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  
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.

Environment - Microtechnics - Sep 12
Environment - Microtechnics
A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a propelling gas and launch itself from the water's surface. The robot had been developed by researchers at Imperial College London. It can travel 26 meters through the air after take-off and could be used to collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments, such as during flooding or when monitoring ocean pollution, report the team lead by Mirko Kovac, who also heads the joint "Materials and Technology Center of Robotics" at Empa, in the latest issue of "Science Robotics".
Transport - Physics - Sep 10
Transport - Physics

Approach and landing are among the most complex phases of a flight.

Health - Materials Science - Aug 30

How can the latest findings from materials science be used in medical practice to develop innovative diagnostic and therapeutic concepts' Empa researchers, physicians from the Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen (KSSG) and scientists from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) will provide answers to these questions.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - Aug 8
Computer Science - Microtechnics

Over the next three years, researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Cambridge, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI-Paris) and E

Environment - Jul 24

Empa and the Korean Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) are committed to working together for a sustainable and networked society.

Transport - Environment - Sep 2

Automated vehicles have the potential to make road traffic safer, more efficient and more comfortable. Lexus and Empa recently joined forces to improve sensor technology for automated vehicles. There is great interest in automated vehicles, but many technical and non-technical questions remain to be solved.

Innovation - Environment - Aug 19
Innovation - Environment

Internal combustion engines require valves to aspirate and discharge gases. Engine designers require a high degree of flexibility to improve efficiency, reduce pollutants and optimize the use of renewable fuels.

Materials Science - Jul 29
Materials Science

The managing directors of one of the world's largest laser technology manufacturers visited Empa in Thun recently.

Mechanical Engineering - Jul 22
Mechanical Engineering

At yesterday's Hyperloop Competition in Los Angeles, the Swissloop pod achieved a top speed of 252 km/h.

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