Earth and Environment
There is a high level of interest in small forms of housing among the Swiss population. However, there are clear differences between those who already live or have lived in such a form of housing and those who can imagine doing so in principle. These are the findings of a study conducted by Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Geophysicists at ETH Zurich have shown that every single wave of a magnitude 3.9 earthquake registers in the noise suppression system of fibre-optic networks. This method can be used to set up close-meshed earthquake and tsunami early warning systems at low cost.
A team of experts from EPFL, ETH Zurich and a Geneva-based architecture firm has developed a new type of non-reinforced concrete made from stone offcuts. Their method, which reduces the use of carbon-intensive cement-based binders, draws on ancient techniques uncovered in historical archives.
Global warming is causing extensive changes to peatland vegetation in Europe and Western Siberia, with consequences for soil composition and the peatlands' ability to sequester carbon. An EPFL-led study has examined the mechanisms behind these complex processes.
Professor / Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Sustainable Structures ETH Zürich
Faculty Position in Water and Wastewater Chemistry EPFL, Lausanne
Faculty Position in Urban and Territorial Information Systems EPFL, Lausanne
Links - Environment
Travelogue Greenland, part 2
What roads would have to look like for more e-bikes than cars
Travelogue Greenland, part 1
An advocate of public space
A summer of intense field-work for the GreenFjord
GreenFjord project the focus of researchers' efforts over the summer
STEP2: A new NEST unit is taking shape
New, sustainable structures installed at three iconic sites in Geneva
CO2 out of thin air
Collecting Plastic Waste in Pristine Bays
Enriching partnership for research and innovation
Partnership for research and innovation
Scientifica 23: What holds the world together