EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology   link
Location: Dübendorf, Thun, St.Gallen
Überland Str. 129, 8600 Dübendorf
Feuerwerkerstrasse 39, 3603 Thun
Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014 St. Gallen

Discipline: Materials Science
Affiliation: ETH Board

Empa is a materials science and technology research institution. It belongs to the ETH domain and as such is an important element in education, science and innovation in Switzerland. It specializes in applications, focused research and development, and provides high-level services in the field of sustainable materials science and technology. Its core tasks are innovative collaboration with industry and public institutions, ensuring the safety of people and the environment, knowledge propagation and university-level teaching.

Materials Science - Innovation - May 12
Materials Science - Innovation
Empa's Annual Report 2020 leads you on a gripping journey through the world of research and innovation; you may be surprised at how broad the term "applied research" is defined at Empa. Last year, hardly anything went as planned - and certainly nothing stayed the same: Right at the beginning Corona challenged us and kept us on our toes throughout the rest of the year.
Materials Science - Economics - May 12
Materials Science - Economics

The Federal Council confirmed Empa CEO Gian-Luca Bona in office. Bona has been re-elected for a fourth term from 1 September 2021 to 31 May 2022.

Environment - Life Sciences - May 4
Environment - Life Sciences

The images leave no one cold: giant vortices of floating plastic trash in the world's oceans with sometimes devastating consequences for their inhabitants - the sobering legacy of our modern lifestyle.

Innovation - Apr 21

The national innovation platform Switzerland Innovation is expanding in Eastern Switzerland with its latest addition, the Innovation Park East.

Innovation - Economics - Apr 20
Innovation - Economics

Since 15 April, it is official: The Technology Transfer Center for 3D Printing in Medical Technology - Swiss m4m Center, in short - meets the requirements of ISO standard 13485:2016; it is thus allowed to produce implants and instruments for human patients.

Materials Science - Apr 13
Materials Science

At NEST, the research and innovation platform of Empa and Eawag, the new Sprint unit is currently under construction - an office unit built largely from recycled materials.

Health - Economics - May 7
Health - Economics

Since February 2021, the canton of Grisons is using saliva-based PCR mass testing within its mobile workforce as a potential means to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce infection rates.

Environment - Innovation - May 4
Environment - Innovation

On Wednesday, 5 May, the expansion of the Empa and Eawag research campus in Dübendorf began with a ground-breaking ceremony for a new laboratory building.

Innovation - Economics - Apr 21
Innovation - Economics

The NEST partner network is growing rapidly. Its latest member: Saint-Gobain Switzerland. The company will initially equip two units, Sprint and HiLo, with glazing that covers a broad spectrum - from high-tech to re-use.

Environment - Materials Science - Apr 15
Environment - Materials Science

Empa researchers have analyzed the entire material and energy flows of the Swiss economy. Their final report now provides important data and comparisons.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - Apr 8
Computer Science - Microtechnics

Artificial intelligence (AI) is nowadays considered a fundamental asset for developing products and technologies across industries, giving companies who master it a competitive edge.

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