The Ecological Engineering Laboratory (ECOL) is headed by Professor D. Andrew Barry. ECOL’s main research theme is the development of quantitative understanding of physical, ecological, physical, chemical and biological processes, especially their interactions, and to utilise this in order to improve sustainable design.

The generation of scientifically based systems that utilise ecological principles is of particular relevance to water resources problems, where there is often a challenge to balance demands between water uses for drinking, agriculture, etc., and that needed for ecological balance and biodiversity.

PhD openings for projects in Physical Limnology

ECOL is seeking a PhD student for projects on surface energy flux in large lakes. The research combines field investigations (carried out on Lake Geneva) and numerical modelling.

Potential candidates must be accepted by the Doctoral School in Civil and Environmental Engineering (

For further information, please contact Prof. D. Andrew Barry (

Civil service opening

We are seeking civil service people with a HES or EPFL background in microtechnal, robotics, electronics engineering in particular for several ongoing research projects with the Léman lake as experimental study site.

SC job description reference: CC n° 73424

According to the new Civil Service rules, EPFL students or employees must have graduated or terminated any collaboration with EPFL or other EPF institutions one year prior to applying for a civil service.

For HES graduates or EPF graduates or employees who abide with the above regulations, please send us a short CV by email at:

EESS seminars

Weekly seminars are organized by the Environmental Engineering Institute (IIE), Tuesday noons at 12:15 during the fall and spring semesters. 

These seminars aim at broadening the range of disciplines of interest within IIE and ENAC as well as fostering new and/or stronger research synergies. The upcoming seminar is below and the full agenda of the seminars is available here

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