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 - Feb 14
Materials Science
Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, Empa specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials. The colourless additive, which can be easily mixed with coatings and cellulose materials, opens up new applications for wood processing companies.
Materials Science - Feb 14
Materials Science

Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, Empa specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials.

Materials Science - Feb 7
Materials Science

Graphene is considered one of the most interesting and versatile materials of our time. The application possibilities inspire both research and industry.

Innovation - Feb 4

Innovations are the driving force behind the Swiss economy. But how does an idea become an innovation, a real market success' Too many ideas from research laboratories fall by the wayside on their path to industrial implementation.

Environment - Feb 12
Environment

Interdisciplinary, interconnected and oriented towards a sustainable future: These words describe Kristina Orehounig just as aptly as they describe the Empa laboratory "Urban Energy Systems", which she is heading since February 2018.

Environment - Feb 6
Environment

At the beginning of the 1930s, when European countries were sealing themselves off, Switzerland opened the internationally oriented Jungfraujoch research station.

Environment - Feb 1

A sustainable alternative to the fossil-based, energy-intensive production of fuels and basic products of the chemical industry, based solely on solar energy and universally available resources: This is the ambitious goal of a consortium of 20 European partners from science, research and industry, including Empa as the only Swiss organisation.




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