Vice President for Research
Andreas Mortensen holds an engineering degree from the Ecole des Mines de Paris and a PhD in materials engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he also taught for ten years, initially as assistant professor and later as associate professor and eventually full professor. He joined EPFL in 1997 as a full professor in the Materials Department, where he heads the Laboratory of Mechanical Metallurgy (LMM). His research focuses on metallic structural materials, including their development, microstructure and mechanical behavior. Professor Mortensen was appointed Vice Provost for Research in 2015; he also served as dean of EPFL’s Doctoral School and director of the Materials Institute.