It is with deep sorrow that we have to announce that Ms. Jacqueline C. Schindler, President of the Foundation, passed away during the summer of 2021.The Foundation Council will do its utmost to ensure that all ongoing projects receiving support from the Foundation be supported up to their conclusion; decisions concerning the future will be reached by the Foundation Council at its next meeting.

ZKS/MINIARE fellow Flavia Fiorillo continues at the MINIARE project for another year


Zeno Karl Schindler/MINIARE Fellow appointed

The MINIARE team is happy to announce the appointment of Miss Flavia Fiorillo as the Zeno Karl Schindler/MINIARE Fellow for the year 2020.

Flavia holds a Master’s degree in Science for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage from the University of Bologna (Italy) and is just about to complete a PhD in Studies for Cultural Heritage at the same institution. As part of her doctoral research, in 2018 she spent four months as a visiting scholar at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, undertaking scientific characterisation of 16th- and 17th-century English portrait miniatures. She has also previously been an intern in the Ion Beam Physics Lab at ETH Zurich and in the Department of Physics and Surface Science at the University of Liverpool. During the past fifteen years, Flavia has gained significant experience in the scientific analysis of painted artworks, dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries. We very much look forward to making good use of her skills here at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

The Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation supports, encourages and develops top research in the fields of engineering and environmental sciences as well as of all medieval disciplines. This is the fifth time that the Foundation is supporting the MINIARE project by sponsoring a joint Fellowship for early career researchers.

The ZKS/EPFL Award 2020 goes to Francois Xavier Thibault Passelègue for his research project «The nature of fluid induced earthquakes»

François Xavier Thibault Passelègue

We, the ZKS Foundation Board, represented by Jacqueline C. Schindler, president, sincerely congratulate François Passelègue for his outstanding achievement and wish him many more in the Laboratory of Experimental Rock Mechanics LEMR , anywhere else and in general.

Unfortunately, due to new Swiss Covid-19 regulations, the ceremony for the EPFL Research Awards has been cancelled and cannot take place on October 29, 2020, as foreseen. We all hope the ceremony will take place at another date.

Meanwhile please find some links for this important project here, one is an article in SWISSINFO, the other in EPFL News:

Here are also two links to the awardee François Passelègue: