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.

Materials Science - Jul 17
Materials Science
Empa researcher Lorenz Hilty is a new member of the University Council of the University of Constance. He was elected by the University Senate and appointed by the Ministry of Science of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
Electroengineering - Health - Jul 8
Electroengineering - Health

To harvest wind energy, you don't necessarily need rotors on steel masts - light kites on thin ropes can do the same.

Health - Materials Science - Jul 8
Health - Materials Science

Biofilms are enormously resistant accumulations of germs, which can cause serious problems, especially in hospitals.

Materials Science - Health - Jul 8

The human heart still poses great challenges to modern medicine. More than ten million people in Europe suffer from heart failure, and quite a few of them need a donor organ. Artificial heart pumps are used to bridge the waiting time, but complications are not uncommon.

Health - Pharmacology - Jul 8

A herniated disc is painful - and the most frequent cause of spinal surgery. But is the selected treatment always the right one? New research results show that the clinical criteria - the comparison of two static images - are often not sufficient to make the best decision for the patient.

Materials Science - Transport - Jul 8

The number of registrations of electric cars is rising sharply. But where to put old batteries' The association of Swiss car importers, "auto-schweiz", is striving for a recycling solution for the entire industry.

Health - Materials Science - Jul 8

Can analytical methods from materials science help us better understand human bones' A research team at Empa in Thun is pursuing precisely this approach. Osteoporosis is a wide­spread disease. Every third woman and every fifth man are affected by bone loss with ad­vanc­ing age.

Environment - Materials Science - Jul 8
Environment - Materials Science

A new Empa study shows how much work still lies ahead of us if Switzerland is to do without fossil fuels in the future.

Materials Science - Health - Jul 8
Materials Science - Health

Physiological parameters in our blood can be determined without painful punctures. Empa researchers are currently working with a Canadian team to develop flexible, biocompatible nanocellulose sensors that can be attached to the skin.

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