Deciphering cloud nucleation

Particle growth in the atmosphere

May 25, 2016 |

An international team of researchers led by the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and with the participation of researchers from Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, h...

NEST inauguration with the Swiss President

Building of the future up and running

May 20, 2016 | A unique research and innovation platform has opened its doors: on 23 May 2016, the modular experimental building NEST was inaugurated on the Dübendorf campus of the two research institutes Empa and Eawag. Its official goal: to accelerate the innovat...
Distinguished Senior Researcher

Three of a kind

May 13, 2016 | Two researchers at Empa have already been appointed Distinguished Senior Researchers but, as the saying goes, all good things come in threes. As of 1 May, this title now also applies to Barbara Lothenbach.

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Special focus on NEST
NEST is a living lab aimed at accelerating the innovation process in the building and energy sector. More than 90 partners from research, industry and the public sector will be joining forces at NEST to develop sustainable technologies, materials and systems, and test them under real conditions. The latest issue of EmpaQuarterly is focused entirely on that prestigious project.

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