Organised by the School of Engineering at EPFL, the annual Engineering PhD Summit is a workshop aimed to excellent final year and recently graduated PhD students interested in a career in academia. The event is an opportunity for brilliant young researchers to present and discuss their work, visit the EPFL campus and relevant laboratories, and expand their network.

The 2021 edition of the PhD summit will focus on the topic of Engineering for Sustainability, with subtopics ranging from materials and circularity, energy systems and conversion devices, to data-enabled sustainability.

Selected candidates will be invited to the EPFL campus in Switzerland to present their research and interact with top researchers at the School of Engineering. These students will be given the opportunity to visit EPFL laboratories related to the summit theme and have intensive exchange with the researchers.

The PhD Summit prize will be awarded for the best presentation and research content.

Funds for travel and accommodation will be provided for the selected candidates. We aim at a gender balanced program. Female PhD students are thus strongly encouraged to apply.

Check the eligibility and selection criteria and apply here.