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Laboratory for Multiscale Studies in Building Physics

Dominique Derome new Head of Laboratory

Mar 28, 2017 | On 1 April 2017, Dominique Derome will become the new Head of the Laboratory for Multiscale Studies in Building Physics. She takes over from Jan Carmeliet, who wants to focus more on his research in the area of urban physics at Empa and on his profes...
Award-winning NEST

NEST receives SIA Umsicht award

Mar 23, 2017 | On 22 March 2017 the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) awarded NEST a prize as part of its "Umsicht – Regards – Sguardi 2017" awards. The modular research and innovation building created by Empa and Eawag was acknowledged as providing a...
"Camouflage" sensor monitors fruit cargo

Travels with apples

Mar 22, 2017 | On the long journey from the fruit plantation to the retailer's shelf, fruits can quickly perish. In particular, the refrigeration inside the cargo containers is not always guaranteed and existing methods for measuring the temperature are not suffici...

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