On to a third term!

Reappointment of Gian-Luca Bona

Feb 22, 2017 | Upon application of the ETH Board, on 22 February 2017 the Federal Council reappointed Empa CEO Gian-Luca Bona for another four year-period. His third term of office will start on 1 September 2017.
Putting the spotlight on Swiss clean technologies

2nd edition of the Swiss Cleantech Report

Feb 22, 2017 | Six years after it first appeared, the second edition of the Swiss Cleantech Report was unveiled today at a press conference in Zurich. It highlights Switzerland’s USPs in the field of cleantech, and presents a wide range of technologies, products an...
Empa-PSU team studies mobility of single molecule

Measuring entropy

Feb 14, 2017 | A scanning tunneling microscope (STM), used to study changes in the shape of a single molecule at the atomic scale, impacts the ability of that molecule to make these changes; the entropy of the molecule is changed and, in turn, can be measured. The ...

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