New conductivity mechanism of ions discovered

How protons move through a fuel cell

Jun 21, 2017 | Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ions in crystals – a key...
Research platform “ehub”

Energy revolution underground

Jun 20, 2017 | How can we organize energy supply in the post-fossil era? How can energy be stored efficiently? And how can we organize distribution as economically and conveniently as possible? Empa’s research platform “ehub” is searching for answers to these quest...
Tours for the public

Traveling exhibition in NEST

Jun 15, 2017 | In March 2017, NEST received an award from the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) as part of "Umsicht – Regards – Sguardi 2017". From June 20 to July 6, 2017, the traveling exhibition will be in the NEST atrium, including all works that ...

Latest issue out now!

Daily driving is stretching the exhaust gas cleaning in diesel and gasoline cars to its limits. Until now, the law has turned a blind eye precisely here and relied on unrealistic tests on test rigs to set limits and classify cars. But what really comes out the rear end? Empa has been on the case.

Our bimonthly newsletter helps you keep abreast of current R&D projects and reports on new technologies and innovations from our labs.


Whether it be a bilateral collaboration on a specific research project, as partner in a multi-institutional network or consortium, through our high-end technical and analytical services, a research mandate or in a strategic partnership – there are numerous different ways and possibilities to cooperate with Empa.

All of them, however, have the same goal: to transform the latest findings from research into marketable innovations – in close cooperation with our partners from industry.

Feel free to get in touch with us and we will find a cooperation modell that «fits the bill».


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.