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 utilize this in order to improve sustainable design.

The generation of scientifically based systems that utilize 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.

Open position: Postdoctoral researcher – Physical Limnology – Numerical Modelling and Data Analysis

ECOL is seeking a motivated postdoctoral researcher with experience in hydrodynamic modelling, and in physical interpretation of model results. Applicants should have advanced competencies in large data set analysis and a strong publication record

Present field work includes the investigation of winter cooling, river inflow, and air-water exchanges. In all these areas, the group carries out field investigations and numerical modelling of lake hydrodynamics. Our group integrates modelling into designing and carrying out independent field campaigns, based on state-of-the-art remote sensing and fine scale measurement instruments and equipment. Such a researcher would enable us to extend and reinforce these different projects.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application to: 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

Please note that 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. HES graduates are not concerned.

Candidates are welcome to apply with a short CV by email at:

EESS seminars

Weekly seminars are organized by the Environmental Engineering Institute (IIE), Tuesday from 12:15 to 13:00 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