New portraits added to the “Women in Materials” artwork at EPFL

This was published on May 5, 2023

The installation, on display since 2018 in the entry hall of the Institute of Materials (IMX), has been expanded and updated with the addition of two more faculty members, and now showcases twelve EPFL professors active in the field of materials science.

by Nicola Nosengo, NCCR MARVEL

The "Women in Materials" artwork, on display in the entry hall of building MX on the EPFL campus.

The artwork presents female EPFL professors active in the field of materials science, depicted in a style reminiscent of 1960s posters, with a single word (or, in one case, formula) representing their main research focus. The goal is to celebrate their contributions while at the same time providing role models for young students in the field.

The project subsequently inspired  the series Female Leadership in Science, created by EPFL for its 50th anniversary in 2019, and based on the same concept and visual style. 

The new version of the artwork adds the  portraits of the recently-appointed Professor Marianne Liebi and Professor Tiffany Abitbol, now displayed together with those of Professor Esther Amstad, Professor Maartje Bastings, Professor Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, Professor Cécile Hébert, Professor Véronique Michaud, Professor Sylvie Roke, Professor Karen Scrivener, Professor Emeritus Nava Setter, Professor Vasiliki Tileli and Professor Helena van Swygenhoven. 

Stay in touch with the MARVEL project

Low-volume newsletters, targeted to the scientific and industrial communities.

Subscribe to our newsletter