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 - Dec 14
Materials Science
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Maksym Kovalenko an ERC Consolidator Grant 2018. His application convinced the jury to give him the opportunity to tackle an ambitious new research topic in the field of highly luminescent, molecular solid-state based compounds, together with his team at Empa and ETH Zurich.
Academic Rankings - Dec 11

Two Empa scientists are on this year's list of "Highly Cited Researchers". The publications of Bernd Nowack and Maksym Kovalenko are among the top-1% most highly cited papers worldwide.

Computer Science - Nov 20
Computer Science

Industry representatives met at Empa's Thun campus last week to get information on the latest high-tech trends in industrial coatings.

Physics - Nov 7
Physics

Excited photo-emitters can cooperate and radiate simultaneously, a phenomenon called superfluorescence.

Materials Science - Dec 3
Materials Science

The new "NEST Aerial Robotics Hub" of Empa and Imperial College London is all about autonomous, soft-material drones.

Computer Science - Nov 16
Computer Science

The Swiss sportswear manufacturer KJUS presented the world's first ski jacket with an integrated electronic user-controlled membrane on November 15.

Earth Sciences - Nov 6
Earth Sciences

35,000 tons of undeclared carbon tetrachloride (CCl 4 ) are released into our atmosphere every year - although applications in which this substance is released into the environment have been officially banned by the Montreal Protocol since 2010.




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