EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf
EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology   link
Location: Dübendorf, Thun, St.Gallen
Discipline: Materials Science
Affiliation: Conseil des EPF / ETH Rat

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 - Nov 21
Materials Science
Whether for sports, at work or in the living room - depending on activity and environment, our clothing has to meet different demands. Empa scientists have developed a model that predicts how well a given garment will keep us warm. The crucial factor is the air cushion between our body and the outermost layer of clothing.
Academic Rankings - Materials Science - Nov 20
Academic Rankings - Materials Science

Empa researchers Bernd Nowack and Maksym Kovalenko are among the most cited in the world.

Environment - Nov 14

The tread on the tyre is worn out, new tyres are needed. Everyday life for many drivers. But where do these lost centimetres of tyre tread "disappear" to? As micro-rubbers, they mainly end up in soil and water and, to a small extent, in the air.

Physics - Oct 28

Hydrogen is considered a promising solution for mobility without fossil fuels. What is still missing, however, is a nation-wide network of fueling stations.

Materials Science - Health - Oct 24
Materials Science - Health

The first national competence centre for translational medicine and entrepreneurship has opened in Bern.

Materials Science - Nov 19
Materials Science

Empa scientist Mark Schubert and his team would like to use the many opportunities offered by machine learning for wood technology applications.

Materials Science - History - Nov 13
Materials Science - History

In autumn 2017, the archaeological service of the Canton of Berne was amazed when two private individuals delivered a crusted lump of metal.

Physics - Materials Science - Oct 25
Physics - Materials Science

Empa recently founded the NMJ Association together with partner institutions from Japan, Canada, China, the USA and Germany.

Social Sciences - Oct 17
Social Sciences

The NEST research and innovation building of Empa and Eawag is a new member of the European Network of Living Labs.

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