University of Constance appoints Lorenz Hilty as University Councillor

New office for Empa researchers

Jul 17, 2019 | Empa researcher Lorenz Hilty is a new member of the University Council of the University of Constance. He was elected by the University Senate and appointed by the Ministry of Science of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
Fighting unwanted biofilms

The world's most successful flat share

Jul 16, 2019 | Biofilms are enormously resistant accumulations of germs, which can cause serious problems, especially in hospitals. Like a single large creature, they can spread within wounds or colonize implants or biomedical products. With novel materials and sur...
Empa study on plastic pollution in Switzerland

5000 tons of plastic released into the environment every year

Jul 12, 2019 | Plastic should not be found in the environment. In order to estimate for the first time the exact extent of plastic pollution in Switzerland, the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) has mandated Empa researchers to calculate how much plastic ge...

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