 1986 and joined the team of Prof. C.S. Desai at the University of Arizona at Tucson as researcher and invited lecturer in 1987. He returned to Switzerland in 1989 to work in a geotechnical company and was then named full professor at EPFL in 1995. He has been founding Dean of ENAC (2002-2007) and president of the engineering firm Bonnard & Gardel in Lausanne since 2008. Current group 1 Professeur Titulaire 0.2 Full Professor 3.3 Postdoctoral Fellows 8 PhD Students 1 Research assistant 1 Senior Technician 1.25 Technicians 0.55 Administrative Assistant 3 Apprentices

LAB ResearcH InterestS Beside conventional geo-mechanical research activities, LMS gives priority to the protection of the environment, landforms and structures from geohazards and industrial damage. Our experimental and modeling resources are mobilized to understand, investigate and predict the environmental impact of new technologies such as nuclear waste disposal, natural hazards and to provide tools for the up-to-date design of geo-structures. The current aim of LMS is to develop a unique scientific way of thinking in the rapidly expanding field of multi-physical coupled processes in geo-media. This concerns the study of the behavior of geo-materials with all the complexity of their multi-scale and multi-phase (solid, liquid, gas) nature. Examples of current PhD theses under the supervision of Laloui include the prediction of the behavior of landslides due to climate change and the development of a reliable heat exchanger pile systems. Results are widely published in scientific journals. Keywords Soil mechanics, computational geo-mechanics, advanced experimental testing, environmental geo-mechanics, thermo-hydromechanical processes.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Mechanics of Unsaturated Geomaterials. Editor L. Laloui. Wiley-ISTE, 380 pages, 2010. Book of 15 chapters. Nuth M., L. Laloui, B. Schrefler, “Analysis of the compaction phenomena due to the water injection in reservoirs with a three-phase geomechanical model”. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 73, 33-40, 2010. Koliji A., L. Laloui, L. Vulliet “Constitutive modeling of unsaturated aggregated soils”. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 34: 1846-1876. doi: 10.1002/ nag.888, 2010. Laloui L., M. Nuth “On the use of the generalised effective stress in the constitutive modelling of unsaturated soils”. Computer and Geotechnics, 36 (1-2): 20-23; 10.1016/j.compgeo.2008.03.002, vol. 36, pp. 1362-1363, 2009. L. Laloui., B. François. “ACMEG-T: A Soil Thermo-Plasticity Model”. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Volume: 135, Issue: 9, pp. 932-944, 2009. Ferrari A., Laloui L., Bonnard Ch. “Hydro-Mechanical Modelling of a Natural Slope Affected by a Multiple Slip Surface Failure Mechanism”. Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, vol.52, no.3, pp.217-235, 2009. Péron H., Hueckel T, Laloui L., Hu L.B. “Fundamentals of desiccation cracking of fine-grained soils: experimental characterisation and mechanisms identification”. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 46, pp. 1177-1201, 2009.

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Laloui L., Cekerevac C. “Non-isothermal Plasticity Model for Cyclic Behaviour of Soils”. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics DOI:10.1002/NAG 629, Volume 32, Issue 5, Pages 437-460, 2008. Laloui L., Leroueil S., Chalindar S. “Modelling of the combined effect of strain rate and temperature on one-dimensional compression of soils”. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 45(12): 1765-1777, doi:10.1139/T08-093, 2008. Nuth M., L. Laloui “Effective Stress Concept in Unsaturated Soils: Clarification and Validation of a Unified Framework”. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics Vol. 32, pp. 771-801, 2008. Top most cited article in this journal in 2009. Laloui L., M. Nuth, L. Vulliet. “Experimental and numerical investigations of the behaviour of a heat exchanger pile”. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, vol. 30, pp. 763-781, 2006. Laloui L., H. Péron, F. Geiser, A. Rifa’i, L. Vulliet. “Advances in volume measurement in unsaturated triaxial tests”. Soils and Foundations, Vol. 46 N° 3, pp. 341-350, 2006. selected PhD theses Desiccation cracking of soils. Péron, Hervé; Laloui, Lyesse (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2008. Thermo-plasticity of fine-grained soils at various saturation states: application to nuclear waste disposal. François, Bertrand; Laloui, Lyesse (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2008. Constitutive modelling of unsaturated soils with hydro-geomechanical couplings. Nuth, Mathieu; Laloui, Lyesse (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009. ENAC Audit 2011 – Vol. B Laboratories © EPFL 2011


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2006-2010 AWARDS

Collaborations & Networks

Lyesse Laloui – Excellent Contributions Award of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG, 2008

Within the domain of natural hazard and climate change, our research group is participating in some of the most important national and international research projects related to landslides.

Mathieu Nuth – best European PhD thesis in Geomechanics by the European Association ALERT Geomaterials 2010

At the Swiss level, two CCES projects allow scientific transdisciplinary collaboration with 18 institutes of the EPF domain.

B. François – best European PhD thesis in Geomechanics by the European Association ALERT Geomaterials 2009 Mathieu Nuth – EPFL Chorafas prize 2009 Mathieu Nuth – best PhD thesis by the “Association universitaire de génie civil” in France 2009 T. Meynet – MS thesis, Zanelli prize 2009 A. Koliji – best European PhD thesis in Geomechanics by the European Association ALERT Geomaterials 2008 Top most cited article in 2009 in the International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics Five papers in the Top 15 hottest articles of the Journal Computer and Geotechnics

International projects include the EC-FP6 Marie Curie Research and Training Network “Mountain Risks,” including 14 partner institutes throughout Europe, and the ECFP7 large-scale integrating collaborative research project “Safeland,” composed of 25 institutions from 13 European countries. Since 2006, a strong scientific and technological collaboration has been underway with NAGRA (National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste) in the context of the thermohydro-mechanical characterization of geomaterials involved in nuclear waste storage. Within the same domain, our group has participated in the EC-FP6 “Timodaz” consortium composed of 14 participating organizations from eight European countries. Our group also has well established partnerships with Swiss FederalOffices(OFROU,OFEN,OFES).Cooperationwithindustrial partners includes research projects with Holcim, worldwide leader in cement production, and electrical companies (Swisselectric foundation and EOS Holding).

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Soil mechanics and groundwater seepage

Our group is an active member of the European network Alert Geomaterials (constituted of 27 European universities among the best in geomechanics). Prof. L. Laloui has been the vice-director of this network since 2005.

Master Geomechanics Risk analysis

PhD program(s)

International scientific collaborations with well known experts in the area of soil mechanics include (based on the co-authored papers) Prof. T. Hueckel, Duke University, Prof. R. Charlier, University of Liège, Prof. B. Schrefler, University of Padova, Prof. K. Soga, University of Cambridge, Prof. El Youssoufi, University of Montpellier, Prof. S. Lerouiel, Laval University.

Mechanics of porous media

Continuing Education Soil mechanics

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (NAGRA), 2006-2016 CHF 1,104,500.Swiss National Science Foundation, 2005-2012 CHF 845,623.Swiss Federal Offices (OFROU, OFEN, OFES), 2006-2014 CHF 745,598.European Commission, FP6 and FP7, 2007-2012 CHF 625,200.Swiss Competence Center Environment and Sustainability, 2006-2012 CHF 417,500.EOS Holding, 2010-2013

CHF 315,000.-

Swisselectric, 2008-2009

CHF 116,848.-

Holcim, 2009-2010

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Steel Structures Laboratory

jean-paul lebet Professeur Titulaire Jean-Paul Lebet received his MS and PhD degrees in civil engineering in 1975 and 1987, respectively, from EPFL. He was named research assistant in 1975, became senior scientist in 2005 and was elected Professeur Titulaire and director of ICOM in 2008. He spent six months at Lehigh University, U.S. (1988) and two months at Kanazawa University, Japan (1998) as a visiting researcher. Prof. Lebet is a member of several scientific associations such as IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering) and is active in several code committees such as Eurocode, Japanese code and Swisscode. Prof. Lebet has written more than 120 scientific publications and is the co-author of two books and several book chapters. He received the Tanaka Award from the Japanese Society of Civil Engineering for the best publication in 2004 and the Roberval Award for the best scientific book in the French language for superior teaching in 2010.

alain nussbaumer Professeur Titulaire Alain Nussbaumer completed his diploma in civil engineering at EPFL in 1988 and obtained his PhD under the supervision of Prof. John W. Fisher at Lehigh University in 1994. He worked as a research engineer at CTICM Engineering Design Consultancy in Paris until 1997, when he became project leader at the Steel Structures Laboratory (ICOM) at EPFL. He has been scientific advisor, project leader and lecturer at ICOM since 1999. Current group 2 Professeurs Titulaires 1 Administrative Assistant 2 Postdoctoral Fellows 7 PhD Students 1 Technician

LAB ResearcH InterestS The Steel Structures Laboratory (ICOM) has activities in steel structures, steel and concrete composite structures and structural glass. The laboratory is especially involved in research in the fields of fatigue strength of welded constructions and of steel-concrete composite bridges. In these two fields, it is recognized worldwide for the results of its research. Research in the field of existing bridges, regarding their safety, remaining lifetime and the actualization of the traffic loads is also a current subject at the lab. Lastly, for about ten years, the laboratory has been carrying out original research in Switzerland in the field of the behavior and safety of glass as a load-carrying element in structures. Keywords Composite construction, fatigue of welded construction, loading model, structural safety, structural glass.

2006-2010 Significant Publications D. Mocibob and J. Belis. Coupled experimental and numerical investigation of structural glass panels with small slenderness subjected to locally introduced axial compression, Engineering Structures, vol. 32, num. 3, p. 753-761, 2010. A. Nussbaumer and C. Acevedo, B. Young, D. of Civil Eng and C. The University of Hong Kong (Eds.). Influence of welding residual stresses on table crack growth in tubular K-joints under compressive fatigue loadings. Tubular Structures XIII, Hong Kong, China, December 15-17, 2010. A. Schumacher, L. Costa Borges and A. Nussbaumer. A critical examination of the size effect correction for welded steel tubular joints, International Journal of Fatigue, Elsevier Ltd., vol. 31, p. 1422-1433, 2009. J.-P. Lebet and M. A. Hirt. Ponts en acier: Conception et dimensionnement des ponts métalliques et mixtes acier-béton. Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne, 2009, 978-288074-765-7, TGC volume 12. J.-P. Lebet and M. Thomann. A mechanical model for connections by adherence for steel-concrete composite beams, Engineering Structures, vol. 30, num. 1, p. 163-173, 2008. S. Haldimann-Sturm and A. Nussbaumer. Fatigue design of cast steel nodes in tubular bridge structures, International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 30, num. 3, p. 528-537, 2008. S. Walbridge and A. Nussbaumer. Probabilistic fatigue analysis of shop and field treated tubular truss bridges, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 64, num. 2, p. 156-166, 2008. S. Walbridge and A. Nussbaumer. A probabilistic assessment of the effect of post-weld treatment on the fatigue performance of tubular truss bridges, Engineering Structures, vol. 30, num. 1, p. 247-257, 2008.

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F. R. Mashiri, X. L. Zhao, M. A. Hirt and A. Nussbaumer. Size effect of welded thin-walled tubular joints, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, vol. 7, num. 1, p. 101-127, 2007. J. Okada, T. Yoda and J. P. Lebet. A study of the grouped arrangements of stud connectors on shear strength behavior, Journal of Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering, vol. 23, num. 1, p. 75-89, 2006. selected PhD theses Fracture strength of structural glass elements: analytical and numerical modelling, testing and design. Haldimann, Matthias; Hirt, Manfred A. (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2006. Size effects in the fatigue behaviour of tubular bridge joints. Costa Borges, Luís António; Nussbaumer, Alain (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2008. Glass panel under shear loading: use of glass envelopes in building stabilization. Mocibob, Danijel; Lebet, Jean-Paul (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2008.

2006-2010 AWARDS Manfred A. Hirt – Charles Massonnet Award by The European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) 2006 Michel Thomann awarded one of the three top prizes, First Symposium for Young Engineers in Civil Engineering, organized by IABSE 2006 Luis Costa Borges – one of the six best posters from the 100 entries at the ENAC PhD Day exhibition 2006

M. Thomann and J. P. Lebet. Design method for connections by adherence for steel-concrete composite bridges, Structural Engineering International (SEI), vol. 17, num. 1, p. 86-93, 2007.

Luis Costa Borges – Best Poster Award by the Doctoral Program in Structures, EPFL Research day 2006

M. Thomann and J. P. Lebet. The modelling of an embossed steel-to-cement paste confined interface loaded in shear, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 63, num. 5, p. 639-646, 2007.

Jean-Paul Lebet & Manfred A. Hirt – Roberval Award for the best scientific book in the French language 2010 ENAC Audit 2011 – Vol. B Laboratories © EPFL 2011


ICOM http://icom.epfl.ch

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Design of steel structures Bridge design

Master Steel bridges Steel structures, selected chapters

PhD program(s) Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue of Structures

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Wirtschaftliches Bauen von Strassen und Eisenbahnbrücken aus Stahlhohlprofilen, 2003-2006 FOSTA EUR 193,500.Glass and Interactive Building Envelopes – Sicherheit von StahlGlas Tragwerken, 2002-2006 COST, Action COST C13 CHF 170,000.Glass as a load-carrying element in connection to the steel structure, 2004-2006 Projet FN CHF 101,534.Defect tolerance of structural steel castings under dynamic action, 2003-2006 Projet FN CHF 210,634.Connexion à adhérence partielle entre acier et éléments béton, 2004-2006 Projet FN CHF 99,416.-

A comprehensive safety concept for glass structures, 2009-2012 projet FN CHF 157,725.CARBURA: Uplifting criteria of circular tanks under seismic loadings, 2009-2010 FOEN CHF 180,768.Structural connections resisting shear by adherence and friction, 2010-2012 projet FN CHF 113,405.Modelling of micro- and macrostructural size effects in fatigue of tubular structures, 2010-2011 projet FN CHF 61,330.Résistance au déversement des poutres métalliques de ponts, 2010-2013 Federal Roads Office CHF 216,824.Optimaler Einsatz von Hohlprofilen und Gussknoten im Brückenbau aus Stahl S355 bis S690, 2009-2012 FOSTA EUR 115,500.-

Collaborations & Networks In the domain of composite construction MIKTI French National Project on composite bridge, network of excellence for improving composite bridges, finished in 2009 Zwahlen & Mayr SA, supporting research by providing and fabricating steel beams, ongoing Federal Roads Office, research on lateral torsional buckling of composite bridges, ongoing

Modelling of micro and macrostructural size effects in fatigue of tubular structures, 2006-2008 Projet FN CHF 132,653.-

In the domain of fatigue

Panneaux de verre cisaillés – utilisation de l’enveloppe en verre pour la stabilisation des bâtiments, 2006-2008 Projet FN CHF 105,288.-

CARBURA and Federal Office for the Environment, research on seismic behavior of steel tanks, ongoing

Solar Impulse “Ultralight Photovoltaic Structures Strategisches Projekt,” 2006-2009 Projet CTI CHF 79,000.-

Federal Roads Office, research on fatigue life assessment of road bridges with actual traffic loads, ongoing

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, project on fatigue of tubular structures, ongoing PSI, ILL Institutes, residual stress measurements using neutron diffraction, ongoing

Nachrechnung bestehender Brücken mit aktualisierten Strassenlasten, 2003-2006 Federal Roads Office CHF 181,100.-

Research Association for Steel Application, Germany, research on economic use of structural hollow sections for highway and railway bridges, finished in 2009

Post Weld Treatment of Tubular Bridge Joints, 2003-2006 Federal Roads Office CHF 190,100.-

Friedrich Wilhelms-Hütte Stahlguss GmbH, supporting research by providing steel castings, ongoing

Nouvelle méthode de vérification des ponts mixtes élancés, 2005-2007 Federal Roads Office CHF 188,100.-

Vallourec & Mannesmann tubes, supporting research by providing steel tubes, ongoing

Structural connections resisting shear by adherence and friction, 2008-2010 Projet FN CHF 103,825.-

Glas Troesch AG, supporting research by providing glass panes and fabrication expertise, ongoing

Modelling of micro- and macrostructural size effects in fatigue of tubular structures, 2008-2010 Projet FN CHF 148,825.Evaluation de la durée de vie en fatigue des ponts routiers sous charges de trafic actualisées, 2008-2010 Federal Roads Office CHF 204,239.Résistance à la fatigue des connexions acier-béton par adhérence, 2008-2009 Federal Roads Office CHF 30,367.-

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Delft University, Gent University, visiting researchers and collaboration on static strength of structural glass, 2010

In the domain of steel construction ETHZ, IBK, collaborative work on lateral torsional buckling of slender bridge girders, finished in 2008 Intertronco SA, validation of an affordable cold-formed steel housing system, ongoing X-IONS, collaboration for building a steel container, plug and play, medical unit prototype for the HUG, finished in 2010

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Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory

Jean-François Molinari

Associate Professor

Jean-François Molinari earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Technology of Compiègne in 1997. He continued his studies at the California Institute of Technology, where he completed a doctorate in aeronautics with a minor in applied mathematics in 2001. From 2000 to 2006 (promotion to tenure in 2006), he was assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. In 2005, he was appointed professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Cachan (France), and from 2006 to 2009 was also adjunct professor at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and at Johns Hopkins. He is a member of several associations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Molinari has written and co-authored about fifty peer-reviewed journal publications. In 2000, he was awarded Caltech’s Ernst E. Sechler Memorial Award in recognition of excellence in teaching and research. In 2009, he was awarded an ERC-starting grant. Current group

1 1 4 2 6 2

Full Professor Administrative Assistant Postdoctoral Fellows Senior Scientists PhD Students Lecturers

LAB ResearcH InterestS Simulation-based engineering science is becoming an ever more exciting discipline for scientific discovery. It is our belief that scientific computing is reaching a turning point in history, and that this third pillar of science will unleash the creativity of engineers and scientists alike. We conduct cutting-edge research at the interface between mechanics, materials science and scientific computing. Our projects in both fundamental and applied science benefit from active collaboration with academic and industrial partners in several countries. We develop robust, physics-based numerical methods for high-performance computing and share our knowledge by releasing open source software (molecular dynamics, discrete dislocations, finite elements, multi-scale methods). Our research activities span mechanisms from the nanoscale (nanostructured materials, nanotribology) all the way to large length scales (structural mechanics, earthquake science, and asteroid impact). Keywords Solid mechanics, mechanics of materials, scientific computing, mechanics of solids, scientific computing, fracture, tribology, highperformance computing.

2006-2010 Significant Publications S. Levy, J.F. Molinari, I. Vicari & A. Davison, Dynamic fragmentation of a ring: Predictable fragment mass distributions, Physical Review – Series E –, Vol 82(6), 6 pages, Dec.2010.

D.H. Warner & J. F. Molinari, Deformation by grain boundary hinge-like behaviour, Materials Letters, vol. 62, num. 1, p. 57-60, 2008.

S. Levy & J.F. Molinari, Dynamic fragmentation of ceramics, signature of defects and scaling of fragment sizes, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 58, num. 1, p. 12-26, 2010.

selected PhD thesis Exploring the Physics behind Dynamic Fragmentation through Parallel Simulations. Levy, Sarah; Molinari, Jean-François (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

G. Anciaux, S. B. Ramisetti & J.F. Molinari, A Finite temperature bridging domain method for MD-FE coupling and application to a contact problem, In press. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2011. N.P. Daphalapurkar, K.T. Ramesh; L. Graham-Brady, & J.F. Molinari, Predicting variability in the dynamic failure strength of brittle materials considering pre-existing flaws, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 59, pp. 297-319, 2011. G. Anciaux & J.F. Molinari, Sliding of rough surfaces and energy dissipation with a 3D multiscale approach, International Journal For Numerical Methods In Engineering, vol. 83, num. 8-9, p. 1255-1271, 2010. G. Anciaux & J.F. Molinari, Contact mechanics at the nanoscale, a 3D multiscale approach, Int. Journal for Numerical Methods In Engineering, vol. 79, num. 9, p. 1041-1067, 2009. Caballero & J. F. Molinari, Finite element simulations of kidney stones fragmentation by direct impact: Tool geometry and multiple impacts, International Journal of Engineering Science, vol. 48, num. 3, p. 253-264, 2010. K. Shahim, J.-M. Drezet, J.F. Molinari, R. Sinkus & S. Momjian, Finite element analysis of normal pressure hydrocephalus: influence of CSF content and anisotropy in permeability, Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, vol. 7, iss. 3, pp 187-197, 2010.

Jean-François Molinari – ERC Starting Grant 2009

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS ERC-STG Uncovering the origins of friction, 2009-2014 European Research Council EUR 1,773,000.Dynamic identation induced damage in Si3N4, 2010-2013 M2i-SKF EUR 218,000.Multiscale modeling of adhesion and nanotribology, 2009-2012 SNSF CHF 248,000.Uncovering the Signature of Defects in Ceramics Dynamic Fragmentation Tests, 2008-2009 ARO-UNL (Department of the Army) US$ 55,000.-

R. H. Kraft & J. F. Molinari, A statistical investigation of the effects of grain boundary properties on transgranular fracture, Acta Materialia, vol. 56, num. 17, p. 4739-4749, 2008.

Uncovering the Signature of Defects in Ceramics Dynamic Fragmentation Tests, 2008-2009 Army Research Laboratory: ARL, USA US$ 65,000.-

R. H. Kraft & J. F. Molinari, K. Ramesh, D.H Warner, Computational micromechanics of dynamic compressive loading of a brittle polycrystalline material using a distribution of grain boundary properties, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 56, no 8, pp 2618-1641, 2008.

Multiscale Topology Optimization of Lattice Materials and Structures against Blast Resistance, 2009 Sino-Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation CHF 6,400.-

J.F. Molinari & A. Molinari, A new methodology for ranking scientific institutions, Scientometrics, vol. 75, num. 1, p. 163-174, 2008. 54

2006-2010 AWARDS

Numerical modelling of kidney stones fragmentation, 2008 Industrial collaboration with E.M.S. (Nyon) CHF 20,000.-

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2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Collaborations & Networks (selection)

Bachelor

Prof. R. Radovitzky, MIT, Boston, USA

Numerical modelling of solids and structures

Prof. William Curtin, Brown University, Providence, USA

Continuum mechanics

Prof. Kaliat Ramesh, JHU, Baltimore, USA

Mechanics of structures I & II

Prof. M.-O. Robbins, JHU, Baltimore, USA

Mechanics of structures and solids III

Dr. Pierre Gosselet, LMT Cachan, France

Master Selected topics in mechanics of solids and structures Advanced methods in computational solid mechanics Introduction to multiscale methods Dynamique des structures – Méthodes numériques Thin-walled 3D structures

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Structural Concrete Laboratory

aurelio muttoni

full Professor

Aurelio Muttoni received his diploma and PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in 1982 and 1989, respectively. He became partner of a design office in Lugano in 1989 and was appointed professor of structures at the “Accademia d’architettura” by the University of Southern Switzerland in 1996. He has been full professor at EPFL since January 2000, and heads the Structural Concrete Laboratory. His current research interests include innovative structural types, conceptual design of bridges, shear and punching shear, high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete and soil-structure interaction. Besides his academic activities, he is co-owner of a design office in Lausanne and Mendrisio that focuses on high-level applications of structural concrete. He has also been involved with shell structure roofs and several bridge projects that have been considered highly innovative. Current group

1 2 1 7

Full Professor Senior Scientists Administrative Assistant PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS The Structural Concrete Laboratory is characterized by its research on fundamental topics of structural concrete, with direct links to practice. Most efforts have been devoted to the understanding of shear and punching shear strength of members with and without transverse reinforcement and to the development of suitable stress fields for the design of concrete structures. Collaboration with research teams from European and North American universities has started in many fields, with the aim of sharing ideas and spreading the use of research tools developed at the lab. A significant effort has also been devoted to transferring knowledge to practitioners by participating on the editorial boards of national and international design code committees. Keywords Fundamental topics, practical applications, structural concrete, international scope, conceptual design of structures, design codes.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Books Muttoni A., The art of structures, Introduction to the functioning of structures in architecture, EPFL Press, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2011, 286 pp.

Muttoni, A., Fernández Ruiz, M., Shear strength of members without transverse reinforcement as a function of the critical shear crack width, American Concrete Institute, Structural Journal, Vol. 105, No 2, 2008, pp. 163-172.

Peer-reviewed papers Guidotti, R., Fernández Ruiz, M., Muttoni, A., Crushing and flexural strength of slab-column joints, Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 33, 2011, pp. 855-867.

Fernández Ruiz M., Muttoni A., On Development of Suitable Stress Fields for Structural Concrete, American Concrete Institute, Structural Journal, Vol. 104 no 4, Farmington Hills, USA, 2007, pp. 495-502.

Vaz Rodrigues, R., Muttoni, A., Fernández Ruiz, M., Influence of shear on the rotation capacity of R/C plastic hinges, American Concrete Institute, Structural Journal, Vol. 107, No 5, 2010, pp. 516-525. Fernández Ruiz, M., Muttoni, A., Kunz, J., Strengthening of flat slabs against punching shear using post-installed shear reinforcement, American Concrete Institute, Structural Journal, Vol. 107, No 4, 2010, pp. 434-442. Plumey S., Muttoni A., Vulliet L., Labiouse V., Analytical and numerical analyses of the load-bearing capacity of retaining walls laterally supported at both ends, International Journal for numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/nag.942, 2010, 15 p. Fernández Ruiz, M., Plumey, S., Muttoni, A., Interaction between bond and deviation forces in spalling failures of arch-shaped members without transverse reinforcement, American Concrete Institute, Structural Journal, Vol. 107, No 3, 2010, pp. 346-354. Fernández Ruiz, M., Muttoni, A., Applications of the critical shear crack theory to punching of R/C slabs with transverse reinforcement, American Concrete Institute, Structural Journal, Vol. 106, No 4, 2009, pp. 485-494. Muttoni A., Punching shear strength of reinforced concrete slabs without transverse reinforcement, American Concrete Institute, Structural Journal, V. 105, No 4, USA, 2008, pp. 440-450. Vaz Rodrigues, R., Fernández Ruiz, M., Muttoni, A., Punching shear strength of R/C bridge cantilever slabs, Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 30, No 11, 2008, pp. 3024-3033. Fernández Ruiz, M., Muttoni, A., Shear strength of thin-webbed post-tensioned beams, American Concrete Institute, Structural Journal, Vol. 105, No 3, 2008, pp. 30-317.

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Muttoni A., Fernández Ruiz M, Concrete Cracking in Tension Members and Application to Deck Slabs of Bridges, ASCE, Journal of Bridge Engineering, 12, USA, 2007, pp. 646-653. selected PhD theses Dreier D., Interaction sol-structure dans le domaine des ponts intégraux, Thèse EPFL No4880, Lausanne, 2010, 225 p. Guidotti R., Poinçonnement des planchers-dalles avec colonnes superposées fortement sollicitées, Thèse EPFL No4812, Lausanne, 2010, 230 p. Kostic N., Topologie des champs de contraintes pour le dimensionnement des structures en béton armé, Thèse EPFL No4414, Lausanne, 2009, 235 p.

2006-2010 AWARDS Aurelio Muttoni, Miguel Fernández Ruiz – Prix Alliance de l’invention EPFL 2010 Stefan Lips – Ernst &Sohn Achievement Award 2010 Aurelio Muttoni – Chester Paul Siess Award for Excellence in Structural Research 2009 Miguel Fernández Ruiz – Best Guess Award by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research 2007 Miguel Fernández Ruiz – ENAC Scientific Collaborator Research Excellence Award 2007 ENAC Audit 2011 – Vol. B Laboratories © EPFL 2011


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2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Collaborations & Networks

Bachelor

Foreign Universities

Structures I

Alejandro Pérez Caldentey (UP Madrid, Spain), visiting professor during 2007. Research on shear strength for members subjected to distributed loading

Structures II Concrete structures Bridge design ENAC week Diagnostics ENAC, approaches and measurement tools

Master

Evan Bentz (U. Toronto, Canada), Stephen Foster (U. New South Wales, Australia), Viktor Sigrist (TU Hamburg– Harburg, Germany): Joint research since 2006 on a physical model for shear design in the frame of fib Model Code 2010 for concrete structures

Concrete bridges Concrete structures selected chapters Structure and architecture

PhD Program(s)

Markus Ricker (RWTH Aachen, Germany, post-doctoral fellow during 2010) and Josef Hegger (RWTH Aachen, Germany): Research on punching shear strength of RC footings

Conceptual Design of Structures

Governmental agencies

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Punching shear reinforcement to improve the punching strength of thin and intermediate thickness plates, 2010 CTI CHF 322,000.Innovative punching reinforcement system for slabs with highly concentrated loads, 2010 CTI CHF 190,000.Shear fatigue of bridge deck slabs, 2010 OFROU

Sergio F. Breña (U. Amherst – Massachusetts, USA), visiting professor during 2008. Research on applications of stress fields to coupling beams subjected to cyclic and seismic loading

CHF 354,000.-

Assessment of critical structural details using stress fields, 2010 OFROU CHF 231,000.Theoretical and experimental research on reinforcing detailing of Pfyngut cut-and-cover tunnel, 2010 Canton VS CHF 265,000.Experimental verification of semi-integral bridges abutment, 2009 OFROU CHF 170,000.-

Several research projects for the Swiss Federal Road Administration (see # External Grants, 1’654 kCHF between 2006 and 2010)

Industry Bossard+Staerkle AG, CH–6301 Zug, Development of a patented system for punching-shear reinforcement. The system uses ultra-high performance concrete and should become very competitive and simple to use in flat slabs with moderate loading (Commission for Technology and Innovation project) Fischer+Rista AG, CH–5734 Reinach, Development of a patented for punching-shear reinforcement. The system aims at carrying very high punching loads, typically outside of the reach of conventional punching-shear reinforcement (Commission for Technology and Innovation project)

Resistance of prestressed concrete bridges with insufficient stirrups, 2009 OFROU CHF 337,000.Long-term measurement of deflections in 4 cantilever bridges, 2009 OFROU/VD CHF 22,000.Use of SCC for flat slabs, 2008 Cemsuisse

CHF 67,000.-

Development of a Rational Theory for the Design of Punching Shear Reinforcement and Practical applications, 2008 SNSF CHF 194,000.Punching shear of post-tensioned slab bridges, 2007 OFROU CHF 280,000.Integral bridges, 2006 OFROU

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Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory

Jean-Louis Scartezzini

Full Professor

Jean-Louis Scartezzini received his MSc in physics from EPFL in 1980 and a MSc in geophysics from the University of Lausanne in 1981. He was a visiting scholar at Colorado State University in 1984 and earned his PhD in physics from EPFL in 1986. He was a visiting scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & UCLA in 1988 and associate professor at the University of Geneva from 1990 to 1997. Scartezzini was director of the Institute of Infrastructures, Resources and Environment and director of the doctoral program in environment from 2002-2009 and co-director of the Institute of Building Technology from 1994 to 1997. He has been chairman of the research commission of the Competence Center for Energy and Mobility from 2005 to the present and president of the Swiss Solar Energy Society from 1987 to 1995. He is a member of national and international expert panels and author of 235 scientific publications. He is also the recipient of several awards. Current group 1 Full Professor 1 Lecturer 2 Course Instructors 4 Senior Scientists 4 Postdoctoral Fellows 13 PhD Students 2 Research Assistants 1 Administrative Assistant 2 Secretaries 2 Engineers 4 Technicians 1 Mechanic 2 Apprentices 3 Trainees

LAB ResearcH InterestS LESO-PB is at the forefront of research and technological development in renewable energy, building science and urban physics. The current research activities of the laboratory aim toward the following objectives related to sustainable development and mitigation of climate change: energy efficiency in the built environment; building integration of solar energy conversion systems; energy savings in buildings; improvement of indoor environment quality and health; urban physics and computer modeling of sustainable cities. Basic and applied research is carried out in the context of national programs (Swiss National Science Foundation, Competence Center for Energy and Mobility, Swiss Federal Office of Energy) and international collaboration with renowned academic and industrial partners (EU framework programs, International Energy Agency). Results are widely published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Keywords Intensive use of daylight and perception, sustainable urban development, bio-mimetic building control, building integration of renewable energies, nanotechnology for solar energy conversion, computer modeling of complex systems, indoor environment quality and health.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Schüler, A., Dutta, D., de Chambrier, E., Roecker, C., De Temmerman, G., Oelhafen, P., Scartezzini, J.L.
Sol-gel deposition and optical characterization of multilayered SiO2/Ti1-xSixO2 coatings on solar collector glasses 
(2006) Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 90 (17), pp. 2894-2907. Lindelöf, D., Morel, N.
A field investigation of the intermediate light switching by users 
(2006) Energy and Buildings, 38 (7), pp. 790-801. Schüler, A., Python, M., del Olmo, M.V., de Chambrier, E.
Quantum dot containing nanocomposite thin films for photoluminescent solar concentrators 
(2007) Solar Energy, 81 (9), pp. 1159-1165. Munari Probst, M., Roecker, C.
Towards an improved architectural quality of building integrated solar thermal systems (BIST) 
(2007) Solar Energy, 81 (9), pp. 1104-1116. Page, J., Robinson, D., Morel, N., Scartezzini, J.-L.
A generalised stochastic model for the simulation of occupant presence 
(2008) Energy and Buildings, 40 (2), pp. 83-98. Haldi, F., Robinson, D.
On the behaviour and adaptation of office occupants 
(2008) Building and Environment, 43 (12), pp. 2163-2177. Haldi, F., Robinson, D.
Interactions with window openings by office occupants (2009) Building and Environment, 44 (12), pp. 2378-2395. Haldi, F., Robinson, D.
On the unification of thermal perception and adaptive actions 
(2010) Building and Environment, 45 (11), pp. 2440-2457. Linhart, F., Scartezzini, J.-L.
Minimizing lighting power density in office rooms equipped with Anidolic Daylighting Systems 
(2010) Solar Energy, 84 (4), pp. 587-595. Schüler, A., Babonneau, D., Balden, M.
Solid State Science Special Issue Symposium A on carbonbased nanostructured composite films Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology E-MRS Spring Meeting 2008 
(2009) Solid State Sciences, 11 (10), p. 1737.

selected PhD theses Architectural integration and design of solar thermal systems. Munari Probst, Maria Cristina; Scartezzini, Jean-Louis (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2008. Energetic, Visual and Non-Visual Aspects of Office Lighting. Linhart, Friedrich; Scartezzini, Jean-Louis (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010. Towards a Unified Model of Occupants’ Behaviour and Comfort for Building Energy Simulation. Haldi, Frédéric; Robinson, Darren (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

2006-2010 AWARDS F. Haldi, D. Robinson – Best Paper Award, Building and Environment Journal (Editorial Board) 2009 & 2010 N. Cholet, Y. Gramegna – MS thesis, ASEA Brown Bovery Award, Special Mention 2009 F. Haldi – Best Student Paper Award, Building Simulation Conference 2009 R. Kukreja – Silver Medal from President of India 2008 M.C. Munari Probst – Best Poster, Grand Prize Sustainable Development, EPFL Research Day 2008 Jean-Louis Scartezzini – Solar Energy Journal Valued Associate Editor for Exceptional Contribution to the Quality of Solar Energy 2008 Darren Robinson – Ken Dale Travel Bursary, CIBSE/UK 2008 Darren Robinson – Napier Shaw Bronze Medal, CIBSE/UK 2007 A. Schueler – Solar Energy Journal Best Paper in Energy Conversion 2007 A. Kostro – MS thesis ASEA Brown Bovery Award 2007

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Collaborations & Networks (SELECTION)

Bachelor

Intensive Use of Daylight and Perception

Building Physics I, II, III, IV, V, VI

Relux Informatik AG (Basel/CH)

UE ENAC Urban neighborhoods, infrastructures and sustainable development

Prof. M. Herzog, Psychophysics Lab, Brain and Mind Institute/EPFL

UE ENAC Architectural integration of solar energy

Dr. A. Kawasaki, Ophtalmological Hospital, University of Lausanne/CH

ENAC Week Energy and the City meet to the challenges of sustainable development

Dr. A. Tanachareonkit, California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis/USA

ENAC Week Diagnostics ENAC, approaches and measurement tools

Prof. M. Andersen, Building Technology Programme, MIT/USA

Master Indoor environment quality

Prof. L. Halonen and Dr. E. Tetri, Lighting Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki/Finland

Energy within buildings

Sustainable Urban Development

PhD Program(s)

Prof. K. Axhausen, Institute for Transport, Planning and Systems, ETH Zürich/CH

Light and the built environment – impact on circadian physiology in humans

Continuing Education Building Energetics and City Planning (Renewable Energies) Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in architecture and sustainable development

Cantonal Office for Energy and Environment, City of Basel/CH Prof. M. Batty, Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College of London/UK Urban and Land Planning Office, City of Lausanne/CH Office of Urban and Land Planning, City of Geneva/CH Prof. K. Steemers, The Martin Center, University of Cambridge/UK

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS (SELECTION)

Biomimetic building control Flabeg GmbH, Fuerth/Germany

ARCHINSOLAR, 2010-2012 CCEM, SFOE, SER, SIG

CHF 545,000.-

ECLEER, 2009-2013 Electricité de France (EDF)

CHF 450,000.-

Strategies leading to a 2000W City, 2009-2012 SNSF CHF 475,000.Management Instruments of Urban Energy Systems, 2009-2012 EPFL Energy Center CHF 250,000.Multifunctional Glazing for Daylighting, 2009-2012 Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) CHF 280,000.IEA SHC Task 41, 2009-2012 Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)

CHF 265,000.-

Coloured Solar Thermal Collectors (Tech Transfer), 2009-2012 SwissINSO Trade & Invest Ltd CHF 920,000.Advanced Switchable Selective Absorber Coating, 2009-2011 Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) CHF 200,000.Computer Simulation Tool for Architects, 2009-2010 Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) CHF 270,000.Daylighting and Perception, 2008-2012 Velux Foundation

CHF 800,000.-

Prof. J. Carmeliet, Chair of Building Physics, ETHZ/CH Dr. A. Guillemin, Dr. T. Schumann, Adhoco AG, Winterthur/CH Dr. J. Christoffersen, Danish Building and Urban Research, Hoersholm/Denmark

Building Integration of Renewable Energies E4Tech SA, Lausanne/CH Vela Solaris AG, Winterthur/CH Dr. P. Terrien, European Centre and Laboratories for Energy Research, Paris/France Prof. M. Wall, Energy and BUilding Design, Lund University/ Sweden Prof. M.-C. Dubois, School of Architecture, Laval University/ Canada

Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Conversion Prof. C. Ballif, Photovoltaics and Thin Films Electronic Laboratory, STI/EPFL Prof. J.-A. Manson, Laboratory of Polymer and Composite Technology, STI/EPFL

Nanocomposite selective Solar Absorber Coatings, 2008-2010 Commission for Innovation and Technology (CTI) CHF 322,000.-

Prof. H. Leibundgut, Institute for Building Science and Technology, EMPA/CH

Coloured Solar Thermal Collectors (R+D), 2008-2010 Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) CHF 241,000.-

Swiss INSO Trade and Invest, PSE/CH

Institut für Solartechnik, Rapperswil/CH

Coloured Thermal Collectors (Equipment), 2008-2009 Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) CHF 210,000.HOLISTIC, 2007-2010 EU FP6

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Hydraulic Constructions Laboratory

Anton Schleiss full Professor Prof. Dr. Anton J. Schleiss graduated in civil engineering from ETH Zurich in 1978. After joining the Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology at ETH as a research associate and senior assistant, he obtained a PhD on the topic of pressure tunnel design in 1986. He then worked for 11 years for Electrowatt Engineering Ltd. in Zurich, where he was involved in the design of hydraulic structures projects worldwide. In 1997 he was appointed full professor and became director of LCH. LCH activities comprise education, research and services in the fields of fundamental and applied hydraulics and the design of hydraulic structures. Schleiss has written and co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed journal papers and more than 150 reviewed conference papers. He is an international expert in dam and hydropower plant projects as well as in flood protection projects. He has been director of the civil engineering program of EPFL since 2006 as well as chairman of the Swiss Committee on Dams. Current group 1 Full Professor 2 Administrative Assistants 4 Senior Scientists 1 Research Engineer 15 PhD Students 3 Technicians 2 Civilists 2 Trainees

LAB ResearcH InterestS Swiss hydraulic engineers have an outstanding international reputation because of a long tradition of excellence in the field of water resources management. LCH plays an important role in maintaining and reinforcing this by teaching future civil engineers to specialize in the design of hydraulic structures systems, by carrying out research on a high level and by transferring its experience to engineering practice through hydraulic modeling, numerical studies and surveys. LCH research focuses on the interaction of hydraulic structures and schemes with water, air, underground and the environment: sediment transport mechanisms in torrents and rivers; reservoir sedimentation; rock scour due to high velocity jets, etc. LCH equipment enables a vast range of physical scale model studies and the lab provides up-to-date numerical simulations as well as expertise. Complementary to fundamental research activities, LCH has on average some 20 applied research projects per year covering all major domains of its research expertise. Keywords Hydraulic structures and schemes, sediment transport, erosion, flood safety and forecast, river basin management, physical and numerical modeling, eco-morphology of rivers, dams and hydropower, hydropeaking mitigation.

2006-2010 Significant Publications De Cesare, G., Boillat, J.-L., and Schleiss A. J.; “Circulation in stratified lakes due to flood-induced turbidity currents”, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Volume 132, Issue 11, ISSN 07339372, pp. 1508-1517, 2006. Oehy Ch., Schleiss A. Control of Turbidity Currents in Reservoirs by Solid and Permaeable Obstacles, In Journal of Hydraulic Engineering ASCE, Vol. 133, No. 6, June 2007, p. 637-648, 2007.

Blanckaert, K., Duarte, A., Schleiss, A. J.; “Influence of shallowness, bank inclination and bank roughness on the variability of flow patterns and boundary shear stress due to secondary currents in straight open-channels”, Advances in Water Resources, N° 33, 2010, pp. 1062-1074, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2010.06.012.

Manso P., Bollaert E., Schleiss A.; “Evaluation of high-velocity plunging jet-issuing characteristics as a basis for plunge pool analysis”, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Volume 46, No. 2, pp. 147-157, 2008.

selected PhD theses Interaction of side weir overflow with bed-load transport and bed morphology in a channel. Rosier, Burkhard; Schleiss, Anton (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2007.

Amini, A.; Bollaert, E.; Boillat, J.-L.; Schleiss, A.J,; “Dynamics of low-viscosity oils retained by rigid and flexible barriers”. Ocean Engineering 35, pp. 1479-1491, 2008.

Contractile floating barriers for confinement and recuperation of oil slicks. Amini, Azin; Schleiss, Anton (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2008.

Hachem, F., Schleiss A. J.; “A review of wave celerity in frictionless and axisymmetrical steel-lined pressure tunnels”. Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 27(2), 2011, ISSN 08899746, doi: 0.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2010.11.009, pp. 311-328.

Experimental study on the influence of the geometry of shallow reservoirs on flow patterns and sedimentation by suspended sediments. Kantoush, Sameh Ahmad; Schleiss, Anton (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2008.

Amini, A.; De Cesare, G.; Schleiss, A. J.; “Velocity profiles and interface instability in a two-phase fluid: investigations using ultrasonic velocity profiler”, Springer-Verlag, Exp Fluids (2009) 46, DOI: 10.1007/s00348-008-0594-1, pp. 683-692, 2009. Amini, A.; Schleiss, A. J.; “Numerical modeling of oil-water multiphase flow contained by an oil spill barrier”, Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, Volume 3, Number 2, June 2009, ISSN 1994-2060, pp. 207-219. Amini, A., Schleiss, A. J., “Behavior of rigid and flexible oil barriers in the presence of waves”, Applied Ocean Research, 2009, Vol. 31, Issue 3, doi: 10.1016/j.apor.2009.08.005, pp. 186-196. Manso, P. A., Bollaert, E. F. R., Schleiss, A. J., “Influence of plunge pool geometry on high-Velocity jet impact pressures and pressure propagation inside fissured rock media”, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Volume 135, Issue 10, 2009, DOI: 10.1061/_ASCE_HY.1943-7900.0000090, pp. 783-792. Blanckaert, K., “Saturation of curvature-induced secondary flow, energy losses, and turbulence in sharp open-channel bends: Laboratory experiments, analysis, and modeling” Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 114, F03015, doi:10.1029/2008JF001137, 2009. Oehy, C., De Cesare, G., Schleiss, A. J., “Effect of inclined jet screen on turbidity current”, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol. 48, No. 1, DOI: 10.1080/00221680903566042 (2010), pp. 81-90. 60

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2006-2010 AWARDS E. Bollaert and A. J. Schleiss – ASCE Karl Emil Hilgard Prize 2006 P. Manso, V. Fiorotto, E. Bollaert and A. J. Schleiss – ASCE J.F. Stevens Award 2006 Tobias Meile and Sameh Kantoush – ISUD, Asahi Ryunetsu Student Paper Award 2006 Koen Blanckaert (LCH) and Ulrich Lemmin (LHE) – Prix “Harold Jan Schoemaker” 2007 Martin Bieri – MS thesis Prix Stucky 2007 Koen Blanckaert – Fellowship for research visits to Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) 2006; Fellowship for a one-year research visit to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) 2009; Fellowship for research visits to the Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (Germany) for 7.5 months in the period 2009-2012 Anton Schleiss – elected to the group of 20 people worldwide who have made the biggest difference to the sector of dam engineering over the last 10 years 2010 (Water Power & Dam Construction, Jan. 2011, 22-23)

ADAPT – The African Dams Project – integrated water resource management study in the Zambezi Basin, 2008-2011 CCES CHF 192,000.PNR61 – New Lakes in deglaciating high-mountain areas, 20102011 SNSF CHF 50,000.Hydropeaking – sustainable use of hydropower, 2008-2011 CTI CHF 1,041,000.NFP61 – Sedriver – Influence of climate change on failure risk of flood protection measures, supplementary project 2010-2013 OFEV CHF 150,000.HydroNet: Modern Methodologies for Design, Manufacturing and Operation of Pumped Storage Power Plants, 2008-2011 CCEM & OFEN CHF 450,000.MINERVE II, 2008-2011 OFEV

CHF 360,000.-

Integrated river basin management, 2008-2011 BAFU CHF 600,000.Measures against reservoir sedimentation, 2006-2010 SwissElectricResearch CHF 193,000.Fluid-mechanical interaction between high-velocity transient flow and rock blocks in plunge pools for scour assessment, 20062010, follow on 2010 SNSF CHF 227,000.-

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Hydraulic structures and schemes I

Interreg IIIB – Alpreserv, 2004-2007 ARE & OFEG

Master Fluvial hydraulics and river training works

CHF 280,000.-

Influencing river morphodynamics by means of bubble screens, 2009-2012 SNSF CHF 155,000.-

Fluvial eco-morphology Hydraulic and energy networks

Fuse plugs on river dykes, 2005-2007 OFEG

Urban hydraulic systems Hydraulic structures and schemes II

CHF 115,000.-

Main services and applied research provided by the LCH from 2006 to 2010 CHF 3,925,000.-

Dams and appurtenant hydraulic structures Fluvial hydraulics and river training works Organisation, economics, construction law I & II UE: Environment and civil engineering

Collaborations & Networks

PhD program(s)

EPFL: LHE, AQUA, LMH, LEME, EC, ECOL

Hydropower and Dams – Benefits and concerns

ETHZ: VAW, HWRM, GGL, CIS, IBZ, IFU, IGT

Continuing Education

EPF domain: EAWAG, WSL-SLF, EMPA

ZLG ETH Objektschutz bei Naturgefahren (Protection of infrastructures against natural hazards)

Switzerland: University of Zurich, University of Bern, University of Lausanne (IGAR), EIA-Fribourg

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

Abroad: Universities of Waterloo and of Montreal, Canada; Delft University, Berlin University, Polytechnico Milano, University of Liège, IST Portugal, University of German Armed Forces, Graz University of Technology, Austria; University of Texas, Austin

Flow and turbulence in open-channel bends with emphasis on their interaction with the outer-bank geometry, 2004-2007/2008 SNSF CHF 170,000.RHONE-THUR – Sustainable use of rivers, 2003-2007 Swiss Federal Office of Water and Geology CHF 580,000.Contractile floating barriers for confinement and recuperation of oil slicks, 2003-2007 Research Fund of Swiss Petroleum Union

CHF 150,000.-

Federal Offices: Office for Energy, Office for Environment, Meteo Suisse Public Services: Canton of Vaud, Canton of Valais, Canton of Fribourg, City of Lausanne, City of Geneva; several communities Industry: More than 50 regular collaborations with consulting engineers and electricity companies

APUNCH – Advanced Process Understanding and prediction of hydrological extremes and Complex Hazards, 2008-2012 CCES & OFEN CHF 216,000.-

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Applied Computing and Mechanics Laboratory

Ian Smith

Full Professor

Ian F.C. Smith received his PhD from Cambridge University, U.K. in 1982. His research interests are in active structures and the intersections of computer science with engineering fields, including sensing and data interpretation. In addition to sitting on five editorial boards of international scientific journals, he is co-editor-in-chief of Advanced Engineering Informatics (Elsevier). He is the founder and current chair of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering and past chair of the Information Technology Committee of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering. In 2003, he co-authored the textbook Fundamentals of Computer Aided Engineering (Wiley). He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and in 2004 he was elected to the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences. Among several other honors, in 2005, he received the Computing in Civil Engineering Award from ASCE.

Pramod Rastogi Professeur Titulaire Pramod Rastogi received his MSc degree from the University of Lucknow, his MTech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and PhD from the University of Franche Comté in France. His research activities are principally in the area of holographic interferometry, speckle metrology, fiber optics sensors, phase shifting and moiré. He is the author or coauthor of more than 175 scientific papers of which more than 135 are published in peer-reviewed archival journals. Current group 1 Full Professor 1 Professeur Titulaire (50%) 1 Senior Scientist (50%) 1 Invited Professor 3 Postdoctoral Fellows 7 PhD Students 1 Guest PhD Student 1 Administrative Assistant 1 Electronics specialist, computing

LAB ResearcH InterestS IMAC’s mission is to use multi-disciplinary synergies to study the real behavior of civil-engineering structures. Our competence is in structural mechanics, dynamics, measurement of full-scale structures, optics, materials science and information technology. Techniques such as optical fiber sensing and applied computing show great potential for use and technology transfer has proven viable, for example, through collaboration with companies in Switzerland. Comparison of data obtained from new measurement systems with theory improves development of predictive models. Finally, application of information technology facilitates data management, collaboration, structural control and decision support. The main research areas are measurement systems, structural dynamics, applied computing and active structures. There are no rigid boundaries between groups. Existing projects include methods and techniques of more than one group and more synergies are expected. Keywords Measurement systems, structural dynamics, applied computing, active structures, data interpretation.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Adam, B. and Smith, I.F.C. “Active tensegrity: A control framework for an adaptive civil engineering structure” Computers and Structures, 86, 2008, pp 2215-2223.

Rastogi, P, and Hack, E. Proceedings on International Conference on Advanced Phase Measurement Methods in Optics and Imaging, Monte Verità, AIP Proc. 1236, 2010, pp 1-494. ISBN 978-0-7354-0783-1.

Adam, B. and Smith, I.F.C. “Self-Diagnosis and Self-Repair of an Active Tensegrity Structure” Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol 133, 2007, pp 1752-1761.

S. S. Gorthi, G. Rajshekhar, and P. Rastogi “Strain estimation in digital holographic interferometry using piecewise polynomial phase approximation based method” Optics Express, 18(2), 560-565 (2010).

Belmouden, Y. and Lestuzzi, P. “Analytical model for predicting nonlinear reversed cyclic behaviour of reinforced concrete structural wall” Engineering Structures, Vol 29/7, 2007, pp. 1263-1276.

Saitta S., Kripakaran, P., Raphael, B. and Smith, I.F.C. “Improving System Identification Using Clustering” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vo1 22, No 5, 2008, pp 292-302.

Lestuzzi, P. and Bachmann, H. “Displacement ductility and energy assessment from shaking table tests on RC structural wall” Engineering Structures, Vol 29/8, 2007, pp. 1708-1721.

Smith, I.F.C. “Multiple-Model Structural Identification” in Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring, Boller, C., Chang, F. and Fujino, Y. (eds) John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2009, pp 2199-2208.

ElGawady, M. A., Lestuzzi, P. and Badoux, M. “Aseismic retrofitting of unreinforced masonry walls using FRP” Composites Part B, Vol 37, 2006, pp. 148-162. Goulet, J.A., Kripakaran, P. and Smith, I.F.C. “Multimodel Structural Performance Monitoring” J of Structural Engineering, 10, 136, 2010, pp 1309-1318.

Devaux, M. “Seismic evaluation of cultural heritage buildings” 2004-2008

Lestuzzi P., Badoux M. “Génie parasismique. Conception et dimensionnement des bâtiments”. Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes. ISBN 978-2-88074-747-3. Lausanne, 2008, 346 pp.

Gannavarpu R. “Fringe Analysis Techniques for Direct Phase Derivative Estimation in Digital Holographic Interferometry” 2009-

G. Rajshekhar, S. S. Gorthi, and P. Rastogi “Estimation of the phase derivative using an adaptive window spectrogram,” Journal of Optical Society of America A, 27(1), 69-75 (2010).

Gorthi, S.S. “Comparing diffuse waves originating from two different objects using holographic interferometry” 2007-2010

G. Rajshekhar, S. S. Gorthi, and P. Rastogi “Estimation of displacement derivatives in digital holographic interferometry using a two-dimensional space-frequency distribution,” Optics Express, 18(17), 18,041-18,046 (2010).

Goulet, J. “Influence of errors on data interpretation and sensor system design” 2008-

G. Rajshekhar, Sai Siva Gorthi, and Pramod Rastogi “Estimation of dynamically varying displacement derivatives using fringe projection technique,” Applied Optics, 50(3), 282-286, 2011. 62

SELECTED PHD THESES Adam, B. “Adaptive civil engineering structures: the example of tensegrity” 2003-2007

Greifenhagen, C. “Seismic behavior of reinforced concrete shear walls with low reinforcement ratios” 2002-2006 Iwaniuk, D. “Adaptive phase and amplitude modulation in optical microscopy” 2007ENAC Audit 2011 – Vol. B Laboratories © EPFL 2011


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Langoju, R. “Phase estimation algorithms and it’s application to holographic interferometry” 2002-2006

2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Laory, I. “Model-based structural identification for continuous monitoring” 2008-

BACHELOR

Narayan Gundu, P. “Adaptive phase and amplitude modulation of speckled laser light” 2003-2007

Computer-Aided engineering (for GC)

Oropeza, M. “Fragility functions for seismic risk in regions with moderate seismicity” 2007Patil, A. “Novel concepts in phase shifting and its application to comparative holographic moiré.” 2002-2006 Posenato, D. “Model-free decision support for structural monitoring” 2005-2009

Mechanics of structures II Mechanics of structures and solids I, IV & V

MASTER Dynamic analysis of structures Seismic engineering

Rhode-B., L. “An active deployable structure” 2008-

PHD PROGRAM(S)

Saitta, S. “Data mining methodologies for supporting engineers during system identification.” 2004-2008

Advanced Earthquake Engineering Computer-Aided Engineering Photomechanics for Engineers

2006-2010 AWARDS Lestuzzi, P. – Best Teacher Award of ENAC assigned by the EPFL Student Association 2008 Saitta S., Kripakaran, P., Raphael, B. and Smith, I.F.C. – Best Paper Award, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering 2008 Lestuzzi, P. and Bachmann, H. – Munro Prize for best paper in Engineering Structures 2007 Laory, I. Kripakaran, P. and Smith, I.F.C. – Best Paper Award, European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering 2010

Collaborations & Networks Ian Smith – Affiliate Professor at George Mason University, USA (2011-2012), Teaching informatics Ian Smith – Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, USA (2011-2014), Teaching informatics Dr. E. Hack, Département d’électronique et de métrologie, EMPA, 2006-2007, 2008M.Wilhelm(IBK,ETHZ)andProf.A.Dazio,IBK-ETHZ,2006-2007

Smith, I.F.C. – Top Cited Article, 2005-2010 Advanced Engineering Informatics, Elsevier

V. Poggi, G. Stamm, Dr. D. Fäh, Service Sismologique Suisse (SED), ETH Zürich, 2008

Rhode-Barbarigos, L. – Best Poster Award, ENAC 2010

Dr. P. Guéguen, M. Perrault (LGIT-LCPC), Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble, 2008Prof. René Motro, Université de Montpellier, Tensegrity

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

Prof. Luc Chouinard, McGill University, Data interpretation

FN I. Smith 2006-2008

CHF 157,144.-

Prof. Amin Aktan, Drexel University, Data interpretation

FN P. Lestuzzi 2007-2009

CHF 83,028.-

Prof. James Brownjohn, Sheffield University, Data Interpretation

CHF 84,028.-

FN P. Rastogi 2007-2008 FN I. Smith 2007-2009

CHF 154,981.-

Prof. T. Arciszewski, George Mason University, Nigeria Capacity Building, Teaching informatics

CTI I. Smith 2007-2009

CHF 151,617.-

Prof. Jim Garrett, Carnegie Mellon University, Teaching informatics

CHF 225,000.-

Prof. B. O’Brien, University of Texas at Austin, Teaching informatics

CHF 161,014.-

Prof. R. Skelton, University of California at San Diego, Tensegrity

VKF P. Lestuzzi 2007-2010 FN I. Smith 2008-2010 Cogear P. Lestuzzi 2008-2012

CHF 150,000.-

FN P. Rastogi 2009-2010

CHF 193,675.-

FN P. Rastogi 2009-2010

CHF 59,740.-

EPFL P. Rastogi 2009

CHF 60,000.-

Discovery mission following earthquake in Aquila (Italie) in partnership with l’Aide Humanitaire Suisse (DDC), l’Association des Etablissements Cantonaux d’Assurance Incendie (AEAI) et la Société Suisse de Génie Parasismique (SGEB), 2009

FN P. Lestuzzi 2009-2011

CHF 103,510.-

FN I. Smith 2009-2011

CHF 160,158.-

City of Lucerne and Guscetti & Tournier, Bridge measurements, 2009

FN I. Smith 2010-2012

CHF 197,706.-

City of Lausanne, “Leak-detection in water supply networks” 2010

FN I. Smith 2009-2011

CHF 70,000.-

EPFL I. Smith 2009-2011

CHF 70,000.-

OFEV P. Lestuzzi 2010-2011

CHF 45,000.-

FN P. Rastogi 2011-2012

CHF 109,685.-

“Future Cities” ETH – Singapore Initiative, Principal Investigator, 2010EPFL-RAK “Leak-detection in water supply networks” 2010Blue Office Architecture, Tensegrity design, 2010 Smartec SA, Continuous monitoring, 2005-2009 ASCE Global Center for Excellence in Computing, Teaching informatics, 2006

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Laboratory of Timber Construction

Yves Weinand

Associate Professor

Yves Weinand received his architecture diploma at the Institut Supérieur d’Architecture Saint-Luc, Liège, Belgium in 1986, followed by a diploma in civil engineering at EPFL in 1994 and a PhD in structural engineering at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen in 1998, with “great distinction.” Continuing education at the Städelschule, Frankfurt, was followed by work experience in Helsinki, Finland, and in New York. He was scientific collaborator at the Chair of Structure, Faculty of Architecture at RWTH from 1994 until 1999 and founded the Bureau d’études Weinand, architects and engineers, in Liège in 1996. He was ordinary professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Technische Universität Graz, before joining EPFL in 2004. In 2008, he created the start-up SHEL, architecture, engineering, production design with Hani Buri.

Current group

1 1 2 2 5

Associate Professor Administrative Assistant Senior Scientists Postdoctoral Fellows PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS IBOIS research aims to question in depth the relationship between engineering sciences and architectural conception. The research projects are concerned with questions of construction and the tangible realization of spatial complex forms and free-form surfaces as well as developing and linking software that works on various levels, from generating complex shapes to controlling and sizing finite elements as well as operating computerized numerical control machines (CNCs).

Keywords Shell structures, structural design, architectural design, mechanical engineering, new timber products, integrated manufacturing.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Books WEINAND Yves, Timber Project, Nouvelles formes d’architecture en bois, PPUR, 2010. Journals WEINAND Yves, Origami, Brettrippen und Reibschweissen, Der Bauingenieur 5/2006, p. 60-63. STAMM Bernhard, ROSSMAIR Georg, WEINAND Yves, Bois soudé, de la recherche vers l’application, Tracés 17/2006, p.25-28.

selected PhD theses Iterative geometric design for architecture. Stotz, Ivo; Weinand, Yves (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009. Analyse non-linéaire des coques géodésiques multicouches à joints semi-rigides. Natterer, Johannes; Weinand, Yves (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010. Origami-Folded Plate Structures. Buri, Hans Ulrich; Weinand, Yves (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

BURI Hani, WEINAND Yves, Origami-Faltwerike, Zuschnitt 38, pro Holz Austria, Juni 2010, p. 20. BURI Hani, WEINAND Yves, Origami: Faltstrukturen aus Holzwerkstoffen, Holzforschung Schweiz, Bulletin Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Holzforschung, Oktober 2006, p. 8-12.

2006-2010 AWARDS

WEINAND Yves, Tressage, tissage et tricot dans la construction en bois, Tracès 17, 10.09.2008, p. 11-17.

- 1st prize for Funeral center, Welkenraedt, Belgium, 2006

GOUATY Gilles, TOSAN Eric, STOTZ Ivo, WEINAND Yves, Un modèle itératif de surfaces pour la construction en bois, REFIG (Revue Electronique Francophone de l’Informatique Graphique), vol. 3, no 1, p. 1-12, 2009.

- 1st prize for Cultural Center, Soignies, Belgium, 2006

STOTZ Ivo, GOUATY Gilles, WEINAND Yves, Iterative Geometric Design for Architecture, Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) 2009, vol. 50 (2009) no 1, April n. 160, ISSN 1028-365X, p. 11-20.

- 1st prize for Water-Tower, Brussels, Belgium, 2009

WEINAND Yves, Innovative Timber Constructions, Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS), vol. 50 (2009) no. 2, August n.161, ISSN 1028-365X, p. 111-120. WEINAND Yves, HUDERT Markus, Timberfabric, Applying Textile Principles on Building Scale, Architectural Design, vol. 80, no 4, July/August 2010, ISSN 0003-8504, p. 102-07.

Bureau d’études Weinand:

- 1st prize for Ice pavilion, Liège, Belgium, 2006 - 1st prize for School Building E. Bockstael, Brussels, Belgium, 2008 - 1st prize for Parlament Building, Canton of Vaud, Lausanne, 2009

BMV architectes Geneva, H. Buri, O. Morand, N. Vaucher: - Distinction romande d’Architecture 2006

SHEL, Y. Weinand, H. Buri, Localarchitecture, Danilo Mondada: - Prix Lignum Suisse 2009

BURI Hani, WEINAND Yves, Origami aus Brettsperrholz, Origami with Laminated Cross-Boarded Wood Sheeting, Detail, Zeitschrift für Architektur + Baudetail, 50. Serie 2010, 10, ISSN 0011-9571 B 2772, p. 1066-1068. NATTERER Johannes, WEINAND Yves, Modeling of multi-layered beams with inter-layer slips, Journal of the International Association for bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) (submitted).

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Collaborations & Networks

Bachelor

Bois 21, program of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, 2005-2007

BA 5

Timber Construction I (civil engineering)

BA 6

Civil engineering projects

IRIS, Université Claude Bernard – Lyon, Dr. Eric Tosan, France, 2006-2010

Master MAS 2

Timber Construction II (civil engineering)

MAS 1, 2, 3 Studio (Weinand) PdM

Architecture

PdM

Civil Engineering

MAS 1-3

Construction projects (civil engineering)

MAS 1-3

Laboratory projects (civil engineering)

Chair of Geometric Analysis, Prof. Tudor S. Ratiu, EPFL, 2009Caltech, Laboratory of Prof. Marsden, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, 2009Cambridge University, Laboratory of Prof. Cirak, Cambridge, England, 2009HES bernoise, Haute école d‘architecture, de génie civil et du bois, Bienne, 2009EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Dübendorf, 2009-

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Origami: des structures plissées en produits dérivés du bois, 2005-2007 FOEN, Federal Office for the Environment CHF 69,000.-

LERMAB-ENSTIB: Laboratoire d’études et de recherches sur le matériau bois – Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Technologies et Industries du Bois, Université Henri-Poincaré, Nancy, France, 2009

Holz-Glas-Verbund als grossflächige Scheibensysteme zur Gebäudeaussteifung, 2005-2007 FOEN, Federal Office for the Environment CHF 80,000.-

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Holzforschung, Oesterreichische Gesellschaft für Holzforschung and the Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft Holzforschung

Lignes géodésiques, 2005-2006 FOEN, Federal Office for the Environment

CHF 120,000.-

Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Holzforschung, SAH – Fortbildungskurs, Weinfelden, Switzerland

Fractal Geometry and its applications in the field of construction, 2006-2008 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 108,028.-

Bio Fibre 2020, Wood and other biofibre-based Materials and Systems as well as new Technologies as Key Issues for the Swiss Forestry Sector’s Future

Fractal Geometry and its applications in the field of construction (prolongation), 2008-2010 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 111,290.-

Collaboration within ENAC for the NCCR project Dynalp, SNSF

Asynchronous Variational Integrators as a Mechanical Tool for Dimensionning Thin-Shell Structures, 2009-2011 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 236,360.-

ECAL, University of Art and Design, Lausanne

Welding of Wood: Investigation of phenomena for technology upgrades, Sinergia project 2009-2012 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 164,900.-

Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2006 Archéoforum, Liège, Belgium, 2006 Université de Bourgogne, LE2I, Dijon, Dr. Christian Gentil, France Université de Montpellier 2, Prof. René Motro, France Technische Universität Dresden, Prof. Peer Haller, Germany University of Bath, Prof. Richard Harris, Great-Britain Institut für Textil- und Verfahrenstechnik Denkendorf, Hermann Finckh, Germany Fachhochschule Rosenheim, Germany

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Rock Mechanics Laboratory

Jian Zhao

Full Professor

Jian Zhao obtained his BSc (Honors) in civil engineering from the University of Leeds in 1983, and his PhD in rock mechanics from Imperial College London in 1987. He was on the faculty of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore between 1990 and 2005. He joined EPFL in 2005 as a full professor of rock mechanics and tunneling. He is an editor of Tunneling and Underground Space Technology (Elsevier), a co-editor of Geomechanics and Geoengineering (Taylor & Francis), and an editorial board member of several other technical journals. He was a vice-president (2003-07) of the International Society for Rock Mechanics and a recipient of the Richard Wolters Prize of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment in 2000. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 papers in quality international journals, co-authored or co-edited 11 books and monographs, plus more than 150 articles and reports in conferences and other forms. Current group 1 3 10 2 2

Full Professor Senior scientists PhD Students Administrative Assistants Technicians

LAB ResearcH InterestS LMR conducts fundamental and applied research related to rock mechanics and tunneling technology. LMR is active in the following research areas: rock dynamics, including rock failure mechanisms and wave propagation in rock masses; TBM rock tunneling technology, with emphasis on the excavation mechanics in difficult grounds; development and applications of numerical methods, focusing on micromechanics and discontinuum modeling; landslide and natural hazards, including slope stability, rock falls, and hazard management; THM coupling in rock masses, with application to radioactive waste and other repositories; support for large underground openings, for long-term stability, and protection against earthquake and explosion. Research at LMR is comprehensive and usually combined with mathematical analysis, numerical modeling laboratory testing, and in situ observations. Keywords Rock dynamics, wave propagation, TBM tunneling, landslide hazard, micromechanics, discontinuum modeling.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Barla G, Zhao J (Guest Editors) (2010). Special Issue: Rock Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol.43(6), Springer, pp.655-906.

selected PhD theses Development of Micro-Macro Continuum-Discontinuum Coupled Numerical Method. Zhao, Gaofeng; Zhao, Jian (dir.); Fang, Jiannong (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

Zhao J, Labiouse V, Dudt J-P, Mathier J-F (editor) (2010). Rock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering – Proc. EUROCK 2010, CPC Press, 864pp. (ISBN 978-0-415-58654-2).

Micromechanical Study of Rock Fracture and Fragmentation under Dynamic Loads using Discrete Element Method. Kazerani, Tohid; Zhao, Jian (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2011.

Kazerani T, Zhao GF, Zhao J (2010). Dynamic fracturing simulation of brittle material using the distinct lattice spring method with a full rate-dependent cohesive law. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol.43, pp.717-726.

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

Kazerani T, Zhao J (2010). Micromechanical parameters in bonded particle method for modelling of brittle material failure. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol.34, pp.1877-1895. Li J, Ma GW, Zhao J (2010). An equivalent viscoelastic model for rock mass with parallel joints. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.115, B03305, doi:10.1029/2008JB006241. Sandrone F, Labiouse V (2010). Analysis of the evolution of road tunnels equilibrium conditions with a convergence-confinement approach. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol.43(2), pp.201-218. Gong QM, Zhao J (2009). Development of a rock mass characteristics model for TBM penetration rate prediction. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol.46, pp.8-18. Labiouse V, Heidenreich B (2009). Half-scale experimental study of rockfall impacts on sandy slopes. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Vol.9, pp.1981-1993. Manzella I, Labiouse V (2009). Flow experiments with gravel and blocks at small scale to investigate parameters and mechanisms involved in rock avalanches. Engineering Geology, Vol.109, pp.146-158. Zhao J, Cai JG, Zhao XB, Li HB (2008). Dynamic model of fracture normal behaviour and application to prediction of stress wave attenuation across fractures. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol.41, pp.671-693. Zhao J, Gong QM, Eisenstein Z (2007). Tunnelling through a frequently changing and mixed ground: a case history in Singapore. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol.22, pp.388-400. Zhao J, Zhao XB, Cai JG (2006). Further study on P-wave attenuation across parallel fractures with linear deformational behaviour. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol.43, pp.776-788. 66

Micromechanism of fracturing and failure of rock materials under dynamic loads, 2006-09 SFN CHF 172,056.TIMODAZ, 2006-10 EC

EUR 304,000.-

Mountain Risks, 2007-10 EC

EUR 310,063.-

Wave Transmission and attenuation across multiple sets of fractures in rock masses, 2008-11 SFN CHF 154,050.Physical modelling of the propagation and spreading of dry rock avalanches, 2008-11 SFN CHF 260,225.Seismic wave transmission and transformation across rock joints with filled materials, 2009-12 SFN CHF 202,775.TBM tunnelling in faulted and folded rocks, 2009-12 OFROU CHF 225,000.Micromechanism of fracturing and failure of rock materials under dynamic loads – extension, 2010-12 SFN CHF 209,458.-

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Rock mechanics Tunnel engineering Geotechnical engineering ENAC week Management of territories affected by natural hazards in mountain areas

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PhD program(s) Discontinuum based modelling in geomechanics Rock support mechanics

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Panos Tzieropoulos

Head of Unit

Panos Tzieropoulos, head of LITEP, is a civil engineer (1975) with a PhD obtained in 1981 with a thesis on discrete choice modeling. He has an extensive research and consulting background in road and rail operations design, demand analysis, and transport supply modeling. Tzieropoulos has been the head of several research projects and software development teams; he led the LITEP teams involved in EU’s thematic network ALP-NET, and in the EU HINT (Human Implications of New Technologies) project. He is a member of the steering committee of the WCTRS, member of the steering committee of TransportNET, member of the international scientific committee of COMPRAIL, author of several invited papers, and member of several scientific and professional communities.

Current group 4 Senior Scientists 4 Scientists 2 Administrative Staff 1 PhD Candidate 3 Master’s Candidates 2 Hosted Scientists

LAB ResearcH InterestS Primarily known for its railway expertise, LITEP competences cover the whole field of transport, with a strong emphasis on its systemic nature. LITEP research and academic activities thus cover an extended field in transport science: 1. transport planning (planning methodology and processes; transport demand and supply analyses; design, optimization, and assessment of transport plans; intermodality and combined transport issues). 2. Design and operations of public transport and rail networks (network capacity analyses and assessment; theoretical and applied studies of networks, lines, and nodes; timetable and operations reliability; transport safety; innovative transport modes and assessment of new technologies) 3. Railway infrastructure management (management of capacity and train-path allocation; management of track maintenance; optimization of the resources’ allocation; measurement and assessment of track conditions). Keywords Planning of transport systems and networks, transport economics, transport and land use, urban transport planning and traffic calming, railway infrastructure management, railway network capacity, railway operations planning and stability, new technologies and human factor.

2006-2010 Significant Publications High Speed, the Change of Paradigm in Railway Planning, and Other Stories, Panos TZIEROPOULOS, in Eddy Van de Voorde and Thierry Vanelslander, “Applied Transport Economics: a Management and Policy Perspective”, Uitgeverij De Boeck nv, Antwerpen, ISBN 978 90 455 3219 6, Antwerpen, October 2010.

Enhanced ETCS_L3 train control system, Daniel ÉMERY, in J. Allan, E. Arias, C.A. Brebbia, C. J. Goodman, A. F. Rumsey, G. Sciutto, N. Tomii, “Computers in Railways XI”, COMPRAIL 2008; ISBN 978-1-84564-126-9, WIT Press, Southampton, September 2008.

How regular is a regular-interval timetable? From theory to application, Panos TZIEROPOULOS, Daniel ÉMERY, David TRON, Invited Paper in B. Ning, C.A. Brebbia, “Computers in Railways XII”, COMPRAIL 2010; ISBN 978-1-84564-468-0, WIT Press, Southampton, July 2010.

A model for the life expectancy of railway switches and crossings and their components for maintenance and renewal planning in asset management systems, Willem-Jan ZWANENBURG, in J. Allan, E. Arias, C.A. Brebbia, C. J. Goodman, A. F. Rumsey, G. Sciutto, N. Tomii, “Computers in Railways XI”, COMPRAIL 2008; ISBN 978-1-84564-126-9, WIT Press, Southampton, September 2008.

Regular-interval timetables: Theoretical foundations and policy implications, Panos TZIEROPOULOS, Daniel ÉMERY, Jean-Daniel BURI, World Conference on Transportation Research (12th WCTR), Lisbon, July 2010. Observatoire de la mobilité; Enquête de mobilité UNIL & EPFL–2010, Panos TZIEROPOULOS, JeanPierre LEYVRAZ, Marine VIDAUD, Susana LIMAO, LITEP/EPFL, Lausanne, July 2010. Relative importance of track wear and degradation factors and the influence of innovative constructive technologies of rolling stock, Willem-Jan ZWANENBURG, Panos TZIEROPOULOS, LITEP/EPFL, Bombardier Transportation (Switzerland) AG, Lausanne, January 2010. How regular is a regular-interval timetable? An operational tool to assess regularity, David TRON, Panos TZIEROPOULOS, 9th Swiss Transport Research Conference–STRC 09, Monte Verità / Ascona, September 2009. Retour d’expérience sur la mise en service du cadencement 2008 en Rhône-Alpes; Préconisations, Panos TZIEROPOULOS, Daniel EMERY, LITEP/EPFL, Lausanne, May 2009. Degradation Processes of Railway Switches & Crossings, Willem-Jan ZWANENBURG, ISBN 978-3-83810516-1, Suedwestdeutscher Verlag fuer Hochschulschriften, Saarbruecken (D), Lausanne, March 2009. FASTA: A new life for a former dinosaur; Adapting the modelling scope to new planning requirements, Panos TZIEROPOULOS, Anne CURCHOD, Yves PUTALLAZ, Invited Paper in J. Allan, E. Arias, C.A. Brebbia, C. J. Goodman, A. F. Rumsey, G. Sciutto, N. Tomii, “Computers in Railways XI”, COMPRAIL 2008; ISBN 978-1-84564-126-9, WIT Press, Southampton, September 2008.

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Audit sur la répartition des capacités d’infrastructure; Recommandations, Panos TZIEROPOULOS, LITEP/EPFL, Lausanne, December 2007. selected PhD theses Gestion stratégique de la maintenance et de la capacité d’un réseau ferré. Putallaz, Yves; Rivier, Robert Etienne (dir.); Tzieropoulos, Panagiotis (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2007. Méthodologie pour l’analyse d’une répartition modale et spatiale plus durable du trafic: application au trafic marchandises transalpin en Suisse. Arnaud, Raphaëlle; Rivier, Robert Etienne (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2006.

2006-2010 AWARDS Panos Tzieropoulos – appointed “incontournable” among the 100 personalties that shaped the French rail universe by “Ville & Transports Magazine,” January 2009 EPFL-LITEP – Grand Prix de l’Expertise granted “Ville & Transports Magazine,” Palmarès 2007

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Collaborations & Networks CHF 85,000.-

EST TransportNET, 2006-2010 EU – Marie Curie

CHF 350,000.-

Audit RFF-SNCF “Sillons,” 2007-2010 French Railways

CHF 132,000.-

“Retour expérience cadencement,” 2008-2010 French Railways CHF 239,000.Minor Research Contracts and Consulting/Expertise Global 2006 CHF 11,000.Global 2007 CHF 47,000.Global 2008 CHF 238,000.Global 2009 CHF 188,000.Global 2010 CHF 113,000.CAPRES-SMA, 2006-2010 Software License

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Transport infrastructures design

CHF 170,000.-

EPFL-LITEP hosts the headquarters of the WCTRS – World Conference on Transportation Research Society. WCTRS is in charge of organizing a worldwide conference every 3 years with a large attendance (more than 1,500 participants in 2010). Dr P. Tzieropoulos is a member of its Steering Committee EPFL-LITEP is a founding member of TransportNET, a network of eight distinguished European universities (University of Antwerp, TU Delft; University of Karlsruhe; EPFL; Université de Lyon 2; Insituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon; Universitä degli Studi di Genova; University of the Aegean), focusing on transport research and education. EPFL-LITEP is in charge of its Accreditation Committee. Dr P. Tzieropoulos is a member of its Steering Committee, and chairman of its Accreditation Committee EPFL-LITEP is the scientific advisor of OuestRail. Ouest Rail associates the governments of the eight cantons of western Switzerland and aims to promote development of the rail network. Dr P. Tzieropoulos is member of the committee and technical group EPFL-LITEP is involved, together with TRANSP-OR and LAVOC, in the organisation of STRC – the Swiss on Transport Research Conference. STRC organizes a conference attended mainly by PhD candidates active in Switzerland every year.

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Transportation and Mobility Laboratory

Michel Bierlaire Associate Professor Michel Bierlaire holds a MSc and a PhD in mathematical sciences from the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium (University of Namur). Between 1995 and 1998, he was research associate and project manager at the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, U.S.). Between 1998 and 2006, he was a junior faculty member in the operations research group ROSO within the Institute of Mathematics at EPFL. In 2006, he was appointed associate professor at EPFL, where he became the director of the Transport and Mobility Laboratory. Since 2009, he has been director of TraCE, the Transportation Center, and the director of the doctoral program in civil and environmental engineering at EPFL. His main expertise is in the design, development and applications of models and algorithms for the design, analysis and management of transportation systems. He has been active in demand modeling and dynamic traffic management systems. Current group 1 Full Professor 2 Administrative Assistants 2 Postdoctoral Fellows 8 PhD Students 2 Scientific Assistants 1 Technician 2 Scientific Hosts

LAB ResearcH InterestS We identify new solutions to transportation problems on the ground, in the air, or on the sea, for the transportation of people or goods, whatever the mode. We focus on technical solutions, but also on their impact on the system as a whole. We are also interested in the interactions of the transportation systems with the use of land, the economy, the environment, etc. Directed by Michel Bierlaire, the Transport and Mobility Laboratory is active in modeling, optimizing and simulating transportation systems, with a specific emphasis on the mobility of individuals. The main research activities are oriented toward three complementary directions: transportation research; operations research; discrete choice models.

Keywords Mathematical models, optimization, simulation, behavioral models, pedestrians.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Antonini, G., Bierlaire, M., and Weber, M. (2006). Discrete choice models of pedestrian walking behavior, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 40(8):667-687.

Mitigating network congestion: analytical models, optimization methods and their applications. Osorio, Carolina; Bierlaire, Michel (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

Antonini, G., Venegas, S., Bierlaire, M., and Thiran, J.-Ph. (2006). Behavioral priors for detection and tracking of pedestrians in video sequences, International Journal of Computer Vision 69(2):159-180.

2006-2010 AWARDS

Daly, A., and Bierlaire, M. (2006). A General and Operational Representation of Generalized Extreme Value Models, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 40(4):285-305.

Michel Bierlaire, Frank Crittin – Best Paper Award, Transportation Science & Logistics Society, INFORMS 2006

Bierlaire, M. (2006). A theoretical analysis of the cross-nested logit model, Annals of Operations Research 144(1):287-300.

Gianluca Antonini – Honorable mention in the 2005 Eric Pas Dissertation Prize, International Association for Travel Behaviour Research 2006

Oeuvray, R., and Bierlaire, M. (2007). A new derivative-free algorithm for the medical image registration problem, International Journal of Modelling and Simulation 27(2):115-124. Fosgerau, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2007). A practical test for the choice of mixing distribution in discrete choice models, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 41(7):784-794.

Emma Frejinger – Neil Mansfield Award, Institution: Association for European Transport 2007

Frejinger, E., and Bierlaire, M. (2007). Capturing correlation with subnetworks in route choice models, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 41(3):363-378.

Ilaria Vacca – Raeli graduation award, Tor Vergata University, Roma, Italy 2007

Thévenaz, P., Bierlaire, M., and Unser, M. (2008). Halton Sampling for Image Registration Based on Mutual Information, Sampling Theory in Signal and Image Processing 7(2):141-171.

Thomas Robin, Gianluca Antonini, Michel Bierlaire, Javier Cruz – Ranked 1st in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for October-December 2008

Axhausen, K., Hess, S., Koenig, A., Abay, G., Bates, J., and Bierlaire, M. (2008). Income and distance elasticities of values of travel time savings: new Swiss results, Transport Policy 15(3):173-185.

Emma Frejinger – Dissertation Prize, Transportation Science & Logistics Society, INFORMS 2008

Bierlaire, M., and Frejinger, E. (2008). Route choice modeling with network-free data, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 16(2):187-198.

Emma Frejinger – 2008 Eric Pas Dissertation Prize, International Association for Travel Behaviour Research 2009

Robin, T., Antonini, G., Bierlaire, M., and Cruz, J. (2009). Specification, estimation and validation of a pedestrian walking behavior model, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 43(1):36-56.

Emma Frejinger, Michel Bierlaire – Ranked first in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for JulySeptember 2009

Bierlaire, M., Bolduc, D., and McFadden, D. (2008). The estimation of Generalized Extreme Value models from choice-based samples, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 42(4):381-394. selected PhD theses Route choice analysis: data, models, algorithms and applications. Frejinger, Emma; Bierlaire, Michel (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2008. 72

Gianluca Antonini, Michel Bierlaire – Ranked first in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for April-June 2006

Thomas Robin, Gianluca Antonini, Michel Bierlaire, Javier Cruz – Ranked 1st in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for January-March 2009 Arnaud Vandaele – ORBEL Award, Belgian Operations Research society 2009 ENAC Audit 2011 – Vol. B Laboratories © EPFL 2011


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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Optimization methods for advanced discrete choice models, 2004-2007 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 126,000.Development of route choice models, 2005-2008 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 125,000.Einbezug von Reisekosten bei der Modellierung des Mobilitätsverhaltens, 2005-2007 Swiss Federal Road Office CHF 57,280.SOPHOS 1: Simulation-based Optimization of the Performance in Hospital Operating Suites, 2005-2007 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 81,000.-

2010-2011 Renault Suisse SA

CHF 70,000.-

NFP65_SUPat, 2010-2013 ETH Zürich – SNSF

CHF 90,000.-

Route choice models and smart phone data, 2010-2013 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 161,000.CLIP-AIR concept, 2010-2014 EPFL Middle East

CHF 260,000.-

Bulk Port Operations, 2010-2014 EPFL Middle East

CHF 260,000.-

Schedule disruption recovery for airlines, 2006-2008 Commission pour la technologie et de l’innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie CHF 340,000.-

Collaborations & Networks

Path to purchase, 2006-2008 Nestlé

LITEP,LASIG,2007-2008;TOPO,2009-2013;CEAT,2009-2010;ITS, 2006-2008;LASUR,CEAT,2009-2012;LAVOC,TOPO,2008-2012

CHF 217,000.-

Modèle de planification des transports de la région lausannoise: Offre de construction de demandes 2020, 2006-2007 Transports publics lausannois CHF 80,000.Behavioural modelling of human experts for scene analysis, 20072010 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 263,000.Column generation methods for the recovery of disrupted airline schedules, 2007-2010 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 138,000.-

Internal EPFL

External HUG, 2005-2007 ETHZ-IVT; USI-Instituto Ricerche Economiche, Univesità della Svizzera Italiana, 2005-2008 APM Technologies SA, Geneva, 2006-2008 Nestlé, 2006-2008 Postlogistics, 2006 Bureau INFRAS; Bureau Ribbi; Bureau RGR, 2006, 2007, 2008

SOPHOS 2: Simulation-based Optimization of the Performance in Hospital Operating suites, 2007-2009 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 95,000.-

Vale SA, 2008-2009

NEARCTIS, 2008-2012 European Commission FP7

LI – ERT – CUS – GEA – INRIA – Technion – CT, 2009-2012

CHF 58,000.-

Simulation-based optimization of a railroad yard, 2008-2009 Vale International SA CHF 127,000.Disaggregate behavioral models exploiting data from Nokia devices, 2008-2010 Nokia Research Center CHF 147,000.OPTIMA: Inferring transport mode preferences from attitudes, 2009-2012 La Poste CHF 850,000.CATS City Alternative Transport System, 2009-2012 European Commission CHF 218,000.Methods and tools for supporting the use, calibration and validation of traffic simulation models COST, 2009-2013 European Commission CHF 79,000.Models and methods for large scale optimization problems and applications in container terminals, 2009-2012 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 277,000.SustainCity: Micro-simulation for the prospective of sustainable cities in Europe, 2010-2012 European Commission FP7 CHF 364,000.-

ERT, INRETS (F); DLR (D), TUC (GR); TU Delft (NL); Imperial College, UCL, Southampton (UK), 2008-2012 La Poste, 2009-2012 CITEC; TL, 2010 ETHZ-IVT, 2010-2011 Renault Suisse, 2010-2011 Nokia SA, 2008-2010, 2010-2013 ETHZ-CEPE; ETHZ-IED, 2010-2013 Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland), 2010-2014

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Operations research Introduction à l’optimisation différentiable

Master Transport and Telematic Modelling of energy and transport systems

SURPRICE: Sustainable mobility through road user charging, 2010-2011 Swiss Federal Road Office ASTRA CHF 54,000.-

Methodology of assistance to the decison in the field of transport

Demande de consommateurs pour des véhicules électriques,

PhD Program(s)

CDM, Mathematical modelling of behavior Optimization and Simulation

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Urban Transport Systems Laboratory

Nikolas Geroliminis

Assistant professor tenure track

Nikolas Geroliminis is an assistant professor at EPFL and head of the Urban Transport Systems Laboratory. Nikolas has a diploma in civil engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an MSc and PhD in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining EPFL, he was assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Traffic Flow Theory Committee. He also serves on the editorial board of Transportation Research, part B and Transportation Letters. His research interests focus primarily on urban transportation systems, traffic flow theory and control, public transportation and logistics. He is the author or co-author of various scientific publications. He was an academic visitor at the Chair of Sociology at ETHZ in 2009. He received the University of California’s “Transportation Student of the Year” award in 2007 and “Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor” award in 2006. Current group

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Professor Administrative Assistant Postdoctoral Fellow Visiting Professor PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS Traffic congestion has a significant impact on our daily lives. As cities grow rapidly and more people and modes compete for limited space, there’s a need to understand how space is used for transportation and how it can be managed to improve accessibility. We seek to shed light on the modeling, planning and management of traffic flow for overcrowded cities with multimodal transport. We develop models to understand collective behavior for different types of multi-modal systems, with emphasis on conflicts for the same road space (e.g. mixed traffic of buses and cars or vehicles searching for parking). Ultimately, the goal is to develop tools for distributing city road space and understanding the level of accessibility for cities of different structures. We also investigate what type of real-time active traffic management schemes (congestion pricing, vehicle restriction, large-scale traffic signal control) can improve mobility measures in a city. Keywords Urban transportation and gridlock in cities, traffic flow theory and control, multi-modal urban systems, logistics and location models, optimization and large scale networks.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Geroliminis N., Sun J., (2010) Hysteresis Phenomena of a Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram in Freeway Networks (accepted to Transportation and Traffic Theory).

selected PhD theses Hierarchical modeling and control of congested urban networks with heterogeneous characteristics. Yuxuan Ji (expected graduation: September 2013).

Geroliminis N., Sun J., (2011). Properties of a well-defined Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram for urban traffic, Transportation Research part B, 45 (3), 605-617.

Developing an operational and emergency platform for multi-modal urban networks. 2. Burak Boyaci (expected graduation: January 2014).

Geroliminis N., Kepaptsoglou K., Karlaftis M. G., (2011). A hybrid hypercube- genetic algorithm approach for deploying many emergency response mobile units in an urban network, European Journal of Operations Research, 210 (2), 287-300.

Multi-Sensor Monitoring of urban networks. Mohsen Ramezani (expected graduation September 2014). Development of advanced methods for designing and evaluating transport network pricing models. Nan Zheng (expected graduation September 2014).

Gonzales E., Geroliminis N., Cassidy M., Daganzo C.F., (2010). On the allocation of city space to multiple transport modes, Transportation Planning and Technology 33,(8), 643-656. Wu X., Liu H., Geroliminis N., (2011). An Empirical Analysis on the Arterial Fundamental Diagram, Transportation Research part B, 45 (1), 255-266. Mazloumian A., Geroliminis N., Helbing D., (2010). The spatial variability of vehicle densities as determinant of urban network capacity, Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, 368 (1928), 4627-4648. Parthasarathi P., Srivastava A., Geroliminis N., Levinson D., (2010). The importance of being early, Transportation, 38 (2), 227-247. Geroliminis N., Karlaftis M.G., Skabardonis A. (2009). A Spatial Queueing Model for the Emergency Vehicle Districting and Location Problem, Transportation Research part B, 43 (7), 798-811. Geroliminis, N. & Daganzo, C.F. (2008). Existence of urban-scale macroscopic fundamental diagrams: Some experimental findings, Transportation Research part B, 42 (9), 759-770. Skabardonis, A. and Geroliminis, N., (2008). Real-Time Monitoring and Control on Signalized Arterials, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Technology, Planning, and Operations, 12 (2), 64-74.

2006-2010 AWARDS Nikolas Geroliminis – Academic Visitor at Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation, ETH Zurich (invited by Prof. Dr. Dirk Helbing, summer 2009) Nikolas Geroliminis – Student of the Year Award 2007, University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) Geroliminis, N. & Daganzo, C.F. (2008).Ranked 2 in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for Jul.Oct. 2008 Skabardonis, A. & Geroliminis, N. (2008). Ranked among the 10 most-downloaded articles of Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems in 2008 Vlahogianni, E., Webber Jr.C., Geroliminis, N. and Skabardonis, A., (2007).Ranked 12 in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part C for Oct.-Dec. 2007 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (2007)

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Movement conflicts in multi-modal urban traffic systems: modeling congestion and developing more sustainable cities, 2011-2014 Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) CHF 158,000.-

Academic Hosting of Dr. Theo Tsekeris (Research Professor in KEPE, Greece) at LUTS 1.9.2010-31.1.2011

Real-time hierarchical control and monitoring of urban traffic systems, 2010-2013 Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) CHF 323,000.VEOLIA Transport, Nice, France. “Analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvement of the Nice-Monaco Veolia bus system” CHF 47,000

ETHZ Active collaboration with Prof. Dirk Helbing, Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation Active collaboration with Prof. Kay Axhausen

Foreign Universities Prof. Armando Bazzani, Department of Physics, University of Bologna, Italy

OPTIMUM: Optimized ITS-based Tools for Intelligent Urban Mobility, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Involvement of EPFL, INRETS (France) and QUT (Australia), 2010 FP7–PEOPLE–2010–IRSES CHF 50,000.-

Prof. Francesc Robuste, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya(UPC), Spain

Integration of New Ramp Metering Formula in RTMC IRIS System, 2010-2011 Minnesota Department of Transportation, USA US$ 18,000.-

Prof. Serge Hoogendoorn, TU Delft, Netherlands

Prof. Alex Skabardonis, UC Berkeley, USA Prof. David Levinson, University of Minnesota, USA Prof. Costas Antoniou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Industries

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor

VEOLIA Transport, Nice, France. Analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvement of the Nice-Monaco Veolia bus system

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Urban Sociology Laboratory

Vincent Kaufmann

Associate Professor

Vincent Kaufmann completed his BS in sociology at the University of Geneva in 1992 and received his PhD from EPFL in 1998. He held post-doc positions at Lancaster University in the U.K. and at the Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Société, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He was named associate professor of sociology at the University of Cergy-Pontoise in 2002 and was appointed assistant professor of urban sociology and mobility at EPFL in 2003.

jean-claude bolay

Professeur Titulaire

Jean-Claude Bolay received a PhD in political science from the University of Lausanne in 1984. He was a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, then worked for the city of Lausanne before being employed by Switzerland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1986 until 1989. He was named scientific researcher and lecturer at EPFL in 1989 and has been Vice-President for Training and Director for International Cooperation since 2001. Current group

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Associate Professor Professeur Titulaire Administrative Assistant Senior Scientists Postdoctoral Fellows PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS The lab’s work can be divided into four main areas: 1. Conceptualization of mobility with the development and “operationalization” of the concept of motility. 2. Measuring different forms of mobility. 3. The links between lifestyles, residential location and transport practices. 4. The political and urban implications of mobility. In order to examine these topics from an empirical point of view, a panel of different-sized cities was selected in both the northern and southern hemispheres. We used a broad spectrum for two main reasons: it allowed us to work on locations that were extremely different from one another and also allowed for the accumulation of a body of knowledge. The body of research has led to the general observation that the mobility of individuals, goods and information is one of the organizing principles—if not the organizing principle—of contemporary urban transformation, proving that a city or region is the product of a specific layout of mobility. Keywords Society, mobility, territory, transport, communication, land use, architecture.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Vincent Kaufmann, Luca Pattaroni and Marie-Paule Thomas (2011) “Multi-faceted gentrification: a comparative analysis of the trajectories of six neighbourhoods in the Ile-de-France region.” Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research [ISI Web of Science 1.265]. Pierre Dessemontet, Vincent Kaufmann and Christophe Jemelin (2010). “Switzerland as a global city? The image of commuters’ network.” Urban Studies vol. 47 no. 13 pp. 2785-2802 [ISI Web of Science 1.274].

selected PhD theses Urbanisation, planification urbaine et modèles de ville en Afrique de l’Ouest: jeux et enjeux de l’espace public. Chenal, Jérôme; Kaufmann, Vincent (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009.

Géraldine Pflieger, Vincent Kaufmann, Luca Pattaroni and Christophe Jemelin (2009) Path dependencies and change in transport and urban planning policies: a comparative overview of six European cities.” Urban Studies vol. 46, 7, pp. 1421-1437. [ISI Web of Science 1.274].

Entre ville et campagne: stratégies de densification qualitative ciblée des friches ferroviaires régionales. Lufkin, Sophie; Devanthéry-Lamunière, Inès (dir.); Kaufmann, Vincent (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

Luca Pattaroni, Adriana Rabinovich and Vincent Kaufmann (dir.) (2009) Habitat en devenir, Presses Polytechnique et Universitaire Romandes, Lausanne (forthcoming).

Potentiels de mobilité et inégalités sociales: la matérialisation des politiques publiques dans quatre agglomérations en Suisse et en France. Maksim, Hanja-Niriana; Kaufmann, Vincent (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2011.

Vincent Kaufmann (2008) Les paradoxes de la mobilité, Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes. Collection Le Savoir Suisse, Lausanne. Jérôme Chenal and Vincent Kaufmann (2008) “City Profile: Nouakschott,” Cities, Vol. 25/3. pp. 163-175 [ISI Web of Science 0.612]. Vincent Kaufmann, Christophe Jemelin, Géraldine Pflieger and Luca Pattaroni (2008) “Research on French transport policy: the state of the practices,”Transport Policy, Vol. 15 1 pp. 12-22 [ISI Web of Science 0.883]. Géraldine Pflieger, Luca Pattaroni, Christophe Jemelin and Vincent Kaufmann (eds.) (2008) The Social Fabric of the Networked City, Routledge/EPFL Press, Lausanne. Weert Canzler, Vincent Kaufmann and Sven Kesselring (eds.) (2008) Tracing Mobilities – Towards a cosmopolitan perspective, Ashgate, Aldershot. Michael Flamm and Vincent Kaufmann (2006) “Operationalising the Concept of Motility: A Qualitative Study,” Mobilities, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 167–189, July 2006. Vincent Kaufmann and Eric Widmer (2006) “Motility and Family Dynamics: Current Issues and Research Agendas,” Zeitschrift für Familienforschung, 18. Jahrg., Heft 1/2006. pp. 111-129. 76

Vincent Kaufmann and Fritz Sager (2006) “Co-ordination of the local policies for Urban Development and Public Transportation in Four Swiss Cities,” Journal of Urban Affairs, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 353–373 [ISI Web of Science 1.28].

2006-2010 AWARDS Vincent Kaufmann – Prix APERAU for the best scientific article in urbanism 2009 Vincent Kaufmann – nominated for the PREDIT III International Research Prize 2008 Vincent Kaufmann – nominated for the PREDIT II International Research Prize 2004 Salomé Gutscher – MS thesis Swiss SIA Prize and Vaudois selection 2007 Aïda Mitic – MS thesis “Sciences Techniques et Société” Prize 2007 Frédéric Franck – MS thesis A-cube Prize 2005 ENAC Audit 2011 – Vol. B Laboratories © EPFL 2011


LASUR http://lasur.epfl.ch

2009-2011 Teaching Activities

OPTIMA project, 2008-2010 Car Postal

Bachelor

CHF 830,000.-

Socioeconomics of habitat Socioeconomics of cities and regions ENAC week Deep city in Paris ENAC week Les carrières de pierres naturelles et leur intégration dans l’environnement

Collaborations & Networks

Master

Prof. Daniel Favrat, Prof. Matthias Finger, Prof. Philippe Wieser. Steering Commitee for the EPFL Transportation Center.

City and mobility

Lorenz Lehmann, PostLab EPFL

Doctoral Program(S)

Prof. Teddy Puttgen, Energy Center EPFL

Dynamiques sociales et espaces urbains: une perspective critique

Car Postal – OPTIMA EDF – European Centre and Laboratories for Energy Efficiency Research

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Job Mobilities and Family Lives, 2006-2009 FP 6 DG7 EU Research Program

FORS – Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Science, Lausanne CHF 460,000.-

Analysis of the densification potential of disused railway areas in Switzerland, 2006-2010 FNRS NRP 54 CHF 200,000.Violence and urban transformation, 2006-2009 Swiss National Fundation (FNRS) div. 1 CHF 120,000.Social networks, spatial mobility and gender inequalities, 2006-09 Swiss National Fundation (FNRS) division1 CHF 126,000.Mobility competency and social inequality: the effects of the deregulation of public transportation in Santiago de Chile, 2009-2011 Swiss National Fundation (FNRS) div. 1 CHF 163,000.-

Research cluster 12 for the Rhône-Alpes region. “Dynamiques sociales et territoriales.” Groupe de sociologie politique et morale (GSPM), Ecole des Hautes en Sciences Sociales Mapping controversies: an international network of lectures on socio-technical controversies, including professors from MIT (Vincent Lepinay), Sciences-Po Paris (Bruno Latour), Ecole des Mines (Dominique Linhardt) and Oxford (Andrew Barry) Prof. Kay Axhausen. Institute for Transport Planning and Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Prof. Moshe Ben Akiva. MIT, Center for Transportation and Logistics

Urban layout, mobility potential and social inequality: four case studies in France and Switzerland, 2009-2011 Swiss National Fundation (FNRS) div. 1 CHF 120,000.-

Dr Marc Breviglieri, Paris 5 and EHESS, Groupe de Sociologie Politique et Morale

Interdependency of local public action past and present, 2004-05 French ministry of Transport, Research Program (PREDIT 3) CHF 70,000.-

Prof. Guéladio Cissé. CSRS – Centre Suisse de Recherche Scientifique (Abidjan)

The multi-level governance of European transportation policies. What is the role of French local authorities, 2007-2008 French ministry of Transport, Research Program (PREDIT 3) CHF 110,000.Joan Havelange Research Grant for “A secure field analysis of contemporary urban mega-events: the case of EUROFOOT 2008 in Geneva.,” 2008 FIFA CHF 50,000.A study of the pertinence of timing in the balance between supply and demand, 2008 Réseau Ferré de France (RFF) CHF 100,000.Propective of Mobility in Middle size european cities, 2010 DENSO CHF 40,000.Public transport Image in Nice, 2010 VEOLIA Transport

CHF 80,000.-

Analysis of commuter loops based on the 2005 transportation micro-census, 2007-2008 Cantons of Geneva, Neuchâtel and Vaud CHF 140,000.National analysis of commuter loops from the 2005 transportation micro-census, 2007 Office Fédéral de la Statistique CHF 50,000.Image, use and quality of service of transportation: developing modal transfers in French urban areas, 2007-2009 CERTU CHF 70,000.-

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Prof. Manuel Castells. University of Berkeley and MIT

Dr. Eric Cornelis. University of Namur, Groupe de recherche en Transport (GRT) Prof. Yves Crozet. University of Lyon 2, Laboratoire d’Economie des Transports (LET) Prof. Maria-Elena Ducci. Catholic University of Chili Dr. Weert Canzler. Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Research Group: Science Policy Studies Dr. Caroline Gallez. Institut national de recherche sur les transports et leur sécurité, Laboratoire Ville, Mobilité, Transport Prof. Dominique Joye. University of Lausanne, Methodology, inequalities and social change (MISC Lab) Dr. Sven Kesselring. Technische Universität München Lehrstuhl für Soziologie Dr. Bertrand Montulet. Facultés Univeritaires St.-Louis de Bruxelles Prof. Jean-Marc Offner. Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Société Prof. Fritz Sager. University of Bern, Institut für Politikwissenschaft Prof. Norbert Schneider. Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz. Institut für Soziologie Prof. Ulrich Weidmann. Institute for Transport Planning and Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Prof. Eric Widmer. Professor of Sociology, University of Geneva

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Chôros Laboratory

Jaques Lévy

Full Professor

Jacques Lévy is a geographer and urbanist and full professor at EPFL. He is the director of the Chôros Laboratory, director of the doctoral program in architecture and co-director of the Collège des Humanités. He has been invited professor in various universities: UCLA, NYU, USP (São Paulo), L’Orientale (Naples), Macquarie (Sydney), and the Reclus Chair in Mexico City. He has been a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. He has been invited as a keynote speaker in many congresses and conferences throughout the world. He has completed numerous research projects, including theoretical reflections, field studies on metropolises worldwide, and practical urban and territorial projects. He has more than 500 publications in French, English, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Hungarian. Some titles include: Révolutions, fin et suite (1991), From Geopolitics to Global Politics (2001), Penser l’espace pour lire la vieillesse (2006) and Inventare il Mondo (2010). Current group

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Full Professor Administrative Assistant Senior Scientists Postdoctoral Fellow PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS Chôros articulates fundamental research to practical orientations towards urban and regional planning. This includes specialization in strategic planning of public transport at the micro-scale of pedestrian rationales (numerous studies in Switzerland), as well as at the meso-scale of the urban transformations generated by the construction of a new tramway line (recent research in Tours, France) and the macro-scale of high speed train construction (exploratory studies for Switzerland). Chôros has developed a strong specialization in the relationship between IC techniques and space. It has also set up an innovative pole in cartography.

Keywords Space cartography, inhabited space, urbanism, urban and regional planning, city, world, mobility, public metrics.

2006-2010 Significant Publications

2006-2010 AWARDS

L. Guillemot, E. Chavinier, J. Lévy and B. Beaude. Little Big City, Information Géographique, vol. 74, num. 3, p. 105-128, 2010.

The book L’invention du Monde (J. Lévy, ed., namely with contributions by Boris Beaude and Marc Dumont), classified as one of the most remarkable books in social sciences (19902010), Sciences Humaines magazine, Jan. 2011.

B. Ferrari. “Pékin n’a plus rien à envier aux villes européennes”: Descriptions du monde en mouvement, vu de Pékin, Géo-Regards, num. 3, p. 105-122, 2010. E. Chavinier and J. Lévy. Minarets: malaise dans l’alteridentité., EspacesTemps.net, 2009. B. Beaude. Crime mapping ou le réductionnisme bien intentionné, Espacestemps Net, 2009.

2009-2011 Teaching Activities

B. Beaude. “City space, Map space, from analogy to coexistence” in The future of the digital city, Cap Digital, 2010.

Bachelor

M. Ruzicka-Rossier, E. Camacho-Hübner and al. “Urbanisme et territoires: espace en mouvement entre Jura et Léman”,Tome I et II. Lac-Choros, Enac, EPFL., Lausanne, 2008.

ENAC week Public spaces and mobility: interdisciplinary projects

A. Ourednik. Mécanismes rétroactifs de ségrégation, entre une société urbaine et son espace: Un modèle basé agents, Revue Internationale de Géomatique, vol. 17, num. 2, p. 183-206, 2007.

Master

J. Lévy. France, une géographie à inventer, French Politics, Culture & Society, vol. 25, num. No. 1, p. 70-94, 2007.

Théorie de l’espace

M. Stock. European Cities: Towards a Recreational Turn?, Hagar. Studies in Culture, Polity and Identities, vol. 7, num. 1, p. 115-134, 2007.

Comprendre la ville et concevoir le projet

J. Lévy. Milton Santos, philosophe du mondial, citoyen du local. PPUR, Lausanne, 2007.

UE C Projet urbain, mobilité et environnement

J. Lévy (Ed.). L’invention du Monde. Presses de Sciences Po., 2007.

CDH

J. Lévy (Ed.). The City. Ashgate, 2007. M. Schuler, P. Dessemontet, C. Jemelin, A. Jarne and N. Pasche et al. Atlas des räumlichen Wandels der Schweiz = Atlas des mutations spatiales de la Suisse. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zürich, 2007. selected PhD theses Comprendre la société-Monde par ses enjeux et ses acteurs: l’implication de l’entreprise Lafarge dans la lutte contre le VIH/SIDA. Vilaça, Olivier; Lévy, Jacques (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009. L’habitant et la cohabitation dans les modèles de l’espace habité. Ourednik, André; Lévy, Jacques (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010. 78

Dynamiques spatiales et acteurs du territoire UE ENAC Entre-deux des villes Sciences de la ville Planification territoriale Urbanisme en Asie I&II

L’image de la nature: du paysage au développement durable Géopolitique et politique de la mondialisation Internet: enjeux sociaux, enjeux mondiaux

PhD program Penser l’espace L’espace urbain en mouvement Architecture et sciences sociales: quelles rencontres

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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

Collaborations & Networks

COST Action 358 “Pedestrian Quality Needs,” 2007-2010 CHF 34,500.-

ETHZ, Prof. Christian Schmid; ETHZ, Prof. Benedikt Korf; École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Michel Lussault; CEAT-EPFL, Martin Schuler, Luc Vodoz, Sophie Noirjean

IFF, 2009-2010

CHF 25,000.-

Quartiers durables Bâle-Lausanne-Luzern-Zürich, 2005-2006 CHF 15,000.IGT, 2008-2009 CRUS Cartographie du paysage universitaire suisse, 2008-2009

CHF 50,000.CHF 11,621.-

ETHZ, Profs. Vittorio M. Lampugnani, Bernd Scholl; ETHZWSL, Dr. Irmi Seidl; UniGE, Profs. Lawrence Roderick, Bernard Debarbieux; Tokyo University, Prof.Takashi Onishi; Tongji University Shanghai, Prof. Guiqing Yang; Tsinghua University Beijing, Ass. Prof. Jian Liu

PNR 54 OIS, 2005-2009 SNSF

CHF 316,070.-

Eidolon Network: Università di Bergamo, Prof. Emanuela Casti; Université Laval, Prof. Stéphane Roche; Universität Erfurt, Prof. Susanne Rau

SSS (co-requérants ETHZ-LAC), 2005-2008 SNSF

CHF 380,286.-

Université de Tours, Dominique Andrieu; LASIG-EPFL, Prof. François Golay; TOPO-EPFL, Pierre-Yves Gillieron

Dia Logos, 2005-2007

CHF 250,000.-

RUN, 2007

CHF 86,776.-

LDNyon, 2004-2005

CHF 90,000.-

Expertise Neuchâtel, 2008-2009

CHF 28,321.-

L’intime exposé (Caroline Barbisch Phd), 2007-2011 SNSF CHF 131,051.IMU, 2007-2009 SNSF

CHF 197,473.-

USUM, 2009-2012

CHF 305,000.-

CEPF SpaceWatch, 2008-2010

CHF 100,000.-

S3F, 2008-2010

CHF 100,000.-

LATSIS Mapping Ethics, 2010-2011 EspacesTemps.net 2008-2010 ENAC+CdH+ ENS+fonds privés Workshop Le Havre, 2010

CHF 50,000.CHF 262,000.CHF 2,959.-

Agora, 2009-2010

CHF 10,000.-

RATP, 2008

CHF 30,000.-

PUCA, 2008

CHF 16,500.-

Cité Tram, 2009-2010

CHF 10,000.-

Other fundings, 2005-2010

CHF 141,000.-

Free University VU, Amsterdam, Prof. Pál Nyiri; EHESS, Paris, Prof. Hervé Le Bras; École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Prof. Igor Moullier; Institut d’études politiques de Paris, Prof. Bruno Latour Conseil d’Etat, Neuchâtel Datar F, Stéphane Cordobès, Dr. Karine Hurel; ARE-CH Maria Lezzi, Michel Matthey, Georg Tobler, Peter Schild; OFEN-CH. OFROU, Gottlieb Witzig, Gabrielle Gsponer. Secrétariat d’Etat à l’éducation et à la recherche Ingrid Portner, Conseil Régional Nyon, Patrick Freudiger. ASPAN, Lucas Bühlmann. Schéma directeur de l’Ouest lausannois, Ariane Widmer Etat de Genève, Observatoire des technologies, Patrick Genoud and Giorgio Pauletto ANMA, Nicolas Michelin, Paris; AUC, Djamel Klouche, Paris; 51N4E, Brussels RATP, Paris, George Amar; Urban Mobility Research Zurich, Daniel Sauter 91°N, Lausanne Lift Lab, Geneva, Nicolas Nova and Fabien Girardin PPUR, Lausanne; Belin, Paris; Presses de Sciences Po, Paris; Hachette, Paris FING, Paris, Daniel Kaplan and Thierry Marcou Fondation Latsis Internationale (Symposium International “Mapping Ethics: New Trends in Cartography and Social Responsability” – Lausanne 2011) Cogito Foundation

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Urban and Regional Planning Community

Martin Schuler

Professeur Titulaire

Martin Schuler, geographer, is a Professeur Titulaire at EPFL (2005) and has been secretary general of CEAT since 2007. He has been a researcher since 1981 and a teacher of territorial development and urban planning at EPFL since 1998 and has been invited to numerous conferences and working parties (OCDE, Eurostat, UN). His major research activities are spatial analysis, territorial statistics (theoretical models, work on methods), prospective studies, projects in the field of governance and regionalization and studies on demography, migration, mobility, networks and transport systems. He has published a dozen books and 180 articles and reports in different languages (French, German, English, Italian, Russian and Icelandic) and in cooperation with other researchers. Examples include: Búsetuþróun á Íslandi 1880-1990, (Settlement History of Iceland) (1994); Mountain Atlas of Kyrgyzstan (2004); Suisse romande – Les facettes d’une région affirmée (2009). Current group

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Professeur Titulaire Junior Scientists Senior Scientists Administrative Assistants PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS CEAT has a two-fold mission as an EPFL research laboratory and an inter-cantonal and inter-university institution in western Switzerland. A relatively large part of our research is commissioned by Swiss partners. This research is primarily theoretical and conceptual, but it also touches on applied urban processes. Thus, CEAT has three kinds of research mandates; from Swiss universities (PNR-SNSF, etc), from Europe (Cost, ESPON) and from public entities (federal and cantonal offices, etc). CEAT’s main focus is in fields related to spatial design and analysis, with a strong emphasis on GIS, cartography and territorial statistics, political methodologies and processes (mediation, governance, etc.) and the regulatory mechanisms affecting land organization (e.g. building rules and codes), systems for action used by construction professionals as well as synergies and transitions between urbanism as seen from a regulatory viewpoint and from a project-oriented viewpoint. Keywords Spatial mutations, urbanism, regional policy, participatory urbanism, territorial planning, understanding and action, stakeholders, overlapping scales, interdisciplinarity.

2006-2010 Significant Publications SCHULER Martin, DESSEMONTET Pierre et al., 2007, Atlas des räumlichen Wandels der Schweiz = Atlas des mutations spatiales de la Suisse, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zürich, 2007, 3-03823-215-797, 8-3-03823-215-5. BOULIANNE Louis-M., 2008, Entreprises, acteurs immobiliers et acteurs publics: des proximités à reconstruire, in: Les Nouvelles proximités urbaines, sous la direction d’Alain Rallet et André Torre. Paris: L’Harmattan. SCHULER Martin, 2007, Migration patterns of the population in Kyrgyzstan, in: Espace, Populations, Sociétés, pp. 77-89. VODOZ Luc, THÉVOZ Laurent, PFISTER GIAUQUE Barbara, 2008, Processus participatifs de décision au service du développement territorial: conditions d’engagement et implications pour les médiateurs territoriaux, in: KIRAT Thierry et TORRE André, Territoires de conflits. Analyses des mutations de l’occupation de l’espace. Paris: L’Harmattan [pp. 207-226]. DESSEMONTET Pierre, KAUFMANN Vincent, JEMELIN Christophe, 2010. “Switzerland as a Single Metropolitan Area? A Study of its Commuting Network”, Urban Studies, November 2010, vol. 47, n° 13 2785-2802. SCHULER Martin, JARNE Alain, SHAMETI Ervin, SEFERKOLLI Ledjo, 2010. “Typology of communes and definition of agglomerations in Albania.” in: INSTAT, Socio-demographic statistics in Albania: selected topics and future developments. Tirana: INSTAT.

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SCHULER Martin, 2010. “Die S5-Stadt – Annäherungen in Raum und Zeit.” in: S5-Stadt – Agglomeration im Zentrum. VODOZ Luc, 2010. “Fracture numérique, fracture sociale: aux frontières de l’intégration et de l’exclusion.” SociologieS [Dossiers, Frontières sociales, frontières culturelles, frontières techniques; mis en ligne le 27 décembre 2010; http://sociologies.revues.org/index3333.html]. WISSEN Ulrike, JAEGER Jochen A. G., SCHWICK Christian, JARNE Alain, SCHULER Martin, 2010. “Measuring and Assessing urban sprawl: What are the remaining options for future settlement development in Switzerland for 2030?”, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. RICHOZ Simon, BOULIANNE Louis-M., RUEGG Jean, 2010. Santé et développement territorial: enjeux et opportunité. Lausanne: PPUR [208 p.; ISBN 978-2-88074-840-1]. TABAKA Kamila, FAURE Prisca, GLERUM Aurélie, et al., 2010. OPTIMA, Rapport définitif de l’enquête de préférence révélées. Lausanne: LaSUR, TRANSP-OR, CEAT. SCHULER Martin, 2011. Siedlungs- und Bevölkerungsgeschichte des Kantons Schwyz, in Geschichte des Kantons Schwyz, Band V, S. 31-69. selected PhD thesis Changes in Employment Localization and Accessibility: the Case of Switzerland between 1939 and 2008. Dessemontet, Pierre-Emmanuel; Schuler, Martin (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2011.

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2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Collaborations & Networks

Bachelor

The CEAT is inserted into the network of institutes working in the Engineering Schools of Technology (Hautes écoles) on planning and spatial development in Switzerland and abroad (essentially France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Canada). Collaboration is more intense and consistent with the Engineering Schools that are part of the CEAT-Community and with the ETHZ. There is intense cooperation with federal and cantonal agencies, especially in statistics, in urbanism and regional planning, and in economic fields.

Spatial dynamics and territorial actors UE ENAC Analyse et démarche de projet territorial dans l’entre-deux des villes

Master UE C Projet urbain, environnement et mobilité 2009/2010 Globalisation et régionalisation 2010 Développement territorial et urbanisme I 2009/2010 Développement territorial et urbanisme II (Asie) 2009/2010 Développement territorial et urbanisme (Asie) 2010/2011 Comprendre la ville et concevoir le projet 2010/2011 Planification territoriale 2010/2011

The CEAT also maintains contacts with numerous public administrations and within the professional scene, whether in Switzerland (communal, cantonal and federal authorities, professional and thematic associations, foundations, academies, etc.) or abroad.

Minor in Urban Planning and Territorial Development (coresponsablility since 2006). The Minor in Territorial Development and Urbanism is offered to master’s degree students from the three sections of the ENAC School (Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture).

In addition, employees of the CEAT are directly involved in international research networks, councils, or scientific and/or publishing committees, including chairing the organization of international symposia:

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

- Luc Vodoz, member of the scientific committee of the conference “Les outils pour décider ensemble – 2010” (OPDE 2010), organized in Montpellier with French, Canadian and Swiss scientific partners

Internat. Financing 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

CHF 23,311.CHF 11,561.CHF 74.CHF 7,301.CHF 24,744.-

Cantons 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

CHF 227,551.CHF 185,325.CHF 235,086.CHF 193,958.- CHF 258,876.-

Communes & Cities 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

CHF 213,368.CHF 320,070.CHF 136,444.CHF 164,601.CHF 276,385.-

Universities & HES 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

CHF 12,818.CHF 5,606.CHF 20,481.CHF 82,665.CHF 127,313.-

Private enterprises, Associations, etc 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

CHF 157,545.CHF 135,345.CHF 124,414.CHF 289,001.CHF 290,805.-

Confederation Offices 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

CHF 169,014.CHF 126,685.CHF 138,695.CHF 45,214.CHF 88,958.-

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- Louis-M. Boulianne, member of the network “Plateforme internationale francophone sur les agglomérations,” conference in Lausanne on the 10th and 11th of May 2010

- Luc Vodoz, member of the International Network of Correspondents of the scientific revue “justice spatiale | spatial justice” - Martin Schuler, board member in the Council of the S5-Stadt (2007-2010). An e-book version was published in November 2010, the book will be published in 2011 - Monique Ruzicka-Rossier, member of the Steering Committee of the “Association pour l’aménagement national de Suisse occidentale” (ASPAN-SO) - Monique Ruzicka-Rossier, member of the Steering Committee on planning standards (VNR – Verein Normen für die Raumplanung) - Monique Ruzicka-Rossier, member of the SIA Commission on planning standards (Normen für die Raumplanung)

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Economics and Environmental Management Laboratory

Philippe Thalmann

Associate Professor

Philippe Thalmann graduated in economics from the University of Lausanne in 1986 and obtained a PhD in economics at Harvard University (Cambridge, USA.) in 1990 with a dissertation entitled: “Essays in the Economics of Government Revenues and Spending.” He was hired as an assistant professor first at the University of Geneva (teaching public economics), then at the University of Lausanne (teaching econometrics and introductory economics). Since 1994, Thalmann has been professor of economics of the natural and built environment at EPFL. Thalmann teaches building and housing economics and the economics of sustainable development. He is the director of a master of advanced studies program in real estate economics, law and technology.

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Associate Professor Administrative Assistant Senior Scientists Postdoctoral Fellows PhD Students Scientific Assistant

LAB ResearcH InterestS REME covers many areas of activity: housing economics, real estate and land economics, construction economics, environmental economics, environmental management, climate change economics, energy economics, occasionally even transport economics. Starting as a chair in construction economics, REME developed all the other activities in response to outside demands which could not be satisfied elsewhere at EPFL. The diversity of activities is also a result of REME being the only economics unit in ENAC. We abandoned transportation economics and we might give up energy economics, two fields that should be organized by the transportation and the energy centers, respectively. ENAC should consider a chair in environmental and/or climate economics. This would free resources at REME for developing the educational curriculum in the area of land and urban sciences. This should be our main activity within INTER. Keywords Housing economics, real estate economics, construction economics, environmental economics, climate change economics.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Viguier, L., Leonardo, B., Alain, H., Socrates, K., and Peter, R., “Modeling endogenous learning and imperfect competition effects in climate change economics”, Climatic Change 79(1-2), 2006, 121-141. Bernard, A., Vielle, M., and Viguier, L., “Burden sharing within a multi-gas strategy”, The Energy Journal, Special Issue 3, 2006. Viguier, L., and Vielle, M., “On the climate change effects of high oil prices”, Energy Policy 35(2), 2007, 844-849. Thalmann, P., “Tenure neutral and equitable housing taxation”, Urban Studies 44(2), 2007, 275-296.

selected PhD theses Adapting ski area operations to a warmer climate in the Swiss Alps through snowmaking investments and efficiency improvements. Gonseth, Camille; Thalmann, Philippe (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2008. Assessing environmental amenities and testing for discrimination in housing markets using hedonic price models. Schaerer, Caroline; Thalmann, Philippe (dir.); Baranzini, Andrea (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2008. Three Economic Perspectives on Post-2012 Global Climate Policy. Gainza Carmenates, Ronal; Thalmann, Philippe (dir.); Altamirano Cabrera, Juan Carlos (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2011.

Bornstein, N., and B. Lanz, “Voting on the Environment: Price or Ideology? Evidence from Swiss Referendums”, Ecological Economics 67(3), 2008 430-440. Bernard, A., A. Haurie, M. Vielle, and L. Viguier, “A two-level dynamic game of carbon emission trading between Russia, China, and Annex B countries”, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 32(6), 2008, 1830-1856. Baranzini, A., J.V. Ramirez, C. Schaerer, and P. Thalmann (eds), Hedonic Methods in Housing Markets. Pricing Environmental Amenities and Segregation, Springer, Heidelberg, 2008. Altamirano Cabrera, J.C., Finus, M, and Dellink, R., “Do Abatement Quotas Lead to More Successful Climate Coaliltions?” The Manchester School 76, 2008, 104-129.

FNRS, 2004-2012

CHF 921,888.-

CTI, 2010-2013

CHF 80,940.-

OFEV, 2005-2011

CHF 349,666.-

OFEN, 2009-2010

CHF 32,000.-

Département des Infrastructures du canton de Vaud, 2006

CHF 30,128.-

Gainza Carmenates, R., J.C. Altamirano-Cabrera, P. Thalmann, and J.L. Carrasco-Terceros, “Stakeholder-based scenarios for post-2012 climate policy: a participatory approach”, Carbon & Climate Law Review 3(3), 2009, 248-260.

Ministère français de l’écologie, de l’énergie, du développement durable et de l’aménagement du territoire, 2009-2010 CHF 109,500.-

Favarger, P., et P. Thalmann, Les Secrets de l’Expertise Immobilière. Prix et Valeur, 3e édition revue et améliorée, Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, Lausanne, 2009.

SSSTC, 2009-2012

Baranzini, A., C. Schaerer and P. Thalmann, “Using measured instead of perceived noise in hedonic models”, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 15, 2010, 473-482.

CCES, 2008-2010

CHF 100,000.-

EU–FP6, 2007-2009

CHF 473,600.-

EU–FP7, 2010-2013

CHF 542,763.-

Gainza Carmenates, R., J.C. Altamirano-Cabrera, P. Thalmann and L. Drouet, “Trade-offs and performances of a range of alternative global climate architectures for post-2012”, Environmental Science & Policy 13, 2010, 63-71. 82

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

ISIS, 2007

CHF 196,725.CHF 56,750.-

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2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Collaborations & Networks

Bachelor

Swiss Universities

SHS Economics of the environment and sustainable development

ETHZ, WSL, PSI, EAWAG, Uni Bern, Uni Lausanne, IDHEAP, Uni Genève, Uni Fribourg, HES Fribourg, HEG Genève, USPI

Socioeconomics of habitat

Foreign Universities

Socioeconomics of cities and regions

EU-FP6 contract TOCSIN with Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, University of Cambridge, Hong-Kong Baptist University, Tsinghua University, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad / EU-FP7 contract ERMITAGE with Open University, University of Manchester, University of East Anglia, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research / other activities with University of Reading, Toulouse School of Economics, Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie, University Laval, Wageningen University and Nanjing University

Master Construction project management I Construction project management II Environmental management systems

PhD program(s) Applied environmental economic modeling Economic assessment of environmental impacts Policy instruments for environmental protection

Swiss governmental agencies

Economics of climate change

Federal Office of the Environment, Federal Energy Office, Federal Housing Office, Département des Infrastructures du canton de Vaud, Ville de Sion

Environmental economics for engineers

Foreign governmental agencies

Continuing education

Ministère français de l’écologie, de l’énergie, du développement durable et de l’aménagement du territoire; Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique

Computable general equilibrium modeling in GAMS MCP

Certificate of Advanced Studies in real estate economics, part of the master of advanced studies in real estate expertise

Industry Holcim (Switzerland), KANLO Consultants, ORDECSYS/CORDEE, Quantis, ESTIA, Epiqr Rénovation Sàrl, Pom+, Unique Airport, BHP-Brugger und Partner AG

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Study Group on the Spatiality of Risks

Valérie November

SNF Assistant Professor

Valérie November is a human geographer. She has a PhD from the University of Geneva. After a post-doc at Ecole des Mines (Paris), she lectured for four years at the University of Geneva. In 2005, she was a visiting fellow at Oxford University and the University of East Anglia. In 2006, she received a Swiss NSF Professorship at EPFL, where she created the Study Group on the Spatiality of Risks. She has conducted several research projects on risk and geographical knowledge (CCTV, Floods, Crisis and Risk Reduction, etc.) and has recently participated in the MApping COntroversies on Science for POLitics project, MACOSPOL, led by Bruno Latour (FP7). She is currently working on the main focus of her research work – Risk Print – on the geovisualization of risks. She has written one book and co-edited three others and has three other projects currently in the works. She has published 20 papers in international journals, 14 book chapters and overseen three special issues of publications as guest editor. Current group

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LAB ResearcH InterestS The Study Group on the Spatiality of Risks (ESpRi) was set up in October 2006 under the supervision of Prof. Valérie November. As part of ENAC and attached to INTER, it provides a focus on interdisciplinary research on the spatiality of risks. Collective risks are an important research topic in the social and engineering sciences. Whether natural, technical, environmental or social in nature, such risks pose similar challenges to contemporary societies, summoning our capacity to forecast tragic events and prevent disasters. Through various research projects (such as RiskPrint), the ESpRi Group studies knowledge of risks and controversies. Its main objective is to reveal the multiplicity of spatial practices emerging from the identification of risks and the variety of local development strategies adopted as a result. It also aims to develop a multi-risk approach at different geographical scales as well as geovisualization tools. Keywords Risks, geovisualization, controversies, mapping, multi-risk approach, hazard zones, knowledge and information.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Journal Articles V. November, E. Camacho-Hübner and B. Latour, (2010). Entering a Risky Territory-Space in the Age of Digital Navigation, Environment and Planning D, vol. 28, num. 4, pp. 581-599. V. November, P. Viot and M. Penelas, (2009). When flood risk transforms a territory: the Lully effect, Geography, vol. 94, p. 189-197. P. Viot, B. Barbey, V. November and H. Maksim, (2009). Gérer la sécurité dans les stades: Entre ordre prescrit et logiques situationnelles, IRSV–International Review on Sport and Violence, vol. 3, num. 3, pp. 3-9. V. November (2008). Spatiality of risk, Environment and Planning A, vol. 40, pp. 1523-1527 Books and Book chapters V. November and Y. Leanza. Risk, Disaster and Crisis Reduction: Mobilizing, Collecting and Sharing Information. Springer: to be published in 2011. V. November, P. Viot and M. Penelas (Eds). Habiter les territoires des risques. PPUR: submitted in 2010. J. Rostum, V. November and J. Vatn (Eds), (2008). Proactive Crisis Management of Urban Infrastructure. COST Action C19, Byggforsk, SINTEF. C. Burton-Jeangros, C. Grosse and V. November (Eds), (2007). Face au risque. Georg, Geneva. V. November, “Risques territorialisés” ou “territorialité du risque”? Réflexion géographique autour de la relation risque-territoire”. In T. Coanus, J. Comby, F. Duchêne and E. Martinais (Eds.), (2010). Risques et territoires: Interroger et comprendre la dimension locale de quelques risques contemporains, Sciences du risque et du danger, pp. 275-286. Technical reports L. Boulianne, V. November, C. Cabasse and M. Reinhard, (2008). Vulnérabilité des infrastructures urbaines et gestion de crise: impacts et enseignements dans les cas de pannes électriques en Suisse, COST Action C19, EPFL, UniL.

selected PhD theses L’eau à l’échelle de la planification spatiale. Marion Penelas, thesis in progress. Le territoire sécurisé des grandes manifestations contemporaines. Pascal Viot, thesis in progress. Les assureurs et les réassureurs face au risque de tremblement de terre au Japon. Remigius Zgraggen, thesis in progress.

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Mapping controversies (cartographie des controverses sociotechniques) ENAC week Les carrières de pierre naturelle et leur intégration dans l’environnement 2009/2010 ENAC week Deep City in Paris 2010/2011 ENAC week Management of territories affected by natural hazards in mountain areas 2010/2011

Master Mapping controversies Risk management

Continuing Education 2008 and 2010: Certificate of advanced studies (CAS) “Disaster Risk Reduction.” Creation of module 1 (theoretical aspects) and teaching.

V. November, Y. Leanza, B. Barbey, C. Cabasse and K. de Conto et al. (2008). Risk in Situ: la prévention de situations de risques et de crises: diffuser, mobiliser et saisir l’information sanitaire, EPFL, RUIG, ISDR, UniGe. 84

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2006-2010 AWARDS

Collaborations & Networks

Valérie November – chosen for the BCV Foundation prize 2010

Navigational tools and mapping controversies

Estelle Lépine – MS thesis selected in the magazine Wallpaper* Dec-Jan 2010-2011

Foreign Universities: Bruno Latour (Science-Po, Paris); Sarah Whatmore (University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment); Stuart N. Lane (Dept. of Geography, Durham University); François Mélard (Faculté des Sciences, Université de Liège); Gerald Beck and Cordula Kropp (Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich); Kristin Asdal (University of Oslo), Vincent Lepinay (MIT), Cecile Maedel (Ecole des Mines de Paris), Albena Yaneva (University of Manchester); Richard Rogers (University of Amsterdam);

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS RiskPrint, 2006-11 Swiss National Science Foundation

CHF 1,500,000.-

Risk inSitu, in collaboration with University of Laval & University of Geneva, 2007-08 Swiss Network for International Studies CHF 195,000.Vulnérabilité des infrastructures urbaines et gestion de crise: impacts et enseignements dans les cas de pannes électriques en Suisse, 2006-08 State Secretariat for Education and Research; COST Action C19 CHF 97,500.Impacts des inondations en Suisse: Processus d’apprentissage, gestion du risque et aménagement du territoire, 2006-08 State Secretariat for Education and Research CHF 67,500.The case of Paléo Festival de Nyon, 2007 EPFL-ENAC-INTER: Matching Funds

Swiss Universities: Alain Kaufmann (UniL); Private sector: Abram Pointet (Microgis Fondation for spatial analysis).

Risk Visualization Foreign Universities: Estelle Ployon (Edytem – University of Savoie); Tim Schwanen (University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment); Pierre-Olivier Couteau (Ecole Nationale des Sciences Géographiques, Paris); Company: William Wright (Oculus).

Flooding and Hazard Maps CHF 25,000.-

MACOSPOL – MApping COntroversies on Science for POLitics, 2008-09 FP7 Framework Programme CHF 178,350.Temporary public planning measures and risk management: The secure territory of major contemporary events. The case of Euro 2008, 2008-09 FIFA; Bourse JOÃO HAVELANGE CHF 55,000.Zones de dangers naturels et établissement humains dans le canton de Vaud: quelles affectations possibles et souhaitables?, 2010-11 Canton of Vaud CHF 40,000.-

Swiss Universities: Emmanuel Reynard (UniL), Jean Ruegg (UniL); Reynald Delaloye (UniFr); Marc Zaugg (UniZh); Other EPF Institutes: Irmi Seidl (WSL), Jakob Rhyner (SLF Davos), Michaël Brundl (SLF Davos); Cantonal Agencies: Nadia Christinet (Office of Security and Environment, Canton of Vaud); Denis Froidevaux (Service de la sécurité civile et militaire, Canton of Vaud); Federal Agencies: Roberto Loat (Federal Office for the Environment); Private sector: VKF/AEAI (Association des établissements cantonaux d’assurance incendie).

Critical Infrastructures Federal Agencies: François D. Maridor (DDPS – Federal Office for Population Protection); Private sector: Alpiq (ex-EOS); Skyguide.

Risk, Territory and Disaster Management Foreign Universities: Olivier Borraz (Sciences Po), Sandrine Revet (Sciences Po), Nick Pidgeon (Cardiff University), Karen Bickerstaff (King’s College), David Demeritt (King’s College), Claude Gilbert (University of Grenoble), Jean-Pierre Galland (LATTS, Paris), Yvan Leanza (Laval University), Jill Litt (University of Colorado), Tom Birkland (University of North Carolina), Andrew Lakoff (University of Southern California), Eric Klinenberg (New York University); Swiss Universities: Mathilde Bourrier (UniGe), Claudine Burton-Jeangros (UniGe); Federal Agencies: Lionel Fontannaz (MeteoSwiss); International Organisations: David Heyman (UN/WHO), Thomas Peter (UN/OCHA), Craig Duncan (UN/ISDR).

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Bioenergy and Energy Planning Research Group

Edgard Gnansounou

Professeur Titulaire

Edgard Gnansounou holds a master’s degree in civil engineering and a PhD on the topic of modeling security of the energy supply. He has written widely on this subject and also on the topic of sustainable bio-energy. He lectures in several energy courses within the framework of bachelor, master’s as well as doctoral programs at EPFL. Gnansounou is a member of the steering committee of the European Biofuels Technology Platform and of the evaluation committee of the Bioenergy Program of the French Research National Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche). Areas of expertise include bio-energy, life-cycle assessment, energy systems and energy planning, modeling of energy markets, security of the energy supply and development of decision-support systems.

Current group 1 Professeur Titulaire 1 Administrative Assistant 1 Scientist 4 PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS Previously known as the laboratory of energy systems (LASEN), the group’s scope was large and included three units. In February 2009, LASEN became the BPE research group, built around the previous energy-planning group of LASEN. BPE currently undertakes sustainability assessments of emerging renewable energy pathways, looking especially at advanced biofuels. One of the aims is to jointly tackle the needs of food, feed and fuel. We are developing biorefinery schemes as well as efficient tools for their assessment. Contrary to the assumptions commonly made, biomass resources will not, in the long term, necessarily be fully available for fuels because of competition between several uses. We are working on new assessment methods based on the concept of “value engineering, value resource and target costing.” Keywords Renewable energy, biofuel, biorefinery, sustainability, techno-economic assessment, value resource, environmental assessment, life-cycle assessment.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Protein extraction from biomass in a bioethanol refinery – Possible dietary applications: use as animal feed and potential extension to human consumption. Simone Chiesa and Edgard Gnansounou. In Bioresource Technology, number 102, pages 427-436, 2011.

Comprehensive food fermentation biotechnology, vol. 1 and 2. Editors: Ashok Pandey, Christian Larroche, Carlos Ricardo Soccol, Edgard Gnansounou, Claude-Gilles Dussap. Asiatech Publishers, Inc, New Delhi, 2010.

Methods and tools to evaluate the availability of renewable energy sources. Athanasios AngeliDimakis, Markus Biberacher, Javier Dominguez, Giulia Fiorese, Sabine Gadocha, Edgard Gnansounou, Giorgio Guariso, Avraam Kartadilis, Luis Panichelli, Irene Pinedo, and Michela Robba. In Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, number 15, pages 1182-1200, 2011.

Biofuels: Alternative Feedstocks and Conversion Processes. Editors: Professor Ashok Pandey, Professor Christian Larroche, Dr. Steven C. Ricke, Professor Claude-Gilles Dussap, and Dr Edgard Gnansounou. Elsevier, in press.

Pretreatment of Douglas fir wood biomass for improving saccharification efficiencies. Reeta Rani Singhania, Simone Chiesa, Rajeev Kumar Sukumaran, Juan David Villegas, Anil K. Patel, Edgard Gnansounou, and Ashok Pandey. In Journal of ASTM International, volume 7, number 4 (April), 2010. Techno-economic analysis of lignocellulosic ethanol: A review. Edgard Gnansounou and Arnaud Dauriat. In Bioresource Technology, volume 101, number 13, page 4980–4991, 2010. Production and use of lignocellulosic bioethanol in Europe: Current situation and perspectives. Edgard Gnansounou. In Bioresource Technology, volume 101, number 13, page 4842–4850, 2010. Life cycle assessment of biofuels: Energy and greenhouse gas balances. Edgard Gnansounou, Arnaud Dauriat, Juan Villegas, and Luis Panichelli. In Bioresource Technology, volume 100, number 21, pages 4919-4930, 2009. GIS-based approach for defining bioenergy facilities location: A case study in Northern Spain based on marginal delivery costs and resources competition between facilities. L. Panichelli and E. Gnansounou. In Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 32, number 4, pp. 289-300, 2008. Multi-Regional Long-Term Electricity Supply Scenarios with Fusion. E. Gnansounou and D. Bednyagin. In Fusion Science and Technology, volume 52, number 3, pages 388-393, 2007.

selected PhD theses Vulnerability Assessment of Electric Power Supply under Extreme Weather Conditions. Barben, Raphaël; Gnansounou, Edgar (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010. Socio-Economic Assessment of Fusion Energy Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment Programme. Bednyagin, Denis; Foray, Dominique (dir.); Gnansounou, Edgar (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010. Multi-agent modelling of electricity markets: transaction processes and generation capacity expansion under competition. Lahlou, Abdelaziz; Gnansounou, Edgar (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2007.

2006-2010 AWARDS One of our papers was in the third position of the top 25 list of the hottest articles of Bioresource Technology for the period of July-September 2009

A multi-agent approach for planning activities in decentralized electricity markets. E. Gnansounou, S. Pierre, A. Quintero, J. Dong, and A. Lahlou. In Knowledge-Based Systems, volume 20, number 4, pages 406-418, 2007. Strategies for regional integration of electricity supply in West Africa. E. Gnansounou, H. Bayem, D. Bednyagin, and J. Dong. In Energy Policy, volume 35, number 8, pages 4142-4153, 2007. 86

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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Scane

Collaborations & Networks CHF 87,969.-

Euratom

CHF 72,165.-

Biothermic

CHF 70,000.-

Cooperation

CHF 500,000.-

Swisselectric

CHF 211,036.-

SBDK

CHF 39,407.-

RDF

CHF 60,000.-

EU FP7

CHF 85,800.-

CCEM

CHF 61,368.-

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Sustainable construction Architectural integration of solar energy ENAC week Energy and the city: the challenges of sustainable development

Master Energy within buildings Modelling of energy and transports systems Integrated planning of energy infrastructures Environment and civil engineering

PhD program(s) Energy planning: modelling, simulation and interpretation

Continuing Education Biomass and Bioenergy (Continuing Education in Energy)

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Biomass is one of the promising options for a partial substitution of fossil fuels, especially in the transport sector. Current biofuels mainly use agricultural crops. While cereal-based bioethanol raises concerns about the risks of competition with food, the sugarcane pathway can induce a risk of biodiversity loss. The BPE contributes to national and international research networks on second and third generation biofuels. Three examples are presented below:

SunChem project funded by the Competence Center on Energy and Mobility (CCEM) – national research network Paul Scherer Institute (PSI) / EMPA Materials Science & Technology, Technology and Society Lab / University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, Institute of Environmental and Process Engineering (HSR-UMTEC)/ EPFL, Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Energy Systems Laboratory, Bioenergy and Energy Planning Research Group.

Sustainable biofuels from Agricultural Residues in North-Andean countries (SUBA) funded by Cooperation@EPFL – international research network Universidad Autonomia de Occidente (Colombia)/ Universidad del Valle (Colombia)/ Instituto Zuliano de Investigaciones Tecnologicas (Venezuela)/ EPFL, Bioenergy and Energy Planning Research Group.

Integration of Biology and Engineering into an Economical and Energy-Efficient 2G Bioethanol Biorefinery funded by FP7 – international research network Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Portugal)/ Riso National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, The Technical University of Denmark/ Department of Applied Microbiology, Lund University (Sweden)/Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Mediambientales y Tecnologicas (Spain)/ Inbicon A/S (Denmark)/ Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Föderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT (Germany)/ University of Gent (Belgium)/ Granit recherche Développement SA (Switzerland)/ EPFL (Switzerland)/ Brazil, University of Rio de Janeiro, University of Pernambuco, University of Santa Catarina, University of Minas Gerais, State R&D Laboratory of Rio de Janeiro, University of Bahia.

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Environmental Chemistry Modeling Laboratory

Jeremy Samuel Arey

Assistant professor tenure track

J. Samuel Arey completed a BS in public affairs and environmental science at Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S. in 1998. He continued his studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning a MS in environmental engineering in 2001 and a PhD in environmental chemistry in 2004. During 2004-2005 he worked as a post-doc at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. In 2005, he was awarded a Distinguished International Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the U.S. National Science Foundation, which enabled him to continue research at the Institute of Chemical Sciences at EPFL. In 2008 he was appointed assistant professor jointly at the EPFL and Eawag. Arey has published nearly twenty articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals. In 2007, he received the John B. Phillips award and in 2009 he received La Polysphere, in recognition of excellent teaching, from the students of the Department of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering. Current group

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Assistant Professor Administrative Assistant Postdoctoral Fellows PhD Students Technicians

LAB ResearcH InterestS J. Samuel Arey’s core research focus is on advancing the fundamental understanding of molecular processes that affect organic pollutants in aquatic systems. Current problems include aquatic oxidation processes, separation and analysis of complex mixtures and the environmental fate of previously unstudied bioaccumulative pollutants in aquatic systems. To study these problems, the laboratory applies a broad spectrum of cuttingedge analytical and simulation tools such as comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography, time-of-flight mass spectrometry and quantum chemical molecular dynamics simulations. Projects include quantum chemical investigation of the formation mechanism of N-nitrosodimethylamine during drinking water treatment and transport dynamics of novel halogenated pollutants in the water column of Lake Geneva. Keywords Quantum chemistry, complex mixtures, GCxGC, persistent organic pollutants, oxidation, halogen, bromine.

2006-2010 Significant Publications

2006-2010 AWARDS

Reddy, C. M., Arey, J. S., Seewald, J. S., Sylva, S. P., Lemkau, K. L., Nelson, R. K., Carmichael, C. A., McIntyre, C. P., Fenwick, J., Ventura, G. T., van Mooy, B. A. S., Camilli, R., Composition and fate of gas and oil released to the water column during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2011, submitted.

Prof. J. Samuel Arey – best ENAC teacher 2009

Mishra, B.K., Arey, J.S., Sathyamurthy, N., Stacking and spreading interaction in N-heteroaromatic systems, J. Phys. Chem. A 2010, 114: 9606-9616. Peacock, E.E., Arey, J.S., DeMello, J.A., McNichol, A.P., Nelson, R.K., Reddy, C.M., Molecular and isotopic analysis of motor oil from a biodiesel-driven vehicle, Energy & Fuels 2010, 24: 1037-1042. Arey, J.S., Aeberhard, P.C., Lin, I.-C., Rothlisberger, U., Hydrogen bonding described using dispersioncorrected Density Functional Theory, J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113: 4726-4732.

Prof. J. Samuel Arey – John B. Phillips Award, 4th International Symposium on Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography 2007 Prof. J. Samuel Arey – Honorable Mention for Outstanding Poster, Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Sciences, Water 2006 Peter Tentscher – Poster prize at the Model(l)ing’09 conference, Erlangen, Germany

Aeberhard, P.C, Arey, J.S., Lin, I.-C., Rothlisberger, U., Accurate DFT descriptions for weak interactions of molecules containing sulfur, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2009, 5: 23-28.

2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Wardlaw, G.D., Arey, J.S., Reddy, C.M., Nelson, R.K., Ventura, G.T., Valentine, D.L., Disentangling oil weathering at a marine seep using GC×GC: Broad metabolic specificity accompanies subsurface petroleum biodegradation, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42: 7166-7173.

Environmental chemistry

Bachelor Quantitative methods II

Reddy, C.M., DeMello, J.A., Carmichael, C.A., Peacock, E.E., Xu, L., Arey, J.S., Determination of biodiesel blending percentages using natural abundance radiocarbon: Testing the accuracy of retail biodiesel blends, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42: 2476-2482.

Master

Book chapters Bucher, D., Masson, F., Arey, J.S., and Rothlisberger, U., Hybrid QM/MM simulations of enzymecatalyzed DNA repair reactions. Book chapter in Quantum Biochemistry, Wiley VCH, 2010.

Understanding and Modeling Pollutant Dynamics and Biogeochemistry in Lakes

Fate and behaviour of organic pollutants

PhD Program(s)

Statistical Thermodynamics for Engineering

selected PhD theses Peter Tentscher, Mar. 2009-present. Deedar Nabi, Apr. 2009-present. Saer Samanipour, December 2010-present.

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Collaborations & Networks

Fluxes and transport dynamics of previously unstudied persistent bioaccumulative pollutants in Lake Geneva, using the MIR submersibles Fondation pour L’Etude des Eaux du Léman CHF 200,000.-

Switzerland

Production Project Computing Time Allocation for quantum chemical molecular dynamics simulations of aqueous redox potentials, 2010-2011 Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) cpu hours 1.6 million Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer for use with the LMCE’s Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatograph, 2010 Swiss NSF R’Equip CHF 240,000.Quantum chemical models of aqueous redox chemistry, 2010-2011 Swiss NSF Division II CHF 211,000.-

Urs von Gunten (EPFL/Eawag) Tamar Kohn (EPFL), Torsten W. Vennemann (UNIL) Kai Udert (Eawag) and Elke Hodson (WSL) Ursula Rothlisberger and Elizabeth Brunk (EPFL) Peter Schmid (EMPA) Silvio Canonica (Eawag)

International A. Lynn Roberts and John Sivey (Johns Hopkins University) Christopher M. Reddy and Richard Camilli (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) Geoffrey P. F. Wood (MIT)

Petroleum data analysis with GC×GC, 2009-2011 Gift from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution CHF 57,000.Antibiotic fate in Lake Geneva, 2009-2012 Swiss NSF ProDoc

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Ecological Engineering Laboratory

Andrew Barry

Full Professor

Barry, from Brisbane, Australia, completed degrees in mathematics (Qld Univ., 78) and environmental physics (Griffith Univ., 81), followed by a PhD (Griffith Univ, 86) in subsurface hydrology. He has pursued research in environmental transport processes throughout his career. Before EPFL (05), he held appointments at Virginia Tech (85/6), Univ. California (86/8), Univ. Western Australia (89/97) and Edinburgh Univ. (98/05). He has developed biogeochemical transport models for predicting the transport and fate of contaminants in complex subsurface environments, and used them for analysis and prediction of, e.g., engineered wetland remediation processes. Other major research areas include soil erosion mechanisms, lake hydrodynamics and on-shore/off-shore sediment transport on ocean beaches. He is editor of Advances in Water Resources (02 onwards) and fellow of the American Geophysical Union (04). Current group 1 Full Professor 1 Administrative Assistant 1 Senior Scientist 1 Junior Scientist 3 Postdoctoral Fellows 5 PhD Students 2 Laboratory Technicians 2 Civilists

LAB ResearcH InterestS ECOL has a broad research profile, with the common scientific basis of integrating biological, chemical and physical processes. Current activities include a focus on micro-pollutants, covering their generation in urban systems to removal in wastewater treatment and engineered constructed wetlands. We seek to create an enhanced, semi-passive means for remediation of a major groundwater contamination problem; chlorinated solvents. Physical flow processes are examined in (i) developing coupled surf zone/coastal aquifer/beach morphology models and (ii) field and model-based investigation of Lake Geneva hydrodynamics. Shallow overland flow and sediment transport are likewise studied both experimentally and via process-based modeling. Technology developments for monitoring sewer flows have reached the commercial deployment stage. Keywords Coastal zone hydrodynamics, groundwater remediation, urban micro-pollutant fate, lake hydrodynamics, mechanistic soil erosion, sewer flow monitoring.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Bakhtyar, R., A. Brovelli, D. A. Barry, and L. Li. 2011. Wave-induced watertable fluctuations, sediment transport and beach profile change: Modeling and comparison with large-scale laboratory experiments. Coastal Engineering. 58(1): 103-118. Doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2010.08.004.

Brovelli, A., X. Mao, and D. A. Barry. 2007. Numerical modeling of tidal influence on densitydependent contaminant transport, Water Resources Research, 43(10), W10426, Doi: 10.1029/2006WR005173.

Jomaa, S., D. A. Barry, A. Brovelli, G. C. Sander, J.-Y. Parlange, B. C. P. Heng, H. J. Tromp-van Meerveld. 2010. Effect of raindrop splash and transversal width on soil erosion: Laboratory flume experiments and analysis with the Hairsine-Rose model. Journal of Hydrology. 395(1-2): 117-132. Doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.10.021.

Sander, G. C., J.-Y. Parlange, D. A. Barry, M. B. Parlange, and W. L. Hogarth. 2007. Limitation of the transport capacity approach in sediment transport modeling. Water Resources Research. 43(2), W02403, Doi: 10.1029/2006WR005177.

Kouznetsova, I., X. Mao, C. Robinson, D. A. Barry, J. I. Gerhard, and P. L. McCarty. 2010. Biological reduction of chlorinated solvents: Batch-scale geochemical modeling. Advances in Water Resources. 33(9): 969-986. Doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2010.04.017. Nguyen, L. S., B. Schaeli, D. Sage, S. Kayal, D. Jeanbourquin, D. A. Barry, and L. Rossi. 2009. Vision-based system for the control and measurement of wastewater flow rate in sewer systems. Water Science and Technology. 60(9): 2281-2289. Doi: 10.2166/wst.2009.659. Robinson, C., D. A. Barry, P. L. McCarty, J. I. Gerhard, and I. Kouznetsova. 2009. pH control for enhanced reductive bioremediation of chlorinated solvent source zones. Science of the Total Environment. 407(17): 4560-4573. Doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.03.029. Brovelli, A., F. Malaguerra, and D. A. Barry. 2009. Bioclogging in porous media: Model development and sensitivity to initial conditions. Environmental Modelling and Software. 24(5): 611-626. Doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2008.10.001.

Mao, X., H. Prommer, D. A. Barry, C. D. Langevin, B. Panteleit, and L. Li. 2006. Three-dimensional model for multi-component reactive transport with variable density groundwater flow. Environmental Modelling and Software. 21(5): 615-628. Doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2004.11.008. selected PhD thesis Hydrogeochemical Modelling of Variably Saturated Soils: Model Development and Application to Bauxite Refining Residue. Wissmeier, Laurin; Barry, David Andrew (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

2006-2010 AWARDS Baechler S. – MS thesis Luce Grivat Award 2007 Malaguerra F. – MS thesis Luce Grivat Award 2007 Margot J. – MS thesis CSD Prize 2008

Robinson, C., A. Brovelli, D. A. Barry, and L. Li. 2009. Tidal influence on BTEX biodegradation in sandy coastal aquifers. Advances in Water Resources. 32(1): 16-28. Doi: 10.1016/j. advwatres.2008.09.008. Wissmeier, L., and D. A. Barry. 2009. Effect of mineral reactions on the hydraulic properties of unsaturated soils: Model development and application. Advances in Water Resources. 32(8): 12411254. Doi: 10.1016/ j.advwatres.2009.05.004. Rotter, B. E., D. A. Barry, J. I. Gerhard, and J. S. Small. 2008. Modeling U(VI) biomineralization in single- and dual-porosity porous media. Water Resources Research. 44(8), W08437, Doi: 10.1029/2007WR006301. 92

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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS MIR project, 2010-2013 Private foundation-VPR

Collaborations & Networks ProDoc Léman21 CHF 250,000.-

Physical Mechanisms of Soil Erosion: Modelling and Validation, 2010-2011 SNSF CHF 54,775.Enhanced Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvent Source Zones in Aquifers, 2008-2012 SNSF CHF 380,325.-

Institutions involved are EPFL, Eawag, University of Geneva, and University of Lausanne

Chlorinated Solvent Remediation The international SABRE project (Source Area in situ BioREmediation, 2004-2008), was a large international consortium. Collaboration with Dr. Holliger’s group (Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology)

ProDoc project “Scientific concepts for the sustainable management of mid-sized lakes in the 21st century,” Module 1: “Water Dynamics and Contaminant Transfer Processes from the Shallow to the Deep Waters of a Mid-Sized Lake,” 2008-2012 SNSF ECOL allocation CHF 209,548.-

River Restoration

ProDoc project “Scientific concepts for the sustainable management of mid-sized lakes in the 21st century,” Module 2: “Origin of Micropollutants in the Catchment and their Transport to a Mid-Sized Lake,” 2008-2012 SNSF ECOL allocation CHF 472,893.-

SNSF-funded research carried out with collaborators from Loughborough University (UK) and Cornell University (USA)

Nearshore Hydrodynamics: Turbulence, Sediment Transport, Bed Morphology and Beach Groundwater, 2009-2011 SNSF CHF 207,875.Physical Mechanisms of Soil Erosion: Modelling and Validation, 2007-2010 SNSF CHF 137,672.R’Equip: “Drilling and Direct-Push Unit for Soil Sampling, Installation of Fluid-Sampling Units, and Soil Logging (Geoprobe®),” 2007-2008 SNSF CHF 541,300.-

CCES-funded RECORD project. Partners are EPFL, ETHZ, Eawag, WSL

Soil Erosion

Hydropix Monitoring System Collaborative project involving EPFL-LIB (Biomedical Imaging Group), ETRINEX SA (commercial partner of the project), Eawag (experimental site) and the City of Lausanne

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Introduction to environmental engineering Sites remediation Méthodes d’échantillonnage et d’analyse Microbiology for engineers

River Corridor Restoration Conference 2011 (RCRC11), 2011 CCES CHF 35,000.-

Quantitative methods II

RECORD (REstored COrridor Dynamics): Assessment and modeling of coupled ecological and hydrological dynamics in the restored corridor of a river, 2007-2011 CCES ECOL allocation CHF 138,000.-

UE ENAC: City intervals: the urban challenge

ENAC week: Public spaces and mobility: interdisciplinary projects

Master

Video monitoring of hydraulic structures in wastewater systems (HydroWatch), 2007-2010 CTI-OFFT CHF 401,800.-

Water quality modeling

Video-surveillance of several hydraulic structures, 2007-present City of Lausanne CHF 20,000.-

Master of Advanced Studies in Hydraulic Engineering: “Rejets urbains par temps de pluie: processus et maîtrise”

Study of potential renaturalization of Channel Sion-Riddes, 2009-present Canton Valais & City of Sion CHF 20,000.-

ProDoc Leman21 Winter School: “Sampling strategies and uncertainties in sampling processes”

Urban hydrology

Continuing Education

Comparative assessment of approaches to predicting the fate and transport of dissolved phase hydrocarbons in Chalk aquifers, BBSRC (United Kingdom), 2004-2007 CHALK FTI GBP 29,000.In Situ Source Area Bioremediation (SABRE), 2004-2008 BBSRC-RTDF (United Kingdom, USA) GBP 248,770.Rehabilitation methodology for aluminium residue disposal sites, 2005-2008 Alcoa Ltd., Australia AUD 120,000.Tidal dynamics of a subterranean estuary: Processes and functions, 2007-2009 Australian Research Council AUD 120,000.-

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Environmental Remote Sensing Laboratory

Alexis Berne

Assistant professor tenure track

Alexis Berne earned his master’s degree in environmental engineering at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble in 1998, and his PhD in radar hydrometeorology at Université Joseph Fourier in 2002. He then spent three years as a Marie Curie Fellow at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and in 2006 was appointed assistant professor at EPFL, where he heads the Environmental Remote Sensing Laboratory. His main expertise is in the quantification and analysis of precipitation and its variability using weather radar systems in particular. Berne has authored and co-authored 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union and is associate editor for the journal Water Resources Research.

Current group 1 Assistant Professor 1 Secretary 2 Postdoctoral Fellows 3 PhD Students 3 Technicians

LAB ResearcH InterestS Research at LTE focuses on remote sensing of precipitation, at the interface between meteorology and hydrology. Topics of interest are (i) precipitation quantification using weather (polarimetric) radar systems and microwave links, (ii) the variability of the microstructure of precipitation, combining experimental work involving a variety of complementary instruments and more theoretical work based on wave-matter interactions and stochastic simulation. Examples of PhD theses currently conducted within LTE include the stochastic simulation of 2D fields of raindrop size distributions, the experimental quantification of precipitation at the radar sub-grid scale, and the merging of rain gauge, telecommunication microwave link and radar data to obtain reliable rain rate fields. Keywords Precipitation variability, weather radar, microwave link, raindrop size distribution, stochastic simulation, mountainous precipitation.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Experimental quantification of the sampling uncertainty associated with measurements from PARSIVEL disdrometers, J. Jaffrain and A. Berne, Journal of Hydrometeorology, vol. 12(3), p. 352-370, 2011. A network of disdrometer to quantify the small-scale variability of the raindrop size distribution, J. Jaffrain, A. Studzinski and A. Berne, Water Resources Research, vol. 47, W00H06, doi:10.1029/2010WR009872, 2011. Improved interpolation of meteorological forcings and hydrologic implications for a Swiss alpine region, C. Tobin, L. Nicotina, M. Parlange, A. Berne and A. Rinaldo, Journal of Hydrology, vol. 401(12), p. 77-89, 2011. Errors and uncertainties in microwave link rainfall estimation explored using drop size measurements and high-resolution radar data, H. Leijnse, R. Uijlenhoet and A. Berne, Journal of Hydrometeorology, vol. 11, p. 1330-1344, 2010. Identification of dry and rainy periods using telecommunication microwave links, M. Schleiss and A. Berne, IEEE Geosciences and remote sensing Letters, vol. 7, num. 3, p. 611-615, 2010. Geostatistical simulation of 2D fields of raindrop size distributions at the meso-gamma scale, M. Schleiss, A. Berne and R. Uijlenhoet, Water Resources Research, vol. 45, p. W07415, 2009. Variability of the spatial structure of intense Mediterranean precipitation, A. Berne, G. Delrieu and B. Boudevillain, Advances in Water Resources, vol. 32, p. 1031-1042, 2009. Weather Radar and Hydrology, G. Delrieu, I. Braud, A. Berne, M. Borga, B. Boudevillain, F. Fabry, J. Freer, E. Gaume, E. Nakakita, A. Seed, P. Tabary and R. Uijlenhoet, Advances in water Resources, vol. 32, p. 969-974, 2009. Stochastic simulation experiment to assess radar rainfall retrieval uncertainties associated with attenuation and its correction, R. Uijlenhoet and A. Berne, Hydrology and earth System Science, vol. 12, num. 2, p. 587-601, 2008. Path-averaged rainfall estimation using microwave links: uncertainty due to spatial rainfall variability, A. Berne and R. Uijlenhoet, Geophysical Research Letters, AGU, vol. 34, num. 7, p. L07403, 2007.

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selected PhD theses Quantification of the variability of the raindrop size distribution within a typical weather radar pixel and its influences on remote estimation of precipitation. Joël Jaffrain, defense expected in Dec. 2011. The small-scale variability of raindrop size distributions: simulation and applications. Marc Schleiss, 2008Improved rain rate estimation using telecommunication microwave links. Blandine Bianchi, 2009-

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Microwave links for urban sewer system management, 2011-2013 PI: J. Rieckermann, Co-PI: A. Berne, P. Reichert (EAWAG) Swiss National Science Foundation – Interdisciplinary project CHF 511,446.- (for LTE CHF 153,110.-) Space-time variability of the microstructure of precipitation at the radar-subgrid scale – Prolongation, 2011 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 110,260.Snowfall estimation using a Doppler dual-polarization X-band radar, 2010-2011 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 250,409.Swiss Experiment, 2008-2012 Competence Center Environment and Sustainability of the ETH Domain CHF 141,000.Space-time variability of the microstructure of precipitation at the radar-subgrid scale, 2007-2010 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 317,100.Polarimetric X-band radar: an innovative tool for hydrometeorological research, 2007-2009 Swiss National Science Foundation – R’Equip CHF 250,000.-

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Collaborations & Networks

Marc Schleiss – finalist for the best student paper award at the 6th European Radar Conference in Sibiu, Romania 2010

Potential of telecommunication microwave links to improve sewage system management in case of rainfall: this project is starting, in collaboration with J. Rieckermann from EAWAG

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Remote sensing

Master

Development of a new type of disdrometer: this project is ongoing in the framework of the Swiss Experiment, in collaboration with E. Charbon from TU Delft Estimation of rain rate using telecommunication microwave links, 2007-2008, in collaboration with Météo-France and Bouygues Télécom

Spatial statistics and analysis

PhD Program(s) Active Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere

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Environmental Microbiology Laboratory

Rizlan Bernier-Latmani

Assistant professor tenure track

Rizlan Bernier-Latmani received a master’s degree and a PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University in 1995 and 2001, respectively, after gaining a BS in natural resources with honors at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, U.S. She was a post-graduate researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California from 2001 to 2005 and joined EPFL as an assistant professor, tenure track, in 2005.

Current group

1 Assistant Professor 1 Administrative Assistant 1 Senior Scientist 4 Postdoctoral Fellows 4 Doctoral Students 1 Technician

LAB ResearcH InterestS The lab has five main research projects: 1.Metal reduction by Gram-positive bacteria, an area neglected in favor of research on Gram-negative bacteria. 2. The structure and reactivity of biogenic reduced uranium: we found the accepted paradigm that the mineral uraninite is the main product of microbial U(VI) reduction to not be accurate. 3. The toxicity of silver nanoparticles to bacteria: we are focusing on the role of nanoparticle size and surface coating on their toxicity under environmental conditions. 4. Uranium contaminated peat bog: we are studying a peat soil impacted by uranium mine tailings, with the goal of elucidating the speciation of U and Ra and evaluating the potential hazard associated with flooding the site. 5. Microbial activity in the deep subsurface: we are characterizing microbial metabolism in a clay rock using chemical analyses of substrates and products coupled to metagenomic and meta-transcriptomic approaches. Keywords Geomicrobiology, genomics and metagenomics, transcriptomics, synchrotron-based spectroscopy, remediation of metal contamination, long-term storage of radionuclides, formation of biogenic nanoparticles, toxicity of metal nanoparticles.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Bernier-Latmani, R., Veeramani, H., Dalla Vecchia, E., Junier, P., Lezama-Pacheco J.S., Suvorova, E.I., Sharp. J.O., Stubbs, J.E., Wigginton, N.S., and J. R. Bargar. (2010) Non-uraninite products of microbial U(VI) reduction. Environmental Science & Technology, v44, 24, 9456-9462.

Schofield, E., Veeramani, H., Sharp, J.O., Suvorova E.I., Bernier-Latmani, R., Mehta, A., Stahlman, J., Clark, D.L., Conradson, S., Webb, S. and J.R. Bargar (2008) Structure of biogenic UO2 produced by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. Environmental Science & Technology, v42, 21, 7898-7904.

Junier, P., Junier, T., Podell, S., Sims, D.R., Detter, J.C., Lykidis, A., Han, C.S., Wigginton, N.S., Gaasterland, T. and R. Bernier-Latmani. (2010) The genome of the Gram-positive, metal- and sulfatereducing bacterium Desulfotomaculum reducens strain MI-1. Environmental Microbiology, v12, 10, 2738-2754.

Bencheikh-Latmani, R., Obraztsova, A., Mackey, M., Ellisman, M., Tebo, B.M. (2007) Toxicity of uncomplexed trivalent chromium to Shewanella oneidensis MR-4 during Cr(VI) reduction. Environmental Science and Technology, v41, 1, 214-220.

Wigginton, N.S., de Titta, A., Dobias, J., Nesatyy, V.J., Suter, M.J.F. and R. Bernier-Latmani. (2010) Binding of silver nanoparticles to bacterial proteins depends on surface modifications and inhibits enzymatic activity. Environmental Science and Technology, v44, 6, 2163-2168. Regenspurg, S., Margot-Roquier, C., Harfouche, M., Froidevaux, P., Steinmann, P., Junier, P. and R. Bernier-Latmani. (2010) Speciation of naturally-accumulated uranium in an organic-rich soil of an alpine region (Switzerland). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v74, 7, 2082-2098. Sharp, J. O., Schofield, E. J., Veeramani, H., Suvorova, E. I., Kennedy, D.W., Marshall, M. J., Mehta, A., Bargar, J. R. and R. Bernier-Latmani (2009) Structural similarities between biogenic uraninites produced by phylogenetically diverse bacteria. Environmental Science & Technology, v43, 21, 8295-8301. Veeramani, H., Schofield, E., Sharp, J.O., Suvorova, E.I., Ulrich, K.-U., Mehta, A., Giammar, D.E., Bargar, J.R. and R. Bernier-Latmani (2009) Effect of Mn(II) on the structure and reactivity of biogenic uraninite. Environmental Science & Technology, v43, 17, 6541-6547.

selected PhD thesis Coupled Biogeochemical Processes for the Reduction and Immobilization of Uranium. Veeramani, Harish; Bernier-Latmani, Rizlan (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Environmental Microbiology Microbiology Laboratory

Master Environmental Remediation

Junier, P., Frutschi, M., Wigginton, N.S., Schofield, E.J., Bargar, J.R., and R. Bernier-Latmani (2009) Metal reduction by spores of Desulfotomaculum reducens. Environmental Microbiology, v11, 12, 3007-3017. Bargar, J. R., Bernier-Latmani, R., Giammar, D.E. and B. M. Tebo (2008) Biogenic uraninite nanoparticles and their importance for uranium remediation. Elements, v4, 6, 407-412.

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Collaborations & Networks

Coupled Biogeochemical processes governing the stability of bacteriogenic uraninite and release of U(VI) in heterogeneous media: molecular to meter scales, 2006-2008 US Department of Energy: Environmental Remediation Science Program (ERSP) US$ 221,556.-

John Bargar at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, US

Microarray Investigation of U(VI) reduction by the novel sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfotomaculum reducens MI-1, 2006-2009 Swiss National Science Foundation: Biology and Medicine Division CHF 197,000.-

Dan Giammar at Washington University St Louis, US Brad Tebo, Oregon Health Sciences University, US NAGRA (the National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste in Switzerland) Areva (French nuclear company)

Biogeochemical processes governing the stability of bacteriogenic uraninite with respect to oxidative dissolution, 2006-2009 Swiss National Science Foundation: Division of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Engineering CHF 204,425.Mechanisms of Interaction of Silver Nanoparticles with E. coli (MISE), 2008-2009 Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology CHF 49,400.Characterization of microbial growth with glycerol in Opalinus clay porewater, 2009-2009 National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste CHF 32,810.Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory Scientific Focus Area, 2008-2011 US Department of Energy US$ 341,652.Metal reduction by the sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfotomaculum reducens, 2009-2012 Swiss National Science Foundation: Biology and Medicine Division CHF 216,000.Microbial and geochemical controls on the formation of molecular U(IV) as a product of U(VI) bioreduction, 20092012 Swiss National Science Foundation: Division of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Engineering CHF 197,000.Characterization of the metabolic capabilities of the microbial community in the Opalinus clay at the Mt Terri Rock Laboratory, 2010-2013 National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste CHF 341,000.Manganese redox mediation of UO2 stability and uranium fate in the subsurface: molecular and metal scale dynamics, 2010-2013 US Department of Energy: Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (SBR) US$ 266,377.Microbial and geochemical factors influencing the speciation of uranium in the subsurface, 2010-2012 7th European Research Framework Program, Marie Curie Incoming International Postdoctoral Fellowship (IIF) EUR 179,000.Biogeochemical characterization of the fate of U and Ra in an acidic peat bog impacted by mine tailings, 2011-2013 Areva CHF 374,668.-

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Ecological Systems Laboratory

Alexandre Buttler

Professeur Titulaire

Alexandre Buttler leads EPFL’s ECOS, a joint venture with the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, where he leads the research group “Wetlands and Pasture Woodlands.” As a trained biologist with specialization in ecology, Buttler has been involved in many studies on community and vegetation dynamics with ecosystem-scale experiments. The research outputs in peatland ecology concern mainly the effect of carbon dioxide and nitrogen enrichments on vegetation; interaction between water chemistry, vegetation and soil microorganisms; plant carbon and net ecosystem carbon exchanges and litter decomposition. The effect of invasive species on biodiversity, of dominant and subordinate species and species traits on ecosystem functioning and interaction with soil mycorrhizal AMF are also investigated in terrestrial systems such as pasture and pasture woodlands. Current group 1 Professeur Titulaire 1 Administrative Assistant 4 Senior Scientists 3 Invited Professors 1 Honorary Professor 2 Postdoctoral Fellows 6 PhD Students 3 Invited Lecturers 1 Technician 1 Trainee 2 Masters Students 1 Civilist 4 WSL Hosts

LAB ResearcH InterestS Research is centered on the organization, functioning and dynamics of terrestrial plant, animal and microbial communities in relation to ecosystem processes. We study spatial and temporal dynamics of natural ecosystems, the impact of management and direct and indirect human impacts (e.g. climate change, land-use change, invasion by alien species, atmospheric depositions, etc.), and ecological resilience and restoration. One of our strengths is the functional link between above- and below-ground communities in the production of critical ecosystem services and as indicators of a changing environment. We combine descriptive field studies, manipulative experiments in the field and in the lab, and ecological modeling (correlative and predictive). Model ecosystems are natural and semi-natural man-used sensitive and altered terrestrial ecosystems (peatlands, sylvo-pastoral and grasslands systems and floodplains). Keywords Ecosystem resilience, climate change, land-use change, biodiversity, invasive species, plant-soil interactions, restoration, management, ecological engineering.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Vuilleumier, S., Buttler, A., Perrin, N., Yearsley, J.-M. 2011 Invasion and eradication of a competitively superior species in heterogeneous landscapes. Ecological Modelling 222: 398-406. Thébault, A., Gillet, F., Mueller-Schärer, H. and Buttler, A. 2010 Polyploidy and invasion success: trait trade-offs in native and introduced cytotypes of two Asteraceae species. Plant Ecology (DOI 10.1007/s11258-010-9824-8).

Vandenberghe, C., Freléchoux, F., Buttler, A. 2007 The influence of shade and competition from herbaceous vegetation on simulated browsing tolerance of coniferous and deciduous saplings. Oïkos 117: 415-423. Bortoluzzi, E., Epron, D., Siegenthaler, A., Gilbert, D., Buttler, A. 2006 Carbon balance of a european mountain bog at constrasting stages of regeneration. New Phytologist 172: 708-718.

Raharimalala, O., Buttler, A., Razanaka, S., Sorg, J.-P. and Gobat, J.-M. 2010 Soil-vegetation patterns in secondary slash and burn successions in Central Menabe, Madagascar. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ 139 (2010) 150-158.

Dufour, A., Gadallah, Z., Wagner, H., Guisan, A., Buttler, A. 2006 Plant species richness and environmental heterogeneity in a mountain landscape: effects of variability and spatial configuration. Ecography 29:573-584.

Siegenthaler, A, Buttler, A., Bragazza, L, Van der Heijden, E., Grosvernier P, Gobat JM, Mitchell EAD 2010 Litter- and ecosystem-driven decomposition under elevated CO2 and enhanced N deposition in a Sphagnum peatland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42: 968-977.

Kohler F., Gillet F., Reust S., Wagner H. H., Gadallah F., Gobat J.-M. & Buttler A. 2006. Spatial and seasonal patterns of cattle habitat use in a mountain wooded pasture. Landscape Ecol 21: 281-295.

Thébault, A., Frey, B., Mitchell, E.A.D., Buttler. A. 2010 Species-specific effects of polyploidisation and plant traits of Centaurea maculosa and Senecio inaequidens on rhizosphere microorganisms. Oecologia 163: 1011-1020. Samaritani, E., Siegenthaler, A., Yli-Petäys, M., Buttler, A., Christin, P.-A. & Mitchell, E. A.D. 2010 Seasonal Net Ecosystem Carbon Exchange of a Regenerating Cutaway Bog: How Long Does it Take to Restore the C-Sequestration Function? Restauration Ecology doi: 10.1111/j.1526100X.2010.00662.x. Artz, R.R.E, Chapman, S. J., Siegenthaler, A., Mitchell, E.A.D., Buttler, A., Bortoluzzi, E., Gilbert, D., Yli-Petays, M., Vasander, H. and Francez, A.-J. 2008. Functional microbial diversity in cutover peatlands responds to vegetation succession and is partly directed by labile plant carbon. J. Applied Ecology 45: 1799-1809.

selected PhD theses The influence of cattle activity on tree regeneration in wood-pastures. Vandenberghe, Charlotte; Buttler, Alexandre (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2006. Resistance of plant communities to invasive species: disentangling invasiveness from invisibility. Thébault, Aurélie; Buttler, Alexandre (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009. Ecological Controls of Aerobic and Anaerobic Microbial Activities and Potential Impacts on Greenhouse Gases in Regenerating Peatlands. Siegenthaler, Andy; Buttler, Alexandre (dir.); Mitchell, Edward (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2011.

Laggoun-Defarge, F., Mitchell, E., Gilbert, D., Disnar, J.-R., Comont, L., Warner, B., Buttler, A. 2007 Cutover peatland regeneration assessment using organic matter an microbial properties (bacteria and testate amoebae). J. Applied Ecology 45: 716-727.

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PHD program(s)

Subfunc SNSF Climabog SNSF Amoebe SNSF

CHF 260,000.CHF 155,910.-

~ CHF 200,000.-

Mountland CCES

CHF 163,000.-

Record CCES

CHF 180,000.-

Mountland COST Action FP0603

CHF 170,000.-

Peatwarm French ANR

CHF 100,000.-

Développement durable et développement nord-sud

Collaborations & Networks WSL Birmensdorf (joint professorship, agreement ENAC-WSL) ETHZ (CCES projects, North-South projects) UniNE (invited professor, masters and PhD students) UNIL (teaching and research, masters students) UNIGE (teaching and research) OFEV-BAFU (research mandates) UNIBAS (research)

Menabe KFPE

CHF 30,000.-

Menabe IFS

US$ 10,750.-

Menabe Antoine und Claraz Foundation

CHF 10,000.-

CEMAGREF (agreement of collaboration for exchange of a scientist) CNRS-France Région Franche-Comté, Besançon University Paris-Orsay (teaching) University of Franche-Comté (ANR, professorship affiliation) University of Nancy (ANR, EU project) Universtiy of Orléans (ANR, EU project)

Menabe ETHZ

CHF 7,000.-

Menabe UNINE (Subvention Egalité)

CHF 2,841.-

Cattree MAVA Foundation, OFEV, canton VS

CHF 200,000.-

Pasto MAVA Foundation, OFEV, canton VS

CHF 900,000.-

RECIPE EU 5th PCRTD

CDH-SHS (Only until 2009/10)

CHF 200,000.-

Plant survival SNSF-NCCR

Human Induced Changes in Ecosystems: Measurements and Analysis

~ CHF 500,000.-

Biochange Banque BCV

CHF 90,000.-

University of Rennes (ANR, EU project) University of Poitiers (ANR) Université de Poznan (Poland-Swiss Research Programme) University of Aberdeen (invited professor, NERC project, exchange of masters students) University of Ferrara (invited professor) University of Antananarivo, Madagascar UFZ Leipzig (EU project) University of Uppsala (EU project) University of Helsinky (EU project) University of Wageningen (EU project)

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Essentials of Ecology

Macaulay Research Institute, Aberdeen (EU project) University of Mazaryk, Brno, Czech Republic Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan)

Méthode d’échantillonnage et d’analyse Soil sciences Environmental engineering laboratory ENAC week Deep city in Paris ENAC week Taking into account sustainable development criteria in the design of a residential neighborhood in Châteaud’Oex

Master Management and restoration of the ecosystems Numerical ecology SIE/ENAC Project Design Project

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Geographic Information Systems Laboratory

FRANçOIS GOLAY

Full Professor

Francois Golay obtained his diploma in environmental and geomatics engineering from EPFL in 1982. He then turned to the emerging field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a research and teaching assistant at EPFL. After a stay at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, he got a PhD in 1992 in GIS modeling and design, and worked for a few years in a private company as a consultant and head of GIS analysis and design activities. He spent a year at the University of Washington before returning to EPFL as an associate professor. He developed the GIS research lab as a competence platform supporting GIS activities. Appointed full professor, he has acted since 2002 as the first director of the newly created institute for local and regional planning and design at EPFL. He has advised some 18 PhD theses, mostly addressing empirical research fostering the value of geographic information, and sciences for decision support and the assessment of their organizational and societal impacts. Current group 1 Full Professor 0.45 Secretary 1 Senior Scientist 4 PhD Students

LAB ResearcH InterestS LASIG research covers a large range of issues, all relevant to spatial decision support. We are interested in identifying and documenting spatial data that may serve as decision criteria (spatial indicators); in designing effective spatial databases and data infrastructures; in exploratory spatial analysis processes for deriving novel indicators from existing data (geovisualization); in designing effective computer interfaces to support interactive analysis (usability assessment and improvement), and in improving the scenario design stage in decision processes. We select cases in urban development and environmental analysis and management, with a special focus in the emerging field of landscape genomics. Recent theses and publications are related to advanced algorithms to investigate correlations between environmental variables and genes under selection, to wavelet-based generalization methods of Digital Elevation Models, and to LIDAR-based extraction of urban development indicators. Keywords Spatial decision support systems, spatial analysis, geocomputation, geovisualization, landscape genomics, human-computer interaction, usability studies, spatial data infrastructures.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Carneiro C., Morello E., Voegtle T., Golay F. Digital Urban Morphometrics: Automatic Extraction and Assessment of Morphological Properties of Buildings. Transactions in GIS 14(4), 497-531, 2010. Ingensand J., Golay F. Task-oriented Usability Evaluation of a WebGIS for a Real-World Community. URISA Journal 22(1), 41-53, 2010. Ho B.Q., Clappier A., Golay F. Air pollution forecast for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in 2015 and 2020. Air Qual Atmos Health, 2010. Manel S., Joost S., Epperson B.K., Holderegger R., Storfer A., Rosenberg M.S., Scribner K.T., Bonin A., Fortin M.-J. Perspectives on the use of landscape genetics to detect genetic adaptive variation in the field. Molecular Ecology, 2010. Joost S., Colli L., Baret P.V., Garcia J.F., Boettcher P.J., Tixier-Boichard M., Ajmone-Marsan P. and the Globaldiv Consortium. Integrating geo-referenced multiscale and multidisciplinary data for the management of biodiversity in livestock genetic resources. Animal Genetics 41(1), 47-63, 2010. Parisod C., Joost S. Divergent selection in trailing- versus leading-edge populations of Biscutella laevigata. Annals of Botany 105(4), 655-660, 2010. Ingensand, J., Golay F. Task-oriented Usability Evaluation of a WebGIS for a Real-World Community.” URISA Journal 22(1): 41-54, 2010. Noucher M. Coproduction de données géographiques: du compromis au consensus… différencié. Revue internationale de géomatique 18(4), 471-492, 2008. Carneiro C., Morello E., Ratti C., Golay F. Solar Radiation over the Urban Texture: LIDAR Data and Image Processing Techniques for Environmental Analysis at City Scale. Lecture notes in geoinformation and cartography: 3D Geo-Information Sciences, Part II, S. Zlatanova and J. Lee, 319-340, 2008. Joost S., Bonin A., Bruford M.W., Desprès L., Conord C., Erhardt G., Taperlet P. A Spatial Analysis Method (SAM) to detect candidate loci for selection: towards a landscape genomics approach to adaptation. Molecular Ecology 16(18), 3955-3969, 2007.

Lassueur T., Joost S., Randin C. Very high resolution digital elevation models: do they improve models of plant species distribution ? Ecological Modelling 198(1-2), 139-153, 2006. books Lachance-Bernard N., Norte Pinto N., Havel B., Ploegmakers, H. LAND MANAGEMENT AND MOBILIZATION IN EUROPE: REGIMES, POLICIES AND PROCESSES. A Comparison Framework Applied to Gland, Switzerland, COST ACTION TU0602 Land Management for Urban Dynamics, COST Office, 2010, ISBN-13: 978-972-96524-4-8 selected PhD Theses Multiscale analysis of high resolution digital elevation models using the wavelet transform. M. Kalbermatten, F. Golay (Dir.). Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010. User interaction with online geospatial systems. J. Ingensand, F. Golay (Dir.). Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010. La donnée géographique aux frontières des organisations: approche socio-cognitive et systémique de son appropriation. M. Noucher, F. Golay and M.-H. d. Sède-Marceau (Dirs.). Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009.

2006-2010 AWARDS Claudio Carneiro – Best Student Paper Award Faro WSEAS International Conferences 2010 Matthieu Noucher – one of the two prize winners GdR MAGIS Award (Groupement de Recherche sur les Méthodes et Applications pour la Géomatique et l’Information Spatiale) 2010 Stéphane Joost – winner of the first William L. Garrison Award for Best Dissertation in Computational Geography (Association of American Geographers) 2007

Repetti A., Desthieux G. A relational indicatorset model for urban land-use planning and management: Methodological approach and application in two case studies. Landscape and Urban Planning 77, 196-215, 2006. 100

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Collaborations & Networks

Interprofession de la vigne et du vin (IVV), 2006 CHF 54,000.-

International

CTI Vins vaudois, 2004-2006

CHF 242,000.-

CTI Albatros, 2005-2006

CHF 120,000.-

COST action TU0602, Land Management for Urban Dynamics

FEDERVITI, 2006

CHF 10,000.-

COST URMOPRO, 2005-2008

CHF 110,600.-

Projets cantons romands, 2006-2010

CHF 100,000.-

CTI Terroirs-Chênes, 2006-2009

CHF 41,952.-

CTI SyGEMe, 2007-2009

CHF 500,000.-

SATT La Poste, 2009-2010

CHF 230,000.-

EAWAG, MatSAM, 2010-2010 CE-NEXTGEN, 2010-2014

CHF 20,000.CHF 253,936.-

Etat du Valais, eAtlas du Valais, 2010-2012

CHF 93,050.-

HYDROWEB, CCES@School

CHF 17,000.-

GLOBALDIV, OFAG, 2010-2011

CHF 13,350.-

ESF GENOMIC-RESOURCES, 2010-2014

CHF 465,000.-

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Geografic information systems (GIS) ENAC week Management of territories affected by natural hazards in mountain areas

Master

COST action TU0801, Semantic Enrichment of 3D City Models for Sustainable Urban Development European Spatial Data Research (EuroSDR – former OEEPE), Network of 17 European countries to explore and coordinate research between universities and National Mapping and Cartographic Agencies (NMCAs) ScientificnetworkinGISItaly-Switzerland:ETHZ(Prof.A.Carosio), Politecnico di Milano (Prof. M. Brovelli), EPFL (Prof. Golay), and some other universities EU FP5 ECONOGENE Consortium EU AGRI GEN RES GLOBALDIV Consortium EU FP7 NEXTGEN Consortium ESF GENOMIC-RESOURCES, S. Joost chair of the Steering Committee Spatial decision support systems, teaching and research activities with University of Coimbra, Dept. of Civil Engineering (Prof. Antonio Pais Antunes and Prof. Nuno Pinto), Laval University, Centre de recherche en aménagement et développement du territoire (Prof. Florent Joerin), Centre de recherche en géomatique (Prof. Stéphane Roche, Prof. Yvan Bédard, Prof. Jacynthe Pouliot), and Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Dept. of Civil Engineering (Prof. Guy Leclerc). Human Computer Interaction in GIS: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Dept. of Geography, Prof. Nicholas Hedley.

Spatial statistics and analysis Environmental geovisualization

Switzerland

Spatial decision support systems (SDSS)

Partnership with the geography department, University of Fribourg, Claude Collet, and the MicroGIS Foundation for Spatial Analysis (MFSA; Joël Chételat, Abram Pointet) constituting with LASIG the Swiss IDRISI Resource Center (SIRC).

Design and management of Project SIG Geoinformatics SIE/ENAC Project Design Project

outside EPFL GIS and spatial statistics applied to genetic data, GLOBALDIV Summer School, Piacenza, Italy, 2008/2009/2010 An introduction to Livestock Landscape Genomics, NEXTGEN Training, INRA, Meknès, Morocco, 2010 & Makerere University, Uganda, 2011

Research activities in the domain of the conservation of Swiss farm animal genetic resources. Partners are the Federal Office for Agriculture, the Swiss College of Agriculture in Zollikofen, the Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse, Swiss Brown Cattle Breeder’s Federation (Beat Bapst). LASIG is a member of the Geographic Information Technology Training Alliance (GITTA Consortium) led by Robert Weibel at University of Zürich. Organization of a yearly science meeting with all French speaking GIS laboratories (M.Kanevski, UNIL; C.Collet, UNIFR; Anthony Lehmann, UNIGE, A. Dubois, HEPIA; Hy Dao, UNIGE). LASIG maintained a technology watch network with the Frenchspeaking Swiss cantons (GIS authorities) and with the federal GI administration (swisstopo – KOGIS), until 2009.

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Laboratory for Water Quality and Treatment

URS von Gunten

Full Professor

Urs von Gunten earned his diploma and PhD from ETHZ in 1983 and 1989, respectively. He was a research assistant at ETHZ from 1984 until 1989, when he was named postdoctoral researcher at Eawag and then, in 1992, named research scientist. von Gunten has been lecturer at ETHZ and group leader of the drinking water group of the chemistry department at Eawag since 1995 and was named head of department ”Water Resources and Drinking Water” there in 2000. He has been deputy head of the department since 2004 and leader of the cross-cutting Eawag project Water Supply 21. In 2010 he was nominated head of Eawag’s Competence Center for Drinking Water and was also appointed professor of Water Quality and Treatment at EPFL. von Gunten has been a visiting scientist at the International Research Center for Water and Environment of Lyonnaise des Eaux, the University of Colorado, Boulder and the Curtin Water Quality Research Center, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. Current group

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LAB ResearcH InterestS Research has focused mainly on oxidative transformation of micropollutants during drinking water and wastewater treatment. The group was heavily involved in the investigation of oxidative processes for the removal of pharmaceuticals and estrogenic compounds from wastewater. In the studies, kinetics and product formation were investigated for estrogenic and antibacterial compounds and biological tests were applied to assess the processes with regard to the reduction of effects. In related studies, the oxidation of taste and odor compounds, cyanotoxins, N-nitrosoamines and arsenite was investigated for drinking water application. A novel process for bromate minimization during ozonation was developed and is being evaluated in large water supplies in the U.S. von Gunten has also established a strong link to the drinking water sector in Switzerland. This has led to numerous consulting projects on water supplies with local and international mineral water companies. Keywords Biogeochemical processes, iron isotopes, climate change, oxidation, disinfection, micropollutants, drinking water, wastewater.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Dodd, M. C., Buffle, M.-O., and von Gunten, U. (2006) Moiety-specific oxidation of antibacterial molecules by aqueous ozone. Reaction kinetics and application to ozone-based wastewater treatment. Environ. Sci. Technol., 40, 1969-1977.

von Gunten U., Schmidt C. K., Salhi E., Arnold W.A. (2010) Kinetics and Mechanisms of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) formation during Ozonation of N,N-Dimethylsulfamide: Role of bromide. Environ. Sci Technol., 44, 5762-5768.

Hammes, F., Salhi, E., Köster, O., Kaiser, H.-P., Egli, T., and von Gunten, U. (2006) Mechanistic and kinetic evaluation of organic disinfection by-product and assimilable organic carbon (AOC) formation during the ozonation of drinking water, Water Res., 40, 2275-2286.

Sedlak D.L., von Gunten U. (2011) The chlorine dilemma. Science, 333, 42-43.

Schwarzenbach, R. P., Escher, B. I., Fenner, K., Hofstetter, T. B., Johnson, C. A., von Gunten, U., Wehrli, B. (2006) The challenge of micropollutants in aquatic systems. Science, 313, 1072-1077. Rosenfeldt, E. J., Linden, K. G., Canonica, S., von Gunten U. (2006) Comparison of the efficiency of OH radical formation during ozonation and the advanced oxidation processes O3/H2O2 and UV/ H2O2, Water Res.,40, 3695-3704. Lee, C., Yoon, J. and von Gunten, U. (2007) Oxidation of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) precursors with ozone and chlorine dioxide: kinetics and effect on NDMA formation potential. Environ. Sci. Technol., 41, 2056-2063. Rodrigez, E., Onstad, G. D., Kull, T. P. J., Metcalf, J. S., Acero, J. L., von Gunten, U. (2007) Oxidative elimination of cyanotoxins: comparison of ozone, chlorine, permanganate and chlorine dioxide. Water Res., 41, 3381-3393. Deborde, M. and von Gunten U. (2008) Reactions of chlorine with inorganic and organic compounds during water treatment: Kinetics and product formation. A critical review. Water Res., 42, 13-51.

selected PhD theses A. Peter, Taste and odor in drinking water: sources and mitigation strategies. Diss. ETH 17761, 2008. M. C. Dodd, Characterization of ozone-based oxidative treatment as a means of eliminating the target-specific biological activities of municipal wastewater-borne antibacterial compounds. Diss. ETH No. 17934, 2008. M. K. Ramseier, Assimilable organic carbon formation and disinfection during oxidative drinking water treatment. Diss. ETH No. 19157, 2010.

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Basic Environmental Chemistry

Master Water Treatment

Lee Y, Escher B., von Gunten U. (2008) Efficient removal of the estrogenic activity during oxidative treatment of waters containing steroid estrogens, Environ. Sci. Technol., 42, 6333-6339. Mikutta C., Wiederhold J. G., Cirpka O. A., Hofstetter T. B., Bourdon B., von Gunten U. (2009) Iron isotope fractionation and atom exchange during sorption of ferrous iron to mineral surfaces. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73, 1795-1812. Lee Y., Zimmermann S. G., Kieu A. T., von Gunten U. (2009) Ferrate (Fe(VI)) application for municipal wastewater treatment: A novel process for simultaneous phosphate removal and micropollutant oxidation, Environ. Sci. Technol. 43, 3831-3838. 102

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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

Urs von Gunten – Adjunct Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences 2010

Novel Treatment Technologies for Minimisation of Bromide and Iodide in Drinking Water, 2010 ARC AUD 250,000.-

Urs von Gunten – Adjunct Professor at the Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia 2010

Chloramines in swimming pools: Occurrence, formation pathways and mitigation strategies, 2010 BAG CHF 240,000.-

Urs von Gunten – Honorary Professorship at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China 2007 Urs von Gunten – Harvey Rosen Award 2007 of the International Ozone Association

Use of Ozone in Water Reclamation for Contaminant Oxidation, 2010 Water Reuse Foundation USD 105,000.-

Urs von Gunten – Environmental Science and Technology Excellence in Review Award 2007

Riverbank filtration under climate change scenarios, 2010 SNSF CHF 450,000.-

Marc-Olivier Buffle – Willy Masschelein Award of the International Ozone Association 2007

Oxidative treatment of wastewater: efficiency of processes and formation of oxidation by-products, 2008 BAFU CHF 230,000.-

Andreas Peter – Otto Jaag Gewässerschutz-Preis 2008 Michael Dodd – CH2M-Hill/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award 2009 Michael Dodd – GDCh Young Scientist Award 2009 Michael Dodd – ETH silver medal 2009 Holger Lutze – MS thesis, DVGW Studienpreis 2009 Matthias Wittenwiler – MS thesis, Department Environmental Science Award, ETHZ 2010

Collaborations & Networks BfG Thomas Ternes: Transformation products Curtin University, Perth: AOP for water reuse, removal of bromide, iodide University of Queensland, Brisbane: Water reuse with oxidation/ filtration technologies SNWA/Arizona State University: Use of Ozone in Water Reclamation for Contaminant Oxidation

Strategie MicroPoll, 2007 BAFU

CHF 50,000.-

Aqueous oxidation of aquatic contaminants: Inhibition by dissolved natural organic matter, 2007 SNSF CHF 144,000.Vorprojekt Wasserversorgung 2025, 2007 BAFU

CHF 98,000.-

Verfahren Trinkwasseraufbereitung, 2007 BAG

CHF 50,000.-

EU-project NEPTUNE: New sustainable concepts and processes for optimization and upgrading municipal wastewater and sludge treatment, 2006 European Union CHF 260,000.Simplified method for BOM determination, 2006 AWWARF USD 40,000.EU-project TECHNEAU: Oxidation processes in drinking water, taste and odor removal from drinking water, 2006 European Union CHF 400,000.-

University of Poitiers: MnO2 catalysed transformation processes Seoul National University: AOPs, ferrate(VI) oxidation University of Hanoi: Optimization of drinking water treatment Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: Bromate minimization startegies Water supply Zürich: Wave21 BAFU: Ozonation of wastewater (by-product formation, degradation of micropollutants and effect studies), report water supply 2025 BAG: Report “water treatment technologies” University of Minnesota/TZW: NDMA formation during ozonation processes

Visiting professors (sabbatical) Prof. Dr. William Arnold, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, 2006/07 Prof. Dr. Jun Ma, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, 2006/07 Prof. Dr. David Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 2010 Prof. Dr. Jaehong Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 2010

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Prof. Hering Group in Environmental Chemistry

JANET GORDON HERING

Full Professor

In addition to being professor of environmental chemistry at EPFL, Janet Hering is director of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (Eawag) and professor of environmental biogeochemistry at ETH. From 1996 to 2006, she was a professor of environmental science and engineering at the California Institute of Technology, where she also served as the executive officer for the Keck Laboratories for Bioengineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, and Materials Science from 2003 to 2006. Before 1996, she was an assistant and later associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at UCLA. She has a BA in chemistry from Cornell University, an MA in chemistry from Harvard University, and a PhD in oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution joint program. She has published numerous papers and is the co-author of the book “Principles and Applications of Aquatic Chemistry.” LAB ResearcH InterestS Because of administrative responsibilities as director of Eawag, Hering doesn’t manage an independent research group but rather conducts research in collaboration with other scientists. Students and post-doctoral researchers are co-advised by other members of staff. Research interests include: 1. biogeochemical cycling of trace metals and metalloids: microbial redox cycling; field studies of metal redox cycling, mobilization, and sequestration 2. Mineral weathering and reactions at mineral surfaces: mechanisms and kinetics of dissolution and precipitation reactions; macroscopic, spectroscopic, and modeling studies of sorption processes. 3. Water treatment processes for removal of inorganic contaminants: role of sorption in contaminant removal; design of novel sorbents. Keywords Biogeochemical cycling, metals, metalloids, microbial redox cycling, mineral weathering, water treatment processes, novel sorbents. 2006-2010 Significant Publications Farnsworth,C.E.; Hering,J.G. (2011) Inorganic geochemistry and redox dynamics in bank filtration settings. Environ. Sci. Technol., 45(12):5087-5087.

Hering,J.G. (2009) Metal speciation and bioavailability: Revisiting the big questions. Environ. Chem., 6(4):290-293.

Johnston,R.B.; Berg,M.; Johnson,A.C; Tilley,E.; Hering,J.G. (2011) Water and sanitation in Developing Countries: Geochemical aspects of quality and treatment. Elements, 7(3):163-168.

Hering,J.G.; O’Day,P.A.; Ford,R.G.; He,Y.T.; Bilgin,A.; Reisinger,H.J.; Burris,D.R. (2009) MNA as a remedy for arsenic mobilized by anthropogenic inputs of organic carbon. Ground Water Monit. Rem., 29(3):84-92.

Oelkers,E.H.; Hering,J.G.; Zhu,Chen. (2011) Water: Is there a global crisis?. Elements, 7(3):157-162. Wildman Jr.,R.A.; Pratson,L.F.; DeLeon,M.; Hering,J.G. (2011) Physical, chemical, and mineralogical characteristics of a reservoir sediment delta (Lake Powell, USA) and implications for water quality during low water level. J. Environ. Qual., 40(2):575-586. Farnsworth,C.E.; Griffis,S.D.; Wildman Jr.,R.A.; Hering,J.G. (2010) Hydrous manganese oxide doped gel probe sampler for measuring in situ reductive dissolution rates. 2. Field deployment. Environ. Sci. Technol., 44(1):41-46. Farnsworth,C.E.; Hering,J.G. (2010) Hydrous manganese oxide doped gel probe sampler for measuring in situ reductive dissolution rates. 1. Laboratory development. Environ. Sci. Technol., 44(1):34-40. He,Y.T.; Fitzmaurice,A.G.; Bilgin,A.; Choi,S.; O’Day,P.; Horst,J.; Harrington,J.; James Reisinger,H.; Burris,D.R.; Hering,J.G. (2010) Geochemical processes controlling arsenic mobility in groundwater: A case study of arsenic mobilization and natural attenuation. Appl. Geochem., 25(1):69-80. Wildman,R.A.; Chan,N.W.; Dalleska,N.F.; Anderson,M.; Hering,J.G. (2010) Effect of changes in water level on sediment pore water redox geochemistry at a reservoir shoreline. Appl. Geochem., 25(12):1902-1911. Choi,Sunkyung; O’Day,P.A.; Hering,J.G. (2009) Natural attenuation of arsenic by sediment sorption and oxidation. Environ. Sci. Technol., 43(12):4253-4259. Fitzmaurice,A.G.; Bilgin,A.A.; O’Day,P.A.; Illera,V.; Burris,D.R.; Reisinger,H.J.; Hering,J.G. (2009) Geochemical and hydrologic controls on the mobilization of arsenic derived from herbicide application. Appl. Geochem., 24(11):2152-2162.

Stefanescu,D.M.; Khoshnan,A.; Patterson,P.H.; Hering,J.G. (2009) Neurotoxicity of manganese oxide nanomaterials. J. Nanopart. Res., 11(8):1957-1969. Wildman,R.A.; Domagalski,J.L.; Hering,J.G. (2009) Hydrologic and Biogeochemical Controls of River Subsurface Solutes under Agriculturally Enhanced Ground Water Flow. J. Environ. Qual., 38:18301840. Campbell,K.M.; Root,R.; O’Day,P.A.; Hering,J.G. (2008) A gel probe equilibrium sampler for measuring arsenic porewater profiles and sorption gradients in sediments: I. laboratory development. Environ. Sci. Technol., 42(2):497-503. Campbell,K.M.; Root,R.; O’Day,P.A.; Hering,J.G. (2008) A gel probe equilibrium sampler for measuring arsenic porewater profiles and sorption gradients in sediments: II. field application to Haiwee reservoir sediment. Environ. Sci. Technol., 42(2):504-510. Domagalski,J.L.; Phillips,S.P.; Bayless,E.R.; Zamora,C.; Kendall,C.; Wildman,R.A.; Hering,J.G. (2008) Influences of the unsaturated, saturated, and riparian zones on the transport of nitrate near the Merced River, California, USA. Hydrogeol.J., 16(4):675-690. Hering,J.G. (2007) Herausforderungen beim Management der Ressource Wasser und Gewässer. GWA Gas, Wasser, Abwasser, 87(11):831-833. Root, R.A.; Dixit,S.; Campbell,K.M.; Jew,A.D.; Hering,J.G.; O’Day,P.A. (2007) Arsenic sequestration by sorption processes in high-iron sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71(23):57825803.

He,Y.T.; Hering,J.G. (2009) Enhancement of arsenic(III) sequestration by manganese oxides in the presence of iron(II). Water Air Soil Pollut., 203(1-4):359-368. 104

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2009-2011 Teaching Activities Prof. Hering offers an elective master’s course on “Sustainability in Water Resources, Water Supply, and Aquatic Ecosystems.” She also participates in the “Term Paper Writing” and “PhD Skills” courses.

2006-2010 AWARDS And PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 2010 to present: member, Board of Reviewing Editors, Science 2008 Feng Distinguished Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. 2008 to present: member, Advisory Board, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany 2007 Appointed Honorary Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China 2007 to present: member, Steering Board, Competence Center Environment and Sustainability (CCES), ETH Domain.

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Laboratory for Environmental Biotechnology

Christof Holliger

Associate Professor

Christof Holliger earned a diploma in biology at ETHZ in 1985 and obtained his PhD at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, in 1992. He worked as group leader in environmental microbiology at the Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Sciences (Eawag) for the following seven years and was also lecturer at ETHZ during this time. He became assistant professor at EPFL in 1998, was promoted to tenure in 2004, and has since been associate professor and head of the Laboratory for Environmental Biotechnology. Since 2005, he has also directed the environmental engineering program at EPFL and has been a member of the directorate of the Swiss Center for Applied Ecotoxicology of Eawag/EPFL since 2008. He has written and co-authored more than fifty publications, several book chapters and conference papers.

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LAB ResearcH InterestS Christof Holliger is head of LBE. His research expertise is at the interface of environmental microbiology on biochemical, molecular and ecological levels and its application in bioremediation of soils and aquifers and the treatment of aqueous, gaseous, and solid effluents of human society. The core activity of LBE is to understand the microbial processes that govern microbial pollutant removal in order to propose optimized application and operation procedures, taking into account the microbial communities involved in biotreatment of environmental pollution. Examples of current PhD theses within LBE include understanding and tailoring aerobic granular sludge wastewater treatment processes and bioremediation of chloroethene DNAPL source zones in aquifers. Keywords Environmental microbiology, bioremediation, wastewater treatment, microbial ecology, biodegradation, anaerobic digestion.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Sharma, P., V. Raina, R. Kumari, S. Malhotra, C. Dogra, H. Kumari, H.-P. Kohler, H.-R. Buser, C. Holliger, and R. Lal. 2006. Haloalkane Dehalogenase LinB is Responsible for β- and δ-Hexachlorocyclohexane Transformation in Sphingobium indicum B90A. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 72:5720-5727. Diaby N., B. Dold, H.-R. Pfeifer, C. Holliger, D. B. Johnson, and K. B. Hallberg. 2007. Microbial communities in a porphyry copper tailings impoundment and their impact on the geochemical dynamics of the mine waste. Env. Microbiol. 9:298-307. Raina, V., A. Hauser, H.-R. Buser, D. Rentsch, P. Sharma, R. Lal, C. Holliger, T. Poiger, M. D. Müller, and H.-P. Kohler. 2007. Hydroxylated Metabolites of β- and δ-Hexachlorocyclohexane: Bacterial Formation, Stereochemical Configuration, and Occurrence in Groundwater at a Former Production Site. Environ. Sci. Technol. 41:4292-4298. Smits, T. H. M., A. Hüttmann, D. N. Lerner, and C. Holliger. 2009. Detection and quantification of bacteria involved in aerobic and anaerobic ammonium oxidation in an ammonium-contaminated aquifer. Bioremediation Journal 13(1):41-51.

Rouzeau-Szynalski, K., M. Gaillard, J. Maillard, and C. Holliger. 2011. Frequent concomitant presence of Desulfitobacterium spp. and “Dehalococcoides” spp. in chloroethene-dechlorinating microbial communities. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., DOI: 10.1007/s00253-010-3042-0. Maillard, J., M.-P. Charnay, C. Regard, E. Rohrbach-Brandt, K. Rouzeau-Szynalski, P. Rossi, and C. Holliger. 2011. Reductive Dechlorination of Tetrachloroethene by a Stepwise Catalysis of Different Dehalorespriring Bacteria and Reductive Dehalogenases. Biodegradation, DOI: 10.1007/s10532-0119454-4. Smits, T., A. Assal, D. Hunkeler, and C. Holliger. 2011. Anaerobic degradation of vinyl chloride in iron(III)-enriched aquifer microcosms. J. Environ. Quality., in press. selected PhD thesis Identification and characterization of proteins supporting dehalorespiration in Desulfitobacterium hafniense strain TCE1. Prat, Laure; Holliger, Hans Christof (dir.); Maillard, Julien (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009.

Rossi, P., F. Gillet, E. Rohrbach, N. Diaby, and C. Holliger. 2009. Statistical assessment of T-RFLP analysis applied to complex bacterial communities. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75:7268-7270. Aeppli, C., M. Berg, O. A. Cirpka, C. Holliger, R. P. Schwarzenbach, and T. B. Hofstetter. 2009. Influence of Mass Transfer Limitations on the Carbon Isotope Fractionation During Microbial Dechlorination of Trichloroethene. Env. Sci. Technol. 43:8813-8820. Page V and Schwitzguébel JP (2009) The role of cytochromes P450 and peroxidases in the detoxification of sulphonated anthraquinones by rhubarb and common sorrel plants cultivated under hydroponic conditions. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 16: 805-816. Ebrahimi, S., S. Gabus, E. Rohrbach-Brandt, M. Hosseini, P. Rossi, J. Maillard, and C. Holliger. 2010. Performance and microbial community composition dynamics of aerobic granular sludge from sequencing batch bubble column reactors operated at 20, 30, and 35°C. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 87:1555-1568. Villegas, J. D., H. Fruteau de Laclos, J. Dovat, Y. Membrez, and C. Holliger. 2011. Nitrogen removal from digested manure in simple one-stage process. Wat. Sci. Technol., in press. 106

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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

Collaborations & Networks

Dehalorespiration with chloroethenes: From molecular components to the populations involved, 2005-2008 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 293,000.-

Molecular biology and biochemistry of organohalide respiring bacteria

Molecular and ecological aspects of chloroethenedehalorespiring bacteria, 2008-2010 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 220,000.Understanding and tailoring aerobic granular sludge wastewater treatment systems, 2008-2011 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 345,250.BIOTOOL: Biological procedures for diagnosing the status and predicting evolution of polluted environments, 2004-2007 6th Framework Programme of the EU CHF 480,000.Bioremediation of HCH- and PNP-Contaminated Soils by Bioaugmentation: Proof of Concept at Pilot Scale, 2005-2008 Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology (ISCB), SDC Bern CHF 416,000.Environmental Risk and Bioremediation of Hexachlorocyclohexane Isomers, 2008-2011 Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology (ISCB), SDC Bern CHF 432,000.Optimization of Standardized Biogas Production Assays, 20092011 Swiss Federal Office of Energy CHF 203,000.Xenobiotic detoxification, secondary metabolism and redox processes in higher plants, 2006-2009 SER C05.0027 CHF 299,700.-

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Introduction to environmental engineering Biochemistry Microbiology for engineers ENAC week Diagnostics ENAC, approaches and measurement tools Sites remediation

Master Water and wastewater treatment Environmental bioprocess design Environmental bioprocesses: practical lab Environmental phytotechnology Wastewater treatment plant instrumentation and simulation

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W. Hagen (TU Delft, Netherlands), R. Sigel (University of Zürich, Switzerland), B. Kräutler (University of Innsbruck, Austria), F. Sargent (University of Dundee, Scotland), P. Genevaux (University Paul-Sabatier, Toulouse, France)

Microbial ecology of organohalide respiring bacteria A. Barry and A. Buttler (IIE, EPFL, Switzerland), R. Schwarzenbach and T. Hofstetter (ETHZ, Switzerland), D. Hunkeler (University of Neuchatel, Switzerland), D. Pieper (GBF, Braunschweig, Germany), V. Brenner and M. Brenner (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic), U. Karlson (NERI, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Understanding and tailoring aeroboc granular sludge for wastewater treatment F. Maréchal (LENI, EPFL, Switzerland), N. Garin (Bio-imaging and Optics Center, EPFL, Switzerland), H.-R. Siegrist and E. Morgenroth (Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland), M. van Loosdrecht (TU Delft, Netherlands), T. Neu (Center for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle, Germany)

Bioremediation of HCH-contaminated soils H.-P. Kohler (Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland), H.-R. Buser and T. Poiger (ACW Wädenswil, Switzerland), R. Lal (University of Delhi, India), R. Jain (IMTECH, Chandigarh, India), B. Lal (TERI, New Delhi, India), V. Raina (KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India)

Anaerobic digestion of organic wastes A. Wellinger (Nova Energie GmbH, Aadorf, Switzerland), Y. Membrez (EREP SA, Aclens, Switzerland), H. Fruteau de Laclos (Assistance Méthanisation, Préverenges, Switzerland), I. Schoppe and J. Suter (Holinger AG, Bern, Switzerland).

Bioremediation of mine tailing deposits H.-R. Pfeifer and B. Dold (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), Ezio Buselli and Rodolfo Vicetti (Southern Peru Copper Corporation)

Phytoremediation P. Goloubinoff (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), R. Herzig (Phytotech Foundation, Bern, Switzerland), M. Raveton (University of Grenoble, France), D. Werck-Reichhart (University of Strasbourg, France), E. Nehnevajova and T. Schmülling (Free University of Berlin, Germany), P. Schröder (Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, Germany), E. Comino, Politecnico di Torino (Italy), S. Martins-Dias (Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal), J. Kumpiene (Lulea University of Technology, Sweden), E. Strijakova and G. Vasilyeva (Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia), T.T. Hoang Thi (Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), X.E. Yang (Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China)

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Environmental Chemistry Laboratory

Tamar Kohn

Assistant professor tenure track

Tamar Kohn holds a diploma in environmental sciences from ETHZ (1999), where she specialized in environmental aquatic chemistry. She earned her PhD in environmental chemistry and engineering from Johns Hopkins University (2004), focusing on the degradation of chlorinated solvents in permeable reactive barriers. Prior to joining the faculty at EPFL as an assistant professor, she conducted two years of postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley, where she investigated sunlight-mediated mechanisms that lead to virus disinfection. For her postdoctoral work she was supported by a fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Since 2010 she has been an adjunct researcher with the departments of Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Microbiology at Eawag. She is a member of several scientific associations, including the American Chemical Society and the Swiss Society of Microbiology. Current group 1 Assistant Professor 1 Administrative Assistant 2 Postdoctoral Fellows 5 PhD Students 1 Technician

LAB ResearcH InterestS The mission of LCE is to understand the natural processes that lead to improved water quality in natural and engineered surface waters. Many water treatment systems, such as waste stabilization ponds or wetlands, fully rely on such naturally occurring processes. We are particularly interested in the possibility of remediating two of the most pertinent water quality issues, namely viral pathogens and organic micropollutants. For example, we are currently studying the effects of sunlight on the fate of both viruses and chemical contaminants. Furthermore, we are investigating the influence of particles on contaminant degradation and virus disinfection processes. Our long-term goal is to use the knowledge gained from our research to improve existing water treatment systems and develop novel, more effective methods at a low cost. Keywords Virus, disinfection, micropollutants, sunlight, water quality.

2006-2010 Significant Publications F. Bonvin, R. Rutler, N. Chèvre, J. Halder and T. Kohn. Spatial and temporal presence of a wastewater-derived micropollutant plume in Lake Geneva. Environmental Science and Technology, 2011, 45, p. 4702-4709.

Kohn, T., Grandbois, M., McNeill, K. and Nelson, K.L. Association with natural organic matter enhances the sunlight-mediated inactivation of MS2 coliphage by singlet oxygen. Environmental Science and Technology, 2007, 41, 4626-4632.

Pecson, B.M., Ackermann, M., Kohn, T. A framework for using quantitative PCR as a non-culture based method to estimate virus infectivity. Environmental Science and Technology, 2011, 45, 2257-2263.

Kohn, T., and Nelson, K.L. Sunlight-mediated inactivation of MS2 coliphage via exogenous singlet oxygen produced by sensitizers in natural waters. Environmental Science and Technology, 2007, 41, 192-197.

Oulton, R., Kohn, T., Cwiertny, D.M. Pharmaceutically active compounds in effluent matrices: implications for water reuse. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, special issue on emerging investigators, 2010, 12, 1929-2188. Wigginton, K.R., Ménin, L., Paz Montoya J., Kohn, T. Inactivation of MS2 coliphage by UV and singlet oxygen: characterization of capsid damage by protein mass spectrometry. Environmental Science and Technology, 2010. In press. Perazzolo, C., Morasch, B., Kohn, T., Magnet, A., Thonney, D., Chèvre, N. Occurrence and fate of micropollutants in the Vidy Bay of Lake Geneva, part I: Priority list for environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2010. In press. Morasch, B., Bonvin, F., Reiser, H., Grandjean, D., de Alencastro, L.F., Perazzolo, C., Chèvre, N., Kohn, T. Occurrence and fate of micropollutants in the Vidy Bay of Lake Geneva, part II: Micropollutant removal between wastewater and raw drinking water. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2010. In press. Nieto, J.I., Pierzchała, K., Sienkiewicz, A., Kohn T. Inactivation of MS2 coliphage in Fenton and Fenton-like systems: role of transition metals, hydrogen peroxide and sunlight. Environmental Science and Technology, 2010, 44, 3351-3356. Pecson, B.M., Valerio-Martin, L., and Kohn, T. Quantitative PCR for determining the infectivity of bacteriophage MS2 upon inactivation by heat, UVB and singlet oxygen: advantages and limitations of an enzymatic treatment to reduce false-positive results. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2009, 17, 5544-5554.

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2006-2010 AWARDS Tamar Kohn – Honorable Mention for Outstanding Poster, Gordon Research Conference Environmental Sciences, Water 2006 Brian Pecson – Marie Curie Incoming International Postdoc Fellowship 2007-2009 Krista Rule Wigginton & Tamar Kohn – Best Poster Award, Gordon Research Conference Environmental Sciences, Water 2008 Krista Rule Wigginton – US NSF International Research Fellowship 2009-2011 Barbara Morasch – Prix L’Oréal for women in sciences 2009-2011 Bastian Etter – Luce Grivat award for best Masters project contributing a high level and innovative share in the field of environmental science and engineering (2009). Tamar Kohn – Featured in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring Special Issue on Emerging Investigators 2010

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2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Fate of micropollutants in a wastewater plume in Lake Geneva, 2011-2012 Fondation pour L’Etude des Eaux du Léman (Elemo) CHF 250,000.-

Bachelor

Virus inactivation in sulight-treated waters: an investigation on the reactions between singlet oxygen and virus capsid proteins, 2009-2011 US NSF International postdoc research fellowship US$ 180,000.-

Environmental chemistry

Master Water and wastewater treatment Fate and behaviour of organic pollutants

PhD Program(s)

Enhancing natural wastewater treatment systems: the role of particles in sunlight-mediated virus inactivation, 2008-2010 7th European Research Framework Program, Marie Curie Incoming International Postdoctoral Fellowship EUR 190,000.-

Understanding and Modeling Pollutant Dynamics and Biogeochemistry in Lakes

Fate of viruses in surface water: the effect of iron-based particles on virus inactivation, 2010-2011 Swiss National Science Foundation, Division II (Engineering and Natural Sciences) CHF 134,000.-

Collaborations & Networks

Pilotversuch STEP Vidy: Messung von Coliphagen Viren, 2010 BAFU/OFEV CHF 5,760.Physical and chemical processes that lead to virus inactivation at solid-water interfaces – a combined computational and experimental approach, 2010-2012 Swiss National Science Foundation, Sinergia CHF 1,000,000.Micropollutant degradation in a mid-sized lake: coupling degradation and dilution with lake dynamics, 2008-2011 Swiss National Science Foundation, Division for graduate programs CHF 654,000.-

H.T. Nguyen, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois P.V. Vikesland, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech M. Sander, and Kris McNeill, Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics, ETHZ M. Cascella, Department of Chemistry, University of Bern T. Vennemann, Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, University of Lausanne and S. Arey, IIE-ENAC-EPFL K. Udert and E. Tilley, Eawag P. Perona, IIE-ENAC, EPFL)

Scientific concepts for the sustainable management of midsized lakes in the 21st century, 2008-2011 Swiss National Science Foundation, Division for graduate programs CHF 433,000.Interfacial behavior of viruses: control of emerging waterborne pathogens for a sustainable water supply, 2008 US NSF-IREE cost of two visiting students (graduate and undergraduate) for 6 months In-situ detection of viruses by surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, 2008 US NSF-IREE cost of one visiting PhD student for 3 months Screening of micropollutant discharge into the Vidy bay, 20072009 BAFU/OFEV CHF 270,000.Fate of viruses in surface water: the effect of iron-based particles on virus inactivation, 2007-2010 Swiss National Science Foundation, Division II (Engineering and Natural Sciences) CHF 316,000.-

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Distributed Intelligent Systems and Algorithms Laboratory

Alcherio Martinoli

Associate Professor

Alcherio Martinoli has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from ETHZ and a PhD in computer science from EPFL. He has fifteen years of expertise in the area of robotics and intelligent systems, including three years at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, U.S.A. He joined EPFL in 2003 as a Swiss National Science Foundation junior professor and became associate professor in 2008 while moving to the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering. Martinoli received from the EPFL General Student Association the Best Teacher Award for Computer and Communication Sciences and the Best Paper Award at the Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems Symposium, both in 2006. He has edited three books and published more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles in internationally recognized conferences and journals, including one that appeared in Science in 2007. Current group 1 1 2 8 2 2

Associate Professor Administrative Assistant Postdoctoral Fellows PhD Students Co-advised, affiliated PhD students Technicians

LAB ResearcH InterestS DISAL was founded in 2008 and is affiliated with the National Center of Competence in Research for Robotics, the National Center of Competence in Research for Mobile Communication and Information Systems, the EPFL Transportation Center, the EPFL Integrated Systems Center and the EPFL Space Center. DISAL inherited the research activities of the Swarm-Intelligent Systems Group (SWIS), founded in 2003 at EPFL. DISAL’s research mission focuses on the development of design, modeling, control, and optimization methodologies for distributed, intelligent systems. A special emphasis is currently set on real-time, embedded systems such as multi-robot platforms, sensor and actuator networks and intelligent vehicles. The methods and technology resulting from DISAL’s research are currently used in various areas of application including monitoring of the built and natural environment, indoor localization and navigation, transportation systems, active structures and micro-system engineering. Keywords Distributed intelligent systems, distributed algorithms, distributed control, distributed robotics, sensor and actuator networks, intelligent vehicles.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Mermoud G., Prorok A., Matthey L., Cianci C. M., Correll N., and Martinoli A., “Self-Organized Robotic Systems: Large-Scale Experiments in Aggregation and Self-Assembly using Miniature Robots”. In Kernbach S., editor, Handbook of Collective Robotics, Pan Stanford Publishing, Singapore, Chapter 9. To appear. Mondada F., Halloy J., Martinoli A., Correll N., Gribovskiy A., Sempo G., Siegwart R., and Deneubourg J.-L., “A General Methodology for the Control of Mixed Natural-Artificial Societies”. In Kernbach S., editor, Handbook of Collective Robotics, Pan Stanford Publishing, Singapore, Chapter 15. To appear.

Halloy J., Sempo G., Caprari G., Rivault C., Asadpour M., Tâche F., Saïd I., Durier V., Canonge S., Amé J.M., Detrain C., Correll N., Martinoli A., Mondada F., Siegwart R. R., and Deneubourg J. L. “Social integration of robots in groups of cockroaches to control self-organized choices”. Science, 318(5853): 1155-1158, 2007.

Prorok A., Correll N., and Martinoli A., “Multi-level Spatial Modeling for Stochastic Distributed Robotic Systems”. Special issue on Stochasticity in Robotics and Biological Systems, Asada H. H. and Kumar V. editors, Int. Journal of Robotics Research, 30(5): 574-589, 2011.

selected PhD theses Coordination schemes for distributed boundary coverage with a swarm of miniature robots: synthesis, analysis and experimental validation. Correll, Nicolaus; Martinoli, Alcherio (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2007.

Gowal S., Falconi R., and Martinoli A., “Local Graph-based Distributed Control for Safe Highway Platooning”. Proc. of the 2010 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, October 2010, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 6070-6076.

Bio-inspired and probabilistic algorithms for distributed odor source localization using mobile robots. Lochmatter, Thomas; Martinoli, Alcherio (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2010.

Lochmatter T. and Martinoli A., “Theoretical Analysis of Three Bio-Inspired Plume Tracking Algorithms”. Proc. of the 2009 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, May 2009, Kobe, Japan, pp. 2661-2668. Pugh J. and Martinoli A., “Distributed Scalable Multi-Robot Learning using Particle Swarm Optimization”. Swarm Intelligence Journal, 3(3): 203-222, 2009.

Synthesis, modeling, and experimental validation of distributed robotic search. Pugh, James; Martinoli, Alcherio (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2008.

2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Rutishauser S., Correll N., and Martinoli A., “Collaborative Coverage using a Swarm of Networked Miniature Robots”. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 57(5): 517-525, 2009.

Bachelor

Pugh J., Raemy X., Favre C., Falconi R., and Martinoli A., “A Fast On-Board Relative Positioning Module for Multi-Robot Systems”. Special issue on Mechatronics in Multi-Robot Systems, Chow M.-Y., Chiaverini S., Kitts C., editors, IEEE Trans. on Mechatronics, 14(2): 151-162, 2009.

Master

Correll N. and Martinoli A., “Multi-Robot Inspection of Industrial Machinery: From Distributed Coverage Algorithms to Experiments with Miniature Robotic Swarms”. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 16(1): 103-112, 2009.

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Amstutz P., Correll N., and Martinoli A., “Distributed Boundary Coverage with a Team of Networked Miniature Robots using a Robust Market-Based Algorithm”. Special issue on Multi-Robot Coverage, Search, and Exploration, Kaminka G. A. and Shapiro A., editors, Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, 52(2-4): 307-333, 2009. 110

Zhang Y., Antonsson E. K., and Martinoli A., “Evolutionary Engineering Design Synthesis of On-Board Traffic Monitoring Sensors”. Research in Engineering Design, 19(2-3): 113-125, 2008.

Signals, instruments, and systems Distributed intelligent systems

PhD Program(s) Localization and Navigation Methods Autonomous robots

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2006-2010 AWARDS T. Lochmatter, E. Aydin and I. Navarro – Finalist for Best Paper Award at the 10th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2010 G. Mermoud, L. Matthey, and W. C. Evans – Finalist for Best Paper Award at Ninth ACM Int. Joint Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Toronto, Canada, 2010 Grégory Mermoud – Student Travel Fellowship for attending the Ninth ACM Int. Joint Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Toronto, Canada, 2010 Grégory Mermoud – Student Travel Fellowship for attending the Eighth ACM Int. Joint Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Budapest, Hungary, 2009 Thomas Lochmatter – Best poster award for the category Distributed and Mobile Robotics at the EPFL Research Day 2009 dedicated to Robotics Grégory Mermoud – Finalist (runner-up placement) for the Best Poster award for the category Distributed and Mobile Robotics at the EPFL Research Day 2009 dedicated to Robotics Loïc Matthey – MS thesis, Annaheim Foundation Award 2008 Movie “Alice au pays des Cafards” by Jean-Pierre Gibrat (Trans Europe Film and ARTE France co-production) – Innovation Award of the 2nd International Science Film Festival of Athens 2007 A. Martinoli & N. Correll – Best Paper Award at the 8th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 2006 A. Martinoli & N. Kalra – Finalist for Best Paper Award at the 8th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 2006 A. Martinoli – Best Teacher Award of the Computer and Communication Sciences School assigned by the EPFL Student Association, 2006 Thomas Lochmatter – Best presentation award of the NCCRMICS Scientific Conference, Zurich, 2006 Nikolaus Correll – Student Travel Fellowship of the International Foundation of Robotics Research, 10th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2006

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Distributed Robotics, A. Martinoli PI, 2010-2014 NCCR in Robotics (A. Martinoli Management Team Member) Grant total roughly CHF 2,660,000.Fellowship assigned to Jorge Soares (PhD): Distributed Control for Networked Multi-Robot Systems, 2010-2013 IST-EPFL Joint Doctoral Program approx. CHF 160,000.Nano-Tera Research Initiative: OpenSense: Open Sensor NetworksforAirQualityMonitoring,A.MartinoliCo-PI,2010-2013 ETH Domain and Swiss Universities total CHF 2,300,000.-

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High Throughput UWB Localization for Mobile Robots, A. Martinoli deputy PI, 2009-2012 NCCR in Mobile Information and Communication Systems (A. Martinoli Management Team Member) Grant total CHF 1,200,000.Tamperproof Monitoring Solution for Weather Risk Management, A. Martinoli co-PI, 2009-2011 NCCR Stabilization Measure Grant total CHF 430,000.Nano-Tera Research Initiative: SELFSYS: Fluidic-Mediated SelfAssembly for Hybrid Functional Micro/Nanosystems, A. Martinoli co-PI, 2009-2013 ETH Domain and Swiss Universities total CHF 1,800,000.Fellowship assigned to José Nuno Pereira (PhD): Advancing social interactions among robots: an institutional economics-based approach to distributed robotic systems, 2009-2012 IST-EPFL Joint Doctoral Program approx. CHF 160,000.SwissEx: The Swiss Experiment Framework of the Competence Center for Environment and Sustainability, A. Martinoli co-PI, 2008-2012 ETH Domain, Competence Center for Environment and Sustainability (CCES) total CHF 2,600,000.Distributed Mitigation of Wind-Induced Vibrations in Long-Span Bridges and Gebert-Ruef Foundation Grant: Bridge of the Future, A. Martinoli co-PI, 2007-2011 EMPA R&D Grant total CHF 200,000.-

Collaborations & Networks Swiss level Most of the networking has been supported by corresponding multi-PI funding. Our lab is collaborating with several EPFL spin-off companies either for co-design of tools or additional technological transfer activities; the most active partnerships are with Cyberbotics S.ar.l (mobile robotic simulation), K-Team S.A. (education and research robotic tools), Bluebotics S.A. (industrial and field robotics) and Sensorscope S.a.r.l (wireless sensor networks).

international level Our lab has been participating to the IST-EPFL joint doctoral program. Prof. Alan Winfield (University of West England, UK), Prof. Nikolaus Correll (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA), Prof. Ani Hsieh (Drexel University, USA), Prof. Adam Hálasz (West Virginia University, USA): collaboration on distributed control and modeling methods resulting in common publications. Prof. J.-L. Deneubourg, Université Libre de Bruxelles, collaborating on distributed control and modeling for mixed robot-insect societies within the framework of the EU project LEURRE. Prof. Vijay Kumar (University of Pennsylvania, USA.), Prof. Joel Burdick (California Institute of Technology, USA), and Prof. Daniela Rus (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), collaborator exchanges (typically graduate students).

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Geodetic Engineering Laboratory

Bertrand Merminod Full Professor Betrand Merminod completed his degree in rural engineering and land surveying at EPFL in 1982. He then went on to internships at private companies and the Swiss Office of Topography before joining Walter Schneider AG as an engineer in 1983. He studied satellite geodesy and navigation and received a master’s degree from the University of New South Wales in Australia in 1989. He then went to work for the Department of Lands, Surveys and Physical Planning in Lesotho until 1993. Merminod worked at Leica AG until 1995, when he was named professor and head of the geodetic engineering lab at EPFL. He is or has been president of the Swiss Institute of Navigation, a member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences and president of the EPFL’s Ethics Commission and Internal Teaching Commission.

Current group 1 Full Professor 1 Secretary 2 Senior Scientists 1 Postdoctoral Fellow 4 PhD Students 1 Scientific Assistant

LAB ResearcH InterestS The lab focuses on the conception of geo-sensors and mobile platforms for monitoring the surface of terrain and its properties. This includes modeling the behavior of sensors and the integration of data streams. Data acquisition in geomatics is no exception to the general trend in technology: in line with the increasing amount of data collected, efforts must be dedicated to efficient processing algorithms, according to the motto “We have plenty of data, but where is the relevant information?” TOPO strives to have a balanced mix of funding sources. Internal sources and SNSF provide basic funding. Partnerships with industry, with the support of the CTI, OFROU and international direct funds, complete the financial resources. The involvement in European projects has provided significant support for several technological investigations. Keywords Satellite positioning, attitude determination, sensor fusion, indoor navigation.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Wägli A., Skaloud J., Guerrier S., Parés M.E. Noise reduction and estimation in multiple micro-electromechanical inertial systems. In: Measurement Science and Technology, 21, 065201-065212, 2010. Wägli A., Skaloud J. Optimization of two GPS/MEMS-IMU integration strategies with application to sports. In: GPS Solutions 13(4), 315-326, 2009. Skaloud, J., Schär, Ph., Stebler, Y., Tomé Ph. Real-time registration of airborne laser data with subdecimeter accuracy. In: ISPRS: Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 65(2), 208-217, 2009. Pittet S., Renaudin V., Merminod B. UWB and MEMS Based Indoor Navigation. In: Royal Institute of Navigation 61(3), 369-384, 2008. Bayoud F.A., Skaloud J. Vision-aided inertial navigation system for robotic mobile mapping. In: Journal of Applied Geodesy 2, 39-52, 2008. Skaloud J., Legat K. Theory and Reality of Direct Georeferencing in National Coordinates. In: ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 63, 272-282, 2008. Tomé Ph., Yalak, O. Improvement of Orientation Estimation in Pedestrian Navigation by Compensation of Magnetic Disturbances, In: NAVIGATION–Journal of The Institute of Navigation, 65(3), 179-190, 2008. Wägli A., Skaloud J. Turning Point – Trajectory Analysis for Skiers. In: Inside GNSS Spring, 24-34, 2007. Renaudin V., Yalak O., Tomé Ph., Merminod B. Indoor Navigation of Emergency Agents. In: European Journal of Navigation 5(3), 36-45, 2007. Renaudin V., Yalak O., Tomé Ph., Merminod B. Techniques de localisation intra-muros à transmission à Ultra Large Bande. In: XYZ 111, 15-19, 2007. Skaloud J., Lichti D. Rigorous approach to bore-sight self-calibration in airborne laser scanning. In: ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 61(1), 47-59, 2006. Skaloud J., Vallet J., Keller K., Veyssière G. An Eye for Landscapes – Rapid Aerial Mapping with Handheld Sensors. In: GPS World 17(5), 26-32, 2006.

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Books Géopositionnement et mobilités (GPS, EGNOS et Galiléo), Université de technologie de BelfortMontbéliard, Sous la direction de Maxime Wack, Ahmed Nait-Sidi-Moh, Jaafar Gaber, Pierre-Yves Gilliéron, Yves Alexandre, ISBN: 978-2-914279-40-6. selected PhD theses In-flight quality assessment and data processing for airborne laser scanning. Schär, Philipp; Skaloud, Jan (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009. Hybridation MEMS/UWB pour la navigation pédestre intra-muros. Renaudin, Valérie; Merminod, Bertrand (dir.); Kasser, Michel (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009.

2006-2010 AWARDS Jan Skaloud – recognized by the journal GPS World one of the 50 world’s most influential scientists in the field of satellite navigation. Stéphane Guerrier – MSc Laureate Student competition, ION GNSS Conference, Savannah (Georgia) 2009 Philipp Schär & Yannick Stebler – Best Paper Award, ION GNSS Conference, Savannah (Georgia) 2009 Valérie Renaudin – Best Paper Award, ENC GNSS “TimeNav,” Genève 2007 Hervé Gontran – Best Paper Award, ION GNSS Conference, Fort Worth (Texas) 2006 Jan Skaloud, Adrian Wägli & Phillip Tomé – Best presentation award at ION GNSS Conference in Fort Worth (Texas) 2007

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Collaborations & Networks

Bachelor

UTMB

Fundamentals of geomatics

Canadian government: Partner of Geoid Project (network with three academic and three industrial partners) entitled “Development of Innovative Tools for Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Object Recognition for Terrestrial and Airborne LiDAR Mapping”

Quantitative methods I ENAC week: Survey and mapping of the built environment Satellite positioning

Master

Austrian government: alpS (Zentrum für Naturgefahren und Risikomanagement / Center for Natural Hazards and Risks), partner in project 1.14 AB entitled “Entwicklung eines hubschraubergestützten, hochgenauen Vermessungssystems zur Dokumentation von Umweltveränderungen / Development of a helicopter-based system for high-accuracy mapping and documentation of environmental changes”

Geomonitoring Navigation Techniques

PhD Program(s) Localization and Navigation Methods

European Spatial Data Research (EuroSDR). Leader of project entitled: “Reliability of Direct Georeferencing”

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS “VSS” (Visual speed sensor development), 2010-2012 CTI CHF 25,000.CLOSE-SEARCH, 2010-2012 CE

CHF 80,128.-

Event Analyzer, 2010-2011 CTI AXA

CHF 160,000.-

Photon Line, 2010-2013 FN

CHF 271,775.-

NOE NEARCTIS, 2008-2012 CE

CHF 373,283.-

Exomatic, 2008-2010 FIFO Airborne Mapping, 2005-2009 CTI CUBES, 2007-2008 CTI IP LIAISON, 2004-2008 CE SARHA (GJU), 2006-2007 CE

Agreement on research collaboration in geomatics between TOPO and Shandong University of Science and Technology, China (2006-2010)

CHF 98,000.CHF 225,000.CHF 81,444.CHF 735,847.CHF 26,943.-

Direct industrial support TERRAPOINT (2 years) SATSPORT/TracEdge (3 years) AlpS (1 year) OFROU (2 years)

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Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

MARC PARLANGE

Full Professor

After obtaining his MS and PhD (Environmental Engineering) from Cornell University in 1990, Marc Parlange joined the University of California at Davis as assistant and later associate professor. He was then affiliate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado before moving in 1996 to Johns Hopkins University as professor with joint appointments in Mechanical Engineering and Earth and Planetary Science. He was chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Hopkins, where he is now adjunct professor. Parlange was named EPFL professor in 2004 and was director of the Institute of Environmental Engineering before becoming dean of ENAC in 2008. He has been associate editor for Water Resources Research, editor of Advances in Water Resources and editor-in-chief of Water Resources Research (2004-2008). He has published some 150 articles and has advised 15 PhDs and 15 post-docs. Parlange has been council member of the Swiss NSF since 2006. Current group 1 Full Professor 1 Administrative Assistant 2 Scientists 2 Postdoctoral Fellows 8 PhD Students 1 Technician 5 PhD External Students (SLF-Davos)

LAB ResearcH InterestS The laboratory is focused on improving the understanding of the water cycle across urban, rural, and alpine landscapes for improved long-term management. We undertake field campaigns (currently in the Savannah of Burkina-Faso, the Swiss Alps at the Val Ferret watershed and the PlaineMorte glacier) to obtain measurements to test theories and guide the development of improved models of turbulent flows and watershed response. In addition, we develop new sensors (e.g. Lidar; Valentin Simeonov leader) and new generation numerical simulation tools for turbulent flows, especially the atmospheric boundary layer. We collaborate extensively worldwide and with other laboratories at EPFL and in the ETH domain.

Keywords Ecohydrology, water resources, atmospheric boundary layer, turbulence, large eddy simulation, soil and snow physics; Lidar (light detection and ranging). 2006-2010 Significant Publications Keller, C.A., C. Huwald, M.K. Vollmer, A. Wenger, M. Hill, M.B. Parlange, and S. Reimann, 2011, Fiber optic distributed temperature sensing for the determination of the nocturnal atmospheric boundary layer height, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 4(2): 143-149.

Vercauteren, N., E. Bou-Zeid, H. Huwald, M.B. Parlange, and W. Brutsaert, 2009, The estimation of wet-surface evaporation from sensible heat flux measurements, Water Resources Research, 45, W06424, doi:10.1029/2008WR007544.

Kumar, V., G. Svensson, A.A.M. Holtslag, C. Meneveau, and M.B. Parlange, 2010, Impact of surface flux formulations and geostrophic forcing on Large-eddy simulations of diurnal atmospheric boundary layer flow, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 49: 1496-1516.

Bou-Zeid E., J. Overney, B.D. Rogers, and M.B. Parlange, 2009, The Effects of Building Representation and Clustering in Large Eddy Simulations of Flows in Urban Canopies, Boundary Layer Meteorology, 132: 415-436.

Bou-Zeid, E., C. Higgins, H. Huwald, C. Meneveau, and M.B. Parlange, 2010, Field study of the dynamics and modelling of subgrid-scale turbulence in a stable atmospheric surface layer over a glacier, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 665: 480-515.

Higgins, C., C. Meneveau, and M.B Parlange, 2009, Geometric alignments of the subgrid-scale force in the atmospheric boundary layer, Boundary Layer Meteorology, 132(1):1-9.

Assouline, S., K. Narkis, S.W. Tyler, I. Lunati, M.B. Parlange, and J.S. Selker, 2010, On the diurnal soil water content dynamics during evaporation using dielectric methds, Vadose Zone Journal, doi: 10.2136/vzj2009.0109, Aug., 709-718. Ingelrest, F., G. Barrenetxea, G. Schaefer, M. Vetterli, O. Couach, and M. Parlange, 2010, SensorScope: application-specific sensor network for environmental monitoring, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, February, 6(2)-17; DOI =10.1145/1689239.1689247. Roth, T.R., M.C. Westhoff, H. Huwald, J.A. Huff, J.F. Rubin, G. Barrenetxea, M. Vetterli, A. Parriaux, J.S. Selker, and M.B. Parlange, 2010, Stream temperature response to three riparian vegetation scenarios by use of a distributed temperature validated model, Environmental Science and Technology, 44:2072-2078. Nadeau, D.F., W. Brutsaert, M. B. Parlange, E. Bou-Zeid, G. Barrenetxea, O. Couach, M.- O. Boldi, J. Selker, and M. Vetterli, 2009, Estimation of urban sensible heat flux using a dense wireless network of observations, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 9:635-653. Martin, M.D., M. Chamecki, G. S. Brush, C. Meneveau, M.B. Parlange. 2009. Pollen emission in disaggregating clumps favors genetic diversity, American Journal of Botany, 96(9): 1703-1711. Huwald, H., C.W. Higgins, M.-O. Boldi, E. Bou-Zeid, M. Lehning, and M.B. Parlange, 2009, Albedo effect on radiative errors in air temperature measurements, Water Resources Research, 45, W08431, doi:10.1029/2008WR007600.

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Chamecki, M., C. Meneveau, and M.B. Parlange, 2009, Large Eddy Simulation of pollen transport in the atmospheric boundary layer, J. of Aerosol Science, 40: 241-255. Bou-Zeid, E., N. Vercauteren, M.B. Parlange, and C. Meneveau, 2008, Scale dependence of subgridscale model coefficients: an a priori study, Physics of Fluids, 20:115106. Chamecki, M., C. Meneveau, and M.B. Parlange, 2008, A hybrid spectral/finite-volume algorithm for large eddy simulation of scalars in the atmospheric boundary layer, Boundary Layer Meteorology, 128(3):473-484. Vercauteren, N., E. Bou-Zeid, M.B. Parlange, U. Lemmin, H. Huwald, J. Selker, and C. Meneveau, 2008, Subgrid-scale dynamics of water vapour, heat, and momentum over a lake, Boundary Layer Meteorology, 128(2):205-228. van Hout, R., M. Chamecki, G. Brush, J. Katz, and M.B. Parlange, 2008, The influence of local meteorological conditions on the circadian rhythm of corn (Zea mays L.) pollen emission, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148(6-7):178-1092. selected PhD theses Froidevaux Martin, No 4768 (2010), Land-Atmosphere Interactions Measured with Raman Lidar (2005-2010). Vercauteren Nikki, No 4952 (2011), Water Vapor and Heat Exchanges over a Lake, (2007 -2011).

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2009-2011 Teaching Activities

Marc Parlange – “Dalton Medal” 2006, European Geosciences Union

bachelor

Elie Bou-Zeid – Prix Latsis Universitaire 2009

Hydrology for engineers

Marc Parlange – “Hydrologic Science Award” 2009, American Geophysical Union

Fluid mechanics

Daniel Nadeau – AGU 2009 Fall Meeting Outstanding Student Paper Award

Master

Francesco Ciocca – AGU 2010 Fall Meeting Outstanding Student Paper Award

Introduction to environmental engineering

Méthodes d’échantillonnage et d’analyse Environmental transport phenomena Snow physics and hydrology

Marc Parlange – best ENAC teacher assigned by the EPFL Student Association, 2010

PhD Program(s)

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS

Collaborations & Networks

Atmospheric experiment over a high alpine snow field to elucidate fundamental subgrid-scale physics for LES, 2005-2008 CHF 240,270.-

Wind engineering and atmospheric turbulence

Land-atmosphere interaction over complex terrain: Large Eddy Simulation and Field Experiments, 2005-2008 CHF 265,777.Scale effects and heterogeneity in land-atmosphere interactions: Simulations studies, field validations and parameterizations, 20082011 CHF 343,700.Moisture and Energy dynamics in field soils: The Influence of the Diurnal Cycle), 2009-2012 CHF 145,725.End to end sensor data management, 2009-2012 NCCR_Mics CHF 244,220.Acquisition of a Wind Lidar for Hydrology and Boundary Layer Studies, 2010-2011 R’Equip-project CHF 120,000.SwissEx Science Module: understanding mountain surface heterogeneity and its interaction with the lower atmosphere for local change assessment and for hazard warning, 2009-2011 ETH-CCES CHF 200,000.HYDROSYS: Advanced spatial analysis tools for on-site environmental monitoring and management, collaborative project with Prof. K. Aberer, 2008-2011 FP7-ICT-2007-2, for EPFL: EUR 546,158.-

Active Sensing of the Atmosphere

Profs. Charles Meneveau, Johns Hopkins University; Wilfried Brutsaert, Cornell University; Eric Pardyjak, Univ. Utah; Ron Calhoun, Arizona State; Von Walden, Idaho; Gabriel Katul, Duke University; Fernando Porte-Agel, EPFL; Jiannong Fang, EPFL.

Environmental Statistics Dr. Richard Katz, NCAR Boulder, US; Anthony Davison and Christophe Ancey, EPFL.

Ecohydrology Profs. Nick van de Giessen, Delft; Scott Tyler, Nevada, Reno; John Selker, Oregon State; Sam Assouline, Volcani Center; Andrea Rinaldo, EPFL, 2ie–Burkina Faso; Robert Anex, Wisconsin; Christopher Williams, Clark University; Jan Hopmans, UC Davis.

Water Resources, snow and mountain hydrology Profs. Paolo D’Odorico, Duke University; Greg Characklis, UNC; Michael Lehning, WSL/SLF; Alexis Berne, EPFL; Anne Nolin, Oregon State; Ulrich Lemmin, EPFL; Canton du Valais; OFEN; Ski Area Crans Montana; Commune La Fouly, Val Ferret; Bank Landolt & Cie.

Sensor networks and environmental data bases Profs. Martin Vetterli, Alcherio Martinoli, and Karl Aberer, EPFL; and numerous collaborators in the Swiss Experiment of the EPF domain.

Maintenance and services on the operational water vapor/ aerosol Raman LIDAR at the Aerologival Station Payerne, 2008-2013 Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology, MeteoSwiss CHF 220,000.Development of long open-path TDL based system for measuring methane and water vapour concentrations at Jungfraujoch HARS, 2010-2013 Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology, MeteoSwiss CHF 193,212.Microsoft External Research, 2008-2009

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Wind Engineering and Renewable Energy Laboratory

Fernando Porté-Agel Full Professor Fernando Porté-Agel completed his BS in 1992 at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Spain; his MSc in 1995 at International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering Delft, the Netherlands and his PhD at Johns Hopkins University in the U.S. in 1999. He was an assistant professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota from 2000 to 2005 and was associate professor there from 2005 until 2009. He was named full professor at EPFL in 2010.

Current group 1 Full Professor 2 Administrative Assistants 2 Postdoctoral Fellows 3 PhD Students 1 Technician

LAB ResearcH InterestS The Wind Engineering and Renewable Energy Laboratory (WIRE) was created in January 2010. During this year, our research has focused on the following general areas: 1. Turbulent flow and transport in the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) over complex terrain. 2. ABL flow through wind turbines and wind farms, with emphasis on the effect of turbine wakes on turbine performance (reduction in power production and increase in fatigue loads). 3. Surface heterogeneity effects on land-atmosphere interactions and ABL fluxes. 4. Subgrid-scale modeling for large-eddy simulation of environmental flows. To achieve these objectives, we employ a combination of computational, experimental and theoretical approaches. In particular, we combine the following types of activities: large-eddy simulation, wind-tunnel experiments, field experiments and theoretical developments. Keywords Environmental fluid dynamics, wind energy, turbulence, atmospheric boundary layer, computational fluid dynamics, large-eddy simulation.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Porté-Agel F., Wu Y-T, Lu H & Conzemius R (2011) Large-Eddy Simulation of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flow Through Wind Turbines And Wind farms. J Wind Eng Ind Aerody Doi 10.1016/j. jweia.2011.01.011.

Parsheh M, Sotiropoulos F, & Porté-Agel F (2010) Estimation of Power Spectra of Acoustic-Doppler Velocimetry Data Contaminated with Intermittent Spikes. J Hydraul Eng-Asce 136(6):368-378. Doi 10.1061/(Asce)Hy.1943-7900.0000202.

Wan F & Porté-Agel F (2011) Large-Eddy Simulation of Stably-Stratified Flow Over a Steep Hill. Bound-Lay Meteorol Doi 10.1007/s10546-010-9562-4.

Singh A, Porté-Agel F, & Foufoula-Georgiou E (2010) On the influence of gravel bed dynamics on velocity power spectra. Water Resour Res 46. Artn W04509 Doi 10.1029/2009wr008190.

Wu Y-T & Porté-Agel F (2011) Large-Eddy Simulation of Wind-Turbine Wakes: Evaluation of Turbine Parametrisations. Bound-Lay Meteorol DOI 10.1007/s10546-010-9569-x. Lu H & Porté-Agel F (2011) Large-Eddy Simulation of a Very Large Wind Farm in a Stable Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Phys Fluids (in press). Chamorro LP & Porté-Agel F (2010) Channel Bed Slope Effect on the Height of Gravity Waves Produced by a Sudden Downstream Discharge Stoppage. J Hydraul Eng-Asce 136(5):328-330. Doi 10.1061/(Asce)Hy.1943-7900.0000178. Chamorro LP & Porté-Agel F (2010) Effects of Thermal Stability and Incoming Boundary-Layer Flow Characteristics on Wind-Turbine Wakes: A Wind-Tunnel Study. Bound-Lay Meteorol 136(3):515-533. DOI 10.1007/s10546-010-9512-1. Chamorro LP & Porté-Agel F (2010) Wind-tunnel study of surface boundary conditions for large-eddy simulation of turbulent flow past a rough-to-smooth surface transition. J Turbul 11(1):1-17. Doi 10.1080/14685241003627760. Lu H & Porté-Agel F (2010) A modulated gradient model for large-eddy simulation: Application to a neutral atmospheric boundary layer. Phys Fluids 22(1). Artn 015109 Doi 10.1063/1.3291073. Markfort CD, et al. (2010) Wind sheltering of a lake by a tree canopy or bluff topography. Water Resour Res 46. Artn W03530 Doi 10.1029/2009wr007759.

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2006-2010 AWARDS Yu-Ting Wu – Best Student Paper Award at the 19th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence of the American Meteorological Society in Keystone, Colorado, USA 2010

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS “Development of a large-eddy simulation framework for wind energy studies.” Duration: 3 years Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 443,000.Funding from the Ras Al-Khaimah authority through the EPFL Middle East Campus. It provides 50% of the yearly budgetary envelope of the WIRE Laboratory, i.e., CHF 200’000.-/year. It has also provided funding for instrumentation with an approximate value of CHF 600,000.-

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Master

Collaboration is ongoing with the EFLUM Laboratory (ENAC) for the use of multiple Lidars to measure and characterize the wind distribution in the atmospheric boundary layer

Environmental transport phenomena Wind Energy Module within the short course “Renewable Energies” (EPFL-ME in Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE)

PhD Program(s) Atmospheric Boundary layer

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Laboratory of Ecohydrology

Andrea Rinaldo

Full Professor

Andrea Rinaldo earned a BA summa cum laude in civil engineering at the University of Padua (Italy) in 1978. He obtained his PhD from Purdue University in 1983 (fluid mechanics). He became full professor at Padua in 1985, and has long served on the faculty where, since 2008, he has maintained a part-time position. He has held appointments at MIT (Cambridge, U.S.) and Princeton University (NJ, U.S.). Significant awards and recognition include: the 1999 Horton Award of the American Geophysical Union; the 2005 Dalton Medal of the European Geophysical Society, the 2010 Borland Award and the 2010 Prince Sultan International Water Prize. He has also been elected foreign member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (2005) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (2006) and is the recipient of a 2008 ERC advanced grant. He has authored and co-authored more than 160 journal papers, including two monographs, and has an h-index of 31.

André MERmoud

Professeur Titulaire

André Mermoud received his diploma in rural engineering from EPFL, took a postgraduate course in operational and applied hydrology, held various internships abroad and then obtained his doctorate from EPFL in 1982. He was appointed scientific assistant at the Institute of Soil and Water Resources Management at EPFL and took over the coordination of research in soil physics. He was named full professor and head of the soil physics research group in 1991. Current group 1 Full Professor 1 Professeur Titulaire 1 Administrative Assistant 3 Senior Scientists 3 Postdoctoral Fellows 6 PhD Students 1 Technician

LAB ResearcH InterestS ECHO focuses on research at the interface of hydrology, geomorphology and ecology. The integrating framework is analysis with an aim towards a general theory through a unique, coherent eco-hydrological thread and similar mathematical methods. The general project on river networks as ecological corridors for species, populations and pathogens of water-borne disease was awarded an ERC advanced grant in 2008, thus defining a fundamental line of activity for the next four years. To achieve its objectives, the activities of ECHO cover the following areas: spatially explicit models of cholera spreading; species lifetimes in networked environments; zebra mussel spreading in river networks; eco-hydrological flow-duration curves; theory of the hydrologic response; Alpine flood prediction and uncertainty analysis; basin-scale transport phenomena; probabilistic dynamics of soil salinity. Keywords Eco-hydrology, transport phenomena in the hydrological cycle, fractals in geomorphology, fluvial processes, stochastic modeling, networks in nature, scaling in ecosystems, ecological meta-community models.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Banavar, J.R., M.E. Moses, J.H.Brown, J. Damuth, A. RINALDO, R.M. Sibly, A. Maritan, A general basis for quarter-power scaling in animals, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 10.173/pnas.1009974107, 2010.

Suweis, S., E. Bertuzzo, G. Botter, A. Porporato, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe, A. RINALDO, The impact of stochasticity in the storage-discharge relation on streamflow distributions, Water Resources Research, 46, W03517, 2010.

Azaele, S., A. Maritan, E. Bertuzzo, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe, A. RINALDO, Stochastic dynamics of cholera epidemics, Physical Review E, 81, 051901, 2010.

Lovison, A., G.M. Manzini, A. Maritan, M. Putti, A. RINALDO, Spanning traceroutes over modular networks and general scaling degree distributions, Physical Review E, 81(3), 036105, 2010.

Ceola, S., G. Botter, E. Bertuzzo, A. Porporato, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe, A. RINALDO, Comparative study of ecohydrological streamflow probability distributions, Water Resources Research, 46, W09502, 2010.

Botter, G., S. Basso, A. Porporato, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe, A. RINALDO, Natural streamflow regime alterations: the damming of the Piave river basin (Italy), Water Resources Research, 46, W06522, 2010.

Botter, G., N.B. Basu, S. Zanardo, P.S.C. Rao, A. RINALDO, Stochastic modeling of nutrient losses in streams: interactions of climatic, hydrologic and biogeochemical controls, Water Resources Research, 46, W08509, 2010.

Azaele, S., R. Muneepeerakul, A. RINALDO, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe, Inferring plant ecosystem organization from species occurrences, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 262,323-329, 2010.

Suweis, S., S. Van der Zee, A. Maritan, A. RINALDO, A. Porporato, Stochastic modelling of soil salinity, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L07404, 2010. McDonnell, J.J., K. McGuire, P. Aggarwal, K.J. Beven, D. Biondi, G. Destouni, S. Dunn, A. James, J. Kirchner, P. Kraft, S. Lyon, P. Maloszewski, B. Newman, L. Pfister, A. RINALDO, A. Rodhe, T. Sayama, J. Seibert, C. Soulsby, D. Tetzlaff, C. Tobin, P. Troch, M. Weiler, A. Worman, How old is streamwater? Open questions in catchment transit time conceptualization, modelling and analysis, Hydrological Processes, 24(12), 1745-1754, 2010. Botter, G., E. Bertuzzo, A. RINALDO, Transport in the hydrologic response: travel time distributions, soil moisture dynamics and the old water paradox, Water Resources Research, 46, W03514, 2010.

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Bertuzzo, E., R. Casagrandi, M. Gatto, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe, A. RINALDO, On Spatially Explicit Models of Cholera Epidemics, Proceedings of the Royal Society Interface, 7(43), 321-333, 2010. D’Alpaos, A., S. Lanzoni, M. Marani, A. RINALDO, On the tidal prism-channel area relations, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, 115, F01003, 2010. Todd, J., D. Pumo, S. Azaele, F. Miralles-Wilhelm, A. RINALDO, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe, Hydrological drivers of wetland vegetation community distribution within Everglades National Park, Florida, Advances in Water Resources, 33, 279-1289, 2010. Konar, M., R. Muneepeerakul, S. Azaele, E. Bertuzzo, A. RINALDO, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe, Potential impacts of precipitation change on large-scale patterns of tree diversity, Water Resources Research, 46, W11515, 2010.

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D’Odorico, P., Laio, F., Porporato, A., Ridolfi, L., RINALDO, A., Rodriguez -Iturbe, I., Ecohydrology of terrestrial ecosystems, Bioscience, 60(11), 898-907, 2010. Marani, M., A. D’Alpaos, L. Carniello, S. Lanzoni, A. RINALDO, The importance of being coupled: Stable states and catastrophic shifts in tidal biomorphodynamics, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, 115, F04004, 2010. Basu, N., G. Destouni, J.W. Jawitz, S.E. Thompson, N.V. Loukinova, A. Darracq, S. Zanardo, M. Yaeger, M. Sivapalan, A. RINALDO, and P.S.C. Rao, Nutrient loads exported from managed catchments reveal emergent biogeochemical stationarity, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, W11546, 2010. BOOKS RINALDO, A., Il governo dell’acqua. Ambiente naturale e Ambiente costruito, Marsilio, Venezia, 2010.

2006-2010 AWARDS Andrea Rinaldo – ERC Advanced Grant Fellowship, Science and Engineering Domain, 2008 Andrea Rinaldo – Hydrology Days and Borland Award, 2010 Andrea Rinaldo – Prince Sultan Bin Adulaziz International Prize for Water, 2010

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Soil sciences Hydrology for engineers

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS Cantons and Confederation, 2006-2010 mainly DDC

Master CHF 2,400,000.-

Various collaborations

CHF 188,000.-

Prof. Rinaldo, 2009-2012 Swiss National Foundation

CHF 500,000.-

Bettina Schaefli, 2010-2013 Swiss National Foundation

CHF 390,000.-

Switch Managing Water for the City of the Future, 2006-2011 European Commission FP 6 CHF 1,100,000.RINEC, ERC Advanced Grant, 2009-2012 European Commission FP 7

EUR 1,100,000.-

Integrated water management Soil water regime management Urban and regional planning and equipment Water resources engineering

PhD program(s) Modelling of pollutant transport in the environment Fourier analysis and boundary value problems

Collaborations & Networks Gianluca Botter, Università di Padova (Italy) Amos Maritan, Università di Padova (Italy) Marino Gatto, Politecnico di Milano (Italy) Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, Princeton University (US) Suresh Rao, Purdue University (US) Keith Beven, Lancaster University (UK)

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Luiz Felippe De Alencastro

Senior Scientist

Luiz F. de Alencastro obtained his diploma in chemistry – biochemistry from the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil. In 1980, he passed his postgraduate diploma in environmental analytical chemistry at the University of Geneva. He then carried out his PhD at EPFL. GR-CEL is a research and service lab dedicated to environmental analysis and molecular biology. With regards to his competences in the field of environmental pollution, Alencastro’s expertise includes the development of analytical methods for the analysis of trace organic contaminants, (especially pesticides, halogenated compounds, personal care products, pharmaceuticals), impact assessment, the set-up of laboratories and training. He has more than 30 years experience as a researcher and university teacher. An important part of his work is oriented toward the development of emerging countries in South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. Current group 1 Senior scientist (MER) 1 Administrative Assistant 1 Scientist, PhD 2 PhD Students 4 Technicians 3 Apprentices

LAB ResearcH InterestS Our main current projects are dedicated to researching the following topics: the fate and impact of organic priority pollutants and pesticides, endocrine disruptors and medical drugs in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The bio-accumulation, bio-availability and bioremediation of pollutants. Sources of micro-pollutants in waste waters and soils. The importance of water treatment plants, and the role of sewage sludge for the contamination of ecosystems by micro-pollutants. The development of analytical methods for micro-pollutants in environmental matrices. We also carry out quality assessment, eco-toxicology for tropical countries and water quality research and are active in field of ecology applied to themes linked to environmental engineering. We implement the latest techniques in the field of molecular ecology by developing and making up-to-date technical skills available. We also coach, train and provide support for engineering research at the master’s and doctoral levels. Keywords Environmental analytical chemistry, water and soil pollution, organic and inorganic contaminants, molecular biology, ecology of microorganisms, platform service.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Morasch B., Bonvin F., Reiser H., Grandjean D., de Alencastro L.F., Perazzolo C., Chèvre N., Kohn T.: Occurrence and fate of micropollutants in the Vidy Bay of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Part II: Micropollutant removal between wastewater and raw drinking water. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29, No. 8, 1658-1668 (2010). E. Heath, T. Kosjek, M. Farré, J.B. Quintana, L. F. de Alencastro, S. Castiglioni, O. Gans, K. Langford, R. Loos, R. Radjenovic, L. Mainero Rocca, H. Budzinski, D. Tsipi, M. Petrovic, D Barceló: Second interlaboratory exercise on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug analysis in environmental aqueous samples. Talanta 81, 1189-1196 (2010). Kupper T., de Alencastro L.F., Berset J.-D.: Determination of sources and emissions of persistent organic contaminants by means of sewage sludge: results from a monitoring network. pp 147-157. In “Xenobiotics in the Urban Water Cycle: Mass Flows, Environmental Processes, Mitigation and Treatment Strategies” Fatta-Kassinos D., Bester K., Kümmerer K. Ed., Environmental Pollution Vol. 16, Springer. ISBN 978-90-481-3508-0. Book chapter. (2010). Ebrahimi, S., Gabus, S., Rohrbach-Brandt, E., Hosseini, M., Rossi, P., Maillard, J., Holliger, C. 2010. Performance and microbial community composition dynamics of aerobic granular sludge from sequencing batch bubble column reactors operated at 20, 30, and 35°C. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 87(4): 1555-1558 Pronk, M., Sinreich, M., Guhl, F., Egli, T., Kötsch, S., Felleisen, R., Koch, M., Köster, O., Raetz, E., Ramseier, C., Rossi, P., Schürch, N. (2010). Auftreten von Mikroorganismen in Grundwasser. GWA 12:1059-1071 M. Neamtu, I. M. Ciumasu, N. Costica, M. Costica, M. Bobu, M. N. Nicoara, C. Catrinescu, K. B. van Slooten and L. F. De Alencastro Chemical, Biological and Ecotoxicological Assessment of Pesticides and Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Bahlui River, in Romania. Environ Sci Pollut Res, 16 (Suppl 1), S76-S85 (2009). Cheaib Z., Grandjean D., Kupper T., de Alencastro L.F.: Brominated flame retardants in fish of Lake Geneva (Switzerland). Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 82, 522-527 (2009). Shani, N., Rossi, P., Holliger, C. (2009). Influence of environmental factors on the structures of bacterial communities in a chloroethene-contaminated aquifer. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73(13): A1203-A1203 120

Rossi, P., Gillet, F., Rohrbach, E., Holliger, C. (2009). Statistical assessment of the variability of the T-RFLP analysis applied to complex microbial communities. Applied Environ. Microbiol. 75(22): 7268-7270 Ghanem A., Bados P., Perreau F., Ben Abdallah R., Plagellat C., De Alencastro L. F., and Einhorn J.: Multiresidue analysis of atrazine, diuron and their degradation products in sewage sludge by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 391, 345-352 (2008). Kupper T., de Alencastro L.F., Gatsigazi R., Furrer R., Grandjean D. and Tarradellas J.: Concentrations and specific loads of brominated flame retardants in sewage sludge. Chemosphere 71, 1173-1180 (2008). Goldscheider, N., Hunkeler, D., Rossi, P. (2006). Review: microbial biocenoses in pristine aquifers and an assessment of investigative methods. Hydrogeology Journal 14 (6): 926-941. selected PhD theses Occurrence of persistent toxic substances in soils, sediments, fishes and human breast milk in southern Vietnam. Nguyen, Ngoc Vinh; Slaveykova-Startcheva, Vera (dir.); Alencastro, Luiz Felippe de (dir.) Ph.D. Thesis. Lausanne: EPFL, 2009. Chloroethene bioremediation in anaerobic aquifers. Noam Shani, still going on. Biodegradation of polychlorobiphenyls: identification of organohalides respirers. Martina Praveckova, still going on.

2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS 2006

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CHF 240,000.-

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2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Environmental engineering laboratory Pollutants analysis in the environment General biology

Master

Project “Persistent organic pollutants exposure and bioaccumulation in the alpine swift (Apus melba) in Switzerland.” Collaboration with University of Lausanne. 2009-2011 Research in the field of anaerobic PCB degradation. Project with Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Microbiology, Prague (Prof. Maria Brennerova). 2009-2011

Fate, impact and risks of pollutants

Project “Inter-laboratory exercise on non-steroid antiinflammatory drugs,” VI framework programme (European Union). 2006-2008

Collaborations & Networks

Project on the degradation of HCH in agricultural soils from Guadeloupe. Collaboration with Université des Antilles et de la Guyana (France). 2009

Project “Campagnes de mesure destinées à assurer le suivi des micropolluants lors de l’essai pilote à la station d’épuration des eaux de Vidy, Lausanne,” contract from OFEV, 2008-2010 Project IMPALAC “Prédire l’impact des herbicides en mélange et à faible concentration sur les communautés algales planctoniques et benthiques lacustres.” Collaboration with INRA-Thonnon (FR) and University of Lausanne. 2010-2012 Project “Analysis of glyphosate, glyphosinate and AMPA in water and soil.” SNSF-PRODOC. Collaboration with University of Lausanne. 2009-2012 Project “Institutional strengthening and capacity building for integrated management in the Dongnai River Basin toward the sustainable development.” Collaboration with University of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Cooperation@EPFL. 2010 Project SUBFUNC – Effets des plantes subordonnées sur la structure des communautés végétales et faunistiques du sol et sur les fonctions de l’écosystème. Collaboration with IIEECOS. 2008-2011 Project “Contamination de l’environnement francilien par des micropolluants halogénés.” Collaboration with Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France. 2009-2012 Project “Danger de contamination des eaux souterraines lors des traitement des grumes par des pesticides.” Collaboration with University of Neuchâtel and ALPEAU. 2011-2012

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Project “Capacity building for the Institute for Environment and Resources,” EPFL-DDC-University of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 2005-2008 Project “Pollutant characterization from a municipal waste disposal site (Navarro) in Cali, Colombia.” Collaboration with Universidad del Valle, Cali and with Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. Cooperation@EPFL. 2008 Project “Impact of chemicals used for wood treatment to the environment,” University de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France. 2006-2007 Project “Chemical, Biological and Ecotoxicological Assessment of the Lower Danube River. Case Study: Pesticides and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).” Collaboration with Technical University of Iasi and A. I. Cuza University of Iasi, Romania. Swiss National Science Foundation in the framework of ESTROM – Environmental Science & Technology in Romania. 2004-2007 Project “Technical assistance to design a environmental indicators system for the Lake Yojoa, Honduras.” Collaboration with Centro de estudios y control de contaminantes. Cooperation@EPFL. 2006 Impact des pesticides des boues d’épuration sur l’environnement, INRA-Versailles & ADEME (France). 2003-2006

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Jed Oliver Kaplan

SNF Assistant Professor

Jed Kaplan completed his PhD in plant ecology at Lund University in Sweden in 2001 after receiving a BA in geography and earth sciences with honors from Dartmouth College, U.S. in 1994. He had post-doc positions at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany and at the Canadian Center for Climate Modeling and Analysis, Victoria BC. He was named Marie Curie Fellow at the European Commission Joint Research Center, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra, Italy in 2003 and a senior research associate at the University of Bern in 2005. Kaplan was named research scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research in 2006 and a Swiss NSF professor at EPFL in April 2008. He has been an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Victoria, Canada, since April 2010.

Current group 1 SNSF Professor 1 Senior Scientist 1 Postdoctoral Fellow 4 PhD Students 1 PhD-level Scientific programmer / IT technician 2 MSc-level research assistants

LAB ResearcH InterestS A major scientific challenge of the past decade has been incorporating the three labile reservoirs of the carbon cycle: atmosphere, oceans and land, into a comprehensive modeling framework to assess the fate and impact of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. The consequent development of earth system models of varying complexity has allowed for the estimation of the importance of anthropogenic emissions and land management policy for the climate. Using earth system models as a tool has led to the development of scenarios that are widely applied to predict future climate based on hypotheses about future trends in human demographic, economic and technological development. While great progress has been made, little activity has focused on a single greenhouse gas: CO2. The goal of the ARVE group is to integrate key missing components of the landatmosphere chemical system into earth system models. Keywords Terrestrial biosphere, carbon cycle, earth system models, paleoclimate, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, human-environment interactions.

2006-2010 Significant Publications Büntgen, U., W. Tegel, K. Nicolussi, M. McCormick, D. Frank, V. Trouet, J. O. Kaplan, et al. (2011), 2500 Years of European climate variability and human susceptibility, Science, doi: 10.1126/ science.1197175. Kaplan, J. O., K. M. Krumhardt, E. C. Ellis, W. F. Ruddiman, C. Lemmen, and K. K. Goldewijk (2010), Holocene carbon emissions as a result of anthropogenic land cover change, The Holocene. doi: 10.1177/0959683610386983. Boyle, J. F., M. J. Gaillard, J. O. Kaplan, and J. A. Dearing (in press), Modelling prehistoric land use and carbon budgets: A critical review, The Holocene. Collins, P. M., J. O. Kaplan, and B. A. S. Davis (2010), Could anthropogenic soil erosion have influenced Mediterranean vegetation distribution over the Holocene?, IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth and Env. Sci., 9, 012011.

Walker, D. A., M. O. Leibman, H. E. Epstein, B. C. Forbes, U. S. Bhatt, M. K. Raynolds, J. C. Comiso, A. A. Gubarkov, A. V. Khomutov, G. J. Jia, E. Kaarlejarvi, J. O. Kaplan, et al. (2009), Spatial and temporal patterns of greenness on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia: interactions of ecological and social factors affecting the Arctic normalized difference vegetation index, Environmental Res. Lett., 4. Williams, J. W., L. M. Gonzales, and J. O. Kaplan (2008), Leaf area index for northern and eastern North America at the Last Glacial Maximum: a data-model comparison, Global Ecol. Biogeogr., 17, 122-134. Wanner, H., J. Beer, J. Bütikofer, T. J. Crowley, U. Cubasch, J. Flückiger, H. Goosse, M. Grosjean, F. Joos, J. O. Kaplan, et al. (2008), Mid- to Late Holocene climate change: An overview, Quaternary Sci. Rev., 27, 1791-1828.

Pfeiffer, M., and J. O. Kaplan (2010), Response of terrestrial N2O and NOx emissions to abrupt climate change, IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth and Env. Sci., 9, 012001. Davis, B. A. S., and S. Brewer (2009), Orbital forcing and the role of the Latitudinal Temperature/ Isolation Gradient, Climate Dynamics, vol. 32, 143-165. Kaplan, J. O., K. M. Krumhardt, and N. Zimmermann (2009), The prehistoric and preindustrial deforestation of Europe, Quaternary Sci. Rev., 28, 3016-3034. Kort, E. A., A. E. Andrews, E. J. Dlugokencky, C. Sweeney, A. Hirsch, J. Eluszkiewicz, T. Nehrkorn, A. Michalak, B. B. Stephens, C. Gerbig, J. B. Miller, J. O. Kaplan, et al. (2010), Atmospheric constraints on 2004 emissions of methane and nitrous oxide in North America from atmospheric measurements and a receptor-oriented modeling framework, Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, 7, 125-133. Gaillard, M. J., S. Sugita, F. Mazier, A. K. Trondman, A. Brostrom, T. Hickler, J. O. Kaplan, et al. (2010), Holocene land-cover reconstructions for studies on land cover-climate feedbacks, Clim Past, 6, 483-499.

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Collaborations & Networks

Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Northwest Skeena Communities, 2010-2012 Future Forest Ecosystem Sciences Council of British Columbia and MITACS Accelerate CAD 100,000.-

ETH Domain

Mediterranean Land Cover Change over the Holocene: Integrating Models and Data (MACCHIA), 2010-2012 Swiss National Science Foundation CHF 172,040.Dynamic Wetland Modeling During Abrupt Climate Change (DyWET), 2010-2012 Swiss Ministry for Research and Education CHF 168,220.Climate Amplifiers: From Sources of Terrestrial Aerosols and Nitrogen in Ecosystems to the Atmosphere (CASTANEA), 2008-2012 Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship Award CHF 1,548,066.Amplificatori Climatici: dalle sorgenti di aerosols in ecosistemi terrestri all’Atmosfera, 2009-2011 Italian Ministry of Universities and Research (MUIR) EUR 1,410,060.Modelling and experiments on land-surface interactions with atmospheric chemistry and climate (MAIOLICA), 2008-2012 ETH Domain Competence Centre in Environment and Sustainability ca. CHF 2,000,000.-

There are numerous ongoing partnerships at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL including projects with: N. Zimmermann, H. Lischke, M. Scherstanjoi, B. Poulter, E. Hodson, U. Buentgen. I also am part of numerous ETH projects, including CCES MAIOLICA. I am the official supervisior of a WSL-based PhD student (M. Scherstanjoi), and I have several joint publications WSL-SLF: M. Lehning (proposal submitted to SNSF Sinergia)

Switzerland University of Bern: F. Joos, B. Stocker (Climate Physics), W. Tinner, P. van der Knaap (Plant Sciences), informal collaborations in biogeochemistry modeling and paleoenvironmental reconstruction and model-data synthesis

Europe Numerous collaborations as a member of COST Action ES0805 (TERRABITES); member of its management committee and Switzerland’s representative to it. GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht, MPI for Meteorology (Germany): C. Lemmen, human demography modeling, V. Brovkin, T. Kleinen, carbon cycle modeling University of Kalmar (Sweden): M-J Gaillard, land cover reconstruction using models and paleoecological data

World

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Master Climate and climate change

PhD program(s) Land Cover, Climate and Human Interactions

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Harvard University (USA), Department of Engineering Sciences: D. Jacob, L. Mickley, modeling atmospheric composition and chemistry NASA Goddard Space Sciences Institute/Columbia University (USA): B. Cook, paleoclimate data assimilation into land-cover models University of Washington (USA): B. Alexander, paleoatmospheric composition University of Maryland: E. Ellis and University of Virginia: W. Ruddiman (USA), global human land use modeling over the Holocene

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Applied HydroEconomics and Alpine environmental Dynamics Group

Paolo Perona

SNF Assistant Professor

Paolo Perona has been assistant professor SNF at EPFL since September 2010. He was senior research associate at the Institute of Environmental Engineering of ETHZ (2003-2010), post-doc at Politecnico di Torino (2001-2003), and holds a PhD in hydraulic engineering from the Politecnico di Milano (2001). He has a background in fluid mechanics, rheology and time series analysis, and his research interests involve him as both an experimentalist and modeler. His recent studies address the dynamics of river and riparian vegetation, the hydrology of alpine catchments and the search for innovative strategies of optimal water allocation between traditional and non-traditional water uses toward long-term sustainable management of resources. He is member of both the American Geophysical Union and the European Geosciences Union (AGU and EGU) and of the Society of Rheology. Current group 1 SNF Assistant Professor 1 Postdoctoral Fellow 3 PhD Students 1 Trainee

LAB ResearcH InterestS AHEAD (Applied HydroEconomics and Alpine environmental Dynamics) works at the interface between ecohydrology, hydromechanics and economics and uses competences and tools from these disciplines to monitor and model inter-annual snow and ice dynamics of alpine catchments as well as the ensuing streamflow regimes and their interaction with vegetated alluvial sediment and riparian vegetation. Our group’s activities aim at assessing the environmental significance of these processes in relation to the economic value of the water used in the riparian environment, i.e. by considering it as a non-traditional water use. Eventually, this basis will help redefine water releases in impounded alpine systems and in the planning of efficient river restoration actions with a modern perspective towards sustainable water resources management. AHEAD is part of the research funding programs sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Keywords Alpine hydrology, water allocation, non-traditional water uses, environmental flow requirements, equilibrium snowlines, rivervegetation interactions, root anchoring, stochastic processes, optimization techniques.

2006-2010 Significant Publications K. Edmaier, P. Burlando and P. Perona. Mechanisms of vegetation uprooting by flow in alluvial noncohesive sediment, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 15, num. 5, p. 1615-1627, 2011. N. Pasquale, P. Perona, P. Schneider, J. Shrestha and A. Wombacher et al. Modern comprehensive approach to monitor the morphodynamic evolution of a restored river corridor, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 15, num. 4, p. 1197-1212, 2011. B. Schäppi, P. Perona, P. Schneider and P. Burlando. Integrating river cross section measurements with digital terrain models for improved flow modelling applications, Computers and Geosciences, vol. 36, num. 6, p. 707-716, 2010. Z. Jiang, P. Perona, R. Francis, P. Molnar and P. Burlando. An experimental comparison of silica gel and quartz sand grains as sediment media for growing vegetation at the laboratory scale, Aquatic Sciences, vol. 71, num. 3, p. 350-355, 2009. P. Perona, P. Molnar, M. Savina and P. Burlando. An observation-based stochastic model for sediment and vegetation dynamics in the floodplain of an Alpine braided river, Water Resources Research, vol. 45, p. W09418, 2009.

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P. Perona, C. Camporeale, E. Perucca, M. Savina and P. Molnar et al. Modelling river and riparian vegetation interactions and related importance for sustainable ecosystem management, Aquatic Sciences, vol. 71, num. 3, p. 266-278, 2009. P. Molnar, V. Favre, P. Perona, P. Burlando and W. Ruf. Floodplain forest dynamics in a hydrologically altered mountain river, Peckiana, vol. 5, p. 17-24, 2008. W. Ruf, L. Foglia, P. Perona, P. Molnar and R. Faeh et al. Modeling the interaction between groundwater and river flow in an active alpine floodplain ecosystem, Peckiana, vol. 5, p. 6-16, 2008. P. Perona, N. Pasquale and D. Molnar. Mechanistic interpretation of Alpine glacierized environments: Part 2. Hydrologic interpretation and model parameters identification on case study, Advances in Water Resources, vol. 31, num. 7, p. 948-961, 2008. P. Perona and P. Burlando. Mechanistic interpretation of alpine glacierized environments: Part 1. Model formulation and related dynamical properties, Advances in Water Resources, vol. 31, num. 7, p. 937-947, 2008.

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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS ADAMANT (SNF Professorship) Swiss National Science Foundation

CHF 1,600,000.-

ROOTEDNESS Swiss National Science Foundation

CHF 215,000.-

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Master Environmental transport phenomena

River morphodynamics and interaction with riparian vegetation: Prof. Luca Ridolfi (Politecnico di Torino); Dr. Peter Molnar (ETH Zurich); Prof. Angela Gurnell (Queen Mary University, London) Sediment erosion and deposition processes: Prof. Andrew D. Barry (ECOL), Dr. Luca Rossi (ECOL) Vegetation roots growth and erosion dynamics: Dr. Jörg Luster (WSL); Dr. Robert Francis (King’s College London); Prof. F. Laio (Politecnico di Torino) Interannual snow dynamics and avalanche processes: Prof. A. Porporato (Duke University); Prof. C. Ancey (LHE) Water Resources Management and optimal water allocation: Prof. P. Burlando (ETH Zurich); Prof. G. Characklis (University of North Carolina) Measurement of velocity profiles in mountain streams: Prof. M. Parlange (EFLUM); Prof. A. Rinaldo (ECHO) Effect of aggregation on the inactivation of MS2 by peracetic acid and UV254: Prof. T. Kohn (LCE) Stochastic processes and dynamical system theory: Prof. E. Daly (Monash University); Prof. A. Porporato (Duke University) We also collaborate with numerous federal institutions, offices and cantonal authorities such as WSL, EAWAG, BAFU, cantons Thurgau, Zurich, Valais and Ticino.

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EPFL-PSI Joint Professorship on Solid Waste Treatment

Christian Ludwig

Professeur Titulaire

Christian Ludwig completed his PhD at the University of Bern in 1993 and was a post-doc at the University of California at Davis from 1993 until 1995. He was a research fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (Eawag) between 1995 and 1997, before being named senior scientist at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in 1997. He joined EPFL as a Professeur Titulaire in the field of solid waste treatment in November 2005. He remained head of the Chemical Processes and Materials research group (CPM) at PSI. In December 2009, the Laboratory for Element and Material Cycles at PSI was closed and the CPM group was integrated into the new Bioenergy and Catalysis Laboratory, established in January 2010.

Current group EPFL 1 Professeur Titulaire 1 Postdoc 2 PhD students PSI 1 Senior Scientist 1 Technician 3 PhD students EMPA 3 PhD students

LAB ResearcH InterestS Development has increased demand for energy and materials and this increasingly affects natural materials cycles. CPM-PSI addresses three themes of central importance: recycling, recovery and reuse of raw materials; producing renewable fuels and chemicals from waste and biomass; inertization and/or substitution of critical materials. The transformation of waste to valuable and/or safe products is the ultimate goal of our research and technology transfer. A key project is the production of biofuels from microalgae. With another PSI group, we’re constructing a mobile hydrothermal test plant for algae gasification. We focus on plant development, particularly in terms of nutrient cycling, liquefaction of biomass, characterization of catalysts and in situ characterization of these materials. Other projects look at gases of new thermo-chemical processes such as ash treatment, syngas production from wood and grass for power generation in SOFCs and for fuel production such as methanation. Keywords Waste, bioenergy, biofuels, power generation, process development, thermo-chemical processes, fate of trace elements

2006-2010 Significant Publications Schuler, J.A., Gehrig, Chr., Wuillemin, Z., Schuler, A.J., Wochele, J., Ludwig, Chr., Hessler-Wyser, A., Vanherle, J., Air side contamination in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell stack testing, Journal of Power Sources (in press).

Scharnhorst, W., Ludwig, Chr., Wochele, J., Olivier, J., Heavy Metal Partitioning from Electronic Scrap during Thermal End-of-Life Treatment, Science of the Total Environment, 373 (2007) 576-584.

Kowalski, T., Judex, J., Schildhauer, T.J., Ludwig, Chr., Transmission of Alkali Aerosols through Sampling Systems, Chem. Eng. Technol. 34, No. 1 (2011) 42-48.

selected PhD theses Brandenberger, M., Production and hydrothermal treatment of algae for the generation of biofuels (2007-)

Steubing, B., Zah, R., Waeger, P., Ludwig, Chr., Bioenergy in Switzerland: Assessing the domestic sustainable biomass potential, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14:8 (2010) 2256-2265. Steubing, B., Böni, H., Schluep, M., Silva, U., Ludwig, Chr., Assessing computer waste generation in Chile using material flow analysis, Waste Management, 30 (2010) 473-482. Hagendorfer, H., Lorenz, Chr., Kaegi, R., Sinnet, B., Gehrig, R., Von Goetz, N., Scheringer, M., Ludwig, Chr., Ulrich, A., Size-fractionated characterization and quantification of nanoparticle release rates from a consumer spray product containing engineered nanoparticles, J. Nanopart. Res., 12 (2010) 2481-2494. Struis, R.P.W.J., Schildhauer, T.J., Czekaj, I., Janousch, M., Biollaz, S.M.A. Ludwig, Chr., Sulphur poisoning of Ni catalysts in the SNG production from biomass: A TPO/XPS/XAS study, Appl. Catal. Gen.-A, 363 (2009) 121-128. Stucki, S., Vogel, F., Ludwig, Chr., Haiduc, A.G., Brandenberger, M., Catalytic gasification of algae in supercritical water for biofuel production and carbon capture, Energy & Environ. Sci., 2 (2009) 535-542. Haiduc, A.G., Brandenberger, M., Suquet, S., Vogel, F., Bernier-Latmani, R., Ludwig, Chr., SunCHem: an integrated process for the hydrothermal production of methane from microalgae and CO2 mitigation, J. Appl. Phycology, 21:5 (2009) 529-541. Struis, R.P.W.J, Bachelin, D., Ludwig, Chr., Wokaun, A. Studying the Formation of Ni3C from CO and Metallic Ni at T =265 °C in Situ Using Ni K-Edge X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem. C, 113:6 (2009) 2443-2451. Kowalski, T., Ludwig, Chr., Wokaun, A., Qualitative Evaluation of Alkali Release during the Pyrolysis of Biomass, Energy and Fuels, 21 (2007) 3017-3022. Ludwig, Chr., Wochele, J., Jörimann, U., Measuring Evaporation Rates of Metal Compounds from Solid Samples, Analytical Chemistry, 79:7 (2007) 2992-2996.

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Steubing, B., Availability of biomass resources from waste for 2nd generation biogas production (2008-) Wellinger, M., Development of an /in situ/ on-line alkali detector for field applications (2008-)

2006-2010 AWARDS Juliana León – MS thesis, prize BG Consulting Engineers in the field of “Systems and Sustainable Development” 2010 Christian Ludwig – Nominated by the World Resources Forum to serve as Scientific Chair of WRF 2011 Several poster awards of students

2009-2011 Teaching Activities Bachelor Pollutants analysis in the environment ENAC week Urban neighborhoods, infrastructures and sustainable development

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2006-2010 EXTERNAL GRANTS NanoAir, 2011-2014 CCMX Consulting: TG-ICP investigations, 2011 Philip Morris Syngas-Diagnosis, 2010-2013 Multifinanced CCEM-Project

Collaborations & Networks CHF 500,000.CHF 40,000.CHF 600,000.-

In-Situ-SOFC-XAS, 2010-2011 CRUS, Sciex-program

CHF 39,547.-

Etamax, 2010-2011 Bundesministerium, Germany

CHF 56,000.-

CCEM SunCHem Project, 2010-2013 Multifinanced CCEM-Project

CHF 850,000.-

PROSUITE, 2010-2011 EU project

CHF 120,000.-

Pyrolysis of tires and plastics, 2010-2011 ecotech SWC-Env-Ind, 2010-2012 SNSF, SCOPES

Information about our very complex national and international network can be obtained from the list about third money funding. As an example, the partnerships within our largest project, the CCEM-SunCHem project, are shown below in a simplified scheme. It shows important cooperation partners (for simplicity some partners were omitted). The names in italic letters are the institutions to which the co-applicants are affiliated. It’s an example of how Swiss research groups can make an international impact via a globally acting industry.

CHF 20,800.CHF 240,000.-

Complementing study to “SunCHem Process,” 2010-2011 Velux Foundation CHF 20,000.Relevance of arsenic complexed with organic matter in Chinese ground water, 2009-2012 SDC – COOPERATION@EPFL fund and Swiss partners CHF 303,900.Incineration of Car Shredder Residues, 2008-2009 SARS CHF 150,000.MOPSID: Monitoring of process gases with a surface ionization detector, 2007-2010 BFE CHF 170,000.WoodGas-SOFC: Integrated biomass – solid oxide fuel cell cogeneration, 2007-2010 CCEM-CH CHF 580,000.Hydrothermal Methane from Microalgae (SunChem – Process), 2007-2010 Velux Foundation CHF 350,000.-

In order to also align national research activities within an international context, for example in the context of the above project, Christian Ludwig is participating in the EERA organization (European Energy Research Alliance). This allows us to be present in the research community and exchange information. Such platforms also play an important role in preparing issues for future European research grants calls.

TREPGAS: Trace elements in process gases, 2007-2009 swiss electric research CHF 350,000.Analytical Consulting, 2006-2007 INEOS Silicas Limited / INEOS Healthcare

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ENAC School Audit 2011, vol. B  

Laboratories and Groups: Research Interests, Keywords, Significant Publications, Teaching Activities, Collaborations & Networks

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