Multiphysics Hub @ Empa

Empa's Multiphysics Hub aims to support computational modelers to boost excellence in modeling and simulation and to speed up the modeling workflow. We do this by facilitating software access at an institutional level and by fostering interaction between researchers.

To this end, we make multiphysics software (COMSOL, ANSYS, ABAQUS, ...) accessible for each employee or academic guest at Empa. We also provide best practice guidelines and coaching in multiphysics simulations. At the same time we organize events, such as technical workshops and Topical Days.

Upcoming events
  • Empa's Simulation and Sensing Day 2021 (December 2021, To be announced)
  • Empa Hackathon EmpaHack 2022 (March 2022, To be announced)


Past events

Intranet section

Here you can find the information for Empa users:


The Multiphysics Hub was founded in January 2017. The Hub currently consists of over 80 members from 25 Empa labs. The User Group currently consists of three sister groups namely, COMSOL, ANSYS, and ABAQUS usee groups. The Multiphysics Hub organizes different projects and events which are briefly explained below: 


Multiphysics channel: Multiphysics channel provides short webinar-style videos from modelers for modelers at different levels. This platform gives the opportunity to pimp your simulations with practical tips and showcases. (Project manager: Donato Rubinetti)

Virtual lab: Coming soon...(Project manager: Daniel Onwude)

Coaching and contact hours: It is an opportunity to discuss your research with simulation experts at Empa. If you have a larger project or publication on which you want a sparring partner to boost excellence and speed up your modeling and simulation workflow, we could also be of help. (Project manager: Chandrima Shrivastava)