Better safe than sorry

Decontamination of Josefwiese due to elevated dioxin levels

Jan 31, 2023 | Empa researchers have analyzed soil samples from the Josefwiese on behalf of the city of Zurich and detected elevated dioxin levels. Although the levels are still well below the decontamination limit, the city has decided to clean up the site to prot...
Financial support for Empa research project

Plant-based insulation materials as CO2 sinks?

Jan 27, 2023 | Empa researchers want to develop a novel type of insulating material from plant-based raw materials or waste products that can permanently bind the CO2 it contains by means of a special heat treatment – and thus act as a CO2 sink. What's more, once t...
Award for dissertations

Empa researchers to receive ETH Medal

Jan 23, 2023 | Each year, ETH Zurich awards the ETH Medal to a small number of doctoral students whose dissertations were considered particularly outstanding. This year, two Empa researchers received the award.


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Materials & Technology

for a Sustainable Future

Empa conducts cutting-edge materials and technology research, generating interdisciplinary solutions to major challenges faced by industry, and creates the necessary scientific basis to ensure that our society develops in a sustainable manner. As part of the ETH Domain, Empa is committed to excellence in all its activities.