The award has been created upon request of Mr Gilbert Hausmann on 14 August 2012 and rewards two graduates, one having completed an EPFL project of Master and one PhD student having completed an EPFL PhD thesis in the field of mechanical engineering, electricity or physics. The three prize-winning projects should stand out through their excellence, particularly in terms of originality and the prospects, which they open.
Regarding the application for the prize by a PhD student, the thesis supervisor submits to the Research Office, within the agreed deadline, a copy of the thesis dissertation, the author’s CV, the list of publications, the most significant publications and a recommendation letter by the thesis supervisor (see webpage)
This prize rewards a project of master or scientific publication, which is outstanding by its creativity, innovation or originality in the field of mechatronics (sensors, actuators, control or movement) where the practical application is emphasized. Sections which are not concerned are not excluded.