About Us

Initiated in 2009, the Transportation Center of the EPFL (TRACE) is an interdisciplinary center attached to the VPI. Its primary mission is to become the interface between EPFL and the outside world for all topics related to transport and mobility of people and goods.

Bringing together close to 40 member laboratories and thus relying on a combined workforce of more than 560 topnotch researchers, the Transportation Center is able to provide a wide range of competences and expertise to address the increasingly complex challenges associated with the mobility of people and goods.

The transport sector is of a deeply transversal nature, and therefore gathers actors from a broad range of disciplines. In addition to developing a multidisciplinary research of high caliber in order to bring added-value solutions to societal problems, TRACE aims to strengthen the visibility of transport research at EPFL and bring out the added-value of existing and new synergies from the joining of very diverse core competences distributed across a wide range of laboratories throughout the different schools.