52 Notable alumni of
Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne is 1108th in the world, 381st in Europe, and 9th in Switzerland by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 52 notable alumni from Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Leila Hatami

    Leila Hatami
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm actor
    Biography

    Leila Hatami is an Iranian actress. She is known for her performance in the Academy Award-winning film A Separation (2011), for which she won the Silver Bear Award for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival.

  2. Mattia Binotto

    Mattia Binotto
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Mattia Binotto is a Swiss-born Italian engineer and team principal of Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One. He was appointed to the role on 7 January 2019, replacing Maurizio Arrivabene. His parents are Italian.

  3. Joachim Son-Forget

    Joachim Son-Forget
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    radiologistpolitician
    Biography

    Joachim Jean-Marie Forget, known as Joachim Son-Forget (French pronunciation: [ʒoakim sɔn fɔʁʒɛ]), is a South Korean-born French politician serving as the member of the National Assembly for the 6th constituency for French residents overseas since 2017. His constituency covers Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

  4. George de Mestral

    George de Mestral
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1907-1990 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    engineerinventor
    Biography

    George de Mestral was a Swiss electrical engineer who invented the hook and loop fastener which he named Velcro.

  5. Ole Scheeren

    Ole Scheeren
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Ole Scheeren is a German architect, urbanist and principal of Büro Ole Scheeren Group with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Berlin and Bangkok and a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong since January 2010.

  6. Othman Benjelloun

    Othman Benjelloun
    Born in
    Morocco Flag Morocco
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Enrolled in Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
    Studied in 1952-1959
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusinesspersonengineerbanker
    Biography

    Othman Benjelloun is a Moroccan banker billionaire businessman. He is known for co-founding of BMCE Bank and Bank of Africa. and serves as its chairman, chief executive officer, In 2022, his net worth was estimated by Forbes at US$1.5 billion.

  7. Jacques Dubochet

    Jacques Dubochet
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    university teacherchemistbiochemistbiophysicist
    Biography

    Jacques Dubochet is a retired Swiss biophysicist. He is a former researcher at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, and an honorary professor of biophysics at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.

  8. Franck Riboud

    Franck Riboud
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Franck Riboud is a French businessman. He served as the chairman of Danone.

  9. Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg

    Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1871-1955 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Ernst II was the last reigning duke of Saxe-Altenburg.

  10. André Borschberg

    André Borschberg
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    entrepreneuraircraft pilotengineer
    Biography

    André Borschberg FRSGS is a Swiss entrepreneur, explorer, pilot, and speaker. He is the co-founder of the Solar Impulse project, the first ever round-the-world solar flight, successfully completed in July 2016. During the Japan-to-Hawaii leg, André broke the world record for longest solo flight in an airplane of any kind: 117 hours and 52 minutes, breaking Steve Fossett's 2006 record. Before that, on 7 July 2010, André completed the first 24-hour solar-powered flight. The flight set records for the longest manned solar-powered flight and the greatest height reached by a manned solar aircraft.

  11. Metin Arditi

    Metin Arditi
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    patron of the artswriter
    Biography

    Metin Arditi, born 2 February 1945 in Ankara, is a French-speaking Swiss writer of Turkish Sephardi origin.

  12. Luigi Snozzi

    Luigi Snozzi
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1932-2020 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    architectteacher
    Biography

    Luigi Snozzi was a Swiss architect, born in Mendrisio, Ticino. He worked in Locarno and Lugano.

  13. Askar Zhumagaliyev

    Askar Zhumagaliyev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Asqar Quanyshuly Zhumaghaliyev is Kazakh politician. He was the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan from 29 August 2017 until the government was dismissed on 25 February 2019. Zhumagaliyev was the Deputy Minister for Investment and Development of Kazakhstan, chief executive officer of Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan's uranium mining company.

  14. Aurelio Galfetti

    Aurelio Galfetti
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1936-2021 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    architectuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Aurelio Galfetti was a Swiss architect.

  15. Daniel Borel

    Daniel Borel
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurengineercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Daniel Borel is a Swiss businessman and co-founder of technology firm Logitech.

  16. Stefan Kudelski

    Stefan Kudelski
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1929-2013 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    audio engineerindustrialist
    Biography

    Stefan Kudelski was a Polish audio engineer known for creating the Nagra series of professional audio recorders.

  17. Daniel Brélaz

    Daniel Brélaz
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politicianmathematician
    Biography

    Daniel Brélaz is a Swiss mathematician and politician, member of the Green Party of Switzerland and mayor of Lausanne between 2001 and 2016.

  18. Martin Vetterli

    Martin Vetterli
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
    1983-1986 graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    professorengineerresearchercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Martin Vetterli is the current president of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, succeeding Patrick Aebischer. He's a professor of engineering and was formerly the president of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

  19. Alain Fuchs

    Alain Fuchs
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
    Studied chemical engineering
    Occupations
    chemistprofesseur des universités
    Biography

    Alain Fuchs is a Swiss-born French Doctor of Science and chemistry Professor, specialized in molecular simulation. He is also university administrator. He served as the president of Chimie ParisTech - PSL from 2006 to 2010. He has served as the president of the French National Centre for Scientific Research from 2010 to 2017.' He became an Officer of the Legion of Honour in 2014.

  20. André Kudelski

    André Kudelski
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    André Kudelski is a Swiss engineer of a Polish descent, who is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Kudelski Group.

  21. Nadia Magnenat Thalmann

    Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    university teachercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Nadia Magnenat Thalmann is a computer graphics scientist and robotician and is the founder and head of MIRALab at the University of Geneva. She has chaired the Institute for Media Innovation at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 2009 to 2021.

  22. Sarclo

    Sarclo
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    singersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Michel de Senarclens better known first as Sarcloret then today Sarclo is a French-born Swiss singer.

  23. Luc Recordon

    Luc Recordon
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Luc Recordon is a Swiss politician. He is a member of the Green Party of Switzerland and represented Vaud in the Swiss National Council from 2003 to 2007 and in the Swiss Council of States from 2007 to 2015.

  24. Philippe Rahm

    Philippe Rahm
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Philippe Rahm Dipl. EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Switzerland 1993 is a principal architect in the office of Philippe Rahm architectes, based in Paris, France. His work, which extends the field of architecture from the physiological scale of the body to the climatic scale of the city has received an international audience in the context of sustainability.

  25. Raquel Urtasun

    Raquel Urtasun
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    academicartificial intelligence researcheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Raquel Urtasun is a Professor at the University of Toronto. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision in the Department of Computer Science. Urtasun uses artificial intelligence, particularly deep learning, to make vehicles and other machines perceive the world more accurately and efficiently. In May 2017, Uber hired her to lead a Toronto-based research team for the company's self-driving car program.

  26. Pablo Rodriguez

    Pablo Rodriguez
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Pablo Rodriguez is a Spanish computer scientist and researcher, who is best known for his research in the mid-2000s on peer-to-peer file sharing and user-generated content. After working for technology and communications companies AT&T and Microsoft Research, Rodriguez returned to Spain in 2006 to become the research director for telecommunications provider Telefónica. In 2010 took a position as an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York.

  27. Vincent Ducrot

    Vincent Ducrot
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    manager
    Biography

    Vincent Ducrot is a Swiss public transport executive. The electrical engineer specialised in information technology was the managing director of Transports publics Fribourgeois (TPF) from 2011 to 2020, before being named as the new CEO of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in December 2019. He took up the position on 1 April 2020. The engineer with expertise in project management spent most of his career (from 1993 to 2011) at SBB, before becoming its CEO in 2020.

  28. Andrew B. Lippman

    Andrew B. Lippman
    Occupations
    engineercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Andrew Benjamin Lippman is a senior research scientist at the MIT Media Lab as well as a Co-Director of various chairs at the institute. He has a more than thirty-year history at MIT. His work at the Media Lab has ranged from wearable computers to global digital television. Currently, he heads the Lab's Viral Communications group, which examines scalable, real-time networks whose capacity increases with the number of members.

  29. Alexandre Julliard

    Alexandre Julliard
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    programmersoftware developercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Alexandre Julliard is a computer programmer who is best known as the project leader for Wine, a compatibility layer to run Microsoft Windows programs on Unix-like operating systems.

  30. Reymond Clavel

    Reymond Clavel
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Reymond Clavel is director of the Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques 2 (LSRO2) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. He is one of the pioneers in the development of parallel robots, and the inventor of the notable Delta robot. His interest in research and his teaching are related mostly to robotics, micro-robotics and high precision mechanisms. His main domains of expertise are:

  31. Maximilian Busser

    Maximilian Busser
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Maximilian Büsser is a Swiss businessman and founder of the watch brand MB&F. Prior to his work at MB&F, he was the CEO of Harry Winston, Inc. Rare Timepieces (1998–2005) and worked at Jaeger-LeCoultre (1991–1998). Büsser has lived in Dubai since 2014.

  32. Hubert Girault

    Hubert Girault
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    chemistresearcher
    Biography

    Hubert Girault is a Swiss chemist and was professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (1992-2022). He was the director of the Laboratoire d'Electrochimie Physique et Analytique, with expertise in electrochemistry at soft interfaces, Lab-on-a-Chip techniques, bio-analytical chemistry and mass-spectrometry, artificial water splitting, CO2 reduction, and redox flow batteries.

  33. Tej Tadi

    Tej Tadi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    neuroscientist
    Biography

    Tej Tadi is a neuroscientist, engineer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of MindMaze, a company valued at over $1 billion, that is pioneering a computing platform capturing neural and ambient signatures based on intent.

  34. Minh Quang Tran

    Minh Quang Tran
    Born in
    Vietnam Flag Vietnam
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Minh-Quảng Trần is a professor at the EPFL.

  35. Ninoslav Marina

    Ninoslav Marina
    Born in
    North Macedonia Flag North Macedonia
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    university teacher
    Biography

    Ninoslav Marina is the Rector of the University of Information Science and Technology located in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.

  36. Nikolaus Correll

    Nikolaus Correll
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Nikolaus Correll is a roboticist and an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Department of Computer Science with courtesy appointments in the departments of Aerospace, Electrical and Materials Engineering. Nikolaus is the faculty director of the Interdisciplinary Research Theme on Multi-functional Materials at the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and the founder and CTO of Robotic Materials Inc.

  37. Murat Kunt

    Murat Kunt
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    university teacher
    Biography

    Murat Kunt is a Swiss scientist of Turkish origin. He is known for his research and teaching in the general area of digital signal processing and image and video processing in particular. He is the author of more than 240 publications, 15 books and 16 patents. He played a pioneering role in digital image and video compression. Among the 75 doctoral students he supervised, 20 are now university professors.

  38. Francesco Mondada

    Francesco Mondada
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    researcherengineer
    Biography

    Francesco Mondada is a Swiss professor in artificial intelligence and robotics. He got a Master's degree in Microengineering at the EPFL in 1991 and a Ph.D. degree in 1997. He is one of the creators of the Khepera and directed the design of the S-bot, the e-puck, the marXbot and the Thymio mobile robots. Together, these robots are mentioned in more than 9000 research articles. In particular the Khepera robot is a milestone in the field of bio-inspired and evolutionary robotics.

  39. Aymeric Sallin

    Aymeric Sallin
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Aymeric Sallin is the founder and CEO of NanoDimension, a nanotechnology-focused venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley and Switzerland.

  40. Jean-Luc Sandoz

    Jean-Luc Sandoz
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    docentengineer
    Biography

    Jean-Luc Sandoz is a French-Swiss engineer and an expert in wood construction. He is the founder of several companies in the field of engineering, industrialization, construction and expertise, all related to wood. Formerly, he was a professor and lecturer at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).

  41. Olivier Zuchuat

    Olivier Zuchuat
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Olivier Zuchuat is a Swiss film director. Born in 1969 in Geneva. After studying theoretical physics at EPFL and Trinity College and literature he became a teaching assistant at the University of Lausanne. He directed several theatrical productions of works by Bertolt Brecht and Heiner Müller and also worked as assistant with the German theater director Matthias Langhoff (Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers). Since 2001, he dedicates himself mainly with cinema. Since 2006, he has been teaching film studies at the Université de Paris-Est Marne la Vallée and at LA FEMIS Cinema School (Paris).

  42. Christophe Caloz

    Christophe Caloz
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    researcherengineer
    Biography

    Christophe Caloz is a researcher and professor of electrical engineering and physics at École Polytechnique de Montréal. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he received a Diploma of electrical engineering in telecommunications in 1995 and a Ph.D in electromagnetics (photonic crystals) in 2000. From 2001 to 2004, he was a Postdoctoral Research Engineer at the Microwave Electronics Laboratory of University of California at Los Angeles, before joining the École Polytechnique de Montréal as the Canada Research Chair in radio-frequency metamaterials.

  43. Charles Kleiber

    Charles Kleiber
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    officialarchitect
    Biography

    Charles Kleiber is a former Swiss state secretary.

  44. Valentine Python

    Valentine Python
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Enrolled in Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
    In 2010 graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Valentine Python is a Swiss climatologist and a member in the National Council of Switzerland of the Green Party of Switzerland (GPS)

  45. Sabine Hauert

    Sabine Hauert
    Enrolled in Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    roboticist
    Biography

    Sabine Hauert is an Associate Professor in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the University of Bristol where her research investigates swarm robotics. Previously she worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.

  46. Lambert Sonna Momo

    Lambert Sonna Momo
    Born in
    Cameroon Flag Cameroon
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    expertentrepreneurinventorresearcher
    Biography

    Lambert Sonna Momo is a Swiss computer scientist of Cameroonian origin. He is known for his work in electronic identification and authentication through biometrics.

  47. Bertrand Cardis

    Bertrand Cardis
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Bertrand Cardis is a Swiss sailor. He competed in the Flying Dutchman event at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

  48. Georges Meylan

    Georges Meylan
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    astrophysicist
    Biography

    Georges Meylan is a Swiss astronomer, born on July 31, 1950 in Lausanne, Switzerland. He was the first director of the Laboratory of Astrophysics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, and now a professor emeritus of astrophysics and cosmology at EPFL. He is still active in both research and teaching.

  49. Carolina Odman

    Carolina Odman
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    researcherscience communicator
    Biography

    Carolina Ödman-Govender is a professor of astrophysics at the University of the Western Cape. She was awarded the 2018 International Astronomical Union Special Executive Committee Award for Astronomy Outreach, Development and Education.

  50. Otonye Iworima

    Otonye Iworima
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Otonye Iworima is a Nigerian long and triple jumper. She attended Queens College Lagos for her secondary education and University of Nsukka for her undergraduate studies where she bagged a second class upper in Applied Art. She also attended International Academy of Sport Science & Technology in Lausanne Switzerland.

  51. Karin Schnass

    Karin Schnass
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
    Graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    mathematiciancomputer scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Karin Schnass is an Austrian mathematician and computer scientist known for her research on sparse dictionary learning. She is a professor of mathematics at the University of Innsbruck.

  52. Jean-Louis Scartezzini

    Jean-Louis Scartezzini
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Jean-Louis Scartezzini is a Swiss building physicist specialized in day lighting and solar buildings. He is a professor of physics at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and the head of the Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory.