On the third conference day, Friday 6 September, between 9h00 and 12h30, we invite participants to discover some key elements of the EPFL sustainable campus and EPFL research related to CISBAT topics, followed by farewell drinks and snacks.
Registration: before 5 September 14h00 at Welcome Desk (choose 2 visits)
Meeting: 09h00 outside SG building
Luggage consignment: 08h30-13h30 in SG 0213
09h00 - 10h30 selected Visit 1 - departure from SG Bulding (outside main entrance Level 1)
10h30 - 11h00 Refreshments at "Esplanade" (in front of general EPFL reception)
11h00 - 12h30 selected Visit 2 - departure from "Esplanade"
12h30 - 13h30 Farewell snacks & drinks in SG Hall (Level 0)
Nanotechnology for solar energy conversion
Due to their fascinating optical and electronic properties, nanometer-scaled structures play an important role in solar energy conversion. The LESO-PB research group "Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Conversion" develops novel nanostructured materials for solar energy applications. Visitors will be shown the activities of its high tech lab.
In the last few years, some spectacular buildings have seen the light on the EPFL campus. The brand new Artlab and the undulating Rolex Learning Center, both designed by Japanese architects, the landmark Swiss Tech Convention Center and other eye catching buildings have not only been built to please but also to reflect a vision of dynamic learning and research. Discover the jewels of the campus as well as an energy efficiency vision for its future development.
Energy Grid & Storage Distributed Electrical Systems Lab
To ensure a sustainable, economic and secure electricity supply, the Distributed Electrical Systems group develops smart grid solutions that aim to intelligently integrate the actions of all connected users. The main topics of this visit are smart grids operation, monitoring and protection, storage technologies and ICT integration. Prof. Paolone’s team will also present a high-performance monitoring system that displays fluctuations in the power distribution grid of an entire section of the EPFL campus in real-time.
Solar & Sustainable Campus
The EPFL campus features an ever expanding solar park on its roofs and façades, including both commercial products and highly innovative technology. With a peak power of 2 MW, it covers a surface of more than 20,000 m2. The guided tour will include a visit on the roofs of the campus and the World’s first façade with dye sensitized solar cells. Visitors will also learn about recent efforts undertaken to improve the sustainability of the EPFL campus.