EMPA, materials science and technology research institution

EMPA, materials science and technology research institution
Dübendorf, Thun, St.Gallen
EMPA, materials science and technology research institution  
Location: Dübendorf, Thun, St.Gallen
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.

Innovation - Sep 24
Anyone who spends most of their day indoors knows the importance of a comfortable atmosphere to work and live in. Researchers from EPFL's Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory are searching for ways to maximize the energy gain from a building's envelope while also optimizing interior comfort in an environmentally friendly way.
Medicine - Sep 10

If drugs are to enter the body painlessly and efficiently, they can be administered via skin patches.

Computer Science - Aug 29
Computer Science

Welding, printing, crushing concrete - an Empa team monitors noisy processes with the help of artificial intelligence.

Life Sciences - Aug 15
Life Sciences

For the replacement of animal testing with alternatives in medical rsearch, complex microtissues need to be cultivated.

Transport - Sep 6

Empa scientists are saving iron bridges from the 19th century from collapse. Carbon fiber plasters are strengthening the crumbling structures.

Physics - Aug 22

Reactive nano-multilayers are considered to be a revolution in joining technology. They are envisaged for joining heat-sensitive materials that would otherwise be damaged or even destroyed upon conventional soldering.

Physics - Aug 9

Researchers have achieved a breakthrough that could in future be used for precise nanotransistors or - in the distant future - possibly even quantum computers.

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