Empa Quarterly 2019

What are the hot topics in research and technology? What is Empa’s role in all of this? How are inventions from the lab turned into innovations that succeed in the market? Empa Quarterly (formerly known as EmpaNews), our magazine for research and innovation, provides answers to these questions with interviews, portraits and exciting reports from our labs.
# 65 / July 2019 / Focus: Health made to measure

When it comes to the word medicine, only a few people think of "materials". But you can read in the latest issue of EmpaQuarterly how much modern medicine depends on innovative materials. Read the latest EmpaQuarterly online or download the pdf-version.

# 64 / May 2019 / Focus: Digitalization

The digitization of all walks of life is unleashing terrific dynamics. Find out in this issue how Empa helps our society prepare for the future. Read the latest EmpaQuarterly online or download the pdf-version.

# 63 / January 2019 / Focus: Natural resources from Switzerland

For some time now, extremely precious raw materials have been lying dormant in our cities rather than underground. How can we mine them successfully? We could recover indium, neodymium and gold from the piles of domestic e-waste like our discarded smartphones and other gadgets. We could toughen up old buildings with memory steel for new uses. We could produce cartilage implants made of cellulose and insulating materials made of recycled paper for timber houses. We could store summer heat and use it on cold winter’s days. The latest issue of EmpaQuarterly presents some of these resource-saving approaches and the resourceful researchers behind them.